Stage is set for Holland Happening next week

A spectator and his dog take in the Holland Happening grand parade in downtown Oak Harbor in April, 2013. Holland Happening, a celebration of Oak Harbor
  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

Holland Happening will celebrate its 46th year April 25-27 in downtown Oak Harbor. The event, a celebration of Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage and King’s Day, a national holiday in the Netherlands, will start out lightly April 25 with the opening of the carnival and return of the Dutch dinner.


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A Dutch revival: Oak Harbor High’s culinary arts students bring back Holland Happening dinner

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

Nobody ever said restoring an Oak Harbor tradition as big as the Dutch Dinner would be easy. For Nathan Yoast, the effort actually brought him to tears. Yoast couldn’t take it anymore Wednesday as he set down his knife and rinsed his eyes after chopping dozens of onions in the culinary arts class at Oak Harbor High School.

Harold Robinett : One hundred and still laughing

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

Freeland resident Harold Robinett recently joined a select group of people in this world. This month, he became a centenarian. Born in Oregon in 1914, Robinett has led a full life, from joining the Navy to finding love twice, all while making unforgettable treats along the way.

Dancing helps seniors to stay in step

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

As seniors age gracefully, many are also learning to move gracefully. Fortunately for seniors living on Whidbey Island, there are plenty of options when it comes to dancing. And none of them require previous training or experience. “I had two left feet,” said Vivian Camus. “I didn’t have any rhythm.”

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With an increasing number of measles cases being reported in Washington state, do you consider vaccinating all children a societal obligation?


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