Whidbey Island

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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 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.

 

Terry Boese, owner of Wicked Teuton Brewing Company, says he wishes his beard was longer so he could dress up as a wizard for a Harry Potter trivia night happening later this month. The brewer and the library are teaming up to offer two Booktoberfest trivia events, starting Thursday. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor’s big-bearded Wicked Teuton brewer killed in crash

Terry Boese, a self-proclaimed “proud zymurgist,” was well-known in the North Whidbey beer scene.

 

Deception Pass Bridge (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News file)

Suicides from Deception Pass Bridge renew calls for barriers

Meanwhile, an emergency phone that calls 911 was installed on the west side of the bridge in 2018.

Deception Pass Bridge (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News file)

South Whidbey cop killer is still appealing 1987 conviction

Darrin Hutchinson murdered two Island County deputies 34 years ago at the county jail in Coupeville.

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The Shifty Sailors performed at the Celebrate America event on July 3 at Freeland Park.

It’ll be concerts ahoy! on Whidbey Island this weekend

The Shifty Sailors and the Saratoga Orchestra will perform two pop-up concerts. They’ll do the TikTok sensation, “The Wellerman.”

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The Shifty Sailors performed at the Celebrate America event on July 3 at Freeland Park.
Damian Greene (Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey man threatens to sue students over Facebook post

Damian Greene says the posting indicates he had a role in stealing a Black Lives Matter banner.

Damian Greene (Whidbey News-Times)
Up Up Up Inc., a traveling circus on a flatbed truck stage with a crane, performs Wednesday in Langley and Friday in Everett on its monthlong Pacific Northwest tour. Seen here at a show on Guemes Island. (Submitted photo)

Circus coming to Whidbey, then Everett, on a 30-foot crane

Theatrics include the world’s largest wedgie, a flying piano, human ceiling fan and a hair hang act.

Up Up Up Inc., a traveling circus on a flatbed truck stage with a crane, performs Wednesday in Langley and Friday in Everett on its monthlong Pacific Northwest tour. Seen here at a show on Guemes Island. (Submitted photo)
Brian Read

Eviction lawyer booked into jail weeks after his disbarment

Brian Read, 45, of Freeland, pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular assault while under the influence.

Brian Read

Manager accused of stealing more than $47K from organic farm

The suspect, Topsanna Littlestar, left her home in Clinton, and her current whereabouts are unknown.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Karen Achabel holds up a piece of kelp at Fort Ebey State Park on April 24. Seaweed harvesting at state parks is limited to April 15-May 15, although seaweed can be harvested from non-state park land at other times during the year.

Seaweed Smorgasbord: Greens from the sea the next power food?

Whidbey has seaweed on its shores and there are many ways an adventurous eater can try a bite.

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Karen Achabel holds up a piece of kelp at Fort Ebey State Park on April 24. Seaweed harvesting at state parks is limited to April 15-May 15, although seaweed can be harvested from non-state park land at other times during the year.
Brian Read

Evictions lawyer used client trust funds to pay mortgage

The state bar found repeated misconduct by Brian Read, who practiced in Everett and represented landlords in rental disputes.

Brian Read
Pat Colyer with her 44-star American flag at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo woman’s 44-star American flag is a history mystery

On July 4, 1891, a year after Wyoming’s statehood, the nation’s Old Glory was again officially updated.

Pat Colyer with her 44-star American flag at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A pandemic side effect? Whidbey Island expected a baby boom

WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace officials said some mothers would be referred to other hospitals.

Lynnwood man is challenging the legality of his imprisonment

The Island County Jail inmate was temporarily sent to a state prison and allegedly held in solitary confinement.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie film crew: Whidbey residents are ‘generous and welcoming’

The movie makers are shooting scenes for a full-length feature at various sites around the island.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Madison Thompson and her dog Stella.

Whidbey teen, golden retriever make top 8 in NY kennel show

Madison Thompson was one of the youngest competitors in her division of 80 kids.

Photo courtesy Laura Thompson 

Madison Thompson and her dog Stella.
Washingtonians for Change protesters rally in front of South Whidbey High School. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey groups clash over ‘critical race theory’ in school

One organizer said that because most students are white, she saw no reason for a “Black Lives Matter” banner.

Washingtonians for Change protesters rally in front of South Whidbey High School. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Man accused of trying to force way into Whidbey home

The suspect told police he was looking for his supposed girlfriend, the actress Jennifer Aniston.

Bank robber who appeared on TV show sentenced

Richard T. Young pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court June 4 and got two years in prison.

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