Life

South Whidbey musician returns to her Irish roots, bass in hand

From the 13th to the early 17th centuries, the O’Donnell clan ruled as chieftains over County Donegal in Northwest Ireland. After a member of the… Continue reading

Pinks are here, Bush Point remains a popular spot

Fifteen or 20 years ago, anglers were able to reel in salmon by the minute at Bush Point and other waters surrounding Whidbey Island. Although… Continue reading

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Landscape paintings, oil paintings, artist exhibits

MUSEO will feature works by Meg Holgate and Brian O’Neill during August. Holgate paints fluid, ethereal, semi-abstract “landscape” paintings, while O’Neill creates classic and contemporary… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | August 17, 1967 and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992.

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 17,… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

RELIGION NOTES | Sunday, August 13

Unity examines commitments Unity of Whidbey hosts “To Be, or, Not To Be” talk at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5671 Crawford Road in… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

St. Augustines gives $5,000 to Whidbey charities

St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church recently presented five non-profit organizations with the proceeds from this year’s Trash & Treasure Sale. The groups were Time Together,… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Whidbey’s piano man inherits grand collection

He doesn’t play, but he’d like to sell, sell, sell

Langley resident presents checks to nonprofits

Langley resident Janice O’Mahony is donating $4,200 in total to two non-profit organizations on the South End. O’Mahony is writing checks for the League of… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Nicole Pettitt-Frias

Carmela Nicole Pettitt-Frias was born Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at WhidbeyHealth in Coupeville. She was 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Pettitt-Frias’ parents are Nicolas Pettitt and… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Taekwondo student raises money for Useless Bay families that lost homes in fire

As part of his test to earn a black belt from Armstrong’s Taekwondo, Freeland resident Nicholas Armstrong elected to raise funds for the two Useless… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2017

Whidbey kayak camp is a course in basics and fun

Although he’s paddled in waters around the world from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand, Whidbey Island Kayaking instructor Travis Kulcsar loves returning to Whidbey.… Continue reading

Mount Vernon couple says ‘I do’

Tara Jean Fisher and Joey Lee Shosky joined together in marriage on July 29, 2017, in front of family and friends. The ceremony was held… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Conductors descend on South Whidbey to refine technique

When orchestra conductor Cathy Humphers Smith felt she needed more podium time in front of other seasoned conductors to brush up on her skills, she… Continue reading

South Whidbey son ties the knot

Chandler Thompson, a 2009 graduate of South Whidbey High School, married Michelle Doyle on June 30 at Hovander Homestead in Ferndale. The ceremony was attended… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

Former Langley ethics board member receives recognition from city

Sharon Betcher received a Mayor’s Excellence Award pin at a Langley City Council meeting on July 17. Betcher was recognized for her contribution to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

New Langley resident installs mural as gift to city

Ever since Jeanne Strong purchased a home in downtown Langley this past fall, she knew she had to do something with an awkward blank wall… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Fair, parade still a small town community affair

The small town vibes at the Whidbey Island Fair has drawn Ted Webber and Courtney Flora, and their family, back to the Island County Fairgrounds… Continue reading

Volunteering at 100; Freeland man spends twilight years helping others

After a lifetime of hard work, many spend their twilight years taking it easy. Freeland resident Wren Maclean is not one of those people. Maclean… Continue reading

NEW ARRIVAL | Jackson L. Marcelynas

Jackson L. Marcelynas was born on July 10 to Brianne Marcelynas of Clinton. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces.… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

MATRIMONY | South Whidbey son marries in Langley

Stuart Hambley and Cori Smith were married on Saturday, June 24 at Fireseed in Langley. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Mary Boyd. Hambley, a… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017