Life

From regret to redemption in Dickens’ classic Christmas tale

Whidbey Playhouse ‘A Christmas Carol’ a family affair

Saratoga Orchestra offers Peter, a wolf and a ‘petting zoo,’ too

Saratoga Orchestra hosts traditional kid-friendly concert

Potters of Whidbey hosting first holiday sale

‘So many of us between Oak Harbor and Clinton’

Among family treasures is a plate that traveled west by stage coach. A handwritten note taped to the back reads: “Grandpa Angell’s Mother brought this plate across the plains in 1861.”

Reflecting on family’s past a ‘never-ending’ pasttime

Tracing ancestors focus of local genealogy club

Among family treasures is a plate that traveled west by stage coach. A handwritten note taped to the back reads: “Grandpa Angell’s Mother brought this plate across the plains in 1861.”

Island Unseen: Beach combing at Bowman Bay

Making my way over and between barnacled, blunt-edged rocks and boulders along the north shore of Bowman Bay, quiet clickings increase in proportion to my… Continue reading

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 — Francisco stitches a piece of fabric using her sewing machine.

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Thanks, Whidbey, for everything you have, every day

I know it sounds a bit Pollyanna-ish, but living here on the Rock does make me think it’s Thanksgiving every day. How could you not… Continue reading

The Greenbank Trading Post is full of collectibles for all tastes. Anthony Gatto turned the old family barn with items from estate sales over the past two decades. Years ago, his store was one of 13 such stores along Whidbey’s main route but many have closed. His mother, RuthAnne Gatto, also helps out in the store, which got its beginnings as a olace to sell her homemade crafts.

Greenbank Trading Post packed with collectibles

Shop may soon become another relic of yesteryear

The Greenbank Trading Post is full of collectibles for all tastes. Anthony Gatto turned the old family barn with items from estate sales over the past two decades. Years ago, his store was one of 13 such stores along Whidbey’s main route but many have closed. His mother, RuthAnne Gatto, also helps out in the store, which got its beginnings as a olace to sell her homemade crafts.

Coupeville Thanksgiving feast expecting up to 175 guests

Many volunteers will be on hand for the 20th annual Coupeville Community Thanksgiving tomorrow. The annual event is 12-2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Coupeville… 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

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

Conservation district taking bare root plant orders

Through Jan. 31, Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting online orders for an assortment of Western Washington native species plants. Native plants improve water quality,… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Cribbage club steadfastly deals the cards every Thursday night

‘It’s a mental challenge and sometimes a verbal challenge’

New $500 classical music grant announced by Arts Council, Island Consort

High school and college students eligible

  • Nov 10, 2017

Conservation District holding 50th anniversary photo contest

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Whidbey Island Conservation District, and to celebrate, the district has launched its first-ever photo contest. Entries are… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

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

Annual Vets Day program Saturday in Coupeville

The Central Whidbey community will honor veterans Saturday during the annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony. The event, organized by the Central Whidbey Lions Club, will… Continue reading

Rockin’ A Hard Place | Is there anything more useless here than an umbrella?

About this time of year, as the drizzle sets in and the darkness hastens earlier every day, friends who visit the Rock from America sometimes… Continue reading

Providing therapy on all fours in Las Vegas

‘Nitro had a lot of tears on his back’

Soroptimist clubs’ award deadline approaching

Helping low-income women mission of local clubs