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Ron Van Dyk: ‘Important historical figure of our community to be honored

Island County Historical Society aiming high at Oct. 14 fundraiser

Revving up for domestic violence awareness

Navy motorcyclists riding Friday to ‘Stop the Cycle’

Piling on the pumpkins and sprucing up the barn

Local farms get ready to greet fall’s harvest of customers

Ghosts and goblins making way to Coupeville for annual ‘Haunting’

Ghouls and goblins are making their way into dark corners throughout town in preparation for the annual Haunting of Coupeville. Festivities start Sunday, Oct. 1… Continue reading

Mussel Flats gets out of garage to rock Whidbey

A ‘boy band’ for the ages

Rotary honors September student of the month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored its first student of the month for the new school year. Jordan George’s claim to fame is in music.… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Team race to raise $12k for food bank

Relay teams raced their way to victory Saturday raising more than $12,000 for Gifts From the Heart Food Bank. This was the 10th anniversary of… Continue reading

New festival features fresh and fermented cider

Pressed apples: Both kids and adults can get juiced

Island Unseen: What’s SUP?

The second day of summer 2017 was the best one ever for a couple of stand up paddle boarders lucky enough to book a tour… Continue reading

New book explores 75 years of NAS Whidbey history

During WWII ‘it was a mill for turning out trainees’ says author William Stein

Community invited to the Loft event Saturday

From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, the Loft on Fidalgo & Dock streets will be open for the public to see new building renovations, look… Continue reading

Birds of prey featured at annual Raptor Day in Coupeville

A chance to eyeball ‘superheroes of the bird world’ Saturday

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Enjoying summer and reveling in Whidbey’s zeitgeist

As this gorgeous, very busy, sun-filled, hot, dry summer on the Rock draws to a close, I am more appreciative than ever that I am… Continue reading

Free ‘Star Party’ is Friday night

Island County Astronomical Society is hosting its free Star Party Friday night at Fort Nugent park. People of all ages will be able to look… Continue reading

Preparing to fly high for Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Annual Camp Casey event features games and contests

Island Unseen: Bad news, free shoes and spectacular views

Standing alone in our tiny, two-room, bathroomless cabin in Winthrop on race morning, I took a step, felt a twinge atop my thigh, and collapsed,… Continue reading

‘Beehive’ reflects on turbulent 1960s with songs, ’dos

Six female singers, ages 16-48, portray a decade of girl groups

Horsing around in Coupeville

Trail rides and therapy part of equesterian enterprises

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