Patricia Duff

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre company member Madyson Hunter as the Reindeer.

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.

 

Lloyd Furman and Ivan Little take a moment for a photo in Freeland. The longtime friends from South Whidbey both are on a kidney donation waiting list.

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.

 

Jim and Jo Shelver have created more than a dozen  different bird houses and bird feeders for a birdhouse auction to help pay for a new roof for Enso House

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.

 

Josh Hauser stands in front of the children’s book section at Moonraker Books in Langley. Hauser started the bookstore 40 years ago this month with her husband Glenn Hauser

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.

Josh Hauser stands in front of the children’s book section at Moonraker Books in Langley. Hauser started the bookstore 40 years ago this month with her husband Glenn Hauser
Flautist Yasuko Honjo Harris will be play Shinbue (transverse bamboo flute) at the “Riches of Japan” cultural event at the Northwest Language Academy Cultural Center in Langley Saturday

Explore the cultural wonders of Japan in Langley

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

Flautist Yasuko Honjo Harris will be play Shinbue (transverse bamboo flute) at the “Riches of Japan” cultural event at the Northwest Language Academy Cultural Center in Langley Saturday
Hannah McConnaughey will travel to Florida this month for a robotics international competition.

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.

Hannah McConnaughey will travel to Florida this month for a robotics international competition.
Whidbey Audubon Society volunteer Kelly Zupich works on a bird specimen in taxidermist Matt Klope’s Oak Harbor studio for the Bird in Hand exhibit at Greenbank Farm.

Bird in Hand event comes to Greenbank Farm

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

Whidbey Audubon Society volunteer Kelly Zupich works on a bird specimen in taxidermist Matt Klope’s Oak Harbor studio for the Bird in Hand exhibit at Greenbank Farm.
Jim Scullin plays David Frost and Ken Church is Richard M. Nixon in “Frost/Nixon

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.

Jim Scullin plays David Frost and Ken Church is Richard M. Nixon in “Frost/Nixon
Artist Aleah Chapin in the studio.

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.

Artist Aleah Chapin in the studio.
Ashley Ricketts and Karyna Hezel tunes into the ancient art of pysanka

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.

Ashley Ricketts and Karyna Hezel tunes into the ancient art of pysanka
Above is an example of a certified private backyard. Below

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.

Above is an example of a certified private backyard. Below

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.

Annie Thoe reads at a Poetry Slam at the Coupeville Library. She won first place.

Freeland writer wins scholarship to Fishtrap | KUDOS

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

Annie Thoe reads at a Poetry Slam at the Coupeville Library. She won first place.
Brian Plebanek and Gail Liston

Freeland wine shop owners celebrate ten years

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

Brian Plebanek and Gail Liston
Arlo Morgenweck's “Wolf Mask with Human Spirits

Carving the spirit world out of wood at a Langley gallery

Head down to Langley for a brush with the spirits.

Arlo Morgenweck's “Wolf Mask with Human Spirits
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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.”

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Local artist Gordon Edberg shows South Whidbey Elementary Student Liam DiLorenzo a trick of the trade during an artist-in-residence session in the classroom.

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.

Local artist Gordon Edberg shows South Whidbey Elementary Student Liam DiLorenzo a trick of the trade during an artist-in-residence session in the classroom.
Author Paula Pugh will introduce her new book

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.

Author Paula Pugh will introduce her new book
This nest sculpture with glass eggs made by four local artists will be at Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm through May

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.

This nest sculpture with glass eggs made by four local artists will be at Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm through May
Laurie Davenport joined her neighbors from all over South Whidbey to help on Hearts & Hammers' May work day 2011.

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 ...

Laurie Davenport joined her neighbors from all over South Whidbey to help on Hearts & Hammers' May work day 2011.