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Whidbey Island hosts a wealth of July 4th attractions

— Created June 29, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons From north to south and points in between, there’s no lack of activities around Whidbey Island in July. The bonus attraction is, some of these get going before the July 4th holiday, and some even last all summer long. American RootsMusic sets the mood for everything Americana-related this month. From the north […]

WICA provides cool entertainment for hot summer nights

— Created June 29, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Anyone in search of a cool night of entertainment in the coming weeks need look no further than Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. WICA’s Summer Nights Series, sponsored by Whidbey Telecom, officially begins Friday when the Hot Club of Troy takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. A variety of […]

Whidbey grieves the loss of its “Conductor of Fun”

— Created June 29, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed No one could make you laugh like Jim Freeman, Whidbey Island’s self-described “Conductor of Fun” and our colleague here at Whidbey Weekly. Jim passed away June 19, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts and, we are sure, in the hearts of his faithful readers and the many, many friends he acquired […]

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Coupeville Lions Club’s annual garage sale is back

— Created June 22, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The anticipation is building as people await the return of the Coupeville Lions Club’s annual garage sale, to be held July 2 and 3 at Coupeville Elementary School at South Main Street and Hwy. 20. Hours Saturday, July 2, are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 3, from 9 a.m. […]

San de Fuca history goes up in smoke

— Created June 22, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed A second vehicle collision in three months has caused significant damage to a central Whidbey Island landmark. Washington State Patrol said the driver of a semi-truck traveling northbound on State Route 20 Sunday lost control of the vehicle in the San de Fuca area, crashing into the Penn Cove Pottery building. “He […]

Freeland residents question supportive housing plans for motel

— Created June 22, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed A boisterous, standing-room-only crowd filled Trinity Lutheran Church’s meeting room last Thursday evening (June 16) to learn more about potential plans to convert the Harbor Inn motel in Freeland to supportive and transitional housing. Island County District 1 Commissioner Melanie Bacon organized the community meeting to address what she called rumors circulating […]

WICA’s “Apostrophe” explores life, relationships

— Created June 15, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons Theater aficionados and locals alike have a rare opportunity now through June 25 to see a play penned by regional playwright, Liza Powel O’Brien, a play that’s not yet been staged anywhere up until now. Presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, acting Executive Director Deana Duncansaid WICA is […]

Saratoga Orchestra set to “Strum!” this weekend

— Created June 15, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed As familiar as a guitar is in the music world, the instrument is not often the focus of an orchestra concert. But classical guitar will take center stage at Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island’s concerts this weekend in Langley and Oak Harbor. Performances of the program “Strum!” will be Saturday at First […]

Street dances help kick start summer on Whidbey

— Created June 8, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Ah, yes. Summer on Whidbey Island. One sure way to know it has arrived is when the Bayview Corner Summer Street Dances in Langley begin – and sure enough, summer starts Wednesday, June 15 when the Nathanial Talbot Trio kicks off the annual series. From 6 to 8 p.m., rain or shine, […]

Art in the Park promises “cornucopia of culture”

— Created June 8, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Art is all around us – one just has to look for it in all its many forms. That, in essence, is what Art in the Park at Fort Casey State Park is all about. The free event, which takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is  a conglomeration of […]

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