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Adrienne Lyle (Photo provided)

Whidbey Islander will compete in Tokyo Olympics

Adrienne Lyle and her horse, Salvino, set two American records in their Olympic qualifying events.

Adrienne Lyle (Photo provided)
Kids decorate cookies at the 2019 Whidbey Island Fair. (Photo provided)

Cookie decorating returning to Whidbey fair

More than 500 people stopped by for a creative and delicious treat at the 2019 fair.

Kids decorate cookies at the 2019 Whidbey Island Fair. (Photo provided)
Coupeville Farm to School school garden coordinator Zvi Bar-Chaim, left, and Julieanna Purdue, member of Cook for a Cause Planning Committee and farmer, deliver curbside pick-up meals at last year's Cook for a Cause fundraiser. (Photo provided)

Cook for a Cause fundraiser serves up ‘comfort food’

The July 22 dinner event falls near the end of a week-long auction, which runs July 16-25.

Coupeville Farm to School school garden coordinator Zvi Bar-Chaim, left, and Julieanna Purdue, member of Cook for a Cause Planning Committee and farmer, deliver curbside pick-up meals at last year's Cook for a Cause fundraiser. (Photo provided)
Becca Heavrin paints in her studio. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

New resident sets up her art studio in Greenbank

F or Becca Heavrin, creating art is a process of discovery.

Becca Heavrin paints in her studio. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Boys & Girls Club

Whidbey Island Boys and Girls Clubs plan dedication events

Whidbey Island Boys and Girls Clubs are celebrating their new locations at two events this month.

Boys & Girls Club
Espyn Gassett, 3, pets a dog who walked in the parade. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

An old-fashioned Fourth: Oak Harbor’s first post-pandemic celebration a blast

Oak Harbor residents lined Bayshore Drive for the Fourth of July parade.

Espyn Gassett, 3, pets a dog who walked in the parade. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Helen Price Johnson, left, will temporarily replace Kristen Griffin as Ebey's Reserve manager. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Former commissioner interim Ebey’s Reserve manager

Kristen Griffin has retired as manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Helen Price Johnson, left, will temporarily replace Kristen Griffin as Ebey's Reserve manager. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Food bank donations up, patrons down during pandemic

Fewer people relied on local food banks because of government help during the pandemic.

North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Taylor Moore shows off one of her signature smoothie bowls. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Entreprenuer brings smoothie bowls to South Whidbey

Taylor Moore wants her own business to be a place where people can “rehabilitate themselves.”

Taylor Moore shows off one of her signature smoothie bowls. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie crew films movie on Whidbey

Island becomes backup after Michigan locale falls through.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey woman has warm heart for cold-blooded critters

Amanda Ferrara owns 14 scaly friends of her own, each with its own unique personality.

Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

‘Read and Create Space’ event series kicks off Wednesday

Wednesday’s free kick-off event will include a book swap and arts and crafts for all ages.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)

Audubon Society updates birdwatching checklist

The society updated the list to reflect DNA research from Cornell University.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)
WAIF is raising these kittens until they're old enough to be adopted. WAIF always microchips, vaccinates and spays or neuters cats before sending them to their new homes. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

WAIF program aims to curb kitten boom

WAIF administrators hope the “Break the Cycle” program will reduce Whidbey’s unwanted pet population.

WAIF is raising these kittens until they're old enough to be adopted. WAIF always microchips, vaccinates and spays or neuters cats before sending them to their new homes. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
A ferry approaches the dock in Coupeville June 23. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

State Ferries reports no second boat planned for Coupeville

Washington State Ferries is having a hard time staffing its boats.

A ferry approaches the dock in Coupeville June 23. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Community center dedicates new mural

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. on June 26 at the South Whidbey Community Center.

Annie Philp, center, leads student counter-protesters. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Students counter a protest against social justice education

Hundreds of demonstrators lined the street in front of South Whidbey High School Friday afternoon.

Annie Philp, center, leads student counter-protesters. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
A banner celebrating the South Whidbey High School class of 2021 was vandalized, and the Black Lives Matter banner next to it was stolen. (Photo provided by Josephine Moccia)

Black Lives Matter sign stolen from in front of school

A banner celebrating 2021 graduates was also left vandalized.

A banner celebrating the South Whidbey High School class of 2021 was vandalized, and the Black Lives Matter banner next to it was stolen. (Photo provided by Josephine Moccia)
Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey organizations offer outdoor volunteer opportunities

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust and the Whidbey Institute both have events this Saturday, June 19.

Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey Island Farmers Market launches at park

Despite rainy weather, the new market had a high turnout on its opening day.

Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)