Kate Daniel

South End students to showcase visual, performing artworks at festival

South Whidbey School District will host its fifth annual showcase of visual and performance artwork next week. The Whidbey Festival of the Arts is student-centered, though a number of community sponsors and artists will also be present.

Yolka: Northwest Language Academy presents a taste of Russia

The Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center is presenting the next installation in its Language of Food series: Yolka, a family-friendly celebration of Russian food, culture and holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 6. According to event coordinators, it is rumored that Ded Moroz and his companion may stop by for a visit.

Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest kicks off Saturday

Good Cheer Food Bank will ring in the weekend with their annual Harvest Party and Music Fest.

Regional education chief to help in South Whidbey school director selection

Unable to reach a decision themselves, South Whidbey School Board directors are now looking to the region’s top education official for help in selecting a new member.

Whidbey fair celebrates 90th, bids farewell to an old friend

The county fairgrounds were abuzz with excitement Saturday morning as island residents prepared for the Whidbey Island Area Fair’s annual parade and the third day of festivities.

Point-in-Time counts Whidbey Island homeless

Like many of Whidbey’s first European settlers, Alex Magowan moved out west in search of opportunity.

Ho?geldiniz: NWLA celebrates Turkish culture

Language of Food aims to connect individuals through cross-cultural community gatherings featuring food, conversation, cultural presentations, music and dance. This month’s event will feature Turkey, a country which Fred Lundahl describes as, “a modern, social media-conscious population overlaying one of the most ancient civilizations in the world.”

Meerkerk Magic: Children and families to gather at the gardens for doll-making fun

The Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens will be overtaken with mythical beings large and small this weekend during Meerkerk Magic.

Langley hosts first Arts Alive day

For Langley resident Kim Tinuviel, colors have always struck a special chord. The musician, photographer, multi-media artist and painter recalls a childhood filled with symphonic hues and multi-colored melodies, something she continued to experience as a young adult attending Juilliard and which she would later find to be called synesthesia.

Kindergarten information night geared to help parents prepare

South Whidbey Elementary will host a new kind of kindergarten information night this year.

Sarungano raises funds for Zimbabwean children

In Shona, one of 16 official Zimbabwean languages, the word Sarungano means storyteller. The women of Sarungano are known throughout South Whidbey for sharing the story of traditional Zimbabwean music through their rich rhythms and joyous melodies, most of which are performed on mbiras.

Date pushed back for Whidbey Island homeless youth shelter fundraiser

Time is ticking away and Ryan’s House for Youth is not giving up hope in its effort to raise the final $200,000 towards the purchase price of the former Countryside Inn, south of Coupeville.

Whidbey Island Waldorf student cultivates improved water quality

Eighth-grader Connor McDanniel has crafted an end-of-year project to help mitigate the effects of storm water runoff in Maxwelton Creek.

Homeless youth nonprofit working to change state laws

Ryan’s House for Youth is part of a homeless advocacy effort to draft legislation potentially making it easier for households to offer sanctuary to unaccompanied homeless youth.

Collateral damage: South Whidbey poet discusses trauma through poetry

Linda Beeman, an award-winning poet, Whidbey resident and friend of a soldier who confessed to Beeman he suffered from post-traumatic stres disorder, turned her stories and those of others into a book of poetry about the many facets of the conflict in Afghanistan.

South Whidbey students back for new school year

School is in session at the South Whidbey School District. Kids put away their swimsuits and donned their backpacks today, bidding farewell to summer break as a new school year began.

Several groups, agencies team up to help at-risk kids

Advocates on Whidbey are working to give voice to the voiceless by creating a task force to better address the needs of unaccompanied homeless youth.

South Whidbey kindergartners talk turkey

Following long tradition, The Record visited South Whidbey Elementary School to gobble with students about Thanksgiving.

With clamming season open, Whidbey beaches provide a smorgasbord of delicacies

For beachcombers at Scatchet Head, empty clam shells are a commonplace discovery. But Sunday morning, a young visitor discovered an unusual surprise when she curiously peered into a shell to find a host of hermit crab inhabitants.

Freeland family welcomes triplets

Brian Johnson, a first-time dad, recently welcomed not one new addition to his family, but three. The new father, who works full-time during the day as a mentor for at-risk youth, said that when he first saw Jessica Monaghan’s ultrasound, he wasn’t sure what he was looking at. Instead of one set of fingers, knees and toes, there were three.