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Bunnies of Langley

Bunnies of Langley

Langley is a beautiful seaside village on Whidbey Island, but the “cherry on top” is the uniquely beautiful wild bunnies that you see around town.

Island Movie Magic

It’s too early to leave the house yet, but it’s not too early to start daydreaming about it! While we binge watch our way through this time of self-isolation, the locations on the screen start to look pretty appealing. Here are some movies to get you through the cabin fever and help you plan your escape. No need to visit … Read More

Sculptor Georgia Gerber works on giant clay ducks.

Artist Portrait: Georgia Gerber

Georgia Gerber specializes in whimsical sculptures from singing ducks to Langley’s boy and dog. Her most famous piece is the pig at Pike Place Market.

A collage of images from past Shakespeare Festival presentations

Island Shakespeare Festival

The Island Shakespeare Festival is a summer outdoor theatre celebration of the works of William Shakespeare, other writers, and the acting craft.  Performances run Thursday through Sunday in July and Wednesday though Sunday starting in late July. 2020 is the 11th year for the festival. Throughout the summer, Whidbey Island’s first repertory theatre presents works by Shakespeare and from other … Read More

Mona Newbauer on KIRO Radio

Fun events, caramels, food, and of course, chocolate were on the agenda when Mona Newbauer appeared on the Tom Douglas radio show “Seattle Kitchen.” The owner of Sweet Mona’s is well known for her chocolate shop in Langley and she’s sharing some of her sweet treats in Seattle, as well! Clock on the play arrow on the right to hear … Read More

A whale fluke sticks out of the water

Whale Watching Tours
from Whidbey Island

Whale watching in the spring is special. While resident and transient orca can be found in Puget Sound almost any time of the year, March and April features the addition of gray whales.
Tours are one of the best ways to see the whales and they depart from both Oak Harbor and Langley.

Santa gives the "two thumbs up" sign in the Langley Parade

Throwback Holidays for Making Memories

Something special happens with a small town “dresses up” for the holidays.  Despite the weather, there’s warmth in the air.  The decorations and lights turn store fronts and streets into magical places.  That music in the street?  Those are your neighbors.  The people in the parades?  Again, your neighbors.  The restaurants?  They’re in holiday mode, a place that feels almost … Read More