Kira Erickson

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play

South Whidbey residents are rallying for a permanent place to play pickleball, one of the nation’s fastest growing sports. During a South Whidbey Parks and… Continue reading

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play
Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

The pop-up is a collaboration between several Langley businesses.

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

WhidbeyHealth says employee tested positive for COVID-19

All elective surgeries have been postponed until Oct. 7.

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

The Blue Peony has been in business for years but opened its first storefront in Langley this summer.

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

Langley Police Department may be facing the loss of an officer

The mayor’s news comes on the heels of city council’s conversations about police funding.

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Oh, portly Romeo. His eyes are bigger than his stomach.

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

New Langley tent initiative covers restaurants

The island’s realtors sponsored heated tents so Langley restaurants can continue outdoor seating.

Recent COVID-19 bump is ‘still very manageable’

Some of the most recent cases have been family clusters.

Shop for a cause this weekend in Freeland

All proceeds from the garage sale will be donated.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation says it was stiffed on fundraiser proceeds

The foundation says it raised $7,000 in ticket sales but hasn’t received the money.

Mr. South Whidbey postponed, remembrance event in its place

Mr. South Whidbey won’t return to the stage until 2021.

Public comments taken on Clinton Gateway plan

The plan focuses on the part of Clinton closest to the ferry dock.

Siding of South Whidbey home scorched by small fire Thursday

The homeowner threw a cigarette butt into a wastebasket. It caught on fire.

Greenbank Farm ‘Fall Fest’ Sept. 19 will include up to 25 vendors

The pop-up market will be from noon to 4 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19.

Langley council discusses defunding police, debates what it means

The discussion was put on hold after much debate.

Lincoln Fresch, left, and Quintarius Eaves “clap the sillies out” during song time at Little Oaks Preschool & Childcare Center. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group.

Open throughout pandemic, child care facilities follow strict rules

Day cares and preschools are allowed for in-person activites and have experienced an enrollment boom

Lincoln Fresch, left, and Quintarius Eaves “clap the sillies out” during song time at Little Oaks Preschool & Childcare Center. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group.

Clinton Chamber of Commerce gets new president

The former president stepped down to focus on her own business.

Group of residents call for removal of BLM banner from South Whidbey High School

The banner has been on a fence near the tennis courts since July 28.

Wyatt and Deanna Loasby show off a potato harvested last month from South Whidbey School Farms’ garden. Photo provided by South Whidbey School Farms.

Outdoor classes plotted for South Whidbey schools

The South Whidbey School District is seeking the community’s help to build an outdoor classroom.

Wyatt and Deanna Loasby show off a potato harvested last month from South Whidbey School Farms’ garden. Photo provided by South Whidbey School Farms.
Earth Sanctuary owner and founder Chuck Pettis stands beside a tree dedicated to his sister, Lydia Pettis. Chuck Pettis is offering others the chance to honor a loved one with the purchase of a memorial tree. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

The greener good: Purchase a tree as a tribute

South Whidbey’s Earth Sanctuary is offering a ripe opportunity.

Earth Sanctuary owner and founder Chuck Pettis stands beside a tree dedicated to his sister, Lydia Pettis. Chuck Pettis is offering others the chance to honor a loved one with the purchase of a memorial tree. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.