Wendy Leigh

South Whidbey Elementary School students Weston Dill, right, and Taylor Jones, left, pull ropes aboard the Lady Washington historic “tall ship” in Langley harbor on Thursday. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Students set sail to save the Salish Sea

When the first of 200-plus elementary students from the South Whidbey School District stepped aboard vessels in the Langley harbor this week, the concept of… Continue reading

 

Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
                                Rob Schouten welcomes one of the newest sculptures to the sculpture garden at Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley.

Sculpture garden comes alive in downtown Langley

To say “it’s been a long time coming” is an understatement for Rob and Victory Schouten, owners of the Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley. Since… Continue reading

 

One person airlifted after crash in Freeland | Updated

A motorcyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Tuesday afternoon after a collision on Highway 525 at the intersection with Scott Road in… Continue reading

 

DjangoFest kicking off with food, beer and a big key

It’s time once again for South Whidbey to be Django’d, and there’s a festival kick-off party to get the action going. Everyone is invited to… Continue reading

A pressing need: Cider events proliferate as apple season begins

Autumn means a lot of things on Whidbey Island, but one that invariably tops the heap is a plethora of cider happenings from north to… Continue reading

Premier gypsy jazz violinist and guitarist Christiaan van Hemert will lead four workshops at the DjangoFest NW in Langley. Photo courtesy of WICA.

Gypsy jazz workshops draw musicians to DjangoFest

When gypsy jazz sashays through Langley next week, it certainly won’t be the first time. Since the debut of DjangoFest Northwest on Whidbey Island 19… Continue reading

Premier gypsy jazz violinist and guitarist Christiaan van Hemert will lead four workshops at the DjangoFest NW in Langley. Photo courtesy of WICA.

Whidbey Island Indivisible group joins banner march protesting immigration policy

Whidbey Island lies off the main drag stretching from the Canadian border to the Mexican border, but it became an integral part of an impassioned… Continue reading

Fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence spreads out a selection of her 131 katazome textile art portraits of the women currently serving the 116th U.S. Congress

Textile artist celebrates 131 women of Congress

South Whidbey fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence can think of 131 things to celebrate in 2019, and they happen to be the brave and powerful women… Continue reading

Fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence spreads out a selection of her 131 katazome textile art portraits of the women currently serving the 116th U.S. Congress
Employee Seth Haynie stocks organic produce at The Goose Community Grocer in Bayview

The Goose that lays many golden eggs: Store run by nonprofit celebrates 10 years

To most people, shopping at a community grocery store means ticking off a weekly list of veggies, breads, seafood and snacks at a convenient nearby… Continue reading

Employee Seth Haynie stocks organic produce at The Goose Community Grocer in Bayview
Client Jackie Milligan, left, and driver Millie Leengran, right, participate in the Medical Transportation program at Island Senior Resources. Photo courtesy of Island Senior Services

Senior Resources seeking volunteers for medical transportation

Hitching a ride to the doctor can be a big ordeal for senior citizens or those with disabilities, but fortunately Whidbey wheels get turning when… Continue reading

Client Jackie Milligan, left, and driver Millie Leengran, right, participate in the Medical Transportation program at Island Senior Resources. Photo courtesy of Island Senior Services
Kayakers glide from Langley Harbor on bioluminescent adventure in Saratoga Passage. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey waters glow with bioluminescence

Bioluminescence is not a word tossed about in everyday conversation among Pacific Northwesterners, but that doesn’t mean it’s absent in the waters surrounding places like… Continue reading

Kayakers glide from Langley Harbor on bioluminescent adventure in Saratoga Passage. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
Picker John Norris shows off circa 1600s cannon discovered in abandoned storage locker. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Picker finds 17th century cannon in storage unit

One type of weapon a customer might not expect to find when browsing at the Whidbey Arms gun shop in Langley is an ancient cast-bronze… Continue reading

Picker John Norris shows off circa 1600s cannon discovered in abandoned storage locker. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
Gleeful Gleaner Mary McMurty does a readiness taste-test before harvesting an apple tree for the Good Cheer Food Bank

Gleaning with purpose

There’s a saying in Italian cucinas that chefs must connect with the food by holding each ingredient in their own two hands. If that’s the… Continue reading

Gleeful Gleaner Mary McMurty does a readiness taste-test before harvesting an apple tree for the Good Cheer Food Bank

Candidate night set for Mr. South Whidbey Pageant

For 14 years now, the Mr. South Whidbey Pageant has drawn contestants with big hearts and even bigger personalities to compete for the title —… Continue reading

New life for old farm: Dahlias in bloom around historic home restored by descendant

Tamara Knapp walks like a woman with purpose, and rightfully so. For three years, she worked nonstop restoring her family’s 1907 Anderson farmhouse in Langley,… Continue reading

Whidbey walkers raise money to fight cancer

Why do you walk? That question is a mantra of sorts for the millions of people who lace up their walking shoes and hit the… Continue reading

Hope dwindles as resident orcas disappear

Many were watching last summer when resident killer whale Tahlequah, also known as J35, carried her dead calf across the water for 1,000 miles and… Continue reading

Developers present new concept to Langley Council

An ongoing discussion over a proposed Coles Road development took a small step forward during Monday’s Langley City Council meeting. Council members gave unanimous approval… Continue reading