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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

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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
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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.

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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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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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