Detective Sgt. Laura Price of the Island County Sheriff’s Office was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Deer Lagoon Grange.
Jerry Morrison, owner of TMI Land Surveying in Freeland, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Washington Realtors Affiliate of the Year.
As she stands with her hummingbird hat perched on her head and binoculars firmly in hand, Frances Wood patiently awaits the flutter of wings or the tune of a bird’s song. It’s an indicator that she’s found what she is looking for.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, April 28, 1966, Tuesday, April 30, 1991 and Saturday, April 28, 2001.
Gavin Sawyer Van Houten was born at home March 2 to parents Andrea and Kevin Van Houten of Langley. His big brother is Vincent and his big sister is Kara.
Artists of South Whidbey President Gaylen Whiteman presented Whidbey Island Arts Council President Don Wodjenski and Chairperson of Arts in Education Frank Rose with a check for $1,000 for the Artist in Residence Program.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 15 years ago on Saturday, April 14, 1966 and Saturday, April 21, 2001.
The Whidbey Island Association of Realtors (WIAR) announced its 2015 annual award recipients. Surveyor Jerry Morrison, TMI Land Surveying, Inc. was named affiliate of the year. He researched the impact and veracity of recently proposed Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) flood plain maps.
Cadée Distillery, located in Clinton, was recently named as an award winner in the American Distilling Institute 2016 competition. The winning spirit, Cascadia rye whiskey, ages in American oak barrels and finished in 20-year old port barrels imported from Portugal. “We are thrilled at this early stage to have won such a prestigious award and significant accolades from the distilled spirits community with the release of our first double barrel finished rye whiskey,” a press release said.
A group of seven volunteers met on the morning of March 16 for a work party at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s newest trail segment. Located alongside Engle Road at the Admiralty Inlet Preserve, the trail is just north of Camp Casey. The volunteers were tasked with helping clean up the new trail, which was completed last year, as weeds have begun to creep onto the gravel pathway.
The Whidbey Island branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) held its sixth annual fashion show fundraiser March 24 at the Whidbey Golf Club. More than 100 women from around the island gathered on the day in their spring finery to enjoy lunch and fashions provided by Deb Scholz, owner of Coupeville boutique, One More Thing.
The Kiwanis of South Whidbey shelled out nearly $5,000 to Whidbey Island nonprofits. Groups representing help for recent mothers, performing arts and hospital care benefited from the Kiwanis this year. The fellowship group is dedicated to aiding children and each year raises funds from its fireworks stand in Clinton for scholarships and annual donations. “It was really good,” said Bob Welch, the club’s president.