Growing Coupevilles 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

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

Navy training exercise tests local emergency response

Naval Air Station Whidbey conducted its annual anti-terrorism training exercise, Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain, this past week. Emergency response organizations across… Continue reading

COER seeking injunction to stall flights at OLF Coupeville

An anti-noise group sought a preliminary injunction in federal court Thursday, asking that a judge order the Navy to temporarily… Continue reading

Ebey’s farm leases awarded to organic potato growers

Three properties in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve will not be leased to any of the Central… Continue reading

Health workers on lookout for coronavirus

One person in Island County who had possible contact with the coronavirus and displayed symptoms was voluntarily isolated for a… 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...

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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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News

Participants, workers sought for 2020 census

As federal census preparations intensify in Island County, researchers emphasize the historical significance of the population count. And, baby boomers… Continue reading

 

Holland Happening will retain its name

Holland Happening is going to be happening after all. Leaders at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce decided to reserve… Continue reading

 

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

Oak Harbor divers qualify for state / Swim and dive

Divers John Blankman and Jordan Fay will represent Oak Harbor High School at the 3A state swim and dive meet… Continue reading

 

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.

 

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

Record number seeking roles in Shakespeare Festival

Three plays, 46 performances and 147 days until opening night.And 218 actors vying for 20 positions. Such are the early Continue reading...

 

Opinion

Rockin’ a Hard Place: How wet and muddy was it last month? Let’s talk it over

Let us all now take a moment, throw back our hoodies, heave a deep sigh of relief and kiss soggy Continue reading...