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Whidbey markets offer excellent local shopping options

— Created May 18, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed ‘Tis the season – market season that is – and Whidbey Island is home to a number of farmers markets to make shopping local very simple, indeed. But several Whidbey markets offer expanded selections that add even more to the mix. When one thinks of “market season,” fresh produce grown by local […]

SPiN Café fundraiser promotes supportive outreach

— Created May 18, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons Most visits to a café of any sort revolve around enjoying a delicious beverage, quite often in the company of friends. At Oak Harbor’s SPiN (Serving People in Need) Café, guests experience a similar type of camaraderie, and then some. For this café is a day center, a safe place where folks […]

Langley’s first tiny house fulfills big dream for THINC

— Created May 18, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It is a tiny house that represents a huge step forward for affordable workforce housing on Whidbey Island. THINC Whidbey (Tiny Houses in the Name of Christ) is holding an open house Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. at 722 Camano Ave., to celebrate the completion of the nonprofit’s first volunteer-built tiny […]

Water festival honors native heritage and more

— Created May 11, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It may look a little different this year, but the Penn Cove Water Festival returns Saturday with a day of Native American music, dancing and storytelling starting at 11 a.m. in the Coupeville town park. There are no canoe races this year, nor will there be arts and crafts vendors or educational […]

Waterfront Wednesdays coming to Coupeville

— Created May 11, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Shannon Bly With the backdrop of Penn Cove and the historic Coupeville Wharf behind them, buskers are slated provide live entertainment for the next seven weeks, as part of “Waterfront Wednesdays” in Coupeville’s downtown historic district. Performers will be there from 4 to 5 p.m. each Wednesday through June 29. The new busking series […]

Concert for Ukraine to raise funds through beautiful music

— Created May 11, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Two Whidbey Island musicians are putting their musical gifts to work Saturday to raise money for refugees of the war in Ukraine. Tekla Cunningham and Sheila Weidendorf will perform their concert for Ukraine at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. Admission is by donation and all funds will be […]

Outcast Productions’ show delivers on a miracle

— Created May 11, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons All the winning ingredients are right there.  The seven cast members hail from one end of Whidbey Island to the other.  As seasoned character actors, they bring many years of experience to the stage, ranging from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival to productions in Seattle, Portland, and points beyond. Add in a touch […]

Hearts and Hammers:
Building community one repair at a time

— Created May 4, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Shannon Bly Whidbey Island homeowners in need will be helped by community volunteers this Saturday and next at the annual Hearts and Hammers workdays. Team captains will gather their volunteers together and spend the day working on house projects such as building a handicap ramp, a roof repair, and bathroom and kitchen repairs. The […]

Coupeville students set entertaining “Trap”

— Created May 4, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Coupeville High School’s WolfPac Theater Troupe is pleased to announce its return to the stage with “Trap,” a one act play written by Stephen Gregg. The play opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the CHS performing arts center with two more performances set for Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets are $10 for […]

Lecture series features world renowned speaker

— Created May 4, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed  He is a renowned cultural anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, professor, photographer, filmmaker and explorer, and he is bringing his knowledge and expertise to Whidbey Island as the speaker for the eighth annual Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series, to be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Dr. […]

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