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Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing

Scientists from across the nation agreed its most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Organizers hope the event will support local farms.

Happy to bee the ‘Bug Man’

Ryan Nefcy has built a reputation as Whidbey’s go-to guy for all things buggy through Facebook.

South Whidbey High School graduate Mary F. Bakeman swam from Hat Island to Whidbey Island on Aug. 29 as a way to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.

South Whidbey High School grad swims from Hat Island to Whidbey

Mary F. Bakeman completed the swim in one hour and four minutes.

South Whidbey High School graduate Mary F. Bakeman swam from Hat Island to Whidbey Island on Aug. 29 as a way to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.
Earth Sanctuary owner and founder Chuck Pettis stands beside a tree dedicated to his sister, Lydia Pettis. Chuck Pettis is offering others the chance to honor a loved one with the purchase of a memorial tree. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

The greener good: Purchase a tree as a tribute

South Whidbey’s Earth Sanctuary is offering a ripe opportunity.

Earth Sanctuary owner and founder Chuck Pettis stands beside a tree dedicated to his sister, Lydia Pettis. Chuck Pettis is offering others the chance to honor a loved one with the purchase of a memorial tree. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

Magnificent Crab Queens

Magnificent Crab Queens

  • Aug 28, 2020

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

  • Aug 28, 2020

Coupeville couple named Washington State Parks volunteers of the year

Two Coupeville residents have received statewide recognition for their efforts at Fort Casey Historical Park. Cheri and David Anderson are Washington State Parks 2019 volunteers… Continue reading

‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

There’s a lobster-roll food truck parked by a pot shop and a teen girl dancing in a lobster costume on a rural stretch of Highway… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is preparing for the 2020 Festival of Trees, but with some social distancing measures. Because of COVID-19, Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2020

From Aug. 1-31, Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley will present new paintings by painter Alfredo Arreguín. At 85, Alfredo still paints daily and continues to… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Naval air museum luncheon July 23

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum’s monthly Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. John Hughes… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Rockin’ A Hard Place | Yard sign war: Bullhorn politics on our quiet rock

One of my favorite things about living on this Rock has been how un-littered our highways and byways are with the annoying billboards and advertising… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Whidbey residents on Gonzaga deans list

The following Whidbey Island residents earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2020. OAK HARBOR Miranda Abunimeh, Kaela Flores, Andrew Franssen,… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020
Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

Seeking homes for unwanted books

An avid book lover is asking the community to help him save unwanted books by donating them to him rather than sending them to an… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.
Anna Zefferys, Founder of Bart’s Better Food cooks the plant-based meat alternative into a burger.
                                Photo by Brandon Taylor

New biz is meatless in Freeland

After spending 12 years in New York, a Freeland native has returned to Whidbey Island to kickstart her plant-based meat alternative business. Anna Zefferys is… Continue reading

Anna Zefferys, Founder of Bart’s Better Food cooks the plant-based meat alternative into a burger.
                                Photo by Brandon Taylor

Hot diggity! New stand launches in Oak Harbor

A new hot dog stand is finding its footing in Oak Harbor. Boston-bred Doug and Julianne Blynn are the owners of the newly established Flightline… Continue reading

Rod and Gun Club a catch for the community

An 83-year-old South Whidbey institution dedicated to social activities and outdoor sports is looking for a way to involve a fresh crop of members. The… Continue reading

Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July

Rob Schouten Gallery will present “Facade: What Lies Beneath the Surface,” July 4-28. The show will feature the work of artist Anne Belov. While the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

Grab your bike helmet, it’s time to register for the fifth annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride. The fun and non-competitive bike ride, organized… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020