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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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                                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…

 

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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                                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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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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                                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.

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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                                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.
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Talking Turkey with South Whidbey Elementary School students

Following long tradition, The Record visited South Whidbey Elementary School to chat…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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November 26, 1991 and November 24, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

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

Langley resident wins 2016 Water Saver Challenge | KUDOS

Langley resident Ron Nilson was the winner of the 2016 Water Saver…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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                                Tyler Olson (left) and Shayna Grant (right) married on Nov. 5 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

South Whidbey daughter weds in Costa Rica | MATRIMONY

Shayna Grant and Tyler Olson were married on Nov. 5, 2016 at…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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                                Tyler Olson (left) and Shayna Grant (right) married on Nov. 5 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Jack Lynch: words carry power, inspiration | HOMETOWN HERO

Words, read or spoken can have power. Words can influence both for…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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                                Ann Medlock, a Clinton resident, is the founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shedding light on those who stick their necks out for the common good.

Giraffe Heroes: a Clinton woman’s quest to honor those who risk their necks for others

Despair. Disgust. Those were just a couple of the feelings Ann Medlock…

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                                Ann Medlock, a Clinton resident, is the founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shedding light on those who stick their necks out for the common good.
Contributed photo Nationally acclaimed reporter and Washington commenter for PBS NewsHour, Mark Shields, discussed the state of American politics with Langley resident Robert Merry.

Former reporter, Langley resident goes face-to-face with Washington insiders

When Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) executives and board members…

Contributed photo Nationally acclaimed reporter and Washington commenter for PBS NewsHour, Mark Shields, discussed the state of American politics with Langley resident Robert Merry.
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                                Cub Scouts Christopher Bunch, Trey Heikilla, Jack Franklin, Alexander Zarifis and Callum Keith participated in a cleanup of Sills Road on Nov. 12. Parents, siblings and friends also participated in the effort.

Cub Scout Pack 57 cleans Sills Road in Clinton

Cub Scout Pack 57 was busy at work on Nov. 12. Five…

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                                Cub Scouts Christopher Bunch, Trey Heikilla, Jack Franklin, Alexander Zarifis and Callum Keith participated in a cleanup of Sills Road on Nov. 12. Parents, siblings and friends also participated in the effort.
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                                Jean Shaw (center) of the South Whidbey Schools Foundation and Jim Freeman (right) visited classrooms in the South Whidbey School District to award 13 classroom grants. In this picture, Shaw and Freeman visited South Whidbey Elementary School teacher Sharla Matthew’s class.

Schools Foundation awards $20,000 for 13 classroom grants

Eleven teachers in the South Whidbey School District were recently surprised with…

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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                                Jean Shaw (center) of the South Whidbey Schools Foundation and Jim Freeman (right) visited classrooms in the South Whidbey School District to award 13 classroom grants. In this picture, Shaw and Freeman visited South Whidbey Elementary School teacher Sharla Matthew’s class.
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                                George Springer hops on the computer from which he operates Langley Community Radio. The radio station shares the same space as his side businesses, Whidbey Island Moped and RC Quadcopters.

Langley do-it-yourselfer juggles businesses, hobbies

While some take full advantage of their down time to kick their…

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                                George Springer hops on the computer from which he operates Langley Community Radio. The radio station shares the same space as his side businesses, Whidbey Island Moped and RC Quadcopters.
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                                Jenn Hansen and Ryan Smolinsky will be married in the summer of 2017. Hansen is a 2006 graduate of South Whidbey High School.

South Whidbey daughter to be wed | WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

A summer 2017 wedding in Chelan is being planned for Jenn Hansen…

  • Nov 12th, 2016
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                                Jenn Hansen and Ryan Smolinsky will be married in the summer of 2017. Hansen is a 2006 graduate of South Whidbey High School.
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South Whidbey woman works to help refugees

A Freeland woman who describes herself as just a “regular” person is…

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Kyle Jensen / The Record Sensei Warren Berto stands in front of photos of his senseis, who are part of the direct lineage of the Seibukan karate style.

South Whidbey’s own karate master

In Bayview just south of Highway 525, an unassuming banner that reads…

Kyle Jensen / The Record Sensei Warren Berto stands in front of photos of his senseis, who are part of the direct lineage of the Seibukan karate style.
Kyle Jensen / The Record Dunham’s turkeys will soon be the main course for many South Whidbey Thanksgiving dinners.

A sustainable Thanksgiving; raising local, pastured turkeys on a Bayview farmstead

Just north of the Bayview Cash Store, a rafter of turkeys graze…

Kyle Jensen / The Record Dunham’s turkeys will soon be the main course for many South Whidbey Thanksgiving dinners.

November 12, 1991 and November 10, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

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

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                                Volunteers gathered for the Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Potato Drive on Oct. 22.

Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Potato Drive | KUDOS

The St. Hubert’s Knights of Columbus Council recently held a successful food…

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                                Volunteers gathered for the Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Potato Drive on Oct. 22.
Contributed photo Nora Felt was named to Iowa Conference Fall Sports All-Academic Team.

South Whidbey daughter makes all-academic team | KUDOS

Nora Felt, a 2013 South Whidbey High School graduate and senior at…

Contributed photo Nora Felt was named to Iowa Conference Fall Sports All-Academic Team.
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Prudence Alvah Sunshine Hahn | NEW ARRIVAL

Prudence Alvah Sunshine Hahn was born on Aug. 5 at the Greenbank…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016
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                                Gordon Stewart, Sieb Jurriaans, Emily Bell, Jess and Jon-Paul Dowdell, and Vincent and Tyla Nattress shared their culinary gifts at a gala dinner hosted on behalf of Good Cheer on Oct. 13 at The Orchard Kitchen.

South Whidbey chefs, wineries join together Good Cheer benefit | KUDOS

Five local chefs and wineries came together on Oct. 13 to raise money for South Whidbey’s…

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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                                Gordon Stewart, Sieb Jurriaans, Emily Bell, Jess and Jon-Paul Dowdell, and Vincent and Tyla Nattress shared their culinary gifts at a gala dinner hosted on behalf of Good Cheer on Oct. 13 at The Orchard Kitchen.
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South Whidbey youth running program pulls kids from living rooms

It’s 4 p.m. on a Thursday on the Community Parks Trails. Typically, runners are sucking wind …

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South Whidbey resident named to paddlesports committee | NOTABLE

Sue Ellen White, a longtime Whidbey resident and sea kayaker, has been named to the …

  • Oct 29th, 2016
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Whidbey Island Conservation District Board Supervisors Sarah Richards, Ed Adams, and Tom Fournier, and District Manager Karen Bishop pose for a photo with Commissioner Dean Longrie of the Washington State Conservation Commission, who is the organization’s Conservation District Western representative, and Mark Clark, the commission’s executive director. The Whidbey district was presented with the 2016 Northwest Region District of the Year award.

Drought research earns Whidbey conservation district regional distinction

The Whidbey Island Conservation District was recently recognized for its efforts in…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
Whidbey Island Conservation District Board Supervisors Sarah Richards, Ed Adams, and Tom Fournier, and District Manager Karen Bishop pose for a photo with Commissioner Dean Longrie of the Washington State Conservation Commission, who is the organization’s Conservation District Western representative, and Mark Clark, the commission’s executive director. The Whidbey district was presented with the 2016 Northwest Region District of the Year award.
Evan Thompson / The Record The South Whidbey Record and its staff took home some awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2016 better newspaper contest. Record reporter Evan Thompson’s photo of South Whidbey’s 11/12 All-Star Little League team earned second place in the Black and White Action Photos.

Record recognized for ‘general excellence’ in state newspaper contest

The South Whidbey Record earned top marks at the Washington Newspaper Publishers…

Evan Thompson / The Record The South Whidbey Record and its staff took home some awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2016 better newspaper contest. Record reporter Evan Thompson’s photo of South Whidbey’s 11/12 All-Star Little League team earned second place in the Black and White Action Photos.
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Halloween on South Whidbey: where to get spooky

South Whidbey loves to wear costumes in festivals throughout the year, so Halloween will surely …

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Janice and Dick Stallbaum’s wedding photo in 1946. They’ve been married 70 years.

Freeland couple to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary | ANNIVERSARY

Dick and Janice Stallbaum of Freeland will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary next month.

  • Oct 26th, 2016
Janice and Dick Stallbaum’s wedding photo in 1946. They’ve been married 70 years.
Trick-or-treaters scavenge businesses in downtown Langley in 2012 for the sweetest treats.

Halloween on South Whidbey: where to get spooky

South Whidbey loves to wear costumes in festivals throughout the year, so Halloween will surely be a sensory overload of ghouls, gremlins, witches and lighthearted fun. And after glancing at this year’s lineup, that will definitely be the case.

  • Oct 27th, 2016
Trick-or-treaters scavenge businesses in downtown Langley in 2012 for the sweetest treats.
Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey community members recently gathered to celebrate the installation of a plaque and boulder that commemorates the six-year effort of a group that prevented Saratoga Woods from being developed into a 200-room resort. From left to right: Sharon Emerson, Cynthia Tilkin, Diane Kendy, Kim Drury, Charlie Snelling, Betty Azar and Larry Harris.

Plaque commemorates battle to preserve Saratoga Woods

Just like any good piece of history, it should be set in…

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey community members recently gathered to celebrate the installation of a plaque and boulder that commemorates the six-year effort of a group that prevented Saratoga Woods from being developed into a 200-room resort. From left to right: Sharon Emerson, Cynthia Tilkin, Diane Kendy, Kim Drury, Charlie Snelling, Betty Azar and Larry Harris.
Kyle Jensen / The Record South Whidbey volunteers Marti Bauer (left) and Linda Jacobson (right) take a look at one of the 16 bags the volunteers will take on their aid trip to Haiti.

Helping Haiti: volunteers staff clinics following hurricane

As Linda Jacobson peeks inside her travel suitcase, she sifts through bags filled with…

Kyle Jensen / The Record South Whidbey volunteers Marti Bauer (left) and Linda Jacobson (right) take a look at one of the 16 bags the volunteers will take on their aid trip to Haiti.
South Whidbey volunteers Marti Bauer (left) and Linda Jacobson (right) take a look at one of the 16 bags the volunteers will take on their aid trip to Haiti.

Helping Haiti: volunteers staff clinics following hurricane

As Linda Jacobson peeks inside her travel suitcase, she sifts through bags filled with travel-sized toothpaste bottles, tissues and other health care necessities.

South Whidbey volunteers Marti Bauer (left) and Linda Jacobson (right) take a look at one of the 16 bags the volunteers will take on their aid trip to Haiti.
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HOMETOWN HERO | DIANA PUTNEYWorking to be an example of goodness

All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring …

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Diana Putney poses near the trailhead of Putney Woods. Putney is the founder of a 4-H group

Diana Putney: Working to be an example of goodness | HOMETOWN HERO

All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring and a model of a good person who creates hope in the human race. Angie Pratt says, “My daughter Mya had been in 4-H for six years and was ready to give up on performance, because of various circumstances.

Diana Putney poses near the trailhead of Putney Woods. Putney is the founder of a 4-H group

June 2016 graduates of Skagit Valley College | KUDOS

A host of South Whidbey residents graduated from Skagit Valley College in June 2016 …

  • Oct 15th, 2016
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Langley sculpture dedicated to Paul Schell | KUDOS

A dedication ceremony of a sculpture in Paul Schell’s honor was held on Saturday at the Inn at …

  • Oct 15th, 2016
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Contributed photo Bill Hagopian, Karen Benson and John Sherman of the Hippotomonstrosesquippeddaliophobia won best team name at the SPELLathon event, held at the Clinton Library on Oct. 1.

First-ever SPELLathon a community, financial success | KUDOS

The SPELLathon held at the Clinton Library on Oct. 1 was a community and financial success …

  • Oct 12th, 2016
Contributed photo Bill Hagopian, Karen Benson and John Sherman of the Hippotomonstrosesquippeddaliophobia won best team name at the SPELLathon event, held at the Clinton Library on Oct. 1.
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Couple originally from South Whidbey marry in Clinton | WEDDING ANNOUCEMENT

Ryan Holtby and Asa Jones married on July 23 in Clinton.

  • Oct 12th, 2016
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The highly unpopular President Charles Smith ponders his chances in the upcoming election as his speechwriter Clarence Bernstein pitches ideas for a speech. Bernstein is played by Morgan Bondelid and Smith is played by David Mayer. Both are from South Whidbey.

‘November’ brings election season chaos to WICA stage

Regardless of what side of the political spectrum on which you stand, it’s been an absurd year …

The highly unpopular President Charles Smith ponders his chances in the upcoming election as his speechwriter Clarence Bernstein pitches ideas for a speech. Bernstein is played by Morgan Bondelid and Smith is played by David Mayer. Both are from South Whidbey.
The highly unpopular President Charles Smith (David Mayer) ponders his chances in the upcoming election as his speech writer Clarence Bernstein (Morgan Bondelid) pitches ideas for a speech.

‘November’ brings election season chaos to WICA stage

Regardless of what side of the political spectrum on which you stand, it’s been an absurd year in politics. And Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) has tapped into the current state of American politics to bring its audience a timely play that ensures laughs, catharsis and possibly an uncomfortable moment or two: David Mamet’s “November.” The tongue-in-cheek play opened up this past Friday. Showtimes are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 22.

The highly unpopular President Charles Smith (David Mayer) ponders his chances in the upcoming election as his speech writer Clarence Bernstein (Morgan Bondelid) pitches ideas for a speech.
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Sex-slave trade exhibit comes to South Whidbey

An art exhibit highlighting the impact of prostitution and the sex-slave trade is this weekend.

  • Oct 8th, 2016
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Work party builds trail in Trillium Community Forest | KUDOS

Six Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers participated in a trail-building work…

  • Oct 8th, 2016
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SWHS grad accepted into Wash. St. University veterinarian program | KUDOS

Isla Dubendorf, a 2015 graduate of South Whidbey High School, was recently accepted…

  • Oct 8th, 2016
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Arcade feels like home to South Whidbey bands

As the sound of guitar riffs and crashing symbols come and go, a seemingly out-of-place noise …

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