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Spa wins $45,000 PSE makeover, spot on Evening Magazine

A Coupeville spa won a contest for a small-business energy efficiency and cosmetic makeover.

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The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Winging it

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get you to crack a smile.

The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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With most traffic laws, the police can exercise discretion

Road Rules column shares some driving insight.

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Santa takes off early from Anderson Farm and Gardens in Langley.

Lighted holiday displays making island magical

There are plenty of light displays all over Whidbey this holiday season.

Photo by Deb Suggs
Santa takes off early from Anderson Farm and Gardens in Langley.
Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Writing Tooth and Claus

Retired school teacher pens new book about unlikely pairing.

Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Hoppin’ around the Christmas tree

Floral designer brings Langley’s well-known critter to life

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Whidbey markets offer unique holiday gift items

Looking for a gift? Whidbey’s holiday markets have plenty of ideas all month.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Festival of Trees goes online

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s biggest fundraiser is online this week.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Christopher Powell pours a glass of fresh hop cider. Misfit Island Cider Company, located near Langley, is hoping to open a tasting room this winter.

Inspired by drier British ciders, Whidbey deejay creates his own

After deejaying in London, one South Whidbey cider maker is branching out.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Christopher Powell pours a glass of fresh hop cider. Misfit Island Cider Company, located near Langley, is hoping to open a tasting room this winter.

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Making the most of the short end of the drumstick

So here we are, having given thanks for all our blessings on Thanksgiving 2020. But wasn’t the main thing we’re thankful for simply that 2020… Continue reading

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Theatre brings Nutcracker to drive-in, living rooms

A popular wintertime performance will be offered virtually this year.

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Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey’s Georgia Gerber creates iconic shapes in bronze

She turns abstract forms into some of the region’s most beloved public art, including the Pike Place Market pig.

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

Home for the kids: Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

A South Whidbey woman nursed two goats back to health with the help of Chinese medicine.

Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.
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Santa Claus set to make rounds on Central Whidbey

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue’s longstanding Christmastime tradition is coming back soon. The department’s Santa Mobile will begin neighborhood tours beginning Dec. 7. The… Continue reading

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Regenerative agriculture: A new, healthier way to farm

By Ron Newberry for the South Whidbey Record Cory Fakkema gets up early most mornings to herd his 100 prized Wagyu (also known as Kobe)… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020
Photo by Ron Newberry
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South Whidbey farmer has small plants for future

Full Cycle Farm will be giving away 100 saplings — free of charge — starting on Black Friday.

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Navy aircrewman Mackenzie Ball is writing and collecting letters to send to residents at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care like Dottie Luce, many of whom have not had visitors for months.

Navy woman arranging letters to send to seniors increasingly isolated by pandemic

While visiting a fundraiser at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care, Mackenzie Ball learned that some seniors had not received visitors since February. She said… Continue reading

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Navy aircrewman Mackenzie Ball is writing and collecting letters to send to residents at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care like Dottie Luce, many of whom have not had visitors for months.
Artist Louie Rochon demonstrates the process of how he paints at his Clinton studio on Thursday. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

South Whidbey artist is painting the blues away

All proceeds from a raffle for a local artist Louie Rochon’s painting will benefit a food bank.

Artist Louie Rochon demonstrates the process of how he paints at his Clinton studio on Thursday. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times
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Growler squadron, Whidbey business owner partner to light up hangar

The “Gauntlets” of VAQ-136 hung a large sign to mark the Growler squadron’s 50th anniversary.

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