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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

Pinks are here, Bush Point remains a popular spot

Fifteen or 20 years ago, anglers were able to reel in salmon by the minute at Bush Point and other waters surrounding Whidbey Island. Although… Continue reading

N. Whidbey car show rumbles through town

While the Coupeville Arts &Crafts Festival was going on, others gathered in Oak Harbor to enjoy their own kind of art—cars. With fresh paint, wax… Continue reading

It’s Italian! Pop-up replaces pies at Greenbank Farm monthly

Couple cooks up and serves authentic cuisine

Coupeville Festival ‘feels’ good for felt, other fiber art

15,000 expected for this weekend’s annual art and music gathering

Window on Whidbey: In the scope

Check out this snapshot from Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Whidbey’s piano man inherits grand collection

He doesn’t play, but he’d like to sell, sell, sell

Window on Whidbey: Hydrangeas in bloom

Enjoy this snapshot of the region’s foliage.… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2017

Fort Casey celebrating lighthouse, volunteers Saturday

Fort Casey State Park is inviting the public to celebrate Admiralty Head Lighthouse and the volunteers who support it Saturday with a day of festivities… Continue reading