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Frostys of all shapes

Snowmen on view now at Freeland Library

Steeped in snow as the island is these days, it’s not uncommon to see the usual drive-by gallery of snowmen dotting the yards and fields of islanders.

Frostys of all shapes
Oboist Nancy Rumbel and guitarist Eric Tingstad return to WICA for their “Twelfth Night” concert

Instrumentalists ring it in with ‘Twelfth Night’ concert

The “Twelfth Night” concert by contemporary instrumentalists Tingstad & Rumbel has been a mainstay at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for as long as the performance hall has been open.

Oboist Nancy Rumbel and guitarist Eric Tingstad return to WICA for their “Twelfth Night” concert
Cathy Darracott leads the charge into the icy waters of Double Bluff Beach in 2008.  The fifth annual Polar Bear Dive returns to Freeland Park beach Thursday. Registrations starts at 10:30 a.m.

Island Polar Bear Dive returns to Freeland Park

Don your best swimsuit and take a piercing-cold plummet into the New Year.

Cathy Darracott leads the charge into the icy waters of Double Bluff Beach in 2008.  The fifth annual Polar Bear Dive returns to Freeland Park beach Thursday. Registrations starts at 10:30 a.m.
Robert Pattinson plays Edward and Kristen Stewart is Bella Swan in the movie “Twilight” coming to The Clyde Theatre in Langley.

Island feels the‘Twilight’bite

Young women are swooning regularly over Edward the gorgeous vampire. Meanwhile, local librarians are doing some swooning of their own.

Robert Pattinson plays Edward and Kristen Stewart is Bella Swan in the movie “Twilight” coming to The Clyde Theatre in Langley.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | If this is global warming …

Hundreds of flights canceled in and out of major airports, ice and snow still making any travel difficult, plans changed, trips postponed or given up… Continue reading

ISLAND BIRDING | Field guides can help develop a love of nature in children

“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

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Counting down the days until Christmas

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

ALL ABOARD | Phobia, oh phobia, where art thou oh phobia?

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

Clinton resident Aaron Dworkin stands on a California beach more than two years after having been diagnosed with cancer

Young Clinton man beats cancer, twice, and gives back

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.

Clinton resident Aaron Dworkin stands on a California beach more than two years after having been diagnosed with cancer
Russell Clepper brings his Texas bluesy folk sound to the Dog House Tavern in Langley tonight and tomorrow at 9 p.m.

Singer-songwriter brings a bit of Texas to the Dog House in Langley

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.

Russell Clepper brings his Texas bluesy folk sound to the Dog House Tavern in Langley tonight and tomorrow at 9 p.m.
“Temple Pot

Silent night, snowy day: Jordan and Govedare show new work at Greenbank Farm

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.

  • Dec 12, 2008
“Temple Pot

IN REVIEW | “The Nutcracker’s” spirit is bolstered through the eyes of a child

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

WHIDBEY RECIPES | My cookie classics for Christmas

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

ALL ABOARD | Dishing dirt with Charlie and Leon, who needs a dish?

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

Hirsch’s toy collection inlcudes folk toys from many countries that come with the story of their progression from tool or weapon to toy. Hirsch will be in Coupeville at 1 p.m. Friday

Storyteller talks toys in Coupeville

Up at the North Pole, Santa Claus is filling his sack with the latest and greatest amusements.

Hirsch’s toy collection inlcudes folk toys from many countries that come with the story of their progression from tool or weapon to toy. Hirsch will be in Coupeville at 1 p.m. Friday
Aha! Puppet Theater performs today in Langley.

A holiday treat in Langley today from Aha! Puppet Theater

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?

Aha! Puppet Theater performs today in Langley.
Poet Ann Gerike is working on a series of poems entitled 'About Face' that delves into the fascinating world of plastic surgery for the wounded Englishmen of World War I.

A local poet gives voice to the casualties of a war

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.

Poet Ann Gerike is working on a series of poems entitled 'About Face' that delves into the fascinating world of plastic surgery for the wounded Englishmen of World War I.