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Halloween happens on Whidbey

Spooky season is back in swing and there are plenty of events that promise a ghoulishly good time.

 

Agencies losing staff who won’t get vaccine

Some employees may leave their jobs because they won’t comply with the governor’s vaccination mandate.

 

Whidbey Island schools have seen only a few ‘devious licks’ copycats

A viral TikTok challenge has touched Whidbey, but the trend was short-lived.

 

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Dance troupe to meander ‘into the woods’

A contemporary dance company founded during the pandemic is planning its first show outdoors.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

South Whidbey vet bringing his 31-year career to a close

David Parent is accustomed to treating wildlife as often as domestic animals at his vet practice.

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Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.

Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage, Holmes Harbor closed to shellfish harvesting due to marine biotoxins

Shellfish harvested from the affected areas after Aug. 16 should be disposed of.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Tour offers glimpse of work spaces

T hose interested in the creative processes of local artists can take a peek into almost 50 work spaces across the island during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour this weekend.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Projects inch closer to federal funding

Projects to revitalize a wharf and promote economic development near receiving federal funding.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Langley council picks Chaplin for mayor over fellow council member

Langley city council members chose Scott Chaplin as the next mayor over Councilmember Thomas Gill.

Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey woman has warm heart for cold-blooded critters

Amanda Ferrara owns 14 scaly friends of her own, each with its own unique personality.

Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Number of visitors nears pre-pandemic levels

Ferry riders and park visitors have increased.

Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

More federal relief money than expected headed to Whidbey

Whidbey Island will soon receive millions of dollars of American Rescue Plan funding.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News Group
Matias Glass, 4th grade

Students learn about alternative energy sources

Jean Cravy’s SWE class got a hands-on look at three ways to create power without fossil fuels.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News Group
Matias Glass, 4th grade

Filing to open for long list of local positions

Candidates must file for the election May 17-21.

Langley agrees to sell oddly shaped parcel

It’s an odd, triangle-shaped piece of pavement down by the South Whidbey Harbor.

Special vaccine clinics planned in Langley, Oak Harbor

A couple of special vaccination clinics are planned for this week. Island County Public Health will host a pop-up vaccine clinic during the first day… Continue reading

Students persuade council to take climate action

South Whidbey High School students led the charge at a Langley City Council meeting last week.

Like a hot potato, city drops food truck changes

Council members dropped their support for changing the food truck ordinance.

Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Whidbey’s leisure, hospitality sector seeing worker shortage

There are as many as 30 businesses looking for help in Langley alone.

Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
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