Maria Matson

Four days of fun: Whidbey fair has rides, animals, food, jugglers, Spider-man

It was sunshine and smiles for the Whidbey Island Fair’s opening day Thursday. The fairgounds in Langley were crowded with families and fun-lovers of all… Continue reading


Islanders join protest against detention centers

Vigils, signs and demonstrations across Whidbey Friday


(File photo)

Whidbey Island Fair kicks off Thursday, runs July 18-21

Fair has showcased Whidbey Island agriculture, local talent for over 90 years


Making dreams come true ‘When you Wish’ | Whidbey Island Fair

Children’s faces light up when they spot their heroes and idols walking across the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds, and performers from When you Wish Productions feel… Continue reading

Top 4-H student of the year reflects on experiences | Whidbey Island Fair

SWHS grad Camden Miller participated in the horse division for years, switched to cattle this year

Whidbey residents collaborate for Pride picnic

Organizers plan to make Langley Pride Picnic a new tradition, hope to see Pride Parade return

Ray Harding stands with 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which will appear in the car show Sunday. (Photos by Laura Guido/South Whidbey Record)

Cool night of cars

Cool Bayview Nights Car Show a fun, family-friendly event in Bayview this Sunday

Ray Harding stands with 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which will appear in the car show Sunday. (Photos by Laura Guido/South Whidbey Record)

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s July art events

FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is 5-7 p.m, Saturday, July 6. Galleries downtown on First and Second Street will host receptions and showcase local artists.… Continue reading

Event helps Good Cheer feed hungry pets

Good Cheer received 320 lbs. of cat and dog food, thanks to Animal Hospital by the Sea

The best bargains around: Lions Club annual sale this weekend

Coupeville Lions Club celebrates 40 years of thrifty treasures

Dollhouse for donation: Tiny house a mini masterpiece

Upon close inspection, it resembles a house like any other. A grand house too — a three-story dream house with a sprawling spiral staircase, eight… Continue reading

Totem pole journey leads to Coupeville

With heads bowed and eyes closed, islanders and visitors from afar prayed as one for the orca captured from the waters of Penn Cove more… Continue reading

Encouraging people to create ‘Outside the Box’

South Whidbey art kit business delivers ‘art lesson in a box’

Dancing, stretching and spinning for health and happiness

New South Whidbey studio teaches meaningful movement for kids


Navy pilots reported seeing UFOs. What do you think they really are?… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Seeing the big picture: Shutter Sisters exhibit will raise funds for nonprofits

Not sisters by blood, but sisters connected by a shared passion and friendship. The Shutter Sisters of Whidbey Island are teaming up once again to… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville moving forward with broadband study

The Port of Coupeville is working to upgrade to a fiber-optics system that would bring faster internet to Whidbey Island. The port received a $50,000… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group)

Camp Casey open house invites public to tour center

The opportunity awaits to walk the paths where hundreds of enlisted military personnel once roamed, peer into the alien eyes of a tentacled octopus and… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group)

Retired Island County Sheriff’s deputies offer free firearms training for women

Firearms are no laughing matter, and nobody is going to laugh at these women during this training class. Two retired deputies of the Island County… Continue reading

Serving up summer

Cocktail and food recipes to savor the season