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Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

From bluff to bluff: Meadery off to sweet start

Hierophant Meadery in Freeland features local honey in its sweet brews.

Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
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Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andy Morehouse, left, and Nate Bell while filming "The House After Westerly". Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative

Film featuring Whidbey free to view temporarily

“The Hour After Westerly” is free to view online until Jan. 17.

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Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andy Morehouse, left, and Nate Bell while filming "The House After Westerly". Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative
Currently identified as Sandy Point, this name has been given to many places on the shores of Washington State. The most historic one is on Whidbey Island, at the southwestern entrance to Saratoga Passage. It was the site of a centuries old permanent Snohomish Tribal Village and a major Potlatch Center. Its clam beds drew indigenous visitors as far away as the central coast and Snohomish River valley. Captain George Vancouver noted in his journals that Master Joseph Whidbey saw over 200 people at this site when his ship circumnavigated the Island in 1791. Photo provided.

Research project dives into South Whidbey history

A woman is asking for folks to help her with a research project exploring the years 1870-1940.

Currently identified as Sandy Point, this name has been given to many places on the shores of Washington State. The most historic one is on Whidbey Island, at the southwestern entrance to Saratoga Passage. It was the site of a centuries old permanent Snohomish Tribal Village and a major Potlatch Center. Its clam beds drew indigenous visitors as far away as the central coast and Snohomish River valley. Captain George Vancouver noted in his journals that Master Joseph Whidbey saw over 200 people at this site when his ship circumnavigated the Island in 1791. Photo provided.
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WI Drive helping to get the elderly, disabled where they need to go

A Langley woman gives rides to people in need in her new van named “Cookie.”

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Wendy’s manager shares the love one drive-thru customer at a time

April DiDonna tells Oak Harbor Wendy’s customers she cares.

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Goodall arranges some food in the to-go window, where customers pick up their food from outside.

New cafe in town adapted to COVID world

Langley Kitchen has adapted to the times.

Goodall arranges some food in the to-go window, where customers pick up their food from outside.
Artist Wayne Kangas, left, and Langley Arts Fund member Don Wodjenski install the Village by the Sea’s newest public art feature, a weather vane. Photo provided

Flying fish tells the weather

The Langley Arts Fund raised money for a new piece of public art in Clyde Alley.

Artist Wayne Kangas, left, and Langley Arts Fund member Don Wodjenski install the Village by the Sea’s newest public art feature, a weather vane. Photo provided

Langley High School grad ordained as priest in New Zealand

Pixie Paris Rowe, a 1974 graduate of Langley High School and 1978 graduate of Seattle Pacific University, was ordained a priest on Nov. 21 in… Continue reading

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Spa wins $45,000 PSE makeover, spot on Evening Magazine

A Coupeville spa won a contest for a small-business energy efficiency and cosmetic makeover.

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The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Winging it

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get you to crack a smile.

The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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With most traffic laws, the police can exercise discretion

Road Rules column shares some driving insight.

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Santa takes off early from Anderson Farm and Gardens in Langley.

Lighted holiday displays making island magical

There are plenty of light displays all over Whidbey this holiday season.

Photo by Deb Suggs
Santa takes off early from Anderson Farm and Gardens in Langley.
Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Writing Tooth and Claus

Retired school teacher pens new book about unlikely pairing.

Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Hoppin’ around the Christmas tree

Floral designer brings Langley’s well-known critter to life

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Whidbey markets offer unique holiday gift items

Looking for a gift? Whidbey’s holiday markets have plenty of ideas all month.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Festival of Trees goes online

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s biggest fundraiser is online this week.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Christopher Powell pours a glass of fresh hop cider. Misfit Island Cider Company, located near Langley, is hoping to open a tasting room this winter.

Inspired by drier British ciders, Whidbey deejay creates his own

After deejaying in London, one South Whidbey cider maker is branching out.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Christopher Powell pours a glass of fresh hop cider. Misfit Island Cider Company, located near Langley, is hoping to open a tasting room this winter.

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Making the most of the short end of the drumstick

So here we are, having given thanks for all our blessings on Thanksgiving 2020. But wasn’t the main thing we’re thankful for simply that 2020… Continue reading

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Theatre brings Nutcracker to drive-in, living rooms

A popular wintertime performance will be offered virtually this year.

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