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Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and filling space until it remains motionless, unable to stretch any further. More of… Continue reading

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street
Come fly a kite: Annual Kite Festival is Sept. 21-22 at Camp Casey

Come fly a kite: Annual Kite Festival is Sept. 21-22 at Camp Casey

Whidbey Island has a reputation among kite-flyers. The wind presents a real challenge, with gusts from every which way. The grassy fields of Camp Casey… Continue reading

Come fly a kite: Annual Kite Festival is Sept. 21-22 at Camp Casey
Service dogs compete in ‘Puppy Olympics’

Service dogs compete in ‘Puppy Olympics’

With tails wagging and ears perked, eager canine “athletes” dashed and demonstrated their skills at the Doggie Olympics during the Summit Assistance Dogs’ annual volunteer… Continue reading

Service dogs compete in ‘Puppy Olympics’
Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Washington state is known for its flannel-wearing, IPA-drinking, nature-loving residents, and Whidbey Island happens to be a haven for all of those activities. Freeland resident… Continue reading

Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home
From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect

From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect

Amalie Provoncha, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? I don’t know. Are you excited? What are you most excited about? Yeah. Playing on… Continue reading

From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect
Ryan’s House for Youth celebrating 10 years of service

Ryan’s House for Youth celebrating 10 years of service

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Ryan’s House for Youth celebrating 10 years of service
Ryan and the giant pumpkin: Coupeville resident grows half-ton gourd

Ryan and the giant pumpkin: Coupeville resident grows half-ton gourd

Lying in a Central Whidbey garden, among large green leaves, was what looked like Cinderella’s carriage. But no fairy godmother was around to help this… Continue reading

Ryan and the giant pumpkin: Coupeville resident grows half-ton gourd
Bug guy gives bird talk

Bug guy gives bird talk

An insect ecologist will be discussing an order of birds that was once accused of stealing milk from goats. Coupeville resident Joseph Sheldon, who has… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019
Bug guy gives bird talk
A first-day high five for the new school year

A first-day high five for the new school year

Photos by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019
A first-day high five for the new school year
Art & About | Whidbey Island’s September art events

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s September art events

Rocks and gemstones will be on display for the RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY’s “The Stones of September” Mineral Wonders from Windwalker Taibi , running through Oct.… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s September art events
A weekend to remember

A weekend to remember

The Oak Harbor Music Festival was a hit — and played many hits —during the Labor Day Weekend.… Continue reading

A weekend to remember
Crab from the cove

Crab from the cove

Wylie Vracin and his sons, Damon and Nic, caught this crab Monday, Aug. 26. It is “the largest they have ever caught after years and… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019
Crab from the cove
Broadway Bound unfurls tales of dreams on Whidbey Playhouse stage
Broadway Bound unfurls tales of dreams on Whidbey Playhouse stage
Cruise News: Traverse the seas with the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

Cruise News: Traverse the seas with the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

By Kat Bivoino During the summer months, each weekend, one Oak Harbor Yacht Club member sponsors a cruise somewhere in the islands for a little… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019
Cruise News: Traverse the seas with the Oak Harbor Yacht Club
State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a state wide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently… Continue reading

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers
Oak Harbor Music Festival holding true to mission

Oak Harbor Music Festival holding true to mission

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Once again, Labor Day weekend on Whidbey means masses of people and boatloads of bands jamming together at… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019
Oak Harbor Music Festival holding true to mission
Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event

Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event

Sale and exhibition Aug. 24-25 at the Coupeville Rec Hall

Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event
New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville
New public restrooms in the parking lot at Town Green are open for flushing
New public restrooms in the parking lot at Town Green are open for flushing
Three music festivals set for South Whidbey this weekend

Three music festivals set for South Whidbey this weekend

South Whidbey will be center stage for three music festivals next weekend — Whidbey Island Music Festival, Freeland’s Bluesberry Festival and Whidbey Island Guitar Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019
Three music festivals set for South Whidbey this weekend