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Haunted fort will ‘scare the living daylights’

Fort Casey evokes images in the mind’s eye of sweeping views of Puget Sound, batteries with deep historical roots and — for this month —… Continue reading

 

Maegan Donier, left, and sisters Ada and June Murray find matching hats and accessories at the costume swap taking place through Oct. 30 at Langley’s Family Resource Center. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Halloween is looming on South Whidbey

From a costume swap to Monster Mash party to an orchestra playing “Harry Potter” film scores, South Whidbey is scaring up plenty of kooky-spooky fun… Continue reading

 

Brains and Brews: Library and Taproom team up for trivia nights

A librarian walks into a bar … It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but you can save the eye-rolling. A packed pub… Continue reading

 

Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Langley bewitched by broomsticks and new art

Double, double, toil and trouble. That’s what’s brewing on First Street in Langley this month as a barrage of broomsticks poise for flight and the… Continue reading

Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Clinton business shuts lid on pickles production

Acknowledging that customer demand for a quality product could not outweigh debt and the need for investment capital, Britt Eustis is ceasing his pickle production… Continue reading

‘SEX’ appeals at WICA

In a month when spunky spirits are said to roam the earth, South Whidbey welcomes none other than the notorious Mae West. Reincarnated on stage… Continue reading

Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey

Commercial crabbers aren’t the only ones setting and pulling autumn pots around Whidbey Island this year. That’s because the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

Farm preserves salt-making tradition

“We grow edible flowers, and we harvest salt from the cove.” Kim Gruetter gets right to the point when describing her sea salt enterprise in… Continue reading

Leo’s Place serves community

“Where are the organizations I can participate in?” That’s one of the first things Leo Baldwin asked when he moved to Whidbey Island at the… Continue reading

Splashing the fairgrounds with color

Process painting workshop will teach the power of a paintbrush

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s October art events

Here’s what’s happening in the Whidbey arts scene

Soundview Center brings wellness to Whidbey

An air of renewal and regeneration flows quietly through the halls and art-filled open spaces of the repurposed Soundview Center in Langley, which recently opened… Continue reading

Celebration is brewing for Oktoberfest

When Langley celebrates autumn with a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest this month, don’t be surprised that a one-time home brewer from Switzerland is hosting the whole shebang.… Continue reading

Make a scarecrow this weekend at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds

Ever since the first known scarecrows flopped over Egyptian wheat fields lining the Nile River, they’ve been linked to the harvest season. Now their scarecrow… Continue reading

Nightcrawlers continue on: Garden cub celebrates 39 years

The South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club turns 39 this month. The club formed in 1980 with 12 members. The original planning committee included Janie Gabelein.… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019
Blooms Winery owner Virginia Bloom inspects rhubarb in the winery garden, which is used to make the award-winning Blooms Ambrosia Wine. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Winery’s bistro blooms

On a week devoted to all things Whidbey Island Grown, it’s hard to imagine a place that more singularly embodies that island spirit than the… Continue reading

Blooms Winery owner Virginia Bloom inspects rhubarb in the winery garden, which is used to make the award-winning Blooms Ambrosia Wine. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Welder finds healing among discarded scrap metal

Transforming rusty metal into art connects Aidan Rayner to his late twin brother

  • Sep 27, 2019
Stone and rock artist Rick Hahn from Earth2Art Studio prepares an artisan water fountain for the Whidbey Island Grown Week open studio hosted by himself and fellow artist/wife Rayna Hahn. Photo by Wendy Leigh/Whidbey News Group

Whidbey Island Grown Week grows with the flow

If there’s one thing that brings north and south islanders together every year, it’s Whidbey Island Grown Week. From Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct.… Continue reading

Stone and rock artist Rick Hahn from Earth2Art Studio prepares an artisan water fountain for the Whidbey Island Grown Week open studio hosted by himself and fellow artist/wife Rayna Hahn. Photo by Wendy Leigh/Whidbey News Group
Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
                                 Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey Island Harvest Festival offers a captivating cornucopia of classes

Harvest Festival covers everything from building clay ovens to distilling whiskey

Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
                                 Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey Island Grown Week grows with the flow

If there’s one thing that brings north and south islanders together every year, it’s Whidbey Island Grown Week. From Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct.… Continue reading