Maria Matson

April showers don’t dampen Holland Happening spirit

Children waved, marching bands played and the smell of kettle corn was in the air at the annual Holland Happening Grand Parade on Saturday. Attendees… Continue reading

 

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                                Janelle Solomon, 12, from the Lummi Nation’s Ultimate Warrior Canoe Club carries a canoe along with Regina Miller, who is about to participate in the Woman’s Singles races. See the story on page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times.

Water Fest draws up to 4,000 people

Bead by bead, three-and-a-half year old Ezra Malloy strung together a colorful bracelet as Jackie Wenala explained the significance of each bead’s color to the… Continue reading

 

Agreement with Water Stewards comes to a close

The Town of Coupeville terminated its agreement with Sound Water Stewards as of the latest Town Council meeting. Sound Water Stewards, formerly Island County Beach… Continue reading

 

Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Consultant biologist Mark Sheehan discusses the nursery run by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust .

Prairie land a priority for Whidbey Camano trust

It takes sunlight, water, soil and blazing fire to keep these plants happy. A disappearing type of land called mesic “wet prairie” land is home… Continue reading

Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Consultant biologist Mark Sheehan discusses the nursery run by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust .

Penn Cover Water Festival on Saturday

Get ready to cheer on canoe racers, watch dance performances, listen to storytelling and eat some authentic Native American cuisine for this year’s upcoming Penn… Continue reading

Town signs civility pledge

The town of Coupeville has agreed to “play nice” when it comes to politics. The town council members signed a pledge at the last town… Continue reading