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Kicking off Christmas

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

Kicking off Christmas
Clinton man turns 100 on same day great-grandson turns 1

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

Clinton man turns 100 on same day great-grandson turns 1
New rec center opens for adults of all abilities

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

New rec center opens for adults of all abilities
Little Red Building gets new life, new location

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
Little Red Building gets new life, new location
Goofy ghost hunters ‘scared stiff’ in new series

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

Goofy ghost hunters ‘scared stiff’ in new series

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

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

A wild card: South Whidbey resident ventures into tarot reading
Holidays are happening on Whidbey

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

Holidays are happening on Whidbey

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

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

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

Teenager commended for response to South Whidbey plane crash

Teenager commended for response to South Whidbey plane crash

It started out as a flying lesson like any other but turned into something very different. Arianna Marshall, a 17-year-old South Whidbey student, had just… Continue reading

Teenager commended for response to South Whidbey plane crash
Notable: Boone receives Rising Star award

Notable: Boone receives Rising Star award

ELIZABETH “ELLIE” BOONE, daughter of Dr. John Boone and the late Karen Gervais Boone, received the Rising Star Award for the Western USA by the… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019
Notable: Boone receives Rising Star award

Annual salmon dinner to be served on Nov. 22

For the 30th year in a row, a salmon dinner will be served on South Whidbey to help people in Central America. On Friday, Nov.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019
Stringing the world together: Two guitar masters perform together at the Cythara show

Stringing the world together: Two guitar masters perform together at the Cythara show

Exactly one year ago this month, Andre Feriante and Troy Chapman picked up their instruments onstage at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and wrote… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019
Stringing the world together: Two guitar masters perform together at the Cythara show
‘Lunar dirt, rocks and legacy:’ Former NASA scientist makes South Whidbey his home

‘Lunar dirt, rocks and legacy:’ Former NASA scientist makes South Whidbey his home

For years, Grant Heiken worked in a windowless lab, always wearing what look like cotton pajamas and often spending 14 hours a day peering at… Continue reading

‘Lunar dirt, rocks and legacy:’ Former NASA scientist makes South Whidbey his home
Stiff competition makes for hijinks and hilarity in Outcast play ‘Over My Dead Body’

Stiff competition makes for hijinks and hilarity in Outcast play ‘Over My Dead Body’

By Patricia Guthrie Special to The Record Dead, sort of dead, dead with a high probability of a second act. Like a constantly changing weather… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019
Stiff competition makes for hijinks and hilarity in Outcast play ‘Over My Dead Body’