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WHIDBEY RECIPES: Nothing can compare to our small Island County fair

When the weather cooperates, there is nothing more fun than a small county fair.I’ve been going to one or another ever since I can remember,… Continue reading

VIDEO: Counting the votes in Island County

County election workers count the ballots that have come in for the '08 Primary Election.

  • Aug 20, 2008

VIDEO: Backstage with ‘Elvis’

Go backstage with Elvis impersonator Danny Vernon before his show at the Island County Fair.

  • Aug 19, 2008

VIDEO: The Great Cavy Race

Get ready for some quick cavies. Island County's fastest guinea pigs race for fame and glory at the Island County Fair.

  • Aug 17, 2008

VIDEO: It’s burger time at the Island County Fair

South Whidbey American Legion Post No. 141 knows how to cook a great burger. Or, a few thousand...

  • Aug 17, 2008

VIDEO: Island County Fair kicks off its busiest day with a parade

The Island County Fair parade kicked off the busiest day of this year's big event in Langley.

  • Aug 16, 2008

ISLAND COUNTY FAIR UPDATE: ‘Elvis’ gives biggest show so far at fair

Elvis impersonator Danny Vernon played to a huge and appreciate crowd Friday night at the Island County Fair, before one of the biggest audiences so far at this year's event. It was an encore performance for Vernon, who brought his "The Illusion of Elvis" show to the big event in Langley last year.

  • Aug 16, 2008

VIDEO: Zoomie wins a ribbon

Vanessa Sawyers of Clinton shows her dog Zoomie, who was named a Grand Champion at the Island County Fair.

  • Aug 15, 2008

Clinton storyteller to perform “Little, But OH My!”

The 50th Performance Celebration of "Little, But OH My!" will be Saturday, Aug. 16, outdoors at the state park amphitheater at Deception Pass State Park.

VIDEO: Longest ferry lines of the year expected this weekend

The wait for a ferry to the mainland from South Whidbey is expected to stretch for more than 90 minutes this weekend. Drivers should be prepared to wait.

  • Aug 14, 2008

VIDEO: Island County Fair gets ready for opening day

From 4-H members to carnival workers, the county fairgrounds in Langley was the scene of intense preparation Wednesday as opening day approaches for the Island County Fair.

  • Aug 13, 2008

WHIDBEY?RECIPES: Olympics-inspired Asian-style recipes

It gets harder and harder to find good news these days. From e-coli outbreaks, bear attacks, murder trials, food and fuel prices, to a freak fatal stabbing of an American tourist in Beijing just after the uplifting opening of the Olympic Games, I can find little to be joyful about as I scan the newspapers or listen to television newscasts.

Seattle’s Band of Poets to play Greenbank Farm

Like some modern-day minstrels who can’t be categorized, the Band of Poets speak words from the heart and set it all to music.

Highland Games draws costumed crowd

Greenbank Farm welcomed the 10th return of the popular Highland Games this weekend.

  • Aug 13, 2008

ALL ABOARD: This might be a little too much information for you

In my effort to keep my forefingers on the pulse of our back yards, I took a road trip yesterday to process that information to which

Award-winning playwright hosts evening in Langley

Playwright and actor Danai Gurira will come to Langley next week for a one-night appearance at the Whidbey Island Theatre Festival.

  • Aug 11, 2008

South Whidbey artist embraces the bounty of the summer season

If you asked her when she was a child if she would become an artist, she would have laughed.

Singers produce theatrical review at Whidbey Children’s Theater

You might say they are singing for their supper.

Music festival moves to Freeland on Saturday

The Whidbey Island Music Festival continues Saturday with performances by the Novello Quartet and Debra Nagy, a classical oboe player, at St. Augustine in-the-Woods in Freeland.

  • Aug 8, 2008

VIDEO: Loganberry Festival at Greenbank Farm

The annual Loganberry Festival at Greenbank Farm drew a competitive crowd for the big pie eating contest.

  • Aug 7, 2008