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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

Extortion plan increases bail for molester suspect

A judge in Island County Superior Court increased a suspected child molester’s bail Friday because the man allegedly engaged in an extortion scheme with his… Continue reading

Commission OKs changes to fall bear-hunting rules

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved changes to the fall bear-hunting rules during a conference call on June 28. The commission, a citizen panel… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Whidbey Community Foundation Receives $10K for census work

Whidbey Community Foundation received $10,000 in funding from the Washington Census Equity Fund to support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a complete… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Island County seeking District 1 applicants for planning commission

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from District 1, which covers South Whidbey to Coupeville, to serve on the Island County Planning… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Hands off the baby seals

Advocates for marine mammals are making their annual pitch to beach watchers regarding dewy-eyed babies they may come across. Don’t touch the baby seals. Seal… Continue reading

WICA announces auditions for 20th season

The 2019-20 season marks Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ 20th theater season. Auditions for WICA’s next season are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, and… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay restitution for stealing from a customer and the bank,… Continue reading

Earthquake felt on Whidbey Island

People across Whidbey Island were awakened by an earthquake early Friday morning. The magnitude 4.6 earthquake was recorded at 2:51 a.m. and originated from 15… Continue reading

Advisory Board holding public hearing on draft short-term rental ordinance

What rules should apply to homeowners who rent out houses, rooms or apartments to vacationers? Langley’s Planning Advisory Board wants to hear from residents on… Continue reading

Commissioner questions appraisal of shoreline property

While she understands the value of preserving a unique beachfront property on South Whidbey, an Island County commissioner recently said she was perturbed by an… Continue reading

After 40 years, college likely over on South Whidbey

Skagit Valley College will likely shutter classrooms on South Whidbey after teaching students in the community for 40 years. Thomas Keegan, president of the community… Continue reading

Shakespeare Fest starts this Friday

This year’s Island Shakespeare Festival begins Friday with the first of three plays that explore themes of redemption, magic and the driving force of love.… Continue reading

Honeymooners like Whidbey the second time

Whidbey Island is apparently a top place in the nation for older couples to honeymoon. AARP released the results this week of an unscientific survey… Continue reading

Conservation District looks at ‘rates and charges’ system

Whidbey Island Conservation District officials are considering going to a different kind of taxation system and want to know what residents think, the district reported… Continue reading

Navy also faces FOIA lawsuit

A Whidbey Island group known for protesting Navy training flights at a small airfield near Coupeville filed a lawsuit alleging a laundry list of violations… Continue reading

State Attorney General suing the Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and other impacts of the Growler jet expansion at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.… Continue reading