Maria Matson

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Growing a new program at Greenbank Farm

Veterans become farmers in Boots to Roots

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Easter events on Whidbey

Wednesday, April 17Office of Tenebrae, 7 p.m., April 17, St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley. The choir of St. Hubert Catholic Church will present the Office… Continue reading

‘Salmon’ to brighten Langley whale parade

Once again, Langley will be welcoming the whales with open arms. The annual “Welcome the Whales Festival and Parade” weekend is this Saturday and Sunday… Continue reading

Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading

Tours offer glimpses into island history

History buffs who want to get the chance to know South Whidbey have several upcoming opportunities to hear about the land of long ago. The… Continue reading

Hazel Williams

Whidbey woman celebrates 103rd birthday

It was no April fools joke. Hazel Williams turned 103 years old on April 1 this year. “She can’t believe how old she is,” Williams’… Continue reading

Hazel Williams

Trees are dying but don’t panic, experts say

The trees are dying but please don’t panic. That’s the message WSU Extension Forester Kevin Zobrist is working to spread to concerned Whidbey Island residents.… Continue reading

Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Tails wag at mobile salon and special treatment

Couple brings New Zealand backpack brand to Whidbey

Distributors leap from buying outdoor gear to selling it

‘Women in History’ program set for Saturday in Freeland

Gone, but not forgotten. These are the historical female figures that the American Association of University Women Whidbey Island Branch are celebrating with their annual… Continue reading

Mardi Gras celebration set for March 5 in Bayview

Get ready to “laissez les bons temps rouler” — let the good times roll — as the Mardi Gras holiday nears. Most people associate New… Continue reading

Do you see it? Found rock resembles image of George Washington

This rock, which she believes shows the image of President George Washington, was found on a beach by Kathy Crane two years ago. Crane said… Continue reading

Big Red Event for Ryan’s House

Homeless youth organization celebrating 10th anniversary with bash

Lutefisk on menu at Nordic dinner

It’s slimy, gooey and shakes like Jell-O — fishy, white Jell-O. But the gooey lutefisk tastes good, according to Nordic Lodge President Brian Petersen. “All… Continue reading

Orchestra performing array of string music Saturday and Sunday

Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra will present a set of programs called “Simply Strings” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and 2:30… Continue reading

Mystery boat washes ashore on Sandy Point beach

An unmanned boat was discovered washed ashore on Sandy Point beach in Langley last week, requiring the Coast Guard to investigate. “Wednesday morning on my… Continue reading

<strong>Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.</strong>
                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

Recycling help available for Christmas lights, power cords

Waste not, want not. The WSU Waste Wise of Island County wants to help people make wise “waste” choices this holiday season by getting rid… Continue reading

<strong>Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.</strong>
                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

Plunge into 2019

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the 2019 Polar Bear Dive in Freeland for an icy-cold jaunt in the water. It will… Continue reading

Donating to food bank will spread good cheer

For many, this time of the year is a time to make good memories, eat plenty of food and exchange gifts by a cozy fireplace.… Continue reading

Need ideas for book lovers?

Librarians offer gift suggestions for all ages, interests