In years to come, who knows what might become of the wooden shoes that were once a signature of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening. To move the inventory, Kathy Reed is open to suggestions.
Nobody ever said restoring an Oak Harbor tradition as big as the Dutch Dinner would be easy. For Nathan Yoast, the effort actually brought him to tears. Yoast couldn’t take it anymore Wednesday as he set down his knife and rinsed his eyes after chopping dozens of onions in the culinary arts class at Oak Harbor High School.
Holland Happening will celebrate its 45th year April 25-27 in downtown Oak Harbor. The event, a celebration of Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage and King’s Day, a national holiday in the Netherlands, will start out lightly April 25 with the opening of the carnival and return of the Dutch dinner.
Freeland resident Harold Robinett recently joined a select group of people in this world. This month, he became a centenarian. Born in Oregon in 1914, Robinett has led a full life, from joining the Navy to finding love twice, all while making unforgettable treats along the way.
As seniors age gracefully, many are also learning to move gracefully. Fortunately for seniors living on Whidbey Island, there are plenty of options when it comes to dancing. And none of them require previous training or experience. “I had two left feet,” said Vivian Camus. “I didn’t have any rhythm.”
Proceeds benefit children, adults in need of vision or hearing care
Soroptomist Of Oak Harbor Upscale-Resale Boutique is holding a Women's Work Mothers Day Sale.
Award recognizes outstanding, sustained volunteer service to sailors, Marines and their families
Thursday, April 17 Maundy Thursday service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 Oak Harbor St., Oak Harbor. Worship service and communion.
Mike Smith recently moved from San Diego, Calif. to Oak Harbor, bringing with him his passion for drag racing.
In observance of Arbor day last Wednesday, at least one tree was planted in Oak Harbor. Olympic View Elementary School planted a new, ornamental cherry tree on campus, thanks in part to the efforts of three kindergarten classes. Earlier in the school year, the classes were taught a tree-themed education unit, studying local coniferous and deciduous trees.
It’s usually wise to be prepared for just about anything when April Fool’s Day comes around. Rick Castellano admitted he had his guard down when Jackie Feusier approached the front desk of the Island County Historical Museum Tuesday, April 1, as he was waiting for another wave of visiting school children to arrive for a tour. “She said, ‘It’s my birthday tomorrow and I’d like to sponsor admission for a month as a birthday present to myself,’” said Castellano, the museum’s director. “I said, ‘OK. ... Happy birthday!’”
The Association of Naval Aviation Whidbey Island Squadron 40, will meet for a no-host lunch at the NAS Whidbey Island O'Club Tuesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A touch of magic isn’t just in Brittany Geragotelis’ books anymore. Since the publication of her first book, “Life’s a Witch,” the Oak Harbor native has been enjoying the magical feeling of success.