Life

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

 

April showers don’t dampen Holland Happening spirit

Children waved, marching bands played and the smell of kettle corn was in the air at the annual Holland Happening Grand Parade on Saturday. Attendees… Continue reading

 

Changing lives with home repairs

A decade under the tool belts of Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers helpers

 

A rainbow of rhodies awaits visitors this weekend at Meerkerk Gardens. The sanctuary of paths, woods, water views and hundreds of rhododendrons and other flowering plants hosts its annual Mother’s Day concert Sunday. Tickets: $10.

Mother’s Day at Meerkerk Gardens

Rainbows of rhodies spring forth for annual concert

A rainbow of rhodies awaits visitors this weekend at Meerkerk Gardens. The sanctuary of paths, woods, water views and hundreds of rhododendrons and other flowering plants hosts its annual Mother’s Day concert Sunday. Tickets: $10.

A venerable local captain acquires three new — and young — commanders

The Captain Whidbey Inn, a beloved Central Whidbey landmark, has been around for 111 years. Last week, as we sat on the inn’s outdoor cocktail… Continue reading

Penn Cover Water Festival on Saturday

Get ready to cheer on canoe racers, watch dance performances, listen to storytelling and eat some authentic Native American cuisine for this year’s upcoming Penn… Continue reading

Take a gamble on “Guys & Dolls”

Oak Harbor High School students shine in timeless musical

One mistake and 100 years of history

Whidbey writers follow trajectory of valuable stamp

Finding a new life in recovery

‘I never knew that normal life is amazing’

Salinger named Rotary Student of the Month

Gabe Salinger was recently recognized as the Rotary Student of the Month for April. Salinger is a senior at Oak Harbor High School. He played… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2018

Holland Happening going global

Chamber celebrates many cultures of Oak Harbor

Island Transit offering guided tours

Get on board for whales, woods, wine and more

Cloudstone: Where art grows in earth

Sculptors to honor Hank Nelson’s visionary work

Plant sales a blooming bounty for garden clubs

It’s raining plant sales this month as community garden clubs kick-off growing season with annual fundraising events. The first sale, hosted by Greenbank Garden Club,… Continue reading

Coupeville United Methodist Church as it stands today, still uses the building constructed in 1894. The church has since been added to and renovated.

Methodist church celebrates 165 years of worship

This weekend, Whidbey Island’s oldest church and one of the oldest in the state, will celebrate 165 years of sermons. Coupeville United Methodist Church will… Continue reading

Coupeville United Methodist Church as it stands today, still uses the building constructed in 1894. The church has since been added to and renovated.

ISLAND UNSEEN: Just say no to OSPI’s superfluous science assessment for class of 2019 students

This spring, about 83,000 11th-grade students in Washington will become the first to sit for the new high school science assessment for federal accountability: the… Continue reading

Whodunit revealed at Whidbey Playhouse

Cast cleverly conceals murderer in Agatha Christie’s ‘The Hollow”

Trading her keyboard for kale: A rock farmer’s tale

Farmers have little time for chit-chat. If it’s not planting time, it’s harvest time, or it’s time to clean the barn or order seed or… Continue reading

Quirky collection framed in ‘Found Objects’

Glass artist Richard Marquis reveals ‘stuff’

Kids of many kinds at North Whidbey Farm

Goat farm tour set for April 15, 16