Kate Daniel

RE/MAX named No. 1 real estate franchise

RE/MAX, LLC was named the number one real estate franchise for the eighth consecutive year in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 listing. The company… Continue reading


Casual House sells to a longtime employee

For Casual House owner Jill Schact, the decision to sell to a longtime employee was a easy one


Library series aiding small business owners

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find even more support through their local library thanks to Sno-Isle’s Strategic Focus initiative. Though the libraries have… Continue reading


Whaling season of 1916 yields a catch of 268 for the year

Whaling season of 1916 yields a catch of 268 for the year

YogaFest slated for July 25

Whidbey Island’s YogaFest will commence its third year from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Fort Nugent Park.

Coupeville woman reflects on decades of animal rights activism

June Aries cracks open a beige three-ring binder filled with hundreds of newspaper clippings, dozens of letters, a few poems and several awards. “This is my life,” she said, gazing at the pages. The contents, like Aries’ work, is predominantly devoted to animal rights, activism and education.

Oak Harbor in full bloom for garden tour

Nestled in the woods of North Whidbey lies a quaint small town unknown to most other than its founders, Terry and Cora Hough. The town won’t be found on any map or in any directory, but its tourist population is expected to boom quite soon. The Hough’s home, and their realistic-looking old-time town, will be on display during the 16th Annual Oak Harbor Garden Tour and Tea from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 15.

Coupeville couple restoring vision, faith around world

Beyond the doors of the Whidbey Eye Center, Dr. Cichowski and his wife, Jan, an R.N., have also made over 30 trips abroad, bestowing the gift of sight upon thousands of individuals in developing countries from Myanmar to the Ivory Coast.

Man pursuing dream of sailing around the world

As a part of his continuing pursuit of an untethered life, 63-year-old sailor Rimas Meleshyus recently stopped by Oak Harbor as he prepares for his next attempt at circumnavigating the globe in a 24-foot San Juan 24 sailboat.

Mushroom expert to share his knowledge at Whidbey libraries

Mushroom expert Daniel Winkler will speak at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Coupeville Library and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Oak Harbor Library.

Ninety-year-old vows to never stop dancing

The élan and grace with which Jean Owen makes her way across the dance floor belies her years, and the illness with which she’s embattled.

The right supplement regimen varies by person | Bridge

From vitamin A to zinc, there is a plethora of supplements available on the market. While some have been touted by researchers and medical professionals as healthful and beneficial, others may do little more than lighten your pocketbook.

Washington No. 10 state for senior health

Washington ranks No. 10 nationwide in terms of the health of the state’s senior population, according to the United Health Foundation.

Art show to highlight artists from all parts of Whidbey

A few dozen high school artists from South Whidbey, Coupeville and Oak Harbor high schools will display their work this weekend during the Showcase of the Arts: All-Island High School Art Show.

Some pool rates to increase May 1

Patrons of the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool can expect increased prices for certain programs beginning May 1.

Oak Harbor salon owner demonstrates a giving spirit

A single mother, Hai Vo’s spare time is scarce, but of the free time she does have, she donates much of it.

Forum focuses on need for homeless services on Whidbey

Nearly 400 Whidbey residents between the ages of 12-24 reported experiencing homelessness within the past year, according to the results of a recent island-wide youth perception survey.

YogaFest puts outdoor twist on fitness

Whidbey Island YogaFest is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fort Nugent Park. Admission is free with donation of a canned food item for Oak Harbor Help House.

Family-friendly Oak Harbor pub holding grand opening Saturday

The Loakal Public House aims to be a little bit of everything: family-friendly eatery, pub, live entertainment hotspot. The pub will hold its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. It is located at 656 SE Bayshore Drive #1, Oak Harbor.

Parks district chairman resigns after being in serious accident

After nearly a year of service, North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Chairman Cecil Pierce stepped down from the position last Thursday, citing medical reasons.