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Fun & Wargames

Looking for a new hobby during these bleak winter months? Since its August opening last year, the Jester’s Keep has been a haven for tabletop… Continue reading

 

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                                Kara Pelzel, 3, and Ethan Boswell, 4, toil away in the kitchen space at Oak Harbor Playtown.

Playtown opens for city’s littlest residents

Last Thursday afternoon, Ethan Boswell busily hammered away, wearing a fluorescent orange construction vest. Nearby, Nathanial Mildener methodically filled his shopping cart. The boys are… Continue reading

 

Making a blanket statement

Combining the generosity and artistry of the South Whidbey community with a healthy dose of activism, Luanne Seymour found a way to comfort children being… Continue reading

 

Bayview gallery’s theme adds new flavor

Bayview Cash Store’s newest art show has a special twist. Located in the Hub Gallery now through Feb. 23, a doughnut-themed show sponsored by Whidbey… Continue reading

Orca poo, salmon restoration focus of workshop

As captivating as whales are to observe, there’s a lot of information to be gleaned from what they leave behind. But to find those valuable… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s Roller Girls gliding into 10th year

There’s a somewhat of a juxtaposition in the actions on the floor of the Oak Harbor Roller Barn Thursday night. Graceful rollerbladers glide, seemingly effortlessly… Continue reading

Whidbey Reads 2020 book focuses on gender identity

Don’t fret if you’re not ready for Whidbey Reads 2020. All five Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries on Whidbey Island are, and so is featured author… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020
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                                Lauren Flynn

Clinton musician finds her voice

Lauren Flynn isn’t afraid of a tough crowd. Or of much, really. The Clinton resident’s resume includes skin-thickening experiences such as stand-up comedy and professional… Continue reading

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                                Lauren Flynn

Losing weight, gaining perspective

For some, moving to Whidbey Island can be refreshing, rejuvenating and a nice change of pace. Deb Helfrich credits her move to South Whidbey with… Continue reading

2020 Sea Float Scramble bigger than ever

Sea float seekers, get ready. Langley’s annual Sea Float Scramble will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. The event, now in its… Continue reading

Farmers milking the opportunity to teach about goats

When it comes to goats, Clinton resident Anza Muenchow is not kidding around. She and two other instructors from South Whidbey Tilth have been offering… Continue reading

‘Fantastic Beasts’ actor reported on South Whidbey

It’s unclear if any fantastic beasts have been set loose on South Whidbey, but a known expert in such matters was rumored to have been… 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

New preserve is born on Whidbey

By RON NEWBERRY Special to the Record As you step from the forested hillside onto the beach, you immediately become aware of how isolated it… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people we see all the time end up living on our Rock. But this… 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

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                                Whidbey WaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry sorts through her handmade candles.

Whidbey artist creates hand-made beeswax works of art to sell as holiday gifts

Heat, light, combustion. Such are the basic elements of a trendy holiday gift that shows no sign of waning any time soon. Candles — in… Continue reading

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                                Whidbey WaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry sorts through her handmade candles.
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                                Selfie time: Tuk and Brian Kutz traveled the island with HGTV personality David Bromstad, far right.

Coupeville couple finds ‘lottery dream home’

Brian and Tuk Kutz were accustomed to watching the famous designer David Bromstad help families pick a new home on his HGTV show, but they… Continue reading

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                                Selfie time: Tuk and Brian Kutz traveled the island with HGTV personality David Bromstad, far right.

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

Library staff digs in to solve photo mysteries

Let’s say you find a box of a few hundred old photos in folders called “Unidentified Men,” “Whidbey Babies and Children” and “Unidentified Infants.” You… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019