Whidbey Island

Ferry crisis raises a difficult question: What now?

The near-certain demise of Washington’s oldest ferries had state officials scrambling Tuesday looking for new ways to move people, cars and freight from Puget Sound… Continue reading

Port Townsend wants to keep ferry

A campaign is being mounted to retain passenger-only ferry service between Port Townsend and Seattle. Ridership has been growing daily and some… Continue reading

Whidbey Island boat builder abruptly shuts its doors

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc.., one of Whidbey Island’s largest employers, abruptly closed its doors today, citing financial problems and a pending lawsuit.… Continue reading

Shipbuilder calls it quits

One of Whidbey Island’s largest private employers, Nichols Bros. Boat Builders Inc. abruptly laid off its employees and closed its doors Friday, citing… Continue reading

Nichols Bros. still in state ferry plan

Though Nichols Bros. Boat Builders is not operating today, it is still counted on to help construct the next generation of state ferries.… Continue reading

Schools FYI

The word from: Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center “There is an ASB presidential elections coming up and a speech and debate competition this month at Snohomish… Continue reading

Whidbey Island really needs Nichols Bros.

The closure of Nichols Bros. Boat Builders came suddenly. On Nov. 3, the Freeland company notified more than 200 of its workers that its financial… Continue reading

FYI: On your mark, get set, cook!

Look for The Herald’s weekly Food section in Sunday’s paper this week to give you a head start on Thanksgiving preparations. Along with delectable recipes,… Continue reading

Detours to take if you ride the ferries

To get from the Olympic Peninsula to Whidbey Island: Ferry officials said the best alternative for travelers today through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between Port… Continue reading

Memorial to honor sailor Tuesday

A memorial service is set Tuesday to honor a Whidbey Island Naval Air Station sailor who was killed Nov. 5 in Iraq.… Continue reading

Keystone foot-ferry service begins

Washington State Ferries began running a passenger-only ferry between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island on Sunday to help make up for the… Continue reading

Whidbey shipbuilder offers swift solution for ferry crisis

A Whidbey Island shipbuilder that has faced rough sailing in recent weeks on Monday gave some state officials hope there may be a… Continue reading

Community Calendar

TODAY Stanwood Community and Senior Center’s Halloween haunted house is set to be open 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Josephine Sunset Home, 9901… Continue reading

Community Extra Calendar

TODAY Travel the world in stories and crafts, family event, 7 tonight, Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Call 425-257-8030. “Get in the… Continue reading

Oral histories save memories of WWII

Memories of folks who served in or were associated with World War II are being sought for an oral history project being launched… Continue reading

Passenger ferry runs delayed on closed route

Passenger ferry service between Port Townsend and Keystone won’t begin until Monday at the earliest, Washington State Ferries said Thursday. Ferry officials had… Continue reading

Whidbey Island boat builder files for bankruptcy

Nichols Bros. Boat Builders has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and the shipyard’s operations may reopen in the near future, possibly with… Continue reading

Community calendar

Bazaars Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kingsbury West Mobile Home Park, 5220 176th St. SW, Lynnwood. Fleet Reserve… Continue reading

Helping others this holiday season

Marysville firefighters plan to collect food and cash donations for an all-city food drive, and are scheduled to be out in front of the Marysville… Continue reading

Retired journalist gets personal with book about RV travels

Bob Mottram wrote his last column, cleaned out his desk and walked out of his office into retirement with a plan lots of folks only… Continue reading