Oak Harbor adopts sister city in Philippines

Lorena Albert, president of Oak Harbor
  • Today at 2:00AM updated at 4:43AM

The difference between life in Oak Harbor and life back home in the Philippines is so profound that it’s difficult for Lorena Albert to describe. Albert grew up in Cabpangi, a small village within the rural farming town of Libungan in the Cotabato province, and didn’t come to the United States until she was 18. She’s lived in Oak Harbor on and off over the years and settled down in the city for good 16 years ago.


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Mountain brings back memories of father’s gift | Faithful Living

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:33PM

I spent all day Thursday in Seattle, visiting my daughter who teaches third grade at Queen Anne Elementary. Mount Rainier stood watch over the city with stunning strength and beauty, owning the landscape.

Distance runner with positive message to speak at Whidbey Island Marathon Expo

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 11, 2013 at 1:15PM

Dane Rauschenberg’s biggest rush used to be imagining himself as a counter-terrorism officer for the CIA. It’s a dream he chased most of his life and kept in his sights as he embarked on a new pursuit as a long-distance runner.

Marathon registration reaches new high

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

The popularity of the Whidbey Island Marathon and affiliate races is climbing to new heights this year. More than 3,100 people have registered for marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K races, which is up from 1,749 last year.

Big screen extra stars in Whidbey Playhouse's '1776'

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Fernando Duran started living a dream in 2013. And he hopes it’s only the start of bigger things to come. Duran, a 31-year-old actor from Oak Harbor, got small parts in four feature films shot in the Puget Sound area last year.

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