Life

Gary Leake's three-legged chair will be on display at Woodpalooza.

Woodworking stays alive on Whidbey with Woodpalooza

It goes against Gary Leake’s grain to think about the demise of woodworking as a craft.

Gary Leake's three-legged chair will be on display at Woodpalooza.
Port Angeles poet Tess Gallagher and Irish painter Josie Gray enjoy a few strokes around Gray’s hometown lake

Two gems: Painter and poet marry Ireland and the Northwest

He caught a trout in Lough Arrow, Ireland, and she placed oranges around it for him to paint. Perhaps she’ll write a poem about it. They are a confluence of art.

Port Angeles poet Tess Gallagher and Irish painter Josie Gray enjoy a few strokes around Gray’s hometown lake
Freeland resident Susie Yeilding (right) and her sister

Dreadful Damsels take to the road on their gleaming two-wheelers

The guys might call them a hog, chopper or crotch rocket. But one local woman who rides a beautiful Yamaha V-Star Silverado 1100 motorcycle might not use such crass-sounding names to describe her sparkling, beloved machine.

Freeland resident Susie Yeilding (right) and her sister

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Who needs a Blackberry?

One of my granddaughters has a Blackberry. As far as I’m able to tell, she uses it to have a life.

Stacie Chaiken onstage during a performance of one of her solo plays.

Former Broadway actor teaches how to tell a story

Go ahead, tell your story. Just do it well, so your audience doesn’t get bored.

Stacie Chaiken onstage during a performance of one of her solo plays.

Tickets on sale for art safari

Ninety-three artists will open their studio doors Sept. 26-27 for the Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour.

  • Aug 17, 2009

ALL ABOARD | A porch! A porch! My kingdom for a porch!

Last week’s dog and house sitting for friends way up there in Greenbank reminded me that a porch is a much better place for reflecting… Continue reading

WHIDBEY BIRDING | Haida Gwaii guillemots are frequent ferry riders

Last month I fulfilled a lifelong dream to visit the Queen Charlotte Islands, also called Haida Gwaii. Cast about 70 miles off British Columbia’s coast… Continue reading

Josie Jacob

Get lucky when the golf balls drop

The last time 9-year-old Darien Jacob got his hands on some abandoned golf balls, he made $61.50.

Josie Jacob

Singers return to WCT for benefit performance of “This”

They grew up singing and sang as often as they could.

Maureen Wild and Coyla Shepard shop at the Star Store in Bayview for gluten-free products. Both women help to manage the Gluten Intolerant Group of Whidbey Island

Gluten-free and relieved

Islander Maureen Wild was living a life of excruciating pain.

Maureen Wild and Coyla Shepard shop at the Star Store in Bayview for gluten-free products. Both women help to manage the Gluten Intolerant Group of Whidbey Island
South Whidbey Children’s Center summer program  students are given some gardening tips by Good Cheer Food Bank’s garden director Cary Peterson.

Vegetable garden tour will raise funds for the hungry

To paraphrase Shakespeare, here’s flowers and vegetables for you.

South Whidbey Children’s Center summer program  students are given some gardening tips by Good Cheer Food Bank’s garden director Cary Peterson.
Violinist Tekla Cunningham is one of an ensemble of  master chamber music artists who will play at three  venues during the Whidbey Island Music Festival.

Whidbey Island Music Festival returns

If you have a hankering to hear some Handel or are pining for the strains of Purcell, it’s your lucky summer.

Violinist Tekla Cunningham is one of an ensemble of  master chamber music artists who will play at three  venues during the Whidbey Island Music Festival.
A Highland dancer performs for judges during last year's Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm.

Whidbey Island Highland Games returns to Greenbank Farm

If you need a good bodyguard or someone to entertain you on a cold winter night, you may find what you’re after at the Highland… Continue reading

A Highland dancer performs for judges during last year's Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm.
Authors Ann Medlock and John Graham take the art of dialogue to a new level with “She Says/He Says” at Bayview Hall in Langley at 4 p.m. Sunday.

A Sunday afternoon in the hall with Ann and John

Yin and yang, Venus and Mars, she and he. Two writers, one house.

  • Jul 28, 2009
Authors Ann Medlock and John Graham take the art of dialogue to a new level with “She Says/He Says” at Bayview Hall in Langley at 4 p.m. Sunday.