Skilled sewing to be on display at Senior Bees quilt show

Oak Harbor Senior Center artists create quilts for the community


Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and filling space until it remains motionless, unable to stretch any further. More of… Continue reading


Come fly a kite: Annual Kite Festival is Sept. 21-22 at Camp Casey

Whidbey Island has a reputation among kite-flyers. The wind presents a real challenge, with gusts from every which way. The grassy fields of Camp Casey… Continue reading


Service dogs compete in ‘Puppy Olympics’

With tails wagging and ears perked, eager canine “athletes” dashed and demonstrated their skills at the Doggie Olympics during the Summit Assistance Dogs’ annual volunteer… Continue reading

Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Washington state is known for its flannel-wearing, IPA-drinking, nature-loving residents, and Whidbey Island happens to be a haven for all of those activities. Freeland resident… Continue reading

From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect

Amalie Provoncha, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? I don’t know. Are you excited? What are you most excited about? Yeah. Playing on… Continue reading

Ryan’s House for Youth celebrating 10 years of service

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Ryan and the giant pumpkin: Coupeville resident grows half-ton gourd

Lying in a Central Whidbey garden, among large green leaves, was what looked like Cinderella’s carriage. But no fairy godmother was around to help this… Continue reading

Bug guy gives bird talk

An insect ecologist will be discussing an order of birds that was once accused of stealing milk from goats. Coupeville resident Joseph Sheldon, who has… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

A first-day high five for the new school year

Photos by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s September art events

Rocks and gemstones will be on display for the RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY’s “The Stones of September” Mineral Wonders from Windwalker Taibi , running through Oct.… Continue reading

A weekend to remember

The Oak Harbor Music Festival was a hit — and played many hits —during the Labor Day Weekend.… Continue reading

Crab from the cove

Wylie Vracin and his sons, Damon and Nic, caught this crab Monday, Aug. 26. It is “the largest they have ever caught after years and… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Cruise News: Traverse the seas with the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

By Kat Bivoino During the summer months, each weekend, one Oak Harbor Yacht Club member sponsors a cruise somewhere in the islands for a little… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a state wide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Music Festival holding true to mission

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Once again, Labor Day weekend on Whidbey means masses of people and boatloads of bands jamming together at… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event

Sale and exhibition Aug. 24-25 at the Coupeville Rec Hall

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5