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Random ramblings on reading, recreation, running and similar subjects

 

Oak Harbor man lands new title: State Parks Volunteer of the Year

The old fort is still a sight to behold, attracting visitors for…

 

Oak Harbor might turn artists loose on fire hydrants

Although its role is integral in helping firefighters protect communities, a fire…

 

Playing Lincoln is old hat for Oak Harbor history buff

It’s not easy walking in Abraham Lincoln’s shoes. Alan Schell found playing…

Whidbey talent show expands its search

Organizers of Whidbey Has Talent are searching farther and wider to add…

Businesses hosting Mardi Gras bash for schools foundation

A handful of Coupeville businesses are throwing a Mardi Gras bash. The…

Fort Casey State Park adds three new events in 2017

Though it’s tough to quibble with any view from Fort Casey State…

Couples still sweethearts after all these years

It’s hard for Charles Hammer to fathom that he’s been retired from…

Local artist, author guides abstract journeys

It isn’t unheard of to find Mary Leonard onstage with a symphony…

Whidbey Playhouse takes giant steps in technology

One day early last month, Janis Powell felt like the whole world…

Smelt fishers getting jiggy this time of year

On a chilly overcast afternoon, Dean Bannister slid his bucket to the…

PBY Memorial Foundation to announce expansion plans

PBY Memorial Foundation to announce plans for future expansion

Actor reunited with Christmas bells

It took some determination and a little extra digging for the case…

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday…

Woodworker turns piles into possibilities

The voles that take up residence in the debris piles around the…

Prove the existence of Sasquatch

Have you seen Sasquatch and want to prove that it exists? Author…

Blackmouth success expected in Admiralty Inlet

North Puget Sound residents got a taste of spring last weekend with…

Pink salmon forecast could leave anglers feeling blue

For anglers who look forward to relatively easy catches of salmon from…

Notable: Students plan trip to D.C.

Island Christian Academy’s secondary students will be traveling to Washington, D.C., over…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Notable: Oak Harbor woman on Dean’s List at Bethel University

Oak Harbor student HANNAH VONGREY, a senior at Bethel University in St.…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Notable: Islanders on president’s list at Gonzaga University

QUINN KARNEY, of Oak Harbor, and SYDNEY ACKERMAN and RACHEAL ARAND, of…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Notable: Oak Harbor’s McCool on honor roll at Oregon State

Oak Harbor student TROY M. MCCOOL, a junior finance major made the…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Notable: Karney named to President’s List at Gonzaga

QUINN KARNEY, a resident of Oak Harbor, has earned placement on the…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Local residents named to dean’s list at Gonzaga University

KIMBERLY FORSTER and KEVYN JOHNSON, both of Oak Harbor, earned placement on…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Navy to conduct explosive ordnance demolition Friday near Crescent Harbor

Navy to conduct explosive ordnance demolition Friday near Crescent Harbor

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

BLOG: Get Grinch Quick With the Selfie Stick

Island Unseen: Random ramblings on reading, recreation, running and similar subjects

Coupeville Elementary prepares to tackle ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr.’

Wendy Wasik couldn’t be more proud of her little earthworm. That’s the…

Beginning band a testament to student dedication

More than 200 proud parents and other spectators watched the North Whidbey…

Clinton nutritionist highlights taste, health of lentils

To many, eating healthy food entails sacrificing the joy of eating in…

Student rep named Rotary student of the month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored Joe Busig at its Student of…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

‘Iowa farm girl’ devotes life to education

Onawa is a small rural town in western Iowa that has a…

Island County film liaison picked for Washington Filmworks board

Board members with Washington Filmworks have already known about Island County and…

Coupeville Lions recoginize Students of the Quarter

Coupeville Lions recently honored seniors Mitchell Carroll and Valen Trujillo as the…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Tickets on sale for Coupeville Lions dinner, auction fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for the annual Coupeville Lions Club Scholarship Dinner…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Members honored for School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Oak Harbor Public Schools…

Whidbey teens graduate academy

Two teens from Whidbey Island were among 149 cadets who graduated from…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Coupeville couple grateful for Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers

As Arlene and Allen House have advanced in years, keeping up with…

Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Charles and Ruth Hammer have never seen anything like the feeding frenzy…

Playhouse Santa is looking for his Christmas bells

It would be quite un-Santa like to carry any hard feelings. Ron…

Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Charles and Ruth Hammer have never seen anything like the feeding frenzy…