Life on Whidbey: He’s the nicest guy you’ll never meet

It was unusually hot that day in early May when I saw JOE HENRY KOONS outside Ace Hardware, looking a bit out of place but… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2007

Faithful Living: Rite of passage may take wisdoms, but offers growth

“Mom, can you make the appointment with the oral surgeon? My wisdom teeth are starting to come in and Dr. Vasquez says there’s not enough… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2007

Life on Whidbey: It was a trade made in heaven for one Whidbey car nut

“The trade was not about money,” said BILL WAITE, finding it nearly impossible to wipe the smile off his face. He has a knack for… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2007

Faithful Living: Appreciate life and its moments

Oliver, best known as “Mr. O,” is an orange tabby with a droopy, wobbly tummy. We adopted him several years ago as a young adult… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2007

Faithful Living: Take time to explore the change around you

It’s time for a field trip if you are a school-aged child. That’s because the end of the school year is in sight, you have… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Life on Whidbey: Nordic Lodge is anything but stuffy

“We want the community to know we can make a difference, regardless of one’s heritage,” said Dick Johnson, president of the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge,… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2007

Faithful Living: Slow down, find time to renew

“Check out these starts ... they’re actually thriving!” I hollered to my husband this week as I investigated my raised-bed garden. Deciding that I might… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2007

Faithful Living: Find ways to put worship in your schedule

Stop, Christian passer-by:Beneath this sod a poet lies,or that which once seem’d he.O, lift one thought in prayer for S.T.C. —that he, who many a… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2007

Life on Whidbey: Political process comes to your computer

Chicago’s Washington Square began as a lovely neighborhood park. It wasn’t long before it became the most celebrated open-air free-speech center in the country. Some… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2007

Hidden History: Blockhouses still stand guard

While digging through books about the island’s history, I couldn’t escape what looked like odd looking two-story cabins called blockhouses. After gathering information at the… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2007

Faithful Living: Wired to something truly powerful

Are you spiritually wired? Do matters of faith and spirituality absorb your thoughts or guide your life? Are you bored or intrigued by the idea… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2007

Life on Whidbey: Building a PBY Catalina the hard way

As one PBY Memorial Foundation member wryly put it, “Now all we need is a PBY body, a wing, a tail and another engine and… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2007

Faithful Living: No dress code needed to worship, spend time with God

God knows nothing of solitary saints or spiritual hermits.— RickWarrenTucked away in a family photo album is one of my all-time favorite snapshots of my… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2007

Life on Whidbey: Most vets keep mum on wartime service

The last two surviving veterans of World War I, ages 105 and 107, died recently, turning the page on this important chapter of U.S. history.Here… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2007

Faithful Living: Oh! Behold the joy of Easter

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and I feel the anticipation in my heart growing. This is because I love everything about Easter, especially the hope, the… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2007

Life on Whidbey: They serve on land and water

Say you’re enjoying a calm afternoon cruising on your Bayliner when a fire breaks out. You might have a long wait for the Coast Guard,… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2007

Faithful Living: People watching, past and present

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”--Muriel RukeyserI passionately enjoy people watching. My favorite locations include Sea-Tac Airport, Pike’s Place Public Market and any… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2007

Life on Whidbey: Custom design doesn’t have to break the bank

“I can create a custom look without the high costs,” said BOB CROUCH of Bob’s Cabinet Creations.His new digs at 810 SE Pioneer Way are… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2007

Faithful Living: A look at the lives behind the Easter drama

Easter Sunday is April 8 and the quickly approaching holiday has pushed me into action. This year I want to do more than purchase new… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2007

Life on Whidbey: It’s a birdy kind of love

LYDIA SIKES likes to joke that her husband PHIL dragged her here from Chicago nine years ago. “Actually, his daughter worked for me,” she said,… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2007