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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

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