Dave Felice

WEAN left its mark in three decades of advocacy, litigation

For 30 years, one group on Whidbey Island has served as a watchdog for the environment. Steve Erickson and Marianne Edain, founders of Whidbey Environmental… Continue reading

 

Pianist brings his classical music, jazz to Whidbey

Whidbey’s arts community has a new resident, and he has been busy making friends with his unusual blend of improvisational jazz and classical piano. Rich… Continue reading

 

Giraffe Heroes: Honoring those who do the right thing, regardless of obstacles

There aren’t any live giraffes in Langley, but the blue Giraffe Building on Second Street houses the headquarters of a worldwide organization dedicated to supporting… Continue reading

 

Mixed bag: Pair of bills seeking to ban plastic

While there is support for a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags to reduce pollution, at least one Whidbey legislator sees a hidden tax, and… Continue reading

9-1-1 outage hits Whidbey, service back to normal

Island County’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system is back to normal operation after an outage at the end of last week. “We were affected just like… Continue reading

Society shaking the family tree

Langley Archive and Research Center to help search for family history

Whidbey solar business warns against policy change

Whidbey Islanders like to go green. Whidbey has more solar energy installations per capita than the rest of Washington, says the head of the island’s… Continue reading

Islanders help victims of Kilauea

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides. And now, two Whidbey Islanders add volcano recovery assistance to their experiences. Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteers Ron Conlin of… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of Northern Minnesota, making his way into Ontario’s Quetico Park and back with only… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.
Photo by Dave Felice / Whidbey News Group
                                Jaimy Brown of Clinton is one of the many people who use Island Transit’s van pool program.

Island Transit starts Ridelink

Building on the experience of providing passenger vans for commuter services, Island Transit is launching a new program of transportation options for social service agencies.… Continue reading

Photo by Dave Felice / Whidbey News Group
                                Jaimy Brown of Clinton is one of the many people who use Island Transit’s van pool program.