Andrea Brown

A Tyrannosaurus rex appears to eat a car at a home owned by Burt Mason and Mary Saltwick in Freeland on Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Jurassic yard: Freeland couple displays dinos

These creatures from long ago won’t chomp or chase you, and you’re welcome to visit.

 

The Tokitae ferry pulls into the new Mukilteo ferry terminal Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

State ferries ridership reaches a 50-year low

The Mukilteo-Clinton route ridership dropped in 2020, but not as much as others in the ferry system.

 

The toll booths of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, slated to open on Dec. 29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At last, $187 million Mukilteo ferry terminal to open Dec. 29

First, boats will suspend service for 13 hours to allow for finishing touches and training.

 

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey’s Georgia Gerber creates iconic shapes in bronze

She turns abstract forms into some of the region’s most beloved public art, including the Pike Place Market pig.

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

The CDC initials were happenstance.

Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

There’s a lobster-roll food truck parked by a pot shop and a teen girl dancing in a lobster costume on a rural stretch of Highway… Continue reading

‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck
Photo by Olivia Vanni/Herald file                                Cars full of passengers headed to Whidbey Island pull into the ferry lines in Mukilteo on June 26.

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

Fewer boats mean longer waits on weekends. No more frolicking on the boat.

Photo by Olivia Vanni/Herald file                                Cars full of passengers headed to Whidbey Island pull into the ferry lines in Mukilteo on June 26.
A red door along Cultus Bay Road in Clinton on Whidbey Island. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

The door on Cultus Bay Road has been a South Whidbey Island icon for 30 years. Here’s the story.

A red door along Cultus Bay Road in Clinton on Whidbey Island. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Keep your germs, cover your face in style

Keep your germs, cover your face in style

It was once the look for bandits, ninjas and dentists. Now it’s gone viral. What’s up with that? Face masks are part of the COVID… Continue reading

Keep your germs, cover your face in style
Going to the dogs, and occasional cat

Going to the dogs, and occasional cat

Dogs don’t chase after this ambulance. They ride inside. What’s up with that? It’s the pet ambulance. Veterinarians Dr. Eric Patrin and Dr. Rob Jung… Continue reading

Going to the dogs, and occasional cat
Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Life at the Ken’s Korner shopping plaza in Clinton has come to a crawl for Raja, a 9-year-old tortoise. There are less feet on the… Continue reading

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business
Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village

Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village

Viva Las Langley. The nine-foot neon motel sign near the entrance to Langley is a retro atomic boomerang in blue and green lights with a… Continue reading

Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village