Seahawks season-ticket holders Amy and Mike Abercrombie of Oak Harbor are particular about what they wear to games at CenturyLink Field and are adamant about raising the No. 12 flag in their front yard on game day. They forgot during one game last season ­— a loss to the Dallas Cowboys.   - Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Superstitious Seahawks fans will do whatever it takes to will team to win

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Oct 4, 2015 at 11:57AM

Seahawk superstitions run deep in the Abercrombie family and they’ll be on display again when the couple attends Seattle’s next game against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.


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Leavenworth Half Marathon 2015

Standing stock still at mile five, I knew I was in trouble. I’d already given up on the sub-8:00 min/mile pace I’d been training for the past few months. Now I was just trying to keep going. I inspected the neon pink headphones my sister foisted on me in the car on the way to...

Coupeville couple restoring vision, faith around world

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 5:00AM

Beyond the doors of the Whidbey Eye Center, Dr. Cichowski and his wife, Jan, an R.N., have also made over 30 trips abroad, bestowing the gift of sight upon thousands of individuals in developing countries from Myanmar to the Ivory Coast.

Mushroom expert to share his knowledge at Whidbey libraries

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00AM

Mushroom expert Daniel Winkler will speak at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Coupeville Library and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Oak Harbor Library.

Oak Harbor sailor sets world record while raising awareness for injured soldiers

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 3:00AM

McCastle was still feeling the effects of an unworldly accomplishment Monday as he arrived for his job at Ault Field as an air traffic controller. Early Sunday, McCastle had just finished completing 5,804 pullups in just under 22-1/2 hours, which beat the Guinness world record for pullups in a 24-hour period.


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