Life

Freeland resident, FEMA contractor wins Mr. South Whidbey 2017

Freeland resident Daniel Goldsmith was crowned this year’s Mr. South Whidbey on Saturday night at Freeland Hall. Six candidates competed in the 12th annual fundraiser… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Over 10 graduate from Skagit Valley College

Over 10 South Whidbey and Greenbank residents graduated from Skagit Valley College in June. Students who graduated with honors had a grade point average of… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Clinton resident receives volunteer of the year award from progressive association

Clinton resident Elisa Miller received the volunteer of the year award for from the Clinton Progressive Association in September for her many years of service.… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Clinton bread maker rises to plan public classes

There aren’t too many things Clinton resident Jim Hicken enjoys more than pulling an aromatic loaf of bread out of the oven. To ensure a… Continue reading

High school junior appointed to South Whidbey School Board as representative

South Whidbey High School junior Erin Brewer was sworn into her position as student representative for the South Whidbey School Board on Wednesday night. “I’m… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

Festival celebrates Whidbey’s little ones

For kids, Community Park was the place to be on Saturday. The park was bouncing with a sensory overload of games, activities, sounds and sights… Continue reading

Hot composting gathers steam on South Whidbey

Those who compost are well aware that it’s a lengthy process to produce the goods. It typically takes about a year before one has something… Continue reading

Gypsy jazz takes over the Village by the Sea

A stroll through downtown Langley this weekend could be a sensory overload. People with guitars strapped to their backs, a few with European accents, have… Continue reading

HISTORY CORNER | Sept. 28, 1967 and Sept. 22, 1992

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 28,… Continue reading

NEW ARRIVAL | Jasmyn Jean Lynn Anderson

Jasmyn Jean Lynn Anderson was born on Sept. 14 to parents Joseph Anderson and Holly Niethamer of Langley. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2017

Twelve awarded AAUW monies

Twelve young women on Whidbey Island were recently awarded $900 scholarships from the Whidbey Island Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW). The 12… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2017

WHIDBEY BIRDING | Harvey the hawk is one luck bird

Have you watched the YouTube videos of “Harvey,” the Cooper’s hawk that survived Hurricane Harvey? It’s a heartwarming story, beginning with a taxicab driver filming… Continue reading

Ten South Whidbey students make honor roll at Skagit Valley College

Ten South Whidbey students were named to Skagit Valley College’s academic honor roll for spring quarter 2017. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Langley residents honored for sending aid to hurricane survivors

Three Langley residents who sent aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey were recognized formally by Langley City Hall on Monday night. Barry and Lilly… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Whidbey magician pulls life lessons out of the hat

When school lets out on Wednesday afternoons this fall, some South Whidbey students will swap their pencils and textbooks for wands and magic props. If… Continue reading

Outcast Theater play addresses gender identity in kids

When director Ned Farley first read the script for “A Kid Like Jake,” a play revolving around a preschooler with gender identity issues, he knew… Continue reading

Master drummer from Whidbey accepted to state roster

Saeed Abbas, a Whidbey Island resident and master drummer originally from Ghana, was recently accepted to the Washington State Arts Commission’s Teaching Artist Roster for… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2017

Country club’s tournament winners crowned

Five people were crowned as champions of Useless Bay Golf and Country Club’s tournaments for 2017. The winners include Diane Anderson (women’s association champion), Nancy… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Eva Mae Kathan

Eva Mae Kathan was born on Aug. 16 to parents Becky and Dallas Kathan of Bayview. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18.5… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | Sept. 14, 1967 and Sept. 15 1992.

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 14,… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017