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Blessed are the Peacemakers returns for 2017 MLK Jr. Day

This year’s Whidbey Martin Luther King, Jr., “Blessed Are the Peace Makers”…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

 

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                                Kevin Lynch (left) and Kent Junge (right) rehearse their roles a week prior to the debut of “Knight Fever!” put on by Never Too Late Productions.

The best parts come to those who wait, 50 years or more

As actors age in an industry with a regular flow of young,…

 

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                                Nora Felt, a 2013 graduate of South Whidbey High School, earned a varsity letter as a senior on Luther College’s women’s cross country team.

Alumna of SWHS caps cross country career with varsity letter

South Whidbey’s own Nora Felt was one of seven seniors on Luther…

  • Jan 14th, 2017

 

HISTORY CORNER | January 12, 1967; January 14, 1992; and January 2, 2002

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of…

  • Jan 14th, 2017
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Audubon to release revised Whidbey bird list

The Whidbey Audubon Society will codify the island’s changing bird-scape this week…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Tying together music, art, poetry with improvisation

Seeing a finished art piece in a gallery is one thing, but…

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Reverend Michael Dowd returns to Whidbey

The Greening Congregations Collaborative will host national speaker, TedX presenter, talk show…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Realtor shows national TV audience slices of island life

House hunters across the country often dream of swapping the hustle and…

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                                Tatya Garibyan accepted three Mayor’s Excellence Award pins on behalf of her family and Cafe Langley at a Langley City Council meeting on Jan. 3.

Former business honored at Langley City Hall

The Garibyan family and Cafe Langley were recognized with three Mayor’s Excellence…

  • Jan 7th, 2017
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                                Tatya Garibyan accepted three Mayor’s Excellence Award pins on behalf of her family and Cafe Langley at a Langley City Council meeting on Jan. 3.
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                                Hayden Remington Cramer

Hayden Remington Cramer | NEW ARRIVAL

Hayden Remington Cramer was born on Nov. 18 at the Greenbank Birth…

  • Jan 7th, 2017
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Langley poet aims to inspire self-expression in talk series

It’s common to think poetry is pretentious, too obtuse or too cryptic.…

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Whidbey Island teens graduate from Washington Youth Academy

Two teenagers from Whidbey Island were among 149 cadets who graduated from…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Daisy Mae Contestabile | NEW ARRIVAL

Daisy Mae Contestabile was born on Dec. 14, 2016 to parents Richard…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

December 31, 1991 and December 29, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

25 years ago Editor: Jim Larsen Chime controversy heading for council “The…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Congressman nominates SWHS senior to academy | KUDOS

Trevor Kleinfelder, a senior at South Whidbey High School, has been nominated…

  • Dec 31st, 2016
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                                Taylor Moore, a sophomore at South Whidbey High School, was named an ambassador with the Keller Williams South Whidbey Mentorship Program.

South Whidbey mentorship program adds new ambassador | KUDOS

Taylor Moore, a tenth-grader at South Whidbey High School, was recently named…

  • Dec 31st, 2016
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                                Taylor Moore, a sophomore at South Whidbey High School, was named an ambassador with the Keller Williams South Whidbey Mentorship Program.

December 31, 1991 and December 26, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

25 years ago Editor: Jim Larsen Island parties blast redistricting plan “South…

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                                A seventh-grade class from Whidbey Island Waldorf School participates in a service project to help Whidbey Island Nourishes make lunches. Whidbey Island Nourishes was the recipient of a grant from The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound (ECF).

Whidbey Island Nourishes receives $5,000 grant

Whidbey Island Nourishes (W.I.N.) was the recipient of a $5,000 grant from…

  • Dec 28th, 2016
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                                A seventh-grade class from Whidbey Island Waldorf School participates in a service project to help Whidbey Island Nourishes make lunches. Whidbey Island Nourishes was the recipient of a grant from The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound (ECF).
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                                Brad Hankins and Ye Chan of Langley hold up a check for $1,000. Chan was the recipient of the “Very Merry $1,000 Giveaway” on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Boy and Dog Park.

Langley resident wins ‘Very Merry’ giveaway

Langley resident Ye Chan was the recipient of the “Very Merry $1,000…

  • Dec 24th, 2016
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                                Brad Hankins and Ye Chan of Langley hold up a check for $1,000. Chan was the recipient of the “Very Merry $1,000 Giveaway” on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Boy and Dog Park.

Artisan Crafted Home, Brackenwood Gallery named as winners Deck the Doors contest

Artisan Crafted Home and Brackenwood Gallery were named the winners of the…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Christmas services planned for South Whidbey | RELIGION NOTES

Catholics celebrate Christmas Mass St. Hubert Catholic Church observes a Vigil of…

  • Dec 24th, 2016
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Langley artist turns emotion, passion into works of art

Langley-based artist Louie Rochon admits, of course, that form and technique are…

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December 24, 1991 and December 19, 2011 | HISTORY CORNER

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  • Dec 21st, 2016
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                                South Whidbey High School’s Knowledge Bowl team won the North Puget Sound Area competition on Dec. 14 at Jackson High School. From left to right: Kari Hustad, Liam Twomey, Sean Miles and Collin Burns.

South Whidbey High School Knowledge Bowl team wins regional meet

South Whidbey High School won the North Puget Sound area Knowledge Bowl…

  • Dec 21st, 2016
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                                South Whidbey High School’s Knowledge Bowl team won the North Puget Sound Area competition on Dec. 14 at Jackson High School. From left to right: Kari Hustad, Liam Twomey, Sean Miles and Collin Burns.
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For Freeland family, glass blowing is generational

Works of art often come from an individual’s imagination, but for some,…

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Clinton couple to tie the knot at courthouse | WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Clinton residents Sonya Tsuchigane and James “Trap” Landry Jr. will be married…

  • Dec 17th, 2016
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                                Langley Chamber of Commerce representatives Ursula Shoudy, Michaleen McGarry, Robin Black and Lilly van Gerbig stand next to a Douglas fir tree they decorated for the Lighting of Langley event on Nov. 26. The tree was donated by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Donated tree used in Langley holiday | KUDOS

A tree donated by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and decorated by…

  • Dec 17th, 2016
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                                Langley Chamber of Commerce representatives Ursula Shoudy, Michaleen McGarry, Robin Black and Lilly van Gerbig stand next to a Douglas fir tree they decorated for the Lighting of Langley event on Nov. 26. The tree was donated by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.
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                                Weston Dill cozies up with a basket full of stuffed animals in 2014. Dill collected donations for stuffed animals two years ago.

Young Clinton philanthropist collects winter clothes for the homeless

For some, it’s never too early to start philanthropy work. Just ask…

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                                Weston Dill cozies up with a basket full of stuffed animals in 2014. Dill collected donations for stuffed animals two years ago.
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                                Whidbey Wranglers leader Erin Hanson laughs after Becca, a white Quarter Horse, seems happy after being brushed.

An introduction to horseback riding, South Whidbey’s equestrians

With a foot in the stirrup, a lunge and a swing of…

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                                Whidbey Wranglers leader Erin Hanson laughs after Becca, a white Quarter Horse, seems happy after being brushed.

Arts & about — the latest events, happenings in the arts community

WHIDBEY ART GALLERY on 220 2nd St, in Langley, features member artist…

Poetry slam returns to Freeland restaurant this weekend

The Island Arts Council Poetry Slam is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

December 17, 1991 and December 12, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

25 years ago Editor: Jim Larsen Islanders sing in opposition to oil…

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Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s ‘Nutcracker’ is a worthy see

By GRACE SWANSON Special for The Record As the well-known Tchaikovsky music…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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                                Island Athletic Club Vice President Katie Shapiro, left, hands a check to South Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s Faith Wilder, center. Judy Thorslund, a board director, is on the right.

Island Athletic Club donates $2,000 to homeless coalition

The South Whidbey Homeless Coalition was the first recipient of the Island…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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                                Island Athletic Club Vice President Katie Shapiro, left, hands a check to South Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s Faith Wilder, center. Judy Thorslund, a board director, is on the right.

RELIGION NOTES | For Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

God’s loving protection, care The Christian Science Service will hold service at…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

Clinton distillery honored with multiple awards

Cadée Distillery in Clinton has recently been awarded with two prestigious honors.…

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                                Students from Island Christian Academy visited 11 different Island County government offices on Nov. 29. In this photo, the students are at the Auditor’s Office.

Government students visit Island County offices

High school government students from Island Christian Academy recently visited several public…

  • Dec 10th, 2016
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                                Students from Island Christian Academy visited 11 different Island County government offices on Nov. 29. In this photo, the students are at the Auditor’s Office.
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                                Rufus Rose spins one of his colored branch spinners by pulling the strings apart, adding tension.

South Whidbey man challenges the imagination with a seemingly simple toy

To some, Rufus Rose’s handmade branch spinners may just seem like a…

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                                Rufus Rose spins one of his colored branch spinners by pulling the strings apart, adding tension.
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                                Hall makes scented soaps to fundraise for his wife’s ministry. During the fall months, his dinning room is turned into a makeshift soap making laboratory.

South Whidbey ’Renaissance man’ crafts fragrant soap from dining room

From the dining room of his Maxwelton Valley home, Jim Hall spends…

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                                Hall makes scented soaps to fundraise for his wife’s ministry. During the fall months, his dinning room is turned into a makeshift soap making laboratory.

December 10, 1991 and December 5, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

25 years ago Editor: Jim Larsen Neo-Nazi vigil visited by protestors “About…

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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                                From left to right, back row: Julia Napoli, Amber Terrell, Mike Napoli, Jennifer Cisney, Dane Saxton, Joshua Chia, Stephine Chia, Jeffrey Chia. Middle row: Christian Terrell, Gavin Baker, Dustin Davis, Cassie Terrell, Karissa Napoli, Josephine Chia. Bottom row: Braxtyn Fleming, Gunnar Cisney, Tristan Diffie, Weston Dill.

Armstrong Taekwondo finds success in Canada, take home 60 medals

Eighteen members of Armstrong’s Taekwondo traveled to Canada on Nov. 19 for…

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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                                From left to right, back row: Julia Napoli, Amber Terrell, Mike Napoli, Jennifer Cisney, Dane Saxton, Joshua Chia, Stephine Chia, Jeffrey Chia. Middle row: Christian Terrell, Gavin Baker, Dustin Davis, Cassie Terrell, Karissa Napoli, Josephine Chia. Bottom row: Braxtyn Fleming, Gunnar Cisney, Tristan Diffie, Weston Dill.
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                                Panzer pets 25-year-old Morgan horse named Chief to calm him down before pricking him with acupuncture needles.

Veterinary acupuncturist brings practice to South Whidbey

If your pet is suffering from a painful ailment, there may be…

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                                Panzer pets 25-year-old Morgan horse named Chief to calm him down before pricking him with acupuncture needles.
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                                Conductor and musical director Anna Edwards leads the orchestra during a rehearsal.

Orchestrating 10 years of classical music, youth development

To see an orchestra in full swing, most rural residents would have…

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                                Conductor and musical director Anna Edwards leads the orchestra during a rehearsal.

Arts & about — The latest events, happenings in the arts community

South Whidbey WHIDBEY ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents Irving Berlin’s “White…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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                                A vendor from a past Clinton Holiday Bazaar feels the holiday spirit.

South Whidbey feels holiday spirit as markets approach

In what has been a hectic fall season with a divisive presidential…

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                                A vendor from a past Clinton Holiday Bazaar feels the holiday spirit.
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Freeland Library to sell Cape Dorset prints | NOTEWORTHY

The Freeland Library is expecting some unanticipated activity and facility improvements thanks…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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                                Members of Maj. Megan McClung Marine Corps League Detachment 1210 and Seattle Young Marines held a successful Toys for Tots fundraiser at the Clinton and Mukilteo Ferry Docks on Saturday and Sunday.

Retired, current, young Marines team up for fundraiser | KUDOS

Despite some rainy weather, members of the Maj. Megan McClung Marine Corps…

  • Nov 29th, 2016
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                                Members of Maj. Megan McClung Marine Corps League Detachment 1210 and Seattle Young Marines held a successful Toys for Tots fundraiser at the Clinton and Mukilteo Ferry Docks on Saturday and Sunday.
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                                Clinton resident Jeanie McElwain became a Providence Associate with Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana on Nov. 12.

Clinton resident commits as providence associate | KUDOS

In a commitment that will deepen her relationship with the Sisters of…

  • Nov 26th, 2016
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                                Clinton resident Jeanie McElwain became a Providence Associate with Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana on Nov. 12.

Music festival in Freeland hosts baroque composers

The Whidbey Island Music Festival and Early Music Underground have teamed up…

  • Nov 26th, 2016
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                                Coupeville resident Skyy Lippo, who plays the Rat Queen, rehearses her routine during the battle scene.

Roles, sets altered for this season’s ‘The Nutcracker’

When the elegant ballet performers, extravagant costumes and little dancers from “The…

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                                Coupeville resident Skyy Lippo, who plays the Rat Queen, rehearses her routine during the battle scene.