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Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey Island meadery off to a sweet start

Jeremy Kyncl and Michelle Scandalis of Hierophant Meadery in Freeland brew their mead with local honey.

 

Annabelle Richardson pours a latte at Langley Kitchen. (Kira Erickson / Whidbey News-Times)

New cafe on Whidbey Island is adapted to the COVID era

Langley Kitchen has a long list of to-go options, a pickup window and an outdoor patio.

 

Denise Perkins makes coasters out of Scrabble letters, as well as beeswax candles and crystal sun catchers. (Farage Photography)

New Clinton store serves as a collective for island’s creatives

The Whidbey Artists Collective showcases artists and artisans’ wares from all over the island.

 

Allen Fletcher (Contributed photo) DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN

An enduring mystery on Whidbey: A skipper missing 7 years

Allen Fletcher, then 30, disappeared in Langley after the boat he captained pulled into the harbor there.

Allen Fletcher (Contributed photo) DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN
Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Tooth Fairy meets Santa Claus in Langley author’s children’s book

A retired school teacher, Barb DeMartino published “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” just in time for Christmas.

Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Misfit Island Cider Co.'s Sunny Days, Mahalo and Cider Hoppins dry ciders are available in bottles. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Dry British ciders inspire Whidbey deejay to create his own

After deejaying in London, a Langley cider maker is branching out with Misfit Island Cider Co.

Misfit Island Cider Co.'s Sunny Days, Mahalo and Cider Hoppins dry ciders are available in bottles. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)
14 residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency on Whidbey. (Regency on Whidbey)

Virus outbreak reported at Whidbey long-term care facility

Eighteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency in Oak Harbor.

14 residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency on Whidbey. (Regency on Whidbey)
Xiaomei, a recovered mother goat, is now in good health after a bad bout of mastitis earlier this year. (Kira Erickson / Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

With snacks, cuddles, massages and Chinese medicine, she nurtured the animals back to health.

Xiaomei, a recovered mother goat, is now in good health after a bad bout of mastitis earlier this year. (Kira Erickson / Whidbey News-Times)
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Langley man builds automatic candy dispenser for Halloween

People are still finding ways to partake in the holiday’s celebrations in a safe manner.

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Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul
Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul

Whidbey school fundraisers say they were stiffed on proceeds

The foundation says it raised $7,000 but hasn’t received the money from Brown Paper Tickets.

Group wants BLM banner removed from South Whidbey High School

One resident was disturbed by the banner, referring to riots, injuries, property damage and homicides.

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Conditions which must be met for a combination of in-person education and distance learning.

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Langley to require face masks downtown

It’s a matter of making others feel more comfortable.

Botanical jewelry workshop on Whidbey Island set for April 10

Botanical jewelry workshop on Whidbey Island set for April 10

Carrie Monforte of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Department will lead the $45 class.

Botanical jewelry workshop on Whidbey Island set for April 10
Whidbey kids sew pouches for orphaned baby animals in Australia

Whidbey kids sew pouches for orphaned baby animals in Australia

The pouches are sewn inside-out, so the softest part of the fabric touches the baby animal.

Whidbey kids sew pouches for orphaned baby animals in Australia
Whidbey’s Penn Cove Gallery celebrates 25 years of co-op art

Whidbey’s Penn Cove Gallery celebrates 25 years of co-op art

The cooperatively owned gallery in Coupeville has been a hub for Whidbey Island artists since 1994.

Whidbey’s Penn Cove Gallery celebrates 25 years of co-op art
New alternative high school on Whidbey inspired by Waldorf

New alternative high school on Whidbey inspired by Waldorf

This time next year, Woodhaven High School may officially open its doors as an accredited school.

New alternative high school on Whidbey inspired by Waldorf
Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. One month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash.                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. A month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Teenager commended for response to South Whidbey plane crash

Arianna Marshall, 17, had just taken her first lesson on Oct. 11 when she witnessed a plane crash.

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. One month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash.                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. A month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)