Wendy Leigh

Show knits together one-of-a-kind fashion and charity

Whether it’s called the Knitted Garments Fashion Show or a tongue-in-cheek “couture party,” the runway show taking place at Whidbey Wonders next Saturday is probably… Continue reading

 

HOPE for the best: Fundraiser for therapeutic horse riding center is Nov. 9

HOPE is more than just an acronym at the Big Barn Bash next weekend at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club in Freeland. As it’s… Continue reading

 

Noted Whidbey musicians come together to form Rythmodique

Imagine lightning striking five times in a space roughly 36 feet wide. That’s about the closest metaphor for Rhythmodique sizzling up the stage at Whidbey… Continue reading

 

Mutiny Bay Distillery takes part in spirited event

Ever since two pharmacists joined forces over a whiskey still at Mutiny Bay, it’s been a collision of chemistry and creativity on a daily basis.… Continue reading

Grape harvesting winds down at Whidbey wineries

Like any group of farmers, the vineyard owners on Whidbey Island brace themselves every year for the “watch and wait” drama of predicting the autumn… Continue reading

Soup’s on: More than 10 restaurants will be filling empty bowls for annual Good Cheer Fundraiser

For those who’ve wondered how long it would take to sample all the best autumn soups on South Whidbey, here’s the answer: one night. That’s… Continue reading

Stay fit during the chilly winter months

As a chill settles and autumn blows into winter, the tendency to burrow inside increases across Whidbey Island. Fortunately, plenty of activity aficionados have created… Continue reading

Crab season closes again

Joining their commercial counterparts, recreational crabbers will no longer be dropping pots in Puget Sound Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 for the remainder of 2019.… Continue reading

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                                Goldilocks eats porridge from three bowls in the Enchanted Forest, an alternative Halloween experience in Clinton that includes surprise characters on a wooded walk.

Enchanted night: Waldorf School presents a guided fairy tale adventure

Imagine your favorite fairy tales coming to life before your very eyes as you slip through a moonlit forest on a chilly late-autumn night. That’s… Continue reading

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                                Goldilocks eats porridge from three bowls in the Enchanted Forest, an alternative Halloween experience in Clinton that includes surprise characters on a wooded walk.
Maegan Donier, left, and sisters Ada and June Murray find matching hats and accessories at the costume swap taking place through Oct. 30 at Langley’s Family Resource Center. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Halloween is looming on South Whidbey

From a costume swap to Monster Mash party to an orchestra playing “Harry Potter” film scores, South Whidbey is scaring up plenty of kooky-spooky fun… Continue reading

Maegan Donier, left, and sisters Ada and June Murray find matching hats and accessories at the costume swap taking place through Oct. 30 at Langley’s Family Resource Center. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Brains and Brews: Library and Taproom team up for trivia nights

A librarian walks into a bar … It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but you can save the eye-rolling. A packed pub… Continue reading

Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Langley bewitched by broomsticks and new art

Double, double, toil and trouble. That’s what’s brewing on First Street in Langley this month as a barrage of broomsticks poise for flight and the… Continue reading

Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
                                Tom Bindus from Coupeville feels the broomstick magic on 1st Street in Langley, Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

‘SEX’ appeals at WICA

In a month when spunky spirits are said to roam the earth, South Whidbey welcomes none other than the notorious Mae West. Reincarnated on stage… Continue reading

Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey

Commercial crabbers aren’t the only ones setting and pulling autumn pots around Whidbey Island this year. That’s because the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

Farm preserves salt-making tradition

“We grow edible flowers, and we harvest salt from the cove.” Kim Gruetter gets right to the point when describing her sea salt enterprise in… Continue reading

Leo’s Place serves community

“Where are the organizations I can participate in?” That’s one of the first things Leo Baldwin asked when he moved to Whidbey Island at the… Continue reading

Splashing the fairgrounds with color

Process painting workshop will teach the power of a paintbrush

Soundview Center brings wellness to Whidbey

An air of renewal and regeneration flows quietly through the halls and art-filled open spaces of the repurposed Soundview Center in Langley, which recently opened… Continue reading

Celebration is brewing for Oktoberfest

When Langley celebrates autumn with a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest this month, don’t be surprised that a one-time home brewer from Switzerland is hosting the whole shebang.… Continue reading

Make a scarecrow this weekend at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds

Ever since the first known scarecrows flopped over Egyptian wheat fields lining the Nile River, they’ve been linked to the harvest season. Now their scarecrow… Continue reading