Life

Whidbey crabbers prepare for summer catch

As July draws closer, South Whidbey residents are beginning to dust off…

Langley artist encourages Ryan’s House youth to paint from the soul

It’s often said that art is a medium that can be used…

Maxwelton parade organizers name Danny Ward grand marshal

Bust out your sunscreen and dust off your parade gear, the 102nd…

Armstrong’s Taekwondo team earns dozens of state titles

Armstrong’s Taekwondo won a total of 48 individual Washington state championships in…

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Local donors give over $150,000 in scholarships to recent grads

Scholarships from South Whidbey donors were presented to the 2017 graduates of…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Festival aims to expand South Whidbey’s theater scene

Langley resident Edmond Nickson was 5 years old when he was last…

Religion notes for Sunday, June 17

Express inheritance of harmony The Christian Science Society will hold service at…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

South Whidbey writer pens story on feminism, misogyny

In 1980, Clinton resident Ann Medlock started writing stories based on her…

South Whidbey artists donate to school art program

Aspiring South Whidbey artists got a $500 boost this week thanks to…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Arise Charitable Trust shells out nearly $140,000 in educational, charitable grants

The Arise Charitable Trust recently awarded educational grants totaling $96,000 to South…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Secrets to longevity: Whidbey Island residents are among the longest living in Washington, study says

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the ocean…

WhidbeyHealth honors ICU nurse with biannual DAISY Award

Nurse Ellen Giles was recently honored with the DAISY AWARD for her…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Freeland man to celebrate 95th birthday this weekend

Clayton Engebretsen, a longtime resident of Whidbey Island, will celebrate his 95th…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Longtime couple to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mark and Nancy Allison of Freeland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

South Whidbey grad to receive Ph.D. in chemical engineering

Matthew Idso, a 2008 graduate of South Whidbey High School, is receiving…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Headstone of Honeymoon Bay’s namesake is relocated to area clubhouse

Nearly 110 years after her wedding day and the lovers’ retreat that…

South Whidbey daughter graduates Summa Cum Laude

Bonnie Klamm, daughter of Michael and Colleen Klamm of Clinton, graduated Summa…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, June 15, 1967, Tuesday, June 16, 1992 and Wednesday, June 12, 2002

50 years ago Editor: Dan Stebbins Waterman land will be used for…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Whidbey Island resident wins Pathfinder Award from alma mater

Whidbey Island resident Trish Coffey was one of three graduates of Mercer…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Langley resident’s book wins national award

A Langley resident’s book won a prestigious literary award in May. Stephan…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Whidbey Audubon Society: reaching for conservation after 35 years

During the holiday season each year, bird watchers can be found spending…

Religion notes for Sunday, June 4

Service to celebrate Father-Mother God The Christian Science Society will hold service…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Schools foundation gala raises $20,000 for teacher grants

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation raised more than $20,000 for grant funding…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Busy weekend in Langley overflows trash bins

A busy Memorial Day weekend ended with a bit of stink in…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

A glimpse into Hedgebrook playwrights’ work

For nearly 30 years, Hedgebrook has housed internationally known women writers, filmmakers…

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, June 1, 1967, Tuesday June 9, 1992 and Wednesday, May 29, 2002

50 years ago Editor: Dan Stebbins Smorgasbord in Clinton Sunday “One of…

  • May 31st, 2017

KUDOS | South Whidbey son commissioned as a lieutenant in the Air Force

Robert “Will” Mellish, a 2012 graduate of South Whidbey High School, has…

  • May 31st, 2017

KUDOS | Island County earns national achievement award

Island County was recognized earlier this month with an “Achievement Award” from…

  • May 31st, 2017

South Whidbey Yacht Club sets sail on season opener

Langley resident Byron MacDonald has spent much of his life watching the…

Elementary, middle school students compete in math contest

Twenty-seven students from South Whidbey Elementary School recently spent an entire day…

  • May 27th, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Raven Ahava-Rose Culver

Raven Ahava-Rose Culver was born on Feb. 14 to parents Rebecca and…

  • May 27th, 2017

Ebey’s Reserve braces for continued growth on prairie’s ridge

The proof is in the guest book. Visitors come to the Jacob…

Health ‘Heroes’ lauded for community service on Island County

Annual award recognizes going ‘beyond the norm’

Paying respect to Whidbey’s nature the Tibetan Buddhist way

A Tibetan Buddhist religious community will circumnavigate Whidbey Island next Tuesday in…

High school senior to perform farewell concert at WICA

Katyrose Jordan couldn’t leave for college without first giving thanks to the…

Slow Food honors chef, soup kitchen with donation

Slow Food Whidbey Island has donated $100 to the Soup Kitchen in…

  • May 24th, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | May 25, 1967, May 26, 1992, May 25, 2002

50 years ago Editor: Dan Stebbins Oily rags caused the school fire…

  • May 24th, 2017

KUDOS | Fire district announces new lieutenants

South Whidbey residents might see new people wearing red lieutenant fire helmets.…

  • May 24th, 2017

Three Whidbey artists to exhibit fresh landscapes over Memorial Day weekend

An exhibition featuring the work of three South Whidbey artists opens next…

  • May 22nd, 2017

Theme: Kindness is something all can give

BY SUSAN KNICKERBOCKER Contributing Writer Each year, the South Whidbey Record features…

  • May 22nd, 2017

Grateful Deadheaders: the group that keeps Meerkerk Gardens rockin

To some, gardening isn’t so fun. It entails dirty hands and sore…

South Whidbey High School band students win event

Three South Whidbey High School students placed first in the small brass…

  • May 20th, 2017

Langley Middle School student finishes well in state lit contest

Langley Middle School student Ava Fry was on the honorable mention list…

  • May 20th, 2017

PHOTO GALLERY | Useless Bay, a kitesurfer’s playground

Justin Burnett/The Record — Here’s some shots of Edward Crawford charging Useless…

Whidbey Art Gallery celebrates 25 years of cooperative artistry

In 1992, a group of artists took advantage of a busy street…

Trillium trailhead, parking lot opens to public

The opening of a new Trillium Community Forest trailhead and parking lot…

  • May 17th, 2017

Canoe races, Native traditions headline Coupeville festival

This Saturday’s high noon, high tide in Coupeville figures prominently in the…

Religion notes for Sunday, May 14

Unity examines spirit and birth Unity of Whidbey holds “Born of the…

WICA shines light on Whidbey musicians

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) was built for the South…

Bayview yoga studio blends poses, stretches with catharsis

On a Sunday afternoon at Sojourn Studios in Bayview, the calming sound…