Kate Daniel

Sno-Isle Libraries offers a number of business classes throughout the year. Above, an attendee at a recent class at Coupeville Library takes notes on a presentation.

Library series aiding small business owners

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find even more support through their local library thanks to Sno-Isle’s Strategic Focus initiative. Though the libraries have… Continue reading

 

RE/MAX named No. 1 real estate franchise

RE/MAX, LLC was named the number one real estate franchise for the eighth consecutive year in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 listing. The company… Continue reading

 

Casual House sells to a longtime employee

Casual House sells to a longtime employee

For Casual House owner Jill Schact, the decision to sell to a longtime employee was a easy one

 

Whaling season of 1916 yields a catch of 268 for the year

Whaling season of 1916 yields a catch of 268 for the year

Hai Vo

Oak Harbor salon owner demonstrates a giving spirit

A single mother, Hai Vo’s spare time is scarce, but of the free time she does have, she donates much of it.

Hai Vo
Amy Hauser

Cultivating creativity at painting parties

Amy Hauser has made a career of empowering others. For the past 30 years, she has helped patients to overcome physical limitations through her work as a physical therapist. Through her new business venture, she’s helping people to express themselves with art.

Amy Hauser
Mark Szypula and Kory Dyer

Family-friendly Oak Harbor pub holding grand opening Saturday

The Loakal Public House aims to be a little bit of everything: family-friendly eatery, pub, live entertainment hotspot. The pub will hold its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. It is located at 656 SE Bayshore Drive #1, Oak Harbor.

Mark Szypula and Kory Dyer
Brandon  Nelson

Show Band jump starts tradition at Oak Harbor High School home football games

While many teens whiled away the few remaining weeks of summer, a cadre of musicians at Oak Harbor High School were working to jumpstart a new school tradition.

Brandon  Nelson
Dylan Jakobsen performs at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Sunday afternoon. His was one of 30 musical acts

Oak Harbor Music Fest attendance estimated at 20,000

Pioneer Way, packed with an audience of at least several hundred attendees, was transformed into a dance party in a matter of moments Saturday evening when headlining band Penguin Prison took the stage.

Dylan Jakobsen performs at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Sunday afternoon. His was one of 30 musical acts

Washington No. 10 state for senior health

Washington ranks No. 10 nationwide in terms of the health of the state’s senior population, according to the United Health Foundation.

Julie Charette Nunn is a shamanic herbalist of the wise woman tradition. She raises and harvests various healing plants on her Clinton farm

Shamanic herbalist facilitates a path to healing through plants

Julie Charette Nunn is a master conversationalist, though her discussion partners aren’t always of the typical sort.

Julie Charette Nunn is a shamanic herbalist of the wise woman tradition. She raises and harvests various healing plants on her Clinton farm
Hundreds of people participate in the ride each year

Telling trails: Woman realizes dream of traveling 1,300 miles by horse

After a lifetime of dreaming and 1,300 miles of riding, Oak Harbor resident Kristen Reiter and her Appaloosa horse Raiden made their way onto the Bear Paw Battlefield.

Hundreds of people participate in the ride each year
JoAnn Hellmann is leaving as leader of IDIPIC.

DUI prevention leader is retiring after 16 years

After 16 years at the helm, Hellmann is planning to retire from the organization, commonly known as IDIPIC, this month, having passed on the directorial position to Mike Diamanti earlier this year. After several months of searching, Diamanti and Hellmann chose Alice Biddulph to fill the role of panel facilitator.

JoAnn Hellmann is leaving as leader of IDIPIC.
The Golden Rule first set sail in 1958 in protest of nuclear weapons testing. The boat visited Coupeville Wednesday

Historic Golden Rule Peace Boat makes way through Penn Cove

On Aug. 17, the Golden Rule Peace Boat made its way into Penn Cove, an emblem of its namesake and a piece of history.

The Golden Rule first set sail in 1958 in protest of nuclear weapons testing. The boat visited Coupeville Wednesday

Teen suicide a crisis in county, mental health experts say

According to area mental health experts, teen suicide is more than a public health problem; it’s a crisis.

Parks district chairman resigns after being in serious accident

After nearly a year of service, North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Chairman Cecil Pierce stepped down from the position last Thursday, citing medical reasons.

Karen Carbone

The right supplement regimen varies by person | Bridge

From vitamin A to zinc, there is a plethora of supplements available on the market. While some have been touted by researchers and medical professionals as healthful and beneficial, others may do little more than lighten your pocketbook.

Karen Carbone
Yoga enthusiasts will meet at Fort Nugent Park Saturday for the fourth annual Whidbey Island YogaFest.

YogaFest puts outdoor twist on fitness

Whidbey Island YogaFest is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fort Nugent Park. Admission is free with donation of a canned food item for Oak Harbor Help House.

Yoga enthusiasts will meet at Fort Nugent Park Saturday for the fourth annual Whidbey Island YogaFest.
Jean Owen

Ninety-year-old vows to never stop dancing

The élan and grace with which Jean Owen makes her way across the dance floor belies her years, and the illness with which she’s embattled.

Jean Owen
Ernie Branigh rides daily on his bike which he’s owned for over 40 years. He’s taken it with him in travels throughout the world.

Oak Harbor man cycling for cancer research

Oak Harbor resident Ernie Branigh is riding in the the annual nationwide Great Cycle Challenge USA to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

Ernie Branigh rides daily on his bike which he’s owned for over 40 years. He’s taken it with him in travels throughout the world.