Kira Erickson

A cold opening

A cold opening

On a surprisingly sunny New Year’s Day, South Enders waded into the waiting waters of Double Bluff Beach at noon. Some quickly waded back out… Continue reading

A cold opening
Losing weight, gaining perspective

Losing weight, gaining perspective

For some, moving to Whidbey Island can be refreshing, rejuvenating and a nice change of pace. Deb Helfrich credits her move to South Whidbey with… Continue reading

Losing weight, gaining perspective

Strong year for retail in Langley

Several data sets point to 2019 as a successful year for tourism-related business in Langley. The 4 percent lodging tax, which applies to hotels and… Continue reading

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation board seeks to fill vacancy

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is currently seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners. Because the position is for… Continue reading

2020 Sea Float Scramble bigger than ever

2020 Sea Float Scramble bigger than ever

Sea float seekers, get ready. Langley’s annual Sea Float Scramble will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. The event, now in its… Continue reading

2020 Sea Float Scramble bigger than ever
Farmers milking the opportunity to teach about goats

Farmers milking the opportunity to teach about goats

When it comes to goats, Clinton resident Anza Muenchow is not kidding around. She and two other instructors from South Whidbey Tilth have been offering… Continue reading

Farmers milking the opportunity to teach about goats

Green burial plots to be added to cemeter y

The demand for green burial in Langley continues to grow. At a meeting on Dec. 16, the City Council approved the addition of eight more… Continue reading

Ring in the New Year where ever you are on the island

With New Year’s Eve approaching, there are several events and celebrations planned for just about everywhere on the island. In Oak Harbor, catch the fireworks… Continue reading

Orcas visit Whidbey waters just in time for the holidays

Orcas visit Whidbey waters just in time for the holidays

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, whale-watchers on the South End were treated with a special present: The J pod the Southern Resident orcas traveled… Continue reading

Orcas visit Whidbey waters just in time for the holidays
Pot shop collecting coats for good cause

Pot shop collecting coats for good cause

For the second year in a row, Whidbey Island Cannabis Company in Freeland is accepting donations of coats and other clothing items in exchange for… Continue reading

Pot shop collecting coats for good cause
Sound Waters makes waves

Sound Waters makes waves

Sound Waters University is an opportunity for participants to learn about everything environmental in the space of just one day. The annual conference exploring the… Continue reading

Sound Waters makes waves
Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

Kindergartners in Karyn LeWarne’s class at South Whidbey Elementary School answered these pertinent questions from The South Whidbey Record. 1. What do you want for… Continue reading

Christmas wishes

City Council votes to reduce WICA funds

Langley is planning to take a different approach to how it uses tourism funds. The Langley City Council decreased a grant to a prominent nonprofit… Continue reading

Pet detective looks to afterlife to help find Tank

Pet detective looks to afterlife to help find Tank

A pet detective who hears messages from the dead is using her unusual skills to sniff out the case of Tank, the missing service dog… Continue reading

Pet detective looks to afterlife to help find Tank
Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record                                Bonnie Arndt demonstrates how to attach a handle to a completed lantern at Create Space on Dec. 11.

Lighting the way

A new December tradition is coming to Langley. On Dec. 20, the eve before the winter solstice, people will carry lanterns along a route nearly… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record                                Bonnie Arndt demonstrates how to attach a handle to a completed lantern at Create Space on Dec. 11.
Abstract art show may be first of its kind on Whidbey

Abstract art show may be first of its kind on Whidbey

This month, the Front Room Gallery at the Bayview Cash Store features something different — abstract art. The works of four artists are on display… Continue reading

Abstract art show may be first of its kind on Whidbey
Wild and woolly world of Whidbey shopping

Wild and woolly world of Whidbey shopping

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have only to visit some of the many shops scattered across Whidbey Island. Known… Continue reading

Wild and woolly world of Whidbey shopping

Roadwork pauses for shopping

A Langley road construction project has been halted due to complaints from business owners on First Street. In a King 5 TV news segment, edit.… Continue reading

Several Santa sightings scheduled for the South End

Several Santa sightings scheduled for the South End

Kris Kringle will be making his rounds on the South End soon. During the upcoming week, the big red man is expected to make appearances… Continue reading

Several Santa sightings scheduled for the South End
Astronaut tells students to shoot for the stars

Astronaut tells students to shoot for the stars

Standing before an audience of South Whidbey High School students, former Navy captain and astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper described the biggest mistake she made while up… Continue reading

Astronaut tells students to shoot for the stars