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Coming clean about goats

Coming clean about goats

For Molly Jacobson, the creation of her Clinton soap business has involved all kinds of kids. There are the goat kids that often enliven her… Continue reading

Coming clean about goats
Photo provided                                The South Whidbey Jazz Band at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Feb. 29.

South Whidbey Jazz Band wins top honors

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Band had the privilege of winning top honors recently. At a music festival at the University of Idaho over… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020
Photo provided                                The South Whidbey Jazz Band at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Feb. 29.
Musselfest is coming to town

Musselfest is coming to town

Whidbey’s biggest party celebrating all things mussel is back and bigger than ever before for its 34th year. Rain or shine, the fun will happen… Continue reading

Musselfest is coming to town
Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it

Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it

You’ll be lucky, you’ll be cursed. Your crops will wilt, your sheep will nod off — permanently. And your local whale pod may be awash… Continue reading

Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it
Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

Springtime kicks off the season to get outdoors and give nature a helping hand at some really cool Whidbey Camano Land Trust protected properties. This… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020
Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

Family-run Mexican restaurant opens in Oak Harbor

A new Mexican restaurant opened Wednesday in what used to be the Donut Master shop near the Safeway gas station in Oak Harbor. Taqueria El… Continue reading

Leap into your dancing shoes

A fundraiser to benefit a local and well-known organization will give participants the chance to dance for a good cause. The first Good Cheer Winter… Continue reading

Seattle garden show blooms with bucks for Whidbey artisans

Seattle garden show blooms with bucks for Whidbey artisans

Bob Bowling hopes to earn half of his annual income in the next five days. Likewise, Linda Lee Nicol. Both Whidbey residents are among the… Continue reading

Seattle garden show blooms with bucks for Whidbey artisans
Photo submitted                                Nicole Luce holds her plaque.

Luce named Coastal Volunteer of the Year

By Scott Chase Special to the Record In a marine-based environmental organization like Sound Water Stewards, it is important to have strong leaders who can… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2020
Photo submitted                                Nicole Luce holds her plaque.

Freeland Library invites adults for gaming fun

The Freeland Library will be hosting its inaugural Adult Game Night 7-9 p.m. this upcoming Wednesday, Feb. 26. The event is a first for the… Continue reading

Performers needed for fifth annual Langley Street Dance

Submissions to perform at this summer’s Langley Street Dance are currently being accepted. Music groups have until March 20 to apply to perform during the… Continue reading

Photos by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Volunteer Claire Commons helps junior Katherine Zundel make a credit payment.

Budget crunch: Students learn valuable life lessons during financial fair

South Whidbey teenagers got a taste of reality last Wednesday. As part of the high school’s efforts to increase financial literacy, students in grades nine… Continue reading

Photos by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Volunteer Claire Commons helps junior Katherine Zundel make a credit payment.
Record number seek roles in Shakespeare fest

Record number seek roles in Shakespeare fest

Three plays, 46 performances and 147 days until opening night. And 218 actors vying for 20 positions. Such are the early season statistics for the… Continue reading

Record number seek roles in Shakespeare fest
Mussel farm forced to end Quilcene operation

Mussel farm forced to end Quilcene operation

After nearly 25 years of farming in Quilcene Bay, Penn Cove Shellfish is moving its farming operation out of the Jefferson County waters. The mussel… Continue reading

Mussel farm forced to end Quilcene operation
Valentine’s possibilities

Valentine’s possibilities

Lovers, rejoice. The island offers a myriad of activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day, some extending beyond Feb. 14. Country Cottages of Langley allows for… Continue reading

Valentine’s possibilities
Whidbey couple wins $50,000 in state lottery

Whidbey couple wins $50,000 in state lottery

So many things could have gone differently the day Betsy and Amir Shirazi won the lottery. Coming back home on the evening of Jan. 19,… Continue reading

Whidbey couple wins $50,000 in state lottery
Exhibits, parade mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Exhibits, parade mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Before the 19th Amendment was finally ratified in 1920, women across America struggled for decades in a multitude of ways — publicly and privately, quietly… Continue reading

Exhibits, parade mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage
Crockett Lake Preserve takes wing in winter

Crockett Lake Preserve takes wing in winter

By Ron Newberry Special to the Record Short-eared owls are unlike most owls. They flutter through the air like a giant moth, dipping and rising… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020
Crockett Lake Preserve takes wing in winter
Music brings ‘Jungle Book’ to life

Music brings ‘Jungle Book’ to life

For Whidbey Children’s Theatre’s current season, the goal has been to give the spotlight to “the little guy.” Such is the case in “The Jungle… Continue reading

Music brings ‘Jungle Book’ to life
Fun & Wargames

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

Fun & Wargames