A Good Claus

Collection of Santas and other holiday icons collect food for Help House


Helping California fire victims

Collections Boutique donating women’s clothes


Need ideas for book lovers?

S tumped for gift ideas for the book lovers on your list? Check out the Oak Harbor Library’s recently released “2018 Gifts for Readers” book… Continue reading


Storybook path planned for newly revamped Windjammer Park

When Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park reopens on July 3, families will be able to enjoy a beautifully illustrated children’s book, page by page, as they… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Rockin’ a Hard Place: A rock dweller’s wish list for Christmas

With the plywood snowmen now up around Coupeville and the plywood toy soldiers now up on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, it must be time… Continue reading

Habitat restoration underway at preserve

By Ron Newberry For the Whidbey News-Times Even though he lives in Snohomish, Tom Silliman still manages to keep close tabs on a piece of… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Students shine at all-state musical meet-up

Five Oak Harbor High School musicians are being recognized for their ability to do something inappropriate. “None of the audition music is appropriate for their… Continue reading

Holiday Gingerbread Challenge taking entries

It’ll be sweet — so get ready to put on your creative thinking cap, get your hands a bit sticky and put your favorite sugary… Continue reading

Veteran wants everyone to know, women served too

Despite misconceptions, women served in Vietnam, alongside men. They mattered, and they worked just as hard. That’s what Whidbey veteran Jill Johnson wants people to… Continue reading

Learn how a trombone toots and a drum rolls

Saratoga Orchestra presents annual ‘Petting Zoo’ with holiday concert

Coupeville lights up for the holidays

T he annual Greening of Coupeville went without a hitch Saturday, kicking off December’s local holiday festivities. Children and families lined the town’s Main Street,… Continue reading

Fruitcake may be ancient, but it’s a fresh topic at OH Library

Nobody wanted to eat this fruitcake, not for 350 years. But it’s far from unwanted. This “ancient fruitcake” is the title of an upcoming presentation… Continue reading

Poodle skirts swing and kids sing

Whidbey Playhouse features two plays in holiday treat

Whidbey birder, naturalist debuts first novel

Frances Wood goes from feathers to fiction

Website a tribute to late teacher

Coupeville music director Rosie Walter ‘pushed everybody to do their best’

The (little) railroad Jack built

This year’s display may be Tingstad’s last

Doug Kroon stands on the porch of the old officer’s house at Camp Casey where his family once lived

ROCKIN A HARD PLACE: Island life’s sweet for Knead and Feed’s Kroon

How’s this for an idyllic childhood? A large family with seven kids — four girls, three boys — moves from an increasingly crowded Seattle suburb… Continue reading

Doug Kroon stands on the porch of the old officer’s house at Camp Casey where his family once lived

WWII veteran: ‘In your tears, remember me’

In the coming generations, stories of World War II will only be found in history books, movies and TV specials. The Department of Veterans Affairs… Continue reading

Pumpkin pie is elementary

Plant the pumpkin, bake the pumpkin, eat the pie

Operation Christmas Child kicks off

Beginning Nov. 12, locations throughout Whidbey Island will be collecting shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritan’s Purse project,… Continue reading