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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

 

Clinton business shuts lid on pickles production

Acknowledging that customer demand for a quality product could not outweigh debt and the need for investment capital, Britt Eustis is ceasing his pickle production… Continue reading

 

‘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

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s October art events

Here’s what’s happening in the Whidbey arts scene

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

Nightcrawlers continue on: Garden cub celebrates 39 years

The South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club turns 39 this month. The club formed in 1980 with 12 members. The original planning committee included Janie Gabelein.… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019
Blooms Winery owner Virginia Bloom inspects rhubarb in the winery garden, which is used to make the award-winning Blooms Ambrosia Wine. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Winery’s bistro blooms

On a week devoted to all things Whidbey Island Grown, it’s hard to imagine a place that more singularly embodies that island spirit than the… Continue reading

Blooms Winery owner Virginia Bloom inspects rhubarb in the winery garden, which is used to make the award-winning Blooms Ambrosia Wine. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Welder finds healing among discarded scrap metal

Transforming rusty metal into art connects Aidan Rayner to his late twin brother

  • Sep 27, 2019
Stone and rock artist Rick Hahn from Earth2Art Studio prepares an artisan water fountain for the Whidbey Island Grown Week open studio hosted by himself and fellow artist/wife Rayna Hahn. Photo by Wendy Leigh/Whidbey News Group

Whidbey Island Grown Week grows with the flow

If there’s one thing that brings north and south islanders together every year, it’s Whidbey Island Grown Week. From Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct.… Continue reading

Stone and rock artist Rick Hahn from Earth2Art Studio prepares an artisan water fountain for the Whidbey Island Grown Week open studio hosted by himself and fellow artist/wife Rayna Hahn. Photo by Wendy Leigh/Whidbey News Group
Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
                                 Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey Island Harvest Festival offers a captivating cornucopia of classes

Harvest Festival covers everything from building clay ovens to distilling whiskey

Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
                                 Bob Brunjes, distiller at Cultus Bay Distillery, will teach a class at the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey Island Grown Week grows with the flow

If there’s one thing that brings north and south islanders together every year, it’s Whidbey Island Grown Week. From Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct.… Continue reading

Workers Mason Tau, right, and Barry Brown, left, begin restoration project at Bayview Community Hall in Sept. 2019 after community meets its fundraising goal. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Bayview Hall getting spruced up this fall

“Honey, we’re gonna paint the town tonight.” That expression has no doubt been uttered countless times in the decades that Bayview Community Hall has served… Continue reading

Workers Mason Tau, right, and Barry Brown, left, begin restoration project at Bayview Community Hall in Sept. 2019 after community meets its fundraising goal. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
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

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.

Doughnuts to please all palates, even pooches: Popular Bayview shop offers vegan option

Whidbey Doughnuts at Bayview Corner working on new creations

  • Sep 17, 2019