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