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Picker John Norris shows off circa 1600s cannon discovered in abandoned storage locker. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Picker finds 17th century cannon in storage unit

One type of weapon a customer might not expect to find when browsing at the Whidbey Arms gun shop in Langley is an ancient cast-bronze… Continue reading

Picker John Norris shows off circa 1600s cannon discovered in abandoned storage locker. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s September art events

The gypsy jazz musical tradition continues with DJANGOFEST NW 2019 on Sept. 18-22. Produced by WICA, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Purchase tickets online or see… Continue reading

Tall ship Lady Washington sails into Langley Sept. 19

Lady Washington, the “official tall ship of Washington state,” will visit Langley Sept. 19-22 and offer vessel tours and sailings at the marina. Launched in… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Clinton resident finds injured eaglet in yard

Vet responds to many calls of raptors in crisis each year, but the cases don’t always end happily

Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village

Viva Las Langley. The nine-foot neon motel sign near the entrance to Langley is a retro atomic boomerang in blue and green lights with a… Continue reading

Candidate night set for Mr. South Whidbey Pageant

For 14 years now, the Mr. South Whidbey Pageant has drawn contestants with big hearts and even bigger personalities to compete for the title —… Continue reading

New life for old farm: Dahlias in bloom around historic home restored by descendant

Tamara Knapp walks like a woman with purpose, and rightfully so. For three years, she worked nonstop restoring her family’s 1907 Anderson farmhouse in Langley,… Continue reading

Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event

Sale and exhibition Aug. 24-25 at the Coupeville Rec Hall

Hope dwindles as resident orcas disappear

Many were watching last summer when resident killer whale Tahlequah, also known as J35, carried her dead calf across the water for 1,000 miles and… Continue reading

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a statewide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently presented… Continue reading

Horseback riding as therapy: New horses at HOPE foundation

By Wendy Leigh wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com When the horse-wrangling ladies of HOPE in South Whidbey spring into action, they mean business — especially when their “business” is… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Music festivals of various genres will be jamming around island this weekend

South Whidbey will be center stage for three music festivals next weekend — Whidbey Island Music Festival, Freeland’s Bluesberry Festival and Whidbey Island Guitar Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

Foxtail Farms brings sun to Whidbey

When Stephen Williams first stepped foot on Whidbey Island a few years ago, he had no idea that he and his wife Amy would soon… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

‘House of music:’ Langley bed and breakfast home to unexpected concerts

By WENDY LEIGH wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com Anyone who thinks they can keep up with the dynamo classical pianist of Crawford House and Island Consort better hang on… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Four talented musicians bring chamber music to Langley stage

By WENDY LEIGH wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com When The Beatles first landed on American soil in what was dubbed the “British Invasion,” the world of music was forever… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Cloudstone Sculpture Park Gallery to open Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

Cloudstone Sculpture Park & Gallery will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. They are located on… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

A touch of Maine lands at Freeland lobster shack

Artist and entrepreneur John Norris knows a thing or two about Maine lobster – and he’s shelling out that wisdom every day at his brand… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

SUVA can set sail with more passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined Coupeville’s resident schooner is in shipshape and Bristol fashion, enough so that it’s allowing approximately 20 more passengers at… Continue reading

Whidbey-born director returns to debut film

As film screenwriter and director Ben Medina set out to bring his dream of making a movie to life, he knew he’d return to where… Continue reading

Concerts in the park continue

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District continues its free Concerts in the Park program with a new band at the baseball field stage. JM and… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019