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Gifts from the Heart turns sweet 16

Clients at Gifts at the Heart Food Bank will be in for a rare sweet treat to celebrate the coincidence of two holidays falling on… Continue reading

Interactive ‘wax museum’ brings history to life for local students

Last week, a miniature Albert Einstein, Sonia Sotomayor, Jane Goodall, Martin Luther King Jr. and other notable figures from the past and present could be… Continue reading

VP-9 transitions to Poseidon

A new year meant new aircraft, a new home and a new beginning for the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9. After 54 years… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Affordable housing development in works for Oak Harbor

Construction is slated to start on more than 50 new affordable housing units on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor by the end of 2018. Some… Continue reading

Sex offender moving into Oak Harbor

A Level 2 sex offender will be living on the 700 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue in Oak Harbor, according to the Island County Sheriff’s… Continue reading

No guarantees for awarding of conservation futures funds

The Island County Conservation Futures Program is now accepting applications from eligible organizations for acquisition projects or maintenance and operations projects. However, Island County commissioners… Continue reading

New nonprofit raising funds to reopen community pool

An army of volunteers will be out Wednesday in the Oak Harbor community collecting donations with the sole purpose of getting the community pool reopened.… Continue reading

Caregiver sent to prison for stealing from elderly woman

An Oak Harbor woman was sent to prison this week for stealing thousands of dollars and a car from an elderly woman she was supposed… Continue reading

Dumping suspect acts out in court

A South Whidbey man who made headlines years ago was back in court Thursday and causing trouble. Curtis Leonard made a preliminary appearance in Island… Continue reading

OHHS student accused of bringing BB gun to school

A 16-year-old student was arrested at Oak Harbor High School this morning for bringing a BB gun to school, according to the Oak Harbor Police… Continue reading

North Whidbey, Anacortes hit with power outage

The failure of a “hot tap line” caused power outages in the entire city of Anacortes and parts of North Whidbey Sunday, according to a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor asks residents to reduce water use after sewage overflow

The City of Oak Harbor is asking residents to reduce nonessential water use after a sewage overflow, according to a press release. The “relatively minor”… Continue reading

Admiralty Head Lighthouse to get facelift

One of the most famous buildings on Whidbey Island is going to get gussied up, if everything goes as planned. Alex McMurry, historic preservation planner… Continue reading

State may lift ban on nuclear war prep

It’s unclear what exactly would happen if Whidbey Island were to receive a message of an impending missile attack, because for more than 30 years… Continue reading

Oak Harbor School Board plans to fund field trips

More trips to farms, state parks and museums are on the horizon for Oak Harbor elementary school students. For the first time, the city’s school… Continue reading

Hooked on Pan: Coupeville drama students present ‘Peter Pan’

Members of the community, even adults, can take a trip to Neverland at 12 p.m. Saturday, courtesy of the Coupeville Elementary School Drama Club. The… Continue reading

Rockhounds ready to wow with worldly findings

Oak Harbor Senior Center presents 53rd annual gem show

Wine and spirits in chocolate a sweet Whidbey treat

Vintners expect a full house for annual tasting tour

Evan Thompson / The Record — Ferry Dock Road’s current pick up and drop-off area is inadequate in the eyes of the Clinton Community Council and officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

State to fund $3 million expansion of Ferry Dock Road

Long awaited plans to improve the pickup and drop-off area at Ferry Dock Road in Clinton are likely breaking ground in May. Construction over the… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Ferry Dock Road’s current pick up and drop-off area is inadequate in the eyes of the Clinton Community Council and officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Oak Harbor High School Transitioning to trimester

The Oak Harbor School Board voted Tuesday night to transition Oak Harbor High School from a six-period semester schedule to a five-period trimester, starting in… Continue reading