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Loganberry Festival Celebrating 20 years of Greenbank Farm

Sept. 10 and 11, 2016

A supplement to the Whidbey News-Times, The Whidbey Examiner and South Whidbey Record

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Members of the Save the Greenbank Farm Committee from the Greenbank Community Council and Friends of Whidbey celebrate the successful two-year Island County-wide effort to save the Greenbank Farm from development. From left to right are: Delores Teutsch, Joan Hauchin, Marcia Comer, Tom Clendenin, John Teutsch, Michael Seraphinoff and Vern Olsen.

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The story of Greenbank Farm is one of community coming together


wenty Septembers ago, Sept. 20 1997 to be precise, hundreds of islanders joined in celebration of our years of hard work to secure the Greenbank Farm as a community owned center. Together, over the years, we have made many improvements to this very special place on Earth, including networking with like-minded organizations for conservation, education and beautification, restoring old buildings, building new ones, certifying the land as organic and being a center for arts and events.

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Save The Greenbank Farm Chairperson Kristi O’Donnell thanks the community for their support and efforts as the Team accepts the Stewardship Award from The Trust For Public Lands.

This weekend, the Port of Coupeville’s Greenbank Farm is happy to bring back the No. 1 requested event at the Farm: The Loganberry Festival. This festival is all about featuring live lo-

cal music, island-made artworks and foods, fun games and craft making for kids. We’ll recognize the histories of past years, from the time of our indigenous elders to the Calvin Philips 1904 Dairy, the

Loganberry Fields in the 1940s-1990s to our present day: 151 acres of beauty, creativity, recreation and economic development for Island County. As in any long journey, the road has been filled with peaks and valleys. If the Greenbank Farm has touched you in any way, we invite you to join with us as we renew our commitment and re-create the events of the 1997 celebration. Feel the thrill of hearing the bagpipes as they are played from the hilltop, give thanks with us via a blessing of the four winds and participate

in the group photograph as we did in 1997. Of course there is loganberry pie to savor and loganberry wines to sip! This historic weekend marks the beginning of the 20th year we have been together at the farm. Many of us would like to meet more frequently for pie socials and community gatherings, to

visualize the next 20 years. I invite you to contact me to participate in discussing “A Friends of the Greenbank Farm” initiative. Thank you for these fruitful years. With gratitude, Kristi O’Donnell Port of Coupeville Events coordinator Chairwoman of the Save the Farm Committee, 1995-1997 360-222-3151

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Saturday & Sunday

What's happening and when


NOON to 5 p.m.

— Shady Glenn Stage Bluegrass Jam at the Greenbank Farm in the Shady Glenn located at the Island County Master Gardeners Educational Gardens. Open to all levels and ages of pickers. Bring your chair and your friends!

Saturday NOON to 2:30 p.m.

— Main Stage in the Historic Barn

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Dana Lyons, singer of the worldwide hit "Cows with Guns" and a man likened as a "current-day Pete Seeger" by The Bellingham Weekly, will take the stage Saturday at the Loganberry Festival.

Dana Lyons: Musician and environmental educator. Bringing together a mix of comedy, ballads and love songs, Lyons uses sharp wit and beautiful voice

have him performing at concert halls, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and universities across the U.S. and around the world. Dana’s music re-

Welcome Back Loganberry Festival! Open Fridays through Sundays Noon to 8 pm-ish Meet under the tree at 901 Grace Street for beer, wine, tacos and fun!

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“Play it once and watch the phones explode.” — Bob Rivers, Twisted Tunes, KZOK, Seattle “A current-day Pete Seeger.” — The Bellingham Weekly “An out-of-control Johnny Cash.” — The Western Front, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA “Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons.” — Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


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Stop by during Loganberry Fest! Delicious Food Made Fresh on Whidbey Island Help us celebrate the berry that has been our specialty for 30 years! Whole Loganberry pies and slices on sale September 10th-11th.

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Madden Gillespie, a two-year reigning pie-eating contest champ, works on her consecutive victory in 2012. The contest is an old favorite of the Loganberry Festival, both for children and adults.


Rusty Fender & the Melody Wranglers


NOON to 1:15 p.m.

Rusty Fender and the Melody Wranglers offer listeners a laid back, altcountry sound. Frontman Russell Clepper, lap steel guitarist Ro Purser, bassist Ron Rossel and drummer Alan Brown provide toe-tapping country beats ranging from classic country songs, to Russell's original tunes which he has called "flat land country.”

— Art Galleries Stage Steve DeHaven: Singer/ guitarist Pop/R&B/R&R

1:15 to 1:30 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Children’s pie eating contest (next to stage)

1:45 to 3:30 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Steve DeHaven and guests play and sing

3 to 5 p.m.

— Main Stage in the Historic Barn A Rusty Fender and the Melody Wranglers: Russell Clepper, Ro Purser, Ron Rossel and Alan Brown offer alt-country

1:15 to 1:30 p.m.

— From the Highlands to the Front of Main Barn A Community members walk from Art Galleries Stage with Windwalker Taibi up to the hillside

1:30 to 1:45 p.m.

1:30 to 1:45 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Poetry Reading

~Break while we walk up onto the hillside for the blessing, Judge Hancock playing the pipes and group photo re-enactment Main Barn~

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Rusty Fender & the Melody Wranglers rock a Langley crowd recently with their signature alt-country Americana.

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3:45 to 4 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Adult pie eating contest (next to stage)

4 to 4:15 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Poetry Reading

4:15 to 5 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Steve DeHaven and guests play and sing


NOON to 1 p.m.

—Main Stage in the Historic Barn A Island Strings Suzuki string education

NOON to 1:15 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Steve DeHaven Singer/Guitarist Pop/R&B/ R&R

— From the Highlands to the Front of Main Barn A Windwalker Taibi leads a blessing of the four winds

1:45 to 2 p.m.

— From the Highlands to the Front of Main Barn A Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock plays the bagpipes walking down from the Highlands of the Farm to the front of Main Barn A. SEE MORE EVENTS, 7


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This is a re-enactment of the day our community celebrated saving the Greenbank Farm Sept. 20, 1997.

2 to 2:30 p.m.

— From the Highlands to the Front of Main Barn A Group photograph re-enactment in front of Main Barn

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Children’s pie eating contest (next to stage)

2:45 to 3 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Poetry Reading

3 to 5 p.m.

—Main Stage in the Historic Barn A Janie Cribbs and The T.Rust Band “Where Roots ‘n Blues meets Smokey Soul … Original Music from a captivating quartet of musicians playing Smoking’ Hot Blues, Roots and Soul.” Members: Janie Cribbs, vocals and percussion; Joe Reggiatore, acoustic and electric guitars; Kevin Holden, drums, hand drums and percussion; and Dave Willis, bass, banjo, mandolin and guitar.

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Adult pie eating contest (next to stage)

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Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band perform in Langley on Second Street. The band is one of several that will perform at the 2016 Loganberry Festival at Greenbank Farm.

Janie Cribbs and The T.Rust Band The sounds of Janie Cribbs and The T.Rust Band are akin to a colorful Americana patchwork quilt of blues, roots and soul music, served with smokey mesmerizing vocal, sweaty slide guitar and an energy that just brings joy. The band includes the talents of well-known and beloved Northwest duo “Janie and Joe,” who have been performing, writing and recording CDs and getting worldwide radio airplay for years, according to the band’s website. “Bringing their unique pairing of the soulful, sultry vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, accordion and percussion morphed and meld with songwriting that takes the lucky listener on a true sonic and poetic journey as compelling to the heart as the feet,” the website describes the band. With song titles like “Top of the Century,” “Dust Bowl,” “Scarecrow’s daughter,” “No Shelter” and other originals, the band evokes and reveals that "their music is the message and the what their tribe is looking for."

3:30 to 5 p.m.

— Art Galleries Stage Steve DeHaven and guests play and sing

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Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock during a community celebration at Greenbank Farm in 1997. He'll be playing the bagpipes again at this year's Loganberry Festival.

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