Clinton resident Melissa Ross scans the trees for any sign of the owl that attacked her on Aug. 11 near the entrance of Saratoga Woods. Since the attack she only ventures into the woods with a stick for protection. - Photo by Evan Thompson/Whidbey News-Times

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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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...

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Star Light, Star Bright, Can You See the Stars Tonight?

Goodness! Gracious! Great balls of fire! The Persied Meteor Shower last week inspired me, and a lot of other people, to step outside in the middle of the night and look up.  One friend reported going outside at 4 am, laying down in the driveway and watching the fireworks.  Another said she counted 52 shooting...

Show stopper: Unusual pickup wins ‘Best of Show’ at North Whidbey Lions 31st Car Show

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 6:00AM

When Andy Ochoa learned that his restored 1952 Chevrolet COE pickup was going to be immortalized with a miniature diecast model by a major California toy car manufacturer last year, he knew his truck had arrived.

Whidbey Island runner competing in 199-mile relay for World Vision

  • Aug 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

Arne Bergstrom has been running to let off steam since 1980, but later this month there is a noble cause that’ll keep his legs chugging …and chugging … and chugging.


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