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Oak Harbor's famous chicken has flown the coop, but many other inflatable creatures are expected to be at this year's Santa Cruise and tree lighting event. They will include a snowman, a dinosaur, a squirrel, "Gary the Sasquatch" and others.

It’s a holiday hit parade

Oak Harbor, Coupeville celebrate Christmas in unique ways

 

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Picker finds a toolbox full of Pacific Northwest history

John Norris found custom-made tools that were hand-forged during the first half of the 20th century.

 

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Melyssa Smith plays the Nutcracker.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre is back live on stage with ‘The Nutcracker’ at WICA

Tickets are on sale now for the show which opens Friday, Dec. 10 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 19.

  • Nov 26, 2021

 

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Lunch at The Braeburn is worth the wait

By RJ Benner rbenner@whidbeynewsgroup.com Last Saturday, my family and I decided to shop in Langley. We ventured up and down the shopping district, walked along… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Whidbey to host plethora of holiday markets, bazaars

Local artisans are sharing in the holiday spirit at markets across the island in the coming weeks.

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Library to host chocolate-making event

From 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, a local pastry chef will demonstrate how to make chocolate truffles.

  • Nov 23, 2021
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Virtual field trips increase park accessibility

Washington State Parks developed online resources to allow people to learn park history and nature.

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Bedtime story brought to the page in “On Wings of Wonder”

What started as a children’s picture book evolved to a 260-page novel for readers ages 9-12.

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Whidbey offers recipes to be thankful for

As Thanksgiving Day draws closer and closer, it’s time to start those holiday meal preparations.

  • Nov 19, 2021
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Whidbey Art Market returns Nov. 26 and 27

The market creator hopes that shoppers will see the value in buying locally this holiday season.

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Veteran wins spotlight for ‘burrito walk’ photography

Sean Dustman’s photography will be on display at the Oak Harbor library through the end of November.

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Community launches effort to rescue beloved pet store

Debbie Wilkie has rescued thousands of creatures, but saving little lives can be expensive.

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"All Together Now" cast members perform "Be Our Guest" from "Beauty and the Beast" at a rehearsal Nov. 7.

The show will go on

Oak Harbor performers are relieved to be taking the stage safely this weekend despite a COVID scare.

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"All Together Now" cast members perform "Be Our Guest" from "Beauty and the Beast" at a rehearsal Nov. 7.
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Color of dawn

Pam Headridge captured an image during a dramatic sunrise Wednesday morning on North Whidbey.

  • Nov 5, 2021
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Bird Flight: Photographs, Stories and Science

Whidbey Audubon Society’s Nov. 11 meeting features photographer Peter Cavanagh.

  • Nov 2, 2021
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Chef brews up fermentation class at Tilth

A fermentation expert will address myths and misinformation about the process at an upcoming class.

Sherman retirement party planned

Coupeville agriculture icons Dale and Liz Sherman are retiring from farming.

  • Nov 2, 2021
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A green reaping: Whidbey pot farm harvests outdoor bounty

Volunteers approach bushes of kush with shears in hand at the South Whidbey farm owned by Adam Lind.

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A great pumpkin

What’s big, orange and weighs exactly 405 pounds? The pumpkin sitting in Oak Harbor resident James Cardinal’s yard. Cardinal won the pumpkin from Haggen grocery… Continue reading

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Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

A great pumpkin

What’s big, orange and weighs exactly 405 pounds? The pumpkin sitting in Oak Harbor resident James Cardinal’s yard. Cardinal won the pumpkin from Haggen grocery… Continue reading

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times