Kyle Jensen

Santa has new route on South Whidbey

Santa Claus is coming to town once again, but this year he’ll have a different itinerary. A holiday tradition since 1995, Santa visits South Whidbey… Continue reading

Senior center class combats Parkinson’s through song

When members of Island Senior Resources’ Parkinson’s Support Group first learned about the health benefits music can have on those living with the disease, they… Continue reading

Oak Harbor thespian juggles two productions at once

Oak Harbor resident Megan LeMay has always been a busy body. Interests have come and gone while growing up, often quickly, so she feels as… Continue reading

Langley parade spreads holiday cheer

It may have been a wet and gloomy day Saturday, but for an hour the Village by the Sea filled with Christmas cheer as the… Continue reading

‘Giving tree’ presents chance to give to Whidbey nonprofits

As Whidbey Island residents set up Christmas trees in their living rooms this weekend, another holiday spruce lit up just in time for altruists to… Continue reading

Island Herb in Freeland donates half of Nov. 28 sales for Giving Tuesday

Island Herb owner Lucas Jushinski is donating green of a different kind this holiday season. Good old-fashioned money. Jushinski, a Freeland resident and regular donor… Continue reading

Whidbey Tire Auto set to close its doors after decades of service

After serving South Whidbey since 1980, Whidbey Tire & Auto owner Dana Gildersleeve is closing shop. Gildersleeve is putting away his gloves after initially going… Continue reading

Monitoring the Smith and Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve

In Puget Sound a few miles west of Oak Harbor are two islands and an aquatic reserve that need special permission to visit. The Citizen… Continue reading

Newly-formed Whidbey Community Foundation supports the nonprofit sector

Some say there are so many nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island that one could throw a rock in any direction and hit one. For all… Continue reading

SHERIFF’S REPORT | Curious sheep, three pounds of pot, road rage

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 30 At 4:47 a.m., a Zurich Court resident reported… Continue reading

Cancer survivor brings pop-up healthcare registration session to Freeland

When four-time cancer survivor Julie Negrin saw the recent push to repeal and destabilize the federal Affordable Care Act, she said she knew she had… Continue reading

Man airlifted after fall in Freeland

A man was airlifted Wednesday morning with a head injury after he fell from more than 20 feet. The man, described by medical responders as… Continue reading

Singing without judgment: South Whidbey’s community choir offers a second home

For many, singing in public can be a nerve-wracking experience. It’s part of the reason why breaking out in song is often confined to the… Continue reading

Property owners attempt to save Lone Lake

The past few years haven’t been the best for Lone Lake. A favorite for outdoor enthusiasts ranging from anglers to sailors, Lone Lake’s has continually… Continue reading

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District approves $1 million budget for 2018

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District recently approved a roughly $1 million 2018 budget, and district staff will see a wage bump as a result.… Continue reading

Seamstress finds passion in creating era designs

From a well-lit corner room in her Langley home, Patricia Francisco can be found working her magic on a sewing machine. But her workspace isn’t… Continue reading

Nothing wrong with letter, Langley ethics board says

Asked to review alleged misconduct, the Langley Ethics Training and Advisory Board cleared one of its own, Monica Guzman, of wrongdoing. The ethics board announced… Continue reading

Senior Thrift reopens after Thanksgiving

Forced to close after sustaining damage from a fire, Senior Thrift is reopening in time for the busiest shopping day of the year. Officials from… Continue reading

UPDATED | Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route back to two boats

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is back to two boats, Washington State Ferries reported. The Kittitas returned to service in the late afternoon, following completion of… Continue reading

Bayview Fire Station takes up majority of fire district budget

Most of South Whidbey Fire/EMS’s capital will go toward the new Bayview Fire Station next year, the 2018 budget shows. The district’s total expenditures, which… Continue reading