Life

Ring in the New Year where ever you are on the island

With New Year’s Eve approaching, there are several events and celebrations planned for just about everywhere on the island. In Oak Harbor, catch the fireworks… Continue reading

New preserve is born on Whidbey

By RON NEWBERRY Special to the Record As you step from the forested hillside onto the beach, you immediately become aware of how isolated it… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people we see all the time end up living on our Rock. But this… Continue reading

Christmas wishes

Kindergartners in Karyn LeWarne’s class at South Whidbey Elementary School answered these pertinent questions from The South Whidbey Record. 1. What do you want for… Continue reading

Photos by Patricia Guthrie
                                Whidbey WaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry sorts through her handmade candles.

Whidbey artist creates hand-made beeswax works of art to sell as holiday gifts

Heat, light, combustion. Such are the basic elements of a trendy holiday gift that shows no sign of waning any time soon. Candles — in… Continue reading

Photos by Patricia Guthrie
                                Whidbey WaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry sorts through her handmade candles.
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                                Selfie time: Tuk and Brian Kutz traveled the island with HGTV personality David Bromstad, far right.

Coupeville couple finds ‘lottery dream home’

Brian and Tuk Kutz were accustomed to watching the famous designer David Bromstad help families pick a new home on his HGTV show, but they… Continue reading

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                                Selfie time: Tuk and Brian Kutz traveled the island with HGTV personality David Bromstad, far right.

Abstract art show may be first of its kind on Whidbey

This month, the Front Room Gallery at the Bayview Cash Store features something different — abstract art. The works of four artists are on display… Continue reading

Library staff digs in to solve photo mysteries

Let’s say you find a box of a few hundred old photos in folders called “Unidentified Men,” “Whidbey Babies and Children” and “Unidentified Infants.” You… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Several Santa sightings scheduled for the South End

Kris Kringle will be making his rounds on the South End soon. During the upcoming week, the big red man is expected to make appearances… Continue reading

Clarence the angel, played by Jim Scullin, looks to the heavens for advice on how to help George Bailey (Gabe Harshman, left) and Uncle Billy (James Hinkley) in a scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Photo by Patricia Guthrie

WICA brings holiday classic to stage

By Patricia Guthrie Special to The Record Could there be a more picture-perfect venue to bring to life the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019
Clarence the angel, played by Jim Scullin, looks to the heavens for advice on how to help George Bailey (Gabe Harshman, left) and Uncle Billy (James Hinkley) in a scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Photo by Patricia Guthrie

Astronaut tells students to shoot for the stars

Standing before an audience of South Whidbey High School students, former Navy captain and astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper described the biggest mistake she made while up… Continue reading

Village captures magic of Christmastime

With a click of a button, Tammy Butler’s living room comes bursting to life. Inside the Oak Harbor home is another world that includes a… Continue reading

Giving Tree celebrates 16th year of generosity

Standing before the Giving Tree in the Bayview Cash Store on Dec. 5, participants debated where to put their nonprofit group’s ornaments on the quickly… Continue reading

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                                Captain Whidbey Inn bartender Aaron Bloom mixes a specialty cocktail as part of the Christmas pop-up Miracle. As part of the inn’s holiday-themed events, community members are invited to help decorate the tree in the lobby, a revival of an old tradition.

Christmas spirit flows at historic inn

The Captain Whidbey Inn might be under relatively new ownership, but this time of year it’s all about bringing back longtime traditions. Operations Manager Carey… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                Captain Whidbey Inn bartender Aaron Bloom mixes a specialty cocktail as part of the Christmas pop-up Miracle. As part of the inn’s holiday-themed events, community members are invited to help decorate the tree in the lobby, a revival of an old tradition.

Theatre’s Nutcracker ‘gets better and better’

A lot has changed since the Whidbey Island Dance Theatre first took the stage to perform “The Nutcracker” in 1991. Nearly three decades later, the… Continue reading

Kicking off Christmas

Ava Stamatiou and her goat Freya were the stars of the Homesteaders 4-H Club float at the Holly Jolly Parade on Saturday in Langley. Their… Continue reading

Clinton man turns 100 on same day great-grandson turns 1

Ivan “John” Samuel Bozin smiles as his great-grandson crawls onto his lap during a birthday celebration for both of them Thursday at the Clinton home… Continue reading

New rec center opens for adults of all abilities

When Jeremy Struthers worked for social services on Whidbey Island as a job coach for people with disabilities, he heard many of the families say… Continue reading

Little Red Building gets new life, new location

By Patricia Guthrie Special to The Record The southern edge of Langley has a new look — an empty lot. No longer does the iconic… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019

Goofy ghost hunters ‘scared stiff’ in new series

Whidbey’s long and rich history and abundance of historical structures would make the island a seemingly perfect place to encounter apparitions. An eager albeit not… Continue reading