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Musselfest madness

Town of Coupeville celebrates the blue and briny mollusk

Playhouse presenting ‘She Loves Me’ in April

Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor will present “She Loves Me” April 5-28. The show is based on the book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Oak Harbor pianist has the keys to success

Alex Amick isn’t content to stay in his comfort zone. The Oak Harbor High School senior spent much of his life pushing himself, personally and… Continue reading

Friday’s Astronomical Society ‘star party’ a chance to view Jupiter

Fate is “written in the stars,” lovers are “starry-eyed” and people sometimes thank their “lucky stars.” The twinkling lights in the night sky have captivated… Continue reading

Plan for a wheel good time

Bicycle rides Musselfest weekend are fundraisers for Whidbey Island Bicycle Club

(Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)
                                Rebekah Reisen, 6 months old, plays with other children at Baby Storytime. “I like that it’s not just reading, I like that she can interact with other little babies. She just loves it,” said Rebekah’s mother, Elizabeth Reisen, of Oak Harbor. (Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)

Librarians: Story times offer young minds social, physical benefits

Each week, babies “wiggle and giggle” their way though a morning story time at the Oak Harbor Library as part of Sno-Isle Library’s Ready Readers:… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)
                                Rebekah Reisen, 6 months old, plays with other children at Baby Storytime. “I like that it’s not just reading, I like that she can interact with other little babies. She just loves it,” said Rebekah’s mother, Elizabeth Reisen, of Oak Harbor. (Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)

Orca expert’s love for the whales goes back decades

Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network, is slated to give a free talk Feb. 23 in Everett.

Writer includes Whidbey trails in his latest book

Feeling cooped up after a week of snow but don’t know where to stretch your legs? Forget a long drive to some scenic but hard-to… Continue reading

Educating through art, naturally

Health challenges don’t damper couple’s passion to inspire others

Whidbey winter blast scrapbook

A look at Whidbey Island’s winter blast.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Land trust launches its 6th annual photo contest

By Ron Newberry Special to the Whidbey News-Times There is natural beauty around nearly every corner on Whidbey and Camano islands. Breathtaking mountain and water… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

A second chance at love is found in a taproom

For some people, Valentine’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. They are the Ebenezer Scrooges of Feb 14. They might be middle-aged and… Continue reading

Annie Jr. allowing students to shine

Note: Due to the recent snowy weather, the Coupeville Elementary Drama Club will be moving the performance of Annie Jr. to Friday, Feb. 15 at… Continue reading

In touch with giants

Orca Network offers hands-on encounters with gray whales

Classic play takes on timeless societal issues

Whidbey Playhouse spotlights domestic violence, mental illness in ‘Streetcar’

Annual Chocolate Walk makes for a sweet visit to historic Coupeville

It’s time to get cozy with a hot cup of cocoa, bundle up against the brisk winter weather and spend a few hours on a… Continue reading

Building a North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

Home-repair nonprofit extends its helping hand

Big Red Event for Ryan’s House

Homeless youth organization celebrating 10th anniversary

Doug Martin loves numbers and budgeting.

Island County’s numbers guy: ‘I enjoy budget … it’s my forte’

Island County commissioners want the public to see the annual budget as more than a list of numbers. Tasked with making this shift and creating… Continue reading

Doug Martin loves numbers and budgeting.

Efforts to bring orca Tokitae home chronicled in new book

They’re known as “orca dorks,” and Sandra Pollard is proud to say she’s one of them. Bound by an inexplicable love for the black-and-white creatures… Continue reading