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WICA screening movies until live theater can resume

The movies will run Friday-Sunday nights and began Oct. 9 at the popular South Whidbey venue.

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Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.

Yes, there will be Halloween

Halloween is going to be different this year. Here’s a list of COVID-safe events.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.
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Group’s book will lead you to the water’s edge

It may seem like getting to the water’s edge would be simple, given that Whidbey Island is surrounded by water, but there can be some… Continue reading

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Young reader benefits from deep dive into Library Picks

Young reader benefits from deep dive into Library Picks

By Kurt Batdorf Special to the News-Times Rachel Shaw and her family latched onto the Oak Harbor Library after the U.S. Navy moved them to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020
Young reader benefits from deep dive into Library Picks
Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community

Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community

North Whidbey Middle School PTA set up 800 lights - one for each student.

Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community
Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

The pop-up is a collaboration between several Langley businesses.

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Smoke signal: climate change is here, even on our Rock

We don’t have all this climate change catastrophe stuff going on here on Whidbey, now do we?

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Oh, portly Romeo. His eyes are bigger than his stomach.

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod
Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets

The local Brothers-IN-Arms Motorcycle Club’s fundraiser is this Sunday, Sept. 27.

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets
Rockin’ a Hard Place | Sarah Richards: growing lavender and setting down roots

Rockin’ a Hard Place | Sarah Richards: growing lavender and setting down roots

This resume will make you blink twice and shake your head. A young woman grows up on an island surrounded by farms. In college, she… Continue reading

Rockin’ a Hard Place | Sarah Richards: growing lavender and setting down roots
Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

The CDC initials were happenstance.

  • Sep 23, 2020
Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

Freeland Library hosts ‘Book Thief’ discussion

The virtual discussion will be on Oct. 16.

  • Sep 22, 2020
Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Growing Veterans has a fundraiser this Friday at the Blue Fox Drive-In to support local veterans.

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Jaguar, Nieder marry in Coupeville

The couple was married on Aug. 8.

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation

Greg Steible hopes to bring more service projects to Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Oak Harbor.

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation
Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing

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.

Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing
Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Organizers hope the event will support local farms.

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend
Happy to bee the ‘Bug Man’

Happy to bee the ‘Bug Man’

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

Happy to bee the ‘Bug Man’
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.