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Alexandra Morosco works on a relief carving in her studio. The art piece is a thank-you gift to the kennel where she found her faithful canine companion, a Tibetan mastiff. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Whidbey Art Market returns Nov. 26 and 27

The market creator hopes that shoppers will see the value in buying locally this holiday season.

 

In this 2018 photo, Kyle Flack of Bell’s Farm harvests beans from the garden. (Laura Guido / Whidbey News Group file)

Whidbey farmers take stand against public health permitting

Local farmers are asking county commissioners to support a cherished Whidbey staple — the farmstand.

 

Flemish giant rabbit Sir Lancelot is held by Debbie Wilkie, owner of Critters & Co. Pet Center in Clinton. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Community launches effort to rescue beloved Clinton pet store

Debbie Wilkie has rescued thousands of creatures, but saving little lives can be expensive.

 

A southern view of the Gabelein Family Trust farmland with cattle visible in foreground. (Photo provided)

County grant may protect farmland on South Whidbey’s Lone Lake

The land would be exclusively used for agricultural purposes with no public access created.

A southern view of the Gabelein Family Trust farmland with cattle visible in foreground. (Photo provided)
Downtown Coupeville on Whidbey Island, March 2021. (Harry Anderson)

Whidbey Island real estate prices continue to climb

Despite a slight lull in August and September, it continues to be a seller’s market on Whidbey.

Downtown Coupeville on Whidbey Island, March 2021. (Harry Anderson)
A photo circulated widely on social media shows a black bear in the backyard of a South Whidbey residence. (Screenshot)

Rare sighting: Black bear spotted on South Whidbey Island

A photo on Facebook convinced an expert, and it could be the first black bear on the island in 50 years.

A photo circulated widely on social media shows a black bear in the backyard of a South Whidbey residence. (Screenshot)
Photo by Heather Mayhugh
Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

People with mobility issues find new ferry terminal lacking

Some disabled folks say not enough thought went into improving the Mukilteo facility’s accessibility.

Photo by Heather Mayhugh
Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.
Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Freeland resident Kevin Lungren has been commuting to the office using his paddleboard. It's a commute he can do in all seasons and just about any type of weather, except wind.

Whidbey commuter paddleboards his way to work in all seasons

The financial advisor says he’s only fallen off his board twice in the past five years.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Freeland resident Kevin Lungren has been commuting to the office using his paddleboard. It's a commute he can do in all seasons and just about any type of weather, except wind.
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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.

Boys save 3-year-old from drowning in lake on Whidbey Island

The cousins, ages 9 and 7, raced to rescue the toddler after seeing him fall off a dock on Deer Lake.

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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.
Aja Stewart and her daughter Rainey, 4, search for bees in a tree in bloom. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Whidbey Island farmers alarmed over absence of native bees

Or, how the housing shortage and rising lumber prices may be driving pollinators away.

Aja Stewart and her daughter Rainey, 4, search for bees in a tree in bloom. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Students lead charge as Langley council takes climate action

The Whidbey Island city has declared a climate emergency and has pledged to involve United Student Leaders.

Owners Newton and Naomi Kellogg opened the Ulysses Coffee cafe on April 24. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s abuzz over couple’s new coffee shop

The owners of Ulysses Coffee Co. drive-thru in Bayview have opened a sit-down cafe in Langley.

Owners Newton and Naomi Kellogg opened the Ulysses Coffee cafe on April 24. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)
(South Whidbey Fire/EMS)

Young seal rescued from stormwater vault on Whidbey Island

The six-week-old pup swam through a 50-foot pipe that led to a drainage system near Mutiny Bay.

(South Whidbey Fire/EMS)

Langley has become a passport hotspot for off-islanders

In Snohomish County, appointments are reportedly booked out months in advance.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Ron Rois, left, and his partner, Stefen Bosworth, are transplants from the Chicago area with roots in the Pacific Northwest. They are the owners of Langley's newest restaurant, Savory.

New Whidbey Island restaurant serves ‘eclectic comfort food’

Owners Stefen Bosworth and Ron Rois offer cozy dining overlooking Saratoga Passage.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Ron Rois, left, and his partner, Stefen Bosworth, are transplants from the Chicago area with roots in the Pacific Northwest. They are the owners of Langley's newest restaurant, Savory.
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Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake.

Whidbey veterinarian unable to save injured bald eagle

The female raptor had sustained a dislocated shoulder, likely during combat with another eagle.

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Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake.
The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. (Sherrye Wyatt)

The Cascade Loop is designated a National Scenic Byway

The loop goes through Whidbey, Everett, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Winthrop and other destinations.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. (Sherrye Wyatt)

Online intruders disrupt Port of South Whidbey meeting

Videos of pornography and Confederate flags were shared on the screens of the new attendees.

Oak Harbor pharmacy receives extra vaccine doses in mistake

Instead of 200, Island Drug got 2,000 doses, and was instructed to use them all up, which it did.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.

Coupeville opposes Navy plan for SEAL training in state parks

The Oak Harbor City Council has not expressed its view on the Navy’s training proposal.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.