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Thanksgiving made magical: Chef creates gourmet meals featuring local ingredients

Thanksgiving made magical: Chef creates gourmet meals featuring local ingredients

Birthed in Spain from a passion for food and travel, the concept of Magical Feast by Lis David now plays an integral role in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019
Thanksgiving made magical: Chef creates gourmet meals featuring local ingredients
Show knits together one-of-a-kind fashion and charity

Show knits together one-of-a-kind fashion and charity

Whether it’s called the Knitted Garments Fashion Show or a tongue-in-cheek “couture party,” the runway show taking place at Whidbey Wonders next Saturday is probably… Continue reading

Show knits together one-of-a-kind fashion and charity
Photo submitted                                From left, Daughters of Norway members Kris Collins, Elizabeth Byszeski and Patricia Waterson prepare lefse.

Nordic Fest set for Nov. 9

For the 20th year, the Daughters of Norway will be celebrating all things Scandinavian on Saturday, Nov. 9. Well, maybe not lutefisk. The Nordic Fest… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019
Photo submitted                                From left, Daughters of Norway members Kris Collins, Elizabeth Byszeski and Patricia Waterson prepare lefse.
HOPE for the best: Fundraiser for therapeutic horse riding center is Nov. 9

HOPE for the best: Fundraiser for therapeutic horse riding center is Nov. 9

HOPE is more than just an acronym at the Big Barn Bash next weekend at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club in Freeland. As it’s… Continue reading

HOPE for the best: Fundraiser for therapeutic horse riding center is Nov. 9
Noted Whidbey musicians come together to form Rythmodique

Noted Whidbey musicians come together to form Rythmodique

Imagine lightning striking five times in a space roughly 36 feet wide. That’s about the closest metaphor for Rhythmodique sizzling up the stage at Whidbey… Continue reading

Noted Whidbey musicians come together to form Rythmodique
Weavers guild marks 50 years

Weavers guild marks 50 years

What started with seven women who weaved together has, 50 years later, grown into a guild that is 150-plus members strong that promotes friendships, lifelong… Continue reading

Weavers guild marks 50 years
Mutiny Bay Distillery takes part in spirited event

Mutiny Bay Distillery takes part in spirited event

Ever since two pharmacists joined forces over a whiskey still at Mutiny Bay, it’s been a collision of chemistry and creativity on a daily basis.… Continue reading

Mutiny Bay Distillery takes part in spirited event
Haller House is haunted for Halloween

Haller House is haunted for Halloween

The large, vacant 150-year-old building that was once home to Col. Granville and Henrietta Haller, renters and raccoons, seems destined to become a haunted house.… Continue reading

Haller House is haunted for Halloween
Grape harvesting winds down at Whidbey wineries

Grape harvesting winds down at Whidbey wineries

Like any group of farmers, the vineyard owners on Whidbey Island brace themselves every year for the “watch and wait” drama of predicting the autumn… Continue reading

Grape harvesting winds down at Whidbey wineries
Soup’s on: More than 10 restaurants will be filling empty bowls for annual Good Cheer Fundraiser

Soup’s on: More than 10 restaurants will be filling empty bowls for annual Good Cheer Fundraiser

For those who’ve wondered how long it would take to sample all the best autumn soups on South Whidbey, here’s the answer: one night. That’s… Continue reading

Soup’s on: More than 10 restaurants will be filling empty bowls for annual Good Cheer Fundraiser
Stay fit during the chilly winter months

Stay fit during the chilly winter months

As a chill settles and autumn blows into winter, the tendency to burrow inside increases across Whidbey Island. Fortunately, plenty of activity aficionados have created… Continue reading

Stay fit during the chilly winter months
Photo by Wendy Leigh                                Goldilocks eats porridge from three bowls in the Enchanted Forest, an alternative Halloween experience in Clinton that includes surprise characters on a wooded walk.

Enchanted night: Waldorf School presents a guided fairy tale adventure

Imagine your favorite fairy tales coming to life before your very eyes as you slip through a moonlit forest on a chilly late-autumn night. That’s… Continue reading

Photo by Wendy Leigh                                Goldilocks eats porridge from three bowls in the Enchanted Forest, an alternative Halloween experience in Clinton that includes surprise characters on a wooded walk.
Haunted fort will ‘scare the living daylights’

Haunted fort will ‘scare the living daylights’

Fort Casey evokes images in the mind’s eye of sweeping views of Puget Sound, batteries with deep historical roots and — for this month —… Continue reading

Haunted fort will ‘scare the living daylights’
Maegan Donier, left, and sisters Ada and June Murray find matching hats and accessories at the costume swap taking place through Oct. 30 at Langley’s Family Resource Center. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Halloween is looming on South Whidbey

From a costume swap to Monster Mash party to an orchestra playing “Harry Potter” film scores, South Whidbey is scaring up plenty of kooky-spooky fun… Continue reading

Maegan Donier, left, and sisters Ada and June Murray find matching hats and accessories at the costume swap taking place through Oct. 30 at Langley’s Family Resource Center. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
Brains and Brews: Library and Taproom team up for trivia nights

Brains and Brews: Library and Taproom team up for trivia nights

A librarian walks into a bar … It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but you can save the eye-rolling. A packed pub… Continue reading

Brains and Brews: Library and Taproom team up for trivia nights
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

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
Clinton business shuts lid on pickles production

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

Clinton business shuts lid on pickles production
‘SEX’ appeals at WICA

‘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

‘SEX’ appeals at WICA
Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey

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

Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey
Farm preserves salt-making tradition

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

Farm preserves salt-making tradition