Dave Anderson of Coupeville prepares to drop a crab pot into Holmes Harbor last July. The 2016 season starts Friday in waters around Whidbey.   - File photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Getting your claws on crab: Season opens Friday, and Whidbey boasts prime areas

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 5:00AM

Crab season opens Friday July 1 and runs through Sept. 5.


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Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at Oak Harbor Marina

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 5:00AM

The Oak Harbor Yacht Club Buccaneers are expecting more than 100 children for the 36th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Oak Harbor Marina Saturday.

‘SimMan’ aids nurse training

  • Jun 25, 2016 at 6:00AM

Someone who wants to remain anonymous donated $180,000 to the college toward purchasing two manikins, called SimMan 3G, which allow students to practice real-life situations they’ll face on the job in a controlled setting.

Reacquainted with an old friend: Former owner blown away by first sail on Suva since 1985

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Suva, a 91-year-old, Gatsby-era schooner, is back for its second sailing season in Penn Cove this summer. The boat was originally owned by Coupeville millionaire Frank Pratt Jr., who commissioned naval architect Ted Geary to build it out of Burmese teakwood.

No better place for learning: Hillcrest school garden the hub of this year’s Garden Tour

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 6:00AM

The showcase nature of Hillcrest’s school garden led the Oak Harbor Garden Club to feature it as the hub of this month’s 17th annual Garden Tour and Tea.


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