Life

All kids on deck: New park makes a splash

Children play in the cool water of the new splash park, Shipwreck Shores, at Windjammer Park on a sunny Monday afternoon, July 8. The new… Continue reading

Patriotism on parade in Oak Harbor

American spirit was on proud display at Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July parade Thursday. The old-fashioned parade proceeded down Pioneer Way, stretching across downtown Oak… Continue reading

Sweet treats to beat the heat

Fruity recipes from Bell’s Farm, Lavender Wind and Mutiny Bay Distillery

  • Jul 2, 2019

New Leaf employee helps keep base looking good

‘The guy we can count on’

Radio Club holds annual Field Day

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Island County Amateur Radio Club President Bob Stephens participated in Field Day, an emergency communications exercise for amateur… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Navy open house draws fans of all ages to Ault Field

Although the Navy’s presence is always visible around Oak Harbor, both on the ground and in the sky, few residents have the chance to get… Continue reading

Dollhouse for donation: Tiny house a mini masterpiece

Upon close inspection, it resembles a house like any other. A grand house too — a three-story dream house with a sprawling spiral staircase, eight… Continue reading

Little chiefs

All the students at Broad View Elementary School braved the rain Thursday to welcome retiring kindergarten teacher Brenda Williams to her last day of school.… Continue reading

The best bargains around: Lions Club annual sale next weekend

Coupeville Lions Club celebrates 40 years of thrifty treasures

Oak Harbor Garden Tour to showcase a Whidbey Island couple’s ‘retirement garden’

Laura Medbury kills house plants. Looking at her lush and expansive North Whidbey garden, no one would ever guess this, however. Medbury’s garden is featured… Continue reading

The great Oak Harbor High School paper caper

Oak Harbor High School seniors discarded their old assignments in the traditional Paper Toss Wednesday. Juniors were responsible for picking up and recycling the paper… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2019

Top 10 Wildcat grads prepare for rest of their lives

Today marks a significant milestone for Oak Harbor High School students who have completed their K-12 careers and a beginning of many more significant milestones… Continue reading

Coupeville’s 2019 graduates receive diplomas, look ahead to the future

Four years. Four years of homework, friendships, classrooms lectures, competitions and the inevitable hijinks. It came to a close Friday for the 64 students who… Continue reading

June offers wide variety of art shows from woolly sheep to whales

Artists are on exhibit at OAK HARBOR LIBRARY in June, featuring paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramic art by Whidbey Allied Artists. ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents… Continue reading

Coupeville top 10 seniors reflect on high school, look to future

They’ve turned their tassels, thrown their caps and likely put their gowns in a closet where they’ll stay for the next several years. The Coupeville… Continue reading

‘Art with a Message’ packs a visual punch of youth perception

Annual exhibit on display until June 9

A hoot of religious irreverence

Delightful Dark Ages dark comedy ‘Incorruptible’ conquers Playhouse

Relay for Life

This year’s cancer research fundraiser was held 6 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday.… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Downtown building transformed into student art gallery

Oak Harbor art teachers have long been searching for another way to display student works outside of a one-night show in a school cafeteria “The… Continue reading

Flying the flag for Memorial Day

Members of a Search and Rescue crew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hang along with a flag from a helicopter as it flew above… Continue reading