Life

Clarence the angel, played by Jim Scullin, looks to the heavens for advice on how to help George Bailey (Gabe Harshman, left) and Uncle Billy (James Hinkley) in a scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Photo by Patricia Guthrie

WICA brings holiday classic to stage

By Patricia Guthrie Special to The Record Could there be a more picture-perfect venue to bring to life the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019

 

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

 

Village captures magic of Christmastime

With a click of a button, Tammy Butler’s living room comes bursting to life. Inside the Oak Harbor home is another world that includes a… 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

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                Captain Whidbey Inn bartender Aaron Bloom mixes a specialty cocktail as part of the Christmas pop-up Miracle. As part of the inn’s holiday-themed events, community members are invited to help decorate the tree in the lobby, a revival of an old tradition.

Christmas spirit flows at historic inn

The Captain Whidbey Inn might be under relatively new ownership, but this time of year it’s all about bringing back longtime traditions. Operations Manager Carey… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                Captain Whidbey Inn bartender Aaron Bloom mixes a specialty cocktail as part of the Christmas pop-up Miracle. As part of the inn’s holiday-themed events, community members are invited to help decorate the tree in the lobby, a revival of an old tradition.

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

Little Red Building gets new life, new location

By Patricia Guthrie Special to The Record The southern edge of Langley has a new look — an empty lot. No longer does the iconic… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019

Goofy ghost hunters ‘scared stiff’ in new series

Whidbey’s long and rich history and abundance of historical structures would make the island a seemingly perfect place to encounter apparitions. An eager albeit not… Continue reading

Ryan’s House Founder/Executive Director Lori Cavender retires

After a decade of helping homeless young people on Whidbey Island, Ryan’s House for Youth Founder and Executive Director Lori Cavender is retiring from the… Continue reading

A wild card: South Whidbey resident ventures into tarot reading

Gerry Reed does not look like a stereotypical tarot card reader. A grandfather, the Langley resident sports a cheery red tie and blue-and-tortoiseshell glasses. But… Continue reading

Holidays are happening on Whidbey

With the days getting increasingly colder and shorter, it’s time to spread some good cheer and makes plans to attend the upcoming holiday events on… Continue reading

Notable: Katyrose Jordan awarded scholarship

South Whidbey High School graduate Katyrose Jordan was recently awarded a $7,000 scholarship to help pay for her musical education. Jordan started learning violin at… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Millhon, Gibbon join Whidbey Community Foundation board

Whidbey Community Foundation announced this week that Lance Gibbon of Oak Harbor and Jerry Millhon of Langley joined the organization’s board of directors. Millhon was… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Ryan’s House serves as ‘stepping stone’ for formerly homeless woman

At age 21, Victoria Brown was preparing to leave a drug rehabilitation center with few belongings and nowhere to go. She’d undergone treatment under a… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
                                Molly Stahl, left, watches as Cara Jung shows kids how to trim their pottery creations.

Whidbey Clay Center throwing an open house

Anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to make a ceramic pot or bowl has a prime opportunity. Whidbey Clay Center will be hosting… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
                                Molly Stahl, left, watches as Cara Jung shows kids how to trim their pottery creations.
Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Anna Cosper paints a design for a commissioned holiday card in her studio.

Langley illustrator taking commissions for the holidays

Langley illustrator Anna Cosper likes to joke that she’s been drawing since birth. She believes in the handmade art of illustrated holiday cards. Her hand-drawn… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Anna Cosper paints a design for a commissioned holiday card in her studio.

Thanksgiving tees off with Gobbler Golf Tournament

It’s a little weird, often wet and cold, but the tradition has been going on for 23 years and is more popular than ever. At… Continue reading