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Wag ‘n’ Walk helps develop doggy skills

For Koda, a rat terrier/chihuahua mix, Sunday’s WAIF Wag ’n’ Walk festival at Greenbank Farm was more about coming out of his shell than getting… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor tubist makes all-nation band

Oak Harbor High School senior Jordan George made this year’s All-Nation Honor Band as a tubist. But despite the success, he doesn’t believe that practice… Continue reading

 

OH property owners won’t feel tax relief for a couple of years

Education levy lid won’t bring tax relief until 2019

 

Naval engineers ‘plant’ greenhouse

Naval engineers turned out Monday to help build a greenhouse for Crescent Harbor Elementary School’s garden. The greenhouse’s design is called a “hoop house” because… Continue reading

Non-profit brings improvements, sidesteps politics

Going Rogue: Her obsession is fixing eyesores

Forest Service OKs Growler training in Olympic Peninsula

The U.S. Forest Service issued the Navy a special use permit that enables EA-18G Growler training on the Olympic Peninsula. The permit would allow for… Continue reading

Lions Car show rolls into town

Terry Beatty has close to 70 awards filling his garage. An impressive sight, indeed. But they aren’t his. Beatty is chairman of the annual North… Continue reading

Oak Harbor fire hydrant gets whimsical makeover

Artist Lizbeth Cort resigned her position on the Oak Harbor Arts Commission and is moving to Santa Fe for a fresh start following the death… Continue reading

If at first you don’t succeed … float it again

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District adopted a backup plan if the August levy sinks at the polls. With the likelihood of passing the levy… Continue reading

Notable: Islanders make the Eastern Washington dean’s list

ORENDA DOUGHTY, NATALIE FIALLOS, CASSIDY GURICH, NICHOLAS MEHRNOOSH, BRENT RYAN and RASHAD TYSON of Oak Harbor; and KIMBERLY FARAGE, KATRINA FURNESS and JAI’LYSA HOSKINS of… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey: A career shaped by simple childhood desire

Those that want dog-training lessons and private canine tips need look no further than Whidbey’s very own dog whisperer — Corinne Boon, winner of the… Continue reading

Looking Back: Disease not ruled out in disappointing potato numbers

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n The Oak Harbor News reported that “all farmers should help the fair by reserving… Continue reading

Notable: Emblem Club awards scholarships to islanders

JULIANN ROSE JANSEN, of Oak Harbor, EVELYN RUBI MELENDREZ PARTIDA, of Coupeville, ALEC BRADEN CHINNERY, of South Whidbey, and FIONA CALLAHAN, of South Whidbey, received… Continue reading

Notable: Oak Harbor siblings earn Fallen Heroes’ scholarship

Siblings JAHLEEL and JEREMY VESTER, of Oak Harbor, were winners of the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships for Children of Fallen of Disabled Service Members. The scholarship… Continue reading

Notable: Oak Harbor woman gets $2,000 college scholarship

CAITLYN TORRES, of Oak Harbor, was the recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship awarded at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Scholarships for Military Children… Continue reading

Auld Holland Inn whips up storm of restorations

After a recent windstorm tore one of Auld Holland Inn’s signature windmill blades from its mount, the hotel is working to restore its iconic structure.… Continue reading

Going green: Good for the environment, good for business

If you thought big, hulking vehicles couldn’t go green, think again. Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle &Charter, which transports islanders to and from SeaTac Airport, has begun converting… Continue reading

HomePlace dog show offers a wagging good time

Move aside Westminster, the WAIF Dog Show at HomePlace Memory Care is best in show when it comes to heart. The show, hosted in HomePlace’s… Continue reading

$245,000 of pot revenue to fight drug abuse

Island County hopes it can support all of the region’s at-risk teens with $245,000 in state tax revenue from marijuana sales. The Division of Behavioral… Continue reading

Firefighter’s legacy on Whidbey still felt today

Robert Spinner, 50, a founding member of Whidbey Island Professional Firefighter’s Association, died of a heart attack July 14, leaving Whidbey firefighters to remember his… Continue reading