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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

 

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

At 72, mechanic still loves getting hands greasy

A retired journalist in Central Whidbey (me) is befuddled when he has no clue how to replace a burned-out turn signal bulb in his eight-year-old… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s October art events

Here’s what’s happening in the Whidbey arts scene

Doors open to faith center, fulfilling a 20-year dream

Mission Ministry Faith Center has new buildings and parking lot

Members of K-9 Korps place at State Fair

At the Washington State 4-H Fair in Puyallup in September, the youth and their furry trainees of K-9 Korps club of Island County 4-H were… Continue reading

4-H hosting Rally Day

Events for Oct. 6 include a chance to pet animals, sign up for club

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

Skilled sewing to be on display at Senior Bees quilt show

Oak Harbor Senior Center artists create quilts for the community

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and filling space until it remains motionless, unable to stretch any further. More of… Continue reading

Come fly a kite: Annual Kite Festival is Sept. 21-22 at Camp Casey

Whidbey Island has a reputation among kite-flyers. The wind presents a real challenge, with gusts from every which way. The grassy fields of Camp Casey… Continue reading

Service dogs compete in ‘Puppy Olympics’

With tails wagging and ears perked, eager canine “athletes” dashed and demonstrated their skills at the Doggie Olympics during the Summit Assistance Dogs’ annual volunteer… Continue reading

Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Washington state is known for its flannel-wearing, IPA-drinking, nature-loving residents, and Whidbey Island happens to be a haven for all of those activities. Freeland resident… Continue reading

From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect

Amalie Provoncha, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? I don’t know. Are you excited? What are you most excited about? Yeah. Playing on… Continue reading

Ryan’s House for Youth celebrating 10 years of service

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Ryan and the giant pumpkin: Coupeville resident grows half-ton gourd

Lying in a Central Whidbey garden, among large green leaves, was what looked like Cinderella’s carriage. But no fairy godmother was around to help this… Continue reading

Bug guy gives bird talk

An insect ecologist will be discussing an order of birds that was once accused of stealing milk from goats. Coupeville resident Joseph Sheldon, who has… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019