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Educating through art, naturally

Health challenges don’t damper couple’s passion to inspire others

 

Whidbey winter blast scrapbook

A look at Whidbey Island’s winter blast.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

 

ROCKIN’ A HARD PLACE: SPIN Café will finally get its spin

O ak Harbor’s SPIN Café is about to get the spin cycle it was always supposed to have. And wash and rinse. And also a… Continue reading

 

Land trust launches its 6th annual photo contest

By Ron Newberry Special to the Whidbey News-Times There is natural beauty around nearly every corner on Whidbey and Camano islands. Breathtaking mountain and water… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

A second chance at love is found in a taproom

For some people, Valentine’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. They are the Ebenezer Scrooges of Feb 14. They might be middle-aged and… Continue reading

Annie Jr. allowing students to shine

Note: Due to the recent snowy weather, the Coupeville Elementary Drama Club will be moving the performance of Annie Jr. to Friday, Feb. 15 at… Continue reading

In touch with giants

Orca Network offers hands-on encounters with gray whales

Classic play takes on timeless societal issues

Whidbey Playhouse spotlights domestic violence, mental illness in ‘Streetcar’

Annual Chocolate Walk makes for a sweet visit to historic Coupeville

It’s time to get cozy with a hot cup of cocoa, bundle up against the brisk winter weather and spend a few hours on a… Continue reading

Building a North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

Home-repair nonprofit extends its helping hand

Big Red Event for Ryan’s House

Homeless youth organization celebrating 10th anniversary

Doug Martin loves numbers and budgeting.

Island County’s numbers guy: ‘I enjoy budget … it’s my forte’

Island County commissioners want the public to see the annual budget as more than a list of numbers. Tasked with making this shift and creating… Continue reading

Doug Martin loves numbers and budgeting.

Efforts to bring orca Tokitae home chronicled in new book

They’re known as “orca dorks,” and Sandra Pollard is proud to say she’s one of them. Bound by an inexplicable love for the black-and-white creatures… Continue reading

Orchestra performing array of string music Saturday and Sunday

Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra will present a set of programs called “Simply Strings” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and 2:30… Continue reading

Lutefisk will be served up at sold-out Nordic Lodge dinner

It’s slimy, gooey and shakes like Jello — fishy, white jello. But the gooey lutefisk tastes good, according to Nordic Lodge president Brian Petersen. “All… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times)

Local musicians gathering weekly for acoustic jam

Well, it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift, the baffled king composing “Hallelujah …” The melodious lyrics… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times)

Running club offers health, educational benefits

P.E.teacher Holly Troyer is helping kids get a running start to their day. Three days a week, Troyer watches and encourages her group of “Marathon… Continue reading

Connecting past and present Whidbey Telecom’s goal

Calling up history with a telephone musuem

Whidbey’s first baby of 2019 arrives

Most everything about Taliesin White’s arrival was a surprise, including the fact that he was the first baby born on Whidbey Island in 2019. Oak… Continue reading

Retired sailor hoping to leave his mark

A donation to a local charity could lead to a new tattoo from a true ink master. Tickets to win a three-hour tattoo from Austin… Continue reading