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Wienermobile rolling into Oak Harbor on Thursday

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

Taylor Lennox and Mayra Martinez don’t need to wish to be an Oscar Mayer wiener — they already drive one.

Oak Harbor police seeking information about suspected serial child rapist

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 5:00AM updated Aug 2, 2016 at 11:41AM

An Oak Harbor man admitted to being “a serial child rapist,” Island County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Eric Ohme said in court Thursday.

Oak Harbor Senior Center events schedule | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

Here's what's happening at the Oak Harbor Senior Center during the month of August.

Bayview senior center events and menu | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

Events and menu listings for the month of August at the Bayview senior center.

Coupeville HUB August events schedule | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

Here's what's happening at the Coupeville HUB for Seniors in August.

Sowing seeds for community gathering space | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

Clinton has a new community gathering space, and it involves one of South Whidbey’s favorite hobbies: gardening.

Dealing with rising health care costs | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

Many seniors are finding their medical expenses exceed what they anticipated when planning for retirement. Maximizing the value of available assets can be one of the ways to significantly ease a stressed budget.

Factors in choosing a probiotic supplement | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

Purchasing a probiotic supplement can be a waste of money, unless you know how to decipher the language printed on the label, say experts.

Longtime arts advocate stays active in community | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

As soon as Frank Rose stepped on Whidbey Island in 1985, he’s been all about the arts. A quick walk around Langley can show the fruits of his labor, too.

Crowd-pleasing emcee keeps on entertaining | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

At age 69, Jim Freeman is just hitting his stride. The quirky and ever-enthusiastic South Whidbey resident and well-known master-of-ceremonies has been entertaining crowds for most of his life.

The right supplement regimen varies by person | Bridge

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

From vitamin A to zinc, there is a plethora of supplements available on the market. While some have been touted by researchers and medical professionals as healthful and beneficial, others may do little more than lighten your pocketbook.

Hospital district fronted illegal loan to fund Gipson case

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 7:00AM updated Aug 1, 2016 at 9:27AM

The former CEO of Whidbey’s public hospital district gave an administrator what amounts to a $250,000 loan to fund her criminal defense through an apparent a verbal agreement, recently filed court documents indicate.

Blue Angels will fly over Whidbey base today

  • Aug 1, 2016 at 9:25AM

The Navy’s Blue Angels will conduct a flyover at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field Monday, Aug. 1 en route to Seattle for Seafair. Base officials expect the flyover between 1 and 1:30 p.m., but that time could change.

A mess to clean up: Issue of homelessness is one community must address, says interim chief

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 7:00AM updated Aug 1, 2016 at 9:13AM

The Freund family homestead is one of the last, large patches of green space in Oak Harbor city limits. Just west of Safeway, the 20 acres contain a knot of woods, three homes and outbuildings. It also is home to uninvited guests who camp overnight and leave trash and their belongings behind.

Oak Harbor’s annual Night Out promotes community-police partnerships

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

National Night Out is always a big deal in Oak Harbor, but this year may be a bigger deal than ever.

Prosecutor: Too risky to release suspected abuser

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

Officials are afraid that a man accused of strangling his wife, abusing her for years, humiliating her in front of others and threatening her may be at risk of committing a murder-suicide, say court records.

Aug. 2 primary ballots rolling in slowly

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 6:00AM

At the county Auditor’s Office, Elections Supervisor Michele Reagan is seeing a slow trickle of ballots that is all too familiar. With just days until the August primary, only a small percentage of Island County’s roughly 52,000 registered voters have submitted their ballots.

Fishing vessel runs aground in Penn Cove

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Jul 29, 2016 at 2:59PM

A 32-foot private fishing vessel came aground in Penn Cove Tuesday, prompting emergency responders to work together quickly to help contain a fuel spill.

What will it take to get hospital leaders to clean up their act? | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 4:00AM

WhidbeyHealth’s board of commissioners and administrators just don’t get it: They work for the taxpayers — they must be accountable for every single action and for every penny of the public’s money that they spend.

Sick of hearing the same old complaints | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

In response to Ken Pickard’s recent letter to the editor — sheesh!

‘Hit piece’ speaks of Bailey’s character | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

We predicted Barbara Bailey’s campaign would send around a nasty character assassination of her campaign opponent, Angie Homola.


  • Jul 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

The following babies were born at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in July.

Whitmore takes over CHS volleyball program

  • Aug 6, 2016 at 5:00AM

While the name at the top of the Coupeville High School volleyball program has changed three times in four years, the core values have not. New coach Cory Whitmore will follow the lead of his predecessors.

CHS track, but not bleachers, near completion

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

The Coupeville School District is asking for cooperation and patience from football fans when the Wolves begin playing games at Mickey Clark Field this fall.

Summer work helps lead to in-season success for prep athletes

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

Soon tiles commemorating conference championships won by the Coupeville High School girls basketball team the past two years will be mounted on the walls of the CHS gymnasium.

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