Emily Gilbert

The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Big Brothers Big Sisters Festival of Trees goes online

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s biggest fundraiser is online this week.

Island school districts likely returning to remote learning

Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.

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.

Increasing call volume leads to shuffle in North End ambulance staffing

WhidbeyHealth will be operating an additional ambulance out of the five available in the North End.

South Whidbey Elementary students collecting food for Good Cheer

A donation barrel will be in the lobby of the K-4 school campus until Dec. 16.

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Despite 2020, Oak Harbor deli opens doors for business

An island-wide power outage and a pandemic couldn’t keep Zanini’s Deli from opening in Oak Harbor.

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Oak Harbor woman creates clean candles to sell during quarantine

A new mother wanted a candle she could use around her baby so she made her own.

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Santa Claus set to make rounds on Central Whidbey

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue’s longstanding Christmastime tradition is coming back soon. The department’s Santa Mobile will begin neighborhood tours beginning Dec. 7. The… Continue reading

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Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
North Whidbey Help House has already received 200 requests for Thanksgiving meal baskets this year.

With pandemic leading to Thanksgiving cancellations, those in need have options

Thanksgiving dinners may be canceled for many this year because of the pandemic, but there is help available for people in need. One of the… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
North Whidbey Help House has already received 200 requests for Thanksgiving meal baskets this year.
Photo courtesy of HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care
Navy aircrewman Mackenzie Ball is writing and collecting letters to send to residents at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care like Dottie Luce, many of whom have not had visitors for months.

Navy woman arranging letters to send to seniors increasingly isolated by pandemic

While visiting a fundraiser at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care, Mackenzie Ball learned that some seniors had not received visitors since February. She said… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care
Navy aircrewman Mackenzie Ball is writing and collecting letters to send to residents at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care like Dottie Luce, many of whom have not had visitors for months.

Oak Harbor council schedules in-person budget meeting

Long-term capital projects, property tax increase among considerations

Work on Deception Pass Bridge suspended for winter

A new contractor may take over the project in the spring, says WSDOT.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Cmdr. Clayton Engebretsen served in the Navy during World War II, flying critical supplies all over the world. He now lives in Freeland.

World War II vet will be featured in Navy League’s virtual Veterans Day event

A World War II from Freeland reflects on memories from his time in service.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Cmdr. Clayton Engebretsen served in the Navy during World War II, flying critical supplies all over the world. He now lives in Freeland.

City council surveys staff morale

Oak Harbor City Council is concerned about morale, transparency and other issues among staff.

OH Navy League broadcasting virtual Veterans Day program

Viewers can watch the porgram on Nov. 11 begining at 11 a.m. on local social media and channel 10.

City of Oak Harbor moves forward with zoning change

The city is trying to change the zoning of its 75-acre property so it can become a park.

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Cleaning up: Island thrift stores packed with donated treasures

Whidbey’s thrift stores have seen an influx of donations during the pandemic.

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Oak Harbor Public Schools Transportation Director Francis Bagarella helped the school district secure a grant to cover the cost of its new all-electric bus. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Plugged in: Oak Harbor school district adds electric bus to its fleet

Whidbey’s only electric school bus will be driving the streets of Oak Harbor soon.

Oak Harbor Public Schools Transportation Director Francis Bagarella helped the school district secure a grant to cover the cost of its new all-electric bus. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Photo courtesy of Food Network
Oak Harbor graduate Jonathan Peregrino will be on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship premiering Nov. 2.

Oak Harbor grad hopes to bake his way to the top on TV

Jonathan Peregrino will compete on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship airing Nov. 2.

Photo courtesy of Food Network
Oak Harbor graduate Jonathan Peregrino will be on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship premiering Nov. 2.