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Oak Harbor teacher, coach expands screen printing business

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 10:20AM

After spending six years in his garage, Eric Peterson’s business has a store front. “It’s grown enough to be able to purchase this space,” said Peterson, Ashley’s Design owner. “It’s still blowing me away.” Peterson started the shirt screen-printing company, Ashley’s Design, because of his experience trying to order custom printed T-shirts. He’s the Oak Harbor High School cross country head coach and the girls’ track team head coach. When the teams ordered shirts, sometimes they would not receive them for six to eight weeks.

Wildcats drop season opener | Wrestling

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 8:13AM

Arlington won the final four matches to come from behind and defeat the visiting Oak Harbor High School wrestling team 45-29 Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Improved play not enough for Oak Harbor | Boys basketball

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team played its best game of the young season Tuesday, Dec. 10, but the Wildcats couldn't hold the lead and fell to visiting Snohomish 63-54.

Citizens have a right to know what’s going on in their community | Publisher's Column

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Sheriff’s and police blotters can be an entertaining part of the newspaper. However, they also serve a number of important purposes, among them informing residents about what’s happening in their back yards … perhaps even their front yards. I thought about this the other night.

Christmas variety: Director aims to bring out the true meaning of Christmas in off-season musical revue at Whidbey Playhouse

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Dec 13, 2013 at 2:48PM

During rehearsals for a musical revue at Whidbey Playhouse, Karina Mitchell heard a voice that made her eyes light up. Known for her own booming voice that grabs an audience’s attention, Mitchell was taken back when she first heard Lisa Berritella sing. “She owns a big operatic voice,” Mitchell said. “I thought, ‘Where did she come from?’ It’s always nice to discover new talent here. “Lisa’s good.”

Island County Commissioners to review noise disclosures

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 9:57AM

Questions about the county’s two different noise disclosures are compelling the Island County commissioners to review the issue next week. Disclosing the scope of jet noise that a homebuyer might experience has become a frequent topic in the wake of a federal lawsuit filed by a Central Whidbey-based citizens group in July. The Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, are upset over the noise generated by EA-18G Growler during landing practices at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Cedarcrest uses big 2nd quarter to run by Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 11:45AM

After flying high in the first quarter, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team came crashing down in the second period in a 66-26 loss to visiting Cedarcrest Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Wildcats take 2 in opener | Swimming

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 11:14AM

The 2013-14 swim season shot off to a good start for Oak Harbor High School as the Wildcats won the season-opening double-dual meet Wednesday, Dec. 11, at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

Aquajets tune up for PNS Championships | NWAC

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 12:09PM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club members performed well in recent meets as they prepare for the Pacific Northwest Swim Championships.

Tungate receives USA Swimming honors | NWAC

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 7:49AM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club swimmer Olivia Tungate was awarded two top-10 certificates by USA Swimming for her performances at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships in Federal Way July 25-28.

Stanwood fights off Oak Harbor | Boys basketball

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 8:09AM

The Stanwood High School boys basketball team, ranked 10th in the state 3A poll, pulled away from pesky Oak Harbor in the second half for a 72-47 win Thursday, Dec. 12, in Stanwood.

Stretching the household budget using coupons

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:17AM

Adults gathered around long tables with coupon books — clipping, passing and chatting away as rugrats played with Duplos and other toys in the center of the tables. “We have C-O-O-K-I-E-S for the kids,” Amy Hannold spelled out for the parents, so she wouldn’t cause a sugar riot amongst the children. For the past three years, this has been Hannold’s favorite part of the week. She is the North Whidbey Coupon Club coordinator, and every Friday morning devoted couponers congregate to clip and confer about their week.

Oak Harbor man charged for soliciting 13-year-old on Craigslist

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:17AM

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after being caught in an Anacortes Police Department’s undercover operation to catch sexual predators on Craigslist, court document indicate. Jovanny A. Natareno, 24, of Oak Harbor, was charged in Skagit County Superior Court on Nov. 27 with communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Anacortes police’s operation targeted people who seek children for sexual encounters through the “casual encounters” category on the website Craigslist.

Oak Harbor to continue considering pot regulations in January

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 3:26PM

It’s three months into a six-month moratorium and Oak Harbor planners are making progress crafting rules for marijuana-related businesses. It’s unclear, however, if the regulations will ever be used. So far, nobody has applied for a marijuana-related license for a business inside the city of Oak Harbor, though there’s been more than a dozen applicants for elsewhere in Island County.

Anti-noise group actions risk chasing away the Navy | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, So, I see from the latest on the Field Carrier Landing Practices at Outlying Field that the United States Navy is making concessions and taking it to the base or El Centro … El Centro?

Appalled by paper’s failure to observe historical event | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, As a 30-year retired Navy man living in this community, I can’t find words to express my dismay, disappointment and disgust at the total lack of any respect and observance by this paper of the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Businesses on island depend on the Navy | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, All you have to do is watch what is happening with the Boeing Company to understand what will happen to Coupeville and Oak Harbor. The workers voted down their contract and Boeing is looking elsewhere to build its 777.

Perhaps U.S. Navy should add second row of barriers | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, Frankly, I think that the security enhancing barrier recently installed at Outlying Field Coupeville needs a second row to prevent unicycle-riding audio-terrorists from penetrating its first line defenses.

COER ‘whiners’ need to revisit closing papers | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, I, for one, am tired of the continual diatribe that is printed about the COERS group; no one cares. They will never take responsibility for the fact that they didn’t bother to read all of their closing papers.

Navy doesn’t need permission from COER | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, It absolutely amazes me that the group that has filed a lawsuit is upset because the Navy is protecting its Outlying Field from harassment and possibly more lawsuits by installing a security barrier preventing vehicles from driving on the airstrip and, in general, warning the public that the OLF is federal property and to keep out.

Sedro-Woolley man should keep opinions to self | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, I served in the Korean War in the First Marine Air Wing and am aware of aircraft noise, although prop aircraft are not as noisy as jets. The jets flying over my house in the Outlying Field landing pattern are noisy.

Freeland business Nichols Brothers sailing back from hard times

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Nichols Brothers Boat Builders shipyard in Freeland buzzes with work these days. A new Washington state ferry superstructure — what will become the Samish — is being built in one part of the shipyard while a smaller ferry for Wahkiakum County, a tugboat and a landing craft are under construction in other areas. Repair work is also under way on a couple of different fishing vessels. “We’re at a full load right now,” said Matt Nichols, chief executive officer of Nichols Brothers.

Island Business

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

Whidbey View Homes joins Windermere Real Estate; Whidbey Island Bank promotes longtime staffer to loan officer

Volunteers needed for Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission for a term that expires Dec. 19, 2015. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture, design, landscape architecture, cultural landscapes and/or related disciplines.

Peace and good-will to those this Christmas season | Faithful Living

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 10:00AM

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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