Life

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.
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                                Land Claims Founders Sculpture by Richard Nash is both visually striking and educational.

New public art honors Oak Harbor’s pioneers

Land Claims Founders Sculpture honors three explorers

Photos provided.
                                Land Claims Founders Sculpture by Richard Nash is both visually striking and educational.
Anderson at the parade.

Marching, waving, saluting, singing … because it’s fun

As soon as I moved to the Rock nine years ago, friends kept telling me, “You absolutely have to go to the Coupeville Memorial Day… Continue reading

Anderson at the parade.

Playhouse delivers sweet family treat with ‘Willy Wonka’

‘How can you not leave smiling?’

Nudibranch Whisperer of Deception Pass

Sea slugs cast a spell on me…and it all began with fake news. Well, semi-fake. Okay, it was actually two photographs, and the one that… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2018

Sketchers draw Whidbey’s world

Open a journal of one of the Whidbey Island Sketchers and details of local life spill out. A colorful teapot for sale at Island Thrift,… Continue reading

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover

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

Tunnel vision: Time for ‘Golden chains’

Crowds gather at Bayview nursery for annual display

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

April showers don’t dampen Holland Happening spirit

Children waved, marching bands played and the smell of kettle corn was in the air at the annual Holland Happening Grand Parade on Saturday. Attendees… Continue reading