Barrington family seeks a Pioneer Way home for historic sculpture

Peggy Darst Townsdin, left, and her daughter Michelle stand before Wayne Lewis’ sculpture of prominent Oak Harbor pioneer Edward Barrington and his bride Christina McCrohan Barrington at Lewis’ studio. Lewis is donating the artwork to the city.  Darst Townsend is the great great granddaughter of the Barringtons. - Contributed photo
  • May 20, 2015 at 3:00AM

It’s only natural that Peggy Darst Townsdin is enamored by the fine detail of Wayne Lewis’ latest piece of artwork. It’s only natural that the art piece brings her great joy.


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Guemes Channel Trail and Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve

Last week, for the first time, I walked a recently-opened mile-long section of the Guemes Channel Trail in Anacortes, which will eventually connect to the Tommy Thompson Trail. I also visited the nearby Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve, which is accessible from the end of a little cul de sac that can be reached from Oakes Road (to Glasgow Way...

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When the Tide is Out the Table is Set

5-20-15 Last weekend I met some friends for lunch in Seattle.  We dined at Iva’s’ Longhouse on Lake Union.  The street side looks much like the Ivar’s take out counter at the Mukilteo ferry terminal, but around the side it looks more like a longhouse.  I walked through a giant totem pole to get into...

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Ginko Petrified Forest State Park

En route to Bloomsday a couple of weeks ago, I stopped at Ginko Petrified Forest State Park during my six hour drive from Whidbey Island to Spokane. I had read a few reviews about the park beforehand, which were mixed. It sounded like a neat place to see different species of petrified wood…if you didn’t mind viewing...

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Becoming Bloomies

Last summer, my 28-year-old, moving-back-to-Spokane niece Vanessa and I agreed that this year, in 2015, we’d run Bloomsday together. For many runners, this is a sort of bucket list event, primarily because it has so many participants. In fact, it’s the biggest 12K (7.5 mile) race in the country and the fourth largest timed race...


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