Michael Watkins

Michael posted 55 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Navy League gathers partners for community vets celebration

Oak Harbor Navy League will honor Veteran’s Day with annual program at Oak Harbor High School.

  • Nov 9th, 2016 1:30am

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox,…

  • Nov 9th, 2016 1:30am

Community honoring veterans living among them

An Oak Harbor retirement community will honor 62 veterans during its 6th annual Veteran’s Day program

  • Nov 9th, 2016 1:30am

Middle School reconfiguration meeting held Wednesday

Parent meeting looks at middle school reconfiguration planned for next year

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 5:10pm

Friends, family rally to help woman ousted by fire

Oak Harbor woman gets help from family, friends after her home is destroyed by fire

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 2:29pm

Halloween fun on Pioneer Way

By Michael Watkins mwatkins@whidbeynewsgroup.com

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 6:55pm

Cascade Aviation flying high after three years

A Navy flying club may be permanently grounded, but its successor is just taking off.

  • Oct 4th, 2016 11:42pm

Accident scenarios offer volunteer firefighters invaluable training

Volunteers with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue conducted realistic extraction training Saturday in Oak Harbor.

  • Oct 4th, 2016 11:54pm

Veteran’s Day parade may become history

The Veteran’s Day Parade in Oak Harbor may become history.

  • Oct 1st, 2016 3:00pm

Standout teacher overcoming challenges

Regional Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Loftus recently vied for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Sep 28th, 2016 5:38pm

A fiery solution: Prairie burns are essential for survival of native plants

To help restore endangered plant life invaded by non-native species, a controlled burn of prairie land was conducted last Thursday at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship.

  • Sep 27th, 2016 10:07pm

Regency on Whidbey hosts state Senate candidates

Two candidates running for state Senate met in Oak Harbor Wednesday for a community forum.

  • Sep 16th, 2016 10:25pm

Schlecht vows to be advocate for families

The Oak Harbor School Board chose parent Ana Maria Schlecht as its newest member during a special meeting Sept. 9.

  • Sep 14th, 2016 5:25pm

Showing appreciation: Community offers gratitude with food and fun | Slideshow

More than 1,200 active duty, retired and veteran military and families were fed Saturday during the 15th annual Military Appreciation Picnic.

  • Sep 13th, 2016 9:53pm

Honoring the A-6 Intruder’s legacy, as well as those who made it fly

Memorial unveiling at Museum of Flight draws representatives from Whidbey

  • Nov 16th, 2016 1:53pm