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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?
The Whidbey Institute welcomes Maggie Mahle as land care coordinator in early April. The Whidbey Institute also welcomes Dan Mahle as program assistant.
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.
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.
Finishing work on Nichols Brothers Boat Builders' latest tugboat should be completed soon at its Langley facility.
The fourth annual Whidbey Island Coop Tour will offer visitors some of Whidbey’s best, funniest, funkiest and most beautiful chicken enclosures.
Rep. Norma Smith, lead Republican on economic development issues, had two bills pass the House of Representatives last weekend.
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.
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.
Sherrye Wyatt of Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism was the featured speaker at the Freeland Chamber of Commerce’s business luncheon Tuesday.
Lynae Slinden will lead the Second Street Market in Langley this year.
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.
Freeland Family Dental welcomes a new associate, Dr. Erin Palmreuter, who joined the staff in January.
Greenbank Farm Management Group hired a new farmer trainer straight from corn country.
Licensed massage practitioner Judith Alyn recently moved to Freeland.
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.
Barbara Simons, physician’s assistant, recently started her Family Medicine practice in Freeland with Christina Carpenter, the office manager and medical assistant.
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.
RECORD STAFF South Whidbey presents “2013 Veggie Passion, Organic Food Growing for the Motivated Eater,” this month.
Sweet Mona's celebrated its seventh anniversary Sunday with a shop sale in Langley.
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.
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).
RECORD STAFF The Langley Second Street Market is looking for vendors.
Vendor applications for the 2013 Bayview Farmers Market are now available online at www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.
Carol Flax, manager of the Clinton Thursday Market, is looking for a few good vendors — or even a lot.
Planning is under way for the eighth annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, set to take place Sept. 21 and 22.
The Langley Main Street Association and Callahan’s Firehouse Glass Studio host a Sea Float Scramble on Saturday.
With a view of Saratoga Passage and the aroma of essential oils on your skin, nothing beats a spa treatment this time of year.
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.
Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny. She believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.
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.
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.
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.