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- Apr 15, 2014 at 7:42AM
The Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team opened the season by losing a double header at Mount Vernon 3-2, 11-1 Sunday, April 13.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 8:00AM
The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team tied for 11th out of 23 teams at the 13th annual Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf and Country Club Monday, April 14.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 9:14AM
Award recognizes outstanding, sustained volunteer service to sailors, Marines and their families
- Apr 15, 2014 at 9:00AM
King's broke a tie with Coupeville for fourth place in the Cascade Conference soccer standings by defeating the visiting Wolves 5-1 Monday, April 14.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 10:00AM
For the third time in four wins, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team eked out a 4-3 victory, this time over visiting Marysville-Pilchuck Monday, April 14.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00AM
Competing against 21 other schools, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team placed fourth at the Burlington-Edison Invitational at the Skagit Valley Golf and Country Club Monday, April 14.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 12:00PM
After pitching eight shutout innings and striking out 15, what does a pitcher do for an encore? Throw a no-hitter. Coupeville's Ben Etzell, after a stellar performance last week against Cedarcrest, fired a no-hitter as the Wolves edged visiting Lakewood 1-0 Monday, April 14.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 2:35PM
Soroptomist Of Oak Harbor Upscale-Resale Boutique is holding a Women's Work Mothers Day Sale.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 2:46PM
Duties of advisory committee members include review of solid waste programs
- Apr 15, 2014 at 3:16PM
Top members of the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to lobby against the Navy’s EA-18G Growlers. Members of the group said they met with both legislators and staffers from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Pentagon, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 8:01PM
VAQ-130 is the second carrier based squadron to deploy with the EA-18G
- Apr 15, 2014 at 9:32PM
Proceeds benefit children, adults in need of vision or hearing care
- Apr 16, 2014 at 1:00AM
If Michael Monson’s letter was an attempt at humor — quoting a children’s story of farm animals running willy nilly and worrying about the “sky falling” — he should keep his day job. Many of those in his group, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, may not have lived here when the specter of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station being closed by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission was a very real threat.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 4:25PM
Evidently. the running gods are not superstitious. The 13th running of the Whidbey Island Marathon on the 13th of April attracted more than 3,000 registrations, nearly double the number from 2013. This year’s event featured a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and children’s 1K.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 7:21AM
When making beer, Flyers Restaurant and Brewery co-owner Tony Savoy, who doubles as a brewer, said he enjoys the creativity he can use in the process. “I’ve always liked cooking and it’s similar,” Savoy said Tuesday. “I appreciate the science side of it but I love the creative side.”
- Apr 16, 2014 at 2:00AM updated at 4:43AM
The difference between life in Oak Harbor and life back home in the Philippines is so profound that it’s difficult for Lorena Albert to describe. Albert grew up in Cabpangi, a small village within the rural farming town of Libungan in the Cotabato province, and didn’t come to the United States until she was 18. She’s lived in Oak Harbor on and off over the years and settled down in the city for good 16 years ago.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 2:00AM
A recent letter to the editor from Michael Monson, president of the anti-Navy group, stated people were crying “Chicken Little” because of the belief the base would close if the Coupeville group was successful in preventing the Growlers from flying out at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s OLF Coupeville.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 2:00AM updated at 9:16AM
Oak Harbor city officials are scratching their heads about the future of the Office Max store visible from State Highway 20. Koetje Road LLC, the company that owns the Office Max property, submitted an application to the city’s Development Services Department to remodel the 23,700-square-foot building for a Grocery Outlet store.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00AM
A few weeks ago, the Whidbey News-Times did an article on homelessness here on Whidbey Island. Toni MeMaggio shared that he is giving out sack lunches to the needy every Friday and Saturday. He forgot to mention that the sack lunches are provided by Whidbey Presbyterian Church.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 4:23PM
Members of the Whidbey Island Vintners Association have unanimously agreed to include local distillers in the group, and will now be known as the Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:18AM
The wood from the post office oak tree should be turned into several, or perhaps many, works of art by wood carvers and others artists from the Whidbey community. That was the general, albeit loose, consensus of the members of the Oak Harbor Arts Commission during its meeting Monday night.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 7:27AM
Congratulations to the City of Oak Harbor on a marathon well done. The 13th annual event drew more than 3,000 people to run along Whidbey Island’s scenic roads. And with many of those 3,000 participants came family and friends to cheer them on. That’s a pretty hefty number of visitors.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:19AM
Reversing a decision made last month, Island County commissioners moved forward Monday with grant applications to acquire beach access properties adjacent to Glendale. Commissioner Jill Johnson originally opposed the grant applications saying that she did not want the county to be responsible for the maintenance of any additional properties.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00AM
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better,” said Albert Einstein, a bright fellow. Congratulations and thank you for your April 7 supplement, “Whidbey Green Guide.” It’s a helpful gift to all who enjoy the wonders of this island. May we all drink deeply of its offerings in this Earth and Ocean month.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00AM
Sometimes it takes a calamity to move anything through Congress. In the case of the Green Mountain Lookout, it took a tragedy for federal lawmakers to keep an iconic structure exactly where it is.