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Young women are swooning regularly over Edward the gorgeous vampire. Meanwhile, local librarians are doing some swooning of their own.
“Give a kid a field guide.”I heard these words recently at an Audubon Society lecture and have taken them to heart for my holiday shopping.… Continue reading
According to my calendar, we are now exactly one week away from Christmas Eve, the last shopping/baking/wrapping/assembling day before there is, finally, no more time… Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a tad down lately.Since our folks have been gone, the holidays don’t seem the same.Now that our… Continue reading
The tumor on the base of his spine was the size of grapefruit. But it took time to convince doctors that something was very wrong.
A tall drink of water strolls into Langley tonight with a guitar under his arm and ready to quench the musical thirst of everybody at the Dog House Tavern.
Pete Jordan and Joan Govedare are married but go their separate ways when it comes to media. But although his oil and watercolor paintings have nothing to do with her raku-fired pots, there is a common quality of silent serenity in both their bodies of work. Both artists are featured in a show at the Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm through Feb. 4.
To get a pure, unadulterated impression of a performance, ask a baby.Imagine my luck when I found myself sitting next to a 1-year-old girl at… Continue reading
One of my earliest memories of what we always called “getting ready for Christmas” is being in my grandmother’s kitchen, learning from her how to… Continue reading
While sitting around the caboose the other afternoon, instead of enjoying our splendidly sporadic December sunshine, it occurred to me, since I was alone at… Continue reading
Up at the North Pole, Santa Claus is filling his sack with the latest and greatest amusements.
What child doesn’t love a puppet show? And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to join a group of children horseshoed around a puppeteer with live musical accompaniment?
It’s safe to say that the current generation probably knows very little about World War I. But one island poet and anti-war activist, Ann Gerike, is determined to bring part of that war’s story, and in turn the terror of all wars, to mainstream readers.
If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance. That’s a theater saying. And it sums up why thespians take the risk of walking out onto the stage each night, never really knowing what will happen.
Ever notice how much waving goes on around here?Are you one of those drivers that likes to wave at folks you know who are driving… Continue reading
The names alone are enchanting and might provoke the curiosity of even the most unwavering Scrooge. Clair de Lune, Arabian Nights, Hidden Treasures and Fairy Christmas are some of the names given over the years to the gloriously decorated evergreens at the Festival of Trees Gala and Auction.
Helen Price Johnson is Island County's first woman commissioner.