The American Association of University Women invite all island artists of high school age to submit entries for Greenbank Farm’s Loganberry Festival poster.
Curled up on a soft bed in the living room, he raises his head and looks up with eyes that emit pure unqualified love and forgiveness.
Yet, his own life has been one of abandonment. His body is full of the physical scars of abuse and neglect, his eyes hold the emotional scars.
Imagine yourself in your sickbed.
You need medication but that means overcoming the monumental task of getting your doctor to see you right away in order to get a prescription and then dragging your sick self to his office and then to the pharmacy before getting back to the relief of your bed.
Fred Bixby, this month’s Hometown Hero, lives his life with his glass three-quarters full.
Says paratransit service driver Phyllis Brett, “He could probably complain about a lot of things I would imagine — but he never does.
Four years ago you were diagnosed.
You, happy island woman, wife, mother of small children.
Words you previously heard little of began the constant refrain that hovered near your unwelcoming ears. Words like PET scan, white blood cells, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphangiogram, x-ray, stages, malignancy, indolent or aggressive, contiguous or noncontiguous.
The crisp autumn air is ripe for freshly pressed cider and a brisk walk with the dog under a leafy canopy of color.
Thank goodness, then, that Apple Day and the third annual Mutt Strut comes to Bayview Corner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Langley High School class of 1947 meets for 60th reunion
It was 60 years ago that the 20 members of the Langley High School class of 1947 graduated and left their teenaged youth behind for the wider world.
But Whidbey Island seems to have a magnetic pull and of the nine remaining class members, almost all of them still live on the island.
Hometown Hero Betty Lehman has always held the belief that life isn’t about her. And for Lehman this belief has made all the difference in the way she views life.
“Betty has been a trustworthy volunteer, a faithful church member, a community-minded woman who will go to any length to make a difference,” says Pastor Jim Lindus of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Fancy a Scottish fling? Or perhaps you’d prefer the Australian Ladies.
No worries, both can be found from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm.
On the first day of model rocket class every year, Leonard Good writes on the blackboard: “I am the famous Leonard.”
Good is famous, indeed, as the man responsible for helping kids to launch hundreds of homemade rockets for seven years.
It’s high summer and time for the Price is Right Sale at the Baby Island Saratoga Club.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, friends and neighbors will gather to enjoy the 32nd annual open-air marketplace of arts and crafts, plants, second-hand treasures and eatable goodies. Located on Saratoga Road just south of the Amble Road intersection, the sale draws residents and summer folks from all over South Whidbey every year.
If your intentions are noble, your purpose honorable, then you have paved your way to your mission.
The M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland has a clear mission statement, beginning with “helping kids.” The Forgotten Children Foundation purchased M-Bar-C in 2003, and Bill O’Brien took over the helm.