Kathy Reed

Land Trust purchases Indian Point

Indian Point on southwest Whidbey Island will remain forever wild. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced Tuesday that it has purchased two different properties totaling 64 acres at Indian Point to ensure it will be protected for generations to come.


South Whidbey Legion Riders are born

Any newborn requires a lot of attention, and that is certainly true of a new motorcycle group on South Whidbey.


Recreation vs. preservation; Trillium plan tries to strike a balance

Most of the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed, and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust is ready for feedback on its draft of the Trillium Community Forest management plan. A public workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland.


Grange brews up community fun

Beer lovers and those curious about home beer brewing may be interested in the class Deer Lagoon Grange has on tap for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.

Maureen Girard puts jazzy spin on Langley house concert series

Tucked away in a little corner of the woods just outside Langley is an old chicken coop. Although it’s been a very long time since this coop has seen any chickens, you could say it’s seen its share of songbirds.

Rebooting medicine the alternative way

Jennifer Ruthensteiner knew from a young age she wanted to be a healer. Her desire, coupled with an interest in nature and the healing properties found there, led her down a path that has brought her to Freeland, where she is the owner of the Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine.

Affordable housing nonprofit fights to keep doors open on Whidbey

In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.

Freeland woman ships a little TLC to troops

Packages clutter the top of the table and stand in neat stacks on the floor in Carol Briggs’ Freeland home. They are crammed with travel-size bottles of lotion, shampoo and body wash, baby wipes and assorted snacks.

Freeland woman leaps into business

Inspiration struck April Ducharme as she waited in line for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry. During her daily commute to the “mainland,” she thought up a plan to make her time in line work for her. And such was the birth of her business, Pond Hopper.

Tales stir wartime memories | NOTABLE

Bittersweet recollections of holidays spent in Vietnam and the feelings experienced at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. stirred memories for many at the Veterans Day observance held by American Legion Post 141 in Langley Sunday morning.

PSE Foundation grant will help Whidbey veterans

The Veterans Resource Center in Langley has just been given a grant to give its new home a facelift.

WISH gets unprecedented second chance at funding

Whidbey Island Share a Home is getting an unprecedented second chance to turn in a request for funding for 2013 with a county Housing Advisory Board review committee.

Men fashion fishing boats for disabled anglers

The first time Second District Congressman Rick Larsen heard about the Fishing Access Network, he saw a presentation with a scale model replica of the disabled-access boat Mike Mayes and Ralph Brotherton were trying to raise money to build.

Sojourn Studios: Begin your journey to fitness

From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.

Whidbey boy’s letters to Santa will make a wish come true

Third grader Jonathan Carroll knows a thing or two about wishes and he’d like to share the joy this holiday season.

Whidbey NAS base commander ventures south

Members of the South Whidbey Rotary hosted a very important person from the north at the group’s meeting Tuesday morning at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club in Langley.

Veterans get connected in Freeland

FREELAND — Paul D’Avazo is a World War II veteran who never realized he was entitled to receive benefits following his four years of service in the Navy. He and his wife, Margaret, didn’t think he qualified.

Island flags go up in flames of glory

Hungry flames devoured more than 100 United States flags at the American Legion Post 141 in Bayview Thursday, June 14, curling orange and yellow tongues around the red, white and blue symbol of our nation.

Whidbey Toys for Tots donations fall far short this year

It’s been a tough year for donations to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program on Whidbey Island. According to organizer Mike McClung, donations are down about 40 percent, the impact of which will be felt next year.

Iraq War combat veteran espouses Middle East peace

The military experience has a profound effect on those who serve, affecting everyone differently.