Emily Gilbert

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Find a fantastic fir for your Whidbey Christmas

There are plenty of tannenbaums to choose from on the island.

 

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Port of Coupeville opts for survey instead of levy

Port leaders plan to ask the community how it wants two century-old buildings to be maintained.

 

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Curious about World War I memorial, woman researches the names set in stone

A WWI memorial in front of the Island County courthouse honors eight men who died in service.

 

Virtual meeting slated to discuss replacing 5 Oak Harbor schools

The Wednesday meeting is a time for the public to have a say in how the buildings will look.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Festival of Trees goes online

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s biggest fundraiser is online this week.

Increasing call volume leads to shuffle in North End ambulance staffing

WhidbeyHealth will be operating an additional ambulance out of the five available in the North End.

Island school districts likely returning to remote learning

Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.

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Despite 2020, Oak Harbor deli opens doors for business

An island-wide power outage and a pandemic couldn’t keep Zanini’s Deli from opening in Oak Harbor.

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Man rescued from water off Oak Harbor after boat capsizes

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer swam a man to shore in Oak Harbor after his boat capsized Sunday.

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Oak Harbor woman creates clean candles to sell during quarantine

A new mother wanted a candle she could use around her baby so she made her own.

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Santa Claus set to make rounds on Central Whidbey

Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue will resume their traditional Santa Mobile tours soon.

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Kau Kau Corner to give away free meals on Thanksgiving

It’s the business owner’s way of saying ‘mahalo’ for the support this year.

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Local vibes: New shop puts focus on unique, handmade items

PNW Vibes in Oak Harbor offers a variety of items handmade by Pacific Northwest creators.

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Oak Harbor staff survey draws ire, confusion

Oak Harbor City Council members and Mayor were surprised by the Mayor Pro-Tem’s prior announcement.

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With pandemic leading to Thanksgiving cancellations, those in need have options

Thanksgiving dinners may be canceled for many this year because of the pandemic, but there is help available for people in need. One of the… Continue reading

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Navy woman arranging letters to send to seniors increasingly isolated by pandemic

While visiting a fundraiser at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care, Mackenzie Ball learned that some seniors had not received visitors since February. She said… Continue reading

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Work on the Deception Pass Bridge repainting and repair project has been suspended for the winter. A new contractor may be brought in when work resumes in the spring to finish the $22 million project. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Work on Deception Pass Bridge suspended for winter

A new contractor may take over the project in the spring, says WSDOT.

Work on the Deception Pass Bridge repainting and repair project has been suspended for the winter. A new contractor may be brought in when work resumes in the spring to finish the $22 million project. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Oak Harbor council schedules in-person budget meeting

Long-term capital projects, property tax increase among considerations

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World War II vet will be featured in Navy League’s virtual Veterans Day event

A World War II from Freeland reflects on memories from his time in service.

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City council surveys staff morale

Oak Harbor City Council is concerned about morale, transparency and other issues among staff.