Kira Erickson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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