Over the moon: Musselfest launches events season

This year, she’s over the moon. The Penn Cove Musselfest mermaid, that is. Each year, the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association… Continue reading

Federal agency sends historic preservation recommendations to Navy

An independent federal agency is asking the Navy to continue working with the community and carry out long-term mitigation regarding… Continue reading

New program connects social worker with law enforcement

Law enforcement officers aren’t social workers. But most days, they respond to multiple calls that have more to do with… Continue reading

Mixed bag: Pair of bills seeking to ban plastic

While there is support for a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags to reduce pollution, at least one Whidbey legislator… Continue reading

Into ‘the pit:’ No one knows what to do with all of the garbage, needles in homeless encampment

Those going into an area on the island known as “the pit” are often advised not to wear shoes that… Continue reading

Accused rapist may have his bail revoked for alleged witness tampering

An accused rapist may have his bail revoked after he allegedly tampered with a witness, court documents state. Maurice Bandy,… Continue reading

Mental wellness conference planned for first responders

Imagine a day in which you help a couple whose baby died of SIDS, chase after a man who beat… Continue reading

Orca expert’s love for the whales goes back decades

Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network, is slated to give a free talk Feb. 23 in Everett.

Educating through art, naturally

Health challenges don’t damper couple’s passion to inspire others

Whidbey winter blast scrapbook

A look at Whidbey Island’s winter blast. Continue reading...

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Speak to local outdoor recreation experts and discover all there is to do in the region at the Recreation Northwest Expo, Feb. 23.

Expo offers your key to the great outdoors

Check out the free Recreation Northwest Expo, Feb. 23!

 

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond

 

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Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Rebekah Reisen, 6 months old, plays with other children at Baby Storytime. “I like that it’s not just reading, I like that she can interact with other little babies. She just loves it,” said Rebekah’s mother, Elizabeth Reisen, of Oak Harbor. (Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)

Librarians: Story times offer young minds social, physical benefits

Each week, babies “wiggle and giggle” their way though a morning story time at the Oak Harbor Library as part Continue reading...