Kira Erickson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giving Tree celebrates 16th year of generosity

Standing before the Giving Tree in the Bayview Cash Store on Dec. 5, participants debated where to put their nonprofit group’s ornaments on the quickly… Continue reading

Theatre’s Nutcracker ‘gets better and better’

A lot has changed since the Whidbey Island Dance Theatre first took the stage to perform “The Nutcracker” in 1991. Nearly three decades later, the… Continue reading

Kicking off Christmas

Ava Stamatiou and her goat Freya were the stars of the Homesteaders 4-H Club float at the Holly Jolly Parade on Saturday in Langley. Their… Continue reading

Clinton man turns 100 on same day great-grandson turns 1

Ivan “John” Samuel Bozin smiles as his great-grandson crawls onto his lap during a birthday celebration for both of them Thursday at the Clinton home… Continue reading

New rec center opens for adults of all abilities

When Jeremy Struthers worked for social services on Whidbey Island as a job coach for people with disabilities, he heard many of the families say… Continue reading

Holiday House opens doors for 16th year

An annual tradition that keeps the holidays affordable for families struggling with low income continues. Hosted by the Family Resource Center and part of the… Continue reading