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Joseph Itaya didn’t tiptoe around the subject.
No matter how creative Lynn Backus is with her chainsaw art, she can’t sell a piece of her work without people seeing it.
On more than one occasion, Anna Swartz poked fun at the couple standing next to her. These were good-natured jabs, the sort of thing that happens among friends at recognition dinners such as the one hosted by the Whidbey Audubon Society this past week in Coupeville.
Before you empty your wallet on the latest, fanciest digital camera or lens, take note of the winning entry in the Whidbey Camano Land Trust calendar photo contest.
Supporters of Joseph Whidbey State Park upset with the idea of private development in their park can breath a sigh of relief. Joseph Whidbey is no longer under consideration for recreational business activities (RBA). At least, for now. The scenic waterfront park in Oak Harbor didn’t make the final cut of state parks being considered for the proposal, a controversial idea Washington State Parks is exploring that would allow private investors to help develop visitor amenities in an effort to provide additional revenue for a cash-strapped state parks system.
When Janelle Castro interviewed for the outreach manager position at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust last spring, she shared an idea that she thought would be a natural fit for Island County.
Eric Tremblay isn’t sure what to expect when he touches down in the Philippines today.
Alan Hall can’t complain about where he works these days. When he steps out of his portable office, he can stare out at scenic Cornet Bay and sometimes even catch a glimpse of a hovering bald eagle.
Two South Whidbey people were killed this week in separate accidents that occurred on the same stretch of highway on Central Whidbey.
The story has been etched in Joseph Itaya’s mind for 10 years.
This wasn’t the sort of fishing Brian Punch grew up around back home in Louisiana. Yet a tip he got from his dad when he was a boy resonated with him while he and two friends were fishing for halibut earlier this month near Anacortes. Punch’s friend, Aaron Manisi, asked him what he ought to do with some trout that stayed in his freezer too long.
It’s always the big fish that spike the most interest.
For many salmon anglers who cast their lines in the waters around Whidbey Island, 2015 was a fishing season to remember with a solid presence of pinks topped off with a strong showing of silvers.
Jack Hartt and his staff at Deception Pass State Park will remember 2015 as another busy year bustling with visitors and projects.
When Frances Sweeney was a young girl, one of her childhood sanctuaries was her grandparents’ home in Los Alamitos, Calif. She remembers the chili peppers in their garden, the eucalyptus trees and the orange groves nearby. After her grandfather died in 1969, her grandmother finally relented to the demands of a developer and sold the land.
The magic of Deception Pass State Park was on display on a sunny late afternoon last week and was rubbing off on 4-year-old Haylee Fortinberry.
His iPad is a constant whirl of activity. Dan Ollis keeps the device handy for communication on the fly. As president of a buzzing coffee company with 122 employees, he’s often on the go, making the front seat of his black Chevy Tahoe his mobile office.
Ron Wohl could get used to performing at the Whidbey Playhouse. Wohl, an Anacortes resident known around Skagit County for his theatrical flair, is making his Whidbey Playhouse debut in the popular comic operetta, “Pirates of Penzance,” which opens Friday night.
For months, Sasha Castaneda told a tale that only seemed to raise eyebrows.
Leave it to a pod of orcas to crash the gray whales’ annual party. While Whidbey Island celebrates the annual return of gray whales, a large pod of Southern Resident orcas have been splashing around Saratoga Passage in recent days, upstaging the larger marine mammals. It’s a rare sight to see resident orcas in the waterway between Whidbey and Camano islands in April and even more unusual to see them travel so deeply into Holmes Harbor near Freeland.