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Journey into the African savanna

Disney’s The Lion King Jr. showing at Whidbey Playhouse through July 28


Help House ‘ Christmas in July’ event is Saturday

It’s that time of year again — the summertime months between the major food-based holidays, when donations slow down but community needs don’t change, so… Continue reading


Garry oak wood takes new forms

Wood from “post office tree” now part of art installation at Smith Park


A chance to learn about Whidbey waters

Guided Beach Walks program an opportunity to spot wildlife, learn about ocean

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s July art events

• SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK at Historic GREENBANK FARM is 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 13. • ARTWORKS GALLERY featured artists for July are wood wall… Continue reading

All kids on deck: New park makes a splash

Children play in the cool water of the new splash park, Shipwreck Shores, at Windjammer Park on a sunny Monday afternoon, July 8. The new… Continue reading

Patriotism on parade in Oak Harbor

American spirit was on proud display at Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July parade Thursday. The old-fashioned parade proceeded down Pioneer Way, stretching across downtown Oak… Continue reading

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Festivities and fun planned for Oak Harbor’s 4th of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual old-fashioned parade and festivities… Continue reading

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Dollhouse for donation: Tiny house a mini masterpiece

Upon close inspection, it resembles a house like any other. A grand house too — a three-story dream house with a sprawling spiral staircase, eight… Continue reading

The best bargains around: Lions Club annual sale next weekend

Coupeville Lions Club celebrates 40 years of thrifty treasures

Tokitae pole journey leads to Coupeville

Event honors Tokitae, an orca captured in Penn Cove 45 years ago

Port of Coupeville is moving forward with broadband study

Port of Coupeville is working to upgrade to a fiber-optics system that would bring faster internet to Whidbey Island. The port received a $50,000 grant,… Continue reading

Port to tighten leash on dogs roaming free at wharf, Greenbank farm

The Port of Coupeville is cracking down on unleashed dogs and will be working to ensure that free-spirited canines don’t roam where they shouldn’t on… Continue reading

Coupeville’s 2019 graduates receive diplomas, look ahead to the future

Four years. Four years of homework, friendships, classrooms lectures, competitions and the inevitable hijinks. It came to a close Friday for the 64 students who… Continue reading


Navy pilots reported seeing UFOs. What do you think they really are… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Oak Harbor Cinemas getting revamp under ‘new’ owners

Oak Harbor Cinemas is under new management. Or rather, the reins of the business have been returned to the original owner, John Solin, along with… Continue reading

Retired deputies offer gun training for women

Firearms are no laughing matter, and nobody is going to laugh at the women during this training class — these retired deputies of the Island… Continue reading

SPU invites public to tour historic Camp Casey center

The opportunity awaits to walk the paths where hundreds of enlisted military personnel once roamed, peer into the alien eyes of a tentacled octopus and… Continue reading

Town’s annual parade and ceremony honors veterans

Turn your eyes to the skies this year for Coupeville’s Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony. The annual event, which honors men and women who… Continue reading

New centenarian enjoys a big birthday bash

Arta Sandstrom has lived through a century. “My whole life has been so wonderful,” she said. Her birthday was Wednesday, May 8, and her family,… Continue reading