Kira Erickson

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.

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.