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Community Foundation awards grants

Whidbey Community Foundation recently awarded grants to 19 Whidbey Island nonprofits. Awards were distributed during a reception held Dec. 4. “Through generous contributions from our… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019

City Council votes to reduce WICA funds

Langley is planning to take a different approach to how it uses tourism funds. The Langley City Council decreased a grant to a prominent nonprofit… Continue reading

Pet detective looks to afterlife to help find Tank

A pet detective who hears messages from the dead is using her unusual skills to sniff out the case of Tank, the missing service dog… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Bonnie Arndt demonstrates how to attach a handle to a completed lantern at Create Space on Dec. 11.

Lighting the way

A new December tradition is coming to Langley. On Dec. 20, the eve before the winter solstice, people will carry lanterns along a route nearly… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Bonnie Arndt demonstrates how to attach a handle to a completed lantern at Create Space on Dec. 11.

New contract increases medical staff in county jail

Island County will soon have a medical professional available 24 hours a day in its jail. Last week, county commissioners signed a new medical services… Continue reading

Provider to fill gap in youth behavioral health services

Teenagers on Whidbey Island who are struggling with substance abuse or have a mental disorder have few options for treatment. Island County Human Services staff… Continue reading

Coastal Volunteer of the Year nominations being accepted

The Island County Marine Resources Committee, Sound Water Stewards and Washington State University Extension Island County recently announced a call for nominations for the 2020… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

Film festival celebrates ‘The Master of Suspense’

Whidbey Island Film Festival, a program of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, presents “The Master of Suspense,” a three-day celebration of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

First-day hikes set

First-day hikes are planned for two state parks on Whidbey Island this year as part of the national First Day Hikes program. As a bonus,… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

Island County eyes new road to airpark

A potentially prime location for new, living-wage jobs in Island County sits in the woods toward the end of a windy, private road on South… Continue reading

Tiny house project seeks big donation

Members of a South Whidbey nonprofit group are hoping their small houses will fill a large need. But the group’s effort to build six affordable… Continue reading

Bill to require Growler monitors

Congress wants the Navy to measure the sound of military jets on Whidbey Island in the real world instead of relying on computer models. The… Continue reading

Wild and woolly world of Whidbey shopping

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have only to visit some of the many shops scattered across Whidbey Island. Known… Continue reading

Roadwork pauses for shopping

A Langley road construction project has been halted due to complaints from business owners on First Street. In a King 5 TV news segment, edit.… Continue reading

Recount differs by 1 vote

Island County completed a manual recount for one race last week in response to a request from an Oak Harbor mayoral candidate. Pat Harman, who… Continue reading

4-year-old twins called ‘heroic,’ make national news after fatal crash

Two 4-year-old girls are being heralded across the nation as heroes for climbing a steep, wooded embankment in the dark after a car crash on… Continue reading

Greenbank man admits to molesting child

A Greenbank man who molested a child a year ago and blamed it on marijuana edibles will likely be spending a year in jail. Randall… Continue reading

Three men arrested on suspicion of burglary

Three men were arrested in connection with a foiled burglary on South Whidbey Dec. 2, according to court documents. Deputies and a neighbor responded to… Continue reading

Whidbey woman accused of arson

A woman on North Whidbey was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the case was reported just hours after another house on North… Continue reading

Island County eyes sewage disposal options

As the bill for hauling septic sludge off-island continues to enlarge, Island County leaders are considering the future of solid waste disposal. County commissioners and… Continue reading