Life

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Enjoying summer and reveling in Whidbey’s zeitgeist

As this gorgeous, very busy, sun-filled, hot, dry summer on the Rock…

Free ‘Star Party’ is Friday night

Island County Astronomical Society is hosting its free Star Party Friday night…

Preparing to fly high for Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Annual Camp Casey event features games and contests

Island Unseen: Bad news, free shoes and spectacular views

Standing alone in our tiny, two-room, bathroomless cabin in Winthrop on race…

‘Beehive’ reflects on turbulent 1960s with songs, ’dos

Six female singers, ages 16-48, portray a decade of girl groups

Horsing around in Coupeville

Trail rides and therapy part of equesterian enterprises

Wine event to benefit United Way

The Instant Wine Cellar party to benefit United Way of Island County…

Paddleboarding: a stand-up way to see Whidbey’s waters

Whidbey Island resident Jake Stewart used to drop and collect his crab…

Fort Casey seeking volunteers for Haunted Fort

Fort Casey State Park will once again host a haunted fort this…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Registration open for Harvest Relays

Gifts from the Heart Food Bank and the Coupeville Farmers Market are…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Whidbey Island student make dean’s lists

Many Whidbey Island students were named to the University of Washington dean’s…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Ragnar Trail Rainier: It ain’t for babies

“It’s Ragnar Trail for babies,” I told my teammates a month from…

Island Unseen: A fish called Wanda

My feet hit the slick, rocky bottom of Whistle Lake’s shore. I…

After Oak Harbor festival, it’s off to Ireland for Whidbey’s Hot Club of Troy

Greenbank bassist returns to her roots to play gypsy jazz

Fort Casey offering day of family fun

Fort Casey State Park is offering a day of family fun Friday,…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Islanders marry after Moscow meeting

SHANNON ELIZABETH MCAFEE, a 2005 South Whidbey High School graduate, and TIMOTHY…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Wag ‘n’ Walk helps develop doggy skills

For Koda, a rat terrier/chihuahua mix, Sunday’s WAIF Wag ’n’ Walk festival…

Visitors flock to 53rd arts and crafts festival

Once again, thousands of visitors and hundreds of vendors filled the streets…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Filmmakers scouting locations on ‘magical’ Whidbey

When he was scouting locations for his new project, “Laketown,” Whidbey Island…

Oak Harbor tubist makes all-nation band

Oak Harbor High School senior Jordan George made this year’s All-Nation Honor…

Window on Whidbey: Deception’s currents

Check out this snapshot of Deception Pass.

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Garage of Blessings helps kids get ready to go ‘back to school’

Garage of Blessings in Oak Harbor will be hosting a series of…

Naval engineers ‘plant’ greenhouse

Naval engineers turned out Monday to help build a greenhouse for Crescent…

Dock crabbing at Cornet Bay is about to become one-third less fun

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net…

Pinks are here, Bush Point remains a popular spot

Fifteen or 20 years ago, anglers were able to reel in salmon…

N. Whidbey car show rumbles through town

While the Coupeville Arts &Crafts Festival was going on, others gathered in…

It’s Italian! Pop-up replaces pies at Greenbank Farm monthly

Couple cooks up and serves authentic cuisine

Coupeville Festival ‘feels’ good for felt, other fiber art

15,000 expected for this weekend’s annual art and music gathering

Window on Whidbey: In the scope

Check out this snapshot from Whidbey Island.

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Whidbey’s piano man inherits grand collection

He doesn’t play, but he’d like to sell, sell, sell

Window on Whidbey: Hydrangeas in bloom

Enjoy this snapshot of the region’s foliage.

  • Aug 5th, 2017

Fort Casey celebrating lighthouse, volunteers Saturday

Fort Casey State Park is inviting the public to celebrate Admiralty Head…

Coupeville High School honor roll

The following Coupeville High School student made honor roll for second semester:…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Window on Whidbey: A little patch of blue

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Oak Harbor fire hydrant gets whimsical makeover

Artist Lizbeth Cort resigned her position on the Oak Harbor Arts Commission…

Window on Whidbey: A rare silhouette

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Looking Back: Disease not ruled out in disappointing potato numbers

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n The…

Coupeville Middle School honor role

The following Coupeville Middle School students made honor roll for second semester:…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Best of Whidbey Fraser’s ‘art of giving’ holds strong in daily life

Ask Scott Fraser about his volunteerism spirit on view in Oak Harbor…