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Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Coordinator Jean Matheny exchanges soup with Rick Klein, a former longtime volunteer in the Island Church soup kitchen.

Lunches are in the bag

In an effort to continue serving community meals, several soup kitchens have taken to dishing up in the parking lots and offering to-go lunches. Administrator… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Coordinator Jean Matheny exchanges soup with Rick Klein, a former longtime volunteer in the Island Church soup kitchen.

Food banks running low in wake of pandemic

A parallel with the current shortage in grocery stores, Whidbey food banks are in need of donations as supplies run low. Good Cheer Food Bank… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Clinton resident Jake Stewart selects a box of Kleenex from the Star Store as part of a delivery order.

Help behind the wheel

Often, a crisis can bring out the best in people. On South Whidbey, residents have banded together to help deliver items to their fellow homebound… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Clinton resident Jake Stewart selects a box of Kleenex from the Star Store as part of a delivery order.

Langley chamber proposes aid for small businesses

City of Langley leaders are searching for ways to support small businesses during an economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the governor’s order… Continue reading

Have doughnuts, will deliver

Have doughnuts, will deliver

With the coronavirus outbreak coming to Whidbey Island, several entrepreneurs have been looking for ways to reach customers from their homes. Restaurants, wineries, florists and… Continue reading

Have doughnuts, will deliver

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