Life

‘Arts, Hearts and Hammers’ show and auction helps South Whidbey

The community feeds art, art feeds the community. Here is one cycle that comes from the heart.

Not dead yet… young cast tackles absurdist play at WICA

Absurdist theater may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Tom Stoppard may be the best way to taste the brew.

WHIDBEY BIRDING | There are plenty of ways to help birds during the cold winter months

First let me humbly admit that I missed all the December storms. My husband and I escaped to Mexico minutes before the snowflakes began to… Continue reading

Determination is key when a painter must adapt

Nobody ever said leftys were lame.

  • Jan 30, 2009

Homage to working hands

Those two intricate, prehensile, multi-fingered body parts are extremely useful. Give yourself a hand if you guessed correctly.

ALL ABOARD | The grand total of the numbers in this column is 19,732.7

One of the joys of the New Year is getting my new calendar ready.First, I transfer all the birthdays.That makes certain that if I was… Continue reading

Island Athletic Club holds silent auction to fight AIDS

Local people and those around the world are kicking up their heels for fitness and for a good cause.

Graffiti guys come to MUSEO

“He’s ‘all city,’ man. He scratched ‘back to back’ in Berlin, ‘end to end’ in the New York subway, ‘backjumped’ his way through Seattle and created some incredibly fly ‘heaven spots’ in the most radical places I’ve ever seen in Tokyo!”

Chasing the Dream in L.A.

He played the shoemaker once upon a time at South Whidbey Intermediate School. Now, actor Paul Benz finds himself in Los Angeles, Calif. pursuing his dream of an acting career.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON | Stars shine for Obama

Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON | Whistle Stop in Baltimore

Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON | The new president

Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

Blue Matter bids a fond farewell to Whidbey supporters

The legacy of Charlie, Dizzy, Duke and Miles is richer because of contemporary jazz artists.

Soloist on a lark with island orchestra

A Whidbey Island woman will take the story of the birds and the bees to new heights. Musically, that is.

Clinton painter teaches her students to, “Express yourself.”

Deon Matzen likes to do it “alla prima,” or all at once.

Lit series at WICA features Hedgebrook alum Stephanie Kallos

Here are some words written by a successful novelist to herself while starting her second novel.“Start writing. Become aware of a small nagging voice accompanying… Continue reading

One of 60 classes at Feb. 7 Sound Waters event in Coupeville

When Nicole Luce shares her ideas about simple and sustainable island living, it’s with a spirit of adventure. She’s on a journey and she’s still learning.

Rehearsals starting soon for island Conservatory Choir at WICA

Whidbey Islanders get to sing their hearts out starting this month. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has announced that registration is open for a brand-new WICA Conservatory Choir.

ALL ABOARD | The shape of things to come is here, there and everywhere

As the soon to be 44th President of the United States stated in his acceptance speech last summer in Denver, birthplace of my birth, “At… Continue reading

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Small changes can add up to a healthy difference

There’s nothing like a good scare to force one to take a good long look at a few little bad habits that may have crept… Continue reading