Whidbey Island

After 36 years, luck changes at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

The beloved South Whidbey restaurant has closed after nearly 40 years of “redefining casual dining.”

 

After 40 years, Skagit college likely done on South Whidbey

Years of funding cuts and dwindling enrollment prompted the idea. The decision hasn’t been finalized.

 

Washington sues Navy over noisy Growlers on Whidbey Island

AG Bob Ferguson says the jets’ impacts on human health and the environment was not properly analyzed.

 

Brothers find untapped potential at Whidbey’s Penn Cove Brewing

The Coupeville-based business opens a second taproom, has plans for a third, plus its own brewery.

Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                A welder works on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

Don’t miss the boat: Nichols Bros. looking for workers

The Whidbey Island company has opportunities. “We’re building the next generation of boat builders.”

Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                A welder works on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

When these pilots take off, a $100 burger is the destination

Their aerial joyrides involve flying somewhere, anywhere, for brunch with their fellow aviators.

New owners keep the flavor and feel of popular Whidbey diner

Deb and Jeff Kennelly don’t want to make (too many) changes because Freeland Cafe is great the way it is.

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.

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

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)