Successful marathon showcases Whidbey as a travel destination | Publisher's Column

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 7:27AM

Congratulations to the City of Oak Harbor on a marathon well done. The 13th annual event drew more than 3,000 people to run along Whidbey Island’s scenic roads. And with many of those 3,000 participants came family and friends to cheer them on. That’s a pretty hefty number of visitors.


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Whidbey Island Marathon draws more than 3,000 runners | Slideshow

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 4:25PM

Evidently. the running gods are not superstitious. The 13th running of the Whidbey Island Marathon on the 13th of April attracted more than 3,000 registrations, nearly double the number from 2013. This year’s event featured a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and children’s 1K.

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make progress | Guest Column

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00AM

Sometimes it takes a calamity to move anything through Congress. In the case of the Green Mountain Lookout, it took a tragedy for federal lawmakers to keep an iconic structure exactly where it is.

Green Guide is a helpful gift to Whidbey Island | Letters

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 4:00AM

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better,” said Albert Einstein, a bright fellow. Congratulations and thank you for your April 7 supplement, “Whidbey Green Guide.” It’s a helpful gift to all who enjoy the wonders of this island. May we all drink deeply of its offerings in this Earth and Ocean month.

Very proud of church's lunch ministry team | Letters

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00AM

A few weeks ago, the Whidbey News-Times did an article on homelessness here on Whidbey Island. Toni MeMaggio shared that he is giving out sack lunches to the needy every Friday and Saturday. He forgot to mention that the sack lunches are provided by Whidbey Presbyterian Church.

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