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Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Cadesha Pacquette sets up a pop-up picnic spread similar to one she created for a young girl’s birthday party. Pacquette said her new venture has been popular with military families celebrating a spouse’s return from deployment, anniversaries or just to have fun outdoors.

Pop-up beach picnics are a popular way to celebrate coming home

Navy wife’s new business a big hit for deployments, anniversaries

 

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commander Capt. Matthew Arny overlooks the flight line at Ault Field. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Base commander reflects on 33-year Navy career

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commander Capt. Matthew Arny will retire in July.

 

Melissa and Mark Stewart own One Willow Farm in Oak Harbor where they offer eggs, chicken and turkey. The couple went through a special program for military veterans wanting to become farmers before they opened their own farm. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Navy vet gets back to roots at One Willow Farm

The husband and wife duo opened their poultry farm near Oak Harbor amid the pandemic last year.

 

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum President Wil Shellenberger is hoping to find more volunteer docents so the museum can show off the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft’s interior to the public. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Navy museum seeking docents to show off the PBY-5A Catalina

The museum plans to offer tours of the WWII-era plane on the weekends this summer and needs docents.

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum President Wil Shellenberger is hoping to find more volunteer docents so the museum can show off the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft’s interior to the public. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.
The new interpretive panels that explain the story of the former World War I era Army post have been installed in recent months at Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Fort Casey’s ‘Big Guns’ get a facelift

The two “Big Guns” at Fort Casey Historical State Park are undergoing a major makeover for the first time since they were brought to Whidbey… Continue reading

The new interpretive panels that explain the story of the former World War I era Army post have been installed in recent months at Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times