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Whidbey Island Indivisible group joins banner march protesting immigration policy

Whidbey Island lies off the main drag stretching from the Canadian border to the Mexican border, but it became an integral part of an impassioned… Continue reading

Shaquille Walker, youth advocate at Ryan’s House for Youth, helps clean the kitchen at the drop-in center.

Ryan’s House celebrates 10 years of helping youth

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Shaquille Walker, youth advocate at Ryan’s House for Youth, helps clean the kitchen at the drop-in center.

Bug guy gives bird talk

An insect ecologist will be discussing an order of birds that was once accused of stealing milk from goats. Coupeville resident Joseph Sheldon, who has… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019
Fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence spreads out a selection of her 131 katazome textile art portraits of the women currently serving the 116th U.S. Congress

Textile artist celebrates 131 women of Congress

South Whidbey fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence can think of 131 things to celebrate in 2019, and they happen to be the brave and powerful women… Continue reading

Fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence spreads out a selection of her 131 katazome textile art portraits of the women currently serving the 116th U.S. Congress
Hometown heroes Cliff and Donna Slade (left) with Coyla Shepard, founder of Tiny Houses in the Name of Christ. (Photo by Judy Thorslund)

Cliff and Donna Slade: We are all Members | Hometown Hero

“Oh yes, brothers and sisters, we are all members one of another. The difference, beloved, ain’t in who is and who’s not, but in who… Continue reading

Hometown heroes Cliff and Donna Slade (left) with Coyla Shepard, founder of Tiny Houses in the Name of Christ. (Photo by Judy Thorslund)
Kayakers glide from Langley Harbor on bioluminescent adventure in Saratoga Passage. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey waters glow with bioluminescence

Bioluminescence is not a word tossed about in everyday conversation among Pacific Northwesterners, but that doesn’t mean it’s absent in the waters surrounding places like… Continue reading

Kayakers glide from Langley Harbor on bioluminescent adventure in Saratoga Passage. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
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