Things To Do

COME LIVE THE WHIDBEY LIFE If you live here now, congratulations! This will remind you of some of the special things that we have here on this island. 1) ANNUAL FESTIVALS such as the Penn Cove Mussel Festival,The Maxwelton 4th of July Parade, and Langley’s Mystery weekend (which is coming up in late February) and […]

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SEVEN GREAT REASONS TO VISIT FIRST, and THEN COME LIVE THE WHIDBEY LIFE If you live here now, congratulations! This will remind you of some of the special things that we have here on this island. ANNUAL FESTIVALS such as the Penn Cove Mussel Festival, The Maxwelton 4th of July Parade, and Langley’s Mystery weekend […]

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A bountiful harvest is your reward for being on Whidbey Island this fall. Produce, fruit, cheese, beef, lamb, and chicken can all be part of your day and the bounty you take home. Map out these great farms for a wonderful way to spend a fall weekend.

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In my recent blog post about the Whidbey Island Farm Tour, I mentioned how important it is to support our local farmers.   One way you can do that is to visit the new 3 Sisters Beef retail store located at the old Juan de Fuca fire station on Highway 20.  They just opened in early […]

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Mark your calendar now. Eighth Annual FREE Whidbey Island Farm Tour September 21 and 22, 2013 10:00am to 4:00pm So may years ago….. nine to be exact, Karen Krug of Spoiled Dog Winery and I had a discussion about how there were so many wonderful farms on Whidbey Island that people would love to know […]

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I met Karen and Jack Krug, the owners of the Spoiled Dog Winery, in September  2002.  They were visiting Whidbey Island, and were at that time living in Colorado.  They had spent vacations on Whidbey in the past, and felt it might be the place to make their permanent home.  A fortunate thing for me, […]

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Visit Whidbey Island Farmers Markets for some of the best the island has to offer. Farmers Markets from Oak Harbor to Langley

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For the past year, I have been the happy recipient of the weekly Grange Food News email from Chris Williams, who is an officer of the Deer Lagoon Grange. Chris’ official title is Pomona, and like her Roman Goddess namesake, she dispenses tantalizing tidbits of information about the gardens, fruits, vegetables and local foods of […]

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Djangofest is a big part of WICA‘s line up every year, and locals and visitors are lucky for that. Did you know that you can actually attend classes with some of these amazing artists? ALFONSO PONTICELL does a class where you can learn to play flamenco. For a full line up of the bands that […]

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If you live on Whidbey Island you really have it good when it comes to garden fresh produce from Spring through fall. Think baked bread, herbs, free range chicken, eggs, and so many other things you just can’t get enough of. Which is the reason why you REALLY have it good. From one end to […]

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We are moving quickly towards summer with long days and plenty of time to spend outdoors taking strolls at the beach and to walk our dogs. But since we all know there are always a few rainy windy days left in the next couple of months, I thought I would share with you some great […]

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I am a foodie. I love to cook, I love to eat, and I love to share that passion. Doesn’t it just make you feel welcome when you walk into a house and there are wonderful food aromas coming from the kitchen? One of the older “tricks of the trade” in real estate is to […]

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The 21st annual Penn Cove Coupeville Mussel Festival is being held over the weekend of March 5-7 2010  on the waterfront. Come enjoy briny mussels fresh from the sea in chowder and off the grill. This is a fitting place to hold an event like this, as the famous Penn Cove mussels are farmed here. […]

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Rain doesn’t bother me one drop.  I love the sound on the roof and watching the way the earth, sky and the “ in-between” interact.  But my personality doesn’t let me spend too much time in contemplation.  I start looking for ways to enjoy the rain experience on the islands when I have a day […]

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When you think about winery wine tasting, I’ll bet you think California, Oregon or Eastern Washington. On South Whidbey Island, there are a number of local wineries making some pretty darn good northwest wine.  It is an eclectic mix of wineries, some offering wines made from locally grown grapes and/or wines made from grapes grown […]

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You get up in the morning to the quiet of island life, waves lapping on the shore, birds and eagles flying overhead, deer and other wild life framing the landscape of your life.  But every once and a while, you just need to go to the city and feel the pulse and excitement of Pike […]

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