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Wildife allowing free fishing through Tuesday

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00AM

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering “free fishing” days through Tuesday while the agency’s license sales system is down.

 

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Sisters, a Trail Run Along a Road, and Some Stuff About Gravity

Gravity. It’s not something most of us spend much time thinking about, including me, until this summer, when I read Chuck Klosterman’s essay collection But What If We’re Wrong? It begins (p 3), ‘Like most people, I like to think of myself as a skeptical person. But I’m pretty much in the tank for gravity. It’s...

Primitive thinking inspires clay artist: Oak Harbor’s Jerry Pike creates new ideas from ancient artifacts

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 6:00AM

Pike is always getting strange looks from the hundreds of creatures and masks he created — inspired by artifacts and sculptures of ancient and primitive cultures, particularly Northwest Coast and pre-Columbian civilizations. He will be opening up this world to the public this weekend as part of the annual Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour.

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Ten Books Islanders Ought to Read

Exploring Deception Pass by Jack Hartt This week, Jack Hartt’s new book Exploring Deception Pass was published. A recent Whidbey News Times Article by Ron Newberry on the subject (State park manager shares tales and insight) suggests, “When one of Washington’s most breathtaking state parks is part of your everyday life for 12 years, you tend to...

A cautionary tale: Woman warns of woods’ safety after owl attack

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 6:00AM

A South Whidbey woman is now looking up in the trees rather than down at the trail after a frightening encounter with an aggressive owl in Saratoga Woods.

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