Life

It’s the season for fire safety

Each year, many lives are lost due to house fires that could…

Whidbey elk picks wrong tarp to tangle with

Bruiser, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. Whidbey Island’s lone…

WAIF’s ‘independent’ longtime resident needs home for the holidays

Resting snugly on a sun-lit bench, Ivan was drifting slowly into cat…

Dakota the Clydesdale spreads joy during holidays

The sight of three Christmas wreaths hung on the horse stable of…

Looking Back: High school students should prepare for possiblity of war

100 years ago, in 1916 (From the Oak Harbor News) n The…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Coupeville sophomore named Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of Year

Sometimes, strength can come from unexpected sources. Crystal Aguilar, the unit director…

Whidbey bird lovers go to extremes during winter

On a sloping piece of wooded property at the end of Towhee…

Resident Australians adapt to American way of life

For now, Whidbey is home for members of the Royal Australian Air…

Holiday House still in need of donations

Volunteers were hard at work this week decorating and organizing Santa’s bounty…

Oak Harbor students artistic talents displayed

Local students showed off their creative talents during an opening reception Thursday…

Art & About: Artsy happenings around Whidbey

n WHIDBEY PLAYHOUSE presents “Christmas at the Playhouse” at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays…

  • Dec 16th, 2016

Family celebrates five generations

Tenley Gidlofl, 4-months-old, sits on the lap of her mother Rachel Zylstra…

  • Dec 16th, 2016

Looking Back: Haugen promises bill to form an Oak Harbor port district

100 years ago, in 1916: From the Oak Harbor News n Pardon…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Festival association awards $31K in community grants

The Coupeville Festival Association awarded more than $31,000 in community grants last…

Z Nation’s Fort Casey episode to air Friday night

He might cover his eyes on occasion, but Jon Crimmins is planning…

Challenging imagination with a simple toy

To some, Rufus Rose’s handmade branch spinners may just seem like a…

Looking Back: Home quarantined following ‘infantile paralysis’ diagnosis

100 years ago (From the 1916 Oak Harbor News)The home of Coupeville…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Holiday spirit lights up downtown Oak Harbor

The crane that towers over Oak Harbor is no longer the city’s…

Window on Whidbey: Finding light on stormy day

A Whidbey kind of day

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Coupeville’s resident Santa has a magical effect on people

Fire commissioner has spent three decades bringing joy to a community

Babies born Nov. 16-23 at WhidbeyHealth

Whidbey Health Medical Center GAVIN ANTHONY FASOLO, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, was…

  • Dec 5th, 2016

‘Tis the season for selling art for Whidbey artists

Whidbey artists use innovative ways to attract business this time of year

Island County tourism office looks to streamline film permit process

Sherrye Wyatt estimates that at least a dozen major film productions have…

Art & About: What’s happening in the arts

WHIDBEY PLAYHOUSE is hosting the holiday musical revue, “Christmas at the Playhouse,”…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Notable: Accounting major offering tutor services

TAYLOR NIENHUIS, daughter of Phil and Kathy Nienhuis, of Oak Harbor, is…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Playhouse offers holiday escape from hustle, bustle

Holiday revue features carols, skits, magic and more at Whidbey Playhouse

Christmas crane lights over Oak Harbor

There’s Christmas in the air

  • Nov 28th, 2016

Window on Whidbey: Eagle invites itself for dinner

Hoping to get in on the feast

  • Nov 28th, 2016

North Whidbey Community Harvest a treat for volunteers, too

Carving turkeys is something Lionel Peoples is accustomed to doing every year…

Oak Harbor schools’ fill the bus campaign a big success

More than 19,000 much-needed food items collected by students of Oak Harbor…

Oak Harbor Festival of Trees event coming

Ticket sales have gone so well for Big Brothers Big Sisters of…

Bikers bring bounty to those in need

Local club rides with the purpose of giving back to the community

Coupeville brothers divided on Apple Cup

Coupeville siblings have mixed allegiances when it comes to Huskies, Cougars

Central Whidbey fire commissioners recognized for length of service

Cheryl Engle remembers how puzzled she felt when Paul Messner asked her…

Sustainable Thanksgiving: Farmer raising turkeys organically on Bayview farmstead

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their…

March back in time: Volunteers bring history to life at Fort Casey

History came alive at Fort Casey State Park last weekend as a…

March back in time: Volunteers bring history to life at Fort Casey

History came alive at Fort Casey State Park this weekend as a…

Community readying for Thanksgiving potluck

The 18th annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner is scheduled for 12-2 p.m.…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Sustainable turkeys expensive, but delicious

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their…

Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the…