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100+ Women giving back to community

A group supporting Island County nonprofits is seeking new members before its next donation cycle.

Jeremy Jarvis works on his mural in Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times)

Traveling muralist bringing color to community center

Jeremy Jarvis has begun work on a mural on the courtyard wall of the South Whidbey Community Center.

Jeremy Jarvis works on his mural in Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times)

Langley rescinds mask mandate

The city council voted to follow state COVID-19 guidelines instead.

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Man hurt in Clinton fire that consumes residence

A man sustained third degree burns to his leg from a fire that engulfed a Clinton home Sunday.

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New member Charles LaFond works on a pottery creation at Freeland Art Studios.

Cooperative studio in Freeland holding open house

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, June 5.

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New member Charles LaFond works on a pottery creation at Freeland Art Studios.

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.

Photo by Kira Erickson

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.

Photo by Kira Erickson

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