Michaela Marx Wheatley

Michaela posted 293 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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City Hall garden helps Langley become edible

The Langley Garden Initiative dedicated the Langley Centennial Garden on May 28.

  • Jun 25th, 2013 9:20pm

Vote for the women: Suffragettes march into bright future

With an eye on the cause, the suffragettes took to the streets Saturday morning in Langley, and confused the occasional tourist, but mostly put smiles on the faces of the onlookers.

  • May 14th, 2013 8:57pm

Island rallies around victims of Langley house fire

When a fire ravaged their home on Anthes Avenue on Friday evening, the Jones/Russell family lost everything — their home, their car, their furniture, clothes, toys for the kids, birth certificates and family photos.

  • May 16th, 2013 3:46pm

The Village Doctor: Better health prescribed for South Whidbey

After months of construction, Dr. Annastasia Kovscek will trade in paint brushes and tools for her stethoscope and will begin seeing patients Wednesday, May 22.

  • May 13th, 2013 4:36pm

Langley marks centennials with living history

Visitors may think they have stepped into a time machine, as the suffragettes will march at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Langley.

  • May 7th, 2013 9:06pm

Much ado about Shakespeare in a circus tent

The Island Shakespeare Festival will get a home under the big top this summer when the group takes up residence at the Langley Middle School campus.

  • Apr 26th, 2013 10:22pm

Lots of familiar faces to open comedy show

Two of the Northwest’s biggest comedians come to Whidbey Island Center of the Arts for a one-night comedy show April 24, but a group of island originals may just steal the show.

  • Apr 19th, 2013 10:12pm

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre showcases versatility

The dancers of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre are ready to spread some enchantment with their production of Cinderella during the annual Dance & Choreography Showcase. Dance theatre showcases versatility

  • Apr 19th, 2013 10:06pm

Welcome the Whales Festival, parade, whale watch and educational activities

As if they knew that the weekend that will celebrate them is upon us, the whales in Saratoga passage have put in overtime lately.

  • Apr 16th, 2013 9:49pm

Island Christian Academy’s cultural fair brings history to life | NOTABLE

Students at Island Christian Academy showed off what they have learned about culture, history and geography March 26 at the annual cultural fair.

  • Apr 16th, 2013 6:00pm

Dedication to craft pays off for Whidbey winemakers

A small Whidbey winery is winning accolades. Blooms Winery’s 2010 Syrah was rated along with other Washington Syrahs and given a 90-point rating in the current issue of Wine Spectator Magazine.

  • Apr 9th, 2013 10:16pm

Curtain rises on WICA’s ‘Full Monty’

Directors at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts have never shied away from shows that pushed the envelope. But as rehearsals rev up for the screen-to-stage production of “The Full Monty,” the question on everyone’s mind is: How much “Monty” exactly will be revealed as the cast tackles the musical version of the 1997 movie.

  • Mar 30th, 2013 7:00pm

Students at Island Christian Academy raise money to help beat blood cancer

Island Christian Academy students raised $1,079.71 to help fund blood cancer research and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.

  • Mar 26th, 2013 10:36pm

Student supports South Whidbey Rotary project with birthday cash

With an eye on the big picture, a youngster has turned over his birthday money to help make a basketball court at South Whidbey Community Park a reality.

  • Mar 26th, 2013 10:13pm

Whidbey, Camano chamber luncheon focuses on tourism

Sherrye Wyatt of Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism was the featured speaker at the Freeland Chamber of Commerce’s business luncheon Tuesday.

  • Mar 22nd, 2013 10:48pm

First Mystic Sea whale watchers go home happy

The M/V Mystic Sea took a group of Langley merchants and stakeholders, as well as a few visitors, on a sunny inaugural cruise last Friday.

  • Mar 16th, 2013 4:56pm

Clinton Council readies to make its voice heard

A year after Clinton set out to find its voice as a community during the 2011 Future Search Conference, the Clinton Community Council is up and running and ready to take on that role.

  • Mar 15th, 2013 9:33pm

Langley baker specializes in Easter delights

For over 50 years, Peter Boden has spent every early spring molding chocolate bunnies, squirrels, ducks and eggs for Easter giving.

  • Mar 9th, 2013 10:30am

South End comes together to spruce up cemetery

Bundled up tightly, defying high winds blowing in their faces, a group of Langleyites took to shuffles, rakes and garden clippers to cleanup the final resting place of those who came before them.

  • Mar 6th, 2013 5:21pm

Nonprofits vital to Whidbey Island life

When it comes to circulating a buck in the local economy, nonprofits are not only on the receiving end.

  • Mar 7th, 2013 5:10pm

Amateur sleuths untangle murder during Langley’s Mystery Weekend

A fictitious murder on the set of a fictitious movie had Langley’s streets abuzz this weekend.

  • Feb 26th, 2013 11:23pm

Auction helps Whidbey Island Dance Theatre stars shine bright

The dancers of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre train all year long to bring audiences top-notch dance productions.

  • Feb 16th, 2013 5:42am

Ryan’s House is taking Big Red Event to the big red barn

Ryan’s House For Youth is seeing red — at least when it comes to their upcoming fundraising gala auction. The Big Red Event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Greenbank Farm.

  • Feb 8th, 2013 9:00am

Three sisters caught between laughter, tragedy in latest WICA production

They boast of Southern charm, they are funny, they are fragile. But make no mistake: Below the surface, the ladies of the MaGrath household have far more spice than sugar running in their veins.

  • Feb 1st, 2013 11:57pm

Kitsch ‘N Bitch takes a bite out of comfort foods

For some it’s a cheesy slice of pizza, for others a hearty bowl of homemade chowder. Then there are those who can polish off a warm apple pie, given there is hand-whipped cream to go with it.

  • Jan 3rd, 2013 11:00am

Lending network helps businesses on South Whidbey

Only about one year old, Whidbey Island Local Lending has started making loans to local projects.

  • Dec 24th, 2012 8:01pm

Christmas bird count on Whidbey results in record numbers

Families, long-time birders, newbies and experts, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists went out on a mission earlier this month.

  • Dec 24th, 2012 8:01pm

New treatments, winter retreats debut at The Spa at the Inn at Langley

With a view of Saratoga Passage and the aroma of essential oils on your skin, nothing beats a spa treatment this time of year.

  • Jan 2nd, 2013 4:42pm

Santa brings joy to folks of all ages on South Whidbey

A visit by Santa Claus at Maple Ridge in Freeland proved Monday that people are never too old to get caught up in the magic of the season.

  • Dec 18th, 2012 9:51pm

Book’s fresh look at Langley history released in time for Centennial

A new book is hitting the shelves providing a unique look at Langley’s history just in time for the city’s Centennial celebration in 2013.

  • Dec 10th, 2012 12:00am

Holiday House brings Christmas cheer to kids

The Holiday House elves are hard at work once again to spread holiday joy to island children in need.

  • Dec 8th, 2012 1:02am

Training gets South End firefighters ready for the real deal

From fires to car wrecks, in case of emergency the volunteers of South Whidbey Fire/EMS are the first in line.

  • Nov 19th, 2012 6:34pm

Fighting fires is often a family affair, especially for South Whidbey clan

While there is a sense of brotherhood among many firefighters, serving as volunteer first-responders is truly a family affair for one South Whidbey family.

  • Nov 19th, 2012 7:05pm

Nationally-renown speaker to get ‘Radical’ on Whidbey parents

CNN columnist and popular teen-lifestyles and family advice author Vanessa Van Petten will offer Whidbey Island parents tips on understanding the world of teenagers when she speaks at 7 p.m., Oct. 23 at South Whidbey High School.

  • Oct 20th, 2012 7:00pm

Heating costs soar for Helping Hands clients

As days get shorter and the weather gets colder, utility bills get bigger. None of us look forward to that. Least of which is Helping Hand, the nonprofit organization that helps people in need cover basic necessities, such as heating, electricity and rent.

  • Oct 2nd, 2012 9:43pm

South Whidbey Legion bikers rally for Good Cheer

The Legion Riders will rev up their bikes this Saturday for a good cause. The motorcyclists of the American Legion Post 141 in Langley are inviting bikers and the rest of the community to a bike ride, barbecue and music. And the whole party will benefit Good Cheer food bank.

  • Sep 28th, 2012 10:45pm

DjangoFest Northwest is waking the sleeping ‘Dog’

The sounds of gypsy jazz will be awaking the sleeping dog this weekend.

  • Sep 19th, 2012 4:00pm

Soup Box Derby keeps motoring on, even in 40th year

Despite turning 40 this Saturday, Langley’s Soup Box Derby shows no sign of slowing down.

  • Sep 18th, 2012 10:34pm

SWES teacher goes on Middle East adventure of a lifetime

When school started last week, one face was noticeably absent at South Whidbey Elementary School. Longtime elementary school teacher Carolyn Bippart wasn’t there.

  • Sep 15th, 2012 1:04am

Remarkable women nurtured Good Cheer

As the saying goes, “If you want to get something done, leave it to a busy woman.” Good Cheer was founded in 1962 through the efforts of several remarkable women.

  • Sep 7th, 2012 11:19pm

Harvest Party serves up fun, food for Good Cheer Food Bank

Good Cheer is kicking off its 50th birthday celebration with a party for the whole community. The fourth annual Good Cheer Harvest Party & Music Fest is from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Good Cheer Bayview Campus. The theme of this year’s event is “celebration of the harvest.” The nonprofit organization is inviting the community to enjoy the gardens and celebrate the group’s 50 years of service to South Whidbey. Good Cheer was founded in 1962 and was the first service nonprofit on the South End.

  • Sep 6th, 2012 4:10pm

Good Cheer celebrates 50th birthday

It’s been half a century since a small group of friends from the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church got together to spread some holiday “good cheer” to their less fortunate neighbors.

  • Sep 6th, 2012 5:15pm

Bright smiles meet students on first school day

It was a busy morning Tuesday at South Whidbey elementary school as the kids, including 80 kindergartners, swarmed the school.

  • Sep 4th, 2012 9:35pm

South Whidbey port draws criticism over marina project

After his failed bid for port commissioner last November, Ed Jenkins has been flooding Port of South Whidbey officials with unsolicited business advice, ranging from how to run the Langley Marina to suggestions on property purchases.

  • Feb 17th, 2010 11:02pm

Parks levy is passing

The property tax levy for the South Whidbey parks district is passing in early vote returns. After 48.9 percent of all Island County ballots counted, the measure is passing with 3,323 votes to 2,056 votes, or 61.8 percent to 38.2 percent.

  • Feb 10th, 2010 9:10pm

Langley’s ash garden provides an alternative to traditional burial

Ten years ago, four Langley women planted the seed for what has become one of Langley’s most beautiful places — the ash garden at the Woodmen Cemetery.

  • Oct 22nd, 2008 11:53pm

Whidbey PUD issue polarizes Whidbey Island

The power struggle on Whidbey Island is heading into the home stretch. But despite thousands of dollars spent to inform voters about the measure to create a Whidbey-based utility and numerous and debates, many people on Whidbey say they still haven’t heard enough to make up their minds on the PUD question.

  • Oct 22nd, 2008 10:56pm

Five vie for three PUD commissioner seats

It’s lots of work and little or no pay, but there is no shortage of people who want to be commissioner for Whidbey Island’s proposed public utility district.

  • Oct 15th, 2008 6:41pm

Cake artist wins $10,000 on TV show

A metallic Emerald City made of cake towered above three other iconic skylines in Food Network’s Big City Cake Challenge. John Auburn of JW Desserts in Clinton won $10,000 in the TV culinary square-off.

  • Oct 15th, 2008 6:35pm

Whidbey’s ace of cake competes on the Food Network

Whidbey’s John Auburn competed with the country’s best cake artists to build an American city skyline out of cake in just eight hours. Along with three other chefs, he squared off on the Food Network Challenge earlier this year. As the clock ticked on, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle arose from cake, sugar and chocolate in a studio in Centennial, Colo.

  • Oct 11th, 2008 4:00pm