Patricia Guthrie

Paying to play pickleball stirs up a racket on Whidbey

“They’re double dipping the taxpayer,” says a parks commissioner.


WhidbeyHealth decreasing its costs to patients

The medical services provider discovered that other regional hospitals have lower prices.


Whidbey creators have a place to sell their wares year-round

A new store near Clinton features a wide range of creative work from all over the island.


Langley council approves sizeable utility rate increases

“If we kick this can down the road again, shame on us,” said Councilman Peter Morton.

Whidbey churches deliver cheer to Western State Hospital

Each year, parishioners load a van full of Christmas presents for the patients in Lakewood.

Whidbey grown: This ship and shipmate are from the island

A Langley woman is a crew member aboard a National Geographic boat that was built in Freeland.

Brown’s Point descendant untangles Progressive era on Whidbey

The area near Langley, now known as Sandy Point, was settled by her ancestors.

No way, Jose! Whidbey cafe where friends and family eat

The cafe’s name is a play on words of the owners’ names — Noe (pronounced “no way”) and Jose Ochoa.

South Whidbey Historical Museum debuts history tour

A fundraiser combines talks, walk and wine tasting.

Popular South Whidbey art shop draws to a close

Tina Beard knew little about art when she bought the shop. But it became a beloved island icon.

Freeland owner selling popular shop, Whidbey Art Escape

The new Backdoor Clay Community Studio with its pottery wheels in the back room will remain.

Flowers for Tokitae: Remembering Puget Sound’s captured orcas

Activists vow to bring the last surviving killer whale of the Southern Resident captures home.

‘Case closed’: Amelia Earhart spotted in Whidbey Island forest

‘They’ve been looking on the wrong island all this time’ said the Langley resident who found her.

Renowned painter Pete Jordan moves artwork to Langley gallery

His paintings of Whidbey land and seascapes are collected around the Puget South region.

Whidbey Woodworker completes a whale of a repair job

The 100-year-old blue whale jaw bone is ready to display again.

Origins of Whidbey Island fairgrounds’ story pole a mystery

It was believed to be made by a Snohomish chief. A historian is working to uncover the true carver.

Have brushes, will travel: Sketchers draw Whidbey’s world

The Whidbey Island Sketchers group has upward of 20 members of all skill levels.

How to muck about for clams on Puget Sound beaches

First, maybe sign up for a Sound Water Stewards clamming class, which provides a license.

From grapes to apples: Winery expands with Whidbey’s 1st cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider in Langley is tapping into Washington’s growing hard cider market.

Terrace fiction writer sticks to the facts with birds and botany

Mountlake Terrace author Marty Wingate is penning two mystery book series with garden themes.