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Coupeville gallery celebrates 25th anniversary

Nestled in the historic downtown waterfront of Coupeville, Penn Cove Gallery has been a hub for Whidbey Island artists since 1994. The cooperatively owned gallery… Continue reading

 

Paying tribute to vets

A number of groups paraded down Pioneer Way Monday in celebration of Veteran’s Day.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019

 

Museum-quality birthday celebration: In honor of Anderson’s 75 years, husband’s donation allows people to visit exhibits for free

Island County Historical Museum visitors this month will be able to tour the Coupeville museum’s exhibits free of charge thanks to Harry Anderson — or,… Continue reading

 

Island woman competes in Norwegian reality show

When Whidbey resident Jennifer Swenson travelled to Scandinavia to compete in a popular Norwegian reality show, she made one thing clear in the first episode… Continue reading

Bless the lucky stars

Heather Palbicki puts in the finishing touches on the trim at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Coupeville last week. She, her 17-year-old son Jacob Palbicki… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Apple treats to fall for

The crisp air and fallen leaves mark the season for warm, comforting foods. Many residents have an abundance of apples in their yards and are… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019
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                                From left, Daughters of Norway Kris Collins, Elizabeth Byszeski and Patricia Waterson prepare lefse.

Nordic Fest set for Nov. 9

For the 20th year, the Daughters of Norway will be celebrating all things Scandinavian on Saturday, Nov. 9. Well, maybe not lutefisk. The Nordic Fest… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019
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                                From left, Daughters of Norway Kris Collins, Elizabeth Byszeski and Patricia Waterson prepare lefse.
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

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
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

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

Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years

What started with seven women who weaved together has, 50 years later, grown into a guild that is 150-plus members strong that promotes friendships, lifelong… Continue reading

For some, haunted houses are nothing to scream about

For many people, Halloween is all about scary ghosts and other creepy, undead things appearing in dark places to scare the bejesus out of folks,… Continue reading

After facing challenges, CO’s wife committed to helping military spouses

Samar Arny carried her infant son while her older child clung to her leg. Both boys ran a high fever, Arny hadn’t had a chance… 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

A Halloween haunting at historic Haller House

The large, vacant 150-year-old building that was once home to Col. Granville and Henrietta Haller, renters and raccoons already look haunted. “It’s so spooky already,… 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

Frightville going out with a scream

Oak Harbor’s notorious haunted barn may be in its last year, and it’s going out with a scream. The 19th annual Frightville is in full… Continue reading

Haunted Fort Casey ready to welcome thrill seekers

Fort Casey evokes images in the mind’s eye of sweeping views of Puget Sound, batteries with deep historical roots and — for this month —… 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

Pumpkins roll and the dead rise for Coupeville’s annual Haunting

Coupeville’s Halloween spirit is in full force, with the annual descending of ghosts, ghouls and scarecrows to the town for a month-long celebration of all… Continue reading