Kira Erickson

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

Orca encounter

A Freeland family out for a walk last week experienced something they likely won’t see again soon. While exploring a beach near Holmes Harbor, Darci… Continue reading

Island eatery serves up kindness

A South Whidbey restaurant is shifting its resources towards delivering care packages for community members who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, or… Continue reading

Police academy closures delay officer hires

Among the many unintended consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak is a delay in getting new police officers added to Whidbey police forces. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing

During times of social distancing and school closures, a primarily outdoor school has had to shift some of its interaction online for students, a first… Continue reading

Langley votes to defer utility payment late fees

The city of Langley has decided to extend the suspension of late fees for utility payments until one full billing cycle after the end of… Continue reading

Langley names new finance director, clerk

During the Langley city council meeting on Monday, Mayor Tim Callison announced his selection of Monica Felici for the job of finance director-city clerk. He… Continue reading

Village by the Sea gains creative district designation

Langley has officially been designated the fourth “creative district” by the Washington State Arts Commission. Currently, only three other cities in the state hold the… Continue reading

Easter baskets for those in need

Whidbey kids may be receiving an early visit this year from the Easter Bunny — or perhaps, the Easter Dinosaur. A Freeland resident, her family… Continue reading

Whidbey Island clinics try new ways of treating patients

During times when telecommuting and teleconferencing are seemingly the new norm, it’s only natural that telemedicine should also follow. Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island began… Continue reading

Deadline for property taxes won’t be extended

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Island County will not be extending the deadline to pay property taxes this year. The due date for payments will remain… Continue reading

Whidbey Island clinics trying out telemedicine

During times when telecommuting and teleconferencing are the new norm, it’s only natural that telemedicine should also follow. Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island began holding… Continue reading

Residents craft face masks in response to shortage

Sometimes problems require creative solutions. In the midst of a shortage of masks, people across Whidbey are working hard to provide replacements for health care… Continue reading

Nonprofit redirecting grant funds to relief

A Langley nonprofit dedicated to economic and community development has decided to direct its funds towards providing relief during COVID-19. The Goosefoot Community Fund’s annual… Continue reading