Oak Harbor celebrates its Dutch roots this weekend

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce came up with a unique way to try to reduce its inventory of klompen. It turned the wooden shoes from the Netherlands into planters. They
  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00AM

In years to come, who knows what might become of the wooden shoes that were once a signature of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening. To move the inventory, Kathy Reed is open to suggestions.


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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 updated Apr 22, 2013 at 11:39AM

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.

Stage is set for Holland Happening next week

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Apr 22, 2013 at 11:38AM

Holland Happening will celebrate its 45th 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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