Karina Andrew

Many of the 284 piles supporting the Coupeville wharf are rotting away and need to be replaced or reinforced. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

State representative secures funds for wharf substructure

The money will be used to replace and restore degrading piles, the beams that hold up the wharf.

Many of the 284 piles supporting the Coupeville wharf are rotting away and need to be replaced or reinforced. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Tilth to host seed saving class

The class will cover the benefits of seed saving, growing strategies and processing methods.

Kaia Swegler Richmond, center, shows off her gold alongside second-place finisher Corinn Brewer, right, and third-place finisher McKenzi Popper. (Photo provided by Karen Swegler)

South Whidbey High School grad wins gold medal at Junior Olympics

Kaia Swegler Richmond ran the two-kilometer women’s steeplechase with a time of 7:26.14.

Kaia Swegler Richmond, center, shows off her gold alongside second-place finisher Corinn Brewer, right, and third-place finisher McKenzi Popper. (Photo provided by Karen Swegler)
Disabled American Veterans built a ramp to make its Oak Harbor location more wheelchair-accessible. Construction was completed this summer. (Photo provided by John Callahan)

Disabled American Veterans adds ramp to building

Between 10 and 20 veterans with wheelchairs will make use of the new ramp.

Disabled American Veterans built a ramp to make its Oak Harbor location more wheelchair-accessible. Construction was completed this summer. (Photo provided by John Callahan)
Lyle (Photo provided)

Whidbey equestrian wins silver in Tokyo Olympics

Adrienne Lyle, her horse and their teammates won the silver medal in the dressage team competition.

Lyle (Photo provided)
Bill Headridge and his dog Ginger appear delighted by the discovery of a Douglas squirrel during a late February walk at Admiralty Inlet Preserve, protected by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. (Photo by Pam Headridge)

Local land stewards share Whidbey’s hidden gems

Whidbey residents looking for outdoor recreation can visit one of the island’s lesser-known trails.

Bill Headridge and his dog Ginger appear delighted by the discovery of a Douglas squirrel during a late February walk at Admiralty Inlet Preserve, protected by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. (Photo by Pam Headridge)

Controversial BLM post deleted but debate continues

United Student Leaders removed a controversial online post about school board member Damian Greene.

Firefighters respond to a structure fire on Woodbine Road Monday. (Photo courtesy of South Whidbey Fire/EMS)

Home destroyed in South Whidbey fire

No one was seriously injured in the structure fire that destroyed a South Whidbey home on Monday.

Firefighters respond to a structure fire on Woodbine Road Monday. (Photo courtesy of South Whidbey Fire/EMS)
Guests visit Artworks Gallery during July's First Saturday Art Walk. (Photo courtesy of Artworks Gallery)

Artworks Gallery hosts anniversary celebration

The event celebrating one year at the Langley location will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1.

Guests visit Artworks Gallery during July's First Saturday Art Walk. (Photo courtesy of Artworks Gallery)
Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Cost, accessibility of child care raises concerns on Whidbey

The high cost and sparse availability of child care are serious public health challenges on Whidbey.

Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Former county commissioner diagnosed with case of breakthrough COVID-19

Helen Price Johnson is crediting the vaccine for how mild her case has been.

Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

School board member threatens to sue students

Damian Greene is threatening legal action against students for an online post he claims is libelous.

Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Law enforcement role in school threats debated

Several community members expressed concern that the district doesn’t notify police of every threat.

Firefighters work at the Lick Creek fire near the Idaho and Oregon borders. (Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)

Whidbey firefighters battle blazes off-island

Whidbey Island firefighters dispatched to wildfires in eastern Washington and Oregon.

Firefighters work at the Lick Creek fire near the Idaho and Oregon borders. (Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)
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)