Emily Gilbert

A fallen tree blocked both lanes of East Harbor Road on South Whidbey on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Photo by Diane Jhueck

Windstorm wreaks havoc across island

Power was knocked out to thousands of customers in the first big storm of the year.

A fallen tree blocked both lanes of East Harbor Road on South Whidbey on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Photo by Diane Jhueck
Firefighter Jeff Rhodes (left), Firefighter Keith Dawson (center, back), Acting Lieutenant Alex Majestic (right) practice a CPR response without the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System the agency wants to buy. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

District turns to crowdfunding for CPR tool

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is looking to raise $18,580 to buy a CPR tool.

Firefighter Jeff Rhodes (left), Firefighter Keith Dawson (center, back), Acting Lieutenant Alex Majestic (right) practice a CPR response without the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System the agency wants to buy. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor school board adopts decision matrix for older grades

Students in grades 7-12 could be back to hybrid in-person learning in early February.

On Wednesday, Trump supporters gather at the intersection of Highway 20 and Southeast Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor to show their support for the outgoing president, and to protest the election of Joe Biden The event coincided with the storming of the U.S. Capitol by other President Donald Trump supporters. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Pro-Trump rally draws crowd

Police were called for an alleged assault after most of the group had left.

On Wednesday, Trump supporters gather at the intersection of Highway 20 and Southeast Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor to show their support for the outgoing president, and to protest the election of Joe Biden The event coincided with the storming of the U.S. Capitol by other President Donald Trump supporters. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andy Morehouse, left, and Nate Bell while filming "The House After Westerly". Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative

Film featuring Whidbey free to view temporarily

“The Hour After Westerly” is free to view online until Jan. 17.

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Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andy Morehouse, left, and Nate Bell while filming "The House After Westerly". Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative
Island County has plans to realign Penn Cove Road after a section was impacted by a small landslide last month a quarter mile west of the Monroe Landing boat launch. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

County to move Penn Cove Road after small landslide

Island County wants to add 6 feet to the northwest side of the road to move it away from the bluff.

Island County has plans to realign Penn Cove Road after a section was impacted by a small landslide last month a quarter mile west of the Monroe Landing boat launch. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Officials: There is no vaccine waitlist on Whidbey

Vaccines will be given out according to the state’s distribution plan, not by a community list.

Helen Price Johnson served for 12 years as an Island County Commissioner. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Price Johnson looks to her next adventure

She served for 12 years as an Island County Commissioner. Her term ended on Dec. 31.

Helen Price Johnson served for 12 years as an Island County Commissioner. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor schools reports 1st confirmed COVID-19 case in a staffer

The person was not identified through batch testing.

I Love You

Wendy’s manager shares the love one drive-thru customer at a time

April DiDonna tells Oak Harbor Wendy’s customers she cares.

I Love You
Dog Rescue

Rescuers pluck dog from side of steep bank

The dog, Morty, was not seriously injured after slipping down a steep slope in the North End.

Dog Rescue
Neil Tower

Neil Tower to go on Oak Harbor historic register

The Oak Harbor Preservation Commission has chosen the Neil Tower as its first project.

Neil Tower
Artist Wayne Kangas, left, and Langley Arts Fund member Don Wodjenski install the Village by the Sea’s newest public art feature, a weather vane. Photo provided

Flying fish tells the weather

The Langley Arts Fund raised money for a new piece of public art in Clyde Alley.

Artist Wayne Kangas, left, and Langley Arts Fund member Don Wodjenski install the Village by the Sea’s newest public art feature, a weather vane. Photo provided

Langley City Council opposes Navy use of parks

The city council passed a resolution in opposition of the Navy’s proposed training in state parks.

Fr. Kyle Logan of Grace by the Sea

New priest gets warm welcome at Grace by the Sea

The Rev. Kyle Logan is the new priest at Grace by the Sea Anglican Church in Oak Harbor.

Fr. Kyle Logan of Grace by the Sea
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.

Teachers voice concerns over plan to reopen schools

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

The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Winging it

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get you to crack a smile.

The Whidbey Island Chicken meets young fan, Aria Smith, and her dad, Josiah, on Saturday morning in Oak Harbor. Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Photo by Deb Suggs
Santa takes off early from Anderson Farm and Gardens in Langley.

Lighted holiday displays making island magical

There are plenty of light displays all over Whidbey this holiday season.

Photo by Deb Suggs
Santa takes off early from Anderson Farm and Gardens in Langley.