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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)
Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Hale’s Kitchen opens doors in Oak Harbor

The new restaurant, located on Old Goldie Road, serves Southern style fried chicken.

Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Island high schools plan for live graduation ceremonies

All Whidbey Island high schools are hosting graduation ceremonies, but other senior events may vary.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.

Remembering those who served

Photos from the Memorial Day Service of Remembrance at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf Cemetery May 31.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.
Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville 8th graders excel in varsity basketball

Savina Wells became the first eighth grade girl to score in a Coupeville varsity basketball game.

Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)
Drea Park and her team train for the upcoming Seventy48 race up Puget Sound. (Photo courtesy of Drea Park)

Island couple to compete in 70-mile race

Drea and Jason Park will canoe from Tacoma to Port Townsend starting Friday, June 4.

Drea Park and her team train for the upcoming Seventy48 race up Puget Sound. (Photo courtesy of Drea Park)
Sarah Lord treats Ember the cat at Best Friends Veterinary Center March 30, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends)

Cat finds home with vet who saved her

After treating a feline house fire victim, a veterinarian kept the cat as her own.

Sarah Lord treats Ember the cat at Best Friends Veterinary Center March 30, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends)