Ron Newberry

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North Whidbey Community Harvest a treat for volunteers, too

Carving turkeys is something Lionel Peoples is accustomed to doing every year…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 3:38pm

Cheerleader pumped up about Thanksgiving Day parade

Oak Harbor High School senior to participate in Macy’s event in New York City

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 7:17pm

Winds of change don’t stop outdoor recreation on Whidbey

‘There’s no bad weather, just bad clothing,’ says birder Govinda Rosling, a Whidbey Audubon member

  • Nov 16th, 2016 1:30am

Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the…

  • Nov 16th, 2016 12:56pm

Whidbey’s lonely elk frustrated yet again

State Wildlife enforcement officer sees longterm bachelor status for ‘Bruiser’

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 7:19pm

Public can weigh in on Oak Harbor intersection projects

The public will get a chance to weigh in on two road…

  • Nov 14th, 2016 12:35pm

Whidbey Conservation District focusing on a five-year vision

Robert Gartley and his family members own roughly 80 acres of forested…

  • Nov 12th, 2016 1:30am

Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the…

  • Nov 10th, 2016 1:10pm

Community Harvest slightly behind in donations

Around the time Skip Pohtilla was about to call it a day…

  • Nov 9th, 2016 1:30am

Custom-painted toy soldiers will stand guard in Oak Harbor

Maybe it was the beady eyes. “He’s kind of creepy,” 9-year-old Ethan…

  • Nov 9th, 2016 4:25pm

Oak Harbor family credits ‘guardian angel’ with saving baby

This week marked a milestone in Ethan Edwards’ young life. On Wednesday,…

  • Nov 9th, 2016 2:59pm

Windstorm scare moves Island County Museum auction to January

Although the windstorm that was forecasted to wreak havoc on Whidbey Island…

  • Nov 5th, 2016 1:30am

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician Gabriel Barrio

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 6:39pm

Chaotic comedy takes flight in Oak Harbor

When Duvan Andres Aaron Lopez is at work, he is a Navy…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 6:35pm

Oak Harbor elementary students get lesson in volcanology

Carlos Orozco enjoyed the volcano’s eruption so much he did it again.…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 1:30am

Pearl Harbor veteran from Oak Harbor dies

Johnson was aboard the USS Oklahoma when it was struck by torpedoes the morning of Dec. 7, 1941

  • Oct 22nd, 2016 1:30am

Dike project creates pocket estuary at Dugualla Bay

Wetland area at Dugualla Bay is restored to historic state during dike project

  • Feb 14th, 2017 9:35am

Museum to honor a longtime friend: Muriel Pickard featured guest at benefit for museum

Ever since Muriel Pickard moved from Whidbey Island last year after residing for more than half a century in Coupeville, she’s kept her schedule full, listening to book club lectures, playing bridge and attending symphonies, among other pursuits.

  • Oct 4th, 2016 11:13pm

Program tells your road’s story

Behind every road name is a story. The subject fascinates Brian Grimm, who was born and raised on Whidbey Island. The Bayview resident started a community potluck series seven years ago called “South Whidbey Back Roads,” which invited people knowledgeable about road name histories on South Whidbey to share their stories.

  • Oct 1st, 2016 2:00pm

Man hospitalized after saving girl from Coupeville house fire

Residents of Coupeville’s Terry Mobile Park awoke to one of the worst imaginable scenarios early Thursday morning — the sound of a screaming child inside a burning building.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 11:01pm

Sculpture would reclaim three founders’ role in Oak Harbor history

If you’re looking for a historical marker honoring the three men credited with founding Oak Harbor, you’ll need to have a good eye. Near the end of City Beach Street, under a tree and partially obscured by bushes is a plaque affixed to a stone that gives a brief description of how Ulrich Freund, Clement Sumner and Zakarias Taftezon arrived on the shores of Oak Harbor in 1851 to stake their land claims.

  • Sep 28th, 2016 3:00am

Oak Harbor Main Street hires leader

As she sat on a bench on a gusty Friday morning in Oak Harbor, Melissa Riker recognized the importance of her role to breath new life into historic downtown. It’s the position she’s been tasked with as the new executive director of the Oak Harbor Main Street Association.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 10:10pm

Zombies just warming up at Fort Casey

Now that the cast and crew of the zombie television series Z Nation have finished filming at Fort Casey State Park, preparation is ramping up for the second Haunted Fort event, which is just a little more than a month away at the state park in Coupeville.

  • Sep 26th, 2016 4:16pm

Fort Casey a ‘deadly’ attraction for zombie TV show

It can be easy to lose your head on the set of Z Nation. Jodi Binstock normally leaves that to the zombies on her television series. But this week it was Binstock, the show’s producer, who nearly lost her head when she stood above the gun emplacements at Fort Casey State Park and soaked in the surroundings.

  • Sep 26th, 2016 4:18pm

Oak Harbor Public Schools’ communications officer follows family’s calling

At last, Conor Laffey can attend a family function and no longer get teased about being an outcast.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 1:00pm

Oak Harbor gets double dose of Oktoberfest

Like a pretzel, the logic might seem a little twisted. Nevertheless, two different organizations will put on separate Oktoberfest events in Oak Harbor this weekend.

  • Sep 16th, 2016 10:32pm

Mermaid makes a splash, friends at Oak Harbor park

As Hannah Gluth basked in the sun along the water’s edge at an Oak Harbor park Wednesday, every move she made was followed by warm, adoring eyes.

  • Sep 16th, 2016 10:12pm

Driftwood Day is here again

For one afternoon in September, some of North Whidbey’s most creative beachcombers gather on the beach and use only what the tide brings in to assemble driftwood sculptures.

  • Sep 13th, 2016 9:16pm

Stand-up paddleboarders circumnavigate Whidbey Island

If there was one thing Matt Parker took away from a recent paddleboarding adventure around Whidbey Island, it was a healthy respect for the geography.

  • Sep 14th, 2016 5:07pm

Neighbor backs car into house in Oak Harbor

Britney Fortner was standing in her kitchen doing dishes when she heard a loud noise that shook her house in Oak Harbor Friday.

  • Sep 9th, 2016 9:55pm

New Pratt Loop Trail in Coupeville links to Kettles

As Dave Penrod and his wife Josie navigated the final stretch of a new hiking trail in Coupeville, his face was illuminated by the morning sun and an uplifting thought.

  • Sep 9th, 2016 9:46pm

Little Women with a twist: Playhouse musical in caring hands

“Little Women" will open the 2016-17 season at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 10:56pm

Students get a big welcome back to school on Tuesday

Although her efforts weren’t always reciprocated, Jill Johnson remained undeterred in welcoming Oak Harbor High School students back to school early Tuesday.

  • Sep 8th, 2016 4:08pm

Who’s that tiny couple? It’s the Barringtons, of course

As of Thursday, the statue known as “The Barringtons” was still missing a plaque, leaving most passersby to wonder about the identity of this historic couple.

  • Sep 3rd, 2016 1:00pm

Bid ends for Haller House

As far as Joan McPherson is concerned, nothing detrimental is going to happen to the Haller House.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 7:29pm

Oak Harbor Music Festival organizers, volunteers getting amped for weekend

Bonnie Boxley got such a kick out of helping at the Oak Harbor Music Festival last year that she arrived early Monday night to a volunteer orientation for this year’s festival.

  • Sep 1st, 2016 5:15pm

Fire guts Coupeville home

After firefighters had left his property Sunday afternoon, Bruce Silvia remained next to the charred shell of his house, still trying to come to grips with what happened.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 9:51pm

Primitive thinking inspires clay artist: Oak Harbor’s Jerry Pike creates new ideas from ancient artifacts

Pike is always getting strange looks from the hundreds of creatures and masks he created — inspired by artifacts and sculptures of ancient and primitive cultures, particularly Northwest Coast and pre-Columbian civilizations. He will be opening up this world to the public this weekend as part of the annual Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour.

  • Aug 27th, 2016 2:00pm

Oak Harbor Music Festival has become a source of pride

More than 30 bands in all will be onstage for the free three-day event, which drew 17,000 people last year after 15,000 in 2014, which doubled attendance from 2013.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 10:35pm

Body ID’d as man who jumped from ferry

An autopsy confirmed that the body of the man found in waters off Whidbey Island Saturday was the person who jumped from a ferry near Coupeville Thursday night.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 12:00am