Chris Oatley works on a project in his workshop. The Navy veteran said he finds woodworking soothing. - Cassandra Calderon/Whidbey News-Times

A love for woodworking: Veteran’s pen business a ‘soothing’ endeavour

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 6:00AM

The scratching of sandpaper and a mechanical buzz hum throughout Chris Oatley’s small garage turned woodshop.


Community Events, July 2016

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Wells Fargo Bank on Midway Blvd. to close in August

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 5:00AM

Wells Fargo Bank plans to close its Midway Boulevard location Aug. 5, citing a lack of need for two branches in Oak Harbor.

Deadline for Miss Pioneer Way extended to June 30

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:00AM

Whidbey Island’s Pageant Wyse Inc. will hold its first one-day pageant this summer, the Miss Pioneer Way Pageant, for girls ages 5 to 10.

Wallin elected president of WhidbeyHealth board

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:00AM

Ron Wallin is the new president of the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners.

New association aims to educate, empower mothers

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 5:00AM

From placenta encapsulation to newborn photography, pregnancy doulas to new parent support groups, Island Birth Association has assembled a conglomerate of local resources to assist parents and expectant mothers in whatever they may need.


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