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Coupeville High School honor roll

The following Coupeville High School student made honor roll for second semester: Asia Abernathy, Lauren Grove, Emma Mathusek, Lucy Rose Sandahl, Jared Allen, Phoebe Haddock,… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: A little patch of blue

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Oak Harbor fire hydrant gets whimsical makeover

Artist Lizbeth Cort resigned her position on the Oak Harbor Arts Commission and is moving to Santa Fe for a fresh start following the death… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: A rare silhouette

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Looking Back: Disease not ruled out in disappointing potato numbers

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n The Oak Harbor News reported that “all farmers should help the fair by reserving… Continue reading

Coupeville Middle School honor role

The following Coupeville Middle School students made honor roll for second semester: Aiden Anderson, Kaia Crebbin, Carolyn Lhamon, Audrianna Shaw, Emily Anderson Gaskill, Noelle daigneault,… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey Fraser’s ‘art of giving’ holds strong in daily life

Ask Scott Fraser about his volunteerism spirit on view in Oak Harbor year round, and he’s sure to evoke the name Keith Bartlett. A local… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey: Learning Whidbey through a camera lens

When it comes to owning a photography business, success can come with simply saying “yes” to the varied photography demands of clients, no matter the… Continue reading

Auld Holland Inn whips up storm of restorations

After a recent windstorm tore one of Auld Holland Inn’s signature windmill blades from its mount, the hotel is working to restore its iconic structure.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman wins all-terrain vehicle

When Jenn Scheer went shopping at Oak Harbor’s Country Store in January, winning a John Deere ATV was nowhere in her mind. Owner of Scheer… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: Weeding out the willow-herb

Check out this snapshot of life on Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Island Shakespeare Festival returns with midsummer night plays

Dust off your Medieval costumes, Olde English dictionary and touch up on Hamlet quotes — the annual Island Shakespeare Festival is back. According to organizers,… Continue reading

“Alice” a Wonderland of dozens of children on stage

Whidbey Playhouse production shines with zaniness

Field School celebrating 10 years with focus on Pratts

The public has an opportunity to help preserve a bit of Central Whidbey history this summer. The Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School will celebrate its… Continue reading

Lighthouse beacon turning again after 14 years

A piece of history is back in working order at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. An 1800s rotating Fresnel lens that sat stationary for an estimated 14… Continue reading

Color, light and form pop in “Wet Paint” art show

After 40 years: ‘I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of painting.’

Island Unseen: The science of the clams

The intruder made a beeline for the shore, slowed and placed her hands in the frigid water. I watched, hoping she wouldn’t notice something I… Continue reading

Lions give fire department $10,000

When Fire Chief Mike Brown and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Kirko left the VFW in Oak Harbor last Wednesday, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue was… Continue reading

Theater workshop gets face-lift

Whidbey Playhouse’s summer theater workshop returns this year with a new focus and design. Janis Powell, business manager for the playhouse, said the workshop was… Continue reading

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Notions hatched while waiting in line for new pavement

Our Scenic Isle Way on the Rock — less poetically known as state Highway 525/20 — has become even more scenic this summer as the… Continue reading