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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

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