Celeste Erickson

Celeste posted 198 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Where a kid can be a kid: South Whidbey Children’s Center celebrates individualism, summer plans

For over 34 years the South Whidbey Children’s Center has provided the South End with progressive learning for each child’s natural curiosities.

  • May 28th, 2014 4:00pm

Home-grown greens hit the lunch menu at South Whidbey Schools

Students are rooting for veggies on South Whidbey, both literally and figuratively.

  • Jun 2nd, 2014 4:46pm

Freeland Library turns 20

Once it was a dream, a hope for what could be. But a bit of vision, a lot of hard work and selling a few flowers paid off and this year the Freeland Library turns 20.

  • May 27th, 2014 2:55pm

Dance to the old standards on the South End

Take the stage with swing, tango, rumba or more to the tunes of Triptych, a big-band style group.

  • May 20th, 2014 10:08pm

Students, professionals celebrate artwork at annual Whidbey Festival of the Arts

Creativity is in the air as students from all South Whidbey Schools are diving into new mediums and refining their skills for the upcoming Whidbey Festival of the Arts.

  • May 20th, 2014 9:42pm

Imagine?it,?design it, build it | MakerTron Labs creates community classroom for science, technology, engineering

Located inside Ken’s Korner Mall is a space made to create — MakerTron Labs. It’s a community lab space for classes, research, and, above all, for making things. For Damien Cortez, executive director of the new space, “make” is a big and all-encompassing word.

  • May 16th, 2014 11:01pm

Longer, costlier Possession Point boat ramp sought by Port of South Whidbey

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners informally agreed on the scope of the Possession Beach boat ramp revamp project Tuesday, May 13.

  • May 20th, 2014 4:02pm

Poppy Girl program begins Memorial Day distribution in Freeland

Veterans were honored at the Maple Ridge Assisted Living Community on Thursday, May 8, with the first distribution of poppies this year by the Poppy Girls.

  • May 13th, 2014 11:24pm

Orchestra brings a piece of Italy to Whidbey

With all the makings of an Italian drama, the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra will conclude its 2013-2014 season with “Italian Spring” this Friday, May 16.

  • May 13th, 2014 11:21pm

Celebrating mothers | Two centenarians recall the wonders of motherhood

When it comes to motherhood, both Eileen Wilson and Alta Brodie of Freeland consider themselves grateful to have been blessed with loving children and families.

  • May 9th, 2014 10:58pm

LAKE brings soft rock, harmonies to Bayview

For returning Langley residents Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson, Whidbey Island is a place of inspiration. After touring throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan with their band LAKE, the husband wife have circled back to the island to continue their work.

  • May 7th, 2014 5:05pm

Hearts & Hammers repairs, revives homes throughout South End

One of the most active days on the South End isn’t a festival or conference — it’s a day of volunteering.

  • May 8th, 2014 4:40pm

Lake fishing off to a quiet start on the South End

Well into its first week of the year, lowland lake fishing season began with a calm start.

  • May 2nd, 2014 10:19pm

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey Harbor opens to community celebration

South End officials and representatives officially opened the two new docks at South Whidbey Harbor this Friday, April 25.

  • Apr 30th, 2014 6:30pm

Freeland businessman gives big to Good Cheer

Freeland resident Lucas Jushinski is making a difference on the South End in a big monetary way. For the month of May, Jushinski, owner of Island Alternative Medicine in Freeland, will match donations to Good Cheer up to $10,000. The money will be used to supply locally grown organic produce to the food bank.

  • Apr 30th, 2014 8:46pm

South Whidbey Harbor expansion finally floats to finish

Friday was a day for celebration and a water show at South Whidbey Harbor, as South End representatives and community members gathered for the grand opening of the two new docks at the harbor.

  • Apr 29th, 2014 11:40pm

Langley artist featured in Seattle International Film Festival

Langley animator Drew Christie explores homelessness through the eyes of a teenager in his new film “The Beast Inside,” debuting at the Seattle International Film Festival.

  • Apr 29th, 2014 10:24pm

One link at a time | South Whidbey students band together for Oso

When South Whidbey Elementary School second-grade teacher Leslie Woods saw money exchanging hands during recess last week, her red flags went up.

  • Apr 25th, 2014 11:34pm

Clinton egg hunt a success

Hundreds of children and their family and friends searched high and low at Dan Porter Park during the Nancy Brown Memorial Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19.

  • Apr 22nd, 2014 9:28pm

Riding for a cause: Clinton resident trains for a 545-mile bike ride to end AIDS

Four months ago, Clinton resident Natasha Dworkin never would have imagined being the type of person to ride 545 miles on a bike.

  • Apr 23rd, 2014 7:47pm

Charter business opens to new possibilities at South Whidbey Harbor

Visions of economic development through an expanded South Whidbey Harbor appear to be coming true as the facility welcomes its first new business this month.

  • Apr 22nd, 2014 9:18pm

Building the writer’s toolbox | Langley author looks to develop young writers in workshop

Langley author Amber Kizer is taking everything she’s learned from publishing several young adult novels to the classroom at Whidbey Children’s Theater this month.

  • Apr 19th, 2014 6:00pm

South Whidbey family heads to the White House for Easter Egg Roll

A Langley family is taking the trip of a lifetime and celebrating Easter at the White House.

  • Apr 20th, 2014 3:33pm

Children’s theater brings gadgets, gizmos and thingamabobs to Langley stage

Curious sea creatures and crustaceans will surface on the stage for Whidbey Children’s Theater performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

  • Apr 16th, 2014 8:00am

South Whidbey Harbor expansion nears finish, port preps for ceremony

There are still a few more tasks left on the to-do list, but the expansion at South Whidbey Harbor is now open for public use and port officials are preparing for a grand opening next week.

  • Apr 15th, 2014 10:34pm

Bayview kicks off Easter fun with egg hunt; more South End events this weekend

The first of many Easter celebrations began this past weekend with the 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bayview Hall on Saturday, April 12.

  • Apr 15th, 2014 10:29pm

Renowned jazz pianist returns ‘home’ to Whidbey

For Aaron Parks, expanding his career as a jazz pianist in New York City is a whirlwind at times, but Whidbey Island is where he feels most grounded.

  • Apr 14th, 2014 4:00pm

Spring brings rhapsody, romance to South Whidbey stage

The Chamber Music Series reaches its final performance of the season this weekend with an afternoon of romantic compilations that herald the arrival of spring.

  • Apr 10th, 2014 3:45pm

A century old and still laughing | Freeland resident celebrates milestone birthday

Freeland resident Harold Robinett is about to join a select group of people in this world. This weekend, he will become a centenarian.

  • Apr 4th, 2014 11:14pm

Deer smashes through windshield on Highway 525 near Legion hall

A driver was up and walking after an unusual collision with a deer Thursday afternoon.

  • Apr 7th, 2014 4:51pm

Civil rights champion Grethe Cammermeyer inducted into Nursing Hall of Fame

Alongside letters from former presidents, honorary certificates from several universities and movie posters depicting her life’s work, Langley resident Grethe Cammermeyer is adding yet another honor to the wall in her home office.

  • Apr 9th, 2014 5:33pm

Waldorf students set to explore Moab desert

Students in the eighth-grade class of Whidbey Island Waldorf School are preparing for their final journey together, and what an adventure it will be.

  • Apr 4th, 2014 11:09pm

Langley Middle School student heads to state geography bee

This Langley Middle School geography bee winner is heading to the state National Geographic Bee competition for the second year in a row?

  • Mar 28th, 2014 10:26pm

Documentary by Clinton filmmakers spotlights employee-owned businesses

Two Clinton documentary filmmakers are taking their message to the American living room.

  • Mar 28th, 2014 10:21pm

Port ponders beach access signs on South Whidbey

Public beach access signs may soon be more abundant around South Whidbey.

  • Mar 31st, 2014 4:55am

Seattle Men’s Chorus visits Langley for benefit

Voices from one of the largest choral organizations in Washington will travel to the South End for a performance benefiting victims of violence.

  • Mar 28th, 2014 6:00pm

Books take on new life at South Whidbey festival

It’s the perfect combination — a fun book and a tasty treat. The second South Whidbey Edible Book Festival returns to Whidbey to celebrate books, art and food this Saturday, March 29.

  • Mar 26th, 2014 6:26pm

Family farms prepare for the season on South Whidbey

The grass is greener, the birds are singing and people are outside again preparing for spring.

  • Mar 24th, 2014 4:16pm

South Whidbey band unites to benefit youth at Ryan’s House For Youth

For six musicians, the issue of youth homelessness on South Whidbey united them. What resulted was the Rainey Music Project, a group of musicians playing for Ryan’s House for Youth.

  • Mar 22nd, 2014 6:00pm

WWII pilot, an Oak Harbor resident tells war tales to South Whidbey students

South Whidbey students got a first-person account of some of the toughest times of the 20th century last week from a man credited as being the only WWII fighter pilot to sink a Japanese destroyer with machine-gun fire.

  • Mar 19th, 2014 10:58pm

Meerkerk Gardens prepares for upcoming sale

Buds are blossoming and rhodies are lining the paths of Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens as staff members prepare to open the season with the sale.

  • Mar 14th, 2014 10:30pm

Whidbey orchestra draws musicians back to their instruments

For many musicians, their love of music starts at a young age. But after years of practice, some part with their instrument for new endeavors.

  • Mar 12th, 2014 5:21pm

Adventures in the kitchen | Students learn to roast, bake and fry in new HUB series

One part ambition, two parts learning and a dash of expertise to lead the way. That is the recipe for students taking part in The HUB’s newest after-school class, Chef Cooking Series for Youth, featuring four South Whidbey chefs.

  • Mar 8th, 2014 12:00am

Nearly finished, South Whidbey Harbor soft opening planned

The lights are on and workers are preparing for the first round of boats in the expanded area of South Whidbey Harbor, scheduled to open later this month.

  • Mar 7th, 2014 11:50pm

Langley musician explores sound in modern album

Listening to a song for the first time can be a loaded experience. Everything from the mood of the listener to the ambiance in the background impacts the first encounter.

  • Mar 5th, 2014 9:46pm

South Whidbey High School alumna’s piece featured in orchestra performance

The Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is diving into its third concert of the Season of Discovery this Sunday.

  • Mar 5th, 2014 9:41pm

Women take to the stage for WOW conference

A day for everyone and a message for all — told by women.

  • Mar 1st, 2014 1:06am

Port of South Whidbey chooses Halloran for District 2

The Port of South Whidbey is back to full strength.

  • Mar 1st, 2014 12:56am

Participants determine ‘Deadly Deed’ culprit at Langley Mystery Weekend

Langley’s 30th annual mystery weekend came to a close Sunday as residents and out-of-towners cracked the case of “The Deadly Deed.”

  • Feb 26th, 2014 7:31pm

Island Dance leaps into contemporary for combined performance

Dancers across the island are combining the energy of competition with the strength of technique for the first time in the upcoming performance INFUSION of Dance.

  • Feb 22nd, 2014 12:18am