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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

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

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

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

Oak Harbor caterer is adapting her business to COVID-19
Going to the dogs, and occasional cat

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
Going to the dogs, and occasional cat
Rockin’ a Hard Place: Overcoming an eerie feeling in an empty tourist town

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

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Overcoming an eerie feeling in an empty tourist town
Garden pros offer sage advice

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

Garden pros offer sage advice
Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

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

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock
BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES

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
BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES

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

Pink Moon rising

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

  • Apr 15, 2020
Pink Moon rising
Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Life at the Ken’s Korner shopping plaza in Clinton has come to a crawl for Raja, a 9-year-old tortoise. There are less feet on the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020
Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business
Island eatery serves up kindness

Island eatery serves up kindness

A South Whidbey restaurant is shifting its resources towards delivering care packages for community members who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, or… Continue reading

Island eatery serves up kindness
Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing

Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing

During times of social distancing and school closures, a primarily outdoor school has had to shift some of its interaction online for students, a first… Continue reading

Nature-based school on Whidbey adapts to social distancing
Easter baskets for those in need

Easter baskets for those in need

Whidbey kids may be receiving an early visit this year from the Easter Bunny — or perhaps, the Easter Dinosaur. A Freeland resident, her family… Continue reading

Easter baskets for those in need
Residents craft face masks in response to shortage

Residents craft face masks in response to shortage

Sometimes problems require creative solutions. In the midst of a shortage of masks, people across Whidbey are working hard to provide replacements for health care… Continue reading

Residents craft face masks in response to shortage