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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

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

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

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

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                                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

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                                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

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                                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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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                                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
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                                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 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

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

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