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New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

Starting a new business can be a big risk, especially during a global pandemic. A Freeland couple is hoping to corner the market with sweet… Continue reading

Two from Whidbey Magna Cum Laude at Whitworth

The following students from Whidbey Island were awarded degrees from Whitworth University in Spokane: Oak Harbor Sophia Dickinson, bachelor of arts, psychology and sociology -… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Two from Whidbey Magna Cum Laude at Whitworth

The following students from Whidbey Island were awarded degrees from Whitworth University in Spokane: Oak Harbor Sophia Dickinson, bachelor of arts, psychology and sociology -… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

SEBASTIAN WURZRAINER, of Coupeville, is one of Dartmouth College’s six valedictorians from the class of 2020. The top 12 students, six valedictorians and six salutatorians… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Keep your germs, cover your face in style

It was once the look for bandits, ninjas and dentists. Now it’s gone viral. What’s up with that? Face masks are part of the COVID… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Oak Harbor student on Marquette dean’s list

Oak Harbor native Callie Nuttall named to Marquette University’s spring 2020 Dean’s List CALLIE NUTTALL, of Oak Harbor, was named to the Dean’s List for… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Whidbey’s other pandemic: It’ll make you buggy

By Harry Anderson The pandemic is getting worse. The death toll here on our Rock is already in the thousands. It’s killing young and old,… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2020

Two from Whidbey recognized by CWU

Central Washington University’s College of Business has recognized REBECCA ROBINSON, of Coupeville, as its 2020 Outstanding Student in Marketing for the Ellensburg campus. Robinson graduated… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Oak Harbor caterer is adapting her business to COVID-19

An Oak Harbor caterer with a love of cooking for the masses has had to reinvent herself and her business as a result of COVID-19,… Continue reading

Going to the dogs, and occasional cat

Dogs don’t chase after this ambulance. They ride inside. What’s up with that? It’s the pet ambulance. Veterinarians Dr. Eric Patrin and Dr. Rob Jung… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Overcoming an eerie feeling in an empty tourist town

Eerie is an onomatopoeia – a word that sounds like what it means. I was reminded of that tidbit I learned in my high school… Continue reading

Garden pros offer sage advice

Starting a garden for the first time may seem daunting, but it can also be a therapeutic pastime for those staying at home and looking… Continue reading

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

Animal stories aren’t just for kids, as a Clinton resident and pastor is hoping to demonstrate during a Zoom story time session this Friday. Catherine… Continue reading

BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES

BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups brown sugar packed ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar pinch of salt 4 Tablespoons butter 1… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2020

Need help? There’s likely a number you can call

The volume of calls to Whidbey organizations offering assistance have not shown a drastic increase, but demonstrate a need to connect with local resources during… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s Zook awarded Central College scholarships

Oak Harbor resident SAMUEL ZOOK was one of more than 700 students at Central College who would have been honored at the college’s annual Scholarship… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Island students make OSU honor roll

Students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for winter term at Oregon State University were recently announced. The list includes the following from Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020
David Krolokouski and Juan Zalapa, right, prepare meals every Sunday in the kitchen of Pickles Deli in Clinton.

Keeping it clean: Bayview cook starts free delivery service

A currently unemployed cook has been keeping busy making and delivering healthy meals to essential workers from Coupeville to Clinton. Juan Zalapa, who worked in… Continue reading

David Krolokouski and Juan Zalapa, right, prepare meals every Sunday in the kitchen of Pickles Deli in Clinton.

Passing the time while social distancing, Whidbey-style

We Rock Dwellers are of an independent stripe in how we do most things. That holds true, I have discovered, for how we pass time… Continue reading

Pink Moon rising

RJ Snowberger captured this image of Wednesday’s “pink moon” rising over Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020