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Sarah Diers is the lucky Deck the Doors voter who won the Langley Main Street Association raffle.

Deck the Doors winners announced in Langley

A crowd of 100-plus people anticipated the drawing of the winning white ticket from the Langley Chamber of Commerce and the announcement of the winner of the Deck the Doors contest that was sponsored by the South Whidbey Record and Langley Main Street Association.

  • Dec 28, 2012
Sarah Diers is the lucky Deck the Doors voter who won the Langley Main Street Association raffle.
Clinton psychic Stacey Guy deals Tarot cards Tuesday at her office.

Discover what’s in the cards at Clinton psychic

Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny. She believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.

Clinton psychic Stacey Guy deals Tarot cards Tuesday at her office.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builder worker James Pease welds before a backdrop of the state’s new 144-car ferry. Construction of the superstructure is on time and it’s expected to be barged to Seattle in February.

Ferry superstructure progresses at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Construction of two 144-car ferries for the state is on time and going “extremely well,” according to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders CEO Matt Nichols.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builder worker James Pease welds before a backdrop of the state’s new 144-car ferry. Construction of the superstructure is on time and it’s expected to be barged to Seattle in February.

Award-winning Whidbey area photo to earn lodging package

The Cascade Loop Association is holding its first Facebook Photo Contest and invites the public to submit their photos taken along or nearby the Cascade Loop, which includes Whidbey Island.

  • Dec 11, 2012

Shop around at the lighthouse

Visit Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park and enjoy the festive holiday splendor. Learn about our rich island history while visiting the gift shop for distinctive lighthouse and Whidbey Island gifts.

  • Nov 27, 2012

Christmas trees, dollhouse help Whidbey’s homeless youths

This Year, Bayview Farm and Garden will be donating a percentage of their cut Christmas tree sales to Ryan’s House For Youth, a local charity to help homeless and at-risk youth.

  • Nov 27, 2012
The Mystic Sea will host whale watchers out of the Langley Marina next March 8 through April 29.

Mystic Sea will carry Langley whale watchers

Mystic Sea Charters of Anacortes will expand tours to Langley for the annual migration of gray whales in spring of 2013.

  • Nov 19, 2012
The Mystic Sea will host whale watchers out of the Langley Marina next March 8 through April 29.
Kim Bailey slices cheese at 10 a.m. Monday to prepare for what was already a busy “Customer Appreciation Day.” The owner of Pickles Deli was thankful after customers voted her sandwich shop as King 5’s Best of Western Washington.

People pick Pickles Deli in ‘best of’ contest

CLINTON — Voting is over. Pickles Deli is the people’s champ.

Kim Bailey slices cheese at 10 a.m. Monday to prepare for what was already a busy “Customer Appreciation Day.” The owner of Pickles Deli was thankful after customers voted her sandwich shop as King 5’s Best of Western Washington.
Linda LaMay weaves an alpaca and silk scarf on her 24-shaft AVL loom.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together at Greenbank

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. Uncommon Threads is the Whidbey Weavers Guild’s annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at Greenbank Farm.

Linda LaMay weaves an alpaca and silk scarf on her 24-shaft AVL loom.
WISH Executive Director T.J. Harmon moves into the nonprofit organization’s new Oak Harbor office in July. Due to a lack of funding

Affordable housing nonprofit fights to keep doors open on Whidbey

In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.

WISH Executive Director T.J. Harmon moves into the nonprofit organization’s new Oak Harbor office in July. Due to a lack of funding
A new dressing room was built as part of the recently completed Stage Two at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Community-driven: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts expands

Built by the community for the community, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley celebrated the end of Stage Two. And it was only possible after raising more than $2.1 million to expand and renovate the building.

A new dressing room was built as part of the recently completed Stage Two at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
Brittany Marks

From classroom to clinic: Physical trainer returns to Whidbey roots

FREELAND — The last time Brittany Marks walked the Falcon sideline of Waterman Field, she still had her maiden name.

Brittany Marks

Whidbey Winery up for ‘best of’

It may be a long shot, but the Whidbey Island Winery in Langley is up for Best Winery in the King 5 Best of Western Washington competition.

  • Oct 7, 2012
Penn Cove Shellfish employees (left to right) Renato Castillo

Penn Cove Shellfish still recovering from May sinking of the Deep Sea

Ian Jefferds steps carefully from the skiff onto one of the mussel farm platforms his family has operated for 37 years. It’s a sunny, picture-postcard morning in August on Penn Cove, with Mount Baker shimmering in the distance and baby seals lazily reclining on platforms nearby. But Jefferds isn’t smiling. He’s worried.

  • Oct 5, 2012
Penn Cove Shellfish employees (left to right) Renato Castillo

Pickles Deli leads King 5 voting

Pickles Deli in Clinton is still leading the Best Sandwich Shop category in the King 5 Best of Western Washington competition.

  • Oct 5, 2012

Berries may return to Greenbank Farm

Berries could once again be an abundant fixture at the Greenbank Farm.

  • Sep 28, 2012
Jason Kalk

Not as hard as they seem

Lincoln Computers in Clinton sponsored a one-day hard-drive smash event this week.

  • Sep 14, 2012
Jason Kalk
Tim Neraf assists Michael Christensen

Nichols Brothers shipyard lands another ferry contract

There are a lot of smiling faces at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders this week.

Tim Neraf assists Michael Christensen
Julia H. DeMartini

Whidbey Telecom directory receives new cover art

Whidbey Telecom has announced the winner of its 2012-2013 Directory Cover Art Competition. The new directory cover, to be published in November, will feature “Doorway to Heaven,” an original photograph by Rick Collar of Clinton.

  • Aug 28, 2012
Julia H. DeMartini
It’s the end of the season for the Clinton Thursday Market but there’s one chance left to enjoy the fresh produce

Clinton Market season ends with a flourish

It’s the end of the season for the Clinton Thursday Market but there’s one chance left to enjoy the fresh produce, local wares and community from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in Clinton Square, behind the Dairy Queen.

  • Aug 28, 2012
It’s the end of the season for the Clinton Thursday Market but there’s one chance left to enjoy the fresh produce