How do “Barns” affect you or your thoughts? Here is an opportunity to express yourself in the statewide Grange-sponsored Creative Writing Contest for 2015.
As I’m writing this column, it’s early February with everything but Groundhog Day still ahead of us, and that unimaginable Feb. 1 day now only a bad memory (Superbowl Sunday). But, it’s obvious that even though it’s the shortest month of the year, February is also the one most packed with “special” days and events.
Students of the Skagit Valley College campus in Clinton are taking part in a national competition to support a greener future, according to a recent press release.
Five members of the South Whidbey High School band, under direction of Chris Harshman, participated in the All Northwest Music Festival Feb. 15, according to a recent press release.
Years of dreaming about a new facility are about to come to an end for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation. Ground was broken last year, construction is underway and the non-profit agency just announced its award of a $25,000 grant to help pay the bills. They still hope to raise another $500,000, but if all goes well WAIF will move into its new digs in late summer.
Miss Adelynn Arnold was born to parents Brianne and Jon Arnold at 9:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.
St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Chapel Women donated $8,400 to six community non-profit organizations on South and Central Whidbey.
Edward “Ed” Halloran, a Langley resident, received the 2015 Award of Merit from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers), according to a recent press release.
State University Island County Extension. The program recognizes volunteers who are engaged in efforts to protect and restore marine waters and coastal resources.
Island Transit has announced its July-December 2014 Employee of the Half, Steve Ward.
Ari Marshall, a seventh grader at Langley Middle School, was one of five to win a national essay contest by Scholastic Scope magazine.
“We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity,” according to early Quaker Margaret Fell. Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) holds its regular gathering for worship 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, 20103 Highway 525.
The Christian Science Society will hold regular service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview across from Useless Bay Road. How do people worship in “spirit and truth,” as the Bible says they should, rather than materially? This question will be the focus of Sunday’s service at the Christian Science Church.
“Love is All Around” is the title of the next Unity of Whidbey service beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at 5671 Crawford Road. Mahatma Gandhi shared once that, “Where there is love, there is life.” How much love are people sharing in their lives? What part does love play in their lives? Would any of them want themselves as Valentines?
Famed country music star Miranda Lambert gave a $3,000 grant to the non-profit Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation through the MuttNation Foundation, according to a recent press release.
Ryan’s House for Youth is working to ensure that none of Whidbey Island’s young people will be left in the cold this winter. The non-profit organization will host its third annual Big Red Event Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.