Downtown Oak Harbor lights up for the holiday season

The rain let up just in time for Santa’s arrival. The Oak Harbor Main Street Association held its annual Home… Continue reading

4-year-old twins called heroes after fatal crash

Two 4-year-old girls are being heralded across the nation as heroes for climbing a steep, wooded embankment in the dark… Continue reading

North Whidbey woman accused of arson

A woman on North Whidbey was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the case was reported just hours… Continue reading

Election results remain largely unchanged following recount

The Oak Harbor mayoral candidate who asked for a manual recount ended the election with one fewer vote after the… Continue reading

She makes a village

With a click of a button, Tammy Butler’s living room comes bursting to life. Inside the Oak Harbor home is… Continue reading

Arson suspected in North Whidbey Fire

A possible arson significantly damaged a North Whidbey home Friday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. North Whidbey… Continue reading

Man charged with beating, choking, biting, burning wife

An 23-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of beating, biting, strangling and burning his wife early in the morning of… Continue reading

Photographer Paul Lischeid captured this image of an osprey on Whidbey Island.

Ospreys are not your typical raptor, according to speaker

By RON NEWBERRY Special to the News-Times Michelle Landis has worked with raptors for 25 years and is well acquainted Continue reading...

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Bless the lucky stars

Heather Palbicki puts in the finishing touches on the trim at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Coupeville last week. She, Continue reading...

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Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years

What started with seven women who weaved together has, 50 years later, grown into a guild that is 150-plus members Continue reading...

News

Former Oak Harbor man killed in home invasion

A former Oak Harbor man and Navy aviation electronics technician at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was killed protecting his… Continue reading

 

North Whidbey woman accused of arson

A woman on North Whidbey was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the case was reported just hours… Continue reading

 

Business

Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus

If Damien and Tiffany Cortez could only say one thing about their new Coupeville restaurant, it would be: “It’s worth Continue reading...

 

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

 

 

Marketplace

Kick off the holiday season in Oak Harbor with these festive fundraisers

Festival of Trees gala weekend important for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Island County

 

The Hive Salon is a-buzz – find out why!

The Hive Salon team has been busy for the past few years, Continue reading...

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5 great ways to make your fall look fabulous

Enjoying some ‘you time’ and getting Polished in Oak Harbor has never been easier

 

Make a BIG difference in a child’s life today

Building connections with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County

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Life
Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                Captain Whidbey Inn bartender Aaron Bloom mixes a specialty cocktail as part of the Christmas pop-up Miracle. As part of the inn’s holiday-themed events, community members are invited to help decorate the tree in the lobby, a revival of an old tradition.

Christmas spirit flows at historic inn

The Captain Whidbey Inn might be under relatively new ownership, but this time of year is all about bringing back… Continue reading

 

A wild card: South Whidbey resident ventures into tarot reading

Gerry Reed does not look like a stereotypical tarot card reader. A grandfather, the Langley resident sports a cheery red… Continue reading

 

Opinion

In our opinion: Dealing with domestic violence is often complex

The most dangerous place for a woman is her home. Statistics on domestic violence are staggering. An estimated 10 million Continue reading...

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