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Kathy Stallman, co-owner of Mutiny Bay Distillers, gives visitors a tasting of the company’s hand-crafted small-batch whiskeys. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record

Mutiny Bay Distillery takes part in spirited event

Ever since two pharmacists joined forces over a whiskey still at Mutiny Bay, it’s been a collision of chemistry and creativity on a daily basis.… Continue reading

Kathy Stallman, co-owner of Mutiny Bay Distillers, gives visitors a tasting of the company’s hand-crafted small-batch whiskeys. Photo by Wendy Leigh / South Whidbey Record
Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years

Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years

What started with seven women who weaved together has, 50 years later, grown into a guild that is 150-plus members strong that promotes friendships, lifelong… Continue reading

Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years
For some, haunted houses are nothing to scream about

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

For some, haunted houses are nothing to scream about
After facing challenges, CO’s wife committed to helping military spouses

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

After facing challenges, CO’s wife committed to helping military spouses
Grape harvest winds down on Whidbey

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

Grape harvest winds down on Whidbey
A Halloween haunting at historic Haller House

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

A Halloween haunting at historic Haller House
WICA brings ‘SEX’ to stage

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

WICA brings ‘SEX’ to stage
Soup’s on for Good Cheer fundraiser

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

Soup’s on for Good Cheer fundraiser
Frightville going out with a scream

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

Frightville going out with a scream
Haunted Fort Casey ready to welcome thrill seekers

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

Haunted Fort Casey ready to welcome thrill seekers
Farm preserves salt-making tradition

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

Farm preserves salt-making tradition
Pumpkins roll and the dead rise for Coupeville’s annual Haunting

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

Pumpkins roll and the dead rise for Coupeville’s annual Haunting
At 72, mechanic still loves getting hands greasy

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

At 72, mechanic still loves getting hands greasy
Art & About | Whidbey Island’s October art events

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s October art events

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

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s October art events
Doors open to faith center, fulfilling a 20-year dream

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

Mission Ministry Faith Center has new buildings and parking lot

Doors open to faith center, fulfilling a 20-year dream
Members of K-9 Korps place at State Fair

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

Members of K-9 Korps place at State Fair
4-H hosting Rally Day

4-H hosting Rally Day

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

4-H hosting Rally Day
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

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

Whidbey Island Grown Week grows with the flow
Skilled sewing to be on display at Senior Bees quilt show

Skilled sewing to be on display at Senior Bees quilt show

Oak Harbor Senior Center artists create quilts for the community

Skilled sewing to be on display at Senior Bees quilt show