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Students discuss their plans for summer.

VIDEO | South Whidbey students talk first day of summer on last day of school

On the last day of school, some South Whidbey students shared their plans for the first day of summer vacation.

  • Jun 24, 2009
Students discuss their plans for summer.
Greenbank artist Fine Gelfand's 'Madrona Madrigal' blends her skills as a fiber artist with her love of the natural world.

Nature, Photoshop and le chapeau du jour

The lady who wears the fanciful hats describes her life as a revolving door.

Greenbank artist Fine Gelfand's 'Madrona Madrigal' blends her skills as a fiber artist with her love of the natural world.
Fiddler Steve Showell will join the Island Contra Band from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Music, dancing and fun for the whole family in the park

Fun, fun, fun and more fun for the whole family. That’s the point of a new community event dreamed up by fiddler Kat Fritz and her musical mates.

Fiddler Steve Showell will join the Island Contra Band from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre principal dancer Jachen Mackner received two endowments

Island teens to study dance in New York City

Just like everybody else, dancers have their dreams.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre principal dancer Jachen Mackner received two endowments

ALL ABOARD | Coping with the recession without depression

Lately, life seems to be series of forced adjustments.Several of us have portfolios that have burst starboard.Many of us have savings accounts that have turned… Continue reading

Actors Amy Walker and Peter Lawlor rehearse 'Under Milk Wood

Dylan Thomas masterpiece takes the stage in Langley

When the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was staying in New Quay on the west coast of Wales one winter, he went out early one morning into the still-sleeping town, and verses came to his mind about the inhabitants.

Actors Amy Walker and Peter Lawlor rehearse 'Under Milk Wood

WHIDBEY RECIPES | What I learned from Dad, from little things to what really matters

Sunday is Father’s Day, and as I noted in an earlier column, this will be the first Father’s Day of my life without my Dad… Continue reading

Anne Belov's 'At the Window' is on display along with other new works at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley until July 1.

She paints, I sculpt, you paint, she…

Youth is not so much wasted on the young when there are talented mentors around to guide them. It helps, too, if the youth has talent.

Anne Belov's 'At the Window' is on display along with other new works at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley until July 1.
Violinist Peggy Bardarson

Trio to play Mendelssohn and Mozart

Felix Mendelssohn never really got the kudos he deserved while he was alive. But 200 years after his birth in 1809, the world is partying hardy for the fine music he created.

Violinist Peggy Bardarson
David Ossman performs on the New York poetry scene of the 1960s.

Poets host a joint reading at Greenbank Farm

They were there when the smoke-filled bars of the beat poets were passing the torch to a younger generation of wordsmiths.

David Ossman performs on the New York poetry scene of the 1960s.
Deana Duncan is Madame Vergennes

Franklin, Figaro, firearms and farce

Pierre Beaumarchais, the great Parisian playwright, is having a very bad day.

Deana Duncan is Madame Vergennes
A detail of watercolorist Mark Van Wickler’s “Beach House” shows the painter’s aptitude for depicting the nostalgia

‘Marshes, Mountains and Shorelines’ in paint

He got to play God for a time, and penguins and chimpanzees enjoyed the fruits of his labor.

A detail of watercolorist Mark Van Wickler’s “Beach House” shows the painter’s aptitude for depicting the nostalgia
KyAnna Prosch

South Whidbey students take historical field trip

South Whidbey Intermediate School fourth- and fifth-grade classes, taught by Lisa Davis and Caryn Ploof, took part in a local history field trip on May 29 in a collaborative effort with the South Whidbey Historical Society. Members of the South Whidbey Historical Society shared the history of South Whidbey as they guided the classes through the South Whidbey History Museum.

  • Jun 5, 2009
KyAnna Prosch
Meaghan De Wolfe demonstrates the proper way to hold a chicken.

Rock’n Doodle 4-Hers show fowl

Members of the Rock’n Doodle 4-H Poultry Club proudly showed their fowl during the Spring Show held at the Island County Fairgrounds earlier this month May.

Meaghan De Wolfe demonstrates the proper way to hold a chicken.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | An unexpected gift from Uncle Sam, but now what?

There it was, $250 I never expected, didn’t earn, didn’t really think would ever actually show up in my bank account, but there it was.I… Continue reading

The Western Tanager is a colorful visitor to Whidbey Island.

WHIDBEY BIRDING | Tropical visitor was a tantalizing treat to our eyes

On a recent warm afternoon while my husband and I were relaxing on our back patio, a flash of red and yellow flickered through the… Continue reading

The Western Tanager is a colorful visitor to Whidbey Island.
Victoria Comfort shows her designing hands in the South Whidbey High School studio draw and design class. 'Studio Nouveau' is the class' exhibit which opens at the old firehouse in Langley on Saturday

Young designers use history to find their style with ‘Studio Nouveau’

What is old is “nouveau” again for some local budding artists. Art Nouveau describes a movement of art that happened between 1890 and 1914 when a new decorative style of art and architecture developed in Europe and North America.

Victoria Comfort shows her designing hands in the South Whidbey High School studio draw and design class. 'Studio Nouveau' is the class' exhibit which opens at the old firehouse in Langley on Saturday
William Bell works the controls in the Michael Nutt Production Studio at KWPA radio station on Coupeville Wharf.

Capturing the waves on Penn Cove

The legacy of musician and beloved South Whidbey luminary Michael Nutt lives on at the end of Coupeville Wharf on Penn Cove.

William Bell works the controls in the Michael Nutt Production Studio at KWPA radio station on Coupeville Wharf.