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In the trees: Couple takes Whidbey Island vacation rental to new heights

Max Lindsay-Thorsen and Tatiana Rocha always knew they wanted to build treehouses.

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Concerts ahoy! Shifty Sailors to perform Saturday

Landlubbers are invited to experience a mini concert by two musical groups who have joined together.

South Whidbey Harbor sees revenue surging post-COVID

The trend appears to carry through community.

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Whidbey Island Fair returns

Visitors gather to take their turns on carnival rides and watch beloved 4-H animals compete.

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From left to right: Gail Fleming, Harolynne Bobis and Rhonda Salerno all wear different hats as members of Langley citizen-led committees. The three women, who are currently running for positions on the city council, announced this week that they are planning to run as a slate.

Three running as slate for city council

Harolynne Bobis, Rhonda Salerno and Gail Fleming are running for Langley City Council as a slate.

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From left to right: Gail Fleming, Harolynne Bobis and Rhonda Salerno all wear different hats as members of Langley citizen-led committees. The three women, who are currently running for positions on the city council, announced this week that they are planning to run as a slate.
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Gary Gabelein, this year's grand marshal of the Whidbey Island Fair parade, with his donkey, Cleopatra.

Longtime fair volunteer, community member chosen as this year’s grand marshal

Gary Gabelein has a long history of involvement with the Whidbey Island Fair.

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Gary Gabelein, this year's grand marshal of the Whidbey Island Fair parade, with his donkey, Cleopatra.

Whidbey Island Fair makes return after year off

A beloved tradition that took a hiatus in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic is back this year.

Langley Council members clash over need for fourth officer, advisory committee

Langley City Council voted down Councilmember Craig Cyr’s proposal in a 4-1 vote.

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Kayla Bodenhafer, 15, with Kenny, a goat who broke his leg and avoided a death sentence earlier this year. The Bodenhafers refused to put him down and instead made him a cast. In years past, he has been at the Whidbey Island Fair.

Goats with success stories — and more — at Whidbey fair

Goats who miraculously recovered from injury and illness will compete at the upcoming fair.

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Kayla Bodenhafer, 15, with Kenny, a goat who broke his leg and avoided a death sentence earlier this year. The Bodenhafers refused to put him down and instead made him a cast. In years past, he has been at the Whidbey Island Fair.

NAS Whidbey team rescues woman at park

A woman was rescued from the shoreline at South Whidbey State Park after she fell down a stairway.

Council divided on port-a-potty experiment

The Langley City Council has authorized the use of city funds for a temporary portable restroom.

Fire near Langley consumes unoccupied storage building

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded to the fire at the building around 4:07 a.m. Wednesday.

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Pianist and composer Walt Wagner is making a return to WICA. This time, he will be bringing members of his jazz trio to perform.

Walt Wagner Trio performing at WICA July 17

Tickets are selling fast for a performer who has a special connection with Whidbey Island.

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Pianist and composer Walt Wagner is making a return to WICA. This time, he will be bringing members of his jazz trio to perform.

Get out the dancing shoes, Langley

Live summertime entertainment, some of it taking place outdoors, is coming to the South End.

Langley citizen files as write-in for city council

One person has filed as a write-in candidate for Position 5 on the Langley City Council.

Langley finds solution for triangular property

The 340-square-foot triangle-shaped piece of pavement will be rented out to Whidbey Island Kayaking.

The lagoon and the splash pad at Windjammer Park were popular as residents tried to beat the heat. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey residents find ways to stay cool in record hot weather

According to the WSU weather station in Coupeville, temperatures reached 96 degrees on Monday.

The lagoon and the splash pad at Windjammer Park were popular as residents tried to beat the heat. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Colfer closing chapter on career as library manager

Debby Colfer is retiring after 21 years as the manager of the Clinton Library.

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Photo by Kira Erickson

Digging 4 Dinner Clamming classes planned

The Sound Water Stewards will teach a series of classes for amateur clammers at Double Bluff Beach.

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100+ Women giving back to community

A group supporting Island County nonprofits is seeking new members before its next donation cycle.