Coach: Dedication to more than a sport

Some gravitate only to those who are popular, have influence, wealth or superficial outward appearance. Mike Etzell, current hometown hero, sees and looks for a… Continue reading

Snow day after day

Many South Whidbey residents submitted photos that capture the beauty and fun of three snow storms that walloped Whidbey in just over a week, closing… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Ossman & Walcutt, Hearts & Hammers together for comedy benefit

George L. Tirebiter slated to kick-off Not Insane! 2020 campaign

Do you see it? Found rock resembles image of George Washington

This rock, which she believes shows the image of President George Washington, was found on a beach by Kathy Crane two years ago. Crane said… Continue reading

‘Mystery Weekend’ turns 35

Time machine blasts annual whodunit back to the past

  • Feb 15, 2019

Bands hosting 2 benefit events

Whidbey residents can help out while enjoying the sounds of the South Whidbey high school and middle school bands at a pair of events this… Continue reading

Whidbey guitarists headline annual Seattle ‘Day of Love’ concert

Andre Feriante, Troy Chapman perform in celebration of romance, music and dance

Shakespeare’s sonnets find a new voice

Play at WICA reveals ‘the repression of female voices throughout history

A sweet pairing: Chocolate, wine tour celebrates Whidbey’s dynamic duo

Whether in the spirit of love or for the love of spirits, the annual Red Wine and Chocolate Tour has plenty to offer. During the… Continue reading

Funeral home getting new life

A Langley couple is resurrecting a business that once provided end-of-life services as a place to help people live longer and healthier. “There’s a poetic… Continue reading

Big Red Event for Ryan’s House

Homeless youth organization celebrating 10th anniversary with bash

February features various gallery openings and events

FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is 5-7 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 2. Galleries host receptions and showcase local artists. FEBRUARY BRINGS MUSIC to MUSEO as it… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido / Whidbey News Group. Jackie Henderson has worked for Island County 40 years and served as its first and only director of human services.

40 years spent building community

In 1976, Jackie Henderson and her husband moved to Whidbey Island “on a whim.” “We were going to stay a few years,” Jackie Henderson said.… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido / Whidbey News Group. Jackie Henderson has worked for Island County 40 years and served as its first and only director of human services.

Whale workshop features new book on captive orcas

Sandra Pollard chronicles ‘extraordinary effort to bring Tokitae home’

Lutefisk on menu at Nordic dinner

It’s slimy, gooey and shakes like Jell-O — fishy, white Jell-O. But the gooey lutefisk tastes good, according to Nordic Lodge President Brian Petersen. “All… Continue reading

Freeland artist not just dabbling in lots of dots

Renee Boyce rocks the trendy mandala market

Gathering to praise the peacemakers

Freeland event to celebrate Martin Luther King

Rose Rydeen and David Gregor (Photo provided)

Exploring love’s mystery and memory

Late-life romance subject of David Gregor’s latest book

Rose Rydeen and David Gregor (Photo provided)

Making dolls to make a difference in Mexico

Sewing bee focuses on moms, infants in rural Chiapas

Farmer and Vine offers more than wine

The hosts of a new wine bar on Whidbey invite guests to “Sip, Gather, Graze.” A desire to do something involving retail and local agriculture,… Continue reading