Emily Gilbert

Metal scuptor Wayne Kangas made this fish-shaped weather vane out of 600 leftover stainless steel letters. (Langley Arts Fund)

This artful flying fish tells the weather in Langley

The Langley Arts Fund commissioned “Weather Vane II” by Wayne Kangas for public art in Clyde Alley.

 

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times Carol Johnston has watched this Pacific madrone grow for the past 14 years. It is slated to be removed during McDonald’s upcoming renovation in early February.

Madrone tree to make way for bigger McDonald’s in Oak Harbor

Despite being named a Tree City USA, the city has no special protection in place for the native tree.

 

Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative
Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andrew Morehouse,center, and Nate
Bell while filming “The Hour After Westerly” at the Fort Casey Inn.

Watch film featuring Whidbey Island for free through Jan. 16

The “Twilight Zone”-esque “The Hour After Westerly” is based on a short story by Robert M. Coates.

 

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday

In 10th, candidates differ on taxes, climate and pandemic

Democrat Angie Homola and Republican Greg Gilday are vying for the 10th District’s position 2 seat.

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday
Jeanie McElwain holds the new edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge,” a book that includes information about beach accessibility, fishing spots, natural history, species identification and more, including all of the sea creatures that can be found at Double Bluff in South Whidbey. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times)

New book leads you to the water’s edge on Whidbey Island

A little local know-how goes a long way in finding accessible beaches.

Jeanie McElwain holds the new edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge,” a book that includes information about beach accessibility, fishing spots, natural history, species identification and more, including all of the sea creatures that can be found at Double Bluff in South Whidbey. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor tour boat operator aids in Deception Pass rescue

“He was just in a really bad spot. He shouldn’t have been out there.”

Possible rare ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on Whidbey beach

Possible rare ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on Whidbey beach

Scientists from across the nation believe it’s most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

Possible rare ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on Whidbey beach
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Pioneering Whidbey Island distillery marks 10th year in business

Whidbey Island Distillery has grown from 12 barrels to 35, and built an innovative computer-controlled still.

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Common dolphin seen splashing around Whidbey’s Penn Cove

Common dolphin seen splashing around Whidbey’s Penn Cove

A couple of pods came up to Washington in the summer of 2016 and one pod decided to stay.

Common dolphin seen splashing around Whidbey’s Penn Cove
Restaurant owner recreating his childhood with ramen house

Restaurant owner recreating his childhood with ramen house

Denis Zimmermann, who grew up in Japan, switched careers to open his own restaurant in Langley.

Restaurant owner recreating his childhood with ramen house
Bagel preferences differ in Oak Harbor, Clinton

Bagel preferences differ in Oak Harbor, Clinton

The award-winning Bagel Factory plans to open shops in Bothell, Mukileo and Edmonds

Bagel preferences differ in Oak Harbor, Clinton