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Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing

Scientists from across the nation agreed its most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

 

Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

The CDC initials were happenstance.

 

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Organizers hope the event will support local farms.

 

One of the benefits of having a million bees in your garden is that every flower gets pollinated, according to Ryan Nefcy. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Happy to bee the ‘Bug Man’

Ryan Nefcy has built a reputation as Whidbey’s go-to guy for all things buggy through Facebook.

One of the benefits of having a million bees in your garden is that every flower gets pollinated, according to Ryan Nefcy. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.
South Whidbey High School graduate Mary F. Bakeman swam from Hat Island to Whidbey Island on Aug. 29 as a way to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.

South Whidbey High School grad swims from Hat Island to Whidbey

Mary F. Bakeman completed the swim in one hour and four minutes.

South Whidbey High School graduate Mary F. Bakeman swam from Hat Island to Whidbey Island on Aug. 29 as a way to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.

The greener good: Purchase a tree as a tribute

South Whidbey’s Earth Sanctuary is offering a ripe opportunity.

Magnificent Crab Queens

Magnificent Crab Queens

  • Aug 28, 2020

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

  • Aug 28, 2020
Cheri and David Anderson of Coupeville have received statewide recognition for their hundreds of hours spent volunteering at Fort Casey Historical Park. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Coupeville couple named Washington State Parks volunteers of the year

Two Coupeville residents have received statewide recognition for their efforts at Fort Casey Historical Park. Cheri and David Anderson are Washington State Parks 2019 volunteers… Continue reading

Cheri and David Anderson of Coupeville have received statewide recognition for their hundreds of hours spent volunteering at Fort Casey Historical Park. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Rockin’ a Hard Place | Sarah Richards: growing lavender and setting down roots

This resume will make you blink twice and shake your head. A young woman grows up on an island surrounded by farms. In college, she… Continue reading

‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

There’s a lobster-roll food truck parked by a pot shop and a teen girl dancing in a lobster costume on a rural stretch of Highway… Continue reading

Gallery launching Arreguín exhibition Aug. 1

From Aug. 1-31, Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley will present new paintings by painter Alfredo Arreguín. At 85, Alfredo still paints daily and continues to… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Naval air museum luncheon July 23

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum’s monthly Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. John Hughes… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Rockin’ A Hard Place | Yard sign war: Bullhorn politics on our quiet rock

One of my favorite things about living on this Rock has been how un-littered our highways and byways are with the annoying billboards and advertising… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Naval air museum luncheon July 23

The Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum’s monthly Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. John… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Whidbey residents on Gonzaga deans list

The following Whidbey Island residents earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2020. OAK HARBOR Miranda Abunimeh, Kaela Flores, Andrew Franssen,… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020
Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

Seeking homes for unwanted books

An avid book lover is asking the community to help him save unwanted books by donating them to him rather than sending them to an… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.
The plant-based meat alternative is often used as a substitute for hamburgers but Zeffreys encourages experimentation. Photo by Brandon Taylor

New biz is meatless in Freeland

After spending 12 years in New York, a Freeland native has returned to Whidbey Island to kickstart her plant-based meat alternative business. Anna Zefferys is… Continue reading

The plant-based meat alternative is often used as a substitute for hamburgers but Zeffreys encourages experimentation. Photo by Brandon Taylor
Doug and Julianne Blynn from Boston bought the hotdog stand on June 11. Photo provided

Hot diggity! New stand launches in Oak Harbor

A new hot dog stand is finding its footing in Oak Harbor. Boston-bred Doug and Julianne Blynn are the owners of the newly established Flightline… Continue reading

Doug and Julianne Blynn from Boston bought the hotdog stand on June 11. Photo provided

Rod and Gun Club a catch for the community

An 83-year-old South Whidbey institution dedicated to social activities and outdoor sports is looking for a way to involve a fresh crop of members. The… Continue reading