Kite festival lifts off this weekend

— Created September 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Shannon Bly Whidbey Island Kite Festival returns to Camp Casey in Coupeville this Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Since 2000, kite flyers of all skill levels have gathered at Camp Casey to fly kites, take part in competitions, and enjoy the color and beauty of kites in the […]

“Angel of Creativity” finds a home in Oak Harbor

— Created September 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It has been a long road, but the “Angel de la Creatividad,” or “Angel of Creativity,” a sculpture by world renowned sculptor Sebastian, will be installed in Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor City Council, in a four-to-one vote last week, ended months of debate on whether to accept the […]

Live theater is back at Whidbey Playhouse: “Tea for Three” opens Friday

— Created September 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The Whidbey Island community is invited to share an evening with three special ladies as Oak Harbor’s Whidbey Playhouse welcomes Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford to the stage in “Tea for Three, Lady Bird, Pat and Betty,” a play by Eric H. Weinberg and Elaine Bromka. The play opens […]

Whole new Relay, same old fight

— Created September 8, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Relay for Life of North Puget Sound has a completely new look and feel this year, but its mission is the same as it has always been, to raise money to support cancer research. The Relay takes place Friday at the Blue Fox Drive-in in Oak Harbor. Gates open at 4 p.m. […]

Street fair celebrates Friends of the Langley Library’s centennial and more

— Created September 8, 2021 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons The last days of summer may be upon us but Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., Langley will close out the season in style with a street fair. Hosted by Friends of the Langley Library, the Centennial Street Fair commemorates the 100th year of that organization’s incorporation, while also highlighting […]

Oak Harbor Music Festival rocks again

— Created September 1, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Music lovers near and far are ready to rock, roll, dance, clap, tap, snap, stomp, clomp and generally get their groove on this weekend, as the sweet sounds of the Oak Harbor Music Festival fill the air once more. The Nick Drummond Band starts things off at 6:15 p.m. Friday, immediately following […]

Woodpalooza celebrates Whidbey’s woodworkers

— Created September 1, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The art of woodworking will take center stage this weekend at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, as the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the 17th annual Woodpalooza event at Zech Hall. This free exhibition will be open Saturday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m. daily and there will […]

Volunteers bring Whidbey history to life

— Created August 25, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed There is still time to pack a little history into one’s visit to Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and, more specifically, to the historic home of Jacob and Sarah Ebey, where volunteer docents are standing by to share details of what life was like for Whidbey Island’s early settlers. The Ebey House […]

Sponsors, exhibitors, instructors sought for Harvest Festival

— Created August 25, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed We are still deep into summer, but already plans are being made for the second annual Whidbey Island Harvest Festival, to be held Oct. 1-3 at the Island County Fairgrounds and Events Center in Langley. The event, which began in 2019, but was cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic, is a […]

Council continues consideration of “Angel” statue

— Created August 25, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller             After months of extensive discussion, the “Angel de la Creatividad” statue by world-recognized artist Sebastian may be finding a new home on Whidbey Island. At the Aug. 4 Oak Harbor City Council meeting, council members continued discussion around the 37-foot statue.  The council delayed acting on the item based on […]

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