Kira Erickson

Crunch time: Family’s granola business growing quickly

When her daughter was growing up, Marybeth Shirley wanted to make her a breakfast option that didn’t contain wheat. Switching to a grain-free diet had… Continue reading

 

Off-island couple have first baby to be born on Whidbey in 2020

Whidbey Island’s first baby of the new year was born to parents from a different island. Leah Swearingen and her husband Christian Carter, both residents… Continue reading

 

Green burial plots to be added to cemeter y

The demand for green burial in Langley continues to grow. At a meeting on Dec. 16, the City Council approved the addition of eight more… Continue reading

 

Photo courtesy of Debbie Stewart
                                Orcas J26 and J42 on Dec. 25, near Glendale Beach. J26 is an adult male known as Mike, who spends some quality time traveling very closely with his younger sister J42 known as Echo.

Orcas visit Whidbey for the holidays

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, whale-watchers on the South End were treated with a special present: The J pod the Southern Resident orcas traveled… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Debbie Stewart
                                Orcas J26 and J42 on Dec. 25, near Glendale Beach. J26 is an adult male known as Mike, who spends some quality time traveling very closely with his younger sister J42 known as Echo.

Ring in the New Year across Whidbey Island

With New Year’s Eve approaching, there are several different events and celebrations planned for just about everywhere on the island. In Oak Harbor, catch the… Continue reading

Sound Waters University making waves

Sound Waters University is an opportunity for participants to learn about everything environmental in the space of just one day. The annual conference exploring the… Continue reading

Pet detectives join search for missing service dog

A pet detective who hears messages from the dead is using her unusual skills to sniff out the case of Tank, the missing service dog… Continue reading

Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.

Whidbey offers unique gift ideas

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have only to visit some of the many shops scattered across Whidbey Island. Known… Continue reading

Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.

Bunny ailment hits Whidbey

Now may not be the best time for Whidbey Island residents or visitors to pick up any furry hitchhikers — no matter how cute. The… Continue reading

A wild card: South Whidbey resident ventures into tarot reading

Gerry Reed does not look like a stereotypical tarot card reader. A grandfather, the Langley resident sports a cheery red tie and blue-and-tortoiseshell glasses. But… Continue reading

Whidbey Clay Center throwing an open house

Anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to make a ceramic pot or bowl has a prime opportunity. Whidbey Clay Center will be hosting… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Anna Cosper
                                An example of one of Anna Cosper’s holiday cards.

Langley illustrator taking commissions for the holidays

Langley illustrator Anna Cosper likes to joke that she’s been drawing since birth. She believes in the handmade art of illustrated holiday cards. Her hand-drawn… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Anna Cosper
                                An example of one of Anna Cosper’s holiday cards.

Coupeville gallery celebrates 25th anniversary

Nestled in the historic downtown waterfront of Coupeville, Penn Cove Gallery has been a hub for Whidbey Island artists since 1994. The cooperatively owned gallery… Continue reading