As millions of pink salmon pass by Whidbey Island, anglers try different lures, methods to try to hook into fish known as humpies
Just in time for her eightieth birthday, Barker Holland, now an Oak Harbor resident, penned a memoir, entitled “Leaving Sixberries: Finding the Missing Pieces,” detailing her experiences growing up during WWII.
Photos from the 2015 Lavender Wind Festival, held at Lavender Wind Farm in Coupeville.
During the course of Saturday’s Renaissance at the Farm, attendees had the opportunity to learn from and observe a number of entertaining and educational presenters.
The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival will fill the streets this weekend with artists, music and food.
The sailing gods smiled on Whidbey Island Race Week. Friday’s gusts in Saratoga Passage capped a week of mostly excellent racing conditions, providing a strong finish to what is considered the premier sailboat racing event in the Pacific Northwest.
Bridget Guerrero, a 47-year-old ex-Marine from Edmonds, began a four-day run Thursday to honor the fallen U.S. servicewomen who’ve lost their lives during the global war on terror.
The early bird gets the worm, and only the earliest of anglers can get the king. A veritable fleet of small boats loaded with anxious anglers took to the waters between Coupeville and Port Townsend last week with the hope of hooking into the most regally named sport fish in Puget Sound, the king salmon.
The Muzzall Family opened up its 3 Sisters Family Farm in Oak Harbor to the public Saturday and watched in astonishment as 2,408 attended their Farm Day event.
An estimated 6.8 million pink salmon are forecast to return to Puget Sound this year. They surprised North Puget Sound anglers by arriving a couple weeks early and word has gotten out, sending shore fishers in droves to the island’s westside beaches to cast out artificial lures.
June Aries cracks open a beige three-ring binder filled with hundreds of newspaper clippings, dozens of letters, a few poems and several awards. “This is my life,” she said, gazing at the pages. The contents, like Aries’ work, is predominantly devoted to animal rights, activism and education.
Although his daughters were raised on the farm, Ron Muzzall is confident their appreciation for what they do has grown just like they have. The sisters that make up 3 Sisters Family Farms are all in their 20s now but remain committed to the family business and working farm culture that comes with being fifth generation farmers.
This isn’t a “what’s up with that?” column. It’s a “what the hell’s up with that guy?” That’s what chain saw artist Steve Backus says people wonder when driving by his gated four-acre compound along a woodsy road in Clinton.
Whidbey Island’s YogaFest will commence its third year from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Fort Nugent Park.
Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.