Life

The Greenbank Trading Post is full of collectibles for all tastes. Anthony Gatto turned the old family barn with items from estate sales over the past two decades. Years ago, his store was one of 13 such stores along Whidbey’s main route but many have closed. His mother, RuthAnne Gatto, also helps out in the store, which got its beginnings as a olace to sell her homemade crafts.

Greenbank Trading Post packed with collectibles

Shop may soon become another relic of yesteryear

 

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Thanks, Whidbey, for everything you have, every day

I know it sounds a bit Pollyanna-ish, but living here on the…

 

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Clinton resident Steve Burr works with trainer Lauren Coleman on the punch mitts.

Going toe-to-toe with Parkinson’s Disease

In 2015, Clinton resident Steve Burr tuned in to the CBS program…

 

Cribbage club steadfastly deals the cards every Thursday night

‘It’s a mental challenge and sometimes a verbal challenge’

Island Bohemian Cafe aims to crack the solitary artists’ life

European idea with Whidbey whimsy

Conservation district taking bare root plant orders

Through Jan. 31, Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting online orders for…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Classic film noir takes the stage at Whidbey Playhouse

‘Moid-ah’ made funny in this delightful detective tale of diamonds and deceit

Coupeville Thanksgiving feast expecting up to 175 guests

Many volunteers will be on hand for the 20th annual Coupeville Community…

New $500 classical music grant announced by Arts Council, Island Consort

High school and college students eligible

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Conservation District holding 50th anniversary photo contest

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Whidbey Island Conservation District,…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Rockin’ A Hard Place | Is there anything more useless here than an umbrella?

About this time of year, as the drizzle sets in and the…

Annual Vets Day program Saturday in Coupeville

The Central Whidbey community will honor veterans Saturday during the annual Veterans…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Monitoring the Smith, Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve

In Puget Sound a few miles west of Oak Harbor are two…

Providing therapy on all fours in Las Vegas

‘Nitro had a lot of tears on his back’

Ping-Pong Tuesdays attracting players from across island

Every Tuesday night, the frequent pinging sound of bouncing plastic balls and…

Soroptimist clubs’ award deadline approaching

Helping low-income women mission of local clubs

Saratoga Orchestra concerts Saturday and Sunday in Freeland and Oak Harbor

Sean Brown will perform an original composition on horn

Halloween happenings abound

Run, walk, dance, trick, treat, roll a pumpkin down the street

Together 65 years in marriage and missions

Ivan and Virginia Lathrop lived in Middle East, Japan

Port planning Greenbank Farm bond payoff celebration

After 20 years, the Port of Coupeville is set to make its…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Oak Harbor science teacher back from Ironman championships

Dehydrated from the hot, humid weather of Kona, Hawaii an Oak Harbor…

Lofty dream takes shape in Oak Harbor

Bagels, cocktails and more on tap for old Feed & Seed

ISLAND UNSEEN| Cle Elum Ridge Run 25K: Sometimes, You Just Have To Show Up

A line of bibbed runners file past as we enter the Taneum…

A wicked homecoming parade for Coupeville

Witches, wizard, football and floats

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Spotlight now on Second Saturdays for Greenbank Farm artists

Photos and paintings of Denis Hill and Barbara Marks featured at Artworks Gallery

A honey of a summer on ‘Whidbee’ Island

‘If you did not produce honey this year you should find a new hobby or profession.’

Oak Harbor Poetry Project launches Sunday at library

Aaron John Marek is first featured poet and reader

Ron Van Dyk: ‘Important historical figure of our community to be honored

Island County Historical Society aiming high at Oct. 14 fundraiser

Revving up for domestic violence awareness

Navy motorcyclists riding Friday to ‘Stop the Cycle’

Piling on the pumpkins and sprucing up the barn

Local farms get ready to greet fall’s harvest of customers

Ghosts and goblins making way to Coupeville for annual ‘Haunting’

Ghouls and goblins are making their way into dark corners throughout town…

Mussel Flats gets out of garage to rock Whidbey

A ‘boy band’ for the ages

Team race to raise $12k for food bank

Relay teams raced their way to victory Saturday raising more than $12,000…

Rotary honors September student of the month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored its first student of the month…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

New festival features fresh and fermented cider

Pressed apples: Both kids and adults can get juiced

Island Unseen: What’s SUP?

The second day of summer 2017 was the best one ever for…

New book explores 75 years of NAS Whidbey history

During WWII ‘it was a mill for turning out trainees’ says author William Stein

Free ‘Star Party’ is Friday night

Island County Astronomical Society is hosting its free Star Party Friday night…

Community invited to the Loft event Saturday

From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, the Loft on Fidalgo & Dock…