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Jonathan process, as seen on Holiday Baking Championship, Season 7.

Oak Harbor grad hopes to bake his way to the top on TV

Jonathan Peregrino will compete on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship airing Nov. 2.


Oak Harbor spends $15,000 to gauge public opinion

The media monitoring software will hopefully help the city make decisions, staff said.


Larsen, Hazelo spar during forum

The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives challenged each other on issues.


Townhomes planned on Southwest Third Avenue in Oak Harbor

There are plans for 20 new townhomes on two acres of land in Oak Harbor.

City raises utility rates despite public outcry

The average Oak Harbor family’s utility bill will be nearly $200 per month next year.

Emergency repairs follow water line break near Flintstone Park

Water is scheduled to be shut off to three businesses on Monday in Oak Harbor.

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Brewery works with local farm on seasonal stout

It’s pumpkin pie in a glass.

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‘Spooky Museum’ promises frights for a good cause

Proceeds from ticket sales to the Spooky Museum will go toward the Save the Roller Barn effort.

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Restaurant owner aims to make her children proud

Yolanda Rodarte just wanted to make her daughter proud, so she opened a restaurant. Rodarte knew she wanted to own her own restaurant, and her… Continue reading

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New stabilization center aims for January opening

Island County’s new facility will help people with mental health and substance use issues.


Homola, Gilday differ on issues

The candidates are running for state representative in the 10th legislative district.

Waterfront property owners could receive up to $5,000 in grants

The new grants are part of Island County’s efforts to guard against erosion.

Hay donation

Making hay to help farmers set back by wildfires in Eastern Washington

Whidbey farmers donated 15 tons of hay to farmers in Eastern Washington this weekend.

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Busy street now recognized as ‘Avenue of Oaks’

Southeast 8th Avenue has been renamed to draw attention to Oak Harbor’s namesake trees.


City of Oak Harbor fills director job

The new finance director will begin work later this month.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.

Yes, there will be Halloween

Halloween is going to be different this year. Here’s a list of COVID-safe events.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.

Careage is now Regency Coupeville

A skilled nursing facility in Coupeville has changed ownership after decades.

Oak Harbor buys acreage on Koetje Street

The City of Oak Harbor is in the process of buying 5 acres for stormwater system improvements.

Oak Harbor will be paying out less in tourism grants next year

The city’s tourism grant funds have taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burn ban lifted as wet weather returns

The burn ban in Island County has been lifted now that wet weather has returned. The ban on outdoor burning ended at midnight on Friday,… Continue reading