Kyle Jensen

Oak Harbor performer juggles two productions at once

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere

 

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Francisco stitches a piece of fabric using her sewing machine.

Langley seamstress discovers passion in creating era designs

From a well-lit corner room in her Langley home, Patricia Francisco can often be found working magic on a sewing machine. But her work space… Continue reading

 

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Clinton resident Steve Burr works with trainer Lauren Coleman on the punch mitts.

Going toe-to-toe with Parkinson’s Disease

In 2015, Clinton resident Steve Burr tuned in to the CBS program “Sunday Morning” and saw a segment on the benefits of boxing exercises for… Continue reading

 

Record file — Freeland entrepreneurs Jill and Steve Rosen recently purchased Whidbey Island Ice Cream. The Rosens also own Freeland eateries Rocket Taco and Freeland Freeze.

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co. has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen, who own several business in Freeland and the Seattle area, scooped up the… Continue reading

Record file — Freeland entrepreneurs Jill and Steve Rosen recently purchased Whidbey Island Ice Cream. The Rosens also own Freeland eateries Rocket Taco and Freeland Freeze.
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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.

Monitoring the Smith, Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve

In Puget Sound a few miles west of Oak Harbor are two islands and an aquatic reserve that need special permission to visit. The Citizen… Continue reading

Organic Farm School excels in new digs

The Organic Farm School survived its first year at its new Maxwelton Valley campus, meeting its financial and program goals, say institution leaders. Moving to… Continue reading

Ping-Pong Tuesdays attracting players from across island

Every Tuesday night, the frequent pinging sound of bouncing plastic balls and excited shouts overtake Bayview Hall in Freeland. The happenings inside isn’t a party.… Continue reading

Late-season crabbing underway

Fishery managers from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved late-season crabbing in several marine areas in Puget Sound, including Whidbey Island. The season opened… Continue reading

County app gauging trail usage

When the county last updated its non-motorized trail plan in 2006, transportation planners had to sift through stacks of public surveys to find out which… Continue reading

Whidbey may not be aging quite as quickly as once thought

Whidbey Island’s demographic is aging, right? Maybe not as quickly as once thought. WhidbeyHealth in Coupeville and Greenbank Birth Center are reporting a “modest” but… Continue reading

Preparing to fly high for Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Annual Camp Casey event features games and contests

Paddleboarding: a stand-up way to see Whidbey’s waters

Whidbey Island resident Jake Stewart used to drop and collect his crab pots from a boat. Looking for a way to collect his pots with… Continue reading

Maintaining traditions is key to bait company’s success

For Possession Point Bait Co., the key to success isn’t constant evolution to stay ahead of the curve. Its success lies in doing things as… Continue reading

After Oak Harbor festival, it’s off to Ireland for Whidbey’s Hot Club of Troy

Greenbank bassist returns to her roots to play gypsy jazz

Viewed through cereal boxes or approved glasses, eclipse was a ‘wonderful sight to see’

Around 100 people lined up on Cascade Avenue in Langley Monday morning for the partial solar eclipse, peering through everything from cereal boxes to welding… Continue reading

Whidbey struggles with confronting opioid use

President Donald Trump announced this month the country’s opioid problem is now a “national emergency.” The unofficial declaration was the latest salvo in America’s ongoing… Continue reading

Pinks are here, Bush Point remains a popular spot

Fifteen or 20 years ago, anglers were able to reel in salmon by the minute at Bush Point and other waters surrounding Whidbey Island. Although… Continue reading

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, a longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30. The business had struggled for years, so the… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey: Learning Whidbey through a camera lens

When it comes to owning a photography business, success can come with simply saying “yes” to the varied photography demands of clients, no matter the… Continue reading