Kira Erickson

Pop-up fine fine art markets set for summer, fall

Participating artists must register at least six weeks in advance.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Two boys come to 3-year-old’s rescue at lake

A 9-year-old Clinton boy and his cousin became heroes after rescuing a toddler from drowning.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Contest for Langley mayor position remains uneventful

City council members will be choosing the new mayor at a council meeting scheduled for June 21.

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Whidbey Island Art Trail kicks off its 10th season next week

Some of Whidbey’s galleries, sculpture parks and studios will be open to the public.

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Veterans to be honored across island

Several ceremonies are planned for Memorial Day.

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Farms offering veggie, flower subscriptions

Some Whidbey Island farms still have spaces open in their Community Supported Agriculture programs.

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Whidbey Children’s Theatre set to hold in-person classes this summer

Registration opens 10 a.m. May 25 for summer programs at the Whidbey Children’s Theatre in Langley.

Langley mayor moving outside city, resigning

Tim Callison is leaving his role at the end of June.

Langley agrees to sell oddly shaped parcel

It’s an odd, triangle-shaped piece of pavement down by the South Whidbey Harbor.

Students persuade council to take climate action

South Whidbey High School students led the charge at a Langley City Council meeting last week.

Grange membership denials widen political divide

The majority of 60 applicants who applied for membership were rejected for their signing of a petition.

The South Whidbey boys team, from left to right include Aidan O’Brien, Cooper Ullman, Aidan Donnelly, Thomas Simms and Reilly McVay. Photo by Matt Simms.

Falcons cross country make history with state win

It was the first time the SWHS boys cross country team finished in first place at the state meet.

The South Whidbey boys team, from left to right include Aidan O’Brien, Cooper Ullman, Aidan Donnelly, Thomas Simms and Reilly McVay. Photo by Matt Simms.

Like a hot potato, city drops food truck changes

Council members dropped their support for changing the food truck ordinance.

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Young seal rescued near Mutiny Bay

Baby ‘Elwood’ stuck after swimming up storm water pipe

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Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Whidbey’s leisure, hospitality sector seeing worker shortage

There are as many as 30 businesses looking for help in Langley alone.

Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
Michael Nichols, owner of Whidbey Green Goods, stands in his hoop house, also known as “The Hovel.” Customers visit the Clinton farm to pick up their own produce and plant starts. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group)

One-man Whidbey Island farm gears up for spring

The pandemic has brought a longtime farmer out of retirement.

Michael Nichols, owner of Whidbey Green Goods, stands in his hoop house, also known as “The Hovel.” Customers visit the Clinton farm to pick up their own produce and plant starts. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group)
Master Gardener Don Krafft gathers some broccoli in his garden plot at South Whidbey Tilth. He grows several things that are available for purchase at the Island County Master Gardener online plant sale. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Master Gardeners kick off plant sale, continue clincs

Green thumbs who have had a taste of spring sunshine and want to begin planting can do so with the help of the Island County Master Gardeners.

Master Gardener Don Krafft gathers some broccoli in his garden plot at South Whidbey Tilth. He grows several things that are available for purchase at the Island County Master Gardener online plant sale. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Langley continues to be a passport hotspot

The National Passport Center has been directing people to Langley.

South Whidbey survey takes deep dive into community’s priorities for public pool

A bond measure in 2022 might be another funding source for the pool along with grants.

Town ponder removal of World War II-era structure

The old concrete cistern hasn’t been utilized for 25 years.