The Bridge

Pat Watt joined the Whidbey Island Gem Club at a friend’s suggestion three years ago. She quickly learned how to cut and shape stone into colorful pieces of jewelry. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Seniors rock every week at Whidbey gem club

‘It gets addicting’


Together 65 years in marriage and missions

Ivan and Virginia Lathrop lived in Middle East, Japan


Crazy Quilters sew with charitable, social purposes

The origin of the Crazy Quilters is somewhat of a mystery, even to members of the group. Evelyn Blair, Doris Northcutt and Jenny Mayer were… Continue reading


HomePlace dog show offers a wagging good time

Move aside Westminster, the WAIF Dog Show at HomePlace Memory Care is best in show when it comes to heart. The show, hosted in HomePlace’s… Continue reading

WAIF’s Seniors for Seniors program a win-win

The folks at Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) believe that having a furry little friend late in life can mean the difference between life and… Continue reading

Romance alive and well in aging population

A woman sneaks from her room — well past midnight — and creeps a few doors down for her nightly romantic rendezvous with her lover.… Continue reading

Teacher’s impact reached beyond generations

Some things in life can have small beginnings. For retired teacher and 80-year-old Langley resident Jean Shaw, it all started by saying ‘yes.’ “Will you… Continue reading

Program ensures seniors enjoys ‘Time Together’

On the surface, the Time Together Program at South Whidbey Senior Center is a health program for those in their twilight years that encourages activity… Continue reading

Finding happiness in career is key, says business owner

Making drastic changes to one’s professional and personal life doesn’t always work out as planned. But for Langley business owner Marie Lincoln, 57, that wasn’t… Continue reading

Longtime Red Cross operator looks back on experiences

Serendipity and immersion have been the name of the game in Dan Prewitt’s life. Prewitt spent nearly half a century working with the American and… Continue reading

Honoring those for sticking a neck out for common good

Despair. Disgust. Those were just a couple of the feelings Ann Medlock felt while watching and listening to media in the early 1980s. She felt… Continue reading

Gloria Koll pens novel based on family stories, history.

From the fjords of Vestlandet to the plains of the Midwest, thousands of Norwegian immigrants bid farewell to their family, home and country and set… Continue reading