Approximately 1,000 pounds of pork landed in Oak Harbor Friday, ready to become the main course in a free dinner offered to the community.
Island heritage in all forms, tastes and sounds popped onto Greenbank Farm over the weekend for the 19th annual Loganberry Festival.
Although the farm’s loganberry patch is a fraction of its former grandeur, such a berry-fest would not be complete without a fruit-filled pie eating contest.
Couples can often be haunted by the pre-wedding questions that arise after they decide to get hitched: Outdoor or indoor wedding? What kind of cake won’t make my in-laws sick? How do I plan a reception on a shoestring budget?
Scores of horses and their riders, along with numerous fans of equestrian competition, descended on Whidbey Island July 10 through July 12 for the 33rd annual Whidbey Island Pony Club’s Horse Trial competition at the club’s arena on Zlystra Road.
Wednesday afternoon I lounged in a sizeable, empty kiddie pool with my young adult children, to soak in some warm, stray rays of sunshine and enjoy simple conversation. No doubt we looked silly. In fact, a neighbor drove up and informed us the pool would work better if filled. But this is Whidbey Island.
Buy your Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Ball Drop tickets this month for your chance to win $1,000.
During the event on Aug. 29, thousands of golf balls will be scattered on a target on the golf course at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. The ball that lands closest to the target is the winning ball and its owner will walk away with $1,000 in cash.
Lavender Wind Farm’s fourth annual Lavender & Wind Festival on Whidbey Island will be held Aug. 8 and 9.
Features include local art for viewing and purchase, food vendors, live music and Whidbey Island Winery, all of this on a beautiful lavender farm where you can tour the lavender fields and gardens while enjoying spectacular views of The Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The thousands waving small American flags ensured Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July celebration kept its patriotic feel.
Families, friends and visitors waved the flags along the sidewalks during the annual parade that wound along Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.
Employees from RE/MAX Acorn Properties continued their annual tradition near the front of the parade pack. They made sure each spectator had a flag to wave.
While Oak Harbor’s music scene hasn’t suffered from a lack of talent over the decades, there have been few discernible live venues for talent to thrive.
Some options for local acts include an occasional gig at the International Order of Odd Fellows Temple, a set at a festival, or playing for the Pioneer Way bar crowds -— assuming the band is out of high school.