Patricia Guthrie

Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it

You’ll be lucky, you’ll be cursed. Your crops will wilt, your sheep will nod off — permanently. And your local whale pod may be awash… Continue reading


Seattle garden show blooms with bucks for Whidbey artisans

Bob Bowling hopes to earn half of his annual income in the next five days. Likewise, Linda Lee Nicol. Both Whidbey residents are among the… Continue reading


Record number seek roles in Shakespeare fest

Three plays, 46 performances and 147 days until opening night. And 218 actors vying for 20 positions. Such are the early season statistics for the… Continue reading


Photos by Patricia Guthrie
                                Whidbey WaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry sorts through her handmade candles.

Whidbey artist creates hand-made beeswax works of art to sell as holiday gifts

Heat, light, combustion. Such are the basic elements of a trendy holiday gift that shows no sign of waning any time soon. Candles — in… Continue reading

Photos by Patricia Guthrie
                                Whidbey WaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry sorts through her handmade candles.

Why did the boat cross the road?

Because it needed to sea about repairs…… Continue reading

Two groups look at reviving Choochokam

Who owns the name is still a question

New owners retain flavor of Freeland’s popular diner

‘Three sisters’ say goodbye to their parents’ restaurant

Water conservation urged in Langley

Langley residents are being asked to conserve water while a water well and pipes are being repaired. Holes were found earlier this year in 280… Continue reading

Crabby Coffee opens new location at Freeland’s Senior Thrift

Not a drive-through but a ‘walk on up and chat’

Clearcut swath on Maxwelton Road will be replanted

State permit allows 16 acres of timber harvest

Whidbey Queer Pride Parade postponed

May be canceled this year, organizers say

WhidbeyHealth CEO apologizes for Clinton clinic chaos

‘We want to take care of this community’

WhidbeyHealth gets good news for budget

Medicare money and swing beds to help hospital’s financial woes

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ explores life and love with a touch of fairy dust

Soul swappping at heart of WICA’s romantic comedy

South Whidbey Class of 2019 urged to keep up the passion, ‘get out and play’

South Whidbey Academy celebrates 13 graduates

Goosefoot celebrates two decades of good deeds around South Whidbey

Goose groceries help grow farms and nonprofits

SWHS 2019 valedictorian Carli Newman

Looking back, moving forward

Two top graduates at South Whidbey High School, Class of 2019

SWHS 2019 valedictorian Carli Newman

Traditional Buddhist temple rises in South Whidbey woods

Sand mandala creation part of upcoming open house

Foundation raises a record $35,000 for schools

Annual gala spotlights student projects and grant programs

Clinton clinic closure subject of June 11 WhidbeyHealth forum

CEO Ron Telles to explain switch in services