Life

Audubon society to award monies to seniors

Whidbey Audubon Society is awarding scholarships to graduating Whidbey Island High School seniors who intend to pursue a career in an environmentally-related field. The 2018… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

 

Greenbank man has big cats on view

Greenbank resident John Lussmyer’s fridge is stocked with pounds upon pounds of pork, beef and chicken bought from the grocery store. This food isn’t all… Continue reading

 

Susan Jensen drew creatures big and small and other sea world scenes for her book on global warming.

Kids’ books with big people issues

Susan Jensen draws the thaw of global warming

 

Longtime Greenbank resident turning 100

Greenbank resident Ruth “Frankie” Johnston is celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 7. Johnston lives in a home her parents built in the 1940s; her… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

South Whidbey remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

For St. Augustine’s parishioner Dick Hall, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. have remained relevant ever since his central role in the Civil Right… Continue reading

New book highlights Whidbey artists

New book highlights studio space and the creative process

Interpretive Specialist Janet Hall will be leading a guided hike at Fort Ebey State Park on New Year’s Day, one of 33 outdoor First Day activities organized by Washington State Parks. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Take in the outdoors on New Year’s Day

Go for a hike or dive in for a dip

Interpretive Specialist Janet Hall will be leading a guided hike at Fort Ebey State Park on New Year’s Day, one of 33 outdoor First Day activities organized by Washington State Parks. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
Darren McCoy, choir teacher at Oak Harbor High School, directs his students in a performance at Family Bible Church Friday morning. McCoy has been named as one of 1o finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

OHHS choir teacher in reach of Grammy award

Darren McCoy has never been this close to making it to the Grammys, and he’s been closer than most. Two years ago he was among… Continue reading

Darren McCoy, choir teacher at Oak Harbor High School, directs his students in a performance at Family Bible Church Friday morning. McCoy has been named as one of 1o finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Bill Cochran: Giving back to the people

What’s important to you? For hometown hero Bill Cochran, moving to South Whidbey answered this question for him. He said he realized his fondest memories… Continue reading

Island Jazz Collective changes tune, shape as needed

Bands on Whidbey Island have a dilemma when it comes to performing, according to Langley resident Don Wodjenski. There aren’t many venues to play, and… Continue reading

Langley councilman receives key to the city, recognition

Langley City Councilman Thomas Gill’s service to the city over the past few years was recognized during the council’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. In… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2017

Binoculars, birds and keeping tabs on Whidbey’s habitat

Whidbey’s Audubon annual count adds up for conservation

Campbell wins ‘Very Merry Giveaway’ contest, $1,000 prize

Debra Campbell won the 2017 Very Merry Giveaway and a $1,000 prize on Saturday in Langley. Participating Langley Chamber of Commerce businesses offered one ticket… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Half dozen businesses win prizes in contest

Six Langley businesses were winners of $500 prizes in the Langley Main Street Association’s Deck the Doors contest. The annual contest asks business owners to… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Marine detachment delivers toys, bikes to Holiday House

Members of Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451 made its biggest delivery to Holiday House on Tuesday afternoon. The former Marines dropped… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

South Whidbey artists go from competing pool players to contemporaries

In an area with so many artists and creative types, it’s not uncommon for people to discover their friends’ artistic abilities long after meeting them.… Continue reading

‘Tis the season for Whidbey wreaths to go round

Holly farms and loving hands create bountiful decor

Santa has new route on South Whidbey

Santa Claus is coming to town once again, but this year he’ll have a different itinerary. A holiday tradition since 1995, Santa visits South Whidbey… Continue reading

Donor pledges $10K matching grant to WIN

An anonymous donor recently pledged $10,000 to Whidbey Island Nourishes, hoping it will spur on more donations. Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) is in its 10th… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Oak Harbor thespian juggles two productions at once

Oak Harbor resident Megan LeMay has always been a busy body. Interests have come and gone while growing up, often quickly, so she feels as… Continue reading