Whidbey Island

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.

Future of island’s ferry service

Meeting on ferries set for May 1 in Coupeville

A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Walk the Whidbey wonderland of 400 sculptures by Hank Nelson

Cloudstone opens to the public for a rare glimpse at pieces “small as a chair and as large as a truck.”

A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Find Comforts of Whidbey at this idyllic estate on the island

Rita and Carl Comfort’s hard work and dedication pay off with a destination B&B and winery.

Petition calls for South Whidbey Superintendent to resign

Jo Moccia says she’s committed to working together with parents to address issues.

Film shows the plight of man through eyes of albatross

The birds are dying by the thousands as a result of plastic pollution swirling in the oceans.

Whidbey Island historian Roger Sherman dies at age 84

In the 1970s, the Sherman brothers helped to create Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Parents lash out at South Whidbey school board

Student bullying, special education and administrative raises are top concerns.

Mukilteo ferry terminal takes shape and could open in 2020

The Whidbey Island ride might be short, but it’s the busiest for traffic — 2.3 million vehicles per year.

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