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EBT (food stamp) cards can now be used to buy food from five vendors at the Bayview Market. Glendale Shepherd, Pam’s Place Produce, Ebb Tide Produce, Skyroot Farms and Deep Harvest Farm have all been approved to accept EBT as well as debit and credit card. They are presently waiting to receive card swiping devices, which are expected to arrive by April 26, the day of the first market of the season.
Island Athletic Club announced its first-ever Spring Into Shape team weight-loss challenge. Open to teams of four to six participants, Spring Into Shape will run for six weeks from April 18 to May 30, rewarding the team with the highest percentage of weight loss with a $1,000 cash prize.
Whidbey Island Bank named Theresa Jenkins as Real Estate Loan Officer at the bank’s Freeland Branch on Whidbey Island.
At 11 p.m. when most people are asleep, Kelly Baugh is grinding fresh red wheat and starting a large batch of bread.
Island Strings began its 40th year of teaching this year and the number of lives touched in that time is nearly uncountable.
Clinton farm Glendale Shepherd received a 2014 Good Food Award in recognition of their responsible food production and taste of their products.
Frank Ploof is ready to fill one last cavity, clean another molar and tell a final patient to “Say ahhhh” as a four-decade dentist in Langley.
Clinton resident Chris Montaperto has something to celebrate this month.
To encourage shoppers to patronize local stores, Langley Chamber of Commerce members are participating in the Holiday Cheer Giveaway.
Downtown Langley is all dressed up for the holidays.
Information is being collected for the 2014 edition of the Whidbey Island Almanac published by the Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record and The Whidbey Examiner. The Almanac is an introduction for newcomers to Whidbey Island and a handy reference publication for those who live here.
Sound Publishing is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, delivering 10 million holiday savings inserts to readers in the greater Puget Sound area.
After taking a break, Ebey Bowl is back in action.
A good 15 minutes after the store was technically closed, customers are still coming in Monday night, and Jim’s Hardware Store owner Becky Bell keeps helping them and ringing them up.
In recent years, several South Whidbey non-profit groups have coalesced around Langley Middle School.
A staple of South Whidbey, the Bayview Star Store, closed its doors Saturday.
Kevin Lungren of the Whidbey Island Fishin’ Club returns to swap fishing and crabbing reports at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market during its hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.
Six bands are slated to perform at Whidbey Island Winery this summer from July to August.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.