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Horsing around in Coupeville

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Wine event to benefit United Way

The Instant Wine Cellar party to benefit United Way of Island County is planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Elk’s Lodge… Continue reading

Paddleboarding: a stand-up way to see Whidbey’s waters

Whidbey Island resident Jake Stewart used to drop and collect his crab pots from a boat. Looking for a way to collect his pots with… Continue reading

Fort Casey seeking volunteers for Haunted Fort

Fort Casey State Park will once again host a haunted fort this October, but the staff needs the community’s help. The haunting will happen Oct.… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Registration open for Harvest Relays

Gifts from the Heart Food Bank and the Coupeville Farmers Market are seeking teams for the 10th Annual Food Bank Harvest Relays next month. The… Continue reading

Whidbey Island student make dean’s lists

Many Whidbey Island students were named to the University of Washington dean’s list for spring quarter 2017. Those students are Coupeville residents LONDON JAMES COOK,… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Ragnar Trail Rainier: It ain’t for babies

“It’s Ragnar Trail for babies,” I told my teammates a month from the start of the race. I’d seen the trail map screen and neglected… Continue reading

Island Unseen: A fish called Wanda

My feet hit the slick, rocky bottom of Whistle Lake’s shore. I stood. And tried not to cry. I’d just completed a quarter mile out… Continue reading

After Oak Harbor festival, it’s off to Ireland for Whidbey’s Hot Club of Troy

Greenbank bassist returns to her roots to play gypsy jazz

Fort Casey offering day of family fun

Fort Casey State Park is offering a day of family fun Friday, Aug. 25. Families will have the opportunity to touch a real gray whale… Continue reading

Islanders marry after Moscow meeting

SHANNON ELIZABETH MCAFEE, a 2005 South Whidbey High School graduate, and TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON, a 2003 Oak Harbor High School graduate, wed on June 17… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2017

Wag ‘n’ Walk helps develop doggy skills

For Koda, a rat terrier/chihuahua mix, Sunday’s WAIF Wag ’n’ Walk festival at Greenbank Farm was more about coming out of his shell than getting… Continue reading

Visitors flock to 53rd arts and crafts festival

Once again, thousands of visitors and hundreds of vendors filled the streets of Coupeville for the 53rd annual Coupeville Arts &Crafts Festival on Saturday and… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2017

Filmmakers scouting locations on ‘magical’ Whidbey

When he was scouting locations for his new project, “Laketown,” Whidbey Island quickly became the logical choice, said Seattle filmmaker Tyler Hill. A small town… Continue reading

Oak Harbor tubist makes all-nation band

Oak Harbor High School senior Jordan George made this year’s All-Nation Honor Band as a tubist. But despite the success, he doesn’t believe that practice… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: Deception’s currents

Check out this snapshot of Deception Pass.… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Garage of Blessings helps kids get ready to go ‘back to school’

Garage of Blessings in Oak Harbor will be hosting a series of events to get students ready for school. Between 12-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28… Continue reading

Naval engineers ‘plant’ greenhouse

Naval engineers turned out Monday to help build a greenhouse for Crescent Harbor Elementary School’s garden. The greenhouse’s design is called a “hoop house” because… Continue reading

Dock crabbing at Cornet Bay is about to become one-third less fun

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever,” said Jacque Cousteau. Spellbound seagoers who patronize Cornet Bay have… Continue reading