Celeste Erickson

Port commissioners review final pitches for Possession Point ramp renovation

The final proposals for the Possession Ramp Renovation project were recently presented to Port of South Whidbey commissioners.

Port of South Whidbey comprehensive scheme passed under fire

Improving business growth, enhancing transportation opportunities and maintaining public access for waterfronts are a few the Port of South Whidbey’s primary goals over the next six years.

Weekend Warriors | Clinton artists share their love of fine arts and crafting in weekend workshops

At Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio, instructors take students on a day-long journey to create a piece of art from start to finish.

Festival brings sound of classical music to Whidbey

The music of Handel and Bach will fill the air at St. Augustine’s and Greenbank farm next weekend during the annual Whidbey Island Music Festival.

CrossFit gym works out niche in Freeland

Freeland has a new group of fitness enthusiasts.

From goat to cheese | Freeland resident finds a winning combination

In the world of cheese-making, Freeland resident Pam Cassidy has staked her claim.

Island musicians return for holiday performance

Coming in for a landing after a busy year, South Whidbey favorites Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are returning for their 29th annual performance, “Twelfth Night.”

Holmes Harbor Golf Course slated for Aug.1 opening

Golfers will be able to tee off at Holmes Harbor Golf Course for the first time in years this weekend as new operator Craig Moore prepares to open.

Principals pitch South Whidbey school improvement plans

The future was the focus of a series of presentations during the South Whidbey School District Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Nearly finished, South Whidbey Harbor soft opening planned

The lights are on and workers are preparing for the first round of boats in the expanded area of South Whidbey Harbor, scheduled to open later this month.

Transportation vote ends in tie for South Whidbey school board

A rare tie vote by the South Whidbey School Board last week has stalled a proposed housekeeping measure concerning student athlete transportation.

Shakespeare festival begins new season

The costumes are fitted, the set is in place and the tent raised.

Gypsy jazz DjangoFest Northwest to draw thousands

Musical talent from around the world will descend on Langley next week for the 13th annual gypsy jazz festival — DjangoFest Northwest.

Langley 8th graders learn amongst the trees

Chairs were replaced by logs, desks by laps and textbooks by the real thing — nature. Students went beyond the controlled environment of a typical classroom and into the forest this week.

Artists join together for holiday sales

Artists across the island are finding new ways to connect with holiday shoppers this season. Markets and stores in the community have kicked it into gear for the holiday season.

Star Store burns out in Bayview

Bayview Corner will become a little less bustling in September.

Inking out a living: Tattoo artist brings color to Langley businesses

For Eric Tunnell, tattoos read like a person’s life journey. They are a meaningful moment or experience important enough for a person to have as a permanent guide.

Dance to the old standards on the South End

Take the stage with swing, tango, rumba or more to the tunes of Triptych, a big-band style group.

Turkey Time | Groups ready for Thanksgiving

South Whidbey will be wafting in the smells of good home cooking come Thanksgiving.

Student dancers learn from professional at Island Dance

Aaron Cash recently returned to Island Dance to work with students. He taught class and created dance pieces for company dancers and alumnae over the weekend after touring for 10 years on Cher’s “Love Hurts” tour. He has danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and with Twyla Tharp as her pas de deux partner. Cash has worked with the theatre’s dance students for four years. “It amazes me what really good training there is here,” he said of the dance studio. “They [the students] always seem to love what they do.”