Conductors descend on South Whidbey to refine technique

When orchestra conductor Cathy Humphers Smith felt she needed more podium time in front of other seasoned conductors to brush up on her skills, she… Continue reading

South Whidbey son ties the knot

Chandler Thompson, a 2009 graduate of South Whidbey High School, married Michelle Doyle on June 30 at Hovander Homestead in Ferndale. The ceremony was attended… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

Former Langley ethics board member receives recognition from city

Sharon Betcher received a Mayor’s Excellence Award pin at a Langley City Council meeting on July 17. Betcher was recognized for her contribution to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

New Langley resident installs mural as gift to city

Ever since Jeanne Strong purchased a home in downtown Langley this past fall, she knew she had to do something with an awkward blank wall… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Fair, parade still a small town community affair

The small town vibes at the Whidbey Island Fair has drawn Ted Webber and Courtney Flora, and their family, back to the Island County Fairgrounds… Continue reading

Volunteering at 100; Freeland man spends twilight years helping others

After a lifetime of hard work, many spend their twilight years taking it easy. Freeland resident Wren Maclean is not one of those people. Maclean… Continue reading

NEW ARRIVAL | Jackson L. Marcelynas

Jackson L. Marcelynas was born on July 10 to Brianne Marcelynas of Clinton. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces.… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

MATRIMONY | South Whidbey son marries in Langley

Stuart Hambley and Cori Smith were married on Saturday, June 24 at Fireseed in Langley. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Mary Boyd. Hambley, a… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Recent SWHS grad receives scholarship from university

Kyle Edward Kaltenbach, a 2017 graduate of South Whidbey High School, recently received a $1,500 Leadership Advantage Annual Scholarship from Western Washington University for the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Eight students from South Whidbey receive honors

Eight Washington State University undergraduates from South Whidbey were named to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester. To qualify, a student must… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Whidbey gulls flock during crab season

The minute crabbing season opens, I begin to notice our gulls. My husband and I spend more time at the beach untangling the crab pot… Continue reading

KUDOS | Five South Whidbey Center students receive awards at honors reception

Five South Whidbey residents were honored at Skagit Valley College’s Whidbey Island Campus Honors Reception at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge in June. Evan Merculief… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, July 13, 1967 and Tuesday, July 28, 1992

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, July 13,… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

NEW ARRIVAL | Walynn Belle Mathis

Walynn Belle Mathis was born on Friday, June 2 at Providence Pavillion for Women in Everett to parents Andrew Mathis and Shannon (Brown) Mathis of… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Ten South Whidbey students receive honors

Ten University of Washington students from South Whidbey were named to the Dean’s List for the 2016-2017 winter quarter. To qualify, a student must have… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Concerts in the Park series returns to Langley

Mark Kunz of Puget Sound area-based band Moonlight Swing Orchestra says the group does whatever it takes to get people off their feet and dance.… Continue reading

Lavender on schedule for Blooming Season Concerts in Coupeville

As Sarah Richards looked over her fields, just some of her estimated 15,000 lavender plants were starting to bloom in early July. “We’re way behind… Continue reading

NEW ARRIVAL | Conor Alan Iblings

Conor Alan Iblings was born on June 13 to parents Brian Iblings and Megan Kelly of Langley. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017

Training South Whidbey’s next generation of young actors, producers

For those at Whidbey Children’s Theater, it’s never too early for kids to explore the intricacies of theater. So when a group of screenwriters huddled… Continue reading

Eagle scout reclaims part of Putney Woods

Matthew Kinney, an Eagle Scout, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project while also improving a picnic area of Putney Woods. Kinney, a Mukilteo resident, found… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017