Emily Gilbert

Dog Rescue

Rescuers pluck dog from side of steep bank

The dog, Morty, was not seriously injured after slipping down a steep slope in the North End.

Dog Rescue
Neil Tower

Neil Tower to go on Oak Harbor historic register

The Oak Harbor Preservation Commission has chosen the Neil Tower as its first project.

Neil Tower
Dianne and Dave Binder, owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville, said they are ready to retire and have listed the large Victorian for sale. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville B&B goes on the market for $1.3 million

The owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville are ready to retire.

Dianne and Dave Binder, owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville, said they are ready to retire and have listed the large Victorian for sale. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Winging it

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get you to crack a smile.

The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Fr. Kyle Logan of Grace by the Sea

New priest gets warm welcome at Grace by the Sea

The Rev. Kyle Logan is the new priest at Grace by the Sea Anglican Church in Oak Harbor.

Fr. Kyle Logan of Grace by the Sea
State Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, talks to Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor Unit Director Nikki Barone about some of the new ways the club will be able to teach kids kitchen skills in its new location on Ely Street. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New year, new home for Boys Girls Club of Oak Harbor

Kids will return to a new Boys & Girls Club building in January.

State Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, talks to Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor Unit Director Nikki Barone about some of the new ways the club will be able to teach kids kitchen skills in its new location on Ely Street. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor school board legislative priorities highlight mental health funding

School district leaders met with legislators to talk before the legislative session begins.

Soroptimist’s thrift store closing Saturday

The Upscale Resale thrift store operated by the Oak Harbor chapter of the charity organization Soroptimist International will be closing its doors for good after… Continue reading

The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Teachers voice concerns over plan to reopen schools

The Oak Harbor School Board approved a modified plan for Pre-K through sixth grade classes.

Oak Harbor School Board votes to change reopening plan

School leaders pressed to bring students back inside buildings when classes resume in January.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken

Fire department responds to report of small landslide south of Oak Harbor

A small landslide was investigated Wednesday about a mile west of Monroe Landing.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken
An unexpected pairing of Baby Yoda and Santa in a jet plane are the stars of this home’s Christmas display, located just off of Southwest Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Yo, Ho, Da!

Bringing on the holiday color, whimsy with Christmas lights

An unexpected pairing of Baby Yoda and Santa in a jet plane are the stars of this home’s Christmas display, located just off of Southwest Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Riverside

Cafe planning breakfast burrito giveaway holiday bonanza

Riverside Cafe in downtown Oak Harbor will be giving away 1,000 free burritos Saturday at 11 a.m.

Riverside
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Port of Coupeville opts for survey instead of levy | Corrected

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

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Nolan Mailliard from Mailliard’s Landing Nursery in Oak Harbor said Christmas cacti and other indoor plants are great gifts this holiday season. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Nolan Mailliard from Mailliard’s Landing Nursery in Oak Harbor said Christmas cacti and other indoor plants are great gifts this holiday season. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Artist chosen for Oak Harbor Garry oak project

A local wood artist has been selected to craft an acorn statue out of wood from a 330-year-old tree.

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Schools shuffled in new plan to replace buildings

Some schools would move to new locations in the school district’s plan for five replacements.

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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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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.

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