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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

Coupeville High School honor roll

The following Coupeville High School student made honor roll for second semester: Asia Abernathy, Lauren Grove, Emma Mathusek, Lucy Rose Sandahl, Jared Allen, Phoebe Haddock,… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: A little patch of blue

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Oak Harbor fire hydrant gets whimsical makeover

Artist Lizbeth Cort resigned her position on the Oak Harbor Arts Commission and is moving to Santa Fe for a fresh start following the death… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: A rare silhouette

Enjoy this snapshot of Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Looking Back: Disease not ruled out in disappointing potato numbers

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n The Oak Harbor News reported that “all farmers should help the fair by reserving… Continue reading

Coupeville Middle School honor role

The following Coupeville Middle School students made honor roll for second semester: Aiden Anderson, Kaia Crebbin, Carolyn Lhamon, Audrianna Shaw, Emily Anderson Gaskill, Noelle daigneault,… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey Fraser’s ‘art of giving’ holds strong in daily life

Ask Scott Fraser about his volunteerism spirit on view in Oak Harbor year round, and he’s sure to evoke the name Keith Bartlett. A local… Continue reading