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Jenni Ward installs the more than 300 pieces of "Spore Patterns" by hand at the Price Sculpture Forest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Mushroom-inspired piece grows in sculpture forest

A new installation joined the many nature-themed artworks in the Price Sculpture Forest this week.

Jenni Ward installs the more than 300 pieces of "Spore Patterns" by hand at the Price Sculpture Forest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Pick your own sunflowers at North Whidbey farm

The farm stand is now offering u-pick sunflowers from its fields north of Oak Harbor.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Sarah Gallella, Jill Jackson and Erin Tombaugh take a sip of tea during their bows. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Live theater returns to Whidbey Playhouse with three-woman show

The Playhouse’s first show of the long-awaited season will be “Tea for Three.”

From left, Sarah Gallella, Jill Jackson and Erin Tombaugh take a sip of tea during their bows. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Isadora and Mateo Jimenez Campos stop for a picture with the wolf pup mascot. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville Wolf Pups come back to school

Coupeville students and teachers had their first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Isadora and Mateo Jimenez Campos stop for a picture with the wolf pup mascot. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Welcome back: Photos from Oak Harbor’s first day of school

Oak Harbor schools had their first day Sept. 9.

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Season of live entertainment planned for Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

After a year and a half of online events, WICA is planning a season of indoor, in-person events.

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Oak Harbor's famous chicken dances with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans have copied his signature pose while he struts about the town during the multi-day music festival.

Free-range fun

Oak Harbor’s famous Chucky Chicken danced with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor's famous chicken dances with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans have copied his signature pose while he struts about the town during the multi-day music festival.
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Whidbey Lions clubs provide medical supplies to Mexico

The Oak Harbor, Coupeville and Central Whidbey Lions Clubs’ influence extends far beyond the island.

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A rare glimpse: Gates to sculpture park open to public for two days

The Cloudstone Sculpture Park will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5.

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A virus, a trial, a judgment coming to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

A one-night reading of “The Trial of Doctor Fuchetti” is coming to the WICA main stage this Saturday.

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Woodworking creations taking center stage at WICA Sept. 4-6

Whidbey’s biggest celebration of all things wooden is coming to the South End next weekend.

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Rockin’ a Hard Place: An irresistible urge to emerge takes hold, on and off the Rock

One of the benefits of this urge for me was recalling what I miss about our Rock while far from it.

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Wild experiences await at Possession Sound Preserve

The rugged site is the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s newest nature preserve, which opened this summer.

  • Aug 24, 2021
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Freeland resident Kevin Lungren has been commuting to the office using his paddleboard. It’s a commute he can do in all seasons and just about any type of weather, except wind. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Boarding commute

A Whidbey man gets to work in Freeland by paddleboard — weather permitting.

Freeland resident Kevin Lungren has been commuting to the office using his paddleboard. It’s a commute he can do in all seasons and just about any type of weather, except wind. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)
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Summer school focuses on fun activities, social education

Oak Harbor summer school students can learn karate, take magic lessons and taste garden greens.

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Coders create alternative apps for ferry service

Ferry riders have created websites and apps dedicated to navigating the routes of travel.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Officers Shawn Warwick, right, and Rob Davison stand with their new police e-bike. The bike allows them to interact with Coupeville residents more easily. (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

E-bike successful addition to town police force

Coupeville residents can stop and say hi when they see a police officer riding by on a bicycle.

Officers Shawn Warwick, right, and Rob Davison stand with their new police e-bike. The bike allows them to interact with Coupeville residents more easily. (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Bill Headridge and his dog Ginger appear delighted by the discovery of a Douglas squirrel during a late February walk at Admiralty Inlet Preserve, protected by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. (Photo by Pam Headridge)

Local land stewards share Whidbey’s hidden gems

Whidbey residents looking for outdoor recreation can visit one of the island’s lesser-known trails.

Bill Headridge and his dog Ginger appear delighted by the discovery of a Douglas squirrel during a late February walk at Admiralty Inlet Preserve, protected by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. (Photo by Pam Headridge)
Boats zip along the Oak Harbor course during 2018 Hydros for Heroes. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)

Hydros racing in Oak Harbor through weekend

Between 40 and 45 teams will take to the water this weekend during “Hydros for Heroes” race.

Boats zip along the Oak Harbor course during 2018 Hydros for Heroes. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)
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Rockin’ a Hard Place: Opportunity to make statue a landmark slipping away

Oak Harbor could use a big landmark, something people recognize and talk about when they visit.

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