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Oak Harbor's famous chicken has flown the coop, but many other inflatable creatures are expected to be at this year's Santa Cruise and tree lighting event. They will include a snowman, a dinosaur, a squirrel, "Gary the Sasquatch" and others.

It’s a holiday hit parade

Oak Harbor, Coupeville celebrate Christmas in unique ways

Another park access offered

Oak Harbor city staff is recommending a third option for an access road to a planned regional park.

Three Coupeville school levies to appear on February ballot

The Coupeville school board adopted resolutions to approve three levies to appear on the ballot.

Deputies negotiate surrender of knife-wielding suspect

Deputies negotiated the peaceful surrender of an assault suspect who refused to leave his car.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey to host plethora of holiday markets, bazaars

Local artisans are sharing in the holiday spirit at markets across the island in the coming weeks.

Langley police chief retiring

After five years in the department, Langley’s Chief of Police is set to retire from his position.

Public-private windmill partnership proposed

Oak Harbor officials expressed interest in moving forward with rebuilding the windmill.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
“Island Spirit” is back home on Southeast Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.

‘Island Spirit’ sculpture returns to Pioneer Way

The bronze statue had been missing since late 2019 when it was taken out in an accident.

Meagan Welsh and JT Hilton attend to the plants at Mutiny Bay Bamboo Co. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Freeland bamboo business booms

A new landscaping company is specializing in a fast-growing plant that is beautiful and sustainable.

Photo by John Fisken
Oak Harbor Wildcats go after the ball during the homecoming football game against the Stanwood Spartans Sept. 17. The Wildcats lost 34-14.

Homecoming in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor High School homecoming football game Sept. 17 had plenty of exciting moments.

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Need rises for baking group volunteers

A volunteer coordinator is also being sought for North and Central Whidbey.

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The Oak Harbor High School Sailing excelled in this year's season. Pictured are, in back back row, Thomas Buys, Colin Byler, Ben Servatius, Shawn O'Connor, Ryan Metz and Andrew Buys. In the front row are EJ Boilek, Shelby Lang, Anna Servatius and Allison Bailey.

School sailing team finishes 7th

The Oak Harbor High School Sailing team finished their season this month.

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South Whidbey swim team earns berth at state

Four swimmers from South Whidbey will be representing the region at the upcoming state swim meet.


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Picker finds a toolbox full of Pacific Northwest history

John Norris found custom-made tools that were hand-forged during the first half of the 20th century.


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Melyssa Smith plays the Nutcracker.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre is back live on stage with ‘The Nutcracker’ at WICA

Tickets are on sale now for the show which opens Friday, Dec. 10 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 19.

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