Darren McCoy (right) and Chet Hansen share a light moment at Oak Harbor’s First United Methodist Church Wednesday. McCoy will take over for Hansen as director of the Whidbey Community Chorus beginning in the fall.  - Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey choral director passes baton

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

Chris Hansen is stepping down as director and conductor of the Whidbey Community Chorus 15 years after he helped get the group off the ground.


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Majestic Garry oak

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 6:00AM

In conjunction with Arbor Day, the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society announced the winners of an essay contest it held to raise awareness and appreciation for the city’s namesake Garry oak trees. Winners of the contest, jointly sponsored by the Garry Oak Society and Whidbey News-Times, will each receive a Garry oak tree to plant at a site of their choosing.


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