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Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Cost, accessibility of child care raises concerns on Whidbey

The high cost and sparse availability of child care are serious public health challenges on Whidbey.

 

Former county commissioner diagnosed with case of breakthrough COVID-19

Helen Price Johnson is crediting the vaccine for how mild her case has been.

 

Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

School board member threatens to sue students

Damian Greene is threatening legal action against students for an online post he claims is libelous.

 

Law enforcement role in school threats debated

Several community members expressed concern that the district doesn’t notify police of every threat.

Firefighters work at the Lick Creek fire near the Idaho and Oregon borders. (Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)

Whidbey firefighters battle blazes off-island

Whidbey Island firefighters dispatched to wildfires in eastern Washington and Oregon.

Firefighters work at the Lick Creek fire near the Idaho and Oregon borders. (Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)
Adrienne Lyle (Photo provided)

Whidbey Islander will compete in Tokyo Olympics

Adrienne Lyle and her horse, Salvino, set two American records in their Olympic qualifying events.

Adrienne Lyle (Photo provided)
Kids decorate cookies at the 2019 Whidbey Island Fair. (Photo provided)

Cookie decorating returning to Whidbey fair

More than 500 people stopped by for a creative and delicious treat at the 2019 fair.

Kids decorate cookies at the 2019 Whidbey Island Fair. (Photo provided)
Coupeville Farm to School school garden coordinator Zvi Bar-Chaim, left, and Julieanna Purdue, member of Cook for a Cause Planning Committee and farmer, deliver curbside pick-up meals at last year's Cook for a Cause fundraiser. (Photo provided)

Cook for a Cause fundraiser serves up ‘comfort food’

The July 22 dinner event falls near the end of a week-long auction, which runs July 16-25.

Coupeville Farm to School school garden coordinator Zvi Bar-Chaim, left, and Julieanna Purdue, member of Cook for a Cause Planning Committee and farmer, deliver curbside pick-up meals at last year's Cook for a Cause fundraiser. (Photo provided)
Becca Heavrin paints in her studio. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

New resident sets up her art studio in Greenbank

F or Becca Heavrin, creating art is a process of discovery.

Becca Heavrin paints in her studio. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Pacific Northwest Art School founder Muriel Pickard (Photo provided)

Pacific Northwest Art School recipient of legacy gifts

During their lifetimes, Muriel Pickard and Ellen Marott gave much more than money to the art school.

Pacific Northwest Art School founder Muriel Pickard (Photo provided)
Boys & Girls Club

Whidbey Island Boys and Girls Clubs plan dedication events

Whidbey Island Boys and Girls Clubs are celebrating their new locations at two events this month.

Boys & Girls Club

Music series returns to Deception Pass

The concerts will be at the North Beach Amphitheater every Saturday from July 10 through Aug. 28.

Espyn Gassett, 3, pets a dog who walked in the parade. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

An old-fashioned Fourth: Oak Harbor’s first post-pandemic celebration a blast

Oak Harbor residents lined Bayshore Drive for the Fourth of July parade.

Espyn Gassett, 3, pets a dog who walked in the parade. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Helen Price Johnson, left, will temporarily replace Kristen Griffin as Ebey's Reserve manager. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Former commissioner interim Ebey’s Reserve manager

Kristen Griffin has retired as manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Helen Price Johnson, left, will temporarily replace Kristen Griffin as Ebey's Reserve manager. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Food bank donations up, patrons down during pandemic

Fewer people relied on local food banks because of government help during the pandemic.

North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie crew films movie on Whidbey

Island becomes backup after Michigan locale falls through.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey woman has warm heart for cold-blooded critters

Amanda Ferrara owns 14 scaly friends of her own, each with its own unique personality.

Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

‘Read and Create Space’ event series kicks off Wednesday

Wednesday’s free kick-off event will include a book swap and arts and crafts for all ages.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)

Audubon Society updates birdwatching checklist

The society updated the list to reflect DNA research from Cornell University.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)
WAIF is raising these kittens until they're old enough to be adopted. WAIF always microchips, vaccinates and spays or neuters cats before sending them to their new homes. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

WAIF program aims to curb kitten boom

WAIF administrators hope the “Break the Cycle” program will reduce Whidbey’s unwanted pet population.

WAIF is raising these kittens until they're old enough to be adopted. WAIF always microchips, vaccinates and spays or neuters cats before sending them to their new homes. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)