Life

Oak Harbor Garden Tour picks whimsical host home

Patchwork of flowers, fun and quirky finds

 

Mucking about looking for squirts in the sand is part of the fun of digging for clams. This summer, Sound Water Stewards teaches six Digging for Dinner classes. Photo provided

Mucking about in clamming class

‘Digging for Dinner’ a popular Sound Water activity

 

Molka Xete, a new restaurant in Greenbank, specializes in street-style tacos that are five for $10. They make all the food from scratch, including sauces, tacos, tortillas and chips.

Center of island buzzing with new businesses

‘Molka Xete’ opens while store, deli and pot shop get ready

 

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                                Land Claims Founders Sculpture by Richard Nash is both visually striking and educational.

New public art honors Oak Harbor’s pioneers

Land Claims Founders Sculpture honors three explorers

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                                Land Claims Founders Sculpture by Richard Nash is both visually striking and educational.
Anderson at the parade.

Marching, waving, saluting, singing … because it’s fun

As soon as I moved to the Rock nine years ago, friends kept telling me, “You absolutely have to go to the Coupeville Memorial Day… Continue reading

Anderson at the parade.

Playhouse delivers sweet family treat with ‘Willy Wonka’

‘How can you not leave smiling?’

Nudibranch Whisperer of Deception Pass

Sea slugs cast a spell on me…and it all began with fake news. Well, semi-fake. Okay, it was actually two photographs, and the one that… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2018

Sketchers draw Whidbey’s world

Open a journal of one of the Whidbey Island Sketchers and details of local life spill out. A colorful teapot for sale at Island Thrift,… Continue reading

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover

Historic sheep barn repurposed

Tucked away on the Pratt Loop Trail, a formerly dilapidated 1930s sheep barn will soon serve as a classroom. Rehabilitation of the National Park Service… Continue reading

Tunnel vision: Time for ‘Golden chains’

Crowds gather at Bayview nursery for annual display

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

April showers don’t dampen Holland Happening spirit

Children waved, marching bands played and the smell of kettle corn was in the air at the annual Holland Happening Grand Parade on Saturday. Attendees… Continue reading

Changing lives with home repairs

A decade under the tool belts of Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers helpers

A rainbow of rhodies awaits visitors this weekend at Meerkerk Gardens. The sanctuary of paths, woods, water views and hundreds of rhododendrons and other flowering plants hosts its annual Mother’s Day concert Sunday. Tickets: $10.

Mother’s Day at Meerkerk Gardens

Rainbows of rhodies spring forth for annual concert

A rainbow of rhodies awaits visitors this weekend at Meerkerk Gardens. The sanctuary of paths, woods, water views and hundreds of rhododendrons and other flowering plants hosts its annual Mother’s Day concert Sunday. Tickets: $10.

A venerable local captain acquires three new — and young — commanders

The Captain Whidbey Inn, a beloved Central Whidbey landmark, has been around for 111 years. Last week, as we sat on the inn’s outdoor cocktail… Continue reading

Penn Cover Water Festival on Saturday

Get ready to cheer on canoe racers, watch dance performances, listen to storytelling and eat some authentic Native American cuisine for this year’s upcoming Penn… Continue reading

Take a gamble on “Guys & Dolls”

Oak Harbor High School students shine in timeless musical

One mistake and 100 years of history

Whidbey writers follow trajectory of valuable stamp

Finding a new life in recovery

‘I never knew that normal life is amazing’