Kira Erickson

Plenty to eat and drink for St. Patrick’s Day

Although many public events have been cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, those looking to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day are in luck. As… Continue reading

‘The food abides’ at new Bayview restaurant

‘The food abides’ at new Bayview restaurant

Frequenters of the Goose Community Grocer may have noticed a recent change in signs, as a new restaurant moved into the adjacent space previously occupied… Continue reading

‘The food abides’ at new Bayview restaurant
Going the extra mile

Going the extra mile

What began as a part-time hobby to help people has turned into a nearly full-time occupation. While recovering from donating a kidney to a friend,… Continue reading

Going the extra mile
Creative workshop offers jewelry with hints of spring

Creative workshop offers jewelry with hints of spring

Nature lovers will have a chance to create their very own jewelry from their favorite plants this spring. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation will hold… Continue reading

Creative workshop offers jewelry with hints of spring
Coming clean about goats

Coming clean about goats

For Molly Jacobson, the creation of her Clinton soap business has involved all kinds of kids. There are the goat kids that often enliven her… Continue reading

Coming clean about goats

Outbreak drains blood banks

Among the many impacts of the coronavirus outbreak is a shortage of blood. Bloodworks Northwest, a statewide blood bank, is asking for healthy and willing… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                A desolate shelf of toilet paper in the Goose Community Grocer on Thursday.

Supplies wiped out at stores

Due to increasing fears about coronavirus, shoppers may have found already that several products are in short supply, in big box stores and local businesses… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                A desolate shelf of toilet paper in the Goose Community Grocer on Thursday.
Board appoints fire commissioner

Board appoints fire commissioner

There’s a new fire commissioner on South Whidbey. During a special meeting on Feb. 24, the South Whidbey Fire/EMS board of commissioners chose Clinton resident… Continue reading

Board appoints fire commissioner
Fiery trio takes on outdoor cooking

Fiery trio takes on outdoor cooking

Like all new businesses, it began as a spark of an idea. As their Langley restaurant business was winding down, chef and blacksmith Jon-Paul “JP”… Continue reading

Fiery trio takes on outdoor cooking

Plans to livestream school board meetings abandoned

The South Whidbey school board has decided not to pursue livestreaming its meetings for the time being. As part of her report, Superintendent Jo Moccia… Continue reading

Fireworks ban passes with flying colors

Fireworks will be banned in Langley, starting a year from now. In a 4-1 vote, members of Langley City Council adopted the pyrotechnics prohibition at… Continue reading

Langley looking at ways to promote affordable housing

The Village by the Sea is once again looking for ways to make affordable housing a reality. In three meetings in the last two weeks,… Continue reading

Musselfest is coming to town

Musselfest is coming to town

Whidbey’s biggest party celebrating all things mussel is back and bigger than ever before for its 34th year. Rain or shine, the fun will happen… Continue reading

Musselfest is coming to town
The future is clear

The future is clear

A young Freeland entrepreneur is defying stereotypes about a younger generation that’s lazy or entitled. Oliver was only a teenager in 2016 when he began… Continue reading

The future is clear

Pool boosters wade into septic analysis

A proposed aquatic center for South Whidbey is closer to becoming a reality. The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation is looking to fund a… Continue reading

Leap into your dancing shoes

A fundraiser to benefit a local and well-known organization will give participants the chance to dance for a good cause. The first Good Cheer Winter… Continue reading

Dance adopts new name

A family-friendly tradition on South Whidbey will had a new name and location for its 18th year. Previously known as the Daddy-Daughter Ball, the newly… Continue reading

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