Joyce Kuhn is pleased with her first attempt at creating a barn quilt on her North Whidbey barn. The 8-foot-by-8-foot square is made of plywood. Kuhn said a barn quilt trail would suit Whidbey Island. Another square is featured at Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens, below.   - Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Blazing a quilt trail?

  • May 25, 2016 at 5:00AM

Joyce Kuhn beams as she cranes her neck to admire a colorful new addition to her old red barn. What used to be a bare spot is now a large, red-white-and-blue square made of plywood that features the Ohio Star. She and her husband constructed the art piece and installed it this spring.


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Bike Month

May is a great month to start biking.  I pulled my two wheeler out of the garage last weekend and hit the road.  It had been months since I took it out for a spin. I had seen a lot of colorful characters passing my house like tropical birds all in a line, flying down...

Oak Harbor teen’s art earns Governor's Choice Award

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00AM

Alana Acosta headed to Olympia this week to accept the Governor’s Choice Award for her piece “Depixed.”

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Gluten Free Flatbread Pizza!

Come a little closer, I want to introduce you to my new favorite, Sonoma Gluten Free Flatbread Pizza! Now you can enjoy real honest to goodness flatbread pizza that is made without artificial ingredients, preservatives or colors.  The best part is that it is Certified Gluten Free!   Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness month?...

Banner year for tomatoes: Warm spring appeals to many crops on Whidbey Island

  • May 18, 2016 at 5:00AM

In the four decades since returning to the family farm, Sheila Case-Smith can’t remember a warmer May.


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