Laura Guido

Enchanted ecosystem

Wind-damaged tree offers Crescent Harbor Elementary School students an environmental lesson

Progressives raising funds for clubhouse repairs

The Greenbank Progressive Club is seeking help to rebuild its 70-year-old community building that was crushed in the December 2018 windstorm. The club’s insurance is… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

A bicycle for Michaela

Oak Harbor High School robotics team puts skills to work for little girl

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

New service aims to deliver convenience

Crystal Aguilar is here to serve Whidbey — literally. She and her team of Whidbey Waiter drivers will show up at any home or office… Continue reading

No injuries in Greenbank house fire

A Greenbank family awoke early Saturday morning to an electrical fire and was able to safety exit the home. Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue… Continue reading

Kayaker under dock disrupts ferry service Saturday

A stubborn kayaker at the Clinton ferry dock caused almost two hours of delays in service Saturday, according to Washington State Ferries. Around 2:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

Fifth graders raise more than $8,100 for cancer research

Although it left fifth-grader Elizabeth Hauter wanting to never count another coin again, the Oak Harbor Intermediate penny drive was a resounding success. Led by… Continue reading

Central Whidbey nonprofit has big plans for tiny house

A recent donation to Ryan’s House for Youth proved too good of an opportunity to pass up, even if it can’t be used yet. “The… Continue reading

Nonprofit seeks local families to host exchange students

Traveling is expensive and time consuming, so an organization is bringing opportunities to learn about other cultures and people to homes on Whidbey Island. Kim… Continue reading

New principal: Impactful teachers at elementary level are the ‘foundation’

When talking to Olympic View Ele-mentary School’s newly selected principal, her care and concern for students is evident as she talks about some of her… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman collects personal items for women in need

Gravity impacts everyone, but for women it can present its unique challenges. Oak Harbor resident Kate Mistler is offering support. The bra as we know… Continue reading

County drafts plan to keep services after emergencies

Should they face with unexpected disaster, Island County government’s more than 20 departments have no plan for a coordinated response. But that will soon change.… Continue reading

Commissioners raise questions about county’s fire regulations

A large expense in a county facilities project has sparked confusion among commissioners about Island County’s fire regulations. The Island County commissioners, during a recent… Continue reading

Library display recognizes accomplishments of local women

From Langley’s first mayor to Oak Harbor’s own Olympic medalist, the Whidbey Island Genealogy Searchers is aiming to elevate stories of local women who’ve made… Continue reading

Navy paying estimated $2.6 million for new plant

Coupeville filtration center goes online in June

Youth coalition free workshops offer childhood trauma training

Oak Harbor Youth Coalition hopes to facilitate some “lightbulb moments” on childhood trauma during upcoming training sessions. “Sometimes a child will suddenly exhibit some kind… Continue reading

Coupeville school district installs water coolers

On Monday, Coupeville students will have access to filtered water from coolers placed around their schools, but there are differences of opinion as to whether… Continue reading

Property owners shocked by whopping tax increase

The Dernbachs weren’t prepared for an increase in their tax bill of over 100 percent this year. Brian and Joanna Dernbach own an apartment building… Continue reading

City looks to improve pedestrian safety near intermediate school

In response to a student being struck by a car last year, the City of Oak Harbor is looking into a mid-block crossing area near… Continue reading

Oak Harbor pianist has the keys to success

Alex Amick isn’t content to stay in his comfort zone. The Oak Harbor High School senior spent much of his life pushing himself, personally and… Continue reading