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Little miracle to walk with Oak Harbor cancer survivors

Elayna Charboneau plays with balloons during a 2015 Relay for Life of Whidbey Island kickoff event held earlier this year at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Charboneau, 6, is a cancer survivor who will attend the Relay for Life event Friday night at North Whidbey Middle School.   - Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • Today at 6:00AM updated at 1:12PM

Elayna Charboneau never ceases to amaze her mother. Like most kindergarteners, she loves to sing and dance and play outside. What tends to get Wendy Charboneau’s attention more, however, are the uncanny traits displayed by her 6 year old.

 

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Safeway says 'thank you' with $100,000 check

  • Today at 3:00PM

Safeway wanted to say “thanks” to Oak Harbor’s military community so it donated $100,000 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and raffled off two pairs of tickets to a Seahawks military-appreciation game. Representatives presented the money in a giant check at a store grand opening Friday.

Stay away from baby deer, Whidbey wildlife officials say

  • Today at 3:00PM

The first two weeks each May is when Whidbey Island sees a increase in the number of adorable and seemingly helpless baby deer. Despite the human urge to gather them up and protect them when they appear abandoned, state and county officials urge people to keep away.

Island Transit route to Anacortes getting the ax

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Island Transit board members voted Friday to cut Whidbey Island’s only off-island route and initiate a fare study. “I’m obviously disappointed,” said Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson, who serves on the IT board.

Military families can now swim for free in Oak Harbor

  • Today at 5:00AM

Military families can take a dip in the pool for free starting Monday. Active-duty personnel already have free access to John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor and Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.

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