Celeste Erickson

Charter business opens to new possibilities at South Whidbey Harbor

Visions of economic development through an expanded South Whidbey Harbor appear to be coming true as the facility welcomes its first new business this month.

South Whidbey family heads to the White House for Easter Egg Roll

A Langley family is taking the trip of a lifetime and celebrating Easter at the White House.

Building the writer’s toolbox | Langley author looks to develop young writers in workshop

Langley author Amber Kizer is taking everything she’s learned from publishing several young adult novels to the classroom at Whidbey Children’s Theater this month.

Children’s theater brings gadgets, gizmos and thingamabobs to Langley stage

Curious sea creatures and crustaceans will surface on the stage for Whidbey Children’s Theater performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

South Whidbey Harbor expansion nears finish, port preps for ceremony

There are still a few more tasks left on the to-do list, but the expansion at South Whidbey Harbor is now open for public use and port officials are preparing for a grand opening next week.

Bayview kicks off Easter fun with egg hunt; more South End events this weekend

The first of many Easter celebrations began this past weekend with the 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bayview Hall on Saturday, April 12.

Renowned jazz pianist returns ‘home’ to Whidbey

For Aaron Parks, expanding his career as a jazz pianist in New York City is a whirlwind at times, but Whidbey Island is where he feels most grounded.

Spring brings rhapsody, romance to South Whidbey stage

The Chamber Music Series reaches its final performance of the season this weekend with an afternoon of romantic compilations that herald the arrival of spring.

Civil rights champion Grethe Cammermeyer inducted into Nursing Hall of Fame

Alongside letters from former presidents, honorary certificates from several universities and movie posters depicting her life’s work, Langley resident Grethe Cammermeyer is adding yet another honor to the wall in her home office.

Deer smashes through windshield on Highway 525 near Legion hall

A driver was up and walking after an unusual collision with a deer Thursday afternoon.

A century old and still laughing | Freeland resident celebrates milestone birthday

Freeland resident Harold Robinett is about to join a select group of people in this world. This weekend, he will become a centenarian.

Waldorf students set to explore Moab desert

Students in the eighth-grade class of Whidbey Island Waldorf School are preparing for their final journey together, and what an adventure it will be.

Port ponders beach access signs on South Whidbey

Public beach access signs may soon be more abundant around South Whidbey.

Langley Middle School student heads to state geography bee

This Langley Middle School geography bee winner is heading to the state National Geographic Bee competition for the second year in a row?

Documentary by Clinton filmmakers spotlights employee-owned businesses

Two Clinton documentary filmmakers are taking their message to the American living room.

Seattle Men’s Chorus visits Langley for benefit

Voices from one of the largest choral organizations in Washington will travel to the South End for a performance benefiting victims of violence.

Books take on new life at South Whidbey festival

It’s the perfect combination — a fun book and a tasty treat. The second South Whidbey Edible Book Festival returns to Whidbey to celebrate books, art and food this Saturday, March 29.

Family farms prepare for the season on South Whidbey

The grass is greener, the birds are singing and people are outside again preparing for spring.

South Whidbey band unites to benefit youth at Ryan’s House For Youth

For six musicians, the issue of youth homelessness on South Whidbey united them. What resulted was the Rainey Music Project, a group of musicians playing for Ryan’s House for Youth.

WWII pilot, an Oak Harbor resident tells war tales to South Whidbey students

South Whidbey students got a first-person account of some of the toughest times of the 20th century last week from a man credited as being the only WWII fighter pilot to sink a Japanese destroyer with machine-gun fire.