County announces new restrictions on plastic recycling

Only plastic bottles, containers marked No. 1 and No. 2 allowed

City revises tourism tax priorities

Emphasis on marketing, extending one-day events

Flowers for Tokitae and her family in peril

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas

Young shark washes up on South Whidbey beach

‘A dead shark is not unusual, just infrequent’

Shoes in shoe box are cause of Freeland bomb scare Wednesday

A “suspicious box” that led to the closure of a section of Main Street and nearby businesses in Freeland Wednesday… Continue reading

Voters approve two tax levy extensions

Overwhelmingly support for WhidbeyHealth EMS and South Whidbey parks

‘Space for everyone’ created inside Langley’s old school

Open house Friday at South Whidbey Community Center

WAIF Wag ‘n’ Walk festival will be fun and games

It’s a day for the dogs — and their owners too. The Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation is hosting their annual Continue reading...

Amelia Earhart seen in South Whidbey woods

‘They’ve been looking on the wrong island all this time.’

Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group
                                John White of Freeland works to paint the “Big Guns” at Fort Casey. It was a good day to paint, with the sunshine and fresh air, he said. The work is being done by volunteers in preparation of the 50th anniversary of the “Big Guns” arrival, which will be held on Aug. 11.

Fort Casey gets ready for anniversary

Celebration in recognition of ‘big guns’ arrival 50 years ago

Pigfest eyes world record

Oak Harbor Pigfest will be cooking at a potentially record-breaking scale this year. Festival founder and local chef Scott Fraser Continue reading...

News

Power outage scheduled for Aug. 20

A planned power outage is scheduled to take place during the overnight hours of Aug. 20 to safely make repairs… Continue reading

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Firefighters in training.

Out-of-district fire volunteer program gains momentum

In response to the growing need for volunteer firefighters and EMTs, South Whidbey Fire/EMS launched a new program last year… Continue reading

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Business

Mother-daughter duo bringing corners of the world to Whidbey

Fiona and Francesca Coenen-Winer sell pieces from near and far

 

 

Sports

Anderson, Merritt win Useless Bay Ladies Invitational / Golf

Dianne Anderson and Cindy Merritt led the field at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club Ladies Invitational Aug. 7… Continue reading

 

Islanders take 2nd in Crossfire tournament / Soccer

The U16 boys South Whidbey Islanders finished second in the Crossfire Select Soccer Tournament July 27-29 in Redmond. The Islanders,… Continue reading

 

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Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

 

Real people. Real stories. The real impact of tobacco

Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Island County residents quit smoking