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Weidendorf to perform in concert Saturday | Art & about

  • Jul 11, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:53PM

The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is hosting SHEILA WEIDENDORF in concert Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

County hires Ala Spit consultant

  • Jul 11, 2013 at 11:00AM

A consultant will begin work soon on a feasibility study that will examine the final phase of restoration at Ala Spit. The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Monday a contract with Coastal Geological Services, a Bellingham-based firm that focuses on assessments, restoration, monitoring and coastal management.

Fireworks law needs to be changed for next year | Letter

  • Jul 11, 2013 at 1:00PM

Editor, Hopefully everyone had a safe holiday. For those who have a hard time tolerating the noise and pollution of the firecrackers every July 4th, now is the time for us to get together and get the laws changed to limit the fireworks on Whidbey Island.

Two people, dog injured in fire

  • Jul 11, 2013 at 2:00PM

A resident, a firefighter and a dog suffered injuries in a Monday night house fire in Oak Harbor, but they all are recuperating nicely. Chief Ray Merrill with the Oak Harbor Fire Department said the couple who live in a one-story house on Southeast Barrington Drive left home at about 9 p.m. The woman returned at about 10:30 p.m. and discovered a house filled with heavy smoke.

Oak Harbor sweeps 1st-place Ferndale | Legion

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 8:35AM

Building some momentum for the post season, the Oak Harbor Legion baseball team finished its league schedule by defeating first-place Ferndale twice Thursday, July 11, in Oak Harbor.

Explorer accused of impersonating Oak Harbor cop

  • Jul 10, 2013 at 3:09PM

A member of the department’s Explorer program stole a patrol car, a badge and a Taser and masqueraded as an officer on the Navy base in May, according to Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green.

No horsing around: Whidbey pony club readies for weekend trials

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

More than a dozen Whidbey-based equestrians are spending their free time fine-tuning their skills to compete in a three-day competition that draws hundreds of riders from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Alaska.

Hospital finds board candidate

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

After more two months of searching, leaders at Whidbey General Hospital have a candidate for a vacancy on its five-member elected board.

Fishin’ Club member to talk pink salmon Sunday at Tilth market

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Never been fishing before? Kevin Lungren tells how to catch a salmon from the beach at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market Sunday, July 14.

Community impacts fireworks show

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 10:00AM

Kathy Reed’s nerves were a little frayed watching the Fourth of July fireworks in Oak Harbor last week. And not because of loud explosions.

PBY Memorial seeking assistance of volunteers for tours, office help

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 11:00AM

The PBY Catalina Memorial on Seaplane Base, “stretched a little thin” for volunteers, is seeking help with both group tours and office work. And despite assumptions, PBY Memorial Director William Stein said volunteers don’t need to have any particular skill set to volunteer, and the number of hours is flexible.

Season is ripe for picking berries on Whidbey

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 12:00PM

Warm, summer days on Whidbey mean berry patches are waiting to be picked clean of sweet succulent treats. Several U-pick berry patches scattered throughout the island are up and running and people are rushing to pick the ripest and freshest strawberries and raspberries on Whidbey Island.

Be wise to audience in sharing humor | Publisher's column

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 12:00PM

I’m not politically correct. Hopefully that admission won’t land me in the kind of hot water that’s currently boiling TV cooking show host Paula Deen. Her career is falling faster than a bad butter soufflé.

Sever the sore that is Central Whidbey | Letter

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 1:00PM

Editor, Well Whidbey News-Times, the line has been drawn in the sand. From the latest barrage of Letters To The Editor you have published it seems that the closer to the fountain of knowledge, which would be Central Paradise, you are the more exposure you can gather.

Oak Harbor graduates' movie to premiere in Everett | Art & about

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 2:00PM

A movie made by two Oak Harbor High School graduates will premiere July 12 and 13 at the Historic Everett Theater. The film,

Gallery to works by Tim Potter | Art & about

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 3:00PM

The artwork of TIM POTTER is being displayed at Raven Rocks Gallery through Aug. 1.

Woodpalooza scheduled for August | Art & about

  • Jul 12, 2013 at 3:00PM

The WHIDBEY ISLAND WOODWORKERS GUILD presents the “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” exhibition from Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Heartfelt companions; Oak Harbor couple’s life journey includes 68 years of marriage

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 9:00AM

Edsella Debler sat in a recliner, shook her head and smiled when her husband recalled what he was thinking the first time he laid eyes on her. “I knew I wanted that,” Lawrence Debler said, staring across the family room at his wife. “Oh boy,” Edsella muttered to herself.

Letter: Fireworks law needs to be changed now for next year

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Hopefully everyone had a safe holiday. For those who have a hard time tolerating the noise and pollution of the firecrackers every July 4th, now is the time for use to get together and get the laws changed to limit the fireworks on Whidbey Island.

Hospital buys new system for $60,000

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 9:00AM

The commissioners for Whidbey General Hospital Monday night approved a proposal to replace computers for the facility’s fire suppression system.

State to inspect reflexology, massage shops

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 10:00AM

Starting this month, massage and reflexology businesses will be inspected to identify unlicensed providers and other illegal practices.

Comments sought on ferry fares increase

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 11:00AM

The Washington State Transportation Commission is seeking public comments on a proposed fare increase for Washington State Ferries. The proposed fare increase would go into effect Oct. 1 and include a 2 percent increase on passenger fares and a 3 percent increase on vehicle fares. Then, starting May 1, 2014, the ferry system would tack on an additional 2 percent increase on passenger fares and a 2.5 percent increase on vehicle fares.

Johnson’s chastisement of Emerson is ‘specious’ | Letter

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson’s chastising of fellow Commissioner Kelly Emerson about the June 27 Law and Justice Council forum, Johnson complaining that she “couldn’t even attend her own district’s meeting” is specious.

Military news a mixed bag for Washington’s economy | Opinion

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 1:00PM

Military installations and defense contractors are taking the brunt of the automatic budgets cuts mandated by sequestration. Why should we care? Washington has major bases and military suppliers such as Boeing. They contribute more than $13 billion to our economy, about 4 percent of total GDP. A July 2012 study by George Mason University projected that sequestration could cost our state 41,000 military-related jobs. The U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan will also have an impact.

Oak Harbor author releases book | Art & about

  • Jul 13, 2013 at 2:00PM

The second book in a series written by Oak Harbor’s BRITTANY GERAGOTELIS is out. “Life’s a Witch,” was released July 9, the birthday of her mother Diane Geragotelis. Brittany Geragotelis, a 1997 Oak Harbor High School graduate who lives in New York, signed a deal with Simon & Schuster in 2012 to produce a series of three paranormal action books.

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