Celeste Erickson

Celeste posted 198 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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CrossFit gym works out niche in Freeland

Freeland has a new group of fitness enthusiasts.

  • Aug 31st, 2013 6:37pm

Whidbey woodworker puts clients first: Studio furniture artist shows work in annual event

When Freeland resident John Shinneman first meets with a client to discuss a piece, nothing exists except for an idea and some rough lumber.

  • Aug 27th, 2013 9:23pm

Risen from the depths | Drowned crane successfully hoisted from seafloor

A crane at the bottom of South Whidbey Harbor was hoisted to the surface Thursday morning after spending more than one week underwater.

  • Aug 25th, 2013 4:03pm

Whidbey artists open doors for weekend tour

Those who wonder what guides the many artists of South Whidbey are in luck this weekend. The Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour is opening the doors of many artists’ studios for visitors to experience the creative process of an artist.

  • Aug 23rd, 2013 11:03pm

Workers recover drowned crane from Langley Marina

A sunken crane was lifted from the bottom of South Whidbey Harbor Thursday. Carl Anderson, a hazardous materials specialist with the state Department of Ecology, said no diesel fuel leaked during the operation or through the week.

  • Aug 22nd, 2013 9:33pm

Community Thrift store opens Freeland lot to vendors

Thrift store shopping is as much about the hunt as it is about the find.

  • Aug 20th, 2013 9:44pm

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ brings drama, joy to South Whidbey

The Island Shakespeare Festival presents a hilarious performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

  • Aug 17th, 2013 5:00pm

Langley barge tips, crane still on bottom

The marina expansion project at South Whidbey Harbor hit a snag Wednesday after the barge used to install the pilings took on water and dumped a crane overboard.

  • Aug 18th, 2013 5:13pm

Fun around the Whidbey Island Area Fair

The aroma of the corn dogs, elephant ears and kettle corn beckoned people from all over South Whidbey on Thursday for the opening of the 2013 Whidbey Island Area Fair.

  • Aug 16th, 2013 11:57pm

Barge nearly sinks in Langley Marina | UPDATED

Crews worked to raise a partially sunken barge and submerged crane Wednesday afternoon at South Whidbey Harbor. The barge was being used as a platform to pound pilings for the marina expansion project and began to take on on water shortly before 9 a.m.

  • Aug 14th, 2013 11:03pm

Pile work begins at South Whidbey Harbor

The first pile for South Whidbey Harbor’s new breakwater was pounded into the seafloor Tuesday.

  • Aug 13th, 2013 9:58pm

Cultural center to explore Native, Japanese cultures at Langley campfire

Cultures are coming together in an exploration of art and storytelling at the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center this week.

  • Aug 13th, 2013 9:44pm

Whidbey resident pens book on fishing resorts

Bill Haroldson spent his childhood visiting South Whidbey for the fishing.

  • Aug 11th, 2013 5:54pm

Inking out a living: Tattoo artist brings color to Langley businesses

For Eric Tunnell, tattoos read like a person’s life journey. They are a meaningful moment or experience important enough for a person to have as a permanent guide.

  • Aug 12th, 2013 5:29pm

Diking district’s well monitoring disputed

The tension was thick at the Diking District 1 Board of Commissioners monthly meeting Aug. 1.

  • Aug 8th, 2013 7:00pm

Neighbors protest Clinton cell tower, soil sampling

Residents on Lupine Lane in Clinton woke up to an unwelcome noise Monday morning. Nine neighbors had gathered to physically block a drilling tractor from entering the Dorothy Cleveland Trail through an access road on the small street. Ed Field, operations manager of the Port of South Whidbey, said the workers were checking on area conditions of the proposed tower – a requirement of the building permit.

  • Aug 11th, 2013 2:50pm

Shakespeare festival begins new season

The costumes are fitted, the set is in place and the tent raised.

  • Aug 2nd, 2013 11:49pm

Holmes Harbor golf course opens

The Holmes Harbor Golf Course is officially open. Operator Craig Moore, who is bringing the facility up to par, opened the course for play Friday, July 26, several days earlier than planned. More than 150 players had already teed off prior to the official opening. Several just happened to stop by not knowing the course had been closed.

  • Aug 5th, 2013 3:14pm

Festival brings sound of classical music to Whidbey

The music of Handel and Bach will fill the air at St. Augustine’s and Greenbank farm next weekend during the annual Whidbey Island Music Festival.

  • Jul 29th, 2013 3:55pm

HGTV contestant with Whidbey ties ends TV journey in final three

HGTV Star contestant Brooks Atwood made it to the final three contestants on the reality TV competition. Atwood travelled to the South End over the Fourth of July weekend to visit the family of his wife, Amy Estelle Nichols Atwood.

  • Jul 26th, 2013 11:01pm

Artists remember, honor friend during annual show, sale

The Artists of South Whidbey will present the 39th annual Show and Sale July 26-28 at the Island County Fairgrounds.

  • Jul 23rd, 2013 9:52pm

South Whidbey teams fun run long, grueling race into hometown

Langley welcomed the tired, costumed and cheering masses of Ragnar Relay’s Northwest Passage race this weekend.

  • Jul 23rd, 2013 9:23pm

Holmes Harbor Golf Course slated for Aug.1 opening

Golfers will be able to tee off at Holmes Harbor Golf Course for the first time in years this weekend as new operator Craig Moore prepares to open.

  • Jul 19th, 2013 11:16pm

New drama program helps facilitate communication skills

The WICA campus is bustling with minds ready to learn from 13 different classes offered in the summer program. There are classes for all ages including introduction to musical theater and character development. A new class began this year for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, called TIC-TOC.

  • Jul 19th, 2013 9:41pm

PianoFest sets its tempo in Langley

Whidbey Island Center of the Arts presents a new event this year for piano lovers called PianoFest Northwest.

  • Jul 16th, 2013 11:04pm

Clinton garden embraces peaceful setting

Tucked away three miles from the Clinton ferry on Holst Road is a place for peace, a place for harmony, a place to stay a while — One Spirit Garden.

  • Jul 16th, 2013 10:57pm

Habitat hands over keys to new Freeland home

Freeland welcomed a new homeowner to the Beachwood neighborhood Thursday.

  • Jul 19th, 2013 4:23am

South Whidbey residents weigh in on proposed law and justice levy

South Whidbey residents certainly want to see more support for the sheriff, but questioned the proposed $2.6 million from property taxes.

  • Jul 15th, 2013 4:54pm

SLIDESHOW | Scenes from the Langley Running Festival

Here are some photos of the Langley Running Festival on July 7.

  • Jul 9th, 2013 11:04pm

Truck catches fire at Ken’s Korner

An engine fire destroyed a small Ford truck Friday afternoon at Ken’s Korner, near the Kiwanis fireworks stand.

  • Jul 9th, 2013 11:00pm

Choochokam draws thousands to annual event

Choochokam arrived in full force in Langley over the weekend.

  • Jul 10th, 2013 4:49pm

Langley Running Festival increases out-of-state participants

Approximately 325 people enjoyed the mixed road and trail courses of the Langley Running Festival Sunday, July 7.

  • Jul 11th, 2013 9:55pm

HGTV finalist visits South Whidbey Island

Brooks Atwood, a finalist on the TV show HGTV Star, visited South Whidbey Island over the weekend.

  • Jul 11th, 2013 4:30pm

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey All-Stars beat Anacortes

South Whidbey outlasted Anacortes in the Little League District 11 All-Star tournament July 2 at South Whidbey Community Park.

  • Jul 5th, 2013 10:52pm

Grand marshals, the Stones, lead Maxwelton Parade

Terry and Merrillyn Stone have a lot to celebrate this year, from new family members (one arrived just last week) to their 60th anniversary together. To top it off, the couple will usher in the 98th annual Maxwelton Beach 4th of July Parade as the grand marshals.

  • Jul 2nd, 2013 9:08pm

Whidbey hears Bigfoot mysteries

Researcher and crew member of Animal Planet’s TV show “Finding Bigfoot,” Tyler Bounds, visited libraries across Whidbey Island this month to discuss his findings on one of the region’s biggest mysteries — Bigfoot.

  • Jun 28th, 2013 10:23pm

New Nichols Brothers tug enters the waters

Workers at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders launched a newly built tug boat into the waters of Holmes Harbor on Wednesday.

  • Jun 30th, 2013 3:44pm

South Whidbey Parks considers running Holmes Harbor Golf Course

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District may bring the Holmes Harbor Golf Course back to life.

  • Jun 25th, 2013 9:05pm

Cardiac warning: Bubba brings burgers on wheels to Freeland

Bubba Flame Broiled Burger brings the nationwide trend of food trucks to Whidbey Island.

  • Jun 25th, 2013 9:00pm

Small Cultus Bay brush fire begins dry season

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded to a small brush fire on Cultus Bay Road around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Jun 21st, 2013 9:11pm

Whidbey Island blooms for the annual garden tour

South Whidbey’s finest residential gardens will welcome everyone from experts to enthusiasts to experience the beauty the island has to offer.

  • Jun 14th, 2013 10:10pm

Clinton sailor lands on the rocks after dinner cruise

Sailing out on the open waters for your first time is always memorable, but it’s not every trip that ends stranded on a seemingly deserted island.

  • Jun 14th, 2013 9:43pm

Festival of the Arts shows how art in South End schools is kept alive

Students and artists alike put their best work on display during the Whidbey Festival of the Arts on June 7 and 8 at South Whidbey High School. The festival was a year-end celebration of several groups working to bring artists to teach in classrooms.

  • Jun 11th, 2013 10:05pm

Many sources pollute Maxwelton watershed

Testing for the Maxwelton watershed Water Quality Improvement Project reached the midway point last month with results thus far well below state standards.

  • Jun 13th, 2013 3:22pm

Langley bluff walkabout attracts a crowd

This year’s Whidbey Island landslides stirred up a lot of interest in the issue, prompting a crowd of more than 100 to turn out for an informational seminar on shoreline bluffs.

  • Jun 9th, 2013 8:39pm

Congressman Larsen tours two Freeland boatyards

Congressman Rick Larsen toured several Whidbey Island destinations recently including Freeland’s Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and North Cross Aluminum.

  • Jun 7th, 2013 3:18pm

Star Store burns out in Bayview

Bayview Corner will become a little less bustling in September.

  • Jun 4th, 2013 3:09pm