Kate Daniel

Learning continues after classes for students at the HUB

While most students headed home to relax after an early release from school Wednesday, about handful of kids gathered in the spacious MakerTron lab in Clinton to learn the basics of computer-aided design and 3-D printing techniques.

Choochokam returns to take over Langley

Choochokam Arts Festival will return to downtown Langley July 12-13.

Legislative bills aim to help place homeless teenagers

Ryan’s House for Youth this week presented two bills to state lawmakers that could potentially make it easier for homeless kids and teens in Washington to receive care through host family programs.

There can be only one Mr. South Whidbey

The ninth annual Mr. South Whidbey pageant will contain all of the traditional elements such as Q&A and talent presentations, though as usual, contestants such as Gilbert may have their own surprises planned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Freeland Hall. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased at Moonraker Books in Langley or Paint Escape in Freeland.

WICA hosts WOW! Stories conference

Diana Lindsay holds a strong conviction that within each Whidbey woman lies a story waiting to be told.

Couple brings authentic Latin cuisine to Langley

When Iliana Lopez met her husband, Graham Gori, it was love at first bite. Gori was working for the New York Times and Associated Press as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City when he bumped into Lopez, an art restorer. In Mexico, explained Lopez, it was unusual for a man to do the cooking; and Gori was especially adept at the craft.

Parks provides access to slopes

For South Whidbey residents, a trip to the beach may seem a more feasible venture than a trip to the slopes of Stevens Pass, but South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is trying to make a day on the mountain a little more accessible.

South Whidbey students send off salmon

Fifth graders at South Whidbey Elementary released salmon fry into Maxwelton Creek earlier this week. The release was the culmination of a year-long project sponsored by Whidbey Watershed Stewards and the South Whidbey Schools Foundation.

Trio Cascadia to perform at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

For Nola Allen, the natural beauty of Whidbey Island has afforded her an abundance of colorful inspiration, both as a professional pianist and watercolor artist.

Volunteers to spruce up Bayview cemetery

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on South Whidbey will once again host its annual day of service and remembrance Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Langley adventurer, professor to relay Atlantic crossing on Viking replica

When Jonathon Moses set to work repairing a dilapidated sailing boat in 1984, he had no inkling that he would soon be a crew member aboard a boat replicated from Viking lore, retracing the tumultuous path Norse explorer Leif Erikson had sailed centuries prior.

South Whidbey trio takes farm-to-table movement on the road

Lacey Thompson and Clinton residents Chris Vulk and Brittany Keylon share a dream to own a business which will provide accessible, versatile whole food to South Whidbey. They hope to provide convenient, delicious meals to residents stepping off the ferry or attending an arts festival or farmers market.

South Whidbey hikers express symbiotic relationship with nature

Whether the skies are clear and bright with sunshine or grey and pouring rain, Barbara Powell and her dog and hiking partner, Echo, take to the trails for their twice-daily walk. Powell is one of several South Whidbey residents who regularly treks the island’s numerous parks, beaches and trail systems.

South Whidbey Parks puts freeze on 2015 skiing program

A lack of snow and registrants alike prompted the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District to cancel this year’s SnowRider Ski Bus program.

Beating breast cancer: South Whidbey woman triumphs, goes on to embrace, live life to the fullest

For Clinton resident Lynae Slinden, the year 2000 was more than the beginning of a new millennium. It was the year she would celebrate her 50th birthday, the year she could finally and confidently say she survived breast cancer, and it was the beginning of a new and fearless adventure.

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.

South Whidbey Academy students studying for a greener future | CORRECTED

A group of students at South Whidbey Academy may not be able to save the world, but they are striving to save the land, and the communities that rely upon it.

Island Christian Academy students explore electives passions

This past week at Island Christian Academy, a group of 14 students learned the basics of how to catch a crook.

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.

Northwest Language Academy rings in the new year with Zen

Members of the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center are inviting South Whidbey residents to ring in the new year with reflection and rejuvenation. The center is hosting its fourth annual Zen New Year’s Celebration, a collaboration with the Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery in Freeland, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Langley academy.