Island County conducts homeless tally

Patricia Hoesman may have been surrounded by people Thursday morning, as she sat in front of an empty cup of… Continue reading

Proposal would mean hefty utility rate hikes

The rates Oak Harbor residents pay each month for city-provided utilities will increase by about $50 over the next five… Continue reading

Hospital plans for ‘year of action’

Last year was the hospital’s “year of listening,” according to CEO Ron Telles, and 2020 will be “the year of… Continue reading

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                                The Haller House is one of the historic properties that received a portion of the $1 million Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preservation grant.

$1 million in state historic preservation grants awarded in Ebey’s Reserve

A $1-million grant from the state will go a long ways toward repairing and protecting many of the structures that… Continue reading

Nurse to challenge Smith for seat in House

A longtime nurse and Whidbey resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, for her seat in the state House… Continue reading

Mussel farm forced to end Quilcene operation

After nearly 25 years of farming in Quilcene Bay, Penn Cove Shellfish is moving its farming operation out of the… Continue reading

Bryan and Carrie Stucky invite the community to celebrate occasions of all kinds at the new full-service Whidbey Events Center, conveniently located off State Route 20 in Oak Harbor.

There’s a new celebration hub in Oak Harbor

Rooms of all sizes, food/beverage services and more available for your Whidbey Island gathering

Good Samaritans offer help to Whidbey drivers during winter storm

Gabe and Isaac Bozeman can’t legally vote, but they are able to drive in the snow. The brothers, who are Continue reading...

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                                WhidbeyWaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry crafts candles each year for the holiday season.

Whidbey candle artist keeps spirits bright during holiday

Heat, light, combustion. Such are the basic elements of a trendy holiday gift that shows no sign of waning any 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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Business

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people we see all the time end up living Continue reading...

 

 

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Bryan and Carrie Stucky invite the community to celebrate occasions of all kinds at the new full-service Whidbey Events Center, conveniently located off State Route 20 in Oak Harbor.

There’s a new celebration hub in Oak Harbor

Rooms of all sizes, food/beverage services and more available for your Whidbey Island gathering

 

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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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Challenges of enjoying single-use plastics

Editor, Penn Cove. For many, these words are associated with beautiful sunrises, herons majestically observing the waters for their catch, Continue reading...

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Life

Whidbey Reads 2020 book focuses on gender identity

Don’t fret if you’re not ready for Whidbey Reads 2020. All five Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries on Whidbey Island are,… Continue reading

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Activists wrap kids in care

Combining the generosity and artistry of the South Whidbey community with a healthy dose of activism, Luanne Seymour found a… Continue reading

 

Opinion

City should stand firm in sewer negotiations with Navy

Oak Harbor officials had yet another financial surprise regarding the new sewage treatment plant. This time it was in the Continue reading...

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Sound Off: Built to last, and well worth a million bucks

Living in Central Whidbey, I have always thought that having all those historic structures in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Continue reading...