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Whidbey Island Fair, parade still a small town community affair

The small town vibes at the Whidbey Island Fair has drawn Ted…

 

Volunteering at 100; Freeland man spends twilight years helping others

After a lifetime of hard work, many spend their twilight years taking…

 

NEW ARRIVAL | Jackson L. Marcelynas

Jackson L. Marcelynas was born on July 10 to Brianne Marcelynas of…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

 

Recent SWHS grad receives scholarship from university

Kyle Edward Kaltenbach, a 2017 graduate of South Whidbey High School, recently…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Eight students from South Whidbey receive honors

Eight Washington State University undergraduates from South Whidbey were named to the…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Whidbey gulls flock during crab season

The minute crabbing season opens, I begin to notice our gulls. My…

MATRIMONY | South Whidbey son marries in Langley

Stuart Hambley and Cori Smith were married on Saturday, June 24 at…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

KUDOS | Five South Whidbey Center students receive awards at honors reception

Five South Whidbey residents were honored at Skagit Valley College’s Whidbey Island…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Concerts in the Park series returns to Langley

Mark Kunz of Puget Sound area-based band Moonlight Swing Orchestra says the…

NEW ARRIVAL | Walynn Belle Mathis

Walynn Belle Mathis was born on Friday, June 2 at Providence Pavillion…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, July 13, 1967 and Tuesday, July 28, 1992

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Ten South Whidbey students receive honors

Ten University of Washington students from South Whidbey were named to the…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Training South Whidbey’s next generation of young actors, producers

For those at Whidbey Children’s Theater, it’s never too early for kids…

NEW ARRIVAL | Conor Alan Iblings

Conor Alan Iblings was born on June 13 to parents Brian Iblings…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Eagle scout reclaims part of Putney Woods

Matthew Kinney, an Eagle Scout, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project while…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Lavender on schedule for Blooming Season Concerts in Coupeville

As Sarah Richards looked over her fields, just some of her estimated…

Island Shakespeare Festival returns with midsummer night plays

Dust off your Medieval costumes, Olde English dictionary and touch up on…

Trail blazing Whidbey Island, surrounding areas, by foot

While Langley resident Richard Renninger believes the less-crowded a hiking trail is…

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, July 6, 1967 and Tuesday, July 14, 1992

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Martial arts club raises over $3,000 by kicking for a cause

The Tiger Martial Arts’ Black Belt Club recently kicked for a cause.…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Girl scouts build bench, donate it to South Whidbey High School garden

Sixth graders from Cadette Girl Scout Troop 42183 recently donated a bench…

  • Jul 2nd, 2017

Car show roars to life next weekend at fairgrounds

While antique rides, muscle cars, low riders and trucks might hog the…

‘Ghostdrivers’ to debut at Outcast Theater

Outcast Productions is hosting a staged reading this weekend for a new…

Graduated seniors receive Audubon scholarships

Three recently graduated high school seniors received a total of $4,000 in…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

South Whidbey in running for ‘nicest’ place in America contest

Reader’s Digest Magazine has named South Whidbey a finalist in its Nicest…

Local quilter receives special award at international quilt exhibition

Liz Axford of Clinton recently received special recognition at a prestigious international…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Whidbey crabbers prepare for summer catch

As July draws closer, South Whidbey residents are beginning to dust off…

Maxwelton parade organizers name Danny Ward grand marshal

Bust out your sunscreen and dust off your parade gear, the 102nd…

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…

Armstrong’s Taekwondo team earns dozens of state titles

Armstrong’s Taekwondo won a total of 48 individual Washington state championships in…

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Local donors give over $150,000 in scholarships to recent grads

Scholarships from South Whidbey donors were presented to the 2017 graduates of…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Festival aims to expand South Whidbey’s theater scene

Langley resident Edmond Nickson was 5 years old when he was last…

Religion notes for Sunday, June 17

Express inheritance of harmony The Christian Science Society will hold service at…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

South Whidbey writer pens story on feminism, misogyny

In 1980, Clinton resident Ann Medlock started writing stories based on her…

South Whidbey artists donate to school art program

Aspiring South Whidbey artists got a $500 boost this week thanks to…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Arise Charitable Trust shells out nearly $140,000 in educational, charitable grants

The Arise Charitable Trust recently awarded educational grants totaling $96,000 to South…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

WhidbeyHealth honors ICU nurse with biannual DAISY Award

Nurse Ellen Giles was recently honored with the DAISY AWARD for her…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Secrets to longevity: Whidbey Island residents are among the longest living in Washington, study says

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the ocean…

Freeland man to celebrate 95th birthday this weekend

Clayton Engebretsen, a longtime resident of Whidbey Island, will celebrate his 95th…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Longtime couple to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mark and Nancy Allison of Freeland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

South Whidbey grad to receive Ph.D. in chemical engineering

Matthew Idso, a 2008 graduate of South Whidbey High School, is receiving…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

South Whidbey daughter graduates Summa Cum Laude

Bonnie Klamm, daughter of Michael and Colleen Klamm of Clinton, graduated Summa…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

Headstone of Honeymoon Bay’s namesake is relocated to area clubhouse

Nearly 110 years after her wedding day and the lovers’ retreat that…

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, June 15, 1967, Tuesday, June 16, 1992 and Wednesday, June 12, 2002

50 years ago Editor: Dan Stebbins Waterman land will be used for…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Whidbey Island resident wins Pathfinder Award from alma mater

Whidbey Island resident Trish Coffey was one of three graduates of Mercer…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Langley resident’s book wins national award

A Langley resident’s book won a prestigious literary award in May. Stephan…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Whidbey Audubon Society: reaching for conservation after 35 years

During the holiday season each year, bird watchers can be found spending…

Schools foundation gala raises $20,000 for teacher grants

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation raised more than $20,000 for grant funding…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Religion notes for Sunday, June 4

Service to celebrate Father-Mother God The Christian Science Society will hold service…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Busy weekend in Langley overflows trash bins

A busy Memorial Day weekend ended with a bit of stink in…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017