Paul Carter of the Whidbey Island Gem Club holds a chunk of petrified wood and jade in the club’s rock shop. Both can be found on Whidbey Island. The club’s annual rock and gem show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.    - Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Time

Ready to Rock

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00AM

Some of Paul Carter’s work, as well as one of his special collections of rutilated quartz, will join the creations and collections of others on display for the public to admire at the 51st annual Rock & Gem Show Feb. 13-14, at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.


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Are you Waste Wise?

Test yourself and then look for the answers in this article. Where can you recycle glass on Whidbey Island? Which of these things could be recycled for free; a printer, laptop or an E-reader? Where could you recycle oil or safely dispose of hazardous waste for free?   If you’ve taken the Waste Wise training,...

Getting Buggy: Insect expert talks about native pollinators’ decline

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 6:00AM

“If you build it they will come,” Joe Sheldon said as he opened his talk before a room full of gardening enthusiasts.

Coupeville trio off to world championships

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 6:00AM

Pennie Rees, Roberta Piercy and Cathie Harrison are part of a 50-plus women’s masters team from Washington that has qualified for the 2016 Club Crew World Championships in Adelaide in April.

Libraries announce 2016 Whidbey Reads book

  • Jan 30, 2016 at 4:00AM

The appeal to a Whidbey Island audience seemed stronger the longer a group of reading enthusiasts looked at a novel written by a nearby author. Ultimately, the committee selected “The Wind is Not a River,” penned by Brian Payton of Vancouver, B.C., as the book for this year’s all-island Whidbey Reads program.


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