Maria Matson

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

Poll

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

Hearts & Hammers has ‘wonderful day’

It was the big weekend for Whidbey Island’s Hearts & Hammers chapters, which held their once-a-year workday on Saturday, May 4. South Whidbey Hearts &… Continue reading

Day picked as Coupeville Port commissioner

The Port of Coupeville commissioners announced Monday during a special meeting that former port executive director David Day will serve as a commissioner until Nov.… Continue reading

Whidbey Island resident Arta Sandstrom will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 8. (Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group)

Former Greenbank woman turning 100

Arta Sandstrom has lived through nearly a century. “My whole life has been so wonderful,” she said of her nearing graduation to centenarian. Her birthday… Continue reading

Whidbey Island resident Arta Sandstrom will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 8. (Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group)

Whidbey Island garden club events offer variety, beauty

Whidbey Island has a variety of garden clubs and garden-related events for plant lovers, the flower-appreciative and gardeners of all experience levels. Here are some… Continue reading

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Growing a new program at Greenbank Farm

Veterans become farmers in Boots to Roots

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Easter events on Whidbey

Wednesday, April 17Office of Tenebrae, 7 p.m., April 17, St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley. The choir of St. Hubert Catholic Church will present the Office… Continue reading

‘Salmon’ to brighten Langley whale parade

Once again, Langley will be welcoming the whales with open arms. The annual “Welcome the Whales Festival and Parade” weekend is this Saturday and Sunday… Continue reading

Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading

Tours offer glimpses into island history

History buffs who want to get the chance to know South Whidbey have several upcoming opportunities to hear about the land of long ago. The… Continue reading

Hazel Williams

Whidbey woman celebrates 103rd birthday

It was no April fools joke. Hazel Williams turned 103 years old on April 1 this year. “She can’t believe how old she is,” Williams’… Continue reading

Hazel Williams

Trees are dying but don’t panic, experts say

The trees are dying but please don’t panic. That’s the message WSU Extension Forester Kevin Zobrist is working to spread to concerned Whidbey Island residents.… Continue reading

Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Tails wag at mobile salon and special treatment