Mark Malmkar, who recently moved to Whidbey Island, has turned his love of model railroading into a business designing and building parts for other model railroaders.  - Photo by Dan Richman/Whidbey News-Times

Mastering miniatures: Island transplant creating scaled-down train interiors

  • May 25, 2016 at 4:00AM

“Are you tired of your coaches having that dark, empty look?” That’s the question Mark Malmkar presents to those visiting his website,


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Taking bonsai to a new level

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:00AM

As the finest silk flowers are to real blooms, so John Antonia’s “preserved trees” are to the living, miniature potted trees that comprise the ancient Japanese art of bonsai.

Housing options continue to be tight through spring

  • May 18, 2016 at 4:00AM

Homes for sale continued to be tight last month in Island County, with only 412 active listings, down 20 percent from April 2015’s 515, according to numbers released May 5 by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Family opens Anacortes rock-climbing location

  • May 18, 2016 at 3:00AM

A new, family-owned bouldering gym has opened its doors in Anacortes.

Whidbey Telecom kicks off annual cover contest

  • May 18, 2016 at 3:00AM

The theme of this year’s Whidbey Telecom directory-cover contest is “What brings you happiness?” the company said in a prepared release.


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