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Residents honored for helping man after chainsaw accident

Call it coincidence, fortune or fate. Eric Vasilyev owes his life to a handful of skilled Good Samaritans. He’s a lucky man and he knows it.

Experts say low oxygen, high temperatures caused fish ‘die off’

On the shores of Lone Lake, the small waves caused by the whipping wind have brought a smelly issue to the surrounding land: dead rainbow trout — lots of them.

Children’s Day is Saturday on South Whidbey

A day full of bounce houses, crafts, bubbles and pony rides is the stuff of dreams for little ones, and those dreams will come true next Saturday.

Slim rental market worrying officials

As the value of homes on Whidbey continues to appreciate, the prospect of finding a place to rent grows more and more grim.

Clinton farm reveals its cheesy secrets

In the woods north of Possession Point, a pasture overlooking Puget Sound is filled with Stan and Lynn Swanson’s sheep herd. It’s the milk produced from that herd that results in the couple’s own artisan cheese, which is capturing the attention of foodie magazines and local chefs.

Brews bros.: Ogre Brewing founders aiming to help make island a beer destination

In a “lab” next door to Bailey’s Corner Store in Cultus Bay, two beer scientists are busy at work devising their next concoction.

Oak Harbor women among injured in crash

Three people were airlifted Wednesday from a section of State Highway 525 after a two-car collision.

Whidbey-based company giving disabled pets renewed mobility

From a small office on Whidbey Island, a company is giving pets that have lost use of their legs renewed mobility.

Whidbey Island runner competing in 199-mile relay for World Vision

Arne Bergstrom has been running to let off steam since 1980, but later this month there is a noble cause that’ll keep his legs chugging …and chugging … and chugging.

Ex-FBI special agent preaches preparation, conference Aug. 20

In a climate where active shooter situations are increasingly common, knowledge is power when it comes to preparation.

Bunyon Busters Log Show a Whidbey Fair favorite

Held annually in conjunction with the Whidbey Island Fair, the Bunyon Busters Log Show on Sunday afternoon is steeped in the logging traditions of the Pacific Northwest.

Whidbey Island 2016 fair kicks off on Thursday

For the 2016 installment of the Whidbey Island Fair, fair organizers added some new faces for entertainment while staying true to what the fair is all about: farming, rides, games, music and the annual parade.

Sowing seeds for community gathering space | Bridge

Clinton has a new community gathering space, and it involves one of South Whidbey’s favorite hobbies: gardening.

New Langley arcade bringing back old school fun

With the flashing yellow-tinted lights and clinking and ringing of the pinball machines in The Machine SHOP, it’s easy to feel transported to a 1970s video arcade.

Getting your claws on crab: Season opens Friday, and Whidbey boasts prime areas

Crab season opens Friday July 1 and runs through Sept. 5.

Riding as therapy: Studies focus on horseback riding for multiple sclerosis patients

Swedish Medical Center patients suffering from multiple sclerosis began a therapeutic horseback riding program in Greenbank last week. The first day went smoothly, and the initial results were powerful.

Savor spring’s bounty during annual tour

The annual Savor Spring Food, Wine & Spirits Tour is an opportunity to sample the best spirits and some of the best bounty South Whidbey has to offer. Put on by Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association since 2010, the self-guided tour takes guests on a trip through four wineries and Whidbey Island Distillery for a day of tasting and food pairing.

South Whidbey gets second marijuana retailer this week

South Whidbey’s second recreational marijuana retailer opened its doors to the public this week.

Meerkerk enters magical time of year

The lush and dog-friendly Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank are in bloom, displaying a vast array of bright colors and smells that send the senses into overdrive.

Gray whale watching at its peak: April is prime month to see grays in Saragota, Possession Sound

Despite being packed with more than two dozen people, the deck of the Mystic Sea was dead silent. No one made a whisper.