Jennifer LeRoy of Clinton and McKenzie Bailey-McIntyre of Oak Harbor, both 18, each received a $2,400 merit scholarship from Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary: the Charlotte Dowler Memorial Scholarship and the Wilma Patrick Memorial Scholarship, respectively.
Noah Jacob Gardner was born at home on June 14, 2015 to parents Rachel and Jacob. Noah weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Some South Whidbey students received a handful of scholarships for Skagit Valley College recently.
As of June 26, Rod and Sylvia Roehnelt have spent the past five decades together as husband and wife. They recently returned from a trip to Europe where they visited their granddaughter, Zsuzsi Roehnelt. Her other grandparents, Dr. Szalamin Edit and Dr. Fejér Dénes, will also celebrate 50 years together on July 3.
The centennial celebration of the annual Maxwelton Independence Day parade will be led by longtime organizers Dana and Ken Gilroy. Having lived on Whidbey Island and the Maxwelton Beach community for many years and having made significant contributions to the parade, it’s their time to lead it down the road to open up the Fourth of July festivities.
When Frances Sweeney was a young girl, one of her childhood sanctuaries was her grandparents’ home in Los Alamitos, Calif. She remembers the chili peppers in their garden, the eucalyptus trees and the orange groves nearby. After her grandfather died in 1969, her grandmother finally relented to the demands of a developer and sold the land.
The organization’s Start Dreaming Day Camp is July 7-9 at the Langley Middle School, and there is still space for those interested.
Three faculty members and three volunteers were acknowledged by the South Whidbey School District’s three Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSA) recently.
A party and fundraiser for the South Whidbey Island Figure Drawing Group is this weekend. Hosted by Whidbey Fine Art Studio and Brackenwood Gallery, the event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Whidbey Fine Art Studio, 813 Edgecliff Drive in Langley. An alternative rain date is July 11.
Middle school girls, the Soroptimist Club of South Whidbey Island wants you. The organization's Start Dreaming Day Camp is July 7-9 at the Langley Middle School, and there is still space for those interested.
Four South Whidbey students were celebrated by the Skagit Valley College’s Honors Reception on June 5.
The 20th Annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour is this weekend. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and is located at gardens across South Whidbey. This year's tour will include a photo contest, with the winning image being featured on the organization's website. The winner will also receive two tickets to the 2016 tour.
This year’s annual St. Augustine’s Trash & Treasure Sale raised $4,800 for island charities. The Mobile Turkey Unit, Youth Ministry Christian Formation, Hope Therapeutic Riding Program and House of Hope all received checks for $1,200, sale organizers recently announced.
The Langley Masonic Lodge recently presented scholarships to five deserving South Whidbey High School juniors. Iona Rohan and Chandler Hagglund were each awarded a $1,000 educational grant, Joseph Ballestrasse and Anna Lynch were awarded a $500 education grant and Hannah Nielson was awarded a $250 educational grant.
The 2015 Island Arts Council Poetry Slam season will continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Freeland Cafe. Celebrate Life with Poetry will be lead by Conductor of Fun Jim Freeman and Hostess of Fun Petite Bryant-Hunt.
When Kathryn Lynn Morgen peered into the upstairs landing of the main barn at Greenbank Farm Friday evening, her heart swelled. The musicians of PETE had yet to commence playing for the evening’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA)-pride themed community barn dance, but about a dozen children and their respective family members were already celebrating, crafting zines and “freak flags,” taking photos and sharing a collective spirit of laughter and love.