Life

“Alice” a Wonderland of dozens of children on stage

Whidbey Playhouse production shines with zaniness

Field School celebrating 10 years with focus on Pratts

The public has an opportunity to help preserve a bit of Central Whidbey history this summer. The Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School will celebrate its… Continue reading

Lighthouse beacon turning again after 14 years

A piece of history is back in working order at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. An 1800s rotating Fresnel lens that sat stationary for an estimated 14… Continue reading

Color, light and form pop in “Wet Paint” art show

After 40 years: ‘I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of painting.’

Island Unseen: The science of the clams

The intruder made a beeline for the shore, slowed and placed her hands in the frigid water. I watched, hoping she wouldn’t notice something I… Continue reading

Lions give fire department $10,000

When Fire Chief Mike Brown and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Kirko left the VFW in Oak Harbor last Wednesday, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue was… Continue reading

Theater workshop gets face-lift

Whidbey Playhouse’s summer theater workshop returns this year with a new focus and design. Janis Powell, business manager for the playhouse, said the workshop was… Continue reading

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Notions hatched while waiting in line for new pavement

Our Scenic Isle Way on the Rock — less poetically known as state Highway 525/20 — has become even more scenic this summer as the… Continue reading

Lavender on schedule for Blooming Season Concerts

As Sarah Richards looked over her fields Wednesday, just some of her estimated 15,000 lavender plants were starting to bloom. “We’re way behind this year,”… Continue reading

Artist encourages Ryan’s House youth to paint from the soul

It’s sometimes said that art is a medium used to express one’s inner emotions, feelings or experiences. The best art, however, isn’t created under guidelines… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Garden Club features six locations on Saturday tour

“Buster’s Pond” a forest wonderland of ferns and faun

Window on Whidbey: All a flutter with beauty

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Cadets help relocate Garage of Blessings

Friday was moving day for Garage of Blessings, and the Oak Harbor Sea Cadet Corps arrived in force to help. The cadets, members of the… Continue reading

Lions garage sale this weekend

Unpacking for the annual Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale is a bit like a treasure hunt. As Lions and volunteers open the three barns worth… Continue reading

South end in running as ‘nicest place to live’

Reader’s Digest Magazine has named South Whidbey a finalist in its Nicest Places to Live in America 2017 contest. The reason? It’s a community that… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: A splash of pink

Enjoy this snapshot from Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Island students named to UW Dean’s List

Students from the Coupeville and Oak Harbor were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2017 Quarter. To qualify for… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Oak Harbor drops regular-season finale / Babe Ruth baseball

The Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team couldn’t overcome a rugged first inning and fell 15-8 to Mount Vernon Thursday, June 22, at Clover Valley… Continue reading

Coloring Whidbey in black and white

Photographer John Olsen prefers subtle contrasts to “pretty postcards”

Jacob Ebey House in need of additional volunteers

The docent program at the Jacob Ebey House is in dire need of more volunteers. Sally Straathof, a ranger with Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve… Continue reading