Life

NEW ARRIVAL | Gia Sloan Crain

Gia Sloan Crain was born on May 1 to parents Caley and…

  • May 10th, 2017

Langley students make honor roll at Seattle Pacific University

Two Langley students recently made the Seattle Pacific University’s winter quarter Dean’s…

  • May 10th, 2017

Springtime on Whidbey brings birdsong, familiar and unfamiliar

As I write this, a bird belts out a song outside my…

PSE partners with Sound Water Stewards to promote environmental stewardship

Sound Water Stewards has an extra $5,000 this month thanks to Puget…

  • May 9th, 2017

Harshman, Bell to star in Outcast’s ‘A Couple of Blaguards’

Outcast Production’s upcoming show, “A Couple of Blaguards,” will feature two actors…

  • May 9th, 2017

Religion notes for Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7

Unity examines free time with Benecke Unity of Whidbey holds “Free Time”…

  • May 6th, 2017

Day of Prayer observed in Coupeville

Under a long gone blue sky and a bright canopy of noonday…

Clinton woman spins success with industrial fiber mill

Central Avenue in Clinton is home to what appears to be an…

SWHS sophomore to embark on foreign exchange journey

Poland will soon be Carli Newman’s new home away from home. Newman,…

‘Master’ shares Japanese gardening techniques with South Whidbey

For some, gardening and landscaping is a backbreaking chore. For others, such…

Freeland’s ‘sign lady’ masters art of recognition

Certain things simply make sense to certain people. To chefs it’s food,…

Clinton sculptor receives honors from City of Langley, art organization

Georgia Gerber, a famed sculptor from Clinton, was recognized last week for…

  • May 3rd, 2017

South Whidbey culinary students receive awards

Slow Food Whidbey Island recently awarded two $125 “appreciation awards” to culinary…

  • May 3rd, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Liam Nicholas Miller

Liam Nicholas Miller was born on April 17 to parents Trevor Miller…

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Reading Raccoons finish fourth in reading competition

Six students from South Whidbey Elementary School were honored for their literary…

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Mayfest in Clinton kicks off next month

Dust off your dance shoes, the Clinton Progressive Association’s annual Mayfest is…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Amaya Lucretia Grace-McDonald

Amaya Lucretia Grace-McDonald was born on April 9 to parents Quynton McDonald…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Nerdy Birdies place well at state math competition

A confident team of 11 math students from South Whidbey High School…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Volunteer with class: Cynthia Patereau | HOMETOWN HEROES

BY SUSAN KNICKERBOCKER Contributing Writer When you think of someone with class,…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Drew’s List creator honored at recent meeting

Drew Kampion was awarded a Mayor’s Excellence Award pin at Monday night’s…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Whidbey daughter to wed this summer

Sasha Wright, a 2000 graduate of South Whidbey High School and daughter…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Religion notes for Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 2017

Study theology with WITS Whidbey Island Theological Studies (WITS) will offer its…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Students share perspectives on social justice through art in Bayview exhibit

It’s common for teenagers to feel as if adults don’t listen to…

HISTORY CORNER | April 21, 1992 and April 20, 2002

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

  • Apr 19th, 2017

KUDOS | Weeks inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma

Amelia Weeks, a 2013 graduate of South Whidbey High School and girls…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

KUDOS | SWHS grad completes medical school at age 25

Kevin Kinloch, MD, a 2009 graduate of South Whidbey High School, recently…

Bringing sculpture to the masses for international celebration

South Whidbey knows how to celebrate International Sculpture Day. With a plethora…

Students organize their own Earth Day activities at SWHS

Students in South Whidbey High School’s Climate Arts Project have worn many…

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Youth perspective on social justice, climate arts project and music concert

BAYVIEW CASH STORE hosts the “Youth Perspective on Social Justice” art show…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

After 14 years at Soup Kitchen, Dan Saul retires

Dan Saul has spent a lifetime cooking for others. For the past…

NEW ARRIVAL | Halston William Hunter

Halston William Hunter was born on March 9 to parents Christopher Hunter…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Annorah Nicole O’Keefe

Annorah Nicole O’Keefe was born on March 9 to parents Kramer and…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

KUDOS | SWHS grad named assistant general manager of soccer club

Lucas Christiansen, a 2014 graduate of South Whidbey High School, is currently…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

Economic development council donates to Skagit Valley College culinary arts program

Island County’s Economic Development Council board of directors recently donated $500 to…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Learning to fly, weld, design costumes at Whidbey Island Waldorf School

Rowen Stephens has wanted to fly since the fifth grade. But only…

Nearly a dozen South Whidbey students make Skagit Valley College’s honor roll

Skagit Valley College announced its academic honor roll for winter quarter 2017,…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Oak Harbor poet to represent Whidbey Island in state poetry anthology

Oak Harbor resident and sleep technologist Daniel Moore will represent Whidbey Island…

KUDOS | SWHS junior named state athlete of the week

Sophia Nielsen, a junior at South Whidbey High School, was recently selected…

SWHS senior uses his passions for the good of others

There’s no shortage of passion or enthusiasm in Cory Ackerman. Just look…

Whidbey birding: Do your part to keep birds safe

Did you catch the recent story in the South Whidbey Record about…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Langley’s Museo pairs permanent, ephemeral art to usher in spring

For flower farmers and florists like Tobey Nelson and Melissa Brown, designing…

KUDOS | Executive director of Langley Chamber of Commerce recognized at meeting

Michaleen McGarry was recognized for her service as executive director of the…

Religion notes

Spiritual Path The Christian Science Society will hold service at 10:30 a.m.…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | April 6, 1967, April 7, 1992, April 3, 2002

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

  • Apr 1st, 2017

Elementary school students presented with certificates by South Whidbey School Board

A dozen South Whidbey Elementary School students were recently recognized by the…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

Singing the right tune: Clinton vocal coach trains singers age 6 to 80

On any given day in Jana Szabo’s studio, her students sing and…

NEW ARRIVAL | Jessie Lynn Justus

Jessie Lynn Justus was born on March 4 to parents Craig and…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

Two Langley students land on university’s dean’s list

Two Langley residents, Tori Forster and Taylor Simmons, made Seattle Pacific University’s…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Reformed South Whidbey vandal puts graffiti to good use, wins award

Tyler Read, a former South Whidbey resident who uses his art to…

South Whidbey shooters take aim at firearm safety

Katie Grindon never imagined herself shooting a pistol, let alone owning one.…