As an innovative place for children to discover, experience and participate in the performing arts, Whidbey Children’s Theater decided to also try a new and creative means of fundraising by trying a “crowdfunding” campaign on the Internet.
Two near-death experiences and recovery at the hands of Whidbey General Hospital staff make for a huge story. Throw in humor, tales of friendship and community support and the story becomes a real humdinger.
Whidbey Island’s sailors and sailboat lovers will have their eyes glued to the action in Penn Cove and northern Saratoga Passage as Oak Harbor celebrates its 30th annual Race Week, with 115 boats signed up to compete.
Despite moving across the nation mid-school year and being a full-time mom, Jerri Sanchez, 41, earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education without changing universities, thanks to a little help from a South Whidbey mentor.
For Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow, life and art are inseparable. It weaves through every facet of their lives, from the artistic home they designed and built to everyday events that inspire their art.
With speakers like a 17-year-old building a cabin on wheels, a cave diver who has seen places most people never will and a former pediatrician who now studies people at the end of life, the creativity will be sparking at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts as women on Whidbey tell their most interesting and touching stories.
This is the event that lets everyone who has survived cancer, is fighting cancer, caring for those fighting cancer and all who are affected unite to show that this disease can’t beat hope.
The Relay for Life of Whidbey Island will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the North Whidbey Middle School track. The Survivor Lap begins at 6 p.m. June 1 with guest speakers. At 10 p.m., a luminary event celebrates and remembers cancer survivors, fighters and victims.