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Big Red Event for Ryan’s House

Homeless youth organization celebrating 10th anniversary

Orchestra performing array of string music Saturday and Sunday

Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra will present a set of programs called “Simply Strings” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and 2:30… Continue reading

Lutefisk will be served up at sold-out Nordic Lodge dinner

It’s slimy, gooey and shakes like Jello — fishy, white jello. But the gooey lutefisk tastes good, according to Nordic Lodge president Brian Petersen. “All… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times)

Local musicians gathering weekly for acoustic jam

Well, it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift, the baffled king composing “Hallelujah …” The melodious lyrics… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times)

Port of Coupeville selects new wharf manager

There’s a new face at the Coupeville Wharf. Port of Coupeville officials recently selected Danielle Vracin as the new wharf manager. “I’m very excited, very… Continue reading

Robots, Legos and coding help make learning fun

Coupeville Elementary is getting students ready for the future with a new STEM program, being offered for the first time this year. The idea blossomed… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

Recycling help available for Christmas lights, power cords

Waste not, want not. The WSU Waste Wise of Island County wants to help people make wise “waste” choices this holiday season by getting rid… Continue reading

<strong>Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.</strong>
                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

Merchants work together to brighten girl’s Christmas

It was a whimsical guitar that caught a little girl’s eye, and the heart-felt letter that followed touched more than one person’s heart. Dina Koehn… Continue reading

North Whidbey Help House aiming to fill holiday baskets with food

Gravy mix, canned sweet potatoes or yams and other special holiday non-perishables are all items North Whidbey Help House in Oak Harbor needs this time… Continue reading

Helping California fire victims

Collections Boutique donating women’s clothes

Need ideas for book lovers?

S tumped for gift ideas for the book lovers on your list? Check out the Oak Harbor Library’s recently released “2018 Gifts for Readers” book… Continue reading

Holiday Gingerbread Challenge taking entries

It’ll be sweet — so get ready to put on your creative thinking cap, get your hands a bit sticky and put your favorite sugary… Continue reading

Veteran wants everyone to know, women served too

Despite misconceptions, women served in Vietnam, alongside men. They mattered, and they worked just as hard. That’s what Whidbey veteran Jill Johnson wants people to… Continue reading

Coupeville lights up for the holidays

T he annual Greening of Coupeville went without a hitch Saturday, kicking off December’s local holiday festivities. Children and families lined the town’s Main Street,… Continue reading

Fruitcake may be ancient, but it’s a fresh topic at OH Library

Nobody wanted to eat this fruitcake, not for 350 years. But it’s far from unwanted. This “ancient fruitcake” is the title of an upcoming presentation… Continue reading

Program helps students at their pace

A new Coupeville program, Tutorial Time, is helping students catch up in the classroom. It’s an early-morning program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s aim… Continue reading

Church hosting Christmas bazaar and other holiday activities

Christmas festivities in Coupeville will begin just as soon as December arrives. On Dec. 1, the annual Greening of Coupeville’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade… Continue reading

The (little) railroad Jack built

This year’s display may be Tingstad’s last

Coupeville holding annual potluck

n It’s time to eat some turkey, pour the gravy and give thanks at the Coupeville’s 21st annual community Thanksgiving Potluck. The event is noon… Continue reading

Remembrance ceremony Sunday in Coupeville

Continuing the town’s long-standing tradition of commemorating Veterans Day, Coupeville will once again host the annual Coupeville Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.… Continue reading