Life

Talent show offers students chance to perform

Before the house lights dimmed and the first talented youngster took the…

Window on Whidbey: Dachshund club holds field training

See what the The Cascade Dachshund Club is up to.

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Kids tune up for Whidbey Has Talent

Even emcees need to rehearse their lines. That experience has been much…

Window on Whidbey: Northwest can never have enough moss

Enjoy this snapshot of Merkerk Gardens.

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Local poet to represent Whidbey

Oak Harbor resident Daniel Moore will represent Whidbey Island as a featured…

Former pipefitter gives family, public a boatload of adventures

He couldn’t shake the image. Brett Ginther would go to sleep at…

Rotary honors Gaber as its Student of the Month

Madison Gaber was recognized by the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor as…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Association of University Women celebrate women in history

March was Women in History Month, and each year the Whidbey Island…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Window on Whidbey: ‘Doggie’ safeguards market treats

Enjoy this scene from the opening day of the Coupeville Farmers Market…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Top Gun 2 to be filmed at NAS Whidbey

Paramount Pictures announced this week that it will shoot most of “Top…

Whidbey Reads book is set on remote island

The storyline and setting grabbed Jane Lopez-Santillana’s attention. In her mind, the…

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Smile! That cold, dasty winter is finally behind us

I know it’s hard for us to agree on almost anything these…

Ebey’s Forever hits million-dollar milestone

Ebey’s Forever grants hit $1 million mark

Window on Whidbey: Gardens boast more than greenery

Meerkerk Gardens is a nonprofit gardens located in Greenbank that is open…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Students transform downtown wall

Guild gives restaurant’s wall a fresh, artsy look

Hawk in grocery store swoops over shoppers, scares employees

A sharp-shinned hawk made a Whidbey Island grocery store its home for…

Whidbey dancers tune their steps to live orchestra

Saratoga Orchestra and Whidbey Island Dance Theatre are aiming to create perfect…

Window on Whidbey: Deception Pass heralds the start of spring

This is a favorite place for photographers to capture the sun in…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Window on Whidbey: Independence towed to final destination

The USS Independence takes its final voyage.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Participants let nothing rain on their parade

Maybe the luckiest group at Oak Harbor’s 44th St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

Lions honor students of the quarter

Coupeville Lions Club honored Coupeville High School seniors Kaela Hollrigel and Nicholas…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Crowning Oak Harbor royalty

Baelee Whitinger was crowned Miss Oak Harbor 2017, Thursday at the third-annual…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Notable: Islanders make provost’s honor roll at Whitworth

ELLIE WILLIAM-SON, of Oak Harbor, and LYDIA PIERSON, of Langley, were named…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Third-Grade Reading Challenge teaches comprehension, teamwork

Grade-school bookworms were recently tested on their ability to digest materials. The…

Rock In a Hard Place: An elegy for much more than a barn

The Smith barn burned down this week. Pretty much all of us…

Oak Harbor church rings in 125 years

Pastor David Parker’s first trip to the belfry at Oak Harbor First…

The world through Doris Janz’s eyes

In her cozy Oak Harbor cottage, Doris Janz is sitting at her…

Rotary recognizes February student of the month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor President Greg Smith presents Whitney Hill with…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Rockin’ A Hard Place| Hello, Gorgeous! City, shining — on Hill, waterfront attached

Greetings, Oak Harbor. I am delighted that my monthly musings about life…

Babies born on Whidbey Island in late January and February

WhidbeyHealth Medical CenterTRE-VON ANTONIO DEVROE, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, was born Feb.…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

OHHS-grad, author returns to inspire kids to write

If there was one message Oak Harbor graduate and published author Sandra…

Coupeville Lions auction nets $27,000 for scholarships

Coupeville Lions Club raised an estimated $27,000 during its annual Scholarship Auction,…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Coupeville drama club tackles wacky dark comedy

Playing the character of the “evil nephew” in “Arsenic and Old Lace”…

Sculpture gallery coming to Pioneer Way during April

Sculptors and their pieces to ‘take over’ downtown Oak Harbor in April

NOTABLE:Krueger, Ulvin marry in Feb. 2 ceremony

Oak Harbor resident Karl Krueger married Karin Ulvin, of Kirkland, on Feb.…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Oak Harbor goes big on latest art piece

In the two years since the City of Oak Harbor began working…

Blackmouth success expected in Admiralty Inlet

North Puget Sound residents got a taste of spring last weekend with…

Oak Harbor man lands new title: State Parks Volunteer of the Year

The old fort is still a sight to behold, attracting visitors for…

Prove the existence of Sasquatch

Have you seen Sasquatch and want to prove that it exists? Author…

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