Celeste Erickson

Celeste posted 198 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Planning the day, Whidbey style: Wedding show puts island vendors on the map

Buses full of newlyweds, mothers, and wedding and event enthusiasts toured the Coupeville area Saturday for the inaugural Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour.

  • Nov 13th, 2013 12:05am

South Whidbey American Legion ceremony salutes, honors veterans

A day to honor America’s veterans drew more than 60 people to the Bayview cemetery on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

  • Nov 16th, 2013 12:05am

Young violinist takes on a few firsts, aims to enthrall

Langley musician Gloria Ferry-Brennan is treading new waters in an upcoming performance next weekend.

  • Nov 9th, 2013 12:13am

Community weighs in on Port of South Whidbey’s comprehensive scheme

Ideas were flowing from community members at the Port of South Whidbey’s open house Wednesday, Nov. 6.

  • Nov 9th, 2013 12:08am

Gianni scores South Whidbey school board vote

Rocco Gianni has captured enough votes that he will spend the next four years as a South Whidbey School District Director.

  • Nov 13th, 2013 12:32am

South Whidbey honors All Souls

South Whidbey residents reunited and remembered their loved ones during All Soul’s Eve last week.

  • Nov 8th, 2013 11:48pm

Lights, camera, action! Whidbey Children’s Theater debuts first performance in new location

The sets are painted, the costumes are sewn and the theater is revamped.

  • Nov 7th, 2013 8:00pm

Saratoga Orchestra launches conductor search

Swoon to the sounds made by a few of South Whidbey’s finest musicians.

  • Nov 1st, 2013 11:39pm

Principals pitch South Whidbey school improvement plans

The future was the focus of a series of presentations during the South Whidbey School District Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23.

  • Nov 4th, 2013 4:41pm

Hungry trick or treaters find fun, treats on South Whidbey

Residents roamed South Whidbey sidewalks and events Thursday with one goal — candy.

  • Nov 3rd, 2013 4:21pm

South Whidbey residents beware, for there are many celebrating Halloween affairs

The South End is loaded with holiday events this year, from the sheer frightful to the enchanting, providing parents and trick or treaters alike with a range of communities to visit.

  • Oct 29th, 2013 9:47pm

Serving South Whidbey since 1983 | 30 years and still going strong

It is a day of celebration for the owners of Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe.

  • Oct 31st, 2013 3:57pm

Doris Day musical comes to Langley

Doris Day will come to life in Langley during a performance of “Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day.”

  • Oct 29th, 2013 9:38pm

South Whidbey resident undertakes new documentary

Langley resident Chris Korrow is embarking on a new endeavor.

  • Oct 25th, 2013 10:40pm

Good Cheer takes bowls from empty to full

Community members broke bread together for the Good Cheer Empty Bowl Soup Night on Sunday at Bayview Hall.

  • Oct 22nd, 2013 9:15pm

Laughs, spirits surround production of “Blithe Spirit”

A haunting presence has descended on the theater at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. “Blithe Spirit,” a ghostly comedy directed by Clinton resident Phil Jordan, is playing through Oct. 26. Jordan said the play includes witty character-driven humor and special effects.

  • Oct 21st, 2013 12:00pm

Collision causes delay on Brooks Hill Road

A three-car accident shut down a lane of traffic on Brooks Hill Road for more than one hour on Wednesday. The accident occurred at the intersection of Brooks Hill Road at about 3:40 p.m., said Sergeant Laura Price with Island County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Oct 23rd, 2013 4:19pm

Young Clinton chef vies for cooking prize

Lara Napoli doesn’t follow a recipe. The ten-year-old Clinton resident likes to put interesting foods together more than follow a set plan. She is hoping that skill shows in a video she submitted to win $30,000 for a cafeteria makeover of a South Whidbey school.

  • Oct 19th, 2013 12:22am

Maxwelton ride promotes community and health

South Whidbey residents put the pedal to the pavement during a community bike ride on Sunday.

  • Oct 16th, 2013 8:21pm

Performing arts leaders develop central Langley location

In recent years, several South Whidbey non-profit groups have coalesced around Langley Middle School.

  • Oct 16th, 2013 8:16pm

Tomorrow’s Port of South Whidbey commissioner | Gordon and Jenkins face off, again

Two Port of South Whidbey commissioner candidates will vie for Position 3 this November, and it won’t be the first time they’ve squared off for public favor.

  • Oct 13th, 2013 5:00pm

South Whidbey school music programs ring in the holidays with annual fundraiser

Students from South Whidbey High School Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Choir are knocking on the doors of businesses and homes this month in an effort to raise money for their music programs.

  • Oct 11th, 2013 11:17pm

Exchange students bring dance, music to South Whidbey High School

South Whidbey High School opened its arms to a special group of visitors this week, a host of students from Liceo del Caribe in Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Oct 4th, 2013 10:59pm

Port commissioners review final pitches for Possession Point ramp renovation

The final proposals for the Possession Ramp Renovation project were recently presented to Port of South Whidbey commissioners.

  • Oct 8th, 2013 12:13am

The race for South Whidbey School Board | Bond and Gianni face off for Position 5

South Whidbey School Board Position 5 is contested by two candidates. Each has decades of experience in education and each is running for office for the first time.

  • Oct 7th, 2013 4:14pm

Students take a bite into South Whidbey’s harvest

Students of South Whidbey Elementary School enjoyed a feast of local South Whidbey offerings Wednesday afternoon during the school’s celebration of Taste Washington Day.

  • Oct 2nd, 2013 5:00pm

Writers gear up for annual Whidbey conference

The Whidbey Island Writers Association has an inspiring task — to help self-described non-writers develop into writers.

  • Oct 1st, 2013 9:15pm

Sign theft, vandalism raise South Whidbey school board candidate ire

Candidate Rocco Gianni had some heated words for those stealing candidates’ signs during a South Whidbey School Board meeting Wednesday.

  • Sep 30th, 2013 3:56pm

The Djammin’ begins in Langley

Guitarists and fans from all over are gathering in Langley this week for the 13th annual gypsy jazz festival.

  • Sep 25th, 2013 9:00pm

South Whidbey grad scoops up culinary memorial scholarship

The Natanya Johnson Scholarship Fund has named Jessica VanWetter as the recipient of the 2013 Red Spatula Award.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 9:42pm

Service dog program to hold Langley fundraiser

A program providing unconditional love is seeking a little financial love from the South Whidbey community.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 9:34pm

The road to Mr. South Whidbey

Get ready to be wowed. The Mr. South Whidbey Pageant is nearing and contestants are drumming up support from around the community.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 9:26pm

South Whidbey school phone system kinks worked out, officials say

Several issues with the phone systems throughout the South Whidbey School District are just about resolved after a $120,000 conversion nears completion.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 9:03pm

Langley Marina work resumes

South Whidbey Harbor is bustling again as workers resumed work on the marina expansion project Monday, Sept. 16.

  • Sep 25th, 2013 4:48pm

Port of South Whidbey project hits snag

With a grant application denied, Port of South Whidbey officials were scratching their heads last week looking for alternative ways to fund a renovation of the Possession Beach boat ramp.

  • Sep 17th, 2013 9:52pm

“PULL” | Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club prepares for 20th annual show and sale

On any given day Michael McInerney, president and range master of the Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club, can find someone at the pistol range.

  • Sep 17th, 2013 9:36pm

Weekend Warriors | Clinton artists share their love of fine arts and crafting in weekend workshops

At Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio, instructors take students on a day-long journey to create a piece of art from start to finish.

  • Sep 13th, 2013 10:52pm

South Whidbey School Board approves teachers’ contract

After months of deliberation and long meetings, the South Whidbey School Board approved a collective bargaining agreement with teachers this week.

  • Sep 16th, 2013 4:16pm

Gypsy jazz DjangoFest Northwest to draw thousands

Musical talent from around the world will descend on Langley next week for the 13th annual gypsy jazz festival — DjangoFest Northwest.

  • Sep 14th, 2013 5:30pm

Bringing ‘radical hospitality’ to the table at Langley retreat

For 25 years the kitchen at Hedgebrook, a writing retreat for women, has gathered women from around the world to the farmhouse table as they share writings and ideas over a home-cooked meal.

  • Sep 13th, 2013 6:00pm

Langley Marina work to resume today

Work on the South Whidbey Harbor expansion project is expected to resume this week.

  • Sep 11th, 2013 3:52pm

Gallery remembers South Whidbey Artist

The work of Ken Hassrick, a longtime figurative artist on the Island, is being remembered at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art for the next two months.

  • Sep 6th, 2013 11:23pm

Sprucing up Langley, one plant at a time

Community members gathered to plant new life around Langley during the third monthly Spruce Up Langley event Thursday, Sept. 5.

  • Sep 6th, 2013 11:05pm

Port of South Whidbey study reveals district demographics

The Port of South Whidbey commissioners began the process this week of reviewing and prioritizing long-term goals for the district’s strategic plan.

  • Sep 6th, 2013 11:44pm

South Whidbey School Board reviews gun, weapons rules

The South Whidbey School Board has approved a small policy change regarding dangerous weapons at school.

  • Sep 9th, 2013 3:35pm

Owner of Langley chocolate-themed store ‘pulls them in by their noses’

At the store, people are drawn in by the wafting scent of chocolate in the air. Online, word-of-mouth has garnered a significant following around the world.

  • Sep 4th, 2013 9:00am

Frequent flyer from Langley makes fourth jump

It lasted less than one minute, but 87-year-old Trudy Martin felt the wind rush across her face and the adrenaline pump through her veins as she raced toward the ground at about 180 miles per hour.

  • Sep 3rd, 2013 10:08pm

Customers say goodbye to Bayview favorite

A staple of South Whidbey, the Bayview Star Store, closed its doors Saturday.

  • Sep 3rd, 2013 10:07pm

School year begins: More than 1,500 report for first day in South Whidbey schools

A ringing bell will once again be a familiar sound for South Whidbey School District students.

  • Sep 5th, 2013 4:12pm

Study helps South Whidbey port commissioners plan for future

South Whidbey Port Commissioners got an in-depth look at their district demographics this week.

  • Sep 4th, 2013 5:09pm