Kira Erickson

Charity for foster care holding auction

A nonprofit organization with a mission to meet the needs of foster children will hold its first-ever auction online. For several years, the board members… Continue reading

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Community remembers longtime officer from South Whidbey

Mark Brinkman, 56, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.

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Photo by Christina Whiting
Peter Smith-Case of Case Farm sells some veggies to some interested buyers at the opening Saturday of the Coupeville Farmers Market this past weekend.

Island’s farmers market season gets underway

The Coupeville Farmers Market opened last weekend and more markets are coming up.

Photo by Christina Whiting
Peter Smith-Case of Case Farm sells some veggies to some interested buyers at the opening Saturday of the Coupeville Farmers Market this past weekend.

‘Bras & Beauty’ to help women in need

The event at Clinton Community Hall on April 17 will have clothing and toiletries for women in need.

COVID-19 cases trend downward in county

Vaccination rates and efforts to reach underserved communities are growing.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Third grader Laszlo McDowell gets up close and personal with a gray whale skull.

Students learn about being ‘whale-wise’

South Whidbey Elementary School students got a taste of what it would be like to live as gray whales.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Third grader Laszlo McDowell gets up close and personal with a gray whale skull.

Langley approves new sculptures

Three new scultpures are coming to Langley

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, hangs a purple neon star he made on the wall of his arcade. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Neon art show colorizes Machine Shop’s reopening

A cacophony of happy buzzers and bells and a riot of glowing lights signals the return of another Langley institution after a long pandemic slumber.… Continue reading

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, hangs a purple neon star he made on the wall of his arcade. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
Deer Lagoon Grange Master Chuck Prochaska looks through a book of historic documents on the grange. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Deer Lagoon Grange at center of contention in community

A social organization and historic South Whidbey location wrapped in one recently caught the attention of community members increasingly concerned about its purported association with… Continue reading

Deer Lagoon Grange Master Chuck Prochaska looks through a book of historic documents on the grange. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Deer-besieged town’s no-feeding ordinance goes into effect April 8

First-time offenders will receive a warning. Any further offenses will incur a fine of $150.

South Whidbey, Coupeville enrollment go up, Oak Harbor expected to drop

Student enrollment numbers show increases for South Whidbey and Coupeville school districts.

Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake Sunday night. Photo provided

Whidbey vet attempts to save injured bald eagle

The female eagle’s injuries were too severe for it to be saved.

Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake Sunday night. Photo provided
Viggo Cerrato, 6, pets a young Shamo rooster named Baby Boy. Cascadia Heritage Farm is currently in the midst of a project to “invigorate” a rare breed of chicken. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Farm promoting genetic diversity, a flock at a time

North Whidbey’s Cascadia Heritage Farm focuses on preserving critically endangered breeds.

Viggo Cerrato, 6, pets a young Shamo rooster named Baby Boy. Cascadia Heritage Farm is currently in the midst of a project to “invigorate” a rare breed of chicken. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
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WICA plans first live play in more than a year

The show will run June 10-20.

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Langley considering toilet experiment at Seawall Park

The portable restrooms would be part of an experiment running from May through October.

Langley council tables herbicide resolution

The resolution will be re-drafted and brought before the city council at another meeting.

Jason Blair, owner of Red Fish, Blue Fish, nets an angelfish.

Finny business: ‘Fish Nerd’ opening new shop

The store is coming to Greenbank Farm this spring.

Jason Blair, owner of Red Fish, Blue Fish, nets an angelfish.

Town considers deer options, no-feeding ordinance

Ideas have ranged from birth control to hunting to water guns to a ban on feeding the wildlife.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

The COVID effect: Show might go on this year

Here’s a list of what many of Whidbey’s favorite events are doing this year.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

Comprehensive plan talks veer into debate over systemic racism in Langley

A proposal to add “dismantling systemic racism” as a goal in the comprehensive plan has spawned debate