Volunteer sought for Ken’s Korner visitor kiosk

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.

  • May 17th, 2013

Freeland Chamber preps for golf tourney

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

  • May 17th, 2013

Whidbey Telecom phone book art entries sought

Whidbey Telecom has announced their 2013 directory cover contest for local artists and photographers.

  • May 10th, 2013

Private liquor sales stall on Whidbey Island

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.

Langley merchant reports on distant travels

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.

  • May 10th, 2013

Goosefoot leader Torget to leave

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.

  • May 10th, 2013

‘Wet Whisker’ boosts history

Island County Historical Museum is selling official “The Wet Whisker” coffee mugs along with a special “Front Street Roast” coffee.

  • May 8th, 2013

Whidbey Island Biz Expo changes names, location

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus.

Spend Mother’s Day in Greenbank’s gardens of Meerkerk

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.

  • May 7th, 2013

Two days to tour wineries | BIZ BEAT

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.

  • Apr 30th, 2013

How to finance business on Whidbey | BIZ BEAT

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.

  • Apr 30th, 2013

Clinton examines partnership | BIZ BEAT

“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.

  • Apr 30th, 2013

Bayview Corner gets wi-fi hotspot | BIZ BEAT

Whidbey Telecom is adding a new wi-fi hotspot at Bayview Corner.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013

Revamped Bayview School opens grandly Saturday

The Whidbey Island Community Arts and Education Center invites the community to its open house Saturday, April 27.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013

Rhododendrons to adorn Washington license plates, boost Meerkerk Gardens

The claim is that it’s the most beautiful Washington State license plate.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013

Sebo’s hires fishing guru ahead of humpy season

Sebo’s hired Bob Crouch, one of South Whidbey’s top fishing gurus, now working at Sebo’s Hardware in Bayview.

  • Apr 21st, 2013

Freeland Chamber meets over lunch

Freeland’s Chamber of Commerce will meet and eat lunch April 19.

  • Apr 9th, 2013

Greenbank Farm grows first-class volunteers

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?

  • Apr 9th, 2013

Whidbey Institute hires land coordinator, program assistant

The Whidbey Institute welcomes Maggie Mahle as land care coordinator in early April. The Whidbey Institute also welcomes Dan Mahle as program assistant.

  • Apr 9th, 2013

Plants for sale and more in Greenbank

Greenbank Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road.

  • Apr 5th, 2013

Oak Harbor job fair seeks employers

Employers are invited to reserve a table at the next Job Fair, sponsored by WorkSource Whidbey, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor.

  • Apr 5th, 2013

Tractor tug nears completion in Langley

Finishing work on Nichols Brothers Boat Builders' latest tugboat should be completed soon at its Langley facility.

Chickens, ducks preen for Whidbey Island Coop Tour

The fourth annual Whidbey Island Coop Tour will offer visitors some of Whidbey’s best, funniest, funkiest and most beautiful chicken enclosures.

  • Mar 29th, 2013

Rep. Smith aims to help business

Rep. Norma Smith, lead Republican on economic development issues, had two bills pass the House of Representatives last weekend.

  • Mar 26th, 2013

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.

Pilates center in Langley celebrates birthday

Island Pilates Center is celebrating its ninth anniversary and the conclusion of the winter to spring fitness challenge with an after hours party and class sampler from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.

  • Mar 22nd, 2013

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.

Slinden named Langley Second St. Market manager

Lynae Slinden will lead the Second Street Market in Langley this year.

  • Mar 16th, 2013

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.

New dentist joins Freeland Family Dental practice team

Freeland Family Dental welcomes a new associate, Dr. Erin Palmreuter, who joined the staff in January.

  • Mar 15th, 2013

Greenbank Farm hires new trainer

Greenbank Farm Management Group hired a new farmer trainer straight from corn country.

  • Mar 15th, 2013

Masseuse joins Whidbey Essential Massage

Licensed massage practitioner Judith Alyn recently moved to Freeland.

  • Mar 13th, 2013

Bayview Progressive features art, businesses

RECORD STAFF A new bi-monthly event on South Whidbey called the Bayview Progressive will feature the changing exhibitions of local artists that are on display throughout Bayview Corner.

  • Mar 13th, 2013

New family medicine practice open in Freeland

Barbara Simons, physician’s assistant, recently started her Family Medicine practice in Freeland with Christina Carpenter, the office manager and medical assistant.

  • Mar 9th, 2013

Mystic Sea arrives, whale watching commences soon

The whale watching boat M/V Mystic Sea arrived in Langley Friday to prepare for two months of taking tourists into Saratoga Passage to watch for gray whales and other saline.

  • Mar 6th, 2013

Tilth classes spread veggie passion

RECORD STAFF South Whidbey presents “2013 Veggie Passion, Organic Food Growing for the Motivated Eater,” this month.

  • Mar 6th, 2013

Sweet Mona’s seventh birthday bash brings in hungry crowd

Sweet Mona's celebrated its seventh anniversary Sunday with a shop sale in Langley.

  • Feb 23rd, 2013

Lambing season heralds spring on South Whidbey

Lambing season started in late January this year at Stan and Lynn Swanson’s Glendale Shepherd Farm. The Swansons raise a mixture of European East Friesian and Lacaune dairy sheep on their hilly acreage overlooking Saratoga Passage in Clinton.

Bayview Market sets annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Bayview Farmers Market Association begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Wellington Day School, 5719 Pioneer Park Pl., Langley (at the former House of Prayer).

  • Feb 19th, 2013

Langley’s Second Street Market wants new vendors

RECORD STAFF The Langley Second Street Market is looking for vendors.

  • Feb 14th, 2013

Bayview market organizes

Vendor applications for the 2013 Bayview Farmers Market are now available online at

  • Jan 26th, 2013

Clinton market seeking vendors

Carol Flax, manager of the Clinton Thursday Market, is looking for a few good vendors — or even a lot.

  • Jan 26th, 2013

Add your farm to the Whidbey Island tour

Planning is under way for the eighth annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, set to take place Sept. 21 and 22.

  • Jan 22nd, 2013

Glass ball hunt returns to Langley

The Langley Main Street Association and Callahan’s Firehouse Glass Studio host a Sea Float Scramble on Saturday.

  • Jan 4th, 2013

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.

Deck the Doors winners announced in Langley

A crowd of 100-plus people anticipated the drawing of the winning white ticket from the Langley Chamber of Commerce and the announcement of the winner of the Deck the Doors contest that was sponsored by the South Whidbey Record and Langley Main Street Association.

  • Dec 28th, 2012

Discover what’s in the cards at Clinton psychic

Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny. She believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.

Ferry superstructure progresses at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Construction of two 144-car ferries for the state is on time and going “extremely well,” according to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders CEO Matt Nichols.

Award-winning Whidbey area photo to earn lodging package

The Cascade Loop Association is holding its first Facebook Photo Contest and invites the public to submit their photos taken along or nearby the Cascade Loop, which includes Whidbey Island.

  • Dec 11th, 2012

Shop around at the lighthouse

Visit Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park and enjoy the festive holiday splendor. Learn about our rich island history while visiting the gift shop for distinctive lighthouse and Whidbey Island gifts.

  • Nov 27th, 2012