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Efforts to bring orca Tokitae home chronicled in new book

They’re known as “orca dorks,” and Sandra Pollard is proud to say she’s one of them. Bound by an inexplicable love for the black-and-white creatures… Continue reading

 

Orchestra performing array of string music Saturday and Sunday

Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra will present a set of programs called “Simply Strings” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and 2:30… Continue reading

 

Lutefisk will be served up at sold-out Nordic Lodge dinner

It’s slimy, gooey and shakes like Jello — fishy, white jello. But the gooey lutefisk tastes good, according to Nordic Lodge president Brian Petersen. “All… Continue reading

 

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times)

Local musicians gathering weekly for acoustic jam

Well, it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift, the baffled king composing “Hallelujah …” The melodious lyrics… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times)

Running club offers health, educational benefits

P.E.teacher Holly Troyer is helping kids get a running start to their day. Three days a week, Troyer watches and encourages her group of “Marathon… Continue reading

Connecting past and present Whidbey Telecom’s goal

Calling up history with a telephone musuem

Whidbey’s first baby of 2019 arrives

Most everything about Taliesin White’s arrival was a surprise, including the fact that he was the first baby born on Whidbey Island in 2019. Oak… Continue reading

Retired sailor hoping to leave his mark

A donation to a local charity could lead to a new tattoo from a true ink master. Tickets to win a three-hour tattoo from Austin… Continue reading

Clothing event for those with challenges

Nonprofit giving brand-name clothes to those with special needs

Punk band to celebrate another anniversary with Whidbey show

One of Whidbey Island’s longest-lasting punk rock bands is hoping to inspire a new generation of angsty teenagers. “The (punk) scene will build up again,… Continue reading

Langley economy anchored by Clipper Christmas ship

Weekends filled with hundreds more shoppers

LeRoy Bell back on Whidbey Jan. 19

Popular performer at festivals takes to WICA stage

Pooper Troopers cleaning up a storm

These troopers respond to one specific type of problem — and it’s brown. Shannon Useman and her husband Conrad are the island’s new self-named Pooper… Continue reading

Robots, Legos and coding help make learning fun

Coupeville Elementary is getting students ready for the future with a new STEM program, being offered for the first time this year. The idea blossomed… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

Recycling help available for Christmas lights, power cords

Waste not, want not. The WSU Waste Wise of Island County wants to help people make wise “waste” choices this holiday season by getting rid… Continue reading

<strong>Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.</strong>
                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

PSE transformers are transformed into works of art

Puget Sound Energy’s transformer box at South Whidbey High School has an artsy new look. As part of PSE’s ‘ARTility’ project, artwork was installed at… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

‘First Impressions’ draws out viewers’ reaction

Meredith MacLeod’s 100-day portrait project on display until Jan. 1

Merchants work together to brighten girl’s Christmas

It was a whimsical guitar that caught a little girl’s eye, and the heart-felt letter that followed touched more than one person’s heart. Dina Koehn… Continue reading

Season’s Eatings

Festive recipes to keep your holidays merry and bright

  • Dec 21, 2018

Group aims to provide affordable homes

An idea for a tiny-house development is starting with a pretty regular-sized home. A South Whidbey nonprofit organization recently purchased a residence on Camano Avenue… Continue reading