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Whidbey’s Janie Cribbs keeps on belting out the blues

Whidbey’s Janie Cribbs keeps on belting out the blues

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Rait. These are just a few of the famous performers that Janie Cribbs… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019
Whidbey’s Janie Cribbs keeps on belting out the blues
Whidbey Island’s lost fishing resorts focus of bus tour

Whidbey Island’s lost fishing resorts focus of bus tour

By Wendy Leigh Any South Whidbey native over the age of 60 is sure to have a tall tale about the lively fishing resorts dotting… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019
Whidbey Island’s lost fishing resorts focus of bus tour
Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville

Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading

Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend

It’s going to be a big weekend for the art community and art-appreciative at the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts festival. This year’s festival will… Continue reading

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend
Coupeville native bringing movie to life in birthplace

Coupeville native bringing movie to life in birthplace

As film screenwriter and director Ben Medina set out to bring his dream of making a movie to life, he knew he’d return to where… Continue reading

Coupeville native bringing movie to life in birthplace
Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Whidbey Island’s thorny berry bushes are ripe with possibilities. The sweet fruit can be made into cobbler, jam or turned into a special batch of… Continue reading

Berry picking leads to merry drinking
Art & About | Whidbey Island’s August art events

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s August art events

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Art Gallery CALL FOR ARTISTS, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 3-5, Coupeville Recreation Hall. The festival is taking juried art gallery… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s August art events
Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours

Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours

If you and a group of people want to get somewhere on the island, Nicholas Konopik says it’s time to get kraken. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours
Pianist brings his classical music, jazz to Whidbey

Pianist brings his classical music, jazz to Whidbey

Whidbey’s arts community has a new resident, and he has been busy making friends with his unusual blend of improvisational jazz and classical piano. Rich… Continue reading

Pianist brings his classical music, jazz to Whidbey
Living the dream: Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home

Living the dream: Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home

It was Alli Gann’s childhood goal to move to Whidbey Island. But about a month after her family actually did so, it started to seem… Continue reading

Living the dream: Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home
A triple treat: Bicycle riders get sunshine, natural beauty and pie

A triple treat: Bicycle riders get sunshine, natural beauty and pie

Chloe Perkins liked just about everything about participating in Sunday’s Sea, Trees & Pie Bike Ride. Surrounded by family and friends, she completed the five-mile… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019
A triple treat: Bicycle riders get sunshine, natural beauty and pie
Top 4-H student of the year reflects on experiences | Whidbey Island Fair

Top 4-H student of the year reflects on experiences | Whidbey Island Fair

SWHS grad Camden Miller participated in the horse division for years, switched to cattle this year

Top 4-H student of the year reflects on experiences | Whidbey Island Fair
Giraffe Heroes: Honoring those who do the right thing, regardless of obstacles

Giraffe Heroes: Honoring those who do the right thing, regardless of obstacles

There aren’t any live giraffes in Langley, but the blue Giraffe Building on Second Street houses the headquarters of a worldwide organization dedicated to supporting… Continue reading

Giraffe Heroes: Honoring those who do the right thing, regardless of obstacles
Journey into the African savanna

Journey into the African savanna

Disney’s The Lion King Jr. showing at Whidbey Playhouse through July 28

Journey into the African savanna
Share the shore during pup season, look but don’t touch seals

Share the shore during pup season, look but don’t touch seals

Advocates for marine mammals are making their annual pitch to beach watchers regarding dewy-eyed babies they may come across. Don’t touch the baby seals. Seal… Continue reading

Share the shore during pup season, look but don’t touch seals
A chance to learn about Whidbey waters

A chance to learn about Whidbey waters

Guided Beach Walks program an opportunity to spot wildlife, learn about ocean

A chance to learn about Whidbey waters
Art & About | Whidbey Island’s July art events

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s July art events

• SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK at Historic GREENBANK FARM is 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 13. • ARTWORKS GALLERY featured artists for July are wood wall… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s July art events
All kids on deck: New park makes a splash

All kids on deck: New park makes a splash

Children play in the cool water of the new splash park, Shipwreck Shores, at Windjammer Park on a sunny Monday afternoon, July 8. The new… Continue reading

All kids on deck: New park makes a splash
Patriotism on parade in Oak Harbor

Patriotism on parade in Oak Harbor

American spirit was on proud display at Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July parade Thursday. The old-fashioned parade proceeded down Pioneer Way, stretching across downtown Oak… Continue reading

Patriotism on parade in Oak Harbor
Sweet treats to beat the heat

Sweet treats to beat the heat

Fruity recipes from Bell’s Farm, Lavender Wind and Mutiny Bay Distillery

  • Jul 2, 2019
Sweet treats to beat the heat