Whidbey Island

FYI Your Schools

The Marysville School District will have new text books available for public inspection at the district service center through July 19. The books, recommended by… Continue reading

Outdoors calendar

BIKES rides (www.bikesclub.org): * Whidbey Island in any weather, 9 a.m. July 19 and 30, meet at Harbour Pointe Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe… Continue reading

Soaring smiles at Fly Day

EVERETT - The blue sky became a playground Saturday. Children went up in single-engine airplanes from Paine Field in Everett. For 20 minutes or so,… Continue reading

Service today for fallen sailors

OAK HARBOR - The lives of two sailors who were killed July 17 in Iraq will be remembered during a memorial service at 4 p.m.… Continue reading

Island County gets an advance look at future sea levels

Island County is getting a leg up in planning for the likelihood of rising sea levels. Washington Sea Grant, an outreach arm of… Continue reading

FYI: More inspections for all state ferries

Washington State Ferries announced late Friday it has decided to step up hull inspections on all of its fleet after concerns over cracks and corrosion… Continue reading

Business briefs

A Whidbey Island shipbuilder has called back at least 50 employees after closing its doors in early November. Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc. has sought… Continue reading

Time to give up on old ferries, lawmakers say

The Legislature’s top transportation leaders on Monday said it is time to stop spending money trying to repair Washington’s leaking oldest ferries. One… Continue reading

Loss of Keystone car-ferry service strains town

Sim Tovani rushed between bar, kitchen and diners’ tables. She mixed drinks, took orders and ran to retrieve steaming plates of Brewhouse Burgers… Continue reading

Ferry officials scramble for options on Keystone run

It may be too early to assume that car ferry service will be down for a year between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Ferry crisis raises a difficult question: What now?

The near-certain demise of Washington’s oldest ferries had state officials scrambling Tuesday looking for new ways to move people, cars and freight from Puget Sound… Continue reading

Port Townsend wants to keep ferry

A campaign is being mounted to retain passenger-only ferry service between Port Townsend and Seattle. Ridership has been growing daily and some… Continue reading

Whidbey Island boat builder abruptly shuts its doors

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc.., one of Whidbey Island’s largest employers, abruptly closed its doors today, citing financial problems and a pending lawsuit.… Continue reading

Shipbuilder calls it quits

One of Whidbey Island’s largest private employers, Nichols Bros. Boat Builders Inc. abruptly laid off its employees and closed its doors Friday, citing… Continue reading

Nichols Bros. still in state ferry plan

Though Nichols Bros. Boat Builders is not operating today, it is still counted on to help construct the next generation of state ferries.… Continue reading

Schools FYI

The word from: Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center “There is an ASB presidential elections coming up and a speech and debate competition this month at Snohomish… Continue reading

Whidbey Island really needs Nichols Bros.

The closure of Nichols Bros. Boat Builders came suddenly. On Nov. 3, the Freeland company notified more than 200 of its workers that its financial… Continue reading

FYI: On your mark, get set, cook!

Look for The Herald’s weekly Food section in Sunday’s paper this week to give you a head start on Thanksgiving preparations. Along with delectable recipes,… Continue reading

Detours to take if you ride the ferries

To get from the Olympic Peninsula to Whidbey Island: Ferry officials said the best alternative for travelers today through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between Port… Continue reading

Memorial to honor sailor Tuesday

A memorial service is set Tuesday to honor a Whidbey Island Naval Air Station sailor who was killed Nov. 5 in Iraq.… Continue reading