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Wag ‘n’ Walk all fun and games

It’s a day for the dogs that helps raise money for WAIF

 

Islanders help victims of Kilauea

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides. And now, two Whidbey Islanders add volcano recovery assistance to their experiences. Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteers Ron Conlin of… Continue reading

 

The 1960s

Rockin’ A Hard Place: From small roots to beloved festival

Annual Coupeville event hits 54

 

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                                Classical guitarist Andre Feriante of Langley plays at a gathering of Island Bohemians last year. He’s hosting a guitar festival at two South Whidbey wineries Aug. 10-12.

Feriante brings festival to Whidbey

Two wineries host ‘Guitar Euphoria’ Aug. 10-12

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                                Classical guitarist Andre Feriante of Langley plays at a gathering of Island Bohemians last year. He’s hosting a guitar festival at two South Whidbey wineries Aug. 10-12.

Jack and Jill’s Downhill Marathon 2018

Two fat flies spin wacky spirals around my head and torso, like tiny sharks circling their prey. House flies vomit and poop when they land… Continue reading

For t’ai chi class, yielding sabers all about better balance

Onlookers who witnessed a group of sword-wielding people Tuesday night at Fort Casey need not be concerned — the swords are wooden and simply used… Continue reading

“Foggy Sunrise, Lone Lake” by Pete Jordan

Artist’s new home

Painter Pete Jordan moves into Museo gallery, reception planned

“Foggy Sunrise, Lone Lake” by Pete Jordan
Theron Murphy, of Orem, Utah, kisses his wife, Jody, in front of the John L. Scott Real Estate office in Langley. People stand on the sidewalk on the heart, kiss, then make a hash mark on the chalkboard. The office keeps a tally and posts the monthly and yearly count. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Pucker up!

Chalkboard tally ensures every smooch counts

Theron Murphy, of Orem, Utah, kisses his wife, Jody, in front of the John L. Scott Real Estate office in Langley. People stand on the sidewalk on the heart, kiss, then make a hash mark on the chalkboard. The office keeps a tally and posts the monthly and yearly count. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Coffee brew has a Whidbey kick

Combining beer and coffee isn’t exactly a unique idea. There are plenty of dark stouts that were made with coffee beans and have a bold… Continue reading

Tidepooling Along the Olympic Peninsula

The shell collector skillfully maneuvers his way across the beach, wades through waves, and sifts through sand to locate mollusks, identifying them by feel. A… Continue reading

Origins of fairgrounds’ story pole is a mystery

South Whidbey historian on the case to uncover true carver

Little Mermaid Jr. awash with color, talent

Whidbey Playhouse kids’ production on stage July 19-29

Photo by Harry Anderson
                                Cauliflower develops large tough leaves to protect the young head.

Rockin’ A Hard Place: A cure for the summertime blues in my own backyard

I am old enough to remember the summer of 1958, when a rockabilly singer named Eddie Cochran released a song called “Summertime Blues.” It includes… Continue reading

Photo by Harry Anderson
                                Cauliflower develops large tough leaves to protect the young head.

Teens to shine at music festival

‘We’re just really blown away by these kids’

Fabulous Fourth

Hundreds of people lined the streets in downtown Oak Harbor Wednesday to watch the annual Fourth of July Parade, which was sponsored by the Oak… Continue reading

Shakespeare Festival plays emotional range

Female directors, perspective at the forefront

Strawberry Daze returns with more to eat and do

Paige Mueller-Flack hopes to combine education, fun activities and a family-farm atmosphere into the second annual celebration of strawberries at Bell’s Farm. Despite a tough… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Garden Tour picks whimsical host home

Patchwork of flowers, fun and quirky finds

Mucking about looking for squirts in the sand is part of the fun of digging for clams. This summer, Sound Water Stewards teaches six Digging for Dinner classes. Photo provided

Mucking about in clamming class

‘Digging for Dinner’ a popular Sound Water activity

Mucking about looking for squirts in the sand is part of the fun of digging for clams. This summer, Sound Water Stewards teaches six Digging for Dinner classes. Photo provided
Molka Xete, a new restaurant in Greenbank, specializes in street-style tacos that are five for $10. They make all the food from scratch, including sauces, tacos, tortillas and chips.

Center of island buzzing with new businesses

‘Molka Xete’ opens while store, deli and pot shop get ready

Molka Xete, a new restaurant in Greenbank, specializes in street-style tacos that are five for $10. They make all the food from scratch, including sauces, tacos, tortillas and chips.