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Gearing up for Oak Harbor holiday magic
Dec 01 2012, 10:30 AM
Downtown Oak Harbor will be filled with the sights and sounds of community spirit and holiday cheer tonight.
Santa will arrive for the annual tree lighting, followed by a caroling contest, free warm drinks, rides on a horse-drawn sleigh and Christmas shopping.
Coupeville holds annual greening parade
Nov 30 2012, 3:46 PM
Greening of Coupeville is also this evening. The annual Christmas parade starts at 4 p.m. on Main Street. Following the parade is a tree lighting at Cook’s Corner Park, located at Main Street and Ninth Street. Enjoy Christmas carols and the annual Christmas Art and Antiques Walk through downtown. At 6 p.m., weather permitting, view the Oak Harbor Boat Parade of Lights from the Coupeville Wharf.
Oak Harbor High School NJROTC earns distinction
Nov 30 2012, 3:54 PM
The nearly 200 members Oak Harbor High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps earned recognition as one of the top units in an area that includes two countries and a territory.
Several members of the Oak Harbor detachment were on hand during Monday’s Oak Harbor School Board meeting to show off it’s “Pennant of Distinction,” given out for the first time by their area leaders. The unit, commonly known as NJROTC, is part of Area 13, which encompasses Washington, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Japan.
Anacortes man charged for stealing, crashing truck on North Whidbey
Nov 30 2012, 3:55 PM
Prosecutors charged a man who allegedly stole a pickup truck from a North Whidbey church, led a state trooper on a high-speed chase and then crashed into a house before running away, according to court documents.
Prosecutor charged 31-year-old Derek J. Cartmell of Anacortes in Island County Superior Court Nov. 21 with possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude, possession of methamphetamine and hit and run.
Soroptimist of Oak Harbor seek nominations for three scholarships due in December
Nov 30 2012, 3:56 PM
Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor is seeking nominations for scholarships in several categories with a Dec. 1 or Dec. 15 deadline.
These are available to women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain the skills, training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their families.
Whidbey riders earn honors at rally
Nov 30 2012, 3:59 PM
A group of Whidbey-based equestrians earned high marks during a regional horse rally held last month.
Three five-person teams from the Whidbey Island Pony Club won their respective divisions during the Northwest Regional Showjumping rally held last month in Monroe, Wash. That event drew 26 teams from Washington and Alaska.
Remember VA this season | Letters
Nov 30 2012, 4:01 PM
This past political season may have been one of the most contentious in recent memory. Most of the hotly debated issues primarily focused on our struggling economy, but many pressing social issues were left on the back burner.
One of the issues that bear some thoughtful discussion is the issue of veterans returning to civilian life from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which was barely touched upon by political candidates.
Please support coach Romney | Letters
Nov 30 2012, 4:03 PM
This is in response to the letter entitled “Review aquatic club financials.”
It’s not often we receive input from off our beautiful island. Thank God for that. The citizens who have sent supportive letters for coach Neil Romney are indeed true loving families from Oak Harbor. They include the likes of doctors, professors, airline pilots and all aspects of rank in the United States Navy and all other citizens who appreciate these beautiful living conditions. I submit to the writer of the letter, I have known coach Romney for close to 10 years.
Forced recycling not answer | Letters
Nov 30 2012, 4:03 PM
I recently read about a proposed plan to impose recycling upon us island dwellers. I was not happy with the idea as presented. I feel that well-meaning political correctness may be at the bottom of this proposal, which I don’t believe is in our best interests.
We all know that Island living is different from being on the mainland. That’s why we live here. I’m certain I don’t have to convince anyone that the cost of living on this island, with the possible exception of housing, is more than a little higher than we would pay on the mainland, and most of us would say, it’s well worth it. We all love our island!
Whidbey chambers of commerce garner lions share of 2 percent funds
Nov 30 2012, 4:05 PM
A special tax collected from lodging industry businesses in Island County will contribute $150,000 toward tourism promotion next year.
The Island County Commissioners last week approved it’s yearly grant allotments from the fund. A total of 20 different private and public organizations on Whidbey and Camano islands are slated to receive money.