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Smoked pig, termite poison, night vision goggles | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, July 5 At 12:33 p.m., an Old County Road resident… Continue reading

Hunters reminded to take classes before season begins

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds prospective hunters to complete their hunter education class before hunting season. “Since most hunting seasons don’t open… Continue reading

State plans to build new dock, boat launch at Deer Lake

A state project at Deer Lake should someday make it easier for people to get their boats in the water. State Fish and Wildlife was… Continue reading

PSE offers rebates on ductless heat pumps

Puget Sound Energy is offering its highest instant rebates to date when homeowners upgrade to a ductless heat pump systems. This savings is up front… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Short Story Smash at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Flash fiction contest now allows 500 words, entries due by Aug. 1

WAIF hosts cheesy class

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation is hosting Miyoko Schinner, founder and CEO of her namesake company, who will present her vegan, plant-based cheese-making techniques with a… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Drug court grad sent to prison

Two years ago, South Whidbey resident Kody Schwiger graduated from adult Drug Court, was off heroin and talked about becoming a lawyer. Judges, attorneys and… Continue reading

Langley looks likely to get grant for sewer project

Langley’s ambitious infrastructure improvement plans are likely to get a $3-million boost from Island County. County commissioners Wednesday discussed applications for the Rural County Economic… Continue reading

Inslee brings environmental message to Whidbey

Presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee brought his message to save the whales to Whidbey Island Wednesday. The 2020 Democratic candidate didn’t spot any orcas or… Continue reading

Smaller ferries lead to lines

An engine problem on one ferry, a required inspection of another and the swapping of vessels led to long lines this week on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo… Continue reading

County OKs new bike route on South End

A new way to tour and enjoy the South End will soon get rolling. Island County commissioners Tuesday approved funding for signage that will create… Continue reading

Mental health patient flees ER, steals car, leads police in chase

A mental health patient left the hospital against doctor’s orders, stole a car, led police on a high-speed chase and rammed into a cop car… Continue reading

Pepper Schwartz to lead #MeToo discussions at WICA

Sociologist Pepper Schwartz takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Schwartz will address the question:… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Unique duo to perform

Violin and accordion duo Cricket & Snail will perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island in Freeland. Cricket &… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Four days of fun: Whidbey fair has rides, animals, food, jugglers, Spider-man

It was sunshine and smiles for the Whidbey Island Fair’s opening day Thursday. The fairgounds in Langley were crowded with families and fun-lovers of all… Continue reading

Islanders join protest against detention centers

Vigils, signs and demonstrations across Whidbey Friday

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Whidbey Island Fair kicks off Thursday, runs July 18-21

Fair has showcased Whidbey Island agriculture, local talent for over 90 years

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Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)

After 36 years, luck changes at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

To the surprise of many, the doors were locked, the grill turned off and menus boxed up at a restaurant that was a gathering place… Continue reading

Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)

Series of felony cases on Whidbey Island involve impaired driving

Police and prosecutors on Whidbey Island have been busy in recent weeks with a series of felony-level cases in which drivers were suspected of being… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth still short on cash

A persistent decline in inpatient visits is contributing to low cash reserves for the Whidbey Island hospital district. WhidbeyHealth Controller Jennifer Reed told board commissioners… Continue reading