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Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Life at the Ken’s Korner shopping plaza in Clinton has come to a crawl for Raja, a 9-year-old tortoise. There are less feet on the… Continue reading

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business
Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing

Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing

During times of social distancing and school closures, a primarily outdoor school has had to shift some of its interaction online for students, a first… Continue reading

Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing
Custodians vs coronavirus

Custodians vs coronavirus

When Oak Harbor High School closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, custodians were faced with the momentous task of sanitizing every nook and cranny of… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020
Custodians vs coronavirus
Residents craft face masks in response to shortage

Residents craft face masks in response to shortage

Sometimes problems require creative solutions. In the midst of a shortage of masks, people across Whidbey are working hard to provide replacements for health care… Continue reading

Residents craft face masks in response to shortage
Photo by Georgia Edwards                                David Welton has been building a 1/6 scale model of a 1916 Bristol M-1C, a British WW1 fighter named “Red Devil.” With more time spent at home recently, he estimates the project will be finished within the next few weeks. For story, see page A2.

He’s a model for using quarantine time constructively

With recent orders from the governor to stay home, several Whidbey residents have leapt at the opportunity to finish long-term projects started months ago. David… Continue reading

Photo by Georgia Edwards                                David Welton has been building a 1/6 scale model of a 1916 Bristol M-1C, a British WW1 fighter named “Red Devil.” With more time spent at home recently, he estimates the project will be finished within the next few weeks. For story, see page A2.
Rare visitor appears at Crockett Lake Preserve

Rare visitor appears at Crockett Lake Preserve

Jann Ledbetter is accustomed to seeing raptors perched on the weathered posts just off the highway near Crockett Lake Preserve. One caught her attention earlier… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2020
Rare visitor appears at Crockett Lake Preserve
Photo by Brandon Taylor/Whidbey News Group                                Daniel Tarango makes a pulled rib sandwich in the BBQ Joint on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor.

Your social distancing survival guide

Athough dine-in service is not allowed and social distancing is the order of the day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the following Whidbey Island businesses… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020
Photo by Brandon Taylor/Whidbey News Group                                Daniel Tarango makes a pulled rib sandwich in the BBQ Joint on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor.
Photo by Brandon Taylor/Whidbey News-Times John Del Prete’s fourth-grade class finally sees their published book, “Invisible Pollution in the Salish Sea,” since beginning the project in September.

4th grade students publish book on Salish Sea

John Del Prete’s fourth-grade class crowded around two cardboard boxes stacked on a small cluster of desks near the whiteboard. The students were electric in… Continue reading

Photo by Brandon Taylor/Whidbey News-Times John Del Prete’s fourth-grade class finally sees their published book, “Invisible Pollution in the Salish Sea,” since beginning the project in September.

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Love in the time of coronavirus

Last weekend, as I have for the past three years, I volunteered at Musselfest in Coupeville, selling grilled hot dogs to raise money for the… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Plenty to eat and drink for St. Patrick’s Day

Although many public events have been cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, those looking to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day are in luck. As… Continue reading

Some South Whidbey events are still planned during next week

Due to growing concerns related to the coronavirus, most of the calendar events submitted to the South Whidbey Record have been canceled. Here are a… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
‘The food abides’ at new Bayview restaurant

‘The food abides’ at new Bayview restaurant

Frequenters of the Goose Community Grocer may have noticed a recent change in signs, as a new restaurant moved into the adjacent space previously occupied… Continue reading

‘The food abides’ at new Bayview restaurant
Creative workshop offers jewelry with hints of spring

Creative workshop offers jewelry with hints of spring

Nature lovers will have a chance to create their very own jewelry from their favorite plants this spring. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation will hold… Continue reading

Creative workshop offers jewelry with hints of spring
Coming clean about goats

Coming clean about goats

For Molly Jacobson, the creation of her Clinton soap business has involved all kinds of kids. There are the goat kids that often enliven her… Continue reading

Coming clean about goats
Photo provided                                The South Whidbey Jazz Band at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Feb. 29.

South Whidbey Jazz Band wins top honors

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Band had the privilege of winning top honors recently. At a music festival at the University of Idaho over… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020
Photo provided                                The South Whidbey Jazz Band at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Feb. 29.
Musselfest is coming to town

Musselfest is coming to town

Whidbey’s biggest party celebrating all things mussel is back and bigger than ever before for its 34th year. Rain or shine, the fun will happen… Continue reading

Musselfest is coming to town
Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it

Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it

You’ll be lucky, you’ll be cursed. Your crops will wilt, your sheep will nod off — permanently. And your local whale pod may be awash… Continue reading

Putting a Leap Year Day ring on it
Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

Springtime kicks off the season to get outdoors and give nature a helping hand at some really cool Whidbey Camano Land Trust protected properties. This… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020
Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

Family-run Mexican restaurant opens in Oak Harbor

A new Mexican restaurant opened Wednesday in what used to be the Donut Master shop near the Safeway gas station in Oak Harbor. Taqueria El… Continue reading

Leap into your dancing shoes

A fundraiser to benefit a local and well-known organization will give participants the chance to dance for a good cause. The first Good Cheer Winter… Continue reading