Laura Guido

Bell’s Farm holds celebration of a berry good crop

After two tough strawberry years, Bell’s Farm is finally abundant in the little red berries again. And its annual celebration of all thing strawberry is… Continue reading

Navy open house draws fans of all ages to Ault Field

Although the Navy’s presence is always visible around Oak Harbor, both on the ground and in the sky, few residents have the chance to get… Continue reading

Little chiefs

All the students at Broad View Elementary School braved the rain Thursday to welcome retiring kindergarten teacher Brenda Williams to her last day of school.… Continue reading

Hearing examiner holds meeting on proposed affordable housing

Many locals seem to agree that the island needs more affordable housing but can’t agree where to put it. A public hearing Tuesday before Oak… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth and nurses union at stalemate in bargaining

Members of the local nurses union seem to like what the new WhidbeyHealth CEO has to say; now they are waiting to see if his… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Garden Tour to showcase a Whidbey Island couple’s ‘retirement garden’

Laura Medbury kills house plants. Looking at her lush and expansive North Whidbey garden, no one would ever guess this, however. Medbury’s garden is featured… Continue reading

Input sought on waste management plan

Island County is asking for public comment on its plan to dispose of waste, including garbage, recycling and “moderate-risk waste.” The plan, which is required… Continue reading

Oak Harbor graduates reflect on the meaning of it all

Oak Harbor High School graduating seniors gathered Saturday at Wildcat Stadium in front of friends, family, honored guests, “regular guests,” teachers and staff to contemplate… Continue reading

Top 10 Wildcat grads prepare for rest of their lives

Today marks a significant milestone for Oak Harbor High School students who have completed their K-12 careers and a beginning of many more significant milestones… Continue reading

Coupeville hosts Sustainability Fair Wednesday

Those with questions about almost anything green — saving energy, conserving water, building bird sanctuaries — will have access to a plethora of resources Wednesday.… Continue reading

Citing ‘toxic’ atmosphere, North Whidbey Fire captain submits resignation after 15 years with department

A captain at North Whidbey Fire and Rescue has announced his resignation citing his lack of trust in the fire commissioners. After 15 years, Matt… Continue reading

Chicks perish in early morning barn fire

A heat lamp ignited a fire early Tuesday morning, killing chicks and destroying most of a barn in Greenbank, according to Central Whidbey Island Fire… Continue reading

Middle school student bakers battle for cupcake glory

North Whidbey Middle School eighth graders took to the kitchen last week to battle it out for a taste of sweet, sweet victory. Family and… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s new gyro hero: Former employee buys, transforms longtime Greek restaurant

Things are a bit different now for Jessie Abrahamson at the little gyro restaurant where she worked when she was 18. The menu has changed,… Continue reading

Hospital may end agreements with local fire districts

A change in a decade-long WhidbeyHealth agreement with fire districts could reduce budgets and staffing for North and Central Whidbey fire departments. However, a hospital… Continue reading

Coupeville top 10 seniors reflect on high school, look to future

They’ve turned their tassels, thrown their caps and likely put their gowns in a closet where they’ll stay for the next several years. The Coupeville… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity to host community appreciation event

Habitat for Humanity of Island County wants to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about what the organization does and how dire the… Continue reading

Island County commissioners cut ties with hearing examiner

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North Whidbey fire chief heads north to Alaska

Amid recent strife within the district, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Kirko has resigned. He accepted a fire chief position in Alaska. Kirko… Continue reading

Oak Harbor elementary students bring zoo to Regency

Second grader Emma Ritter can confidently tell you that flamingos are pink because they eat so many shrimp. Lilah Savin could also give fun facts… Continue reading