Kira Erickson

Eagles Aeries donates $20,600 to Whidbey nonprofits

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

Eagles Aeries donates $20,600 to Whidbey nonprofits

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

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

Whidbey families heal through tragic connection

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

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

Hong Kong Gardens turns over new leaf
Broken water line causes landslide

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

Broken water line causes landslide

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

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

Valentine’s possibilities
Whidbey couple wins $50,000 in state lottery

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

Whidbey couple wins $50,000 in state lottery
SWMS enrichment program shines, seeks more support

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

SWMS enrichment program shines, seeks more support
Food program still a ‘win’

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

Food program still a ‘win’

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

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

Music brings ‘Jungle Book’ to life
Crosswalk delayed by holidays, snowstorm

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

Crosswalk delayed by holidays, snowstorm
Langley police chief lunches with select few of city’s smallest citizens

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

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

Fun & Wargames

Looking for a new hobby during these bleak winter months? Since its August opening last year, the Jester’s Keep has been a haven for tabletop… Continue reading

Fun & Wargames
School board renews superintendent’s contract

School board renews superintendent’s contract

South Whidbey Superintendent Jo Moccia’s three-year contract was renewed last week with one abstention from the school board. The contract extends Moccia’s employment until June… Continue reading

School board renews superintendent’s contract

Moccia suggests return to live streaming school board meetings

The South Whidbey School District is discussing the possibility of giving live streaming another try. At a board meeting last week, Superintendent Jo Moccia said… Continue reading