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State Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, talks to Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor Unit Director Nikki Barone about some of the new ways the club will be able to teach kids kitchen skills in its new location on Ely Street. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New year, new home for Boys Girls Club of Oak Harbor

Kids will return to a new Boys & Girls Club building in January.

State Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, talks to Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor Unit Director Nikki Barone about some of the new ways the club will be able to teach kids kitchen skills in its new location on Ely Street. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor school board legislative priorities highlight mental health funding

School district leaders met with legislators to talk before the legislative session begins.

North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Pandemic won’t stop Santa

Santa took time out from his busy holiday schedule to take part in North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s COVID-safe Winter Wonderland and Santa Sighting event… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Defense bill includes money for NAS Whidbey

A provision in the act extends real-time noise monitoring and requires the data to be made public.

Soroptimist’s thrift store closing Saturday

The Upscale Resale thrift store operated by the Oak Harbor chapter of the charity organization Soroptimist International will be closing its doors for good after… Continue reading

Suspect convicted in similar stabbing in 2011

Murder suspect in Oak Harbor stabbing was convicted in similar, but nonfatal, stabbing in 2011.

Teachers voice concerns over plan to reopen schools

The Oak Harbor School Board approved a modified plan for Pre-K through sixth grade classes.

Woman, 43, killed in rollover crash Monday

The fatal car crash happened Monday evening north of Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor School Board votes to change reopening plan

School leaders pressed to bring students back inside buildings when classes resume in January.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken

Fire department responds to report of small landslide south of Oak Harbor

A small landslide was investigated Wednesday about a mile west of Monroe Landing.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken
An unexpected pairing of Baby Yoda and Santa in a jet plane are the stars of this home’s Christmas display, located just off of Southwest Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

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Bringing on the holiday color, whimsy with Christmas lights

An unexpected pairing of Baby Yoda and Santa in a jet plane are the stars of this home’s Christmas display, located just off of Southwest Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Cafe planning breakfast burrito giveaway holiday bonanza

Riverside Cafe in downtown Oak Harbor will be giving away 1,000 free burritos Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Nolan Mailliard from Mailliard’s Landing Nursery in Oak Harbor said Christmas cacti and other indoor plants are great gifts this holiday season. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Nolan Mailliard from Mailliard’s Landing Nursery in Oak Harbor said Christmas cacti and other indoor plants are great gifts this holiday season. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Artist chosen for Oak Harbor Garry oak project

A local wood artist has been selected to craft an acorn statue out of wood from a 330-year-old tree.

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Child rape case will be retried

COVID-19 hampered contact with alleged second victim

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Schools shuffled in new plan to replace buildings

Some schools would move to new locations in the school district’s plan for five replacements.

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Find a fantastic fir for your Whidbey Christmas

There are plenty of tannenbaums to choose from on the island.

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Oak Harbor man charged with child molesting has sordid history

A registered sex offender molested another child and was sentenced to 90 days of work release.

Virtual meeting slated to discuss replacing 5 Oak Harbor schools

The Wednesday meeting is a time for the public to have a say in how the buildings will look.

Help just in time for the holidays

Families who cannot afford gifts this holiday season have an island-wide resource.

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