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Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times
                                <em>Chai and Dao Saipow stand</em><em> in front of the newly-renamed The Lo</em><em>wer Loft Eatery. </em>

Restaurant gets new owners, keeps menu

New name, new owners, same menu. Walking along Coupeville’s scenic front street, this little restaurant can be easy to miss, but please don’t overlook them,… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News-Times
                                <em>Chai and Dao Saipow stand</em><em> in front of the newly-renamed The Lo</em><em>wer Loft Eatery. </em>

A model child: Oak Harbor 5 year old has a very busy career

Harper Moon is likely more successful in her acting/modeling career than many people trying to do the same thing in Los Angeles will ever be.… Continue reading

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course offered

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next course — NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Storage unit skull ID’ed as Native American

A human skull found along with a jumble of stolen goods in a Whidbey Island storage unit was Native American, according to the Island County… Continue reading

Coupeville High School seniors celebrate at the annual end-of-year parade

High-fives all around

Coupeville High School seniors held their annual end-of-year parade Thursday. This year brought a new twist. After the parade, the seniors, in their caps and… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
Coupeville High School seniors celebrate at the annual end-of-year parade

Thomas hangs herself in jail

An elderly Clinton woman who traveled to California to kill her sister hanged herself in jail, the Associated Press reported. Linda Thomas, 74, was found… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice schedule — June 11 – 15

Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field June 11 through 15, 2018. There are no Coupeville carrier operations… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2018

Students bake, stitch donations to WAIF animals

Special needs students at Oak Harbor High School recently used their skills and interests to bring treats and toys to the dogs and cats at… Continue reading

SVC grad earns full 2-year scholarship to UW

A lot has changed since Jordan Shelley was 7 years old and his father died in his birth country of Ethiopia. One thing has not:… Continue reading

Nancy Manjikian, RN, received the DAISY Award recently for her work at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

WhidbeyHealth recognizes Birthplace nurse with award

WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace nurse Nancy Manjikian, RN, received the DAISY Award recently for her work at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. The award honors nurses from around… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018
Nancy Manjikian, RN, received the DAISY Award recently for her work at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus to give out honors

Skagit Valley College Whid-bey Island Campus Honors Reception is set for 5:30 p.m. June 6 at Oak Harbor Elks Club. This year’s Skagit Valley College… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Field carrier landing practice schedule — June 3-9

Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training operations are scheduled to occur at both Ault Field and OLF Coupeville. People living in local communities should remain… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

High school graphic artist helps local poetry group

The font “Aliens and Cows” and a simple rendering of an oak tree were enough to set apart Oak Harbor High School junior Brenna Rothman’s… Continue reading

A SAR crew member bends down to pick up a stranded climber in the deep snow atop Mount Baker during a rescue June 4, 2018.

Four people rescued on Mount Baker

A Search and Rescue, or SAR, team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued four people on Mount Baker Monday. The SAR crew was notified… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018
A SAR crew member bends down to pick up a stranded climber in the deep snow atop Mount Baker during a rescue June 4, 2018.

Contract inked for construction of connector at center of Whidbey

Preliminary surveying and preparations for a road project that’s been in the works for over a decade is set to begin next week. The Board… Continue reading

Elderly woman killed in crash with Skagit County deputy

A deputy with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a collision on Fidalgo Island Monday afternoon that claimed the life of a 95-year-old… Continue reading

Paraglider hits ground hard, airlifted Sunday

A man was seriously injured in a paragliding accident at Fort Ebey State Park Sunday morning, according to Chief Mark Kirko with North Whidbey Fire… Continue reading

Students perform songs from around the world

Kindergartners from Crescent Harbor Elementary School brought cultures from around the world to the school’s gymnasium Thursday night. Around 100 students gathered for the school’s… Continue reading

No one injured in sailboat fire

South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel responded to a report of a boat fire at 12:30 p.m. Thursday near Possession Point, according to a report on the… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2018
Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Dennis McCaslin and Cindy Balthazar stand in front of the Joseph B. Libbey House, a historic structure built in 1870 that new owner McCaslin is working to restore.

Libbey House gets historically accurate makeover

Coupeville’s historic Gothic structure known as the “Libbey House” is getting a makeover, with a partial demolition of a crumbling add-on to the house and… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Dennis McCaslin and Cindy Balthazar stand in front of the Joseph B. Libbey House, a historic structure built in 1870 that new owner McCaslin is working to restore.