Celeste Erickson

Meerkerk Gardens prepares for upcoming sale

Buds are blossoming and rhodies are lining the paths of Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens as staff members prepare to open the season with the sale.

Whidbey orchestra draws musicians back to their instruments

For many musicians, their love of music starts at a young age. But after years of practice, some part with their instrument for new endeavors.

Adventures in the kitchen | Students learn to roast, bake and fry in new HUB series

One part ambition, two parts learning and a dash of expertise to lead the way. That is the recipe for students taking part in The HUB’s newest after-school class, Chef Cooking Series for Youth, featuring four South Whidbey chefs.

Nearly finished, South Whidbey Harbor soft opening planned

The lights are on and workers are preparing for the first round of boats in the expanded area of South Whidbey Harbor, scheduled to open later this month.

Langley musician explores sound in modern album

Listening to a song for the first time can be a loaded experience. Everything from the mood of the listener to the ambiance in the background impacts the first encounter.

South Whidbey High School alumna’s piece featured in orchestra performance

The Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is diving into its third concert of the Season of Discovery this Sunday.

Women take to the stage for WOW conference

A day for everyone and a message for all — told by women.

Port of South Whidbey chooses Halloran for District 2

The Port of South Whidbey is back to full strength.

Participants determine ‘Deadly Deed’ culprit at Langley Mystery Weekend

Langley’s 30th annual mystery weekend came to a close Sunday as residents and out-of-towners cracked the case of “The Deadly Deed.”

Island Dance leaps into contemporary for combined performance

Dancers across the island are combining the energy of competition with the strength of technique for the first time in the upcoming performance INFUSION of Dance.

South Whidbey Academy students try hand at grant giving

For a group of students at South Whidbey Academy, it’s time to give back to their community.

‘Not your typical girl’ | South Whidbey resident featured in national beer advertising campaign for hard work, dedication

Jacqueline Gabelein is awake and leaving for the gym by 3:45 a.m. She trains for an hour and is back at her home by 5:30 a.m. to get started on her chores, starting the fire and packing lunches.

South Whidbey school board OKs new track

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors are off and running to resurface the South Whidbey High School track.

Get a clue | Langley becomes scene of the crime for Mystery Weekend

Come next weekend Langley will transform from the quaint Village by the Sea to a city filled with intrigue as a fictional murder takes place and visitors are eager to get to the bottom of it.

Port of South Whidbey candidate search yields single return

The initial search for a new Port of South Whidbey commissioner has yielded just one result. The application deadline for the District 2 seat formerly occupied by Chris Jerome passed last week and Langley resident Ed Halloran was the only one to submit a resume with the district.

South Whidbey musical brings out the ‘old smoothie’ in all

South Whidbey residents have the opportunity to savor the sounds of yesteryear with “FRED & GINGER – NO DANCING,” an original musical by Freeland resident Ken Merrell that opens Thursday.

Valentine’s Day flash mob aims to break the silence, end violence against women

The rising beat of a tune. A sudden rush of people dressed in red and dancing in sync. For the people participating, it’s more than a flash mob, it’s a message.

Two young LMS musicians earn their place on junior all-state band

Hours of practice and rehearsals over lunch hours have paid off for two Langley Middle School students.

Port of South Whidbey commissioners restructure staff, look to future

Port of South Whidbey commissioners will implement a series of staff changes next week.

Still plucking at 40 | Island Strings celebrates four decades of teaching

Island Strings began its 40th year of teaching this year and the number of lives touched in that time is nearly uncountable.