Patricia Duff

Snow Queen redux| Theatrical ballet returns after 16 years as a gift to Langley

One of the main thrusts of “The Snow Queen” is about what one friend will do for another.


Two old friends share long wait for kidney transplant

FREELAND — You’re never too old for a kidney. That’s what doctors told Freeland resident Ivan Little when he went from being fit all of his life to suffering from kidney failure in the fall of last year.


Freeland’s Enso House needs a new roof: buy a birdhouse!

A local hospice needs a roof, and volunteers will hold a birdhouse auction to help the cause.


Forty and still fabulous at Moonraker Books in Langley

LANGLEY — Moonraker Books in Langley sails into its 40th year this weekend as owner Josh Hauser continues to navigate the waves of fortune.

Explore the cultural wonders of Japan in Langley

From sushi to shakuhachi, the art, tastes and sounds of Japan come to Langley next week.

South Whidbey robotics team member heads to Florida | KUDOS

After a disappointing finish at the regional robotics competition, South Whidbey’s Team Atlantis, Inc. robotics team member Hannah McConnaughey will compete at the international level, after all.

Bird in Hand event comes to Greenbank Farm

Reach out and touch a bird, or 100. And meet “Zeb” the hawk, too.

Evans directs ‘Frost/Nixon’ at WICA

It was 1977, and a moment in which “Tricky Dick” was not as tricky as he needed to be.

Whidbey Island native Chapin shortlisted for prestigious London gallery art award | KUDOS

Artist Aleah Chapin has been short-listed for the BP Portrait Award 2012 in London, one of the world’s most prestigious art prizes.

Support is needed if art is to remain in Whidbey Island schools

Whidbey Festival of the Arts is Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.

Take a walk on the wild side at Whidbey Island’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat Fair

Whidbey has made it to the wild side. The island joins 13 other communities in Washington to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Whidbey Island is number 57 on the list of certified Community Wildlife Habitats in the country.

Memories of a 100-year-old vet: 4-H youths tell Savy Savinelli’s story of WWII

FREELAND — In 1941, while President Franklin D. Roosevelt was initiating a full scale support of China in its war with Japan, 29-year-old Achilles “Savy” Savinelli was trying to find a direction in life.

Freeland writer wins scholarship to Fishtrap | KUDOS

Freeland resident Annie Thoe realized it was time to take some risks, and it paid off.

Freeland wine shop owners celebrate ten years

FREELAND — Walk into Vino Amore wine shop and expect a warm hello from Koa.

Carving the spirit world out of wood at a Langley gallery

Head down to Langley for a brush with the spirits.

All grown up and taking a final bow with ‘The Taffetas’

Vintage pop. You know you want some. Rick Lewis knew it, too, when he created the off-Broadway hit “The Taffetas.”

Whidbey Island artist-in-residence program has everything but money

Local artist Faye Castle walked into the classroom and stacked up her sketchbooks in front of the students who were gathered around her on the floor.

Whidbey authors publish two guides, one for the inkbrush, one to mark life’s special moments

The weather is a lot more bearable when it’s not the main topic of conversation at a gathering.

Rob Schouten Gallery celebrates four years at Greenbank Farm

The Rob Schouten Gallery has its fourth anniversary this month and to celebrate, it honors the season of rebirth and renewal.

Hammer in the morning, hammer in the afternoon, hammer for love on South Whidbey

It was Pete Seeger who said it best when he sang: If I had a hammer ...