Give nature a hand on Saturdays this spring

By Ron Newberry Special to the News-Times Springtime kicks off the season to get outdoors and give nature a helping… Continue reading

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Judge rules against downtown Oak Harbor housing project

A proposed housing development for low-income people does not conform to Oak Harbor zoning code for the downtown area and… Continue reading

Oak Harbor will look at alternatives to utility rate hikes

Oak Harbor ratepayers may not be facing increased utility rates, for now. After several residents at the Tuesday City Council… Continue reading

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Johnson seeking third term on board of county commissioners

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson is seeking a third term this fall. And she’ll have competition. Two Democratic candidates have… Continue reading

Growing Coupeville’s from-scratch program

Coupeville School District has received an $82,345 grant to grow its Connected Food Program. The grant from the state department… Continue reading

County gathering flood forms for FEMA | CORRECTED

Island County Department of Emergency Management is collecting damage assessment forms in the hopes of receiving aid from the Federal… Continue reading

‘Sexually violent predator’ won’t be living on Whidbey

Island County’s first “sexually violent predator” will get to leave the special commitment center on McNeil Island after 20 years,… Continue reading

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...

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group
                                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...

 

 

Sports

2 Wildcats earn state berths / Girls, boys wrestling

Oak Harbor High School’s Maria Dailey and Jamal Graham both finished second in their respective regional wrestling tournaments Saturday, Feb. 15, and qualified for the state meet.

 

Registration begins for Whidbey Island Triathlon

Registration for the Whidbey Island Triathlon is now open. The triathlon takes place Saturday, July 25, on South Whidbey and… Continue reading

 

Marketplace
Sandra Oldemeyer, executive director of Welcome Home Oak Harbour seniors’ care residence, says she loves the diverse population and the inviting setting.

Welcome Home: Sharing a passion for care and community

Sandra Oldemeyer is passionate about welcoming residents home to Welcome Home. “There’s 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

 

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

 

Life

New owner aims to realize restaurant’s potential

When Jennifer Hua became the new owner of the Hong Kong Gardens restaurant back in September, she knew she had Continue reading...

 

Opinion

In Our Opinion: Options for controlling utility rates likely limited

Oak Harbor council members didn’t adopt a plan to raise city utility rates precipitously over the next three years. Instead, Continue reading...

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