Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Washington state is known for its flannel-wearing, IPA-drinking, nature-loving residents, and Whidbey Island happens to be a haven for all of those activities. Freeland resident… Continue reading

From the minds of kindergartners: New-to-school kids share observations about what to expect

Amalie Provoncha, 5 How do you feel about starting kindergarten? I don’t know. Are you excited? What are you most excited about? Yeah. Playing on… Continue reading

Ryan’s House for Youth celebrating 10 years of service

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Ryan and the giant pumpkin: Coupeville resident grows half-ton gourd

Lying in a Central Whidbey garden, among large green leaves, was what looked like Cinderella’s carriage. But no fairy godmother was around to help this… Continue reading

Bug guy gives bird talk

An insect ecologist will be discussing an order of birds that was once accused of stealing milk from goats. Coupeville resident Joseph Sheldon, who has… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

A first-day high five for the new school year

Photos by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s September art events

Rocks and gemstones will be on display for the RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY’s “The Stones of September” Mineral Wonders from Windwalker Taibi , running through Oct.… Continue reading

A weekend to remember

The Oak Harbor Music Festival was a hit — and played many hits —during the Labor Day Weekend.… Continue reading

Crab from the cove

Wylie Vracin and his sons, Damon and Nic, caught this crab Monday, Aug. 26. It is “the largest they have ever caught after years and… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Cruise News: Traverse the seas with the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

By Kat Bivoino During the summer months, each weekend, one Oak Harbor Yacht Club member sponsors a cruise somewhere in the islands for a little… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a state wide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Music Festival holding true to mission

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Once again, Labor Day weekend on Whidbey means masses of people and boatloads of bands jamming together at… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Whidbey landscapes, town scenes captured for ‘paint out’ event

Sale and exhibition Aug. 24-25 at the Coupeville Rec Hall

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

Three music festivals set for South Whidbey this weekend

South Whidbey will be center stage for three music festivals next weekend — Whidbey Island Music Festival, Freeland’s Bluesberry Festival and Whidbey Island Guitar Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

Whidbey’s Janie Cribbs keeps on belting out the blues

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE for the Whidbey News-Times Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Rait. These are just a few of the famous performers that Janie Cribbs… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Whidbey Island’s lost fishing resorts focus of bus tour

By Wendy Leigh Any South Whidbey native over the age of 60 is sure to have a tall tale about the lively fishing resorts dotting… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading