Celeste Erickson

Celeste posted 198 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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South Whidbey Academy students try hand at grant giving

For a group of students at South Whidbey Academy, it’s time to give back to their community.

  • Feb 22nd, 2014 12:13am

‘Not your typical girl’ | South Whidbey resident featured in national beer advertising campaign for hard work, dedication

Jacqueline Gabelein is awake and leaving for the gym by 3:45 a.m. She trains for an hour and is back at her home by 5:30 a.m. to get started on her chores, starting the fire and packing lunches.

  • Feb 20th, 2014 6:00pm

Get a clue | Langley becomes scene of the crime for Mystery Weekend

Come next weekend Langley will transform from the quaint Village by the Sea to a city filled with intrigue as a fictional murder takes place and visitors are eager to get to the bottom of it.

  • Feb 14th, 2014 11:31pm

South Whidbey school board OKs new track

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors are off and running to resurface the South Whidbey High School track.

  • Feb 16th, 2014 5:19pm

South Whidbey musical brings out the ‘old smoothie’ in all

South Whidbey residents have the opportunity to savor the sounds of yesteryear with “FRED & GINGER – NO DANCING,” an original musical by Freeland resident Ken Merrell that opens Thursday.

  • Feb 13th, 2014 6:00pm

Port of South Whidbey candidate search yields single return

The initial search for a new Port of South Whidbey commissioner has yielded just one result. The application deadline for the District 2 seat formerly occupied by Chris Jerome passed last week and Langley resident Ed Halloran was the only one to submit a resume with the district.

  • Feb 13th, 2014 7:05pm

Valentine’s Day flash mob aims to break the silence, end violence against women

The rising beat of a tune. A sudden rush of people dressed in red and dancing in sync. For the people participating, it’s more than a flash mob, it’s a message.

  • Feb 11th, 2014 6:00pm

Port of South Whidbey commissioners restructure staff, look to future

Port of South Whidbey commissioners will implement a series of staff changes next week.

  • Feb 8th, 2014 12:24am

Still plucking at 40 | Island Strings celebrates four decades of teaching

Island Strings began its 40th year of teaching this year and the number of lives touched in that time is nearly uncountable.

  • Feb 5th, 2014 8:34pm

Two young LMS musicians earn their place on junior all-state band

Hours of practice and rehearsals over lunch hours have paid off for two Langley Middle School students.

  • Feb 8th, 2014 3:21am

Student dancers learn from professional at Island Dance

Aaron Cash recently returned to Island Dance to work with students. He taught class and created dance pieces for company dancers and alumnae over the weekend after touring for 10 years on Cher’s “Love Hurts” tour. He has danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and with Twyla Tharp as her pas de deux partner. Cash has worked with the theatre’s dance students for four years. “It amazes me what really good training there is here,” he said of the dance studio. “They [the students] always seem to love what they do.”

  • Feb 5th, 2014 7:28pm

WICA takes on challenging two-plot production in ‘City of Angels’

Before the lights go down and the theatre goes silent for opening night, the stage is noisy, props are dropped, cues are missed. It’s all part of the long rehearsal process for the cast and crew members involved in one of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ largest theatre productions, “City of Angels.”

  • Feb 5th, 2014 7:00am

Langley 8th graders learn amongst the trees

Chairs were replaced by logs, desks by laps and textbooks by the real thing — nature. Students went beyond the controlled environment of a typical classroom and into the forest this week.

  • Feb 3rd, 2014 5:46pm

Swing the night away | South Whidbey jazz students perform for Sweetheart Big Band Dance

The night awaits for dancers to feel the rhythm of South Whidbey’s finest music students.

  • Jan 29th, 2014 7:25pm

South Whidbey ponders homeless at annual count

For some in Island County, finding a home and a safe place to live is a struggle.

  • Jan 28th, 2014 4:32pm

Turning over a new leaf at Good Cheer

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated by a day of service for many on South Whidbey.

  • Jan 21st, 2014 10:41pm

Jerome resigns from Port of South Whidbey commission for East Coast job

Port of South Whidbey Commissioner Chris Jerome has resigned from his seat on the board.

  • Jan 21st, 2014 10:25pm

Innovative artists bring new technique to Langley

The floors are covered in colored canvas of past pieces and everything is on wheels for easy mobility. Stallman Studio is a place to create and connect, a true working space.

  • Jan 17th, 2014 11:57pm

Directors hammer out South Whidbey school building priorities

The high school track was the hot-button topic Wednesday night during a South Whidbey School District workshop.

  • Jan 21st, 2014 11:17pm

Port of South Whidbey comprehensive scheme passed under fire

Improving business growth, enhancing transportation opportunities and maintaining public access for waterfronts are a few the Port of South Whidbey’s primary goals over the next six years.

  • Jan 17th, 2014 11:46pm

Question of the week: Langley

We asked people in Langley what they thought of the Second Street Project, set to start next week. Here are there responses.

  • Jan 14th, 2014 11:14pm

Holocaust survivor tells tale of strength, forgiveness

Noémi Ban has lived through some of the darkest moments of this past century, from surviving Nazi genocide to life in post-war Soviet occupation.

  • Jan 14th, 2014 10:50pm

Finding the spark | Langley resident works to inspire caregivers through art show

Ivan Neaigus’ life as a caregiver is an unfinished canvas. Perhaps it will always be so.

  • Jan 10th, 2014 11:44pm

Musicians aim to broaden perspective through music

Abel Rocha will never forget attending his first concerts as a child. The music gave him a new perspective of the world. Now, as a musician himself, he hopes to inspire people in the same way.

  • Jan 7th, 2014 9:57pm

Stepping up to the lectern: South Whidbey group aims to fine-tune communication skills

A trembling hand, a thumping heart and the “ummms” that come with not knowing what to say next: public speaking is a hard skill to master.

  • Jan 7th, 2014 9:57pm

A place to ‘just be’ | Color immersion space in Clinton aims to feed the soul

For more than 20 years, Barb Nichols has imagined a room filled with color. A place for people to be immersed in various shades that uplift spirits.

  • Jan 7th, 2014 7:00pm

South Whidbey Harbor project enters final months

After a bumpy year, the South Whidbey Harbor Expansion project is on the verge of completion.

  • Jan 8th, 2014 8:34pm

South Whidbey birders gather for the annual count

Friday was a day for the birds for more than 60 people signed up and taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count.

  • Jan 2nd, 2014 6:21pm

Island musicians return for holiday performance

Coming in for a landing after a busy year, South Whidbey favorites Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are returning for their 29th annual performance, “Twelfth Night.”

  • Jan 2nd, 2014 6:13pm

Clinton artist explores Earth’s objects in art installations

When artist Richard Evans walks into his Clinton studio, he walks into an area full of objects that have taken on another life.

  • Dec 29th, 2013 8:00pm

Project unites people, experiences in South Whidbey through bowls

A shared meal, a homecoming, an offering. These are just some of the many ways South Whidbey residents are telling their stories through bowls.

  • Dec 26th, 2013 4:30pm

Whidbey birders, authors connect children with nature in new book

Freeland residents Joy and Craig Johnson have pecked out a new book for up and coming birders.

  • Dec 23rd, 2013 4:33pm

Genuine Picasso comes to Greenbank Farm gallery

A work by the world-renowned artist Pablo Picasso is now on display on Central Whidbey.

  • Dec 21st, 2013 12:55am

School closures, fender benders flourish from inches of snow

One to two inches of wet snow blanketed Whidbey Island early Friday and resulted in an island-wide shutdown of schools.

  • Dec 22nd, 2013 5:55pm

Robotics Anonymous | ‘No kit, no guidebook’

The underwater robotics competition just got a little tougher on South Whidbey.

  • Dec 14th, 2013 12:48am

Whidbey ballet presents enchanting performance

Experience a performance filled with holiday magic this weekend.

  • Dec 13th, 2013 4:32pm

Langley advent concert explores the ‘journey’

Langley United Methodist Chancel Choir presents its annual Advent Concert over two performances this weekend.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 5:00pm

Clinton family adds a bit of sparkle to South Whidbey’s holiday season

The Christmas lights are up and running at Clinton resident Jerry Beck’s home for the holiday season.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 5:00pm

‘Peanuts’ comic comes to life in musical

Here comes good ol’ Charlie Brown to the stage. Experience life with Charlie Brown in song as he ponders the agony of spending lunch time alone, beginning book reports and, of course, working up the courage to meet that little red-headed girl.

  • Dec 9th, 2013 7:14pm

Artists join together for holiday sales

Artists across the island are finding new ways to connect with holiday shoppers this season. Markets and stores in the community have kicked it into gear for the holiday season.

  • Dec 6th, 2013 5:41pm

Artists adorn shops with all the trimmings for Langley event

Downtown Langley is all dressed up for the holidays.

  • Dec 6th, 2013 4:25pm

South Whidbey son wonders ‘Does size matter?’ in new documentary

Does penis size matter? Clinton native Patrick Moote believes he has answered the long sought-after question in his new documentary film.

  • Nov 29th, 2013 5:00pm

Transportation vote ends in tie for South Whidbey school board

A rare tie vote by the South Whidbey School Board last week has stalled a proposed housekeeping measure concerning student athlete transportation.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 5:12am

Port aims to finish work on Langley dock

Hoping to clear up confusion surrounding the most recent problem with the marina expansion project, Port of South Whidbey elected officials met with staff in a special meeting this week.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 5:04am

Turkey Time | Groups ready for Thanksgiving

South Whidbey will be wafting in the smells of good home cooking come Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 4:47pm

Island Consort prepares for ‘juicy’ concert

Island Consort is heading full force into its inaugural season with four shows and two smaller performances this year.

  • Nov 24th, 2013 5:00pm

Langley sixth grader declares kale tastier than ice cream

Students in the sixth and seventh grades at Langley Middle School reveled in the flavor of some of their own grown food during the Taste of Whidbey event Thursday, Nov. 14.

  • Nov 22nd, 2013 4:25pm

From goat to cheese | Freeland resident finds a winning combination

In the world of cheese-making, Freeland resident Pam Cassidy has staked her claim.

  • Nov 19th, 2013 10:20pm

Another week, another headache for the South Whidbey Harbor expansion project

More challenges with the marina expansion project are ahead for the Port of South Whidbey commissioners.

  • Nov 19th, 2013 4:14pm

Students reach new notes with South Whidbey show choir

South Whidbey High School singers are belting out new tunes this year and a few dance moves to boot. Music in Motion is the school’s new show choir that features singing, dancing and solos for the 44 students involved, many of whom have never sung before. The group will be performing for their premiere at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the high school auditorium. Admission is free.

  • Nov 18th, 2013 5:22pm