Laura Guido

Downtown event will have Santa, singing

Santa Claus is comin’ to town— and hopefully this year, children won’t have to wait in long lines to see him. Families will be able… Continue reading

More than a cup of joe: Rock Island Coffee

Gordon Koetje and Brenda Marti wanted to create more than a coffee shop. And by most measures, they’ve accomplished that goal. The owners of Coupeville’s… Continue reading

New partnership provides toys for tots

Few happy stories start with the opening of a bill. But that’s exactly what happened one day in early November to Tom Keltner, South Whidbey… Continue reading

Intersection work planned next year

Several safety projects are on the list

Commissioner bemoans lack of input in reserve rules

An Island County commissioner is upset at the lack of representation from districts two and three in decisions regarding Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in… Continue reading

Genealogy group aims to preserve history of veterans

Veterans Day has passed, but a local genealogy group still wants to remind people of the stories shared by those who served, especially those of… Continue reading

Website a tribute to late teacher

Coupeville music director Rosie Walter ‘pushed everybody to do their best’

Taking a ‘softer’ approach to beach erosion

When it comes to shoreline protection, it’s often better to take a “softer” approach. Unfortunately, this wasn’t known for decades, and many areas resorted to… Continue reading

Reading hits primetime at Oak Harbor library

Teaching kids to read earlier and more often is like gaining compound interest on a bank account, according to Oak Harbor resident George Saul. This… Continue reading

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

“Persistently advocating against all odds” is the theme of a campaign by the Sound Defense Alliance and its supporters opposed to increased Growler activity in… Continue reading

Beware of people seeking personal info to fix ballot

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should be wary of individuals asking for personal information to rectify the problem, according… Continue reading

Coalition’s big fundraiser Sunday at Greenbank Farm

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is in the midst of one of its largest fundraisers to keep its shelters open. The Hearts for the Homeless campaign… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Motors holds food drive for Help House

Oak Harbor Motors is aiming to “drive out hunger” in its first-ever food drive. Through the month of November, the dealership is hosting a “Stuff-A-Truck”… Continue reading

Crowds turn out to honor veterans

The sun broke through the clouds in time to shine down on the Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade Monday afternoon. Hundreds gathered as current and… Continue reading

State representative race still in the air

It’s still too close to call a winner in one of the races for 10th District state representative. The latest election results show Dave Paul… Continue reading

WWII veteran: ‘In your tears, remember me’

In the coming generations, stories of World War II will only be found in history books, movies and TV specials. The Department of Veterans Affairs… Continue reading

Protest over AG’s firing held in Oak Harbor Thursday

As thousands across the country took to the streets in protest Thursday after the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists brought the demonstration… Continue reading

Trash bag contents start apartment fire

Unknown garbage caused a small fire at an Oak Harbor apartment Tuesday afternoon, according to Oak Harbor Fire Department officials. Around 1:15 p.m., Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman leads Women Marine Association chapter

Bettie Glassey’s friends were all getting married and settling down when she graduated high school in the early ’60s. “I didn’t want to do that,”… Continue reading

Presentation looks at fishing practices of Native Americans

Images of fishing are omnipresent on Whidbey Island, but less visible are the first people to engage in the practice. “Really, unless you know what… Continue reading