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New Clinton store encourages shoppers to buy local products

The Whidbey Artists Collective, at Ken’s Korner, has become the perfect place for crafty artists.

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County has 207 new COVID cases, 6 deaths in 3 weeks

Vaccinations to begin with healthcare workers, first responders on Dec. 28.

Langley council vote extends suspension of utility late fees

Late fees and disconnections are suspended until June 2021.

Langley critical of ferry route closure Dec. 29

Langley City Council to write a letter in opposition of the impending temporary ferry closure.

Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Writing Tooth and Claus

Retired school teacher pens new book about unlikely pairing.

Langley author Barb DeMartino’s Christmas-themed children’s book was recently published, just in time for the holidays. “Tooth Fairy’s Jolly Adventure” was inspired by DeMartino’s six-year-old grandson, who lost a tooth on Christmas Eve last year. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Bayview Station Santa slated to visit this week

Santa Claus is coming to South Whidbey, although he won’t be as mobile as in years past. Instead of a parade through the different neighborhoods,… Continue reading

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Hoppin’ around the Christmas tree

Floral designer brings Langley’s well-known critter to life

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Hospice of the NW considers sale to a for-profit company

The Island County hospice has been locally managed hospice since 1989.

Rotary of South Whidbey holds wine fundraiser

The fundraiser runs through Dec. 20.

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Whidbey markets offer unique holiday gift items

Looking for a gift? Whidbey’s holiday markets have plenty of ideas all month.

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Help just in time for the holidays

Families who cannot afford gifts this holiday season have an island-wide resource.

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Christopher Powell pours a glass of fresh hop cider. Misfit Island Cider Company, located near Langley, is hoping to open a tasting room this winter.

Inspired by drier British ciders, Whidbey deejay creates his own

After deejaying in London, one South Whidbey cider maker is branching out.

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Christopher Powell pours a glass of fresh hop cider. Misfit Island Cider Company, located near Langley, is hoping to open a tasting room this winter.

COVID-19 outbreak being investigated at Regency

18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.

Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

Home for the kids: Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

A South Whidbey woman nursed two goats back to health with the help of Chinese medicine.

Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.
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Council discussion about smart meters sparks disagreements

One citizen was skeptical of Puget Sound Energy’s smart meters.

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Sarah Santosa and her two-year-old daughter, Gwendolyn, play with a miniature chocolate fondue pot that is part of the miniature storefront for Sweet Mona’s Chocolates in Langley. The little chocolate shop is the third model in a series built by Santosa for Langley businesses.

Going big time with her miniature skills

A Langley woman will showcase her miniature achitecture skills on a Christmas-themed TV show.

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Sarah Santosa and her two-year-old daughter, Gwendolyn, play with a miniature chocolate fondue pot that is part of the miniature storefront for Sweet Mona’s Chocolates in Langley. The little chocolate shop is the third model in a series built by Santosa for Langley businesses.

Parks, Rec receives OK for Trustland Trails

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is moving ahead with proposed trails included in a recent plan. The trails will be added to the existing… Continue reading

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South Whidbey farmer has small plants for future

Full Cycle Farm will be giving away 100 saplings — free of charge — starting on Black Friday.

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As COVID cases rise, businesses respond to new state restrictions

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase sharply across the county and state, Whidbey Island has also been experiencing an escalation of the virus. At… Continue reading

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Storm lashes Whidbey

High winds knock out power islandwide

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