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It's A Mystery Weekend

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

One weekend every year the quiet and safe little town of Langley hustles and bustles with thousands of investigators trying their hand at solving a crime. Mystery Weekend has attracted visitors from all over the state, country and beyond. Now, the mysterious event that started 22 years ago is back again.

The road to snow

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

Many of those who have been skiing or snowboarding know about the allure of the mountain. In spite of the inevitable crash, bump, and bruise, the cold and sometimes freezing temperatures, they still can’t stay away.

Whodunnit? “A Murder is Announced” at WICA

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

It’s always the one that no-one ever suspects. The crowd will be full of questions during the newest Whidbey Island Center for the Arts production. “A Murder is Announced,” is a play adapted from the famous mystery novelist Agatha Christie. It will premier on the stage this Saturday.

Braving the mountain: Langley Middle Schoolers go on a winter wilderness adventure

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

Nineteen seventh-graders from Langley Middle School headed east to Montana last month for a wilderness adventure that included building snow caves, trekking through snow wearing snowshoes and dining on wild elk.

Hero Jim Freeman sees the need and fills it in

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

Over 20 years ago when Jim Freeman relocated from his Hollywood bungalow to a Whidbey Island 1928 caboose, he had no idea what he would be doing. “I learned long ago that if I make the big decisions, God will take care of the details,” Freeman quipped.

Caregiver Brigade

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

The warm smiles — that’s what Mary Jo Sievers can’t wait to see again. Oh, and the babies. Their faces were unforgettable. “It’s indescribable the feeling you get helping these people,” said Langley resident Sievers. “They are so appreciative of everything we do.”

Remembering his dream

  • Jan 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:12PM

For the last couple of weeks, reading, writing and arithmetic haven’t been the only lesson plans at Langley Middle School. To commemorate this Martin Luther King holiday, the students have undertaken two weeks of activities as a part of “MLK: A Reflection and Remembrance Project.”

Research, preservation for nearly 80 year old insect collection at the Au Sable Institute

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

Don’t tell Joe Sheldon they’re not beautiful — he’ll argue otherwise. “Look at this color, this can’t be man made, it can’t be created anywhere else, it’s just gorgeous,” Sheldon said. Lately, things have been crawling Sheldon’s way and that couldn’t make the instructor at the Au Sable Pacific Rim campus south of Coupeville any happier.

Hero Judi Slepyan believes gifts are to be shared

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

When Slepyan and her husband David moved to Whidbey four years ago, she heard of a need at the Bayview School, and took the challenge. A student at Bayview describes Slepyan’s contribution.

Dear Santa, they've been awfully good girls and boys

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

Finally, Santa is getting his due. The jolly old fellow himself is center stage in the recent book release “A Little Applause for Santa Claus,” which was written by part-time Langley resident Jean Schick-Jacobowitz, her sister Susie Schick-Pierce, and Schick-Jacobowitz’s daughter Muffin Drake.

For the children

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

This year Clinton resident Jim Bruckner will hop on a plane to visit loved ones. And when he arrives at his destination, he too will have some last-minute shopping to do. Bruckner has a big extended family, and that means a pretty long shopping list. What’s on it? Oh, 100 or so books for more than 100 orphans at Casa de Cuna orphanage in Uruapan, Mexico.

Hope rides through the winter

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

Chey-N was just getting warmed up. "That's good, now take her for a figure eight around me," said Miriam Burk, head instructor for the HOPE riding program. Lilian Paulsen and her horse held a steady gait and encircled Burk with a close figure eight. "OK, here we go," Paulsen said. "That's a good horse."

Let's go take the dive

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

Jon Gabelein jokes that it's "29 seconds of fury." Calle Gambill, 13, said it's "really fun and a great way to start the New Year." Other people call it the most chilling experience of their life and that it's like a thousand needles racing toward your head.

Hero Nora Josephson realizes 'life isn't about you'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

A genuine unassuming manner is underrated, but can lead to a more fulfilling life. Nora Josephson isn't the charismatic person in front of a gathering. She is a quiet, hardworking person behind the masses, happily thinking about, and doing for others.

These kids are oh, so very thankful

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

Want to know the meaning of life? Why the chicken crossed the road? Sometimes the best place for answers to life's questions, or at least the most entertaining answers, are best sought out from children.

He makes them want to smile

  • Nov 12, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:11PM

All Dennis Kelly wants to do is make people smile. For almost 20 years he's traveled the world doing just that. From South America to Africa and parts of Asia, Kelly is a man without borders. He's a man with a mission, a dentist who's focused on proper brushing and reminders to floss.

Remembering, honoring our veterans

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

From a soldier fresh to the fight in the Battle of the Bulge, to an Army officer struggling with the weight of command in Vietnam. From a bombardier who became a prisoner of war after being shot down by the Germans, to a 17-year-old Marine who enlisted but narrowly missed being in the group getting ready to invade the island of Japan. Americans will pause Thursday to honor their veterans, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on foreign soils, and those lucky enough to escape the bloodshed of war. Like other communities across the nation, South Whidbey has a wide roster of those who put country before self. This Veterans Day, The South Whidbey Record searched for veterans to share their stories of service. ?

Young Skandia Dansers Journey Home

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

Finally, the words of all those songs will make sense. The dance steps will have new meaning. They might even understand what all this boiled fish has been about all these years. Eight members of Whidbey's own Young Skandia Dansers are going home to Norway. Or, at least they're hoping to, if they raise awareness of their pending September trip and enough funds to reach their homeland.

Deer Lagoon Grange looks to boost membership, awareness Saturday

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

The Deer Lagoon Grange is preparing for a Saturday night party they hope the entire community crashes. The only requirements are to bring a hearty appetite and an even healthier interest in community.

Hometown Hero

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

Hero lives with open heart, teaches with open mind

The house that Ronald built

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

Mother becomes spokesperson for charity organization that gave her child, so many others, a home

Community School lessons learned

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

South Whidbey Community School marks 30 years of enrichment

Out of the smoke help rises

  • Oct 8, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:10PM

After Clinton resident Cheryl Lee is left homeless, friends organize benefit dinner

Uniting through storytelling

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 9:09PM

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