Life

Taekwondo student raises money for Useless Bay families that lost homes in fire

As part of his test to earn a black belt from Armstrong’s…

  • Aug 5th, 2017

Whidbey kayak camp is a course in basics and fun

Although he’s paddled in waters around the world from the Grand Canyon…

Mount Vernon couple says ‘I do’

Tara Jean Fisher and Joey Lee Shosky joined together in marriage on…

  • Aug 4th, 2017

Conductors descend on South Whidbey to refine technique

When orchestra conductor Cathy Humphers Smith felt she needed more podium time…

South Whidbey son ties the knot

Chandler Thompson, a 2009 graduate of South Whidbey High School, married Michelle…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

Former Langley ethics board member receives recognition from city

Sharon Betcher received a Mayor’s Excellence Award pin at a Langley City…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

New Langley resident installs mural as gift to city

Ever since Jeanne Strong purchased a home in downtown Langley this past…

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

MATRIMONY | South Whidbey son marries in Langley

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

  • 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…

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

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

NEW ARRIVAL | Walynn Belle Mathis

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

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Ten South Whidbey students receive honors

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

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Concerts in the Park series returns to Langley

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

Lavender on schedule for Blooming Season Concerts in Coupeville

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

NEW ARRIVAL | Conor Alan Iblings

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

  • Jul 15th, 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…

Eagle scout reclaims part of Putney Woods

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

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Island Shakespeare Festival returns with midsummer night plays

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

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

Trail blazing Whidbey Island, surrounding areas, by foot

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

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…

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

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

Graduated seniors receive Audubon scholarships

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

  • Jun 28th, 2017

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…

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…

Maxwelton parade organizers name Danny Ward grand marshal

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

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

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…

WhidbeyHealth honors ICU nurse with biannual DAISY Award

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

  • Jun 14th, 2017

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

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

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

South Whidbey daughter graduates Summa Cum Laude

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

  • Jun 10th, 2017