LIHI appealing court ruling against downtown housing project

The nonprofit organization that attempted to build low-income housing in downtown Oak Harbor is appealing a judge’s ruling that appeared… Continue reading

Pack your patience if you plan to ride a state ferry

Those planning to take the ferry to or from Whidbey Island this Fourth of July weekend may want to pack… Continue reading

COVID-19 uptick deemed no cause for alarm

Thirteen additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Island County in the last two weeks, putting the total at… Continue reading

Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

Grab your bike helmet, it’s time to register for the fifth annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride. The fun… Continue reading

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Food program for children expands to week of meals

A South Whidbey food program providing weekend meals for children and their families throughout the school year has expanded its… Continue reading

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Giant garage sale going online

The Coupeville Lions Club is adapting to a COVID-19 world by running the “biggest and best” garage sale in cyberspace.… Continue reading

A new look for your home begins with A Clean Streak

Beyond looking good, a deep clean has practical benefits, too

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New tenant command at NAS Whidbey

The Navy stood up its newest tenant command, Tactical Operations Control Squadron, or TOCRON) 10 for short, at Naval Air Continue reading...

  • 16 hours ago

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...

  • 7 months ago
News

Volunteer burnout a problem for fire district, according to chief

Availability of firefighters has become a critical need for South Whidbey Fire/EMS staff, according to fire district officials. To meet… Continue reading

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Contest invites kids to get crafty

Kids with a big imagination can now participate in a local art contest centered around the Salish Sea. Island County… Continue reading

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Marketplace

A new look for your home begins with A Clean Streak

Beyond looking good, a deep clean has practical benefits, too

  • 5 days ago

 

Grant program powers back-to-business advertising

Sound Publishing launches $1 million Local Business Marketing Grant Program

  • 4 weeks ago

 

Slow to Start, Local Man Finds Big Trade Off in Riding Bus

Stinger Anderson absolutely would not get on a bus. He owned a Continue reading...

 

The team at Cook Wealth Management: advisors Darin (left) and London Cook and administrative assistant Chelsea Ceasar, are ready to help you achieve your financial goals. You can find them right in Oak Harbor.

Money matters. Your Money Matters More: Creating personalized portfolios in Oak Harbor

Work with the financial professionals you know at Cook Wealth Management on Whidbey Island

 

Life

Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July

Rob Schouten Gallery will present “Facade: What Lies Beneath the Surface,” July 4-28. The show will feature the work of… Continue reading

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New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

Starting a new business can be a big risk, especially during a global pandemic. A Freeland couple is hoping to… Continue reading

 

Opinion

Sound Off: Recalling the Founders’ views of a free press

America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that Continue reading...

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Sound Off: However you rock a face mask, just be sure you wear one

I’ve heard lots of dismal news about the pandemic, the public health crisis, the economic disaster, a lot of people Continue reading...

  • 1 week ago