Kate Daniel

Warming center for homeless to open in Langley

South Whidbey’s homeless may have access to the area’s first warming center come January.

Clinton couple crafts pens, quilts as gifts of thanks

Candy Lincoln and her husband, Scott Lincoln, also a Vietnam War veteran, recently handed down their business Lincoln Computers to their son and are now spending their retirement giving back to veterans and service members with hand-crafted gifts of gratitude.

Readiness to Learn Holiday House open for business

The Readiness to Learn Foundation is working to ensure every child and teen on South Whidbey receives a gift this holiday season, regardless of their family's financial status. The foundation's annual Holiday House, a project to provide free gifts for kids and teens whose families are struggling, opened for business this week at the Hoffman Building at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley.

Clinton Do Jahng kicks off the new year with taekwondo

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.”

Island County school officials to meet with state lawmakers

Board members and superintendents from each of Island County’s three school districts will convene for a dinner and meeting with state lawmakers today to discuss such topics as class sizes, state funding for public education and other issues.

On pointe: Whidbey Island Dance Theatre ballerinas prepare for a holiday classic

The word ballerina evokes a mental image of tutus, leotards, dancers’ limbs elongated in elegant poses and toes tapping precisely on pointe.

Whidbey Children’s Theater presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

On Monday, 6 July, 1942 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family were forced to leave their home and the outside world behind. On Dec. 11, Whidbey Children’s Theater will debut its second production of the season with “The Diary of Anne Frank,” the stage adaptation of the young woman’s famous diary.

Snow days tax, but don’t ‘overwhelm’ South Whidbey first responders

Heavy snowfall this past Saturday meant an onslaught of calls for South Whidbey Fire/EMS and necessitated reduced bus routes and late starts for South Whidbey School District students through mid-week.

Couple brings authentic Latin cuisine to Langley

When Iliana Lopez met her husband, Graham Gori, it was love at first bite. Gori was working for the New York Times and Associated Press as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City when he bumped into Lopez, an art restorer. In Mexico, explained Lopez, it was unusual for a man to do the cooking; and Gori was especially adept at the craft.

South Whidbey School District to consider transgender student policy

South Whidbey School District’s board of directors will meet today to discuss the potential adoption or update of policies regarding transgender students, nondiscrimination, Disability History Month, notification of isolation or restraint of students with Individualized Education or Section 504 plans and several other topics as well.

Watershed Stewards, South Whidbey schools stoke the fires of science

South Whidbey sixth and seventh-grade students are learning firsthand about Puget Sound’s aquatic ecosystem through the Langley Middle School Oceanography Program. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn through field-based studies at South Whidbey Harbor marina in Langley and lab studies in the classroom.

Writers strive to write 50,000 words in 30 days for national event

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.

South Whidbey kindergartners talk turkey

Following long tradition, The Record visited South Whidbey Elementary School to gobble with students about Thanksgiving.

Freeland family welcomes triplets

Brian Johnson, a first-time dad, recently welcomed not one new addition to his family, but three. The new father, who works full-time during the day as a mentor for at-risk youth, said that when he first saw Jessica Monaghan’s ultrasound, he wasn’t sure what he was looking at. Instead of one set of fingers, knees and toes, there were three.

Yolka: Northwest Language Academy presents a taste of Russia

The Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center is presenting the next installation in its Language of Food series: Yolka, a family-friendly celebration of Russian food, culture and holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 6. According to event coordinators, it is rumored that Ded Moroz and his companion may stop by for a visit.

WICA gets in the holiday spirit with “A Christmas Story”

Christmastime is a season chock-full of traditions, nostalgia and, for many families, a hearty helping of laughter.

Homelessness still a problem on South Whidbey, experts say

On a crisp November morning, residents of South Whidbey are stepping out of bed, wolfing down their breakfast and heading to the office or classroom for another day of work; but for some, the day may begin a little differently due to another night spent without permanent housing. The majority of these individuals are adults, but several others are children and teens.

Panel of experts speaks on parenting, family services

A panel of seven child and family support services personnel will speak at the South Whidbey Children’s Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Langley baker nourishes community spirit

By 2 a.m., when the majority of South Whidbey residents remain nestled snugly in their beds, Langley baker Kelly Baugh is already hard at work. The Clinton resident and single mother of five said she had always dreamt of a place in which she could fulfill the age-old profession of village baker.

Trio Cascadia to perform at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

For Nola Allen, the natural beauty of Whidbey Island has afforded her an abundance of colorful inspiration, both as a professional pianist and watercolor artist.