Kira Erickson

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

Animal stories aren’t just for kids, as a Clinton resident and pastor is hoping to demonstrate during a Zoom story time session this Friday. Catherine… Continue reading

Virtual open mic nights lend voice to performers

Entertainment venues may be closed to the public, but the show must go on as Whidbey performers are still finding a way to garner an… Continue reading

Still need a mask? Local crafters have you covered

With several grocery stores—whether part of a larger chain or locally owned—now requiring the use of face masks to enter, now may be a good… Continue reading

Ice cream company launches ‘pint club’

Islanders longing for the days of slinging back a pint at their favorite brewery can soon help themselves to a pint of something new, as… Continue reading

Leader, educator honored by school board, council

A city councilwoman, schoolteacher, Langley resident, early proponent of salmon education and the Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom. An appreciator of the arts. Wife, mother, grandmother and… Continue reading

Local experts are providing advice during quarantine

Staying home for days on end can be tough. Luckily, Whidbey experts are offering their advice for how to survive while under quarantine. A chief… Continue reading

Langley to require face masks downtown

The Village by the Sea has issued an emergency proclamation requiring individuals to wear face coverings when visiting the downtown corridor. The question of what… Continue reading

Whidbey artist teaching lessons to kids via Zoom

As the pandemic drags on and people become increasingly accustomed to the use of Zoom, a South Whidbey artist has been using it to teach… Continue reading

Need help? There’s likely a number you can call

The volume of calls to Whidbey organizations offering assistance have not shown a drastic increase, but demonstrate a need to connect with local resources during… Continue reading

Fire contained to attic causes $40K damages

An interior fire in a Clinton home may have caused considerable damage to the house, but no injuries were reported. Personnel from South Whidbey Fire/EMS… Continue reading

Levy lid lift resolution going on August ballot

South Whidbey Fire/EMS approved a resolution for a levy lid lift this past Friday. During a special meeting, fire commissioners unanimously approved the measure, allowing… Continue reading

‘Two-woman show’ finds way to thank health care personnel

Like many others during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mackenize Ball wanted to find a way to thank medical staff for their services. “One morning I just… Continue reading

Earth Day-themed presentation goes on — quarantine style

When Derek Hoshiko was selected to give an Earth Day-themed lecture for a Seattle history museum, he didn’t quite picture himself sitting at his desk… Continue reading

Oak Harbor teacher selling T-shirts to support Whidbey businesses

An Oak Harbor printing business has found a way to help support fellow small businesses of Whidbey by selling over $17,000 of T-shirts. Nearly a… Continue reading

Langley infrastructure project starts Phase I

A Langley construction project dedicated to fixing utility lines began its first step last week, with surveyors collecting soil samples to be analyzed. The Langley… Continue reading

Bagel guy delivering meals to neighbors

When the governor ordered the closure of restaurant dining rooms, bagel shop owner John Auburn opted to make soup for community members in need instead… Continue reading

Artist crafting collage kits

As a former art therapist, Hannah Hunter wanted to find a way for kids to express their feelings during a stressful time. She found a… Continue reading

David Krolokouski and Juan Zalapa, right, prepare meals every Sunday in the kitchen of Pickles Deli in Clinton.

Keeping it clean

A currently unemployed cook has been keeping busy making and delivering healthy meals to essential workers from Coupeville to Clinton. Juan Zalapa, who worked in… Continue reading

David Krolokouski and Juan Zalapa, right, prepare meals every Sunday in the kitchen of Pickles Deli in Clinton.

Blaze damages exterior of Freeland home

South Whidbey Fire/EMS extinguished an early-morning fire Saturday, April 11 on Smugglers Cove Road in Freeland. Most of the damage was done to the outside… Continue reading

Early brush fires on island spark concerns

Unseasonably warm weather has led to an unusual occurrence of brush fires on South Whidbey this past week. Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt said the arrival… Continue reading