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Summer FunFest was a hit!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer FunFest was a hit!

The South Whidbey Commons’ first Summer FunFest was a smashing success thanks to perfect weather, enthusiastic attendees, fun activities, and delicious food. Members of the community enjoyed painting mugs and bowls for later use in the Coffeehouse Bookstore, blowing bubbles, creating chalk art on the sidewalk, playing with Legos®, collaborating on interactive community poetry, creating “There’s no place like South Whidbey” masterpieces, and dressing up for photos. Photographers took pictures for the “Capture the Face of South Whidbey photo contest, artists captured it all in watercolors, and people of all ages enjoyed (and hula hooped to)...

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It’s AmeriCorps week

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s AmeriCorps week

The South Whidbey Commons Coffeehouse Bookstore would grind to a halt without the help of our two full-time AmeriCorps members Darcie Noonan (right) and Tracie Fowler (left). They provide leadership, train volunteers and keep the coffeehouse running smoothly. Here are some reflections on the time they’ve spent at the South Whidbey Commons: Darcy’s reflections I get asked often, “Why do you serve in the AmeriCorps?” as if being a member was a conscious choice and to some extent it is: I applied to the program and meet all the required terms of service. Personally, however, it just seems as if it was something that fit, something that met what I was...

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Using local ingredients when available

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Featured Articles, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Using local ingredients when available

We obtain many of the foods and beverages that you enjoy at the Coffeehouse Bookstore from local sources, including: Aromatic coffee from Mukilteo Coffee Roasters, which is located outside Langley. Delicious cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, bagels, and muffins that are prepared by Essential Baking Company. Made fresh daily. We are also offering yogurt parfaits, homemade soups, egg sandwiches, and paninis sandwiches and other snacks. The South Whidbey Commons is all about community, and we appreciate the fact that our community produces so many delicious things!

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A volunteer round-up

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A volunteer round-up

Every quarter, the volunteers and staff of the Coffeehouse Bookstore get together and catch up on the latest. At this meeting, they played team-building games, ate “walking tacos,” and watched this video about volunteering created by AmeriCorps member Darcy Noonan:  

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Spring Persists

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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