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Take this dance: Argentine tango class teaches movement as well as connection

Dancers practice their moves at a recent tango class. The Whidbey Island Tango Festival will take place in Coupeville Nov. 7-9. - Kate Daniel  / The Record
  • Oct 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

A stanza of rich and vital music ascends from the speakers, breaking the evening silence at Bayview Corner; four couples silently take to the studio floor, keeping time with one another’s precise steps and slight sways as if attuned to the notes as by one another’s energy.

 

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WHIDBEY RECIPES | A tale of two sisters during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

In the wee small hours of the morning of Jan. 12, 1940, Dad woke both me and my older brother from sound sleep and told us to come with him to see what he said was a late Christmas present that had just arrived. Imagine our disappointment when we followed him into their bedroom and saw a tiny, pink, wiggling, squeaking baby in our mother’s arms; not the bicycle Sonny wanted nor the Sonja Henie skating doll I’d wanted. A baby, and not a very cute one at that point, either.

Freeland resident proves himself worthy of knighthood

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Nicholas Zefferys stepped to the front of the room to formally introduce himself at a recent Rotary of South Whidbey meeting, his acquaintances were unprepared for the tremendous series of events their “quiet,” and “unassuming” fellow member would unfurl.

Frank Parra crowned Mr. South Whidbey 2014

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 9, 2014 at 8:58AM

Frank Parra, affectionately known by many South End residents as “Mr. Do-It,” proved he really can do it all by obtaining the title of Mr. South Whidbey 2014.

Civil War veteran receives headstone, memorial unites family

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Howard Zuvela and several fellow Newell relations and friends gathered to pay respects to their ancestors interred at Bayview Cemetery in Langley and to express gratitude for the recent installation of their great-great grandfather’s marble headstone — his grave had previously been unmarked. Among the family members were several residents of Skagit and Island County including Audrey Spencer Newell of Clinton and her sister Laurie Newell as well as fourth and fifth generations of Wickliffe Guy Newells.

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