Life

Clinton girl named 4-Her of the Year

On Sunday, Nov. 12, Island County 4-H named Madison Ellerby-Muse, of Clinton, as its 4-Her of the Year for 2017-2018. The honor earns a $1,000… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Island Bohemian in Greenbank aims to energize artistic life

European idea with Whidbey whimsy

South Whidbey churches collect gifts for Western State Hospital

Those at Western State Hospital have a few new things to smile about, courtesy of South Whidbey churches. A handful of area churches, including St.… Continue reading

Schools Foundation distributes nearly $20,000 in classroom grants

Thirteen teachers recently got some great news during a surprise visit from three South Whidbey School Foundation board members — all of their classroom grant… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Whidbey residents see the border for themselves, document experience

When Coupeville residents Paula and Tim Keohane were on one of their frequent trips to Arizona a few years ago, they realized there were large… Continue reading

Over 50 people attend outdoor classroom celebration

The Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom marked its 20th anniversary with a celebration event on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The gathering aimed to highlight the efforts of visionaries… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Table tennis Tuesdays at Bayview Hall

Every Tuesday night, the frequent pinging sound of bouncing plastic balls and excited shouts overtake Bayview Hall. The happenings inside isn’t a party. It’s Whidbey… Continue reading

Sophia Nilsen inducted into International Nursing Honor Society

Sophia Nilsen was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society last month. Nilsen, a South Whidbey High School graduate, is a senior… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Angelica Janda earns masters degree

Angelica Janda has earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso in Chile. She graduated with an equivalency 4.0 GPA on… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Fostering South Whidbey’s writing talent

As pens were scribbling and writers bounced ideas around the room, the next great story out of South Whidbey was possibly taking shape. That’s at… Continue reading

Freeland residents, merchants team up to improve sheriff’s office

Freeland residents Pam and Curtis Eames recently initiated a cleanup and beautification effort in front of the Island County Sheriff’s Office in Freeland. The Eames,… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

New chef at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club specializes in seafood

Steve Anderson is the new chef at Useless Bay Golf and County Club. General Manager Christi Karvasek recently announced the news in a press release.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Spooky, fun Halloween happenings across Whidbey

Run, walk, dance, trick, treat, roll a pumpkin down the street

Greening congregation brings ‘Rooted and Rising’ weekend

The Whidbey Island Greening Congregations Collaborative will host two functions this weekend to explore a faith response to the realities of climate change. On Friday,… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, Oct. 19, 1967, Tuesday Oct. 27, 1992 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002.

50 years ago Editor: Dan Stebbins 400 gal/min. well in Clinton “The most productive well in Clinton history has been drilled on the Heggeness Road.… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

South Whidbey grad wraps up tennis career with honors

Amelia Weeks, a 2013 graduate of South Whidbey High School and senior at Saint Michael’s College, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Pups, owners strut their stuff in Bayview

Those who passed by Bayview Corner Saturday afternoon might have thought Halloween came early. People from across the island dressed in goofy, creative costumes and… Continue reading

Two South Whidbey women travel to Malawi to provide aid

Two members of the local Days for Girls organization recently headed to Malawi, Africa to provide aid to young women. South Whidbey residents Janette Skardaal… Continue reading

Pope, Burns named as homecoming king, queen

Being inclusive of their fellow classmates and showing generosity were among the common threads of this year’s homecoming court, and for the king and queen:… Continue reading

Day of the Dead: vibrant flavor of Mexican holiday brought to Bayview

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is unlike any other holiday in the United States. It confronts death head-on by celebrating the… Continue reading