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Crab from the cove

Wylie Vracin and his sons, Damon and Nic, caught this crab Monday, Aug. 26. It is “the largest they have ever caught after years and… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Cruise News: Traverse the seas with the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

By Kat Bivoino During the summer months, each weekend, one Oak Harbor Yacht Club member sponsors a cruise somewhere in the islands for a little… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a state wide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Music Festival holding true to mission

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Once again, Labor Day weekend on Whidbey means masses of people and boatloads of bands jamming together at… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event

Sale and exhibition Aug. 24-25 at the Coupeville Rec Hall

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

Three music festivals set for South Whidbey this weekend

South Whidbey will be center stage for three music festivals next weekend — Whidbey Island Music Festival, Freeland’s Bluesberry Festival and Whidbey Island Guitar Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

Whidbey’s Janie Cribbs keeps on belting out the blues

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Rait. These are just a few of the famous performers that Janie Cribbs… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Whidbey Island’s lost fishing resorts focus of bus tour

By Wendy Leigh Any South Whidbey native over the age of 60 is sure to have a tall tale about the lively fishing resorts dotting… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is this weekend

It’s going to be a big weekend for the art community and art-appreciative at the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts festival. This year’s festival will… Continue reading

Coupeville native bringing movie to life in birthplace

As film screenwriter and director Ben Medina set out to bring his dream of making a movie to life, he knew he’d return to where… Continue reading

Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Whidbey Island’s thorny berry bushes are ripe with possibilities. The sweet fruit can be made into cobbler, jam or turned into a special batch of… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s August art events

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Art Gallery CALL FOR ARTISTS, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 3-5, Coupeville Recreation Hall. The festival is taking juried art gallery… Continue reading

Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours

If you and a group of people want to get somewhere on the island, Nicholas Konopik says it’s time to get kraken. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Pianist brings his classical music, jazz to Whidbey

Whidbey’s arts community has a new resident, and he has been busy making friends with his unusual blend of improvisational jazz and classical piano. Rich… Continue reading

Living the dream: Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home

It was Alli Gann’s childhood goal to move to Whidbey Island. But about a month after her family actually did so, it started to seem… Continue reading

A triple treat: Bicycle riders get sunshine, natural beauty and pie

Chloe Perkins liked just about everything about participating in Sunday’s Sea, Trees & Pie Bike Ride. Surrounded by family and friends, she completed the five-mile… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019