Kira Erickson

Elizabeth Johnson and rescue dog Wilbur

Island a haven for practitioners of holistic treatments

Some holistic healers on Whidbey have seen a dramatic increase in demand this past year.

Elizabeth Johnson and rescue dog Wilbur

Whidbey Children’s Theatre continues online classes

Registration is now open for a class full of theater games, and an improv class for kids.

South Whidbey resident Doug Hansen displays a large American flag Wednesday that once flew over the White House during the Jimmy Carter Administration. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

A day of firsts

In recognition of Inauguration Day, Whidbey Island man displays flag once flown over White House.

South Whidbey resident Doug Hansen displays a large American flag Wednesday that once flew over the White House during the Jimmy Carter Administration. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Town mayor updates residents with annual address

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes took a look back on the year.

Training in Coupeville schools puts suicide prevention in the Forefront

Parents and caregivers can sign up for upcoming classes for training to help prevent suicide.

Annual Whidbey Gardening Workshop grows online this year

The island-wide gardening event is back this year after it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

County joins regional group in reopening plan

Island County has joined San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties following new state guidance.

Coupeville School District approves reopening plan

Some students could be back in class on Feb. 1.

Reading to dog

Therapy dogs go online

Reading with Rover pairs pooches with young readers

Reading to dog
Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

From bluff to bluff: Meadery off to sweet start

Hierophant Meadery in Freeland features local honey in its sweet brews.

Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
The past two weeks of rainy weather have caused two landslides near Eugene Elfrank’s Hastings Road residence in Clinton. Fire department officials said landslides are nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year for certain areas of Whidbey. Pictured here is the debris from the most recent slide that happened Monday night. Photo provided by Eugene Elfrank

2021 brings landslides, downed trees, power lines

Fire department officials said landslides are not unusual this time of year for some areas.

The past two weeks of rainy weather have caused two landslides near Eugene Elfrank’s Hastings Road residence in Clinton. Fire department officials said landslides are nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year for certain areas of Whidbey. Pictured here is the debris from the most recent slide that happened Monday night. Photo provided by Eugene Elfrank

In its 27th year, annual Sound Waters University sailing online in February

Online attendees can learn about whales, earthquakes, treaty rights and all things Salish Sea.

North Whidbey food bank helped by builders’ association

The group’s raised $5,550 in donations for the North Whidbey Help House.

Pantry to provide new parents with baby items

A Whidbey nonprofit is hoping to ease some of the financial burden for new parents.

Devonte and Alyssa Brown welcomed their daughter, Ellie Shiloh Brown, on Jan. 1, making her Whidbey Island’s first baby born in 2021. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey’s first baby of 2021 an early surprise

Ellie Shiloh Brown is Coupeville’s newest resident.

Devonte and Alyssa Brown welcomed their daughter, Ellie Shiloh Brown, on Jan. 1, making her Whidbey Island’s first baby born in 2021. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Susie Van

WI Drive helping to get the elderly, disabled where they need to go

A Langley woman gives rides to people in need in her new van named “Cookie.”

Susie Van
Goodall arranges some food in the to-go window, where customers pick up their food from outside.

New cafe in town adapted to COVID world

Langley Kitchen has adapted to the times.

Goodall arranges some food in the to-go window, where customers pick up their food from outside.
Camren Procopio with Kathy McCoy (photo provided)

Homeless seek shelter as numbers rise, options diminish

The Point in Time Count for 2020 recorded 143 people that were homeless in Island County.

Camren Procopio with Kathy McCoy (photo provided)
Allen Fletcher

Man who disappeared seven years ago still missing

Allen Fletcher was last seen on Nov. 19, 2013, at South Whidbey Harbor in Langley.

Allen Fletcher
Jamie Farage demonstrating how the photo booth works. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

New Clinton store encourages shoppers to buy local

The Whidbey Artists Collective, located at Ken’s Korner, has become a perfect place for artists.

Jamie Farage demonstrating how the photo booth works. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times