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Magnificent Crab Queens

Magnificent Crab Queens

Magnificent Crab Queens

  • Aug 28, 2020
Magnificent Crab Queens
Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

  • Aug 28, 2020
Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness
Coupeville couple named Washington State Parks volunteers of the year

Coupeville couple named Washington State Parks volunteers of the year

Two Coupeville residents have received statewide recognition for their efforts at Fort Casey Historical Park. Cheri and David Anderson are Washington State Parks 2019 volunteers… Continue reading

Coupeville couple named Washington State Parks volunteers of the year
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

There’s a lobster-roll food truck parked by a pot shop and a teen girl dancing in a lobster costume on a rural stretch of Highway… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is preparing for the 2020 Festival of Trees, but with some social distancing measures. Because of COVID-19, Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2020

From Aug. 1-31, Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley will present new paintings by painter Alfredo Arreguín. At 85, Alfredo still paints daily and continues to… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Naval air museum luncheon July 23

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum’s monthly Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. John Hughes… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Rockin’ A Hard Place | Yard sign war: Bullhorn politics on our quiet rock

One of my favorite things about living on this Rock has been how un-littered our highways and byways are with the annoying billboards and advertising… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Whidbey residents on Gonzaga deans list

The following Whidbey Island residents earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2020. OAK HARBOR Miranda Abunimeh, Kaela Flores, Andrew Franssen,… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020
Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

Seeking homes for unwanted books

An avid book lover is asking the community to help him save unwanted books by donating them to him rather than sending them to an… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.
Anna Zefferys, Founder of Bart’s Better Food cooks the plant-based meat alternative into a burger.                                Photo by Brandon Taylor

New biz is meatless in Freeland

After spending 12 years in New York, a Freeland native has returned to Whidbey Island to kickstart her plant-based meat alternative business. Anna Zefferys is… Continue reading

Anna Zefferys, Founder of Bart’s Better Food cooks the plant-based meat alternative into a burger.                                Photo by Brandon Taylor
Hot diggity! New stand launches in Oak Harbor

Hot diggity! New stand launches in Oak Harbor

A new hot dog stand is finding its footing in Oak Harbor. Boston-bred Doug and Julianne Blynn are the owners of the newly established Flightline… Continue reading

Hot diggity! New stand launches in Oak Harbor

Rod and Gun Club a catch for the community

An 83-year-old South Whidbey institution dedicated to social activities and outdoor sports is looking for a way to involve a fresh crop of members. The… Continue reading

Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July

Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July

Rob Schouten Gallery will present “Facade: What Lies Beneath the Surface,” July 4-28. The show will feature the work of artist Anne Belov. While the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020
Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July
Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

Grab your bike helmet, it’s time to register for the fifth annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride. The fun and non-competitive bike ride, organized… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020
Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie
New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

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

New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

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

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
Keep your germs, cover your face in style