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

Christmas trees, dollhouse help Whidbey’s homeless youths

This Year, Bayview Farm and Garden will be donating a percentage of their cut Christmas tree sales to Ryan’s House For Youth, a local charity to help homeless and at-risk youth.

  • Nov 27th, 2012

Mystic Sea will carry Langley whale watchers

Mystic Sea Charters of Anacortes will expand tours to Langley for the annual migration of gray whales in spring of 2013.

  • Nov 19th, 2012

People pick Pickles Deli in ‘best of’ contest

CLINTON — Voting is over. Pickles Deli is the people’s champ.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together at Greenbank

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. Uncommon Threads is the Whidbey Weavers Guild’s annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at Greenbank Farm.

Affordable housing nonprofit fights to keep doors open on Whidbey

In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.

Community-driven: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts expands

Built by the community for the community, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley celebrated the end of Stage Two. And it was only possible after raising more than $2.1 million to expand and renovate the building.

From classroom to clinic: Physical trainer returns to Whidbey roots

FREELAND — The last time Brittany Marks walked the Falcon sideline of Waterman Field, she still had her maiden name.

Whidbey Winery up for ‘best of’

It may be a long shot, but the Whidbey Island Winery in Langley is up for Best Winery in the King 5 Best of Western Washington competition.

  • Oct 7th, 2012

Penn Cove Shellfish still recovering from May sinking of the Deep Sea

Ian Jefferds steps carefully from the skiff onto one of the mussel farm platforms his family has operated for 37 years. It’s a sunny, picture-postcard morning in August on Penn Cove, with Mount Baker shimmering in the distance and baby seals lazily reclining on platforms nearby. But Jefferds isn’t smiling. He’s worried.

  • Oct 5th, 2012

Pickles Deli leads King 5 voting

Pickles Deli in Clinton is still leading the Best Sandwich Shop category in the King 5 Best of Western Washington competition.

  • Oct 5th, 2012

Berries may return to Greenbank Farm

Berries could once again be an abundant fixture at the Greenbank Farm.

  • Sep 28th, 2012

Not as hard as they seem

Lincoln Computers in Clinton sponsored a one-day hard-drive smash event this week.

  • Sep 15th, 2012

Nichols Brothers shipyard lands another ferry contract

There are a lot of smiling faces at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders this week.

Whidbey Telecom directory receives new cover art

Whidbey Telecom has announced the winner of its 2012-2013 Directory Cover Art Competition. The new directory cover, to be published in November, will feature “Doorway to Heaven,” an original photograph by Rick Collar of Clinton.

  • Aug 28th, 2012

Clinton Market season ends with a flourish

It’s the end of the season for the Clinton Thursday Market but there’s one chance left to enjoy the fresh produce, local wares and community from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in Clinton Square, behind the Dairy Queen.

  • Aug 28th, 2012

Team spirit fills new Freeland hit Coach’s Pizzeria

FREELAND — Crunchy, chewy crust and team-minded employees define Coach’s Pizzeria for owners Gary Nau and Dave Dillman.

Brand-new Clinton market debuts Thursday afternoon

Come July 5, between 4 and 7:30 p.m., the Clinton Thursday Market will take over the lawn behind the Dairy Queen, which will be filled with vendors selling last minute hostess gifts, beautiful keepsakes, cherished antiques, handmade jewelry, hair and nail supplies, gluten-free products, gourmet coffee and pastries, as well as fresh produce and eggs.

  • Jun 29th, 2012

Freeland woman leaps into business

Inspiration struck April Ducharme as she waited in line for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry. During her daily commute to the “mainland,” she thought up a plan to make her time in line work for her. And such was the birth of her business, Pond Hopper.

Forty and still fabulous at Moonraker Books in Langley

LANGLEY — Moonraker Books in Langley sails into its 40th year this weekend as owner Josh Hauser continues to navigate the waves of fortune.

Clinton’s new outdoor market opens in July

Clinton businesses will take to the outdoors every Thursday this summer beginning July 5 and continuing through August.

  • Jun 1st, 2012

Rebooting medicine the alternative way

Jennifer Ruthensteiner knew from a young age she wanted to be a healer. Her desire, coupled with an interest in nature and the healing properties found there, led her down a path that has brought her to Freeland, where she is the owner of the Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine.

Freeland wine shop owners celebrate ten years

FREELAND — Walk into Vino Amore wine shop and expect a warm hello from Koa.

China City celebrates 10 years with free buffet Saturday

Jack Ng, owner of the China City Restaurants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his purchase of the property on Scott Road in Freeland.

  • May 15th, 2012

Sojourn Studios: Begin your journey to fitness

From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.