Maria Matson

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend

It’s going to be a big weekend for the art community and art-appreciative at the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts festival. This year’s festival will… Continue reading

Spate of events slated for Whidbey Island

From pig consumption to orca capture mourning to flashy cars and friendly cops, there are events on North Whidbey in the next two weeks that… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s August art events

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Art Gallery CALL FOR ARTISTS, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 3-5, Coupeville Recreation Hall. The festival is taking juried art gallery… Continue reading

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                                Water Aerobics instructor Christine Burton leads a class.

Pool fixes to be completed before summer’s end

John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor is back in business, with fresh new paint, brighter lights, a deep clean and other upgrades, including the… Continue reading

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                                Water Aerobics instructor Christine Burton leads a class.

Islanders join protest against detention centers

Vigils, signs and demonstrations for ‘Lights for Liberty’ events across Whidbey Friday

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Whidbey Island Fair kicks off Thursday, runs July 18-21

Fair has showcased Whidbey Island agriculture, local talent for over 90 years

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Top 4-H student of the year reflects on experiences | Whidbey Island Fair

SWHS grad Camden Miller participated in the horse division for years, switched to cattle this year

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