About 80 runners gathered for Langley Middle School’s annual Elf Chase fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Students at South Whidbey Elementary School have been exhibiting the spirit of giving this season with their annual holiday food drive. The food drive began on Dec. 3 and ended Wednesday.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1964.
The Readiness to Learn Foundation is working to ensure every child and teen on South Whidbey receives a gift this holiday season, regardless of their family's financial status. The foundation's annual Holiday House, a project to provide free gifts for kids and teens whose families are struggling, opened for business this week at the Hoffman Building at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley.
Students at Langley Middle School enjoyed a special lunch period Thursday afternoon. During the lunch hour, 6th, 7th and 8th graders were invited to bring their parents or guardians along to dine with them for the Holiday Luncheon. Approximately 60 adults RSVP’d, though additional parents or guardians also joined in.
Melyssa Smith of Clinton received a scholarship to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. The scholarship was awarded as a result of her successful audition at the Monsters of Hip Hop Dance Convention she attended Oct. 24-26 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash. Famous choreographers and teachers such as Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo from the television show “So You Think You Can Dance” were present at the convention.
‘Tis the season for South Whidbey Kiwanis’ “See’s for the Season” annual fundraiser.
Langley Main Street Association and Callahan’s Firehouse in Langley are starting off the New Year with a treasure hunt, and everyone is invited.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1964.
Rob Schouten Gallery in Greenbank won Best Art Gallery in Western Washington in King5’s 2014 contest, according to a recent press release. More than 185 other nominees competed for the title. Owners Rob and Victory Schouten said they have the 30 Northwest artists they represent and their dedicated customers to thank for the title.
Two Langley residents, Isabelle and Grace Rookstool, will be performing in this year’s Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of “The Nutcracker” in the roles of Fighting Mice Women.
Kacie Hanson, South Whidbey High School sophomore, was recognized as the 5,000th driver’s education student to attend a talk by the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County.
“A Beginner’s Guide to Your Family History” will be presented by members of the Genealogy Society of South Whidbey Island next month. The three-session series will be held at the Bayview Senior Center Tuesdays Jan. 6, 13, and 20. Classes will start at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
Island County 4-H Club members were honored for their achievements at Achievement Night on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Oak Harbor Elks Club.
South Whidbey residents have a brand new basketball court, courtesy of the South Whidbey Rotary Club.