Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island house is lit up with 30,000 Christmas lights

The Becks’ annual holiday light show at their Clinton home is a family tradition for many.

 

Matt Nichols, president of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, stands above the National Geographic Venture docked at the company’s private outfitting pier in Langley. The 240-foot cruise ship is the newest custom vessel built at the main Freeland shipyard. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This small-town shipyard can build and float your big boat

Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island can turn a “pile of steel” into a tug, a ferry or a cruise ship.

 

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.

It’s game on at the clink of a quarter at this Langley arcade

“Frogger” … “Zombie Raid” and more: It’s games galore at The Machine Shop on Whidbey

Navy ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers

The law requires federal agencies to consider the effects a project may have on historic properties.

He said he was going for a walk and hasn’t been seen since

Matthew Fitch vanished Oct. 29 after strolling from his Whidbey Island home.

Puppy digs up woolly piece of Whidbey history

Dog’s discovery turns out to be a 13,000-year-old tooth

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

The final decision is expected to be released within a couple of weeks.

Orca Network will be listening in on killer whales

Orca Network launches hydrophone at Bush Point

Another setback for the state GOP: Rep. Dave Hayes concedes

Democrat Dave Paul has unseated the three-term 10th District lawmaker in the area’s last undecided race.

Whidbey churches deliver cheer to Western State Hospital

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

Nancy Hills, of Bonney Lake, looks over bottles at the Good Cheer Thrift Store on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 in Langley, Wa. There are two on the island that fund 80 percent of the revenue for the food bank. The store in downtown Langley is a popular stop for tourists and islanders. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Score some deals at Good Cheer for a good cause

The stores that are an island attraction for locals and tourists help fund the food bank.

Nancy Hills, of Bonney Lake, looks over bottles at the Good Cheer Thrift Store on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 in Langley, Wa. There are two on the island that fund 80 percent of the revenue for the food bank. The store in downtown Langley is a popular stop for tourists and islanders. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mayor of Langley: Whidbey town should retain police force

Tim Callison advised the City Council against contracting with the Island County sheriff.

‘Tear Jerkers’ rep the teardrop trailer lifestyle on Whidbey

After a summer of tow and go, they gathered for a “last bash.”

This (very) old house: Whidbey group seals a purchase deal

After years of fundraising, the nonprofit Historic Whidbey purchased the 160-year-old Haller House.

Flags planted in memory of fallen soldiers

Volunteers honored service members eight days before the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Man seriously injured in RV fire at Langley fairgrounds

He was able to evacuate the vehicle, but his cat, Oreo, perished inside.