Life

ALL ABOARD | March Madness: In like a lion, out with a poem

This could be my first column written while tired.Tired of dribbling.Tired of the sound of squeaking tennis shoes.Tired of bubbly cheerleaders, angry coaches and basketball… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble members Seth Sobottka on French horn and Casey Fate and Liana Cave on trombone swing

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble vies for a slot at Monterey

The Monterey Jazz Festival is a bit like the Olympics of the jazz world. Begun in 1958, it is the longest- running jazz festival in the world and considered the best.

South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble members Seth Sobottka on French horn and Casey Fate and Liana Cave on trombone swing

WHIDBEY RECIPES | It’s just me and my 100 trillion friends

Ever since I learned, a short time ago, that I am a walking container for 100 trillion microbes, I feel as though I might glow in the dark.

Violist Judy Geist is the founder and artistic director of the new Ensemble M

Live at The Clyde, Ensemble M debuts new concert series

Professional classical musicians live a kind of paradoxical life. They are modern jet setters who often play the oldest music in the world.

Violist Judy Geist is the founder and artistic director of the new Ensemble M
Jazz vocalist Nancy Nolan will play a benefit concert for the Whidbey Children's Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday

Pianist and singer plays an evening of jazz

Acclaimed vocalist and jazz pianist Nancy Nolan, accompanied by bassist Dan O’Brien, will share an “Evening of Jazz” in a benefit concert for Whidbey Children’s Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

Jazz vocalist Nancy Nolan will play a benefit concert for the Whidbey Children's Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday

WHIDBEY RECIPES | What do you know, Joe? Your day is coming this month

A couple of columns ago, I rambled on about the many special days of March, but never really got to the last half of this… Continue reading

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David Ossman returns with Black Box Drama Quartet

There’s no business like show business,especially if you’ve been in it for 50 years.

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This year

Going solo: Young Solo Artists will play concert in Langley

“Solo.” From the Latin, “solus,” it means alone. Just the word itself is unsettling.

This year

TIDAL LIFE | We need to learn to look beyond the flashy surface

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as if lately there’s been a population boom in the cleaning products department. Admittedly, not a place I… Continue reading

Choreographer and producer Graham Vanderwood rehearses with Eva Sherlock for the upcoming “Other Moves” dance concert to be presented at South Whidbey High School Auditorium Saturday and Sunday

Young dancer turns producer for senior project

Dancing is a kind of poetry for the feet, and one South End teenager has been moving in what he might call haikus of happiness since he was 5.

Choreographer and producer Graham Vanderwood rehearses with Eva Sherlock for the upcoming “Other Moves” dance concert to be presented at South Whidbey High School Auditorium Saturday and Sunday
Ian Marsanyi jams on the drums during a concert at Mukilteo Coffee Roasters. Marsanyi won an Outstanding Soloist award at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in February.

South Whidbey High School jazz band needs community’s help

Put another notch in the jazz belt of South Whidbey High School.

Ian Marsanyi jams on the drums during a concert at Mukilteo Coffee Roasters. Marsanyi won an Outstanding Soloist award at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in February.
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New playground opens on Langley Road

The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District held a grand opening for its new pavilions and playground Saturday at noon.

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WHIDBEY RECIPES | Scientists sure know how to step on my (dancing) feet

I’ve recently come across some very distressing information I’d never heard or read before. It has to do with becoming successful and/or wealthy, and what… Continue reading

ALL ABOARD | Destination Imagination: From sea to shining see

Last weekend was a gentle reminder that life is grand even if we’ve all lost a few.The first Saturday of every March, a magical experience… Continue reading

Wica Conservatory Choir members Frank O’Brochta and Norman Walker sing out at rehearsal for “In A Yellow Wood.” At top

Bountiful voices unite in song in choir debut

More than 90 human voices raised in song may garner the attention of even the abundant birds of spring.

Wica Conservatory Choir members Frank O’Brochta and Norman Walker sing out at rehearsal for “In A Yellow Wood.” At top
Jessica Williams relaxes at her beloved piano.

Jazz star celebrates her birthday with a concert in Langley

Leave your troubles behind and listen to some joyful noise.

Jessica Williams relaxes at her beloved piano.

“Maze” is Levi Burkle’s newest CD

Singer-songwriter Levi Burkle named his new album “Maze” for the challenge it created.

Mindy (Alexis Merculief) is being admonished by Mrs. Mock (Sarah Muncy-Gordon) for disturbing the class during a high stakes test.

South Whidbey seniors direct, design and act in play

A play about tests will test the students who direct, act in and design it.

Mindy (Alexis Merculief) is being admonished by Mrs. Mock (Sarah Muncy-Gordon) for disturbing the class during a high stakes test.
Freeland resident Maria Kelly holds two of the more than 250 cartoon and comic strip books she’s collected.

Cartoons, strips, books and the lady who loves them

Maria Kelly of Freeland collects books; lots of books. But her favorites among them, she said, are her collection of cartoon and comic strip books, both vintage and contemporary.

Freeland resident Maria Kelly holds two of the more than 250 cartoon and comic strip books she’s collected.