Laura Guido

Wine event to benefit United Way

The Instant Wine Cellar party to benefit United Way of Island County is planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Elk’s Lodge… Continue reading

County allots Big Brother Big Sisters funding from stat marijuana tax

A year ago, 11-year-old Matthew Smith was behind in school, mostly kept to himself and spent nearly all his time playing video games or watching… Continue reading

Escaped Atlantic salmon biting on Whidbey

After the recent net pen failure that resulted in the release of over 300,000 Atlantic salmon, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is… Continue reading

VAQ-131 returns from deployment

Family and friends of the Electronic Attack Squadron 131 welcomed home the “Lancers” Aug. 18 after a seven-month deployment. “It was one of the sweetest… Continue reading

Islanders hold rally denouncing racism

Last Friday afternoon members of the group Indivisible Whidbey and others gathered at an assembly against racism in Oak Harbor. The group of about 12… Continue reading

REI employees lend hand to invasive weed control

On Wednesday afternoon, around 50 REI employees trudged through high grass and thistles to help the Whidbey Camano Land Trust clear invasive plants near Dugualla… Continue reading

CW Fire recognized nationally for budget

Central Whidbey Island Fire &Rescue received the distinguished budget presentation award for the fourth consecutive year. The award, given by the Govern-ment Finance Officer Association,… Continue reading

Garage of Blessings helps kids get ready to go ‘back to school’

Garage of Blessings in Oak Harbor will be hosting a series of events to get students ready for school. Between 12-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28… Continue reading

Fire district saves money by retrofitting old rescue truck into a ‘rolling toolbox’

When a fire engine breaks down, it can’t just be taken into the nearest auto shop. Central Whidbey Fire &Rescue used to have to wait… Continue reading

County approves critical areas ordinance

The Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to update the critical area ordinance, a process that’s been ongoing since 1999. The ordinance addressed… Continue reading

N. Whidbey car show rumbles through town

While the Coupeville Arts &Crafts Festival was going on, others gathered in Oak Harbor to enjoy their own kind of art—cars. With fresh paint, wax… Continue reading

Island Thrift donation helping amphitheater stage completion

A new stage at the Deception Pass State Park amphitheater can now be completed thanks to a large donation by Island Thrift. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Peoples Bank launches pig hunt in parks

Peoples Bank recently launched its “Pigs in Parks” contest, designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving. Until Aug. 28, there will be 250… Continue reading