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Penn Cove Water Festival held under sunny skies

The crowd cheered, children waved, supporters beat drums and the canoe racers paddled as fast as they could during Saturday’s 28th annual Penn Cove Water… Continue reading

Meerkerk in bloom

Garden celebrates 40 years of rhodies, providing beauty to Whidbey

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington wave to the crowd at the Holland Happening parade, now in its 50th year.

Oak Harbor’s Dutch treat

Holland Happening celebrates 50 years

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington wave to the crowd at the Holland Happening parade, now in its 50th year.

Penn Cove Water Festival next weekend

Coupeville celebration of culture, community and canoes is 28 years strong

On track for fun

Lillian Stockslager, front, Perry Milfeld, center left, Payton Milfeld, center right, and Ezra Gonzales sail by on a dragon rollercoaster Thursday afternoon at the Davis… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

WhidbeyCon draws fans of magical, monstrous

The magical, mythical, super and monstrous converged in one, free and family-friendly celebration of fandom last weekend. Oak Harbor Library this past Saturday hosted its… Continue reading

Holland Happening 50th celebration starts Thursday

Parade, carnival and food will fill the weekend

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group)

Garden Club’s 51st annual sale Saturday

Greenery, gardens and geraniums galore. The Coupeville Garden Club is holding its 51st annual plant sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group)

Grief in the middle of the ocean

Chris Jordan’s film shows the plight of man through the eyes of albatross

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