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Friends’ focus is on prairie preservation | Letter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I recently became a board member of the Friends of Ebey’s, and as the newest member of the board, I would like to clarify The Friends of Ebey’s mission. “Friends” is the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. We are a board of volunteers working together to raise funds to promote and facilitate preservation, as well as education and outreach projects as requested by the Trust Board.

No, service people don’t get enough | Letter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, Reading the letters in Saturdays edition of the Whidbey News-Times, I saw Maryon Attwood’s letter of righteous indignation of a flight demonstration for a family day cruise on the USS Nimitz. I am taking a leap here and guessing that, other than trying to close the base, Ms. Attwood doesn’t interact with the Navy or its flying.

Field Day gets Oak Harbor kids hopping

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

It’s the time of year when schools are wrapping up and students are getting itchy to celebrate the start of summer break. In celebration, Oak Harbor’s elementary schools held their own bash, Field Day. Field Day is a day at the end of the school year during which students get to play outside and take part in a variety of activities. During the past few years, physical education teachers at each of the elementary schools teamed up to host Field Days, running the events with the help of parent volunteers.

Doesn’t seem worthy of police blotter | Letter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, Why would a female flasher raise alarm? It seems like a thing to celebrate and not put in the police blotter. James Sloan Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor contractor appears in print, online ads for Home Depot

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 9:40AM

Jason Linson isn’t ready to quit his day job just yet. As the owner of his own small construction company, Linson likes working for himself and producing the sort of results that lead to more jobs. But after getting a taste of life as a pampered photo shoot model, Linson can still dream.

Blackface is always offensive no matter how it’s portrayed | Editorial

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

Wearing blackface is offensive to any reasonable person. When the person wearing the blackface is a political candidate, the act is doubly offensive. When the candidate is oblivious to the fact that blackface is offensive — well that’s just ignorance beyond imagination. David Sponheim, a candidate for state representative, says his video depicting President Barack Obama in blackface wasn’t intended to be offensive.

Turtle, otter, raccoon raise havoc | Island Scanner

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 10:57AM

Oak Harbor police The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Monday, June 2 At 1:03 p.m., a Southeast Pasek Street resident reported that a man asked her to buy Ramen noodles and later stood in her driveway, smiling at her. Thursday, June 5 At 6:22 a.m., a caller reported that a woman defecated in the bushes on Southwest Barlow Street.

State rep. candidate: Obama parody video required putting on blackface

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:32AM

Island County Democrats say they won’t support Sponheim

Wildcats face Sedro-Woolley in spring scrimmage | Football

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

There was a touch of fall in the air -- literally and figuratively -- Friday, June 13, when Oak Harbor High School hosted Sedro-Woolley in a football scrimmage at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Olympian takes part in Boys and Girls Club activity

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

A part of the Olympics came to Coupeville this week. The Coupeville Boys and Girls Club presented Olympic Day for local youth Monday, June 16, and the appearance of United States Olympic team member Anna Ringsred highlighted the event.

Oak Harbor, Burlington split | Legion

  • Jun 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Oak Harbor and Burlington Legion baseball teams split a pair of games this week, each winning on the road.

GURU OF FLY FISHING: Whidbey nonagenarian is a tying legend and a teacher | The Bridge

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:57PM

A lot of words can accurately describe Gil Nyerges: teacher, artist, craftsman. Some even say he’s a legend, on South Whidbey at least.

Oak Harbor School District set to hire 120 employees

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 3:44PM

Oak Harbor School District is adding employees for the 2014-15 school year. According to Kurt Schonberg, executive director of human resources, the district will hire 50 new certificated staff members and about 70 support staff.

Oak Harbor tops Anacortes | Babe Ruth

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 12:49PM

Winning its sixth straight game, the Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team stopped Anacortes 7-3 at Clover Valley Park Thursday, June 19.

Award-winning family: Weston Whitefoot third in his family to be named recipient of North Whidbey’s John Draper Award

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:00AM

The tradition of handing out the John Draper Award to departing eighth graders at North Whidbey Middle School seems to be developing a pattern, of sorts.

League hosting forums on Whidbey, Camano | Letter

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:00AM

The Aug. 5 primary is just around the corner. For those of us who participate in such elections, it means that we, the voters, will decide who is running for office in November. Only the top two contenders for each office will make it to the ballot.

Take simple steps to stay safe on the water | Sound Off

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 2:00AM

Earlier this month, our island community suffered another tragic loss when two young Navy men drowned while kayaking off the West side of Whidbey.

Landscaping around oak now unkempt | Letter

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 3:00AM

I am concerned about the landscaping in front of, and around, the Oak Harbor Post Office. On March 23, 2014, the City of Oak Harbor removed the historic oak tree from in front of the post office on Barrington Avenue.

Letter write misstates U.S. defense spending| Letter

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

It’s unfortunate that some people who submit letters don’t let facts get in the way of a juicy story. A good example is the letter submitted by Maryon Attwood that appeared in the June 14 edition of the Whidbey News-Times.

Summer Solstice means long days, lots of stuff to do | Faithful Living

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

In Winter I get up at night, and dress by yellow candle-light. In Summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. — Robert Louis Stephenson

Sculpture in park a tribute to four Oak Harbor educators

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 5:00AM

Pat Hawley has become quite a poet since retiring as a high school drama teacher but finding the right words to express her sentiments Thursday morning wasn’t easy.

Kind stranger came to Coupeville couple’s aid | Letter

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 5:00AM

At about noon on June 9, my wife entered the Navy Exchange for some quick shopping while I was waiting out in the vehicle.

County finishing South Whidbey bike route

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 5:00AM

Island County planners are finishing a South Whidbey bike route that will circle through scenic areas between Clinton to Bayview Corner to Langley and back again.

Bracing for cuts in Island Transit funding

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 24, 2014 at 12:42PM

If it wasn’t for Island Transit, Marty Corey might be out of a job. The Anacortes resident has a “sick car” and said he relies on the bus service to get to work in Coupeville. The trip takes him about an hour and 45 minutes, but an iPod and the beautiful view make the ride pleasant.

Geology buffs seeking tsunami data

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Each year there are 317 earthquakes within 35 miles of Coupeville. Oceanographer Jim Rich said the frequency of the temblors shows the instability of Whidbey Island’s geologic makeup.

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