Rockie Eggebrecht is a hard-working farmer, but not the kind who wears overalls, labors in the soil and grows broccoli. He wears street clothes, works indoors and plants exclusively in pea gravel.
Margaret Livermore embraces the idea of a day centered around supporting small businesses.
Skip Pohtilla continues to be amazed at how things tend to fall in place this time of year. With so many hands involved in pulling off an event the scale of the North Whidbey Community Harvest, one might expect a little panic to set in by mid November. With so many hands involved in pulling off an event the scale of the North Whidbey Community Harvest, one might expect a little panic to set in by mid November. But not so.
Island County commissioners and a committee of volunteers are playing a game of ping-pong over the distribution of lodging taxes.
In November 2012, Washington state decided to “try a new approach” to recreational marijuana with Initiative 502, decriminalizing its use for residents 21 and older. Sales began in July 2014 in much of the rest of the state and three months later on Whidbey Island. Now, 1.5 years after legalization, we examine what effects, pro and con, legalization has had on Whidbey Island. Part 1 of this series looks at the law’s overall impact. Part 2 profiles a grower/processor, and part 3 profiles a retailer. We welcome readers’ feedback.
Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for November is senior Jared Hunt.
A quasi-judicial board earlier this month firmly restated its demand for an Island County status report by Dec. 18 on some contentious environmental-protection issues.
Contractors are removing about 100 trees along Highway 20 near Coupeville to make room for a future road project, according to the state Department of Transportation.
The sleek new sign placed at the corner of Front and Main streets in Coupeville last spring was intended to pose as a classy introduction to a historically significant 19th century grand residence and bring attention to a cause.
Oak Harbor’s resident seaplane is about to look like its old self again.
There’s always something new to see during Coupeville resident Jack Tingstad’s annual model railroad open house.
In 1943, Eva Brown was working as a young teacher in a small town in Arkansas when Navy recruitment posters caught her attention.
Leland Deutscher isn’t exactly sure what’s in all 300 cans of food his mom dropped off — but he does know this: He likes helping people.
Washington authorized the medical use of marijuana on Nov. 3, 1998, creating a regulatory system that was completely separate from that for recreational marijuana. Sales figures for medical marijuana aren’t tracked or tallied because sales outlets are unregulated, said Mikhail Carpenter, a spokesperson for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
When she took the helm as senior services administrator for the City of Oak Harbor in September, Mary Anderson brought with her a vitality that seems to have permeated the Oak Harbor Senior Center.
After school on a dark, blustery afternoon earlier this month, a 9-year-old boy was hit by a car walking home from Broadview Elementary.
A Freeland father and daughter, both principal officers in an escrow company, are accused of conspiring to steal and commit Securities Act violations, according to court documents.
A North Whidbey woman is accused of neglecting three horses to the point that they were substantially underweight and one died after being tied up like a dog, according to court documents. Shannon Cuming, 45, is charged with second-degree animal cruelty in two cases and will likely be charged in a third case, according to Island County Animal Control Officer Carol Barnes.
By the end of the weekend, the City of Oak Harbor will have a new oak grove. Volunteers and city staff started planting the “Centennial Oak Grove” on the former Boyer property at the north end of town early Friday morning. A symbolic 100 Garry oak saplings and many more seedlings will be placed in the rocky earth.
A winter storm this week severely damaged homes, seriously injured a Freeland man and left thousands on the South End without power for days.