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Little Miss

Freeland sunbather is The Clyde’s alpha dog

Woof, Mr. DeMille. She’s ready for her close-up. Little Miss, a 9-year-old miniature American Eskimo dog, took the folding seat of honor in the balcony Saturday after being selected from among 116 entries to become The Clyde Theatre’s 2009 Top Dog.

Little Miss
John Graham

An extraordinary adventure toward the life he was meant to live

He is the James Bond of his own treacherous life.

John Graham

WHIDBEY RECIPES: I’m split over celebrating Multiple Personalities Day

Here we are, four days into March, and we’ve already missed National Pig Day, Peanut Butter Lovers Day, Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Share a Smile… Continue reading

'Prairie View' by artist Jan Holmes will be on display during the Spring Art Studio Tour this weekend.

Spring Art Studio Tour opens this weekend

When the cold is left behind and the ground begins to bloom, something starts to happen.

'Prairie View' by artist Jan Holmes will be on display during the Spring Art Studio Tour this weekend.
Whidbey Island Almanac

Whidbey Island Almanac

The Whidbey Island Almanac is a useful, entertaining guide to the history, people, facts, figures and life of the islanders and the unique place they call home. We welcome you — residents and visitors alike — to this 2009 edition of the Whidbey Island Almanac and the island it honors.

  • Mar 3, 2009
Whidbey Island Almanac
World music flutist Gary Stroutsos plays music inspired by generations of indigenous peoples.

World music flutist to play Thomas Berry Hall

He’s an American musician of Greek-Italian descent who plays a Native American flute.

World music flutist Gary Stroutsos plays music inspired by generations of indigenous peoples.
Violinist Kalob Tatum

Young talent to play with Saratoga Chamber Orchestra

The Saratoga Chamber Orchestra has announced the results of the third annual Young Artists Solo Competition auditions.

  • Feb 25, 2009
Violinist Kalob Tatum

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Be careful when you ask for change, you might get it

More than 25 years ago, when I first came to live permanently on our island, in Langley, things were very quiet, very small and very… Continue reading

ALL ABOARD | Bad News Bear: My life as a juiced up fourth-grader

Now that A-Rod has admitted to the use of steroids to become A-Bod, I feel the need to come clean with you readers and nonreaders… Continue reading

Skip Smith's 'Shelter

Friends celebrate 130 years of life and art

One hundred and thirty years of art is worth celebrating.

Skip Smith's 'Shelter

VIDEO | Mystery Weekend returns to Langley

It's Mystery Weekend in Langley, and the town is filling up with all sorts of suspicious characters for "Sacrifice in Silver."

  • Feb 21, 2009
Heather Palbicki sits in a place she finds herself often

A ‘plumb’ job done with a smile

She works with a smile and leaves with a hug. It’s not exactly what you’d expect from a plumber, but that’s the way Heather Palbicki rolls.

Heather Palbicki sits in a place she finds herself often
Langley Coroner Quincy Da Vinci — aka Ross Horton — has uncovered vital information that will be key to solving this year's murder.

Today’s clue for Mystery Weekend sleuths

Employees at the Star Store in Langley overheard an interesting tidbit from Langley Coroner Quincy Da Vinci.

  • Feb 19, 2009
Langley Coroner Quincy Da Vinci — aka Ross Horton — has uncovered vital information that will be key to solving this year's murder.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A few random thoughts from a cluttered mind

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I read too much.I never thought it would be possible to read too much, especially as it often… Continue reading

ALL ABOARD | Ancient Mariners and other amazing stories of old

Now that the Mariners are in Spring Training, we can all look forward to the Puget Sound’s Hall of Fame voice Dave Niehaus and the… Continue reading

Andrea Binder

Find your inner sunshine

By the end of the yoga class, the Tibetan singing bowls are sweetly ringing as the roomful of bodies are soothed deeper into the corpse pose.

Andrea Binder
Novelist Karen Fisher plays with her dog

Eat, drink, write…conference goes back to basics

The message from President Obama is to cut back and simplify. The folks at the Whidbey Island Writers Association followed his lead when organizing this year’s Whidbey Island Writers Conference.

Novelist Karen Fisher plays with her dog

John Graham’s book is a winner at book festival

John Graham of Langley was a winner in the 2008 New England Book Festival for his memoir “Sit Down Young Stranger.” Graham was honored Jan. 24 in Providence, R.I.

  • Feb 13, 2009
Winning poet Cassie Thomson holds the prizes bequeathed by slam emcee and Conductor of Fun Jim Freeman: a Santa Claus cookie jar filled with candy canes and a hedgehog made of sea shells.

LMS student wins poetry slam

Cassie Thomson, a Langley Middle School student, was the winner of the recent poetry slam at the Dog House in Langley.

  • Feb 11, 2009
Winning poet Cassie Thomson holds the prizes bequeathed by slam emcee and Conductor of Fun Jim Freeman: a Santa Claus cookie jar filled with candy canes and a hedgehog made of sea shells.