Busy weekend ahead for state ferries

Memorial Day weekend will spur long waits in line.

By Kira Erickson • May 24, 2024 1:30 am
Ballet school brings pointe shoes to savanna

The Ballet Slipper Conservatory will perform “The Lion King” on Oak Harbor High School’s stage.

By Luisa Loi • May 24, 2024 1:30 am
Massage therapist charged with sex crimes

A Freeland massage therapist is accused of sexually assaulting two clients last year.

By Jessie Stensland • May 24, 2024 1:30 am
Woman’s effort to save rhodies paid off

One South Whidbey gardener’s dedication to preserving the official state flower pays off every spring

By Kira Erickson • May 24, 2024 1:30 am
Memorial Day parade returns to Coupeville

The event will feature food, music and the men and women who have served the country.

By Luisa Loi • May 23, 2024 1:30 am
Club offers boating course, swap meet

June brings two events novice and experienced boaters might not want to miss.

By Luisa Loi • May 22, 2024 1:30 am

Police chase ends with rollover

A 19-year-old Bellevue resident is accused of leading a deputy on a high-speed chase on back roads of South Whidbey…

By Jessie Stensland • May 17, 2024 1:30 am
Jail chief receives national recognition for commitment

Island County Jail Chief Jose Briones has intense stories about the state’s largest prison.

By Jessie Stensland • May 21, 2024 1:30 am


Change fermenting at Freeland winery

There’s a fresh but familiar face behind the former Blooms Winery and 5511 Bistro.

By Kira Erickson • May 17, 2024 1:30 am
New beginning for Freeland bookstore

Mutiny Bay Books is a novelty among the collection of banks, thrift stores, wineries and restaurants of Freeland’s commercial district.

By Kira Erickson • May 17, 2024 1:30 am



The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, an independent organization that advocates for the rights of residents living in long-term care homes, is looking for volunteers in Island County. Sponsored
April 22, 2024 6:30 am
Photo credit: ESC Mattress Center. Sponsored
April 15, 2024 6:00 am
A “medieval fantasy festival,” the Whidbey Ren Faire will fill the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds & Events Center, May 25 and 26, sponsored in part by Peoples Bank. Photo courtesy Peoples Bank Sponsored
April 8, 2024 6:00 am
Veteran James, ‘bridges the gap’ between veterans and their community with help from Island Transit. Sponsored
March 25, 2024 6:00 am