Kate Daniel

A South Whidbey metropolitan parks, recreation district?

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District officials continued a discussion last week of a possible ballot measure that would fundamentally alter its constitution by transitioning to a “metropolitan” designation.

With clamming season open, Whidbey beaches provide a smorgasbord of delicacies

For beachcombers at Scatchet Head, empty clam shells are a commonplace discovery. But Sunday morning, a young visitor discovered an unusual surprise when she curiously peered into a shell to find a host of hermit crab inhabitants.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre presents “Giselle”

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre will present “Giselle” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 if purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.com, or $18 at the door.

Students wade into science with hands-on lessons

Mention of the word “nurdles” evoked plenty of giggles from South Whidbey elementary school students during a field trip to the marina in Langley Wednesday, yet they were quick to comprehend the danger that micro-plastics and other forms of pollution pose to marine wildlife and habitat.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey seeks the roots of family trees

The a convicted murderer is in the family isn’t exactly what Langley residents Graham and Jackie Johnson hoped to discover when they began researching a bit of family history.

Riders convene at Whidbey Western Games

For the island’s equine enthusiasts, participating in the Whidbey Western Games Association is about much more than competition.

Authors discuss the healing power of writing

As a clinical psychologist, Deborah Nedelman, Ph.D, often prescribed writing as a therapeutic exercise for her patients. From 9:30-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, Nedelman will join fellow author and retired healthcare professional Iris Graville in Northwest Institute of Literary Arts’ first Write to Heal In-depth Session.

Salmon feast to benefit Helping Hand of South Whidbey

Helping Hand of South Whidbey is inviting South End residents to enjoy a salmon feast while helping their neighbors in need.

Meerkerk Magic: Children and families to gather at the gardens for doll-making fun

The Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens will be overtaken with mythical beings large and small this weekend during Meerkerk Magic.

South Whidbey Homeless Coalition secures House of Hospitality at last

Families and vulnerable adults who lack safe, steady housing now have the opportunity to apply for residence in the South End’s first House of Hospitality.

Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month combines ecology, community

Though Earth Day lasts only 24 hours, a number of South End residents are working year-round to conserve the island’s numerous natural treasures.

Music Series concludes season with “Pasture-ized”

New musical comedy is “all original and all Whidbey."

Whidbey Island Waldorf student cultivates improved water quality

Eighth-grader Connor McDanniel has crafted an end-of-year project to help mitigate the effects of storm water runoff in Maxwelton Creek.

Jell-o and leeks anyone? Edible Book Festival offers a taste of words

In describing Anthony Burgess’s 1962 dystopian novella “A Clockwork Orange,” the word “ultra-violence” is far more likely to pop up than adjectives such as “sweet” or “delectable.”

Freeland blueberry farm expects 20,000 pounds from 2015 harvest

Driving through Freeland on Highway 525, it’s likely you’ve seen the cart and banner advertising Mutiny Bay Blues blueberry farm. The farm itself is as unassuming as its marketing strategy, with a large old barn and acres upon acres of blueberry bushes situated on a property just off of Mutiny Bay Road. But by summertime, the farm will become a bustling hive of activity, expected to produce about 20,000 pounds of berries to be distributed to grocers and farm stands from Clinton to Oak Harbor.

Kindergarten information night geared to help parents prepare

South Whidbey Elementary will host a new kind of kindergarten information night this year.

Welcome the whales: As grays and orcas make their way through Puget Sound, sighting opportunities are plentiful

South Whidbey residents will have plenty of opportunities to spy a whale in the coming months as the grays and orcas make their may through the sound.

Ho?geldiniz: NWLA celebrates Turkish culture

Language of Food aims to connect individuals through cross-cultural community gatherings featuring food, conversation, cultural presentations, music and dance. This month’s event will feature Turkey, a country which Fred Lundahl describes as, “a modern, social media-conscious population overlaying one of the most ancient civilizations in the world.”

School district relocates South Whidbey raptors’ platform

A new nesting space is awaiting the resident osprey of Waterman’s Field at South Whidbey High School.

Clinton woman to open Everett’s first Recovery Cafe

Clinton resident Wendy Grove is the executive director of the Everett Recovery Cafe, a refuge for people who have suffered from homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges or trauma.