Longtime love of own cats inspires art of North Whidbey’s Sandy Byers

Sandy Byers, in her Oak Harbor home studio, is working on a painting of a friend’s cat, Lily, at her winery. Lily reminds her of her cat, Biscuit, who died in 2011.   - Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • Oct 4, 2014 at 3:00AM

Sandy Byers’ latest work, an oil painting of a cat, rests on an easel in her home studio.


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From mud pies to pottery, 82-year-old Whidbey woman still making art

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00AM

For Flo Simenson, there’s nothing worse than sitting still.

Oak Harbor Senior Center schedule

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00AM

8:30-9:20 a.m. — Gentle Yoga 9 a.m. — Quilting Class

Couples say honesty key in marriage longevity

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

After marrying in 1949, Dennis Lougheed spent the next six decades following a policy of total honesty. It’s apparently worked well for him and his wife, Barbara Calhoun.

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Going Batty

On these warm summer days we keep windows and doors open to catch a breeze.  If you don’t have screens on your open windows and doors, the bugs come in, and so do the bats. Bats are fascinating animals.  They eat mosquitos and other bugs.  They disperse seeds and help pollinate fruits and flowers.  Some...


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