Whidbey Island

Record numbers seeking roles in Island Shakespeare Festival

More than 200 actors are vying for 20 positions in three plays at the 11th annual Langley fest.

 

Anti-noise group seeks halt to Growlers at Coupeville field

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is in the process of increasing training flights by 400 percent.

 

The Roller Barn has been an important part of Oak Harbor for generations.

Can the 107-year-old Roller Barn on Whidbey Island be saved?

A Whidbey Island businessman wants to raise $80,000 by March 31 to buy Oak Harbor’s iconic building.

 

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                                WSDOT spokeswoman Diane Rhodes talks with reporters and photojournalists at the passenger terminal under construction at Mukilteo on Thursday.

Passenger building offers glimpse of Mukilteo ferry terminal

The new facility connecting Mukilteo and Whidbey Island is expected to open in October or November.

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                                WSDOT spokeswoman Diane Rhodes talks with reporters and photojournalists at the passenger terminal under construction at Mukilteo on Thursday.

Ferry ridership drops due to snow, construction and options

Washington State Ferries saw a 3.2% decrease in 2019. A big factor was a February snowstorm.

Customer accidentally shoots woman at Oak Harbor restaurant

Both were eating at Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway. The woman didn’t initially realize she’d been wounded.

Land trust saves half-mile stretch of Whidbey Island beach from development

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s 54-acre Possession Sound Preserve will open to the public in 2020.

Whidbey’s Penn Cove Gallery celebrates 25 years of co-op art

The cooperatively owned gallery in Coupeville has been a hub for Whidbey Island artists since 1994.

HGTV star helps Whidbey couple find ‘Lottery Dream Home’

“We really were just trying to get Coupeville on the map,” they said. Warning: spoilers.

Whidbey jet noise to be monitored by Armed Services Committee

Loud Growlers flown out of NAS Whidbey have long been a contentious issue for area communities.

Whidbey Island woman’s tiny Christmas village isn’t tiny anymore

A 22-foot-long town is erected in Tammy Butler’s Oak Harbor living room around Christmastime.

Whidbey farmers worry over polluted water from naval station

In 2018, the Navy disclosed trace amounts of toxic chemicals from firefighting foam.

When Christmas goes haywire, it’s grist for this writer’s mill

Whidbey resident Sara Ohlin’s essay about an exploding turkey is published in a holiday anthology.

4-year-old twins climb to safety after crash that killed dad

The girls climbed at least 100 feet up to the road after the accident on Whidbey Island on Friday.

New alternative high school on Whidbey inspired by Waldorf

This time next year, Woodhaven High School may officially open its doors as an accredited school.

Whidbey couple lied about boy with cancer to get insurance

After learning of the boy’s diagnosis, his stepmother obtained a life insurance policy on him.

She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley

Sharen Heath’s First Street home is an artsy haven for birds — and a year-round head-turner.

‘Lunar dirt, rocks and legacy’: A NASA geologist looks back

Grant Heiken, now retired on Whidbey Island, helped analyze moon rocks during project Apollo.

Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

It will be a literal sea change for the nation’s biggest system — and a technically ambitious one.

Salmonella outbreak from backyard poultry hits Island County

The chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese that carry the contagious germs often look healthy and clean.

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