Kyle Jensen

Clinton resident pens book on life in Hollywood

Living among Hollywood’s glitz and glamour is a pipe dream for most. For Clinton resident Artie Kane, that dream became reality. With others’ help, Kane… Continue reading

Clinton residents raise $800,000 for clean water in Ethiopia

Some say one could throw a rock in any direction on Whidbey and hit a nonprofit or charity. Sometimes, that giving nature extends beyond America’s… Continue reading

Playing father, daughter roles comes easy for this family duo

When Mikkel and Annika Hustad were cast as father and daughter respectively for Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ latest performance, the production crew knew… Continue reading

Dark Sky advocates aim to dim Whidbey’s lights

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) save energy and money, but there’s a hidden price tag. According to a group of “Dark Sky” advocates, they interrupt the circadian… Continue reading

Late-season crabbing opens in Whidbey waters

Crabbers can once again hit the waters surrounding Whidbey with the opening of the winter season. Fishery managers from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

Forum organized for Langley City Council candidates

Candidates vying for open Langley City Council seats will answer questions at a political forum next week. The forum is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday,… Continue reading

Clinton bread maker rises to plan public classes

There aren’t too many things Clinton resident Jim Hicken enjoys more than pulling an aromatic loaf of bread out of the oven. To ensure a… Continue reading

Tiny houses can make a big dent in affordable housing, new nonprofit says

It’s regularly said that affordable housing is one of the leading issues Island County residents face, and discussions over how to address the issue is… Continue reading

Festival celebrates Whidbey’s little ones

For kids, Community Park was the place to be on Saturday. The park was bouncing with a sensory overload of games, activities, sounds and sights… Continue reading

Where digital meets dirt; county taps phone app data for planning insight

When the county last updated its non-motorized trail plan in 2006, transportation planners had to sift through stacks of public surveys to find out which… Continue reading

South Whidbey Fire/EMS may seek off-island help

Hoping to combat a declining volunteer force, South Whidbey Fire/EMS is considering opening its recruitment borders. Instead of only looking for fresh blood on South… Continue reading

Parks district posts draft comp plan online for public review

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has posted a draft of a plan that will guide its direction for the next five years. As the… Continue reading

Hot composting gathers steam on South Whidbey

Those who compost are well aware that it’s a lengthy process to produce the goods. It typically takes about a year before one has something… Continue reading

Clipper Vacations to return with holiday trips

Boatloads of holiday daytrippers onboard the Victoria Clipper will touch down at South Whidbey Harbor in December. Clipper Vacations, which shuttles up to 200 people… Continue reading

Gypsy jazz takes over the Village by the Sea

A stroll through downtown Langley this weekend could be a sensory overload. People with guitars strapped to their backs, a few with European accents, have… Continue reading

Deciphering fact from fiction, Sno-Isle Libraries tackles fake news

Oak Harbor librarian helps readers decipher fact from fiction

HISTORY CORNER | Sept. 28, 1967 and Sept. 22, 1992

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 28,… Continue reading

Whidbey magician pulls life lessons out of the hat

When school lets out on Wednesday afternoons this fall, some South Whidbey students will swap their pencils and textbooks for wands and magic props. If… Continue reading

Djangofest Northwest tunes up Wednesday

Gypsy jazz will fill Langley’s streets this week. The 17th annual DjangoFest Northwest, which according to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) is North… Continue reading

Outcast Theater play addresses gender identity in kids

When director Ned Farley first read the script for “A Kid Like Jake,” a play revolving around a preschooler with gender identity issues, he knew… Continue reading