Life

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                                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

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                                Volunteer Claire Commons helps junior Katherine Zundel make a credit payment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                Kara Pelzel, 3, and Ethan Boswell, 4, toil away in the kitchen space at Oak Harbor Playtown.

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