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Clinton photographer Sandy Rubini won the Whidbey Telecom Directory Cover Art Contest with her original work, “Heather Meadows Staircase.” Rubini’s photograph will be featured on the 2013-14 Whidbey Telecom phonebook directory. The directory will be published in November.
Sandy Whiting will join Goosefoot as its new executive director Aug. 19.
Whatcom County’s smart energy program, the Community Energy Challenge (CEC), is now on Whidbey Island.
Lynne Donnelly, a t’ai chi teacher in Freeland and Coupeville, will offer a late afternoon t’ai chi class for beginners at her Freeland t’ai chi studio at 5548 Myrtle Ave., Suite 303. The class, appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their health or learn a new way of moving, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays for about an hour. The first class is free.
Massy Ferguson performs July 20 for $20 at Whidbey Island Winery.
The ongoing summer fundraiser for Good Cheer Food Bank is ice cream bowl creation. Paint and keep the bowl, and get a coupon for 25 cents off ice cream at The South Whidbey Commons and 25 percent off any purchase up to a $25 discount at the Good Cheer Thrift Store.
Vibrant colors and informational displays fill an otherwise empty parking lot.
Kevin Lungren instructs even the greenest of anglers on how to catch salmon from the beach at a lesson Sunday, July 14 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.
Whidbey Coffee announced it is partnering with the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.
Bring your family and friends to the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. It’s open daily through August, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wold enjoy spending your summer at the lighthouse talking with people from all over the world, consider volunteering as a lighthouse host or by working in the gift shop.
Kimberly Hoctor made three sales before she even opened her Coupeville store June 15.
Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism is holding a working lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville to discuss the Washington Tourism Alliance and plans for funding state tourism. Special guest is WTA board member Jane Kilburn. She also serves as director of tourism development and senior counsel for communications at the Port of Seattle. A light lunch will be served with $5 per person requested to help cover the cost. RSVP with the names of guests by June 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 360-929-9924.
Freeland-based mortgage lender Ron Eaton has handed out loans for more than two decades.
The Rotary Club of South Whidbey is holding its 29th annual berry sale fundraiser. Strawberries, raspberries or blueberries are available, fresh and individually quick frozen. Order forms are available at the Freeland Chamber. For more information, email email@example.com.
Choochokam, Langley’s annual Festival of the Arts, follows on the heels of Independence Day celebrations this year. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and July 7.
Explore Whidbey is now open for registration. Formerly the Island County Biz Expo, the name change reflects the broader scope of the show.
Betty Freeman, whose experience includes that of a writer and reporter on South Whidbey, has joined the staff of the Langley Chamber of Commerce.
Island Athletic Club’s group fitness director, Chizue Rudd, recently earned certification as an instructor of STOTT Pilates, adding to the many ways she helps people achieve their health and fitness goals. In addition to being a certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor, Chizue has more than 30 years of experience teaching group exercise in the U.S. and Japan. To obtain certification as an instructor, she completed more than 300 hours of training and apprenticeship.
When Mona Newbauer dreams, she dreams big. Before a crowd of 60 people Monday night, Newbauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s Chocolates, described her effort to buy and renovate the two-story, 5,025 square foot building on the corner of First and Anthes in Langley.
Bill Haroldson will present illustrated talks about early fishing resorts on Whidbey Island on Father’s Day, June 16, at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.
Mona Newbauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s chocolate store on Second Street, has her eye on the vacant Mike’s Place building which holds a prominent spot in Langley at the corner of First and Anthes, across the street from the Dog House Tavern.
The 15th Annual Golf Classic & Auction, sponsored by the Freeland Chamber of Commerce, will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.
Volunteers staff the visitor kiosk at Ken’s Corner Fridays through Sunday, continuing through September. Volunteers receive training and have fun participating in the educational trips throughout the island. For more information email Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Island County Economic Development Council is partnering with the Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC) to support businesses impacted by the Skagit River bridge collapse.
Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art presents music from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at its location at Bayview Corner
Celeste Erickson joined The South Whidbey Record editorial staff this week, replacing Michaela Marx Wheatley as a part-time reporter/photographer/page designer.
The Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association offers a free holistic health fair featuring Reiki from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 in the Sears Building at Bayview.
Langley’s Friday afternoon Second Street Market opens June 7 and continues weekly through September.
Langley art galleries stay open until 7 p.m. to preview their new shows the first Saturday of each month.
Violin virtuoso Alex Bonesteel performs live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market on Sunday, May 26. He plays a wide range of lively Celtic to classical music.
Personnel changes are happening at the Langley Main Street Association that will affect The South Whidbey Record.
Join the Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce, Westside Whidbey Rotary, South Whidbey Rotary and the Readiness to Learn Foundation for a giant garage sale on the front lawn of China City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25.
Volunteers staff the visitor kiosk at Ken’s Corner Fridays through Sundays from May through September. Volunteers receive training and have fun participating in the educational trips throughout the island.
Useless Bay Golf and Country Club on Aug. 25 will host the Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce’s Northwest/Southwest Golf, Dinner and Auction Event with great giveaways and prizes. Good times are guaranteed. Call the chamber to sign up at 360-331-1980 or email email@example.com.
Whidbey Telecom has announced their 2013 directory cover contest for local artists and photographers.
Nearly a year after a voter approved ballot initiative allowed liquor to be sold in large retail stores, some former state-owned and contract liquor stores on Whidbey are struggling.
Fred Lundahl, one of the proprietors of Music for the Eyes, Langley’s rug, textile and jewelry shop at 314 First St., will give a presentation on his recent trip to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at his shop.
A leadership transition will take place at Goosefoot beginning Sept. 1. At that time, Executive Director Debbie Torget will be leaving to become the president of Mukilteo Coffee Roasters.
Island County Historical Museum is selling official “The Wet Whisker” coffee mugs along with a special “Front Street Roast” coffee.
An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus.
Treat mom to Mother’s Day Concert on the Lawn, noon to 4 p.m., May 12, a relaxing and inspiring afternoon at Meerkerk Gardens. By popular demand for the 20th consecutive year, Harper Tasche performs on folk harp and other antique instruments, weaving songs and tales throughout the afternoon. Bring a quilt and enjoy the concert surrounded by blooming rhododendrons. Stroll through the gardens off Resort Road in Greenbank and breathe in the fragrance and beauty. Ticket for this event: Adults $10. Children under 16 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour on Whidbey is May 11 and 12. The tour includes visits to five of the winery tasting rooms from Greenbank to Clinton.
Smart financial decisions can make or break a business. With that in mind, the Island County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, will present a free seminar on financing a business.
“Thriving Communities. Thriving Businesses. A Dynamic Partnership.” The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Progressive Association are co-sponsoring this community event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Clinton Community Hall.
Whidbey Telecom is adding a new wi-fi hotspot at Bayview Corner.
The Whidbey Island Community Arts and Education Center invites the community to its open house Saturday, April 27.
The claim is that it’s the most beautiful Washington State license plate.
Sebo’s hired Bob Crouch, one of South Whidbey’s top fishing gurus, now working at Sebo’s Hardware in Bayview.
Freeland’s Chamber of Commerce will meet and eat lunch April 19.
RECORD STAFF For more than a century, Greenbank Farm has provided a sense of open space with phenomenal views of both Admiralty Inlet and Holmes Harbor. But what would it be like today if not for the passion and vision of local volunteers?