Though they’ve only known each other for a short while, you might mistake Janice O’Mahony and Brad Walker as lifelong friends. The pair were connected through South Whidbey at Home, a membership-based nonprofit which opened its doors in July and is dedicated to helping South Whidbey residents ages 55 and up age in place and stay active in the community.
South Whidbey’s quest to get another 144-car ferry in Clinton may soon be at an end. Washington State Ferries leaders are scheduled to meet internally to discuss the fate of the Suquamish over the next couple of weeks. And while there’s no guarantee, a decision could be made and announced as soon as early November.
If Langley is to tackle its housing-related issues and grow from within city limits, it may need to think small. Accessory dwelling units, small homes that are adjacent or attached to a single family house, could be a viable solution.
If there’s one thing Clinton resident Riley Rayner wanted for his older brother Dylan, it was a second chance at life. He died from an accidental opiate overdose in June while attending college in Oakland.
Just like any good piece of history, it should be set in stone.
A race for a state senate seat is one of the few contests that’s sparked any heat between candidates in local and state campaigns affecting Whidbey Island. It’s a particularly important race for state political parties and should also be a close one.
The Island County Planning Commission will hold a workshop to discuss materials regarding the draft comprehensive plan at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24.
Motorists traveling the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route found themselves waiting more than two hours for sailings throughout the week due to a multi-vessel shuffle in the state ferry system.
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and his wife were inside the women’s Macy’s store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington when a man opened fire and killed five people Sept. 23. Brown said he was unarmed at the time so he chose not to go after the shooter. Instead, he got his wife out of the store and did what he could to help from the parking lot.
Island County needs to do a better job of protecting the western toad, a state board recently ruled. The Growth Management Hearings Board again found the county’s comprehensive plan is out of compliance with state rules regarding habitat protection of the western toad, which is a candidate for listing as a state species of concern.
Affordable housing, mental health and the opioid crisis have emerged as the top issues in the race for Island County commissioner, district 1.
For the evening walkers and 3 a.m. swimmers who use Seawall Park in Langley, there is hope yet.
It was the storm that never was. The past weekend’s storms saw high winds and a large amount of rainfall, but it’s fair to say it wasn’t as big as many of the area’s TV stations anticipated. The storm, which was made from the remnants of Typhoon Songda, had all the makings for a potentially “historic event” and had South Enders scrambling to gather their survival necessities.
Congressional, senate and county commissioner candidates duked it out Thursday night over a plethora of issues, leaving some competitors with what appeared to be bad blood as congressional district 2 candidates Marc Hennemann and Rick Larsen walked away without shaking hands.
Combine enthusiasm, a passion for acting and some help from the community, and theater can be made out of thin air. Just look at what South Whidbey High School seniors Chloe Hood and Kari Hustad have accomplished.
Generators, lanterns, batteries and other emergency supplies were difficult to find this week, being quickly picked by residents preparing for today’s big storm. Shelves in hardware stores like Ace in Freeland were stripped bare as early as Thursday afternoon with people readying themselves for the storm University of Washington Meteorologist Cliff Mass said had “the potential to be a historic event.”
Bowl by bowl, loaf by loaf, Good Cheer worked to make sure nobody on the South End went to sleep hungry on Sunday.
The second of two election forums this month will take place in Oak Harbor next week.
Beginning on Monday, Langley City Hall will be open for business five days a week, Mayor Tim Callison announced.
South Whidbey High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble students have begun their annual poinsettia sale.