Wendy Leigh

Marta Berry, board president at HOPE foundation, shows off Dusty, right, and Ryan, who will potentially become part of the HOPE family with proceeds from the Big Barn Bash fundraiser on Nov. 9. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Auction set for HOPE

HOPE is more than just an acronym at the Big Barn Bash next weekend at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club in Freeland. As it’s… Continue reading

 

Kathy Stallman, co-owner of Mutiny Bay Distillers, gives visitors a tasting of the company’s hand-crafted small-batch whiskeys. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Mutiny Bay Distillery takes part in spirited event

Ever since two pharmacists joined forces over a whiskey still at Mutiny Bay, it’s been a collision of chemistry and creativity on a daily basis.… Continue reading

 

Grape harvest winds down on Whidbey

Like any group of farmers, the vineyard owners on Whidbey Island brace themselves every year for the “watch and wait” drama of predicting the autumn… Continue reading

 

WICA brings ‘SEX’ to stage

In a month when spunky spirits are said to roam the earth, South Whidbey welcomes none other than the notorious Mae West. Reincarnated on stage… Continue reading

Soup’s on for Good Cheer fundraiser

For those who’ve wondered how long it would take to sample all the best autumn soups on South Whidbey, here’s the answer: one night. That’s… Continue reading

Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey

Commercial crabbers aren’t the only ones setting and pulling autumn pots around Whidbey Island this year. That’s because the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

Farm preserves salt-making tradition

“We grow edible flowers, and we harvest salt from the cove.” Kim Gruetter gets right to the point when describing her sea salt enterprise in… Continue reading

Eli Adadow from Ancient Earth School of Natural Building, to teach workshop on building clay ovens at the South Whidbey Harvest Festival Oct. 3 and 4. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record.

Harvest Festival: ‘Fall into Knowledge’

Like most things on Whidbey, the new Whidbey Island Harvest Festival on Oct. 3-6 encompasses way more than a day of frolicking fun. There’s plenty… Continue reading

Eli Adadow from Ancient Earth School of Natural Building, to teach workshop on building clay ovens at the South Whidbey Harvest Festival Oct. 3 and 4. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record.

Whidbey Island Grown Week grows with the flow

If there’s one thing that brings north and south islanders together every year, it’s Whidbey Island Grown Week. From Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct.… Continue reading

Client Jackie Milligan, left, and driver Millie Leengran, right, participate in the Medical Transportation program at Island Senior Resources. Photo courtesy of Island Senior Services

Senior Resources seeking volunteer drivers

Finding a ride to the doctor can be an ordeal for senior citizens or people with disabilities, but Whidbey wheels get turning when a need… Continue reading

Client Jackie Milligan, left, and driver Millie Leengran, right, participate in the Medical Transportation program at Island Senior Resources. Photo courtesy of Island Senior Services