Whidbey dragon boat club offers sport for those looking for fitness and challenge

Cathie Harrison, left, of Coupeville, handles the lead along with Mare Chapman during a Team Tsunami dragon boat outing from the Oak Harbor Marina Sunday.   - Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • Feb 25, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Feb 26, 2015 at 9:08AM

Considering the date on the calendar, it couldn’t have been a better day to be out on the water.


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Compost Me!

Last week I went to the memorial service for Wilma Onan who died at 82 after a long adventurous life.  When I entered the church sanctuary a violinist was playing the old Quaker hymn;  Tis a gift to be simple.  Tis a gift to be free.  Tis a gift to come down where you ought...

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Hiking the Bluff Trail at Ebey’s Landing/Robert Y. Pratt Preserve

A few weeks ago my husband and I hiked the Bluff Trail that traverses three different areas: Ebey’s Landing, the Robert Y. Pratt Preserve (Mr. Pratt “gave 147 acres of his land, including the beautiful Bluff Trail, to the Nature Conservancy, for its wildness to be preserved, enjoyed and shared with the public), and the Admiralty Inlet...

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Paint Your World in Oak Harbor

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I headed to Paint Your World in Oak Harbor with my teenage daughter and her friend. The girls spent about ten minutes searching through the store’s large selection of items to choose from. Not only do they have super practical stuff that you can use every day, like cups, bowls...

Whidbey Roller Girl shines as oldest team member

  • Feb 21, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Feb 22, 2015 at 1:40PM

Age alone wasn’t about to stop Carol Larson. And when she felt her wrist snap during a skills test last year, she decided that injury wasn’t going to stop her, either.


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