Emily Gilbert

Call him ‘Flipper’

A few lucky boaters in Penn Cove got quite the show when a common dolphin was spotted splashing in the afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 19.… Continue reading

Whidbey’s first legal distillery turns 10

The island’s first (legal) distillery, Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley, turns 10 on Sunday. Owners Beverly and Steve Heising turned their 9-acre property into a… Continue reading

County revises rule for outdoor activities

Anyone gathering outdoors in groups of more than 10 people must first submit a waiver request to the Island County health officer. That request must… Continue reading

West Whidbey, Deception Pass closed to shellfish harvesting because of biotoxins

Eating shellfish harvested from a wide swath of Whidbey Island beaches can have some nasty health effects, state officials are warning. Because of high levels… Continue reading

Pinched crabs make crabbers crabby

Crabbing season is in full swing, but some crabbers may think they are pulling too many empty pots for it to just be bad luck,… Continue reading

Mother-daughter duo bringing corners of the world to Whidbey

Fiona and Francesca Coenen-Winer sell pieces from near and far

Photo by Emily Gilbert/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Herbert Bacon has owned his house on Bells Beach Road in Langley since 1958 and turned 100 on Aug. 26.

Langley’s good neighbor, Herbert Bacon, turns 100

Whidbey Island is home to a number of centenarians, and Herbert E. Bacon joined those ranks in August. Bacon was born on Aug. 26, 1918,… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Herbert Bacon has owned his house on Bells Beach Road in Langley since 1958 and turned 100 on Aug. 26.
Conner Ryan dives for the disc at the World Junior Ultimate Championships held in Canada. Photo by Ulti Photos.

The ultimate

It all started with a pick-up game. Now Connor Ryan is the winner of a gold medal in the World Junior Ultimate Championships for ultimate… Continue reading

Conner Ryan dives for the disc at the World Junior Ultimate Championships held in Canada. Photo by Ulti Photos.

Woodpalooza showcases woodworkers

Woodworking may seem like a hobby for those in their golden years, but the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild’s Woodpalooza will show visitors that a younger… Continue reading

Two car chases in 2 days

Two high-speed chases occurred on South Whidbey within a day of each other last week. The first car chase started July 28 when Lt. Mike… Continue reading

Two arrested after chase

A group of six motorcyclists led a Washington State Patrol officer on a high-speed chase down a rural Coupeville road that ended in two arrests… Continue reading

Racing this summer began at noon Thursday, July 19. This year, over 60 boats participated in the Whidbey Island Race Week.

Sailboat race a favorite summertime tradition

Brightly-colored spinnakers covered Penn Cove this weekend as 68 boats competed during Whidbey Island Race Week. Many of the boats were returning members of the… Continue reading

Racing this summer began at noon Thursday, July 19. This year, over 60 boats participated in the Whidbey Island Race Week.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record.
                                Samantha Ollis, of Langley, with her cows Duke, left, and Daisy, which she’s raised.

Menagerie at the fair

Kids in 4-H and their animals greeted visitors of the Whidbey Island Fair in Langley this week. Two girls showing their cows said they were… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record.
                                Samantha Ollis, of Langley, with her cows Duke, left, and Daisy, which she’s raised.
Harbor seal pup. Photo by Sandra Dubpernell/Orca Network/Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Experts: Seal pups should be left alone

Pupping season is in full swing for the seals that visit the shores of Whidbey Island. The season started in June and lasts until August… Continue reading

Harbor seal pup. Photo by Sandra Dubpernell/Orca Network/Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Seas, Trees, Pie Bike Ride is on the way

Cyclists of all ages will take to the roads as part of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s third annual Seas, Trees & Pie Bike Ride… Continue reading

Dave Madeiros stands in front of his garage, where he keeps the materials he uses for his flooring business that he has owned and operated since 2001. He still lives in the first home he bought in Oak Harbor after being homeless for a two years. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
                                Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
                                Dave Madeiros stands in front of his garage, where he stores materials he uses for his flooring business that he has owned and operated since 2001.

Businessman shares story of homelessness

Dave Madeiros knows well both sides of the homelessness issue. Madeiros has been a resident of Oak Harbor since 1988 — when he first came… Continue reading

Dave Madeiros stands in front of his garage, where he keeps the materials he uses for his flooring business that he has owned and operated since 2001. He still lives in the first home he bought in Oak Harbor after being homeless for a two years. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
                                Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
                                Dave Madeiros stands in front of his garage, where he stores materials he uses for his flooring business that he has owned and operated since 2001.
Denis Zimmermann and his wife, Cheryl, run Langley’s new ramen restaurant, Ultra House, which opened in May 2018. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Langley restaurant owner is recreating his childhood with new ramen house

Denis Zimmer-mann said he’s not re-inventing the wheel with his ramen restaurant Ulta House in downtown Langley. “Most any mother in Japan can make this… Continue reading

Denis Zimmermann and his wife, Cheryl, run Langley’s new ramen restaurant, Ultra House, which opened in May 2018. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

New fireworks rules in effect

Big bang for big bucks at some sales tents