Kira Erickson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire plan calls for levy lid lift

South Whidbey Fire/EMS recently approved a five-year strategic plan that calls for a levy lid lift. The fire department is considering asking voters to increase… Continue reading

Everybody counts

For as long as the Point in Time Count has existed, Clinton hairdresser William Bolding has shown up every year to provide haircuts free of… Continue reading

Fuse lit on city fireworks ordinance

Langley Councilman Craig Cyr is fulfilling a campaign promise by trying to get fireworks banned from within city limits. At a city council meeting Tuesday… Continue reading

Making a blanket statement

Combining the generosity and artistry of the South Whidbey community with a healthy dose of activism, Luanne Seymour found a way to comfort children being… Continue reading

Clipper trips snipped

A beloved icon of Langley’s holiday season is no more. Mayor Tim Callison announced at a city council meeting Jan. 21 that the Clipper will… Continue reading

Four seek board seat in conservation district

Whidbey voters registered with the county will have a chance to decide who will be the newest member of a non-regulatory, governmental entity dedicated to… Continue reading

Bayview gallery’s theme adds new flavor

Bayview Cash Store’s newest art show has a special twist. Located in the Hub Gallery now through Feb. 23, a doughnut-themed show sponsored by Whidbey… Continue reading