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Stellar Speller members Bob (left) and Pat (right) Brunjes touch up on their grammar skills before the first ever Spellathon in Clinton. The adult spelling bee is a fundraiser for Clinton Library programs. - Kyle Jensen / The Record

Nostalgic wordsmiths prep for Spellathon in Clinton

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00PM

Spelling is an important facet of life, not an important faucet of life. Just ask Greenbank resident Dot Read.

 

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South Whidbey musicians feel spirit of Django Reinhardt

  • Sep 21, 2016 at 4:00PM

It’s that time of year again when an international collection of musicians takes over Langley, but it’s not only off-islanders who will be strumming their guitars on stage and in café corners. DjangoFest Northwest has brought members and fans of the gypsy jazz community from across the globe to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) for 16 years.

Clinton homesteader pursues paleo dream one bag at a time

  • Sep 14, 2016 at 6:00PM

A close friend once asked Maxwelton resident Marybeth Dickerson a question. If you could follow any career path, what would you choose? Her answer was simple: to promote a paleo diet. So she built a commercial kitchen, started mass producing her children’s’ favorite grainless granola recipe, Primal Island paleo granola, and has never looked back.

Clinton farm reveals cheesy secrets

  • Sep 7, 2016 at 12:00PM

Tucked away in the Clinton woods north of Possession Point, a pasture overlooking Puget Sound is filled with Stan and Lynn Swanson’s happy sheep herd, whose milk makes Whidbey’s own artisan cheese. And the sheep’s milk cheese has caught the attention of foodie magazines and local chefs alike.

Ewell: Quaker dedicates his life to peacemaking | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00PM

Besides songs, poems, bumper stickers, protests, and posters, one way to define peacemaking is on a personal level. And so it is with Hometown Hero Tom Ewell, whose friends and colleagues often refer to him as a peacemaker.

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