Kyle Jensen

Island Shakespeare Festival returns with midsummer night plays

Dust off your Medieval costumes, Olde English dictionary and touch up on famed Hamlet quotes, the eighth annual Island Shakespeare Festival returns on Saturday. According… Continue reading

Deadline to vote in ‘nicest place to live America’ contest

The deadline to cast a vote for South Whidbey as the “nicest place to live in America” has been extended. The deadline was moved to… Continue reading

Whidbey celebrates independence the Maxwelton way

Some came to witness the hoards of colorful characters in the parade, others showed up to flaunt their red, white and blue alongside people doing… Continue reading

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on South Whidbey was suffering from mental-health problems, according to the police report on… Continue reading

Trail blazing Whidbey Island, surrounding areas, by foot

While Langley resident Richard Renninger believes the less-crowded a hiking trail is the better , he admits it’s nice to explore with a group. Luckily,… Continue reading

Car show roars to life next weekend at fairgrounds

While antique rides, muscle cars, low riders and trucks might hog the attention at the annual Cool Bayview Nights Car Show, Maxwelton Valley resident Bob… Continue reading

Whidbey photographers offer glimpse into Havana life

Walking through the streets of Havana, Marcia Wesley and three other South Whidbey photographers’ jaws dropped at the sight of a mansion called Josie’s House.… Continue reading

‘Ghostdrivers’ to debut at Outcast Theater

Outcast Productions is hosting a staged reading this weekend for a new musical, “Ghostdrivers,” that will feature a number of familiar faces in the Whidbey… Continue reading

State shutdown would put pinch on crabbing season

It appears unlikely the government will shut down due to failure to pass a state budget, but doing so would delay the opening of crabbing… Continue reading

Whidbey Institute to expand lodging

The Whidbey Institute gave contractors the thumbs up last week to begin constructing new facilities that would expand its lodging options by 50 percent. The… Continue reading

Whidbey crabbers prepare for summer catch

As July draws closer, South Whidbey residents are beginning to dust off their crab pots in preparation for the 2017 summer crabbing season. Seeing as… Continue reading

Langley artist encourages Ryan’s House youth to paint from the soul

It’s often said that art is a medium that can be used to express one’s inner emotions, feelings or experiences. The best art, however, isn’t… Continue reading

South Whidbey Tilth gives market leftovers a second chance

When farmers market vendors wrap up their booths at the end of the day, the leftover produce often ends up being tossed or donated. South… Continue reading

Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program

A South Whidbey-based nonprofit’s far reaching influence can be found on grocery store shelves this summer in a popular summer snack sold by international ice… Continue reading

Festival aims to expand South Whidbey’s theater scene

Langley resident Edmond Nickson was 5 years old when he was last part of a play, but in the back of his mind, he always… Continue reading

South Whidbey writer pens story on feminism, misogyny

In 1980, Clinton resident Ann Medlock started writing stories based on her real life experiences for her Tuesday night writers’ group. What she ended up… Continue reading

Business sale, employees save Clinton gun store

South Whidbey’s only gun shop has been spared from closure thanks to a successful sale. Freeland resident Craig Justus and Clinton resident Mark Henny recently… Continue reading

Rooting out poison hemlock; Sunlight Beach good Samaritan gets help from neighbors

For nearly a decade, Jean Wilcox has been the bane of poison hemlock at Sunlight Beach. But, since she hurt her leg last year, the… Continue reading

Whidbey Audubon Society: reaching for conservation after 35 years

During the holiday season each year, bird watchers can be found spending hours patiently watching Whidbey Island’s bluffs for avian activity, binoculars in hand. These… Continue reading

No critical injuries from Greenbank rollover

A Freeland woman survived a rollover accident in Greenbank on Wednesday. The woman, Linda Jedlicka, 74, was transported to WhidbeyHealth following the wreck with non-life… Continue reading