Emily Gilbert

Whidbey Island Bagel Company voted the best

When John Auburn opened a second Whidbey Island Bagel Factory in Oak Harbor, it meant adapting to a new market. That meant customizing the menu… Continue reading

 

Woodpalooza features wordworking talent

Woodworking may seem like a hobby for those in their golden years, but the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild’s Woodpalooza will show visitors that a younger… Continue reading

 

City of Oak Harbor mulls new contract with WAIF

Police chief presents Animal Control options to council

 

Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

Pigfest awaiting word from Guinness on largest BBQ pit

Scott Fraser’s goal for this year’s Pigfest was to have the world’s largest cinder block smoke pit, which would have been the first record of… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Radio Control society members come out to Naval Outlying Field on most Saturday mornings to fly class model airplanes and other aircraft, such as these. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Model citizens: Oak Harbor group toys with radio-controlled planes

Something other than military jets are taking to the skies at the Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville. Something very similar, but much smaller and a bit… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Radio Control society members come out to Naval Outlying Field on most Saturday mornings to fly class model airplanes and other aircraft, such as these. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Motorcyclists arrested after high-speed chase near Coupeville

Motorcyclists led a Washington State Patrol officer on a high-speed chase down a rural Coupeville road that ended in two arrests at the Port Townsend… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times 
                                John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor pool is currently unused, closed after voters rejected last year’s levy. The park district board of directors is putting another levy on the ballot seeking more money than the last one.

District refloating pool levy in the fall

Measure will seek more than requested last year

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times 
                                John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor pool is currently unused, closed after voters rejected last year’s levy. The park district board of directors is putting another levy on the ballot seeking more money than the last one.
Sail boats compete in the Whidbey Island Race Week regatta.
                                Photo by Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News Group

Race Week event numbers down

Brightly-colored spinnakers covered Penn Cove this weekend as 68 boats competed during Whidbey Island Race Week. Many of the boats were returning members of the… Continue reading

Sail boats compete in the Whidbey Island Race Week regatta.
                                Photo by Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News Group
Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
                                Top: Harley Engle, from Coupeville, and her cow Scarlett.
                                Bottom: Lilly Kline, age 10, from Oak Harbor and her Texel sheep named Blossom.

Whidbey Island 4-H kids show livestock

Annual fair continues through Sunday

Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
                                Top: Harley Engle, from Coupeville, and her cow Scarlett.
                                Bottom: Lilly Kline, age 10, from Oak Harbor and her Texel sheep named Blossom.

Find a seal pup? Leave it alone — it’s the law

Pupping season is in full swing for the seals that visit the shores of Whidbey Island. The season started in June and lasts until August… Continue reading

A new way to read may be coming to Windjammer Park

Windjammer Park may be getting a new story once construction is completed. Mary Campbell, manager of the Oak Harbor Library, wants to add StoryWalk to… Continue reading

Businessman shares his story of homelessness

Dave Madeiros knows well both sides of the homelessness issue. Madeiros has been a resident of Oak Harbor since 1988 — when he first came… Continue reading

Don’t forget new fireworks rules for Island County

Don’t be surprised if you see fireworks light up the skies across the island as early as 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Island County adopted… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Homeless meeting focuses on health, safety issues

Business owners and community members voiced concerns to city officials about trespassing, littering and safety issues during a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting, held by… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times