Spotlights Stories

All the World’s a Stage for Olena Hodges

by Leslie Irish Evans in Feature, More Stories, Spotlight, Theater and Dance

Whidbey’s Island Shakespeare Festival’s seventh season kicks off on Friday, July 8 with Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It.”

Go Hiking on Whidbey: Multiple Options—and Even More Trails

by Deb Crager in Feature, More Stories, Nature, Spotlight

“The great thing about hiking on Whidbey,” said Sarah Boin, a longtime, avid hiker, is that you can’t get too lost; you’ll find yourself at the water or on a road.”

Artists of Whidbey Island || More Than Meets the Eye

by Don Wodjenski in Feature, Spotlight, Visual Art

When it comes to looking at art, there’s always more than meets the eye. A painting, sculpture, story or song doesn’t simply materialize.

Ott & Murphy Winery Bottles Rosé the Color of a Whidbey Sunset

by Christy Korrow in Feature, More Stories, Spotlight, Winery

Showcasing both visiting musicians and local favorites, the Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room is a central part of the music scene in Langley.

Drinking in the View

by Sharon Betcher in Community, Feature, More Stories, Second Chance, Spotlight

On the island, water can seem mesmerizingly ubiquitous. We drink in the view from every possible angle.

Magical Meerkerk

by Linda Russell in Feature, Festivals, Gardens, More Stories, Nature, Spotlight

“I saw a fairy in the popcorn tree,” my granddaughter told me excitedly as she pointed to a fluffy white and pink rhododendron tree.

A ‘Hare-Raising Tail’ Is Detected by a Record Number of Volunteer Sleuths

by David Welton in Community, Feature, More Stories, Spotlight

Langley’s 32nd annual Mystery Weekend on Feb. 27 and 28 set an attendance record when amateur sleuths from all over descended on the Village by the Sea to help solve its yearly February crime.

Public Forum on March 16: Who’s in charge of your drinking water?

by Claire Moore in Community, Feature, Spotlight

Two major gatherings on water and community will be convened at the Whidbey Institute from Wednesday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19.