Ron Newberry

Ron posted 782 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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This little piggy mends a heart in Oak Harbor

Sirius is still adjusting to life in his new home. Anastasia Drake…

  • May 25th, 2017 2:15pm

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville

Popularity of Coupeville’s Memorial Day parade has created big concerns for the…

  • May 23rd, 2017 2:31pm

Garage of Blessings lands new location

In less than two weeks, Kristiina Miller will get the keys to…

  • May 19th, 2017 3:12pm

Oak Harbor Farmers Market begins 24th season Thursday

Ominous skies in the distance didn’t stop Peg Tennant from visiting the…

  • May 16th, 2017 4:40pm

Whale of a tale: No day the same for Fish & Wildlife enforcement

There is no manual that outlines the proper way to tie a…

  • May 12th, 2017 8:05pm

Gene’s Art & Frame celebrates 50 years in business

Gene Phelps remembers when Oak Harbor was a quiet little town where…

  • May 9th, 2017 12:13pm

Sun shines on Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a small group gathered at a home…

  • May 9th, 2017 12:11pm

Oak Harbor culinary students place 16th at nationals

Mary Arthur is in awe of the generosity and support she sees…

  • May 5th, 2017 2:42pm

Tony Popp, familiar face on base, retires

On the first day of the rest of his life, Tony Popp…

  • May 5th, 2017 2:41pm

Small spill creates initial concern in Penn Cove

Business owners on the Coupeville Wharf got a mild scare early Friday…

  • May 9th, 2017 12:02pm

Enforcement officers remind clam diggers that Penn Cove beach is closed

A new rule closing shellfish harvesting at a popular Whidbey Island beach…

  • May 4th, 2017 9:19am

Land trust faces a hairy situation: removal of 100 acres of noxious weed

Crockett Lake is known for attracting an array of bird species, making…

  • May 2nd, 2017 2:23pm

Anglers ready to test waters for lingcod, halibut

Many Puget Sound anglers could be developing a scratchy throat and cough…

  • Apr 28th, 2017 1:27pm

Whidbey’s lone elk recovering after lengthy ordeal

Oh, Bruiser. The troubles you continue to encounter. Whidbey Island’s lone elk…

  • May 2nd, 2017 2:30pm

Annual Coupeville Garden Club plant sale is Saturday

From geraniums to to-mato plants, the Coupeville Garden Club has a reputation…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 12:46pm

New coordinator is primed for Holland Happening

When Vicki Graham started as the new events coordinator at the Oak…

  • Apr 27th, 2017 2:10pm

Sailors dig into Earth Day activities

In between sorting through a bag of moldy bread and a carton…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 2:45pm

Coupeville starts search for middle school principal

The Coupeville School District is looking for a new principal to lead…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 12:45pm

NAS Whidbey to hold open house in June

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an…

  • Apr 21st, 2017 1:26pm

Whidbey lakes teem with trout

The life of a rainbow trout can be short once it’s transported…

  • Apr 21st, 2017 1:34pm

Minor earthquake jolts Whidbey residents

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck about two miles offshore from Ebey’s Landing Wednes-day…

  • Apr 21st, 2017 1:47pm

PBY Museum draws on star power for fundraiser

Mark Christopher is a gifted storyteller. He’s made a career out of…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 7:23am

Coupeville High sends 13 to state Science Olympiad

Mitchell Carroll gets a rush from soaring as a track athlete at…

  • Apr 15th, 2017 7:18am

Lions’ centennial gets Oak Harbor mayor’s seal of approval

When Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns looks at the wood sign that…

  • Apr 15th, 2017 7:19am

Coast Guard responds to false alarm at Coupeville underwater park

A diver surfaced from the choppy waters near Fort Casey State Park…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 1:04pm

2017 salmon seasons still grim around Whidbey

Salmon fishers on Whidbey Island might find a saltwater fishing license to…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 1:03pm

Comedy helps actress cope with loss of her own

It should come as no surprise that Tess Hightower is drawn to…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 10:09am

Coupeville eyes possibility of a new elementary school

Long before Dave Ebersole walked the grounds as principal of Coupeville Elementary…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 2:34pm

Kids tune up for Whidbey Has Talent

Even emcees need to rehearse their lines. That experience has been much…

  • Apr 7th, 2017 1:27pm

Duck hunters get the squeeze at Crockett Lake

For decades, residents near Crockett Lake on Central Whidbey have awakened to…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 10:11am

Coupeville schools going back to model that lets middle schoolers be kids

During her career as an educator, Glenda Merwine got the opportunity to…

  • Apr 5th, 2017 11:53am

Twin Falls picks one of its own for superintendent post

Members of the Coupeville School Board breathed a collective sigh of relief…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 3:07pm

Former pipefitter gives family, public a boatload of adventures

He couldn’t shake the image. Brett Ginther would go to sleep at…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 2:56pm

Top Gun 2 to be filmed at NAS Whidbey

Paramount Pictures announced this week that it will shoot most of “Top…

  • Apr 1st, 2017 12:19am

Whidbey Reads book is set on remote island

The storyline and setting grabbed Jane Lopez-Santillana’s attention. In her mind, the…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 4:05pm

Coupeville superintendent eyes Idaho post

The idea of Jim Shank leaving as superintendent in the Coupeville School…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 3:49pm

A sign of spring: Farmers market starting Saturday

The arrival of spring came and went rather unceremoniously this month. Prolonged…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 2:32pm

Oak Harbor loses devoted community leader

When Lance Gibbon thinks about Gary Wallin, he remembers a man with…

  • Mar 24th, 2017 3:58pm

Want a free historic farmhouse? Relocation costs not included

When Lorraine Weatherby was a young girl in the 1930s, she and…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 3:37pm

Participants let nothing rain on their parade

Maybe the luckiest group at Oak Harbor’s 44th St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 3:51pm