Kate Daniel

Pumpkin Races spark creative competition

Coupeville’s Great Pumpkin Race was greater than ever this year, with more than twice the number of participants compared to 2015. The race, now in… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor family welcomes baby girl on Oct. 20

Tony and Amy Peplinski are proud to announce the birth of there first granddaughter. Alondra Damiana was born to Andrew and Atylana at 11:45 p.m.… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor professor attends royal wedding

Oak Harbor’s Bernd Fischer serves as consultant to Albanian prince, attends royal wedding

 

Gloria Koll pens novel based on family stories, history.

From the fjords of Vestlandet to the plains of the Midwest, thousands of Norwegian immigrants bid farewell to their family, home and country and set… Continue reading

Monte Johnson

Monte Johnson of Coupeville passed away Oct. 15, 2016. He was born in 1928 to Mont and Violet Johnson of Carney, Okla. Monte moved at… Continue reading

Many on Whidbey show support for re-election of Woodrow Wilson

100 years ago 1916 — Oak Harbor News n A well-known Native American pioneer woman known as “Squinty” died in Coupeville of lingering consumption. Squinty,… Continue reading

Helga C. Bryant: July 2, 1939 – Oct. 6, 2016

Helga Catharine Bryant, born Sunday, July 2, 1939, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Ruth L. Jacobson: Nov. 5,1921-Oct. 11,2016

Ruth L. Jacobson was granted her angel wings on Oct. 11, 2016, at home surrounded by loving family.

HarvestFest Relay Races raise $15K

Heavy rains didn’t damper the fun at HarvestFest Saturday.

John Leroy Willoughby: June 7, 1934 – Oct. 4, 2016

John Leroy Willoughby passed away Oct. 4, 2016, in Seattle at the age of 82.

Linda Kay Fritsch: March 14, 1956 – Sept. 24, 2016

Linda Kay Fritsch died peacefully Sept. 24, 2016, in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 60.

Dean Richard Eyler: Dec. 12, 1927 – Oct. 1, 2016

Dean Richard Eyler, born Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1927, in Peoria, Ill., to Earl and Ida (Pruitt) Eyler.

Cultivating creativity at painting parties

Amy Hauser has made a career of empowering others. For the past 30 years, she has helped patients to overcome physical limitations through her work… Continue reading

Loakal Public House opens Saturday

The Loakal Public House aims to be a little bit of everything: family-friendly eatery, pub, live entertainment hotspot. But there’s one thing owners Kory Dyer… Continue reading

Festival takes to skies this weekend

The skies above Fort Casey will be aflutter with color this weekend during the Whidbey Island Kite Festival.

Coupeville writer healing with power of poetry

After a decades-long career in healthcare, including several years at Whidbey Internal Medicine, Lois Edstrom, a Coupeville poet, retired in 2004 to allocate more of her time to writing. Since then she has published numerous poems in anthologies and journals, as well as two chapbooks and a recently released full-length collection “Night Beyond Black.”

Art school offering free photography workshop

Sam Abell’s photographs have a life of their own. Whether capturing a scene amongst the stark crags of Newfoundland or the technicolor streets of Cuba, Abell’s pictures present far more than an image.

Dancing in the streets

Vicky Reyes, president of the Penn Cove Water Festival Association, said she won’t have exact numbers for another week or so, but estimated that this year the festival attracted somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 visitors.

Island-wide art show Saturday

Art created by local high schoolers will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at the Coupeville Library. A reception for the artists, open to the public, will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday with awards to be presented at 7 p.m.

Ryan’s House finalizes sale of Countryside Inn

Soon, the non-profit will be able to expand its offerings in order to help even more young people.