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WINTER ON WHIDBEY

Visitor's Guide to Beautiful Whidbey Island 2015-2016

A supplement of the South Whidbey Record & Whidbey News-Times


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WINTER on Whidbey 2015-2016 A PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD 360-221-5300 www.southwhidbeyrecord.com and WHIDBEY NEWS-TIMES 360-675-6611 www.whidbeynewstimes.com 107 S. Main Street, Suite E101 Coupeville, WA 98239 EXECUTIVE EDITOR & PUBLISHER Keven R. Graves ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Kimberlly Winjum EDITOR Justin Burnett REPORTING Jessie Stensland, Megan Hansen, Ben Watanabe, Evan Thompson, Ron Newberry, Debra Vaughn & Dan Richman AD DESIGN: Rebecca Collins & Jennifer Miller MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES Joann Baker, Teri Mendiola, Nora Durand and Phil DuBois Copyright 2015 Sound Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

CONTENTS 3 ..... Welcome to Whidbey Island 4 ..... Accommodations 6-12 ..... Seasonal events calendar 13-18 ..... Island shopping venues 19 ..... Great places to eat 21-23 ..... Whidbey's best brewskies 25 ..... Fun on Whidbey 26-27 ..... Galleries, visual arts 28-29 ..... To the theatre

ON THE COVER Photo by Justin Burnett

Birdie Holtby holds up her prize at the Sea Float Scramble in Langley in January, 2015. The event often sees a large turnout, with more than 200 glass balls given to participants.

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WELCOME

to an island paradise

Thinking about a trip to Whidbey Island? There is something you should know first: people who visit here are highly susceptible to falling in love with this island paradise. After a few days, you may just find that you never want to leave. While rural, charming and romantic, it's anything but sleepy and boring. Whidbey Island stands out as Puget Sound’s best getaway because it never falls into a winter slumber. Do your holiday shopping in Oak Harbor, welcome the new year by hopping into Puget Sound during Freeland’s Polar Bear Plunge, sleuth through clues during Langley’s Mystery Weekend in February or celebrate the bounty of the seas in Coupeville during the Penn Cove Mussel Festival. Rich history, creative atmosphere and unparalleled natural beauty are all found here. Each community has a distinct character and offers a little something for everyone. Oak Harbor, a vibrant waterfront city, offers great shopping and dining to military history and golf. It is the largest city on Whidbey and is a great base for exploring North Whidbey. Coupeville is a quiet community by comparison. It still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was first settled. Yet, it offers great food and shopping. Throughout Ebey’s Reserve, from the shoreline of Penn Cove to the bluff at Ebey’s Landing, Coupeville visitors enjoy nature at its best with bald eagles soaring and gray whales and otters frolicking in the water. Greenbank, at the heart of the island, is home to Greenbank Farm, where visitors enjoy long walks or learn about sustainable farming. Eat some of the tastiest pie you’ll ever have at Whidbey Pies and stroll through the small shops and galleries. Love lush gardens? Then a stop at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens is a must. Nestled between Holmes Harbor and Mutiny Bay, Freeland is an active com-

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munity in which many people want to live and play. Downtown Freeland offers shopping and dining all within walking distance. Antiques and technology shops can be found across the street from each other, and it is home to some of the finest beaches on the island, such as Double Bluff Beach Park. Langley, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013, is bustling with activity. With its inns and restaurants that have earned national recognition, the Village by the Sea is home to many creative minds. Visitors can experience everything from watching master glass blowers at work to observing sea life from a kayak. Rub elbows with artists, winemakers and coffee roasters and shop, shop, shop. Finally, Clinton is the gateway to Whidbey Island for many visitors. It is the landing for one of two ferry routes serving the island. Clinton has a wonderful artist community and is home to beautiful parks, beaches and an innovative business community. Located at the heart of Puget Sound, just northwest of Seattle and southwest of the San Juans, a Whidbey Island getaway is closer than you think, and getting here is half the fun. Whether you’re crossing breathtaking Deception Pass Bridge or arriving by ferry from Mukilteo, the island is about one hour from the heart of Seattle. From the Olympic Peninsula, Whidbey is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Port Townsend. A little known fact about Whidbey Island that should not go unmentioned — situated in the rain shadow of the Olympics, parts of the island receive less than half the average rainfall of Seattle. This winter, leave the umbrella at home and stroll the county’s beaches, hike the trails, explore charming stores, eat locally grown food, sample wine and watch a show produced by one of our many performing arts companies. By the time you leave, you’ll know why Whidbey Island is one of the gems of Western Washington.

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Accommodations Charming, rustic or familiar, Whidbey has what you seek

Whidbey Island is a favorite getaway for mainlanders — and for good reason. Miles of driftwood-strewn beaches. Cool, dark forests. Farmland rich and fecund. When visitors come to stay, they have an array of choices up and down the island, from charming bed and breakfasts and rural retreats to familiar establishments with names you recognize. Whatever your pleasure, Whidbey can accommodate your needs. Starting on North Whidbey, Oak Harbor has lots of room for the whole family. The Best Western (360-679-4567, http:// bestwesternwashington.com), Coachman Inn (360-675-0727, www.thecoachmaninn.com), Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor (360-2792222, www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/ reservation) and the Auld Holland Inn, with its iconic windmill in Oak Harbor (360675-2288, www.auld-holland.com) are great choices. The North End has choices for the more adventurous as well. While not technically on Whidbey, those looking for something different can book a stay at a small island at Deception Pass. The Ben Ure Cabin, located on a 10-acre island of the same name, can only be reached by kayak or canoe. Up to two people can stay at one time. The rustic, tiny cabin offers views of Simik Bay and a chance to get away from it all. Book a stay through the state parks reservation system ($85 per night, 1-888-226-7688, washington.goingtocamp.com).

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The Anchorage Inn in Coupeville and the Blue Goose Inn (background, right) are great places to stay in Coupeville. “It’s open to all of us who can’t afford a place of our own like this,” said park ranger Jack Hartt. One of Whidbey’s well-known lodges is the Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville (www. captainwhidbey.com). The 107-year-old inn is located on Penn Cove, offering waterfront views, a bar and restaurant and rustic charm. Aside from the suites in the lodge, the inn offers private cabins. For a taste of authentic farm life, consider a stay at Crockett Farm Bed and Breakfast in Coupeville (360-678-2036, crockettfarmbnb. com), which boasts five rooms on one of the oldest farmsteads on the island. With a meeting room, library and cozy fireplace, the farm is an attractive choice for special events such as weddings.

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Stay in Coupeville’s historic district in a converted 1937 firehouse at the Firehouse Inn ($185 per night, 360-678-2184, www.coupevillefirehouseinn.com). The inn is surrounded by shops and restaurants and overlooks the Coupeville Wharf. The rental includes historic touches, such as exposed beams and hardwood floors. Close by is the The Coupeville Inn ($110 per night, 360-678-6668, http://thecoupevilleinn.com). This charming French Mansardstyle inn is located downtown and minutes from the Coupeville Wharf and shops. Coupeville also has a wide selection of B&Bs, from the historic Blue Goose Inn (360-678-4284, http://blueSEE ACCOMMODATIONS, PAGE 5

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gooseinn.com) to the modern but equally grand Anchorage Inn (360-678-5581, www.anchorage-inn.com) — both are located on North Main Street.

Someday Farm Vegan Bed and Breakfast in Freeland ($150 per night, 360-331-2864) somedayfarmveganbedandbreakfast.com) offers 70 acres to wander as well as fresh-baked goods and fruit in the morning and a fullystocked vegan kitchen for guests to cook. Visitors can stay in a tree house at the Whidbey Wellness in the Woods in Freeland ($150 per night, 206-571-3165, whidbeywellness.com). The tree house sits 13 feet off the ground in a cedar tree. Windows and plenty of skylights offer views of the surrounding woods. The Inn at Langley is an upscale waterfront inn located near Saratoga Passage — it's one of the top hotels in the world, according to Travel + Leisure. All the rooms offer waterfront views. Rates start at $225 a night (360-221-3033, www. innatlangley.com). Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Clinton is situated on 2.5 acres of pasture, garden and orchard. It offers four garden-themed suites for guests, each with their own fireplace and private entrances. The property overlooks Sunlight Beach and Useless Bay. The bed and breakfast is a farm experience, with donkeys, sheep and bunnies (rooms start at $129, 360-321-6288, www. farmhousebb.com).

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EVENTS CALENDAR

NOVEMBER

vicesmanager@uselessbay golf.com or 360-321-5960 Nov. 27: County for more information. Christmas at the Fair, Dec. 3: Coupeville 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. Late-night Holiday 27-29, at the Island Shopping. 5-7 p.m. at County Fairgrounds in Coupeville’s Historic Langley. Shop local artists and crafters in a gift Waterfront Association. boutique format for onewww.coupevillehistoric of-a-kind and unique waterfront.com handcrafted gifts. Lunch Dec. 4-6: Holiday will be available for purMarket on Pichase. oneer Way, Nov. 27-29: Holiday Oak Harbor. Market on Pioneer Way, F e a t u r e s 20Oak Harbor. Features plus arts and crafts 20-plus arts and crafts vendors. Runs the four vendors. Runs the four weekends between weekends between Thanksgiving and ChristThanksgiving and Christmas with special appearmas with special appearances from Santa. ances from Santa. Dec. 4-20: “A DickMegan Hansen photo Nov. 27: Tractor ens’ Christmas Carol: Contestants participate in a mussel eating contest, a highlight of Lighting, 4:30 p.m. at A Traveling Travesty in G r e e n b a n k Farm. Sing Musselfest, which is held in March in Coupeville. Two Tumultuous Acts,” Christmas run Dec. 4-20 at Whidbey carols with Playhouse in Oak Harbor. Nov. 28: Lighting of Langley, brothers Vern and Karl www.whidbeyplayhouse.com 4-6 p.m. at Langley Park on SecOlsen as they light the tractor Dec. 4-19: The Addams Family ond Street. Enjoy singing carols, sipfor the holiday season. — A Musical, 7:30 p.m. at Whidbey ping hot cider and cocoa, and pictures Nov. 28: Sip n’ Shop on the Cove, 4-7 Island Center for the Arts, Langley. p.m. at the Coupeville Rec Hall. In sup- with Santa. This annual tree-lightwww.wicaonline.org ing kicks off the holiday seaport of Small Business Saturday, enjoy Dec. 4: Festival of Trees Gala son in the Village by the Sea. wine tasting in the Rec Hall and a samand Auction. 5:30-11:30 p.m. at www.visitlangleycom pling of hors’oeuvres and sweet delights. the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Before or after the wine tasting, shop for Features decorated trees, DECEMBER that special Christmas gift in one of our wreaths and auction items. Useless Bay Bouunique small businesses on Front Street. 360-279-0644, bbbsislandcounty. Nov. 28: Gingerbread Workshop, 11 tique Bazaar, 1-3 p.m., org Dec. 1, at the club. This a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coupeville Masonic Dec. 5: Teddy Bear CharacLodge. Sponsored by Coupeville His- event is free and open ter Breakfast. 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to the public and will featoric Waterfront Association. Enter your at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. creation in the Gingerbread Challenge at ture local boutiques and art- ists. 360-279-0644, bbbsislandcounty.org Contact Christi Karvasek at memberser the Coupeville Library after. Dec. 5: Annual Jingle Trail 5K Run/Walk, 10-11:30 a.m. at Camp Casey and Fort Casey. www.coupevillechamber.com Linda Earnhart Dec. 5: Greening of Coupeville Managing Broker, GRI, CRS Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting,

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4-5 p.m. starting from Terry Road and South Main Street and ending in downtown. Christmas Caroling and Tree Lighting to follow at Cook’s Corner Park. Go out on the wharf and view the lighted boat parade. Dec. 5: Saratoga Orchestra Holiday Concert, 1-3 p.m. at Coupeville High School. www.sowhidbey.com Dec. 5: Home for the Holidays, 4-7 p.m. in Oak Harbor on Pioneer Way. Choirs and Taste of Holiday Memories run 4-7 p.m., the tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5: Coupeville Late-night Holiday Shopping. 5-7 p.m. at Coupeville’s Historic Waterfront Association. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com Dec. 5: Holly Jolly Christmas Parade & Holiday Stroll, 11 a.m. at Sixth Street, Cascade Avenue, First Street, Anthes Avenue and Second Street. Participating stores are open late for a festive evening Holiday Stroll; allowing locals and visitors alike to shop ’til they drop while enjoying First Saturday Art Walk. 360-221-6765, www.visitlangley.com Dec. 5: Holiday Bazaar. At Clinton Community Hall. 360-341-3747, www.clintoncommunity hall.org Dec. 8: Afternoon with Santa, 2-6 p.m. at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead, Camano Island. Enjoy holiday themed activities and bring your camera for photos with Santa. Dec. 10: Coupeville Late-night Holiday Shopping. 5-7 p.m. at Coupeville’s Historic Waterfront Association. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com Dec. 10-20: “The Mousetrap,” runs Dec. 20-20 at Whidbey Island Children’s Theater in Langley. www.wct magic.org Dec. 13: Candy Cane Christmas Gingerbread House decorating at Sweet Mona’s. www.visitlangley.com Dec. 11-13: Holiday Market on Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. Features 20-plus arts and crafts vendors. Runs the four

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weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas with special appearances from Santa. Dec. 13: Candy Cane Christmas Gingerbread House decorating at Sweet Mona's. www. visitlangley.com for more information. Dec. 15: A Holiday Concert with Jennifer Scott, 7-9 p.m. at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead, Camano Island. $20 for adults and students 18 and younger free with student ID. Dec. 17: Coupeville Late-night Holiday Shopping. 5-7 p.m. at Coupeville’s Historic Waterfront Association. www.coupevillehistoricwater

front.com Dec. 18-20: Holiday Market on Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. Features 20-plus arts and crafts vendors. Runs the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas with special appearances from Santa. Dec. 19: A Very Merry Christmas $1,000 Giveaway at Boy & Dog Park, Langley. www.visitlangley.com Dec. 19: Green Ticket Cash Giveaway, 5 p.m. at Harborside Village Mall on Pioneer Way. For every $20 spent at SEE EVENTS, PAGE 8

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any participating business until Dec. 19 enter to win $1,000 cash prize. Must be present to win. Dec. 20: Red Ticket Drawing. At Historic Downtown Coupeville. $1,000 drawing. Shop, dine and stay with participating merchants through Dec. 21 and earn red tickets that are entered into a drawing. 360-678-5434 Dec. 20: Solstice Concert: Duo Flamenco — Eric & Encarnación — Flamenco en Navidad, with special guest Judith Adams, 7:30 p.m. at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley. www.wicaonline.org Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve fireworks, 9 p.m. at Windjammer Park. Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

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Jan. 2: Tingstad and Rumbel: Twelfth Night Tradition, 7:30 p.m., at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley.www.wicaonline. org For the past 29 years, Grammy Award-winning artist, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have been home for the holidays creating a longstanding tradition with Northwest families. Join them as their holiday presence illuminates the enduring spirit of the season

with the gift of music. Jan. 8: Cello and Piano with James Hinkley and Mark Findlay, 7:30 p.m. at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley. www.wicaonline.org Jan. 9: Sea Float Scramble. 11 a.m. at Seawall Park. Hunt for hand-blown glass treasures. Free. 360 221-6686, www.langleymain street.org

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www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com March 11-20: “The Sweet and Salty Salish Sea,” runs March 11-20 at Whidbey Island Children’s Theater in Langley. www.wctmagic.org March 13: Mussels in the Kettles. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on Main Street, Coupeville. Noncompetitive mountain bike ride for all ages and levels of experience. www.musselsinthekettles.net March 12-13: Musselfest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Coupeville. Visit area businesses to sample chowder contest entries, dine on mussels and libations at two beer gardens while listening to live music. Tickets sell quickly. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com March 19: Port Susan Home and Garden Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Camano Center. Speakers and raffle. Free. 360-387-0222, www.portsusanhomeand garden.com

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COOL STUFF Where to go, what to buy

Being 58 miles long, Whidbey Island has many places to explore while taking in the beauty of this picturesque getaway. Each community is its own shopping experience with a plethora of unique and interesting merchandise, some of which was made right here on Whidbey Island.

el. Shoppers will also find portrait photography by local photographer Sean Callahan. For younger customers, Gizmo's Skate Shop sells decks, wheels, trucks, bearings, stickers, cloths, shoes and more. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your skateboarding needs. Further down the street is the Garry Oak Gallery, which

features local artists' collections of wood works, pottery and paintings. Also on Pioneer Way is Whidbey Wild Bird, which offers a variety of products such as birdseed and bird feeders to attract beautiful birds to your backyard. SEE SHOPPING, PAGE 14

OAK HARBOR For those who make their way onto the island via Deception Pass, your first stop should be in Oak Harbor. Whidbey’s largest city, it’s a booming commercial enterprise that offers big-box stores and small businesses alike. Just off the beaten path is the city’s historic downtown shopping district on Pioneer Way. The recently remodeled area features a collection of shops and merchants who sell fine art by local artists, home decor, custom jewelry and more. Just Because, a consignment store, contains everything from furniture to Seahawks appar-

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COUPEVILLE About 15 minutes south visitors will find Coupeville, Whidbey Island’s historic heartbeat which is nestled within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve — a unit of the national park system. This waterfront town is home to century-old buildings, a museum and enough small-town shops to keep shoppers browsing for hours. On Front Street, visitors will find souvenirs and island knickknacks, decorations, gifts,

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clothing and locally made treasures galore. Starting with a bit of fun, swing by Far From Normal; it leads the downtown district in shop with the most wacky and out-of-thisworld stuff. Across the street from Far From Normal is Aqua Gifts, a home decor and accents, gifts and antiques shop. One of downtown’s newest businesses is the Handbag Consignment Shop, where visitors can purchase high-end designer bags such as Louis Vuitton. A Touch of Dutch features clothing as well as art, delicacies and souvenirs. For playful children hoping to snag a few toys, be sure to check out localfavorite the Honey Bear. It’s a toy and candy store packed with an array of selections from the educational and old-fashioned to the colorful and tasty. If you’re thinking you may have missed out on Coupeville’s unique shopping experience, try One More Thing. The shop on Main Street offers clothing, quilts and gifts.

GREENBANK Greenbank is home to the Greenbank Farm,

9:00 to 6:00 Mon - Sat

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which features a mix of businesses. For the tastebuds, Erin Stonefelt has some of the tastiest cheeses Whidbey has to offer. The shop offers a healthy selection of locallymade cheeses as well as some of the industries finest from around the world. The neighboring Greenbank Wine Shop will complement that palate, offering the perfect pairing to the cheese shop. For the sweeter side of life, try Whidbey Pies Cafe, owned by Jan Gunn. The farm also features a number of art galleries, including Artworks Gallery, Raven Rocks Studio, and the Rob Schouten Gallery. Up the hill from the farm is the famed Greenbank Store, which features a general store with a range of necessities.

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Island Art Glass 2062 Newman Road|Langley (360) 321-4439

Dean Tile Art Gallery 1660 Roberta Avenue|Freeland (360) 331-1295 www.deantile.com

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COZY’S ROADHOUSE 8872 State Route 525 | Clinton | 360-341-2838 www.cozysroadhouse.com

Bubba...where good “chip” happens! 18273 State Route 525 | Freeland | 360-907-3733

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PRIMA BISTRO 201 ½ First Street | Langley | 360-221-4060 www.primabistro.com

2780 Marshview Avenue | Langley www.bayviewfarmandgarden.com

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SALTY MUG On the Wharf | Coupeville

901 Grace Street | Coupeville | 360-678-0683

Simply Good Food

THE OYSTERCATCHER

12 NW Front Street | Coupeville | 360-678-2900

Open for lunch 11:00 am–4 pm. A simple menu for simply delicious homemade food.

MOSQUITO FLEET CHILI

LAVENDER WIND 15 NW Coveland Street | Coupeville www.lavenderwind.com

SWEET RICE THAI CUISINE & SPIRIT 885 SE Pioneer Way | Oak Harbor | 360-679-8268

1191 SE Fidalgo Avenue | Oak Harbor | 360- 279-1231

Fine dining, steak and seafood.

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COZY’S ROADHOUSE 8872 State Route 525 | Clinton | 360-341-2838 www.cozysroadhouse.com

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PRIMA BISTRO 201 ½ First Street | Langley | 360-221-4060 www.primabistro.com

2780 Marshview Avenue | Langley www.bayviewfarmandgarden.com

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BAYLEAF 101 NW Coveland Street | Coupeville | 360-678-6603

SALTY MUG On the Wharf | Coupeville

901 Grace Street | Coupeville | 360-678-0683

Simply Good Food

THE OYSTERCATCHER

12 NW Front Street | Coupeville | 360-678-2900

Open for lunch 11:00 am–4 pm. A simple menu for simply delicious homemade food.

MOSQUITO FLEET CHILI

LAVENDER WIND 15 NW Coveland Street | Coupeville www.lavenderwind.com

SWEET RICE THAI CUISINE & SPIRIT 885 SE Pioneer Way | Oak Harbor | 360-679-8268

1191 SE Fidalgo Avenue | Oak Harbor | 360- 279-1231

Fine dining, steak and seafood.

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retail shops and merchandise to buy. For the technology consumers, be sure to explore Whidbey Telecom’s technology store, located in the phone company’s customer experience center on Main Street. The store has modern gadgets for all your digital needs. Across the other side of the building are the WiFire, offering a cafe selection of food, and Webbs Department store, where you can find all the necessary clothing to bundle up for the winter. Freeland also offers a number of small stores and an antique mall, which sell everything

Extraordinary Hand-Crafted Pinot Noir 5881 Maxwelton Road, Langley from the Heart of Puget Sound www.spoileddogwinery.com

from apparel to tea. There are thrift stores that support local nonprofits such as the island’s animal shelter program, Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation. The area is also home to Napa Auto Parts and Whidbeytronics, a former RadioShack dealer.

LANGLEY Langley, or more affectionately known as The Village by the Sea, features an eclectic selection of small stores. Find rugs, carpets and textiles from all around the world at Music for the Eyes, located on First Street. There are many second-hand clothing and other items to be discovered at Good Cheer Thrift Store, where many unexpected treasures can be found. The town also features jewelry stores like She Sez on First Street and bookstores such as Gregor Rare Books located on Second Street. There are also clothing and accessories to be

found at First Street shops like In the Country or Knitty Purls. Whidbey Island Natural features luxurious organic soaps and lotions which infuse plant oils with healing and fragrant essential oils. Mona’s Sweets is Langley’s prime jewel for the sweet tooth consumers and chocolate lovers. Nearby is the Star Store, which is half-grocery store, half-department store with specialty clothing items. Just up the road from Langley is Bayview, which offers bike rentals at the Half Link Bicycle Shop.

CLINTON As the southernmost gateway to Whidbey Island, this ferry town should not be passed by. The community has two major shopping areas in Clinton, a small collection of businesses that can be found right off the ferry, and Ken’s Corner, a commercial center a few miles north. Located a short drive from Clinton’s shopping center is Sherren’s Glassworks, which features orca whale glass art, garden art, wind chimes, fused plates and bowls, night lights and dichroic jewelry. Across the street from the shopping center is North Star Trading Company, which offers premium sheepskin slippers that are guaranteed to last for years and may be perfect for bundling up for the cold winter.

Visit us at: 5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260 Call us at: (360) 661-6226 For hours and upcoming farm events visit:

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On the menu

Like everything else on Whidbey, visitors have lots of options when it comes to food. The island quite literally offers cuisine to whet any appetite, from fine dining with shoreline views to award winning mom-and-pop eateries.

NORTH WHIDBEY

Beginning in Oak Harbor, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, (1191 SE Dock St., 360-2791231) is fine dining at its best. Expect superb filet mignon, perfect scallops, tasty desserts and excellent wine. Standards are also high at China City (33185 Highway 20, 360-279-8899), widely considered Whidbey’s premiere Chinese food restaurant. This is upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. Flyers Restaurant & Brewery (32295 Highway 20, 360-675-5858), is a fun restaurant that serves great food and great times. It’s family friendly but is great for an over-21 crowd too. Zorbas Restaurant (32955 Highway 20, 360279-8322) is a family affair that serves great Greek and Italian food. Try the Tzatziki dip.. At El Cazador (32195 Highway 20, 360-6756114) one can expect great Mexican food, and at Island Cafe (32070 Highway 20, 360-2792838) homestyle cooking. Kyoto Japanese Restaurant (1341 SW Barlow St., 360-679-1433) and Tokyo Stop Teriyaki (910 NE Midway Blvd., 360-240-9999) both serve great sashimi and sushi, and Seabolts Smokehouse (31640 Highway 20, 360-675-1105) can’t be beat when it comes to fresh caught or smoked salmon. Other great places include Apple-A-Day Cafe (32170 Highway 20 — inside Island Drug — 360-679-3219), The BBQ Joint (601 NE Midway Blvd., 360- 679-3500), Sweet Rice Thai Cuisine & Spirit (885 SE Pioneer Way, 360679-8268), Louie-G's New York Style Pizza (31359 Highway 20, 360-240-8999) and Hot Rock Pizza (830 SE Pioneer Way, 360-7202077).

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In Coupeville, Christopher’s on Whidbey (103 NW Coveland, 360-678-5480) is a must stop for those seeking fine dining. Chef Andreas’ menu is well respected. Also highly regarded is Oystercatcher (901 Grace St., 3600683), which serves dinner, and bayleaf (360678-6603, 101 NW Coveland), a wine, cheese and deli shop. Around the corner is Front Street Grill (20 NW Front Street, 360-682-2551). This is upscale dining as well and with a waterfront view. Also on the shoreline is Toby’s Tavern (8 Front Street, 360-678-4222), a longtime local favorite. A bar with good food, this is a place for adults and good memories. Ciao (701 N Main St., 360678-0800) serves some of the best pizza around in a restaurant atmosphere, while the Tyee Motel & Restaurant (405 S. Main St., 360-678-6616) is where to go for home-cooked meals. The Salty Mug is a pastry/soup/coffee shop at the end of the Coupeville Wharf (360-678-

3648), Lavender Wind (15 Coveland St., 360544-4132) serves tea and scones, and Mosquito Fleet Chili (12 Front St., 360-678-2900) offers hot food on the waterfront. The Knead & Feed Restaurant (4 Front St., 360-678-5431) and Coupeville Coffee & Bistro (200 S. Main St., 360-682-5832) are great for food and a cup of joe. Finally, a quick drive south takes you to the Keystone Cafe (12981 Highway 20, 360-6785396), a ferry front eatery renowned for its fish and chips. Keep heading south to Greenbank and you'll find Whidbey Pies & Cafe (765 Wonn Road, 360-678-1288) — Jan Gunn's pie is famous — and the Greenbank Grille (25189 Highway 525, 360678-3300), which serves awesome food too.

SOUTH WHIDBEY

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Anyone of age with enough money and desire can grab a six pack, 12 pack or even a 22-ounce craft brew bottle from the store. But they would miss the chance to hobnob with the commuters in Clinton, sit at a handcrafted oak bar in a historic building in Bayview, rub elbows with city leaders in Langley, catch a spell at the old gas station in Greenbank, visit with locals at famous haunts in Coupeville, and enjoy a fresh brew in Oak Harbor. This far-from comprehensive list will start from the South End of Whidbey Island and move north, highlighting some worthwhile spots for a draft beer.

CLINTON Cozy’s Roadhouse is just up the hill from the ferry and a popular stop for commuters, tourists and locals alike. The local standard recently teamed with Ogres Brewing in Clinton for the Cozy’s Ogre India Pale Ale. Food available, full bar, family friendly. Open

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. MondayThursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Located at 8872 Highway 525. A way off-the-beaten-path spot for a few beers on tap is Bailey’s Corner Store on Cultus Bay Road. Food available. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Located at 7695 Cultus Bay Road.

LANGLEY The newest entry to the scene is Double Bluff Brewing Company, which opened its doors in mid-October. All of its beers are brewed right there, and the owner is most likely the guy pouring the pint. Available are a porter, Belgian dubbel, Sticke Altbier, Kolsch, red India pale ale, white India pale ale, and an Oktoberfest. Open 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Located at 112 Anthes Ave. Kalakala Co. Mercantile is one of the trendier places for food and drink in town. Known for its ramen

Horse Irish Death) plus Italian Peroni, with bottled classics. Food available, full bar, family friendly. Open every day 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 106 1st St. Outside Langley city limits and back toward the highway heading north, is a craft beer drinker’s oasis: The Taproom at Bayview Corner. The taphouse rotates 10 beers and two ciders on tap, plus at least a couple dozen different bottled varieties are refrigerated. Those who frequent the watering hole often enough can qualify for the Big Mug Club. Most drafts on tap cost $5 to $7. Seating was recently expanded and there’s a food list with surefire hits like a basket of bacon, crab cakes, Cuban pork sandwich and meatball sub. Food available, family friendly. Open 4 to 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, noon to 10 p.m. WednesdayThursday, noon to midnight Friday-Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Located at 5603 Bayview Road. SEE BEER, PAGE 23

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FREELAND China City is the most popular and crowded bar in the area on weekend nights. Its lounge is large and has a mix of bar stools and regular tables with a range of common, popular brews. Food available, full bar, family friendly. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Located on 1804 Scott Road. Another popular spot for a good draft is Freeland Cafe. More of a classic diner vibe than a raucous bar or a craftbrew taphouse, it has enough selection to satisfy the thirsty visitor. Food available, full bar, family friendly. Open every day 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 1642 E. Main St.

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Blueberry Hill (5438 S. Woodard Ave., 360331-7515) is synonymous with fine dining. Expect exquisite food and a view. Also, in case you missed China City in Oak Harbor, they have a restaurant here as well (1804 Scott Road, Freeland; 360-331-8899). Freeland Cafe is an old favorite (1642 E. Main St., 360-331-9945); think of it as the community diner everyone back home loves. Also first-class is Glass Alley Cafe (5575 Harbor

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Ave. 360-331-0343) and Bubba Burger (18273 Highway 525, 360-907-3733). Bayview offers some great eats too, with Basil Cafe (5603 Bayview Road, 360-321-7898), Flower House Cafe at Bayview Farm & Garden (2780 Marshview Ave., 360-321-6789) Neil’s Clover Patch (14485 Highway 525, 360321-4120) and Joe’s Wood Fired Pizza (2815 Howard Road, 360-321-1819). Head down the road a bit to Langley, a tiny community with much to offer the palate. The French-inspired Northwest eats Prima Bistro

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on Whidbey. Yet, it’s not the only activity that capitalizes on the island’s scenic beauty during the colder months. Most of the island’s state parks remain open for day use during winter, meaning visitors may take nature strolls or hike the trails. The exception is Joseph Whidbey State Park, where the gate will be closed but the park can still be accessed by foot and enjoyed. Want overnight camping? Deception Pass and Fort Casey state parks offer this opportunity during the winter. Winter also is a time to visit typically crowded destinations in more solitude. State parks matching that description would be Deception Pass, Fort Casey, Fort Ebey and Ebey’s Landing. “It’s almost a better time of the year,”

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Founded in the 1920s, this gallery emphasizes works inspired by experiences and observation in nature and life. Featured recently were skyscapes from Jason Waskey, still lifes from Sarah Sedwick and work from new gallery artist Ned Mueller. Museo, 215 First Street, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc With an emphasis on contemporary art, Museo shows glass, sculpture, paintings and jewelry from roughly 50 artists. Recently featured works have included monotypes, oils and charcoals by Kris Ekstrand Molesworth and works from 13 fiber artists. The Poppybank Gallery, www.poppybankgallery.com Poppybank specializes in modern photography with works from artist in residence Christopher Evans and a new guest artist monthly. Showings at the home studio are by request. The Whidbey Art Gallery (co-op), 220 Second Street, 360-221-7675, www.whidbeyartists.com This gallery has 26 working artists and nine consignment artists. Its five rooms offer more than 2,000 square feet of display space. Artists featured this fall included watercolorist Lisbeth Cort, colored-pencil artist

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Penn Cove Gallery (co-op), 9 Front Street, 360-678-1176, www.penncovegallery.com The longest continually operating co-op on the island, Penn Cove features the work of 26 local artists, offering furniture, polymer clay, stained glass, wood carving and turning and block prints. Artists are frequently on hand to answer questions about the work. Penn Cove Pottery, 26184 Highway 20, 360-678-6464, w w w .pe nnco ve p ot te r y.com / wordPress This working studio features teapots, jars and bowls from owner Steve Eelkema as well as pottery, glass and paintings from roughly five other artists.

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The Playhouse will jumpstart the winter season by taking a trip back in time with James Goldman’s historical dramatic comedy, “A Lion in Winter.” Stan Thomas directs the stage production of this 1968 Academy Award-winning show, set in 1168 in the court of King Henry II. The show will run through Nov. 22. Next is Landon Smith’s comedic spin on a holiday classic, “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Acts” directed by Julia Locke and Kevin Wm Meyer. This show runs Dec. 4-20. The laughs keep coming with “Moon Over Buffalo,” a farcical comedy by Ken Ludwig,

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Beauty and the Beast Jr.” This main stage production features songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature and includes a cast in grades three-12. Directed by Melanie Lowey and Bonnie Stinson, this play will run Nov. 13 through 21. Next up is a WCTeen Black Box Production, Agatha Christie’s engrossing murder mystery, “The Mousetrap.” This show features WCT’s teen actors in grades nine-12 and is directed by David Mayer. The third show is another stage adaptation of a children’s story time favorite, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” based on the books by Beatrix Potter. The show will run Feb. 19-28. General admission tickets cost $8 for students ages 18 and younger and $16 for adults and seniors. Whidbey Island Dance Theatre will continue its 23-year run of the classic fantastical Christmas tale, “The Nutcracker” featuring both local dancers and guests. The show will open Dec. 11 and close Dec. 20. Performances will be held at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center. Advancedpurchase general admission tickets cost $20; $17 for seniors, military and children under age 17. Tickets at the door cost $24 for adults and $22 for children, military and seniors. Non-theatrical musical performances will also be in abundance this season. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will present “Notes from the Heart,” a multimedia presentation and celebration of piano by acclaimed musician Jody Graves. Tickets cost $18 for adults; $10 for youth; and $45 for a family of any size. Give thanks with the Walker family during “Walker Family Thanksgiving,” Nov. 21. This celebration of the harvest, life cycles and family will feature original and traditional songs performed by one of Whidbey’s most musical families, Amy Walker, Paul Houser and Tom and Claudia Walker.

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that Whidbey Island also receives birds from Eastern Washington and Idaho for the winter as well as those that come from higher elevations in the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges — all with the common goal of fleeing the freeze. “It’s fabulous,” Whidbey Audubon member Sarah Schmidt said of the island’s winter birding. “In a lot of ways, winter birding is superior to summer birding because of your ability to see a lot of birds.” Whidbey is home to a healthy population of bald eagles that will travel to rivers in search of spawning salmon but tend to return to the island during the winter months. Other raptors, waterfowl and seabirds are common sights during the winter months and will be counted during Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. There will be a North Whidbey count held Dec. 19 and a South Whidbey count Jan. 2. The Whidbey Audubon Society participates in weekly birding field trips on the island through the winter and offers a monthly guided field trip. One of the biggest winter-time attractions is the red-throated loon that can be seen near Deception Pass in December and January. “It attracts just about every birding group around,” Ellis said. Thousands of snow geese and trumpeter swans also frequent the river deltas around North Puget Sound during the late winter with some stopping over at Dugualla Bay on North Whidbey. The best bet for fishing around Whidbey in the winter is blackmouth in Admiralty Inlet (Marine Area 9) in November. Blackmouth is an immature, Puget Sound resident Chinook salmon. November also can be a good month to catch chum salmon in Admiralty Inlet. Whidbey offers limited hunted opportunities; check http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting for details. EST. 1982

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The Shortest Distance to Far Away ÂŽ Visitor Information Centers:

For in-person help and detailed information, call or stop by one of the many visitor centers located throughout the islands.

Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 OakHarborChamber.com (360) 675-3535 Coupeville Chamber of Commerce 905 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA 98239 CoupevilleChamber.com (360) 678-5434

Congratulations to Jen and Scott, married on July 27, 2013 at the Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island. Photo by Jason Koenig with JKOE Photo.

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Cross over by bridge or ferry and find yourself in a different world. This is the ideal place for your perfect day. Life is less complicated here. You’ll find everything you need for your gathering or group getaway.

Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce 5575 Harbor Avenue, #101 Freeland, WA 98249 Freeland-WA.org (360) 331-1980 Langley Chamber of Commerce 208 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA 98260 VisitLangley.com (360) 221-6765 Clinton Chamber of Commerce, c/o Dalton Realty 9546 Hwy 525, Clinton, WA 98236 DiscoverClintonWa.com (360) 341-3929 Camano Island Chamber of Commerce 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, #4 Camano Island, WA 98282 CamanoIsland.org (360) 629-7136

Free maps and guides plus lodging and event info at

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The Shortest Distance to Far Away 速 Visitor Information Centers:

For in-person help and detailed information, call or stop by one of the many visitor centers located throughout the islands.

Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 OakHarborChamber.com (360) 675-3535

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce 905 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA 98239 CoupevilleChamber.com (360) 678-5434

Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce 5575 Harbor Avenue, #101 Freeland, WA 98249 Freeland-WA.org (360) 331-1980

Photo by: WhidbeyPanormas.com

The Shortest Distance to Far Away is closer than you think!

Langley Chamber of Commerce

208 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA 98260 VisitLangley.com (360) 221-6765

Clinton Chamber of Commerce, c/o Dalton Realty 9546 Hwy 525, Clinton, WA 98236 DiscoverClintonWa.com (360) 341-3929

Camano Island Chamber of Commerce 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, #4 Camano Island, WA 98282 CamanoIsland.org (360) 629-7136

Free maps, guides, lodging and event info at

WhidbeyCamanoIslands.com

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