Kathy Reed

Kathy posted 31 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Whidbey NAS base commander ventures south

Members of the South Whidbey Rotary hosted a very important person from the north at the group’s meeting Tuesday morning at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club in Langley.

  • Jan 21st, 2013 6:06pm

PSE Foundation grant will help Whidbey veterans

The Veterans Resource Center in Langley has just been given a grant to give its new home a facelift.

  • Jan 21st, 2013 6:07pm

Discover what’s in the cards at Clinton psychic

Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny. She believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.

  • Dec 27th, 2012 5:00pm

Whidbey Toys for Tots donations fall far short this year

It’s been a tough year for donations to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program on Whidbey Island. According to organizer Mike McClung, donations are down about 40 percent, the impact of which will be felt next year.

  • Dec 18th, 2012 10:34pm

Whidbey remembers Pearl Harbor

Gray skies were but a reflection of the somber mood at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at Crescent Harbor Marina on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Seaplane Base.

  • Dec 15th, 2012 12:05am

Whidbey boy’s letters to Santa will make a wish come true

Third grader Jonathan Carroll knows a thing or two about wishes and he’d like to share the joy this holiday season.

  • Dec 11th, 2012 11:04pm

Buy some toys for Whidbey tots

Anyone who’s done much shopping on Whidbey Island lately may have noticed the Toys for Tots collection boxes.

  • Nov 19th, 2012 6:57pm

Tales stir wartime memories | NOTABLE

Bittersweet recollections of holidays spent in Vietnam and the feelings experienced at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. stirred memories for many at the Veterans Day observance held by American Legion Post 141 in Langley Sunday morning.

  • Nov 16th, 2012 10:39pm

Fiber with a twist: Discover Whidbey’s finest fibers during Fiber Quest

More and more, people are discovering Whidbey Island and all it has to offer, especially when it comes to fiber farmers. The third Whidbey Island Fiber Quest is scheduled to be held from Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 at various fiber farms and businesses throughout the island.

  • Nov 1st, 2012 5:00pm

Enter the lair of Halloween fare…if you dare

Halloween’s on its way — it’s time to add a little creepy to our cuisine. Anyone can celebrate with traditional fall foods — after all pumpkins, corn and apples abound at harvest time. But for anyone who wants to add a pinch of “fear”some to their festivities, there is no shortage of disgustingly delectable dishes one can serve to party-goers with strong stomachs.

  • Oct 26th, 2012 10:03pm

Men fashion fishing boats for disabled anglers

The first time Second District Congressman Rick Larsen heard about the Fishing Access Network, he saw a presentation with a scale model replica of the disabled-access boat Mike Mayes and Ralph Brotherton were trying to raise money to build.

  • Oct 26th, 2012 9:40pm

WISH gets unprecedented second chance at funding

Whidbey Island Share a Home is getting an unprecedented second chance to turn in a request for funding for 2013 with a county Housing Advisory Board review committee.

  • Oct 26th, 2012 9:19pm

Recreation vs. preservation; Trillium plan tries to strike a balance

Most of the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed, and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust is ready for feedback on its draft of the Trillium Community Forest management plan. A public workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland.

  • Oct 23rd, 2012 3:07pm

Affordable housing nonprofit fights to keep doors open on Whidbey

In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.

  • Oct 16th, 2012 10:44pm

Land Trust purchases Indian Point

Indian Point on southwest Whidbey Island will remain forever wild. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced Tuesday that it has purchased two different properties totaling 64 acres at Indian Point to ensure it will be protected for generations to come.

  • Sep 28th, 2012 10:53pm

Maureen Girard puts jazzy spin on Langley house concert series

Tucked away in a little corner of the woods just outside Langley is an old chicken coop. Although it’s been a very long time since this coop has seen any chickens, you could say it’s seen its share of songbirds.

  • Sep 21st, 2012 10:48pm

Iraq War combat veteran espouses Middle East peace

The military experience has a profound effect on those who serve, affecting everyone differently.

  • Sep 15th, 2012 1:08am

Quite a ride: Two families complete a bike trip across America

Two Oak Harbor families pedaled into town Saturday amid cheers and applause, following a three-month, 4,000-mile bicycle trip across America.

  • Aug 28th, 2012 9:05pm

South Whidbey Legion Riders are born

Any newborn requires a lot of attention, and that is certainly true of a new motorcycle group on South Whidbey.

  • Aug 10th, 2012 9:50pm

Kids’ food, all grown up

The menu sounded kid-friendly but the dishes were decidedly grown up at a recent fundraiser for the South Whidbey Children’s Center in Langley.

  • Jul 2nd, 2012 8:00pm

Ciscoe broadcasts live from Bayview Farm and Garden

Whidbey Island is a gardener’s delight and so is gardening guru Ciscoe Morris.

  • Jun 26th, 2012 9:40pm

Island flags go up in flames of glory

Hungry flames devoured more than 100 United States flags at the American Legion Post 141 in Bayview Thursday, June 14, curling orange and yellow tongues around the red, white and blue symbol of our nation.

  • Jun 19th, 2012 9:27pm

Freeland woman leaps into business

Inspiration struck April Ducharme as she waited in line for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry. During her daily commute to the “mainland,” she thought up a plan to make her time in line work for her. And such was the birth of her business, Pond Hopper.

  • Jun 15th, 2012 9:39pm

Rebooting medicine the alternative way

Jennifer Ruthensteiner knew from a young age she wanted to be a healer. Her desire, coupled with an interest in nature and the healing properties found there, led her down a path that has brought her to Freeland, where she is the owner of the Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine.

  • Jun 1st, 2012 9:25pm

Solemn service honors Memorial Day in Bayview | Spotlight

On a day set aside to honor our nation’s war dead, it was a brief speech from a young girl that set the tone for the Memorial Day service at Bayview Cemetery Monday morning.

  • May 29th, 2012 9:28pm

Veterans center’s Stand Down brings energy to South End

Intermittent clouds didn’t keep people from attending the Veterans Stand Down held Saturday at the American Legion Post 141 in Bayview.

  • May 9th, 2012 6:00pm

Freeland woman ships a little TLC to troops

Packages clutter the top of the table and stand in neat stacks on the floor in Carol Briggs’ Freeland home. They are crammed with travel-size bottles of lotion, shampoo and body wash, baby wipes and assorted snacks.

  • May 9th, 2012 7:04pm

Sojourn Studios: Begin your journey to fitness

From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.

  • May 8th, 2012 10:16pm

Grange brews up community fun

Beer lovers and those curious about home beer brewing may be interested in the class Deer Lagoon Grange has on tap for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.

  • Apr 6th, 2012 10:22pm

Lack of funds forces Veterans Resource Center to scale back

FREELAND — The Veterans Resource Center is down, but not out. A lack of funding, a raise in rent and the property management’s desire for a three-year lease has forced the VRC to close its community activity center on Main Street as of Wednesday. But the move is not a death knell, said VRC cofounder Judith Gorman.

  • Dec 6th, 2011 5:52pm

Veterans get connected in Freeland

FREELAND — Paul D’Avazo is a World War II veteran who never realized he was entitled to receive benefits following his four years of service in the Navy. He and his wife, Margaret, didn’t think he qualified.

  • Jul 27th, 2011 3:37pm