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Several Puget Sound area boats sailed into Langley Marina last week with the Aqua Chautauqua performers aboard. The circus performers burst into downtown langley with the Everybody's Welcome Parade to kick-off the Aqua Chautauqua Festival at the Island County Fairgrounds. Visit www.southwhidbeyrecord.com to see it.
Gov. Christine Gregoire made a campaign stop in Langley this week to stump for Democrats on the ballot. She also visited with merchants along First Street.
With this column I am pleased to announce the addition of several new co-columnists who, without their knowledge or permission, have successfully contributed to the comedic content of today’s offering.
One of our neighbors was chatting over the back fence about friends who were coming for dinner. She was trying to come up with a menu, which surprised me because she’s an excellent cook and I figured she’d have dozens of possibilities. Not so, because, as she went on to explain, the husband of the couple who were coming that evening was one of those tiresome folk who have a list longer than your arm of “I don’t eat that; I don’t like that; I never touch things like that.”
The early music gods are smiling on Whidbey Island again as the Whidbey Island Music Festival returns.
In a marriage of education and entertainment, two local theater companies strive for happy endings. Luckily, the Whidbey Island Theatre Festival is a match made in heaven.
Shows open on two stages
When my shovel started turning up unusual purplish clams, I tossed them back in the hole with hardly a thought. But as the number increased and invasive species became news,
Janet Steadman’s busy hands have once again sewn up her place in the finals of the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest.
The art of glass is often elusive and always luminous. Elusive because it can break easily, and luminous because of the sheer beauty it creates when it mixes with light. But even with its fragility, the irresistible incandescence of glass art makes it worth the risk, a fact discovered by Whidbey artist Meredith MacLeod and Lopez Island artist Janis Miltenberger years ago when they were learning the art of glass.
One of the many joys of living on Whidbey is being able to work on Whidbey.
Keep a green bough in your heart and the singing bird will come.
What’s in your bucket ?
Step right up and experience the fun of “The New Old Time Chautauqua,” a traveling community of performers, friends and families who see live performance as a way to strengthen the community of the wider world by sharing laughter, friendship and the arts.
Laurie A. Weiner of Clinton is a finalist in the eighth biennial Pacific Northwest Quiltfest. Her quilt “Rood Awakening” will compete with 290 quilts and wearable art entries from the five northwestern United States and the four western provinces of Canada
“Everything is late this year.”
The high cost of gas threatened to slam the door on the return of an interactive art installation called “Doorgan.”
My earliest recollection of being on stage is fourth grade, singing with my fellow classmates at Wickliffe Elementary in Columbus, Ohio.
Who knew Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy and Happy would have an influence on modern Japanese animation?
Fingal doesn’t fiddle around when it comes to music.