Patricia Guthrie

Terrace fiction writer sticks to the facts with birds and botany

Mountlake Terrace author Marty Wingate is penning two mystery book series with garden themes.


Disney’s “Aladdin” gets British Panto spin on Whidbey Island

The Never Too Late Players put on their second ‘Panto’ production in Langley.


New book peeks into the studios of Whidbey Island artists

“Artists of Whidbey Island” is about how 25 Islanders go about creating their art.


Equesterian enterprises on Whidbey have trail rides, therapy

Ride horses at Stride ’N Glide, Equestrian Crossings and Whidbey Equestrian Center in Coupeville.

Woman to share her sailboat’s story at Port Townsend festival

Kaci Cronkhite grew up “at the bottom of the ocean, in the rattlesnake capital of the world.” That’s her description of northwest Oklahoma where she… Continue reading

Aging well on Whidbey: Island County residents live longer

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the marine air, volunteering spirit, laid-back lifestyle, low crime rate, outdoor activities… Continue reading

Barber drops anchor in Oak Harbor, opens Yondersea shop

Would you let a bald guy cut your hair? Kevin Bell, the big, bearded and bald barber who just set up shop in downtown Oak… Continue reading

Island County launches pilot program to combat opioid abuse

A new outreach team that seeks out addicts on their own turf began on Camano Island… Continue reading

$50 million hospital expansion set to open later this year

Private “air-jet” massage tubs for mothers-to-be. Skylights shining above waiting rooms. Patient rooms larger than “apodments” in Seattle and tiled bathrooms nicer than… Continue reading

Whidbey couple build whimsical garden creations

Vanca Lumsden likes to say if you’re sitting on a bench made of old barn wood and willow branches anywhere on Whidbey Island,… Continue reading

Marvels of metal and wood

Built solid Carleton Fine Work owner Sean Carleton builds what he calls sculptural furniture at his Bothell studio. To learn more, visit his webpage at… Continue reading