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Punk band to celebrate another anniversary with Whidbey show

One of Whidbey Island’s longest-lasting punk rock bands is hoping to inspire a new generation of angsty teenagers. “The (punk) scene will build up again,… Continue reading

Langley economy anchored by Clipper Christmas ship

Weekends filled with hundreds more shoppers

LeRoy Bell back on Whidbey Jan. 19

Popular performer at festivals takes to WICA stage

Pooper Troopers cleaning up a storm

These troopers respond to one specific type of problem — and it’s brown. Shannon Useman and her husband Conrad are the island’s new self-named Pooper… Continue reading

Robots, Legos and coding help make learning fun

Coupeville Elementary is getting students ready for the future with a new STEM program, being offered for the first time this year. The idea blossomed… Continue reading

<strong>Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.</strong>
                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

Recycling help available for Christmas lights, power cords

Waste not, want not. The WSU Waste Wise of Island County wants to help people make wise “waste” choices this holiday season by getting rid… Continue reading

<strong>Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.</strong>
                                Sarah Bergquist of Waste Wise holds a pile of cords that have been recently donated at the Coupeville WSU Waste Wise location, totaling 140 pounds.

PSE transformers are transformed into works of art

Puget Sound Energy’s transformer box at South Whidbey High School has an artsy new look. As part of PSE’s ‘ARTility’ project, artwork was installed at… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

‘First Impressions’ draws out viewers’ reaction

Meredith MacLeod’s 100-day portrait project on display until Jan. 1

Merchants work together to brighten girl’s Christmas

It was a whimsical guitar that caught a little girl’s eye, and the heart-felt letter that followed touched more than one person’s heart. Dina Koehn… Continue reading

Season’s Eatings

Festive recipes to keep your holidays merry and bright

  • Dec 21, 2018

Group aims to provide affordable homes

An idea for a tiny-house development is starting with a pretty regular-sized home. A South Whidbey nonprofit organization recently purchased a residence on Camano Avenue… Continue reading

Dwight Lundstrom, principal of Oak Harbor High School for the past 15 years, will step into the assistant superintendent
                                position on July 1. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times.

Assistant superintendent chosen

Popular Oak Harbor High School principal deemed a perfect fit for open position

Dwight Lundstrom, principal of Oak Harbor High School for the past 15 years, will step into the assistant superintendent
                                position on July 1. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times.

Island’s debut film fest is set

‘Femme fatales of Film Noir.’ Sultry, saucy and possibly a sell-out

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