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Challenging imagination with a simple toy

To some, Rufus Rose’s handmade branch spinners may just seem like a…

 

Finding light in the midst of stormy weather. Ebey’s Landing is always a great place for a beach walk. Photo by Holly Davison Photography

Window on Whidbey: Finding light on stormy day

A Whidbey kind of day

  • Dec 7th, 2016

 

Looking Back: Home quarantined following ‘infantile paralysis’ diagnosis

100 years ago (From the 1916 Oak Harbor News)The home of Coupeville…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

 

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Holiday spirit lights up downtown Oak Harbor

The crane that towers over Oak Harbor is no longer the city’s…

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Diane Tompkinson, a Coupeville artist, demonstrates a linocut at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 1. The holidays are a busy time for the printmaker. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

‘Tis the season for selling art for Whidbey artists

Whidbey artists use innovative ways to attract business this time of year

Diane Tompkinson, a Coupeville artist, demonstrates a linocut at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 1. The holidays are a busy time for the printmaker. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Entertainer JR Russell checks out Santa’s List prior to a rehearsal for “Christmas at the Playhouse,” Tuesday night at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. The holiday revue starts Dec. 1. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Playhouse offers holiday escape from hustle, bustle

Holiday revue features carols, skits, magic and more at Whidbey Playhouse

Entertainer JR Russell checks out Santa’s List prior to a rehearsal for “Christmas at the Playhouse,” Tuesday night at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. The holiday revue starts Dec. 1. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
An Alaska Airlines commercial was shot on three Whidbey Island locations, including next to the Coupeville High School gym in late June. The building’s brick wall was supposed to resemble a fire department. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Island County tourism office looks to streamline film permit process

Sherrye Wyatt estimates that at least a dozen major film productions have…

An Alaska Airlines commercial was shot on three Whidbey Island locations, including next to the Coupeville High School gym in late June. The building’s brick wall was supposed to resemble a fire department. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Babies born Nov. 16-23 at WhidbeyHealth

Whidbey Health Medical Center GAVIN ANTHONY FASOLO, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, was…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
Magician JR Russell is part of the act at the musical revue, “Christmas at the Playhouse,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Whidbey Playhouse. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Art & About: What’s happening in the arts

WHIDBEY PLAYHOUSE is hosting the holiday musical revue, “Christmas at the Playhouse,”…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
Magician JR Russell is part of the act at the musical revue, “Christmas at the Playhouse,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Whidbey Playhouse. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Notable: Accounting major offering tutor services

TAYLOR NIENHUIS, daughter of Phil and Kathy Nienhuis, of Oak Harbor, is…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Window on Whidbey: Eagle invites itself for dinner

Hoping to get in on the feast

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Oak Harbor schools’ fill the bus campaign a big success

More than 19,000 much-needed food items collected by students of Oak Harbor…

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The Festival of Trees event in Oak Harbor is sold out this year, however, organizers are placing people on a waiting list and pledging to accommodate everyone.

Oak Harbor Festival of Trees event coming

Ticket sales have gone so well for Big Brothers Big Sisters of…

The Festival of Trees event in Oak Harbor is sold out this year, however, organizers are placing people on a waiting list and pledging to accommodate everyone.
Brothers Jay and Jon Roberts of Coupeville own a custom home building design business together but don’t share the same allegiance when it comes to the Apple Cup. Jay is a longtime Huskies season-ticket holder while Jon is a Cougars alum and diehard fan. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville brothers divided on Apple Cup

Coupeville siblings have mixed allegiances when it comes to Huskies, Cougars

Brothers Jay and Jon Roberts of Coupeville own a custom home building design business together but don’t share the same allegiance when it comes to the Apple Cup. Jay is a longtime Huskies season-ticket holder while Jon is a Cougars alum and diehard fan. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
The Brothers in Arms Motorcycle Club prepares to donate complete holiday meals and gift cards to those less fortunate. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whideby News-Times

Bikers bring bounty to those in need

Local club rides with the purpose of giving back to the community

The Brothers in Arms Motorcycle Club prepares to donate complete holiday meals and gift cards to those less fortunate. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whideby News-Times
Volunteers have been helping serve the community at the North Whidbey Community Harvest for 15 years. A free Thanksgiving Day meal will be served Thursday at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Photo provided by Skip Pohtilla.

North Whidbey Community Harvest a treat for volunteers, too

Carving turkeys is something Lionel Peoples is accustomed to doing every year…

Volunteers have been helping serve the community at the North Whidbey Community Harvest for 15 years. A free Thanksgiving Day meal will be served Thursday at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Photo provided by Skip Pohtilla.
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Christmas crane lights over Oak Harbor

There’s Christmas in the air

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Ethan Lane, a music teacher from Marysville, plays a bugle to sound the call to assembly at Fort Casey State Park Saturday for the 9th Coast Artillery District, a living history group that focuses on bringing together pieces of actual history into a collection for the public to experience at various forts and historical locations throughout the Northwest. Photo by Michael B. Watkins/ Whidbey News-Times.

March back in time: Volunteers bring history to life at Fort Casey

History came alive at Fort Casey State Park last weekend as a…

Ethan Lane, a music teacher from Marysville, plays a bugle to sound the call to assembly at Fort Casey State Park Saturday for the 9th Coast Artillery District, a living history group that focuses on bringing together pieces of actual history into a collection for the public to experience at various forts and historical locations throughout the Northwest. Photo by Michael B. Watkins/ Whidbey News-Times.
Kiteboarders tackle Crockett Lake in Coupeville Sunday, Nov. 13. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Winds of change don’t stop outdoor recreation on Whidbey

‘There’s no bad weather, just bad clothing,’ says birder Govinda Rosling, a Whidbey Audubon member

Kiteboarders tackle Crockett Lake in Coupeville Sunday, Nov. 13. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
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Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the…

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Oak Harbor students named to All-Northwest, All-State bands and choirs

Professional musicians credit experience as instrumental in choosing music career

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Kyle Jensen / The Record Bayview farmsteader Kevin Dunham meets with his pastured turkeys three weeks before slaughter day.

Sustainable Thanksgiving: Farmer raising turkeys organically on Bayview farmstead

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their…

Kyle Jensen / The Record Bayview farmsteader Kevin Dunham meets with his pastured turkeys three weeks before slaughter day.
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Oak Harbor NJROTC students place 1,500 flags on veterans’ graves

Window on Whidbey: Reader photo

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Arts & About: What’s happening in the arts on Whidbey

• “FINE ART IN THE SEASON OF LIGHT” is on exhibition at…

  • Nov 12th, 2016
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A salute to veterans

The Oak Harbor community honored its veterans Friday morning during a program…

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Dunham’s turkeys will soon be the main course for many South Whidbey Thanksgiving dinners. Photo by Kyle Jensen/Whidbey News Group

Sustainable turkeys expensive, but delicious

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their…

Dunham’s turkeys will soon be the main course for many South Whidbey Thanksgiving dinners. Photo by Kyle Jensen/Whidbey News Group
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Community honoring veterans living among them

An Oak Harbor retirement community will honor 62 veterans during its 6th annual Veteran’s Day program

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Navy Band Northwest’s popular music band Passage performs popular music and encourages audience interaction. Their repertoire includes hits by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Bruno Mars, Journey, Stevie Wonder and Brian Setzer. United States Navy photo

Navy Band presenting free holiday concert in Oak Harbor

Navy Band Northwest will present a free holiday concert for the local…

Navy Band Northwest’s popular music band Passage performs popular music and encourages audience interaction. Their repertoire includes hits by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Bruno Mars, Journey, Stevie Wonder and Brian Setzer. United States Navy photo
Kite fliers demonstrate tricks on the open field off Bayshore Drive in downtown Oak Harbor Thursday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Soaring through fall

By Megan Hansen mhansen@whidbeynewsgroup.com

Kite fliers demonstrate tricks on the open field off Bayshore Drive in downtown Oak Harbor Thursday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Community Harvest slightly behind in donations

Around the time Skip Pohtilla was about to call it a day…

Navy League gathers partners for community vets celebration

Oak Harbor Navy League will honor Veteran’s Day with annual program at Oak Harbor High School.

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First eight months marked by generosity, expressions of good will

The following is a message from Capt. Geoff Moore, commanding officer of…

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Oak Harbor family credits ‘guardian angel’ with saving baby

This week marked a milestone in Ethan Edwards’ young life. On Wednesday,…

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Windstorm scare moves Island County Museum auction to January

Although the windstorm that was forecasted to wreak havoc on Whidbey Island…

Births

WhidbeyHealth AARON DALE STOCKMAN, 7 pounds, 13 ounces was born Oct. 25.…

  • Nov 5th, 2016
Eric George, who plays Robert, is having trouble ingesting the number of relationships juggled by his friend, Bernard, played by Duvan Andres Aaron Lopez, in the comedy, “Boeing Boeing.” Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Chaotic comedy takes flight in Oak Harbor

When Duvan Andres Aaron Lopez is at work, he is a Navy…

Eric George, who plays Robert, is having trouble ingesting the number of relationships juggled by his friend, Bernard, played by Duvan Andres Aaron Lopez, in the comedy, “Boeing Boeing.” Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Whaling season of 1916 yields a catch of 268 for the year

Whaling season of 1916 yields a catch of 268 for the year

Nisa Hagan, left, shows off her jellyfish costume to judges Lance Gibbon, Oak Harbor Public School superintendent and Sandra Mulkey, director at Regency on Whidbey Monday on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Halloween fun on Pioneer Way

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Nisa Hagan, left, shows off her jellyfish costume to judges Lance Gibbon, Oak Harbor Public School superintendent and Sandra Mulkey, director at Regency on Whidbey Monday on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times
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Oak Harbor family welcomes baby girl on Oct. 20

Tony and Amy Peplinski are proud to announce the birth of there…

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Bernd Fischer poses with Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania.

Oak Harbor professor attends royal wedding

Oak Harbor’s Bernd Fischer serves as consultant to Albanian prince, attends royal wedding

Bernd Fischer poses with Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania.