Maxwelton residents prepare to march in the 1948 parade. Front row, from left: Marjorie Mills, unknown, Ruth (Mitchell) Burley, Beth (Meador) Grubb, Art Kinskie [center] , Mary Sue (Kinskie) Lile and Diane Green.  - Contributed photo

Maxwelton Independence Day Parade: A community, family affair for 100 years

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 4:00PM

It was once a small family affair, a chance for relatives and close friends to come together and celebrate America’s birthday.

Pair survives small plane crash near Oak Harbor airport

  • Today at 8:00AM

Two people are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a skydiving plane crashed near the Oak Harbor airport Monday night, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Fireworks displays will go on in Island County, resolution urges limiting personal use to prevent fires

  • Today at 7:00AM

It’s hot and dry on Whidbey Island, so unseasonably Hades-like that the Island County fire marshal issued a countywide burn ban. But there’s one thing he can’t place an emergency ban on, no matter how extreme the weather: fireworks.


EDITOR'S COLUMN | Lots of Fourth of July fun to be had on South Whidbey

  • Today at 6:00AM

From where I’m sitting, there’s no better place in the world to celebrate Independence Day than right here on South Whidbey. Truly, between Celebrate America in Freeland and the Maxwelton Independence Day Parade, events that offer everything from great food, awesome music and an outstanding fireworks display to a glimpse of days gone by and good ole fashion fun, who could ask for more?

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