If you ask any Whidbey Island sailor the best time of the year to hit the water they’d say “any.”…
The Greenbank Artists is an informal group of artists who get together every Tuesday to create art. They meet at the fire station on Race Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Currently, there are approximately 20 members.
Saturday’s 10th annual Garden Tour and Tea, presented by the Oak Harbor Civic Garden Club, will feature water installations, orchards, sculptures and masterful landscaping at seven local homes.
Beginning at 10 a.m. June 28, visitors can drive to “garden one” at 1315 Monroe Landing Road. The house is owned by Kellie Hampton and was built in 1955 by Commander Robert Tull. Today, it is an adult family care facility.
This week, two Whidbey News-Times reporters tried the commute from Coupeville to Seattle by way of the Island Transit Bus, Mukilteo ferry and the new Mukilteo train. Check out the video below to see what the trip is like and how it could save you money and time. Also, read the June 25 edition of the Whidbey News-Times for more in-depth coverage, including problems we noticed with the connection times.
The children dashed through the sun-kissed grass, laughing and shouting. A ball flew through the air and a little boy leaped to catch it. Others raced around the playground, their faces alight with the happiest of grins. But for the parents who watched, the best part was that the playing kids didn’t even think about the various ethnic backgrounds of their friends.
This microcosm of a perfect world happened at the Juneteenth celebration on June 14 at Windjammer Park. Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of African Americans from slavery.
The new Wintros Academy for autistic children will benefit from a gala, including a silent auction and dancing, Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Club. For ticket information call 360-628-5955.
Area residents Brandi Matros and Charity Winkler met in 2002 as mothers of autistic children.
On Sept. 2, the doors will open to Winkler and Matros’ combined vision, and names: Wintros Academy, the first private school in Washington for children with autism.
Local businesses are showcasing art from some of the island’s youngest residents this month, ranging from birth to age 5.
Partners in Island County for Early Learning, Island County’s Born Learning group and Sno-Isle Libraries collaborated with the Northwest Early Learning Born Learning Campaign and Thrive by Five to support a county-wide effort to display the artwork.
In her quest to cast a ballot, Gladys Kloewer has become intimately familiar with the “runaround,” a frustrating exercise in futility made famous by unbending employees who illogically refuse, under any circumstances, to deviate from their routine.
Although the United States became Gladys’ surrogate home almost 11 years ago, the Filipina citizen was denied dual citizenship. The reason? An oversight that went uncorrected.
A colorful display of street rods, classic, antique and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles set against the historic 1904 Greenbank Farm will make Whidbey Island the place to be for all car enthusiasts Saturday, June 14.