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Bakery moves to new location

Chris’ Bakery is in a new location with a new owner.

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I Love You

Wendy’s manager shares the love one drive-thru customer at a time

April DiDonna tells Oak Harbor Wendy’s customers she cares.

I Love You
Goodall arranges some food in the to-go window, where customers pick up their food from outside.

New cafe in town adapted to COVID world

Langley Kitchen has adapted to the times.

Goodall arranges some food in the to-go window, where customers pick up their food from outside.
Dianne and Dave Binder, owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville, said they are ready to retire and have listed the large Victorian for sale. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville B&B goes on the market for $1.3 million

The owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville are ready to retire.

Dianne and Dave Binder, owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville, said they are ready to retire and have listed the large Victorian for sale. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Winging it

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get you to crack a smile.

The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Jamie Farage demonstrating how the photo booth works. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

New Clinton store encourages shoppers to buy local

The Whidbey Artists Collective, located at Ken’s Korner, has become a perfect place for artists.

Jamie Farage demonstrating how the photo booth works. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times
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Spa wins $45,000 PSE makeover, spot on Evening Magazine

A Coupeville spa won a contest for a small-business energy efficiency and cosmetic makeover.

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With most traffic laws, the police can exercise discretion

Road Rules column shares some driving insight.

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Hoppin’ around the Christmas tree

Floral designer brings Langley’s well-known critter to life

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An unexpected pairing of Baby Yoda and Santa in a jet plane are the stars of this home’s Christmas display, located just off of Southwest Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

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Bringing on the holiday color, whimsy with Christmas lights

An unexpected pairing of Baby Yoda and Santa in a jet plane are the stars of this home’s Christmas display, located just off of Southwest Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Nolan Mailliard from Mailliard’s Landing Nursery in Oak Harbor said Christmas cacti and other indoor plants are great gifts this holiday season. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Nolan Mailliard from Mailliard’s Landing Nursery in Oak Harbor said Christmas cacti and other indoor plants are great gifts this holiday season. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Find a fantastic fir for your Whidbey Christmas

There are plenty of tannenbaums to choose from on the island.

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Whidbey markets offer unique holiday gift items

Looking for a gift? Whidbey’s holiday markets have plenty of ideas all month.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Festival of Trees goes online

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s biggest fundraiser is online this week.

Courthouse circa 1891

Ghost of Courts Past: The Story behind Washington’s oldest courthouse

Washington’s oldest standing building that’s ever been occupied as a courthouse is in Coupeville.

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Cory Fakkema has brought the family farm near Oak Harbor into the modern age, using more ecologically sound practices that are considered better for the land and livestock. Photo by Ron Newberry

Regenerative agriculture: A new, healthier way to farm

A Whidbey farm is relying on more ecologically sound practices.

Cory Fakkema has brought the family farm near Oak Harbor into the modern age, using more ecologically sound practices that are considered better for the land and livestock. Photo by Ron Newberry
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Dance theater brings Nutcracker to the drive-in, living rooms

A popular wintertime performance will be offered virtually this year.

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Rockin’ a Hard Place: Making the most of the short end of the drumstick

So here we are, having given thanks for all our blessings on Thanksgiving 2020. But wasn’t the main thing we’re thankful for simply that 2020… Continue reading

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey’s Georgia Gerber creates iconic shapes in bronze

She turns abstract forms into some of the region’s most beloved public art, including the Pike Place Market pig.

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

Home for the kids: Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

A South Whidbey woman nursed two goats back to health with the help of Chinese medicine.

Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.