Kyle Jensen

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Island Herb bud tender Christiana Clare discusses the different growers the stores has for sale.

Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

The United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that federal cannabis laws will be more heavily enforced, but local marijuana industry leaders really aren’t too… Continue reading

 

Not your typical house cats

Greenbank resident John Lussmyer’s fridge is stocked with pounds upon pounds of pork, beef and chicken. The food isn’t all for Lussmyer. Much of it… Continue reading

 

Goosefoot’s first grant cycle completed, $88,000 awarded

Ten Whidbey Island nonprofit organizations are the beneficiaries of Goosefoot Community Fund’s first official grant cycle. Goosefoot doled out close to $88,000 in grant monies.… Continue reading

 

Contributed photo — Island Jazz Collective perform at Rustica in Oak Harbor with their full quintet. From left to right: Dale Stirling, Don Wodjenski, Ken Bloomquist, Dr. Bob Wagner and Mark Strohschein.

Jazz collective changes tune, shape as needed

Bands on Whidbey Island have a dilemma when it comes to performing, according to Langley resident Don Wodjenski. There aren’t many venues to play, and… Continue reading

Contributed photo — Island Jazz Collective perform at Rustica in Oak Harbor with their full quintet. From left to right: Dale Stirling, Don Wodjenski, Ken Bloomquist, Dr. Bob Wagner and Mark Strohschein.
The exhibit showcases a range of mediums, including wood carving from Dexter Lewis. Lewis uses a chainsaw for his carving. Photos by Kyle Jensen/Whidbey News Group

Playing pool leads to collaborative art exhibit

‘So many artists hidden away in the woods or studio’

The exhibit showcases a range of mediums, including wood carving from Dexter Lewis. Lewis uses a chainsaw for his carving. Photos by Kyle Jensen/Whidbey News Group
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                                Lt. Mike Hawley is taking over as the commander of the South Whidbey precinct for the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Ex-sheriff takes over as South Whidbey precinct commander

A familiar face from Island County law enforcement is taking over the reins at the South Whidbey precinct. Lt. Mike Hawley, the former sheriff and… Continue reading

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                                Lt. Mike Hawley is taking over as the commander of the South Whidbey precinct for the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
Kyle Jensen / The Record — The leadership at Safe Ride Home is ready to get the wheel rolling again. Left to right: founder Brian Grimm, advisor Jessica Leon and All Island Taxi driver Tony Caldwell.

Safe Ride Home revs up for second run

A sign with the words “please don’t drink and drive” was erected on Highway 525 earlier this month in memory of Tim Keil, the 61-year-old… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — The leadership at Safe Ride Home is ready to get the wheel rolling again. Left to right: founder Brian Grimm, advisor Jessica Leon and All Island Taxi driver Tony Caldwell.

Oak Harbor performer juggles two productions at once

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere

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.
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.
Record file — Freeland entrepreneurs Jill and Steve Rosen recently purchased Whidbey Island Ice Cream. The Rosens also own Freeland eateries Rocket Taco and Freeland Freeze.

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co. has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen, who own several business in Freeland and the Seattle area, scooped up the… Continue reading

Record file — Freeland entrepreneurs Jill and Steve Rosen recently purchased Whidbey Island Ice Cream. The Rosens also own Freeland eateries Rocket Taco and Freeland Freeze.
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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.

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

Organic Farm School excels in new digs

The Organic Farm School survived its first year at its new Maxwelton Valley campus, meeting its financial and program goals, say institution leaders. Moving to… Continue reading

Ping-Pong Tuesdays attracting players from across island

Every Tuesday night, the frequent pinging sound of bouncing plastic balls and excited shouts overtake Bayview Hall in Freeland. The happenings inside isn’t a party.… Continue reading

Late-season crabbing underway

Fishery managers from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved late-season crabbing in several marine areas in Puget Sound, including Whidbey Island. The season opened… Continue reading

County app gauging trail usage

When the county last updated its non-motorized trail plan in 2006, transportation planners had to sift through stacks of public surveys to find out which… Continue reading

Whidbey may not be aging quite as quickly as once thought

Whidbey Island’s demographic is aging, right? Maybe not as quickly as once thought. WhidbeyHealth in Coupeville and Greenbank Birth Center are reporting a “modest” but… Continue reading

Preparing to fly high for Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Annual Camp Casey event features games and contests

Paddleboarding: a stand-up way to see Whidbey’s waters

Whidbey Island resident Jake Stewart used to drop and collect his crab pots from a boat. Looking for a way to collect his pots with… Continue reading