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Tim Leonard inspects the driver’s seat of his Soup Box Derby racer, All Nighter. On the right wing behind him is the nickname of his daughter, who died in December 2011. The Langley raceway along First Street was named after her. The other wing has the name of his other daughter, Wren, who will drive the All Nighter.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record

Soup Box Derby becomes race for remembering

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

Another name in memoriam will be included in the upcoming Langley Soup Box Derby.


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LAKE, 10 years later: Olympia indie band with South Whidbey roots to perform 100+ songs during 12-hour set

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 6:00PM

Ten years later, LAKE has plenty to sing about. The indie pop band that sprung from Olympia’s music scene a decade ago is returning to frontman Eli Moore’s hometown for a free 10-year anniversary performance Aug. 22. LAKE will play every song from its 10 albums (seven published, three unreleased), an estimated 120 pieces, during a 12-hour marathon at Bayview Hall this Saturday.

SLIDESHOW | Fun aplenty at first day of Whidbey Island Fair 2015

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

Hundreds of people flocked to the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley for the opening day of the Whidbey Island Fair on Aug. 6.

Luise’s legacy: German composer’s descendant brings music to Whidbey Island

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

A German woman’s compositions will be played in full on Whidbey Island with the first Luise Greger International Music Festival this month. Luise Greger, a German composer whose works from the early 1900s were discovered only recently in the past two decades, will receive a new life. She is featured in Brigham Young University’s list, The Sophie Project, of German-speaking women’s works. Deer Lagoon-area resident Elizabeth Derrig, Greger’s great-great granddaughter, organized the Aug. 14-15 festival in honor of her ancestor.

Students take reins of making a short film at Whidbey Children's Theater Film Camp

  • Aug 5, 2015 at 2:00PM

A couple dozen students got an in-depth, two-week lesson with Whidbey Children’s Theater Film Camp that started July 27 and wraps Aug. 7.

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