Kathy Reed

PSE Foundation grant will help Whidbey veterans

The Veterans Resource Center in Langley has just been given a grant to give its new home a facelift.

 

Whidbey NAS base commander ventures south

Members of the South Whidbey Rotary hosted a very important person from the north at the group’s meeting Tuesday morning at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club in Langley.

 

Discover what’s in the cards at Clinton psychic

Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny. She believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.

 

Whidbey Toys for Tots donations fall far short this year

It’s been a tough year for donations to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program on Whidbey Island. According to organizer Mike McClung, donations are down about 40 percent, the impact of which will be felt next year.

Whidbey remembers Pearl Harbor

Gray skies were but a reflection of the somber mood at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at Crescent Harbor Marina on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Seaplane Base.

Whidbey boy’s letters to Santa will make a wish come true

Third grader Jonathan Carroll knows a thing or two about wishes and he’d like to share the joy this holiday season.

Buy some toys for Whidbey tots

Anyone who’s done much shopping on Whidbey Island lately may have noticed the Toys for Tots collection boxes.

Tales stir wartime memories | NOTABLE

Bittersweet recollections of holidays spent in Vietnam and the feelings experienced at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. stirred memories for many at the Veterans Day observance held by American Legion Post 141 in Langley Sunday morning.

Fiber with a twist: Discover Whidbey’s finest fibers during Fiber Quest

More and more, people are discovering Whidbey Island and all it has to offer, especially when it comes to fiber farmers. The third Whidbey Island Fiber Quest is scheduled to be held from Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 at various fiber farms and businesses throughout the island.

Enter the lair of Halloween fare…if you dare

Halloween’s on its way — it’s time to add a little creepy to our cuisine. Anyone can celebrate with traditional fall foods — after all pumpkins, corn and apples abound at harvest time. But for anyone who wants to add a pinch of “fear”some to their festivities, there is no shortage of disgustingly delectable dishes one can serve to party-goers with strong stomachs.

Men fashion fishing boats for disabled anglers

The first time Second District Congressman Rick Larsen heard about the Fishing Access Network, he saw a presentation with a scale model replica of the disabled-access boat Mike Mayes and Ralph Brotherton were trying to raise money to build.

WISH gets unprecedented second chance at funding

Whidbey Island Share a Home is getting an unprecedented second chance to turn in a request for funding for 2013 with a county Housing Advisory Board review committee.

Recreation vs. preservation; Trillium plan tries to strike a balance

Most of the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed, and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust is ready for feedback on its draft of the Trillium Community Forest management plan. A public workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland.

Affordable housing nonprofit fights to keep doors open on Whidbey

In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.

Land Trust purchases Indian Point

Indian Point on southwest Whidbey Island will remain forever wild. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced Tuesday that it has purchased two different properties totaling 64 acres at Indian Point to ensure it will be protected for generations to come.

Maureen Girard puts jazzy spin on Langley house concert series

Tucked away in a little corner of the woods just outside Langley is an old chicken coop. Although it’s been a very long time since this coop has seen any chickens, you could say it’s seen its share of songbirds.

Iraq War combat veteran espouses Middle East peace

The military experience has a profound effect on those who serve, affecting everyone differently.

Quite a ride: Two families complete a bike trip across America

Two Oak Harbor families pedaled into town Saturday amid cheers and applause, following a three-month, 4,000-mile bicycle trip across America.

South Whidbey Legion Riders are born

Any newborn requires a lot of attention, and that is certainly true of a new motorcycle group on South Whidbey.

Kids’ food, all grown up

The menu sounded kid-friendly but the dishes were decidedly grown up at a recent fundraiser for the South Whidbey Children’s Center in Langley.