Celeste Erickson

South Whidbey ponders homeless at annual count

For some in Island County, finding a home and a safe place to live is a struggle.

Imagine?it,?design it, build it | MakerTron Labs creates community classroom for science, technology, engineering

Located inside Ken’s Korner Mall is a space made to create — MakerTron Labs. It’s a community lab space for classes, research, and, above all, for making things. For Damien Cortez, executive director of the new space, “make” is a big and all-encompassing word.

Festival of the Arts shows how art in South End schools is kept alive

Students and artists alike put their best work on display during the Whidbey Festival of the Arts on June 7 and 8 at South Whidbey High School. The festival was a year-end celebration of several groups working to bring artists to teach in classrooms.

South Whidbey grad scoops up culinary memorial scholarship

The Natanya Johnson Scholarship Fund has named Jessica VanWetter as the recipient of the 2013 Red Spatula Award.

Gianni scores South Whidbey school board vote

Rocco Gianni has captured enough votes that he will spend the next four years as a South Whidbey School District Director.

Holmes Harbor golf course opens

The Holmes Harbor Golf Course is officially open. Operator Craig Moore, who is bringing the facility up to par, opened the course for play Friday, July 26, several days earlier than planned. More than 150 players had already teed off prior to the official opening. Several just happened to stop by not knowing the course had been closed.

Home-grown greens hit the lunch menu at South Whidbey Schools

Students are rooting for veggies on South Whidbey, both literally and figuratively.

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.

Cultural center to explore Native, Japanese cultures at Langley campfire

Cultures are coming together in an exploration of art and storytelling at the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center this week.

Langley Running Festival increases out-of-state participants

Approximately 325 people enjoyed the mixed road and trail courses of the Langley Running Festival Sunday, July 7.

School closures, fender benders flourish from inches of snow

One to two inches of wet snow blanketed Whidbey Island early Friday and resulted in an island-wide shutdown of schools.

South Whidbey school phone system kinks worked out, officials say

Several issues with the phone systems throughout the South Whidbey School District are just about resolved after a $120,000 conversion nears completion.

Small Cultus Bay brush fire begins dry season

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded to a small brush fire on Cultus Bay Road around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Genuine Picasso comes to Greenbank Farm gallery

A work by the world-renowned artist Pablo Picasso is now on display on Central Whidbey.

Innovative artists bring new technique to Langley

The floors are covered in colored canvas of past pieces and everything is on wheels for easy mobility. Stallman Studio is a place to create and connect, a true working space.

Fun around the Whidbey Island Area Fair

The aroma of the corn dogs, elephant ears and kettle corn beckoned people from all over South Whidbey on Thursday for the opening of the 2013 Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Congressman Larsen tours two Freeland boatyards

Congressman Rick Larsen toured several Whidbey Island destinations recently including Freeland’s Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and North Cross Aluminum.

Performing arts leaders develop central Langley location

In recent years, several South Whidbey non-profit groups have coalesced around Langley Middle School.

Writers gear up for annual Whidbey conference

The Whidbey Island Writers Association has an inspiring task — to help self-described non-writers develop into writers.

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.