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Whidbey Island Garden Tour highlights five homes

Tickets still available for Saturday event

Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.

‘Scorch’ looks at first love and ‘gender fraud’

Irish play revolves around one character’s confusion

Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.
Jordan Shelley, 18, stands outside his home in Greenbank. He recently received the Sydney S. McIntyre Jr Scholarship from Skagit Valley College to go toward his tuition at the University of Washington. Shelley will pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

SVC grad earns full 2-year scholarship to UW

A lot has changed since Jordan Shelley was 7 years old and his father died in his birth country of Ethiopia. One thing has not:… Continue reading

Jordan Shelley, 18, stands outside his home in Greenbank. He recently received the Sydney S. McIntyre Jr Scholarship from Skagit Valley College to go toward his tuition at the University of Washington. Shelley will pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Couple creates Whidbey’s first commercial cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider taps into growing market

‘Slowgirl’ explores the human condition in intimate setting

Even with significant professional credentials, the latest offering from Whidbey’s Outcast Theatre is “very much a community production in every sense,” one of the principal… Continue reading

Homegrown ‘Frijole Friday’

Fundraiser features student crops, cooking

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover

Scott Swenson, a National Park Service carpenter, puts the final pieces in on a ramp on the newly restored Pratt Sheep Barn. The 1930s barn will serve as a classroom one it officially opens in July. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Historic sheep barn repurposed

Tucked away on the Pratt Loop Trail, a formerly dilapidated 1930s sheep barn will soon serve as a classroom. Rehabilitation of the National Park Service… Continue reading

Scott Swenson, a National Park Service carpenter, puts the final pieces in on a ramp on the newly restored Pratt Sheep Barn. The 1930s barn will serve as a classroom one it officially opens in July. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Tunnel vision: Time for ‘Golden chains’

Crowds gather at Bayview nursery for annual display

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

‘Whidbees’ to swarm in protest

Saturday event aimed at harmful chemicals

Langley’s OutCast Theater presents ‘Slowgirl’

“Slowgirl,” a play about a teenager who flees to the Costa Rican jungle to escape criminal charges in the U.S., will be playing in the… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Hometown Hero: Lewis Pope

Once every year a South Whidbey senior is chosen by the South Whidbey School District to be featured in the hometown hero series. This year… Continue reading

Photo by Rick Chapman
                                New owners of Central Whidbey’s historic Captain Whidbey Inn are, from left, Matt French, his brother, Mike, and Eric Cheong. The three take a break on the inn’s porch. For the full story, see page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times

A venerable local captain acquires three new — and young — commanders

The Captain Whidbey Inn, a beloved Central Whidbey landmark, has been around for 111 years. Recently, as we sat on the inn’s outdoor cocktail deck… Continue reading

Photo by Rick Chapman
                                New owners of Central Whidbey’s historic Captain Whidbey Inn are, from left, Matt French, his brother, Mike, and Eric Cheong. The three take a break on the inn’s porch. For the full story, see page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times

Hawaiian Chieftain stars at Coupeville SailFest

Whidbey’s first tall ship celebration May 16-23

Locals benefit locals at WICA variety show

Artists step up to bigger stage with fundraising event

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                                Legendary composer and guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Line-up for DjangoFest Northwest announced

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has released its line-up for the 18th annual DjangoFest Northwest taking place in Langley Sept. 19-23. The five-day festival… Continue reading

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                                Legendary composer and guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Whidbey on the menu of food writers

Group to wine, dine, explore and tour island

‘Sampler class’ keeps dogs active, happy

The world of dog obedience and agility training can sometimes be rigid and formal. Victoria Farrington’s class with the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District… Continue reading

One mistake and 100 years of history

Whidbey writers follow trajectory of Inverted Jenny