Sailboats get up and personal during Whidbey Island Race Week, which concluded Friday. The 33rd annual event drew 69 boats for big boat racing, which is seven more boats than last year. - Photo by Jan’s Marine Photography

Winds superb for Race Week: Sailboats get in racing time as weather provides lots of gusts

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

The sailing gods smiled on Whidbey Island Race Week. Friday’s gusts in Saratoga Passage capped a week of mostly excellent racing conditions, providing a strong finish to what is considered the premier sailboat racing event in the Pacific Northwest.


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Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

When our son was eleven, we agreed to get him a dog. I had in mind a quiet, loving, sweet-tempered, mid-sized creature that would race to the door to greet him, wag its tail often, walk obediently by his side, sleep at the foot of his bed and spend a little time on my lap....

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Sweet and Savory Real Good Bars

Well it’s official, I have found my new favorite slightly sweet and savory, nutty, chocolate bar by Food Should Taste Good, aka FSTG.  The new Real Good bars are – Hazelnut Sea Salt and Macadamia Chai. This is exciting news because both bars are certified Gluten-Free, NON-GMO, low salt, certified Kosher and use Fair Trade cocoa....

A heartfelt journey: Ex-Marine embarks on 160-mile run to honor McClung, other servicewomen

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

Bridget Guerrero, a 47-year-old ex-Marine from Edmonds, began a four-day run Thursday to honor the fallen U.S. servicewomen who’ve lost their lives during the global war on terror.

King salmon fishing nets really big opportunities on Whidbey

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

The early bird gets the worm, and only the earliest of anglers can get the king. A veritable fleet of small boats loaded with anxious anglers took to the waters between Coupeville and Port Townsend last week with the hope of hooking into the most regally named sport fish in Puget Sound, the king salmon.


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