Kira Erickson

Crowd fired up over pyrotechnics

Amidst the cheers, Langley City Council took one step closer to making it illegal for private individuals to light off fireworks within city limits. The… Continue reading


HUB searches for new board member

A Langley nonprofit organization that has been supporting kids for over 30 years is looking for a new member to join its board of directors.… Continue reading


Freeland Library invites adults for gaming fun

The Freeland Library will be hosting its inaugural Adult Game Night 7-9 p.m. this upcoming Wednesday, Feb. 26. The event is a first for the… Continue reading


Eagles Aeries donates $20,600 to Whidbey nonprofits

In the tradition of “People Helping People,” the official motto of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the organization awarded big sums to 17 charities and… Continue reading

Performers needed for fifth annual Langley Street Dance

Submissions to perform at this summer’s Langley Street Dance are currently being accepted. Music groups have until March 20 to apply to perform during the… Continue reading

Photos by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Volunteer Claire Commons helps junior Katherine Zundel make a credit payment.

Budget crunch: Students learn valuable life lessons during financial fair

South Whidbey teenagers got a taste of reality last Wednesday. As part of the high school’s efforts to increase financial literacy, students in grades nine… Continue reading

Photos by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Volunteer Claire Commons helps junior Katherine Zundel make a credit payment.

School culinary program seeking equipment

The South Whidbey School District is seeking donations of kitchen equipment for its school farm culinary program. Students help grow the produce planted in the… Continue reading

Whidbey families heal through tragic connection

Knit together by tragedy, the families that lost loved ones in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash meet every year at the memorial in Port… Continue reading

Mystery Weekend parading into Langley next weekend

Langley is a quaint little city where crime seems to sleep most of the year. But each February, someone gets murdered and the city needs… Continue reading

Hong Kong Gardens turns over new leaf

When Jennifer Hua became the new owner of the Hong Kong Gardens restaurant back in September, she knew she had a long road ahead of… Continue reading

Broken water line causes landslide

A water main on Fidalgo Drive burst, causing a landslide Friday evening in Clinton. Cracking in the pavement was noticed Friday. The broken pipe allowed… Continue reading

Fire department sees change in the new year

Although South Whidbey Fire/EMS has seen recent changes in staffing, the department’s goal to provide quality service to the surrounding citizens still remains the same.… Continue reading

Valentine’s possibilities

Lovers, rejoice. The island offers a myriad of activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day, some extending beyond Feb. 14. Country Cottages of Langley allows for… Continue reading

Whidbey couple wins $50,000 in state lottery

So many things could have gone differently the day Betsy and Amir Shirazi won the lottery. Coming back home on the evening of Jan. 19,… Continue reading

SWMS enrichment program shines, seeks more support

Although the South Whidbey Middle School closed its doors to its former building three years ago, its second life as the South Whidbey Community Center… Continue reading

Food program still a ‘win’

For the past 12 years, a dedicated group of volunteers has helped ensure kids on South Whidbey don’t go hungry. The five friends who started… Continue reading

Seat open on fire district board

South Whidbey Fire/EMS is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its board of fire commissioners. Position 1 was previously occupied by Adrienne Hawley,… Continue reading

Music brings ‘Jungle Book’ to life

For Whidbey Children’s Theatre’s current season, the goal has been to give the spotlight to “the little guy.” Such is the case in “The Jungle… Continue reading

Crosswalk delayed by holidays, snowstorm

A long-awaited construction project in Langley is set to begin its final phase on Monday after being delayed due to a series of regulatory steps… Continue reading

Langley police chief lunches with select few of city’s smallest citizens

A very important meeting was held Thursday between Langley Chief of Police Don Lauer and six esteemed citizens. During lunchtime at South Whidbey Elementary School,… Continue reading