In a small pond across the highway from Crockett Lake, Jill Hein spots a long string of diving ducks that scoot along the water in a straight line.
Armstrong opened the Do Jahng at Ken’s Korner in August when he and his family relocated from California to Clinton at the end of his over 20-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps. Amstrong’s taekwondo is the only Do Jahng on South Whidbey and one of two on the island. “I’ve been teaching taekwondo for over 20 years,” he said. “And since South Whidbey doesn’t have a taekwondo school, it was just a great opportunity to open one up and bring it to our community.”
The following segment was taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, December 3, 1964.
American writer Jessamyn West once commented that writing is a solitary occupation, that one must be alone, “slightly savage,” and uninterrupted if he or she is to complete a work. During November, thousands of writers the world over turn the often-solitary art into a community event, striving to pen the rough draft of a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.
Who put the aqua in Aqua Chautauqua? It's hard enough trying to set a world record, without trying to do it in the rain. Bob Effertz was gathering his troops at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley on Thursday afternoon in an attempt to set a world record for the number of people Hula-Hooping while playing the didgeridoo.
Hundreds of pairs of sneakers added a few extra miles to their soles this weekend as South Enders walked for the cure during this year’s Relay For Life. The weather held up for the 20 teams that walked for 18 hours between 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Whidbey High School track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.