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Easter events on Whidbey

Wednesday, April 17 • Office of Tenebrae, 7 p.m., April 17, St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley. The choir of St. Hubert Catholic Church will present… Continue reading

ROCKIN’ A HARD PLACE: SPIN Café will finally get its spin | Corrected

O ak Harbor’s SPIN Café is about to get the spin cycle it was always supposed to have. And wash and rinse. And also a… Continue reading

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                                <em>Yu Williams, left, and Polly Schweer pose on the mounds of plastic that they bundle to get ready for hauling from Freeland’s Island Recycling. “They are the miracle workers of this place,” says owner Jill Campbell. </em>

Recycling cumbersome, but as necessary as ever

Confused about plastic, glass, paper? Ask questions at transfer stations

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group<em></em>
                                <em>Yu Williams, left, and Polly Schweer pose on the mounds of plastic that they bundle to get ready for hauling from Freeland’s Island Recycling. “They are the miracle workers of this place,” says owner Jill Campbell. </em>

The ocean under a microscope: Carla Stehr merges art and science

From Carla Stehr’s viewpoint, the ocean is very small. Tiny. Microscopic, in fact. It’s also a wondrous, liquid world teeming with all sizes of life… Continue reading

Farmers markets open for season

Vendors and visitors braved wind and rain Saturday as Coupeville launched the 2019 farmers market season. Tents were in a different location on the Community… Continue reading

Family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading

Whidbey Has Talent show allows students to shine

Whidbey Has Talent and isn’t afraid to show it. For a third year, Oak Harbor’s Whidbey Playhouse organized the talent competition that features students from… Continue reading

Foibles and fun of love shine in Whidbey Playhouse ‘She Loves Me’

All the high notes of romance hit by talented cast

Hazel Williams

Whidbey woman celebrates 103rd birthday

It was no April fools joke. Hazel Williams turned 103 years old on April 1 this year. “She can’t believe how old she is,” Williams’… Continue reading

Hazel Williams

Museum offers free tickets to Health Homes clients

Stephanie Ashcroft’s clients sometimes have a hard time getting out and doing something fun. They face mobility, transportation or financial hurdles — oftentimes all simultaneously.… Continue reading

Volunteers get jump on improving trails

By Ron Newberry for the Whidbey News-Times It may be a year before Robert and Sue Payton are able to walk the new trail they… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Whidbey filmmaker picked for ‘Wild and Wise Women’

Personalizes mental illness, demons of war

Trees are dying but don’t panic, experts say

The trees are dying but please don’t panic. That’s the message WSU Extension Forester Kevin Zobrist is working to spread to concerned Whidbey Island residents.… Continue reading

Boeing’s bygone days of marvel invoked through music

Langley concert features two orchestras and one really big piano

Spring into action

The snow has melted, the sun is out and noses are sniffling as they inhale the newly spawned allergens floating in the air. March 20… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019
Rich Murphy uses an old barn as a warehouse for a line of backpacks called Aarn that are designed in New Zealand and sold worldwide. Murphy and his wife, Genie, are the new North American distributers for the backpacks that emphasis balance and reducing strain while hiking. (Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)
                                Rich Murphy shows tandem packs that can attach to backpacks and be worn in front to help with balance. (Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)
                                The backpacking equipment company called Aarn began when New Zealander founders Aarn Tate and Devi Benson began designing outdoor products to be more “body-comfortable.” The material is extremely tough but light and durable. The store’s balance bags run around $70 to $150 and the full backpacks $200 to $400.

Couple brings New Zealand packs to Whidbey Island

Distributors leap from buying outdoor gear to selling it

Rich Murphy uses an old barn as a warehouse for a line of backpacks called Aarn that are designed in New Zealand and sold worldwide. Murphy and his wife, Genie, are the new North American distributers for the backpacks that emphasis balance and reducing strain while hiking. (Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)
                                Rich Murphy shows tandem packs that can attach to backpacks and be worn in front to help with balance. (Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)
                                The backpacking equipment company called Aarn began when New Zealander founders Aarn Tate and Devi Benson began designing outdoor products to be more “body-comfortable.” The material is extremely tough but light and durable. The store’s balance bags run around $70 to $150 and the full backpacks $200 to $400.

Enchanted ecosystem

Wind-damaged tree offers Crescent Harbor Elementary School students an environmental lesson

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

A bicycle for Michaela

Oak Harbor High School robotics team puts skills to work for little girl

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey to revel in all things Irish this weekend

Shamrocks, shenanigans, corned beef, colcannon and more

New service aims to deliver convenience

Crystal Aguilar is here to serve Whidbey — literally. She and her team of Whidbey Waiter drivers will show up at any home or office… Continue reading