Michelle Beahm

Michelle posted 130 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Oak Harbor School District re-brands with new ‘more approachable’ name

Though Oak Harbor School District is still the state-recognized name, the district is now going by Oak Harbor Public Schools.

  • Mar 18th, 2015 11:00am

Oak Harbor School District completes levy commitments

When the Oak Harbor Public Schools District asked voters to approve a levy in 2013, they did so promising to meet certain needs of the district.

  • Mar 6th, 2015 11:43pm

Oak Harbor High School girls to attend workshop focused on girls and science

A group of Oak Harbor High School girls will get a chance to learn about the currently male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

  • Mar 5th, 2015 5:51pm

Whidbey General Hospital CEO will earn $279,000 plus bonus

Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO will earn a base of $279,000 per year with a potential annual bonus of nearly $70,000, according to a contract to be finalized March 9.

  • Feb 27th, 2015 7:19pm

Oak Harbor students tackle drama ’All My Sons’

Oak Harbor High School’s Drama Club has created a buzz with its latest production, “All My Sons.”

  • Feb 21st, 2015 12:00pm

Oak Harbor High School culinary program among the ‘Elite 50’

Oak Harbor High School’s culinary program is now recognized as one of the top 50 high school hospitality programs in the country.

  • Feb 18th, 2015 1:00pm

North Whidbey Park and Rec reaches pool temperature compromise

There are a few degrees of separation between competitive and recreational swimmers at Oak Harbor’s John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

  • Feb 5th, 2015 5:32pm

Car slides into ditch near Coupeville

No one was injured when a car went into a ditch near the corner of Penn Cove and Monroe Landing roads Wednesday morning.

  • Jan 30th, 2015 11:59pm

Oak Harbor’s Hillcrest Elementary gets green award

Hillcrest Elementary School in Oak Harbor is working toward becoming a green school, and it’s well on its way.

  • Jan 30th, 2015 11:28pm

Oak Harbor student appointed to seat on school board

Oak Harbor School Board will look a little different after its Jan. 26 meeting.

  • Jan 27th, 2015 10:48pm

Whidbey General Hospital delays CEO selection until February

The Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners delayed the selection of the top candidate for the CEO position Friday.

  • Jan 27th, 2015 6:43pm

Head Start program celebrating 50 years

After 50 years, the Head Start program will be celebrating the important things: the people who have helped make the program a success and, more importantly, the people who have been successful in the program.

  • Jan 23rd, 2015 11:01pm

North Whidbey Fire lands sheriff’s boat

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is adding a familiar vehicle to its fleet.

  • Jan 21st, 2015 1:00pm

Whidbey Soroptimists’ Red Dress Ball benefits women’s heart health

For the fourth year, the three Soroptimist International groups on Whidbey Island are teaming up to help raise funds and awareness for women’s heart health.

  • Jan 21st, 2015 11:00am

Oak Harbor Feed the Need food drive exceeds 2014 results

North Whidbey Help House’s “Feed the Need” food drive was a success Monday with more food items brought in than a year ago.

  • Jan 22nd, 2015 6:32pm

Retired surgeon to share tales of tsunami aid

When Bill McDaniel was writing his book, “Faces of the Tsunami,” it wasn’t easy.

  • Jan 19th, 2015 5:28pm

Whidbey General Hospital narrows CEO candidates to three

Whidbey General Hospital has narrowed to three its field of candidates for chief executive officer.

  • Jan 15th, 2015 5:08pm

Best Western in Oak Harbor to hold ‘convention’ themed mystery

Comic book conventions and murder mysteries will unite at the Best Western Plus in Oak Harbor. On Jan. 24, the Whidbey Improv Team from the Whidbey Playhouse will be donning caped costumes and seeking truth, justice and the American way during its second-ever murder mystery dinner at Best Western.

  • Jan 10th, 2015 7:00pm

Saratoga Orchestra plans Coupeville concert Jan. 18

For the first time in years, Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is performing on Central Whidbey. All thanks to new music director and conductor Anna Edwards “Anna, bless her heart, really wants us to be an island-wide orchestra that the whole island supports,” said Roxallanne Medley, concertmaster and a violin player in the orchestra.

  • Jan 9th, 2015 11:49pm

Whidbey General Hospital ranked in top three I-5 clinics

Whidbey General Hospital clinics rank among the top three along the Interstate 5 corridor, including Seattle and Bellingham clinics.

  • Jan 16th, 2015 6:53pm

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District to take time finding director

The North Whidbey Park and Recreation District will be taking a slightly different approach to finding a new executive director after the current director officially vacates his position.

  • Dec 26th, 2014 9:31pm

Oak Harbor students perform for the holidays at Harbor Tower Village

HomeConnection was in the spirit of the holiday season Wednesday afternoon.

  • Dec 12th, 2014 11:23pm

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District finalizing contract with new swim coach

After a second special meeting to address concerns over background checks, the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District commissioners officially approved a proposed swim coach contract.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 5:04pm

North Whidbey Park and Recreation chairman resigns

The chairman of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District resigned Wednesday, the seventh board resignation in less than three years.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 5:04pm

Oak Harbor Library to host teen art show

For teacher Matt Young, the opportunity to show artwork to peers and members of the local community is a thrill.

  • Dec 9th, 2014 11:07pm

North Whidbey Park and Recreation pool director quits amidst continued turmoil

The North Whidbey Park and Recreation District might be looking for a new executive director, just as a contract for the new swim coach is being finalized.

  • Dec 11th, 2014 5:35pm

Oak Harbor School District grant brings new focus

Awarded a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Oak Harbor School District has a new focus for upcoming school years.

  • Dec 9th, 2014 5:03pm

Oak Harbor students use dogs vs. cats debate to fuel charity drive

At Crescent Harbor, students are taking a stand on an age-old battle: dogs vs. cats.

  • Dec 5th, 2014 11:36pm

Oak Harbor sixth-graders champion clean water efforts abroad

Four sixth-grade students at Oak Harbor Middle School know that clean water is a luxury in some parts of the world.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 10:28pm

Boaters asked to help in search for missing Bremerton crabber

Bremerton crabber Dean Harvey, a member of the S’klallam tribe, disappeared while checking his crab pots Tuesday, Nov. 25.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 10:15pm

North Whidbey Park and Recreation board sends back swim coach’s contract for revisions

An unauthorized contract for a swim coach and terms of that deal raised concerns this week for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District’s board of commissioners.

  • Nov 26th, 2014 12:00pm

Pyrate Punx is helping traveling bands

For bands just starting out, a common obstacle is finding places to perform and places to sleep while touring.

  • Nov 25th, 2014 12:00am

Oak Harbor schools honors nine teachers for work with students

At Oak Harbor Elementary, a group of educators are helping students who are struggling the most.

  • Nov 24th, 2014 11:20pm

Oak Harbor High School students face off in culinary arts showdown

When it comes to high school competitions, none is quite so delicious as the Student Chef Showdown.

  • Nov 21st, 2014 9:13pm

Whidbey counselors help at Marysville-Pilchuck

In the aftermath of the Marysville-Pilchuck shootings, the Whidbey Island community is reaching out to help where it can.

  • Nov 21st, 2014 4:55pm

Whidbey General legal budget shows possible loss of $4.9 million in 2015

Whidbey General Hospital’s Board of Commissioners adopted their legal budget this week.

  • Jan 13th, 2015 5:39pm

Former Oak Harbor librarian celebrating 90th birthday

Cathy Lee Wade’s years as a librarian speaks volumes about her interest.

  • Nov 18th, 2014 12:13am

Oak Harbor students add holiday cheer to Pioneer Way

Downtown Oak Harbor is starting to look like a holiday corridor, thanks to local students.

  • Nov 10th, 2014 6:32am

Female WWII vets honored as grand marshals in Oak Harbor Veterans Day parade

When Eva Brown got the phone call telling her she was going to be a grand marshal in the Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 8 this year, she thought there was some sort of mistake.

  • Nov 11th, 2014 5:16pm

Oak Harbor afterschool program teaches video game coding

At Hillcrest Elementary, one after-school activity is keeping students excited and engaged.

  • Nov 7th, 2014 5:29pm