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Clinton man turns 100 on same day great-grandson turns 1

Ivan “John” Samuel Bozin smiles as his great-grandson crawls onto his lap during a birthday celebration for both of them Thursday at the Clinton home… Continue reading

 

New rec center opens for adults of all abilities

When Jeremy Struthers worked for social services on Whidbey Island as a job coach for people with disabilities, he heard many of the families say… Continue reading

 

Astronaut tells students to shoot for the stars

Standing before an audience of South Whidbey High School students, former Navy captain and astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper described the biggest mistake she made while up… Continue reading

 

Holiday House opens doors for 16th year

An annual tradition that keeps the holidays affordable for families struggling with low income continues. Hosted by the Family Resource Center and part of the… Continue reading

Public meeting on stormwater slated for Dec. 10

City officials want to hear what you think about Langley’s storm drainage systems. During a public meeting scheduled for Dec. 10, the city will be… Continue reading

A wild card: South Whidbey resident ventures into tarot reading

Gerry Reed does not look like a stereotypical tarot card reader. A grandfather, the Langley resident sports a cheery red tie and blue-and-tortoiseshell glasses. But… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Marli Jenkins
                                Woodhaven Faculty Liaison Kent Ratekin and freshman Kelvin Jenkins putting together a chalkboard at the Organic Farm School classroom.

Alternative high school initiative progresses

An alternative high school may soon be a reality for South Whidbey. A group of parents, teachers and community members have joined together to create… Continue reading

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                                Woodhaven Faculty Liaison Kent Ratekin and freshman Kelvin Jenkins putting together a chalkboard at the Organic Farm School classroom.

Langley considers steps to confront climate change

Climate change continues to be a hot topic in Langley. The Climate Change Conversations forum held on Nov. 15 drew a sold-out crowd. About 300… Continue reading

Holidays are happening on Whidbey

With the days getting increasingly colder and shorter, it’s time to spread some good cheer and makes plans to attend the upcoming holiday events on… Continue reading

Bunny ailment hits Whidbey

Now may not be the best time for Whidbey Island residents or visitors to pick up any furry hitchhikers — no matter how cute. The… Continue reading

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                                Molly Stahl, left, watches as Cara Jung shows kids how to trim their pottery creations.

Whidbey Clay Center throwing an open house

Anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to make a ceramic pot or bowl has a prime opportunity. Whidbey Clay Center will be hosting… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
                                Molly Stahl, left, watches as Cara Jung shows kids how to trim their pottery creations.

Langley easement sought

The Langley City Council voted unanimously Monday night to have the mayor seek easements for a proposed portable toilet project. The target deadline is in… Continue reading

Langley rates increased by 8 percent

Despite voting to increase property taxes to fund wide-ranging infrastructure improvements, Langley residents will have to pay 8 percent more in water, sewer and stormwater… Continue reading

Volunteering to feed others is a Thanksgiving tradition

Some families watch football, run marathons or take naps on Thanksgiving Day. Others have a long-standing tradition of volunteering for the Mobile Turkey Unit, a… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Anna Cosper paints a design for a commissioned holiday card in her studio.

Langley illustrator taking commissions for the holidays

Langley illustrator Anna Cosper likes to joke that she’s been drawing since birth. She believes in the handmade art of illustrated holiday cards. Her hand-drawn… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Anna Cosper paints a design for a commissioned holiday card in her studio.

Teenager commended for response to South Whidbey plane crash

It started out as a flying lesson like any other but turned into something very different. Arianna Marshall, a 17-year-old South Whidbey student, had just… Continue reading

Langley budget hearing set for Nov. 18

An opportunity for the public to comment on Langley’s proposed budget will take place at the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday. The budget hearing… Continue reading

Langley climate change forum set for Friday

The city of Langley will be discussing a hot topic on Friday night. Interested citizens are invited to attend an event addressing climate change. The… Continue reading