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Parents get involved in broadening their children’s education

Online learning in schools has become the norm because of the pandemic, but for some students it may not be a “one size fits all”… Continue reading

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Andreas Wurzrainer, chef and director of the Coupeville School District’s Connected Food Program, lifts a tray with pasta, meatloaf and zucchini. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville schools, local nonprofit, awarded grant to build school farm

The Coupeville School District, in partnership with the nonprofit Coupeville Farm to School, has received a grant that will help establish a school farm. The… Continue reading

Andreas Wurzrainer, chef and director of the Coupeville School District’s Connected Food Program, lifts a tray with pasta, meatloaf and zucchini. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

New island-wide leadership program seeks applicants

A community leadership program that has been forming for the past two years is now looking for its inaugural class. Skagit Valley College is partnering… Continue reading

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play

South Whidbey residents are rallying for a permanent place to play pickleball, one of the nation’s fastest growing sports. During a South Whidbey Parks and… Continue reading

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

The pop-up is a collaboration between several Langley businesses.

WhidbeyHealth says employee tested positive for COVID-19

All elective surgeries have been postponed until Oct. 7.

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

The Blue Peony has been in business for years but opened its first storefront in Langley this summer.

Langley celebrity Romeo has been told by his doctor he needs to cut the snacking. Vance Tillman, right, manages the ram’s care and is asking for people who bring offerings of food to place them in a bucket outside of Romeo’s fence instead of inside the enclosure. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Oh, portly Romeo. His eyes are bigger than his stomach.

Langley celebrity Romeo has been told by his doctor he needs to cut the snacking. Vance Tillman, right, manages the ram’s care and is asking for people who bring offerings of food to place them in a bucket outside of Romeo’s fence instead of inside the enclosure. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Langley Police Department may be facing the loss of an officer

The mayor’s news comes on the heels of city council’s conversations about police funding.

New Langley tent initiative covers restaurants

The island’s realtors sponsored heated tents so Langley restaurants can continue outdoor seating.

Recent COVID-19 bump is ‘still very manageable’

Some of the most recent cases have been family clusters.

Shop for a cause this weekend in Freeland

All proceeds from the garage sale will be donated.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation says it was stiffed on fundraiser proceeds

The foundation says it raised $7,000 in ticket sales but hasn’t received the money.

Mr. South Whidbey postponed, remembrance event in its place

Mr. South Whidbey won’t return to the stage until 2021.

Public comments taken on Clinton Gateway plan

The plan focuses on the part of Clinton closest to the ferry dock.

Siding of South Whidbey home scorched by small fire Thursday

The homeowner threw a cigarette butt into a wastebasket. It caught on fire.

Greenbank Farm ‘Fall Fest’ Sept. 19 will include up to 25 vendors

The pop-up market will be from noon to 4 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19.

Langley council discusses defunding police, debates what it means

The discussion was put on hold after much debate.

Clinton Chamber of Commerce gets new president

The former president stepped down to focus on her own business.

Group of residents call for removal of BLM banner from South Whidbey High School

The banner has been on a fence near the tennis courts since July 28.