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Local input sought to help focus the future of island tourism

— Created October 12, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed No one can predict the future. But with help from Island County residents, Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism is hoping to predict future trends and implement ways […]

County pursues plan to upgrade local internet access, quality

— Created October 12, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons A recent Town Hall chaired by Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair made the case for investing in infrastructure upgrades to enhance residential and commercial Internet service.  […]

Coupeville rates high on desirable destinations list

— Created October 12, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons As Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism tackles what tourism will look like in the future, one Whidbey Island community already seems to know what visitors may be […]

Frightful delights abound during Haunting of Coupeville

— Created October 5, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It is said that every October, the quaint, quiet town of Coupeville, nestled along the shores of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island, comes alive with a frightening, […]

WICA chooses timely storytelling with “Roe”

— Created October 5, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It is timely. It is compelling. It is our history. Those are just some of the ways to describe Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ production of […]

Wow, what a ride!
Shifty Sailors pass the leadership baton

— Created September 28, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed For 28 years, Vern Olsen has been the driving force of the Shifty Sailors, Whidbey Island’s much beloved, internationally known men’s chorus famous for performing songs of […]

Gifts from the Heart celebrates 20 years with big announcement

— Created September 21, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed There are exciting things in store for Gifts from the Heart food bank in Coupeville. An event Saturday celebrating the food bank’s 20th anniversary was the perfect […]

Freeland group ends legal challenge over Harbor Inn purchase

— Created September 21, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Freeland Concerned Citizens LLC has ended its legal challenge over the purchase of Harbor Inn in order to provide transitional and supportive housing. The motel was sold […]

Habitat fundraiser focuses on creative upcycling

— Created September 21, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Beauty, it seems, lies not only in the eye of the beholder, but in the imagination as well. Plenty of imagination has gone into the first ever […]

DjangoFest Northwest:
International celebration with a Whidbey twist

— Created September 14, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed DjangoFest Northwest is back in all its musical glory next week in Langley. The celebration of the gypsy jazz style music – now in its 22nd year […]