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Evan Thompson / Whidbey News Group                                Ann Medlock, a Clinton resident, is the founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shedding light on those who stick their necks out for the common good.

Honoring those for sticking a neck out for common good

Despair. Disgust. Those were just a couple of the feelings Ann Medlock felt while watching and listening to media in the early 1980s. She felt… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / Whidbey News Group                                Ann Medlock, a Clinton resident, is the founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shedding light on those who stick their necks out for the common good.
Evan Thompson / The Record                                Langley residents Jack and Suzanne Healy opened their store, Artisan Crafted, in September. It is located on First Street in Langley.

Unique home decor available at store on First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street in Langley, home decor and accessories are like an extension of one’s personality.… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record                                Langley residents Jack and Suzanne Healy opened their store, Artisan Crafted, in September. It is located on First Street in Langley.
Evan Thompson / The Record Jim “Coach” Leierer’s daughter, Nanette Pierson (left) and community member Jon Chapman (right) stand on South Whidbey High School’s football field next to a picture of the deceased coach. The school board unanimously approved the stadium be renamed after longtime football coach Jim “Coach” Leierer on Wednesday night.

‘Coach’ lives on — School board renaming SW stadium

Even in his 90s, ‘Coach’ Leierer was never far from sidelines, and now stadium will bear his name

Evan Thompson / The Record Jim “Coach” Leierer’s daughter, Nanette Pierson (left) and community member Jon Chapman (right) stand on South Whidbey High School’s football field next to a picture of the deceased coach. The school board unanimously approved the stadium be renamed after longtime football coach Jim “Coach” Leierer on Wednesday night.

Center coordinating housing assistance for those in need

Eyeing a stack of files representing 121 clients, Island County Housing Support Center Housing Navigator Malissa Taylor remembers a lot of stories and many faces.

Bob Richardson and Maureen McDonald say just about anyone can be successful in researching their family history.

Research leads to fascinating look into families

With some hard-nosed research, a healthy dose of persistence and a little bit of luck, just about anyone can discover their genealogical roots. At least that’s what former Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island members Bob Richardson and Maureen MacDonald say.

Bob Richardson and Maureen McDonald say just about anyone can be successful in researching their family history.
Mark Lucero

Innovative program to combine poetry, nature, touchstones to rise above grief

Grief can be a powerful emotion and often detrimental to one’s life journey. It’s also a fundamental part of what it means to be human, said Mark Lucero, a grief specialist and founder of Pathways Counseling in Coupeville.

Mark Lucero
Clinton resident Melissa Ross scans the trees for any sign of the owl that attacked her on Aug. 11 near the entrance of Saratoga Woods. Since the attack she only ventures into the woods with a stick for protection.

A cautionary tale: Woman warns of woods’ safety after owl attack

A South Whidbey woman is now looking up in the trees rather than down at the trail after a frightening encounter with an aggressive owl in Saratoga Woods.

Clinton resident Melissa Ross scans the trees for any sign of the owl that attacked her on Aug. 11 near the entrance of Saratoga Woods. Since the attack she only ventures into the woods with a stick for protection.
Frank Rose

Longtime arts advocate stays active in community | Bridge

As soon as Frank Rose stepped on Whidbey Island in 1985, he’s been all about the arts. A quick walk around Langley can show the fruits of his labor, too.

Frank Rose
Jim Freeman

Crowd-pleasing emcee keeps on entertaining | Bridge

At age 69, Jim Freeman is just hitting his stride. The quirky and ever-enthusiastic South Whidbey resident and well-known master-of-ceremonies has been entertaining crowds for most of his life.

Jim Freeman

Research shows ample supply of sand shrimp

Finding a balance between sand shrimpers and whale watchers will be the million dollar question moving forward for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Whidbey Telecom investing $10 mil in fiber optics

Internet speed could increase by as much as 10 times in the near future, with Whidbey Telecom building an all-fiber optic cable network to be used by businesses, residents and government.

Churches collaborate to make a difference

An environmental advocacy group is transcending barriers of faith by working together toward a unified goal. And they’ve got the senate bill to prove it.

Residents urged to prepare for potentially devastating earthquake on Whidbey fault

Should a powerful earthquake hit the South Whidbey Island Fault, which scientists say is among the most hazardous in Western Washington, one group of Bayview homeowners will be ready.

A mudslide that brought two evergreen trees and debris wrecked the back yard of a Maxwelton Beach home on Jan. 22. Water damage to the yard stemmed from a heavy rainstorm that produced over two inches of rain on Jan. 21-22.

Mudslide leaves mess in Maxwelton yard

A recent mudslide caused havoc in the backyard of a Maxwelton Beach home and widespread flooding throughout the neighborhood.

A mudslide that brought two evergreen trees and debris wrecked the back yard of a Maxwelton Beach home on Jan. 22. Water damage to the yard stemmed from a heavy rainstorm that produced over two inches of rain on Jan. 21-22.