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Donated tree used in Langley holiday | KUDOS

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

  • Dec 17th, 2016

An introduction to horseback riding, South Whidbey’s equestrians

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

Young Clinton philanthropist collects winter clothes for the homeless

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Island Athletic Club donates $2,000 to homeless coalition

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

  • Dec 14th, 2016

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.…

Government students visit Island County offices

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

  • Dec 10th, 2016

South Whidbey man challenges the imagination with a seemingly simple toy

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

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

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

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

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

Veterinary acupuncturist brings practice to South Whidbey

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

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

South Whidbey feels holiday spirit as markets approach

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

Freeland Library to sell Cape Dorset prints | NOTEWORTHY

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

  • Nov 30th, 2016

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

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

  • Nov 29th, 2016

Clinton resident commits as providence associate | KUDOS

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

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Music festival in Freeland hosts baroque composers

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

  • Nov 26th, 2016

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

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

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

South Whidbey daughter weds in Costa Rica | MATRIMONY

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

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Jack Lynch: words carry power, inspiration | HOMETOWN HERO

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

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Talking Turkey with South Whidbey Elementary School students

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

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

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…

Cub Scout Pack 57 cleans Sills Road in Clinton

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

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

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

Schools Foundation awards $20,000 for 13 classroom grants

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

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Langley do-it-yourselfer juggles businesses, hobbies

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

South Whidbey daughter to be wed | WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

  • Nov 12th, 2016

South Whidbey woman works to help refugees

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

South Whidbey’s own karate master

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

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

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

Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Potato Drive | KUDOS

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

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

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

South Whidbey daughter makes all-academic team | KUDOS

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

HOMETOWN HERO | DIANA PUTNEYWorking to be an example of goodness

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

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

Helping Haiti: volunteers staff clinics following hurricane

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

Drought research earns Whidbey conservation district regional distinction

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

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Prudence Alvah Sunshine Hahn | NEW ARRIVAL

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

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

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 …

Record recognized for ‘general excellence’ in state newspaper contest

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

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

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