Kate Daniel

Community rallies to help ailing musician

Within the Whidbey community, John and Beth Tristao are famous for their generosity and dedication to neighbors and friends in need. But after a medical emergency depleted the couple’s finances, community members and friends are rallying to raise funds to aid the couple who has helped so many.

Soroptimists help girls to ‘Dream It, Be It’

Members of Soroptimist International of Coupeville are working to provide young women on Central Whidbey the skills they need to be successful — whatever their dreams may be.

Group looks at empty inn for temporary housing

Homeless youth on Whidbey may soon have access to the island’s first temporary housing specifically designed to meet their needs.

Soroptimists hold fundraiser Nov. 18

Soroptimist International of Coupeville (SIOC) is gearing up for its annual fundraiser in which attendees can give back while enjoying an evening of delectable dishes, desserts and wine.

Goblins, ghouls parade through Coupeville in Torchlight Parade

From a family of Legos to a cone of cotton candy, Olaf from “Frozen” to Death and her hand-maidens, creativity was on display Saturday during Coupeville’s annual Torchlight Parade.

Mushroom expert to visit Whidbey libraries, share foraging tips

Daniel Winkler will be returning to Whidbey to give talks at island libraries next week. He will be presenting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Coupeville Library and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Oak Harbor Library. During the presentation, entitled “Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond,” Winkler will discuss the best varieties to seek while foraging for wild mushrooms in the region.

Kites take to the sky at Whidbey Island Kite Festival

The skies of Camp Casey were decorated with a vivid array of kites this weekend during the Whidbey Island Kite Festival.

MossyBack Morris Men to dance on Whidbey

The MossyBack Morris Men, a Morris dance troupe which hails from Seattle, will be returning to Whidbey Sept. 19 for performances in Coupeville, Langley and Bayview.

Creative family to exhibit paintings, paper art in Coupeville

Most children inherit a medley of physical traits and mannerisms from their parents, but some, like Eliot and William Raines, also inherit talent.

Whidbey Island Highland Games | Slideshow

Thousands gathered for the 2015 Whidbey Island Highland Games on Saturday at Greenbank Farm.

Renaissance enthusiasts share their culture at Greenbank Farm

During the course of Saturday’s Renaissance at the Farm festivities, attendees had the opportunity to learn from and observe a number of entertaining and educational presenters.

Greenbank Farm to hold Renaissance festival

Greenbank Farm will transcend time during the island’s first Renaissance festival on Saturday, July 25.

Friends of Ebey’s host summer picnic

For many Whidbey residents, Ebey’s Landing is beloved not only for its scenic beauty, but for its symbolism of a legacy of heritage, preservation and community.

UPDATED: Coupeville ferry temporarily out of service

The Coupeville ferry was temporarily out of service Wednesday following a "soft grounding." Service resumed at 2 p.m.

Items go quick at Coupeville Lions’ garage sale

The energy was electric Saturday morning as hundreds crowded at the starting line of the Coupeville Lions Garage Sale, peering over the rope to eye the smorgasbord of bargains awaiting purchase.

Coupeville Lions garage sale unearths mementos

Coupeville Lions volunteers are hoping to find the owner of donated WWII love messages.

HUB offers Coupeville seniors meals and more

For Coupeville seniors like Eileen Billings, attending monthly bingo games at Coupeville’s HUB for seniors is more than an opportunity to score an extra dollar or two. It’s a chance to socialize, enjoy a warm meal with friends and, thanks to the presence of a new information services table, a chance to connect with valuable resources.

Greenbank dance raises funds for pride parade

Greenbank Farm hosted an LGBTQIA pride community barn dance and Queer Pride Parade fundraiser Friday evening. The second annual Queer Pride Parade in Langley will take place Aug. 2.

Annual Writers Conference slated for Oct. 24-26

From his room in a hospice care facility, Joe Rantz related his tale — a story rife with the turmoil of abandonment and the Great Depression and a story glistening with the gold-medal victory of his 1936 Olympic rowing team’s win against aristocrats and the Nazi state.