Maria Matson

Coupeville’s 2019 graduates receive diplomas, look ahead to the future

Four years. Four years of homework, friendships, classrooms lectures, competitions and the inevitable hijinks. It came to a close Friday for the 64 students who… Continue reading


Navy pilots reported seeing UFOs. What do you think they really are… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Oak Harbor Cinemas getting revamp under ‘new’ owners

Oak Harbor Cinemas is under new management. Or rather, the reins of the business have been returned to the original owner, John Solin, along with… Continue reading

Retired deputies offer gun training for women

Firearms are no laughing matter, and nobody is going to laugh at the women during this training class — these retired deputies of the Island… Continue reading

SPU invites public to tour historic Camp Casey center

The opportunity awaits to walk the paths where hundreds of enlisted military personnel once roamed, peer into the alien eyes of a tentacled octopus and… Continue reading

Town’s annual parade and ceremony honors veterans

Turn your eyes to the skies this year for Coupeville’s Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony. The annual event, which honors men and women who… Continue reading

New centenarian enjoys a big birthday bash

Arta Sandstrom has lived through a century. “My whole life has been so wonderful,” she said. Her birthday was Wednesday, May 8, and her family,… Continue reading

Hearts and Hammers has annual work day

It was a big weekend for Whidbey Island Hearts & Hammers chapters, which held their annual work day on Saturday, May 4. Central and South… Continue reading

Penn Cove Water Festival held under sunny skies

The crowd cheered, children waved, supporters beat drums and the canoe racers paddled as fast as they could during Saturday’s 28th annual Penn Cove Water… Continue reading

David Day to serve as Port’s commissioner

The Port of Coupeville commissioners announced Monday during a special meeting that former port executive director David Day will serve as interim commissioner until Nov.… Continue reading

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington wave to the crowd at the Holland Happening parade, now in its 50th year.

Oak Harbor’s Dutch treat

Holland Happening celebrates 50 years

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington wave to the crowd at the Holland Happening parade, now in its 50th year.

Penn Cove Water Festival next weekend

Coupeville celebration of culture, community and canoes is 28 years strong

Upcoming garden events on Whidbey Island offer variety

Whidbey Island has a variety of garden clubs and garden-related events for plant lovers, the flower-appreciative and gardeners of all experience levels. Here are some… Continue reading

Holland Happening 50th celebration starts Thursday

Parade, carnival and food will fill the weekend

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group)

Garden Club’s 51st annual sale Saturday

Greenery, gardens and geraniums galore. The Coupeville Garden Club is holding its 51st annual plant sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group)

Growing a new program at Greenbank Farm

Veterans become farmers in Boots to Roots

Easter events on Whidbey

Wednesday, April 17 • Office of Tenebrae, 7 p.m., April 17, St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley. The choir of St. Hubert Catholic Church will present… Continue reading

Port seeking money, community support to fix wharf

As part of its long-term vision to fix and stabilize the Coupeville Wharf, the Port of Coupeville is seeking nearly $1 million from Island County’s… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire board hears grievances from district firefighters

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters, staff and members of the public aired grievances and reiterated complaints to the three-person board of commissioners at a… Continue reading

Family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading