South Whidbey hikers express symbiotic relationship with nature

Barbara Powell and hiking partner, Echo, stand at the end of South Whidbey State Park’s Hobbit Trail. - Kate Daniel / The Record
  • Jan 30, 2015 at 4:00PM

Whether the skies are clear and bright with sunshine or grey and pouring rain, Barbara Powell and her dog and hiking partner, Echo, take to the trails for their twice-daily walk. Powell is one of several South Whidbey residents who regularly treks the island’s numerous parks, beaches and trail systems.


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Sound Waters conference to discuss ‘all things Puget Sound’

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s ecosystem is one of its most unique and delicate features. Oceanic and land-based flora and fauna intertwine in a complex chain, each link reliant upon the others to maintain the wellbeing of the whole.

WHIDBEY BIRDING | Counting avian species both scientific, competitive

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

Counting and listing bird species is an integral part of bird watching, and I think it serves an important purpose. The Whidbey Audubon Society recently conducted two Christmas bird counts, one centered near Oak Harbor and the other on South Whidbey.

Northwest Language Academy rings in the new year with Zen

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

Members of the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center are inviting South Whidbey residents to ring in the new year with reflection and rejuvenation. The center is hosting its fourth annual Zen New Year’s Celebration, a collaboration with the Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery in Freeland, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Langley academy.

Scholarly LARPers hold first battle

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

Queen Kristina Madrid and King Bryce Auburn assembled their warriors, readied their weapons and prepared to charge into battle. Cries of friendly provocation and excitement rang out as a group of nine South Whidbey High School students rushed towards one another from opposite sides of the field at Castle Park, swords raised, axes — and one comically large fake lobster claw — wielded.


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