Kira Erickson

Island triathlon taking on virtual format this year

For the first time in its history, the Whidbey Island Triathlon will be happening virtually due to COVID-19. The 24th annual event is scheduled for… Continue reading

 

Langley council reschedules meeting due to agenda error

Video conferencing may seem like the perfect way to recreate face-to-face public meetings, albeit virtually. However, issues with the online application may be limiting accessibility.… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor boy stays strong despite cancer diagnosis

Being diagnosed with cancer is hard enough, but receiving a diagnosis during COVID-19 is even more difficult. Fortunately, an Oak Harbor boy has had his… Continue reading

 

Conflicting mask proclamations in Langley clarified

Langley officials don’t expect restaurant patrons to slurp oysters under surgical masks, which may come as a relief to people confused by seemingly contradictory proclamations.… Continue reading

Coupeville planning to close Front St. during June

Coupeville leaders are considering temporarily closing a portion of Front Street to traffic in order to allow pedestrians more space for social distancing in the… Continue reading

Langley sees crime spike in last 2 months

Property crimes have been on the rise in Langley for the last two months, according to Langley Police Chief Don Lauer. During a teleconferenced city… Continue reading

Fully grown Dales pony Carly with her foal Blossom behind her. George Cerrato scratches Bounce, an energetic young foal.

Not horsin’ around

Many things may be uncertain right now, but owners of a small family farm in North Whidbey are certain their mission to breed critically endangered… Continue reading

Fully grown Dales pony Carly with her foal Blossom behind her. George Cerrato scratches Bounce, an energetic young foal.

Lions member building birdhouses to help food bank

A South Whidbey man is using his time at home constructively by building birdhouses and donating all proceeds from the sales to a good cause.… Continue reading

Donations offer some relief for town businesses

Community members are banding together to offer financial help to Coupeville small businesses facing finanical losses due to COVID-19. Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, or CHWA,… Continue reading

Langley retailers to get green light to move outdoors

The Village by the Sea is planning to issue a proclamation allowing restaurants and retailers to expand outside in designated areas. During a teleconferenced city… Continue reading

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                                John Keller, Stewardship Forester with Washington Department of Natural Resources, examines a rhododendron bush in what will soon be the Price Sculpture Forest.

Sculpture park aims for August soft opening

The combination of art and the outdoors is what many would say is unique to Whidbey. Merging both themes, a Coupeville resident and landowner has… Continue reading

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                                John Keller, Stewardship Forester with Washington Department of Natural Resources, examines a rhododendron bush in what will soon be the Price Sculpture Forest.

Local Memorial Day celebrations adapt to COVID-19

Memorial Day celebrations across the island have been adapted to the COVID-19 health closure. Former Marine Bob Gabelein of South Whidbey’s Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey offering grants

The Port of South Whidbey has created an emergency grants program, with the hope that more small businesses and nonprofits will apply for the remaining… Continue reading

Porch portraits take off in popularity as island photographer adapts to pandemic

Staying home may not be a picture perfect situation, but a Coupeville photographer is hoping to commemorate quarantined family moments with a snapshot taken from… Continue reading

Island Angels swoop in to help Whidbey families

Good deeds aren’t too hard to come by these days, as demonstrated by a Clinton resident who has been organizing the purchase and delivery of… Continue reading

Garden pros offer sage advice

Starting a garden for the first time may seem daunting, but it can also be a therapeutic pastime for those staying at home and looking… Continue reading

Spike in ferry ridership spurs concerns

Despite the governor’s stay-at-home order, a sharp increase in people visited Whidbey last weekend, worrying island leaders and residents alike. The Mukilteo-Clinton route was the… Continue reading

Bayview Road house destroyed by fire

A Bayview home was fully engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. Despite the complete loss, no one was injured. Around 1:55 a.m. on May 10,… Continue reading

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

Animal stories aren’t just for kids, as a Clinton resident and pastor is hoping to demonstrate during a Zoom story time session this Friday. Catherine… Continue reading

Virtual open mic nights lend voice to performers

Entertainment venues may be closed to the public, but the show must go on as Whidbey performers are still finding a way to garner an… Continue reading