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North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Food bank donations up, patrons down during pandemic

Fewer people relied on local food banks because of government help during the pandemic.

North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
An artist rendering shows the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture in a proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.

City council nears end of ‘Angel’ sculpture debate

Council members voted to discuss the final placement of the sculpture at their Aug. 4 meeting.

An artist rendering shows the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture in a proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Katie Toft and her four-year-old daughter Bailey walk across the newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge. Katie Toft's father, Dick Toft, is one of the Rotarians memorialized on a plaque next to the bridge.

Rotary bridge reopens after $87,000 renovation

The newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge was dedicated at Windjammer Park Thursday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Katie Toft and her four-year-old daughter Bailey walk across the newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge. Katie Toft's father, Dick Toft, is one of the Rotarians memorialized on a plaque next to the bridge.
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A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.

State grants will protect prairies, moths on island

This week the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced the award of 342 grants statewide.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.
Michael Cheatham

Accused child molester wanted on $100K warrant

Michael Cheatham is accused of violating a court order and failed to appear at a hearing June 30.

Michael Cheatham

Stabilization center open after 6-month delay

Oak Harbor’s center for people struggling with mental health issues or substance use opened June 28.

Oak Harbor considers uses for $6.5 million of recovery funds

Ideas for spending American Rescue Plan funds range from bill assistance to crime scene equipment.

Langley council picks Chaplin for mayor over fellow council member

Langley city council members chose Scott Chaplin as the next mayor over Councilmember Thomas Gill.

Burn ban in effect until further notice

Island County will be enforcing a Type I burn ban beginning at noon on June 30.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie crew films movie on Whidbey

Island becomes backup after Michigan locale falls through.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Number of visitors nears pre-pandemic levels

Ferry riders and park visitors have increased.

Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Lumber theft alleged | Island Scanner

The following reports were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, June 2 At 8:20 a.m., a woman reported that she… Continue reading

The lagoon and the splash pad at Windjammer Park were popular as residents tried to beat the heat. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey residents find ways to stay cool in record hot weather

According to the WSU weather station in Coupeville, temperatures reached 96 degrees on Monday.

The lagoon and the splash pad at Windjammer Park were popular as residents tried to beat the heat. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Artist rendering provided

Survey says: Most don’t want sculpture

Only 26.18 percent of responses favored the sculpture, while 70.66 percent said they do not want it.

Artist rendering provided

Oak Harbor celebrating 4th of July with a bang

This Sunday will bring out revelers from all over the island to celebrate the Fourth of July.

‘Read and Create Space’ event series kicks off Wednesday

Wednesday’s free kick-off event will include a book swap and arts and crafts for all ages.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)

Audubon Society updates birdwatching checklist

The society updated the list to reflect DNA research from Cornell University.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)

Oak Harbor man injured in motorcycle crash Monday

Kyle Sperling struck the side of an eastbound car while riding a motorcycle on Crescent Harbor Road.

Navy noise complaint data lost in glitches

The lost data came to light when Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve requested noise complaint records.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record
A couple and their dog climb over the driftwood at Clinton Beach that has piled up after winter storms.

Driftwood proliferation blocks beach access, but solution ‘a long way off’

Winter storms during the past two years have inundated Clinton Beach with driftwood.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record
A couple and their dog climb over the driftwood at Clinton Beach that has piled up after winter storms.