Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie crew films movie on Whidbey

Island becomes backup after Michigan locale falls through.

More federal relief money than expected headed to Whidbey

Whidbey Island will soon receive millions of dollars of American Rescue Plan funding.

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Oak Harbor top 10 reveal their plans post-high school

Oak Harbor High School seniors graduate on June 19.

Clockwise from top left: Drake Borden, Mollie Bailey, Marissa Malinowski, Owen Barenburg, Catherine Lhamon. (Photos provided)

Coupeville High School recognizes top five graduates

Coupeville High School’s top five seniors didn’t let a difficult pandemic year hold them back.

Annie Philp, center, leads student counter-protesters. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Students counter a protest against social justice education

Hundreds of demonstrators lined the street in front of South Whidbey High School Friday afternoon.

A banner celebrating the South Whidbey High School class of 2021 was vandalized, and the Black Lives Matter banner next to it was stolen. (Photo provided by Josephine Moccia)

Black Lives Matter sign stolen from in front of school

A banner celebrating 2021 graduates was also left vandalized.

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Eden Beauty Review: Does the Dark Spot Skincare System Work?

The Eden Beauty System is an anti-aging skincare system specializing in reducing discolorations in the complexion that come from sunspots,… Continue reading

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Brittany Darby helps raise a wall at Habitat for Humanity of Island County’s two townhomes on Southeast 10th Avenue in Oak Harbor during the Women Build event Saturday.

Women Build: Lending some muscle to Habitat for Humanity

Forty women and some men volunteered for Habitat’s Women Build 2021 event this past weekend.

Gray whales, here shown in Saratoga Passage in 2019, wait until high tide then move closer to shore to suction feed for burrowing shrimp in tidelands. Photo by Jill Hein

A whale of a success story: Conservation keys annual return

Nature wows us at this time of year on Whidbey and Camano islands. Each spring, enormous gray whales breach the Continue reading...

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Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, hangs a purple neon star he made on the wall of his arcade. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Neon art show colorizes Machine Shop’s reopening

A cacophony of happy buzzers and bells and a riot of glowing lights signals the return of another Langley institution Continue reading...

Viggo Cerrato, 6, pets a young Shamo rooster named Baby Boy. Cascadia Heritage Farm is currently in the midst of a project to “invigorate” a rare breed of chicken. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Farm promoting genetic diversity, a flock at a time

North Whidbey’s Cascadia Heritage Farm focuses on preserving critically endangered breeds.

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Shannon Hamilton, front, and Wendi Hilborn own Whidbey Farm and Market on Monroe Landing Road outside of Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New market opens across from drive-in

Whidbey Farm and Market has close to 100 local products.

 

 

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Wildcat cheer team claims first place

Oak Harbor High School’s Cheer Competition Team captured first place at the WSCCA Championships in the Non-Tumbling - Medium Category.… Continue reading

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Wrestling Hall of Fame honors Oak Harbor’s Linsenmayer, Passmore

Also among the 10 2021 inductees is Mount Vernon’s Randy Audette, whose officiating career in wrestling spans 52 years.

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In Our Opinion: It’s time for governor to put social distancing behind us

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