Some of Paul Carter’s work, as well as one of his special collections of rutilated quartz, will join the creations and collections of others on display for the public to admire at the 51st annual Rock & Gem Show Feb. 13-14, at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.
“If you build it they will come,” Joe Sheldon said as he opened his talk before a room full of gardening enthusiasts.
Pennie Rees, Roberta Piercy and Cathie Harrison are part of a 50-plus women’s masters team from Washington that has qualified for the 2016 Club Crew World Championships in Adelaide in April.
The appeal to a Whidbey Island audience seemed stronger the longer a group of reading enthusiasts looked at a novel written by a nearby author. Ultimately, the committee selected “The Wind is Not a River,” penned by Brian Payton of Vancouver, B.C., as the book for this year’s all-island Whidbey Reads program.
Living in the shadow of some of the most majestic mountains in the Cascade Range, Dave Tucker became fascinated by both the beauty and danger of ancient volcanos.
She’s been resting quietly at the Oak Harbor Marina for a few months now, wrapped snugly in plastic to protect her from the elements. The patchwork of wrap, tape and PVC pipe orchestrated by Mark Saia isn’t intended to be pretty. It’s about keeping the teak deck, pilot house and the rest of the wooden schooner Suva dry.
Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.