Whidbey Island

The dining room. (Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times)

Wanted: Perfect home for tiny dollhouse masterpiece

The 3-story mansion has detailed, lifelike rooms crafted by a Whidbey artist.

 

One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1

It’ll help pay for a new hybrid-electric ferry and converting 2 vessels to run on electricity and fuel.

 

WhidbeyHealth CEO apologizes for Clinton clinic chaos

Some longtime patients indicated they would seek health care in Everett or elsewhere.

 

Whidbey chefs share some of their favorite summer recipes

Savor summer with rosemary berry lemonade, a ginger mojito, spicy mac ’n’ cheese or lemon scones.

This new temple marries Northwest style with Tibetan Buddhism

The sanctuary on Whidbey Island expands a lama’s mission to introduce Buddhist teachings to the West.

Traditional Buddhist temple rises in South Whidbey woods

A multi-day consecration of the temple drew people fromGermany, Brazil, Denmark, Canada and Asia.

Island-hopping teenage bear unsuccessful in search for love

After swimming to 11 islands, he was trapped and released in the wilds of northern Snohomish County.

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

An update on a Flat Earther, a woodchopper and drummers

The characters in this space stumbled into love, a Netflix movie deal, potato chips and a drumming debut.

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

Mukilteans speak up at ferry meeting: ‘We’re not a doormat’

Community forum with ferry officials draws people from both sides of the Sound.

Whidbey’s shrimp season mighty small and plenty busy

Local waters are awash in thousands of buoys, hundreds of boaters and dinner for dozens.

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Dead whale dumped on Whidbey beach raises smelly questions

Island County leaders question the practice of leaving the giant carcasses on local shorelines.

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Savor Spring with tastes of local wine, spirits and food

Six locations will be featured this weekend on the South Whidbey tour.

Fontelle Jones, owner of Great Yarns, in the Everett shop on May 10. Great Yarns is a participant in the annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour, with 24 participating shops spread from Lynden to Kent. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Yarn crawl lures hardcore knitters with 24 stops, free merch

The Local Yarn Shop Tour from May 15-19 is one of the largest events of its kind in the nation.

Fontelle Jones, owner of Great Yarns, in the Everett shop on May 10. Great Yarns is a participant in the annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour, with 24 participating shops spread from Lynden to Kent. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Sponsors step up for Whidbey’s old-fashioned July 4 parade

The 104th annual event at Maxwelton Beach was uncertain due to rising costs.

Restaurant food doesn’t get much more locally grown than this

The Whidbey couple bought Coupeville’s Oystercatcher 6 years ago and they are busy, busy, busy, busy.

Oak Harbor preschool owner accused of molesting girls

He reportedly was taking care of three girls who claimed he abused them at his home.

49 rescued from whale-watch boat aground west of Whidbey

The 60-foot vessel from Victoria reportedly hit a rock near uninhabited Smith Island in the Strait.

Club for board game ‘nerds’ of all ages forms in South Whidbey

“When you’re working on a computer all day, it’s nice to get off the screen.”

Historic Whidbey telephone building rolls back into downtown

Whidbey Telecom plans to renovate it into a history museum about communications and connections.

Whidbey Island man guilty of theft, money laundering

He made $1 million running a website that sold high-end television sets that never arrived.