Kira Erickson

Sculpture park aims for August soft opening

The combination of art and the outdoors is what many would say is unique to Whidbey. Merging both themes, a Coupeville resident and landowner has… Continue reading

Local Memorial Day celebrations adapt to COVID-19

Memorial Day celebrations across the island have been adapted to the COVID-19 health closure. Former Marine Bob Gabelein of South Whidbey’s Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey offering grants

The Port of South Whidbey has created an emergency grants program, with the hope that more small businesses and nonprofits will apply for the remaining… Continue reading

Porch portraits take off in popularity as island photographer adapts to pandemic

Staying home may not be a picture perfect situation, but a Coupeville photographer is hoping to commemorate quarantined family moments with a snapshot taken from… Continue reading

Island Angels swoop in to help Whidbey families

Good deeds aren’t too hard to come by these days, as demonstrated by a Clinton resident who has been organizing the purchase and delivery of… Continue reading

Garden pros offer sage advice

Starting a garden for the first time may seem daunting, but it can also be a therapeutic pastime for those staying at home and looking… Continue reading

Spike in ferry ridership spurs concerns

Despite the governor’s stay-at-home order, a sharp increase in people visited Whidbey last weekend, worrying island leaders and residents alike. The Mukilteo-Clinton route was the… Continue reading

Bayview Road house destroyed by fire

A Bayview home was fully engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. Despite the complete loss, no one was injured. Around 1:55 a.m. on May 10,… Continue reading

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

Animal stories aren’t just for kids, as a Clinton resident and pastor is hoping to demonstrate during a Zoom story time session this Friday. Catherine… Continue reading

Virtual open mic nights lend voice to performers

Entertainment venues may be closed to the public, but the show must go on as Whidbey performers are still finding a way to garner an… Continue reading

Still need a mask? Local crafters have you covered

With several grocery stores—whether part of a larger chain or locally owned—now requiring the use of face masks to enter, now may be a good… Continue reading

Ice cream company launches ‘pint club’

Islanders longing for the days of slinging back a pint at their favorite brewery can soon help themselves to a pint of something new, as… Continue reading

Leader, educator honored by school board, council

A city councilwoman, schoolteacher, Langley resident, early proponent of salmon education and the Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom. An appreciator of the arts. Wife, mother, grandmother and… Continue reading

Local experts are providing advice during quarantine

Staying home for days on end can be tough. Luckily, Whidbey experts are offering their advice for how to survive while under quarantine. A chief… Continue reading

Langley to require face masks downtown

The Village by the Sea has issued an emergency proclamation requiring individuals to wear face coverings when visiting the downtown corridor. The question of what… Continue reading

Whidbey artist teaching lessons to kids via Zoom

As the pandemic drags on and people become increasingly accustomed to the use of Zoom, a South Whidbey artist has been using it to teach… Continue reading

Need help? There’s likely a number you can call

The volume of calls to Whidbey organizations offering assistance have not shown a drastic increase, but demonstrate a need to connect with local resources during… Continue reading

Fire contained to attic causes $40K damages

An interior fire in a Clinton home may have caused considerable damage to the house, but no injuries were reported. Personnel from South Whidbey Fire/EMS… Continue reading

Levy lid lift resolution going on August ballot

South Whidbey Fire/EMS approved a resolution for a levy lid lift this past Friday. During a special meeting, fire commissioners unanimously approved the measure, allowing… Continue reading

‘Two-woman show’ finds way to thank health care personnel

Like many others during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mackenize Ball wanted to find a way to thank medical staff for their services. “One morning I just… Continue reading