Celeste Erickson

A mother’s love: Women know impact love has on childrens’ lives

When it comes to motherhood, Eileen Wilson and Alta Brodie of Freeland consider themselves grateful to have been blessed with loving children and families.


Disney classic at Whidbey Children’s Theater

The Disney classic begins Friday, April 18, and continues through Sunday, April 27


Children’s Theater brings gadgets, thingamabobs to stage

Disney classic runs Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 27


Crime solved: Langley’s mystery weekend comes to a close

Langley’s 30th annual mystery weekend came to a close Sunday, as residents and out-of-towners cracked the case of “The Deadly Deed.” More than 1,000 people joined fictional detective I.B. Fuzz to solve the murder during the 30th Langley Mystery Weekend sponsored by the Langley Chamber of Commerce. The complex story, by Loretta Martin, wove together 24 characters as suspects in the murder of fictional Italian citizen Carmelo Geaherdelli.

Langley resident works to inspire caregivers

Ivan Neaigus’ life as a caregiver is an unfinished canvas. Perhaps it will always be so. His wife, Sarah Letitia Wallace, died in 2012 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, but the Langley resident is not yet ready to set aside the role.

Out of this world: Clinton artist explores earth’s objects in art installations

When artist Richard Evans’ walks into his Clinton studio, he walks into an area full of objects that have taken on another life. Milk Dud boxes attached to the wheel of a tire, office chairs turned upside down and packing peanuts forming a pool around a figurine are all part of Evans’ work in art installations. In his upcoming exhibit, “Near-Earth Objects,” Evans is taking viewers out of this world and into one in which a fictional character is looking back at Earth through his art installations.

Freeland writer nominated for screenplay

At first glance Bob Nelson might seem like a regular islander, working on his lawn or enjoying the scenes at Ebey’s Prairie. But Nelson will step out of the shadows this year and into a tuxedo. Nelson wrote the screenplay “Nebraska” and it’s been nominated for five Golden Globe awards, including best picture and best screenwriter.

Freeland resident’s soft goat cheese lands top honors in national competition

In the world of cheese-making Freeland resident Pam Cassidy has staked her claim. Cassidy recently took home a first place award in the American Dairy Goat Association’s 2013 Cheese Competition. Cassidy made a soft cheese called “Pure Bliss Herbed Goat” that won in the “Flavored Soft Cheese Tub/Bulk” category of the amateur division. She has been working on the recipe since she first started cheese-making in 1998, perfecting it three years ago.

Wedding show puts Whidbey Island’s vendors on the map

Buses full of newlyweds, mothers and wedding and event enthusiasts toured the Coupeville area Saturday for the inaugural Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour.

First Whidbey wedding tour highlights range of vendors

Buses full of newlyweds, mothers, and wedding and event enthusiasts toured the Coupeville area Saturday for the inaugural Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour. The occasion featured more than 45 vendors ranging from the islands premiere venues to catering services and wineries. Shuttle buses took the 200 ticket holders to five locations across Central Whidbey where vendors showed off their best work.

Owner of chocolate-themed store in Langley ‘pulls them in by their nose’

At the store, people are drawn in by the wafting scent of chocolate in the air. Online, word-of-mouth has garnered a significant following around the world. Marie Lincoln, owner of the Chocolate Flower Farm in Langley, has developed a successful retail store, online product business and farm based on chocolate.

Whidbey woodworkers gather for Woodpalooza

When Freeland resident John Shinneman first meets with a client to discuss a piece, nothing exists except for an idea and some rough lumber.