Change fermenting at Freeland winery

There’s a fresh but familiar face behind the former Blooms Winery and 5511 Bistro.

By Kira Erickson • May 17, 2024 1:30 am


City, county may remove metro district from primary ballot

The Island County prosecutor has asked Oak Harbor and Island County to rescind their support of a metropolitan district appearing…

By Sam Fletcher • May 18, 2024 1:30 am
Myers Group wins award

Clinton retail management firm named Retailer of the Year.

By Kira Erickson • May 18, 2024 1:30 am
New beginning for Freeland bookstore

Mutiny Bay Books is a novelty among the collection of banks, thrift stores, wineries and restaurants of Freeland’s commercial district.

By Kira Erickson • May 17, 2024 1:30 am
Former Whidbey resident leads fight against cancer

Touched by the stories of many fellow community members on Whidbey Island, an Oak Harbor High School alumna is now…

By Luisa Loi • May 17, 2024 1:30 am
Court commissioner appointed as district court judge

After two rounds of interviews followed by executive sessions, Island County commissioners appointed the current district court commissioner as the…

By Jessie Stensland • May 17, 2024 1:30 am
Priority list continues to elude council

The Oak Harbor council continues to debate the city’s 32-priority list to represent their current initiatives.

By Sam Fletcher • May 17, 2024 1:30 am





Learn the ways of the lighthouse keeper

The Admiralty Head Lighthouse has some new exhibits whisking visitors away from Fort Casey to a nostalgic realm of lighthouse…

By Sam Fletcher • May 17, 2024 1:30 am
Oak Harbor Music Festival to hold auditions for teens

The Oak Harbor Music Festival announced auditions for its annual Teen Talent Showcase. Winners get the chance to perform in…

May 17, 2024 1:30 am


A “medieval fantasy festival,” the Whidbey Ren Faire will fill the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds & Events Center, May 25 and 26, sponsored in part by Peoples Bank. Photo courtesy Peoples Bank Sponsored
April 8, 2024 6:00 am
Explore Everett Herald’s Senior Resource Expo helping connect local groups aiding residents aged 55+ in Snohomish County. Sponsored
March 11, 2024 6:00 am
Rocky Point Plumbing offers around the clock service, helping residents access timely plumbing support when they need it most. Sponsored
January 1, 2024 6:00 am
While fraudsters are working overtime at this time of year, the good news is that some simple steps can keep you and your hard-earned money safe. Courtesy Peoples Bank Sponsored
November 6, 2023 6:00 am