Life

Sylvia Hurlburt

Dancers earn acclaim at talent competition

Whidbey members of the Island Dance Competition Team competed with six dances and brought home six regional champion trophies and a Special Recognition Judges Ribbon from the Rainbow Connection Golden Tournament of Talent ’09.

  • Feb 11, 2009
Sylvia Hurlburt
Jan Hoy’s sculpture “Crevice” has been accepted into the 2009 Collective Vissions Gallery Show.

Local artist featured in state-wide art exhibit

Local artist Jan Hoy of Coupeville has been accepted into the 2009 Collective Visions Gallery Show, a statewide juried art show held at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton.

  • Feb 11, 2009
Jan Hoy’s sculpture “Crevice” has been accepted into the 2009 Collective Vissions Gallery Show.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Chocoholics like us have Christopher Columbus to thank

If it’s almost Valentine’s Day, it’s also close to time for loving overindulgence, and for me, that means chocolate. Nothin’ says lovin’ like chocolate.History tells… Continue reading

ALL ABOARD | A standing ovation for Whidbey Island: Double wow!

To say that living here is heartwarming, even in the winter, would be an understatement.So, without overdoing it, let me rephrase my understatement.Whidbey Island wows!Last… Continue reading

One example of the wide variety of giclée prints produced by Fine Balance Imaging Studios is  Michael Foley’s “Study #547.”

Fine Balance Imaging shows gratitude to artists

Heaps of gratitude is a good thing.

One example of the wide variety of giclée prints produced by Fine Balance Imaging Studios is  Michael Foley’s “Study #547.”

IN REVIEW | Production reveals moments of wit and charm

In Tom Stoppard’s 1967 play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” two slightly bumbling courtiers, former childhood friends of Hamlet of Denmark, are summoned by his usurping uncle, now stepfather, Claudius and his mother Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.

Mystery writer is keynote speaker at conference

Mystery writer Philip Margolin will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Whidbey Island Writers Conference.

  • Feb 9, 2009
Author Ann Medlock used Katrina Sesum’s painting “The Mermaid” as the cover art for her first novel — “The Mermaid’s Tale: A Novel of Love

Merwomen and other divers

Let’s face it. It’s the risk takers who lead the exciting lives.

Author Ann Medlock used Katrina Sesum’s painting “The Mermaid” as the cover art for her first novel — “The Mermaid’s Tale: A Novel of Love

TIDAL LIFE | A few sunny February days and island minds turn to mulch

Garden planning season is upon us. Fruit trees are on sale at nurseries, seed packets are showing up in local stores, daffodil tips are poking… Continue reading

Jazz vocalist Karen Shivers sings the standards for Valentine’s Day to the accompaniment of jazz pianist Reul Lubag at 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Space in Langley.

Jazz comes islandside for Valentine’s Day lovers

If your figure is less than Greek and if your mouth’s a little weak, don’t change a hair.

Jazz vocalist Karen Shivers sings the standards for Valentine’s Day to the accompaniment of jazz pianist Reul Lubag at 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Space in Langley.

Langley Rocks! benefits local theater

Listen up, emerging rocker fans.

ALL ABOARD | Roxy Etherton: Ben Franklin would be proud!

So how was your Super Bowl weekend?Did your team win?Lose?Do you have a team?We saw a great team in action this past weekend in Greenbank.Last… Continue reading

“Power Tool” by artist Kim Kelzer is one artwork that will be auctioned at the “Arts

‘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.

“Power Tool” by artist Kim Kelzer is one artwork that will be auctioned at the “Arts
Max Cole-Takanikos and Kenton Therien take the lead roles in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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.

Max Cole-Takanikos and Kenton Therien take the lead roles in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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

Right-handed Gerry Roberts had to learn to paint with his left hand after having complete shoulder replacement surgery.

Determination is key when a painter must adapt

Nobody ever said leftys were lame.

  • Jan 30, 2009
Right-handed Gerry Roberts had to learn to paint with his left hand after having complete shoulder replacement surgery.
One hands-at-work photo by Summer Moon Scriver features a glass sculptor.

Homage to working hands

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

One hands-at-work photo by Summer Moon Scriver features a glass sculptor.

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

Jane Gerlach

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.

Jane Gerlach