When this year’s Mobile Turkey Unit volunteers complete their goal of delivering about 500 Thanksgiving dinners on south and central Whidbey, it will also likely be the last time for one of its longest-serving volunteers: James Canby.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1964.
Joe Wiezerbowski made quite an impression in his first year working for Langley Public Works.
The South Whidbey Schools Foundation is hosting a talent show and fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
As it has for the past 10 years, The Giving Tree will go up at the Cash Store in Bayview next month to add a bit of holiday cheer on the South End and bring a little more good to charity groups.
Proceeds from a salmon dinner in Langley next week will go towards elementary school students in Central America. The dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Langley United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Third Street and Anthes Avenue.
Wilson Mitchel Gabelein was born to Brian and Tierra Gabelein on Friday, Oct. 10. Wilson’s parents are from South Whidbey, as are his grandparents Ray and Laurie Gabelein of Langley and Mitchel and Tomelyn Morley of Freeland. Wilson was born in Everett and weight 7 pounds, 14 inches at the time of his birth. He was 19.5 inches long.
A panel of seven child and family support services personnel will speak at the South Whidbey Children’s Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Chance Joseph John Tresslar-Miller was born to parents Dillon Tresslar and Ansara Miller of Freeland on Nov. 2. Chance weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces at the time of birth. He was born at Whidbey General Hospital.
By 2 a.m., when the majority of South Whidbey residents remain nestled snugly in their beds, Langley baker Kelly Baugh is already hard at work. The Clinton resident and single mother of five said she had always dreamt of a place in which she could fulfill the age-old profession of village baker.
The following are segments of stories from the Thursday Nov. 12, 1964 edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.
Nora Felt, a 2013 South Whidbey High School graduate and sophomore at Luther College in Iowa, made the Iowa Conference Fall All-Academic Team.
South Whidbey Schools Foundation announced on Oct. 30 that it will award $23,550 for innovative teaching grants to be used in the current school year.
Students from South Whidbey Elementary visited Sweet Mona’s chocolate boutique for a special tour, the grand prize at the end of “Wonka Week.”
South Whidbey’s chapter of Toastmasters International, South Whidbey Sound Off, was officially chartered at a meeting Monday, Oct. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.
Saint Hubert Church’s council of the Knights of Columbus held its ninth annual potato drive for South Whidbey food bank charities on Saturday, Nov. 1.
This year’s Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour is not just for the blushing bride. The event, now in its second year, will highlight services and vendors for all types of events, according to Gloria Mickunas, organizer and owner of Whidbey Party Girls!.
Artist Libby Berry will demonstrate her craft Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Community Building in Freeland.