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A Whale of a Tale

Orca Network celebrates 20th anniversary

 

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Boaters line up at the beginning of the 2009 Deception Pass Dash.

Paddlers to brave cold in Deception Pass Dash

The Deception Pass Dash returns Dec. 11 after being cancelled last year because of COVID-19.

 

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Melany Alanis was one of around 500 All American cheerleaders and dancers chosen to march in the Thanksgiving parade at Disney World.

Oak Harbor cheerleader selected to participate in Disney World parade

Senior Melany Alanis was selected to join an elite group of All American dancers and cheerleaders.

 

Oak Harbor nativity features live animals

Oak Harbor Christian School is bringing the spirit of Christmas with a biblical re-enactment.

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Santa by the Sea

Photos: Santa Claus handed out candy canes to children Saturday evening in Langley.

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Picker finds a toolbox full of Pacific Northwest history

John Norris found custom-made tools that were hand-forged during the first half of the 20th century.

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Melyssa Smith plays the Nutcracker.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre is back live on stage with ‘The Nutcracker’ at WICA

Tickets are on sale now for the show which opens Friday, Dec. 10 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 19.

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Melyssa Smith plays the Nutcracker.
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Lunch at The Braeburn is worth the wait

By RJ Benner rbenner@whidbeynewsgroup.com Last Saturday, my family and I decided to shop in Langley. We ventured up and down the shopping district, walked along… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Jared Bessett is the first program manager

New program manager’s family has long history with Deception Pass Park

The Deception Pass Park Foundation’s board of directors decided to hire its first full-time employee.

  • Nov 26, 2021
Jared Bessett is the first program manager

Tilth Market opens for holiday

South Whidbey Tilth’s second annual winter market is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on Dec. 5 and 12.

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Whidbey to host plethora of holiday markets, bazaars

Local artisans are sharing in the holiday spirit at markets across the island in the coming weeks.

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Library to host chocolate-making event

From 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, a local pastry chef will demonstrate how to make chocolate truffles.

  • Nov 23, 2021
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Virtual field trips increase park accessibility

Washington State Parks developed online resources to allow people to learn park history and nature.

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Bedtime story brought to the page in “On Wings of Wonder”

What started as a children’s picture book evolved to a 260-page novel for readers ages 9-12.

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Whidbey offers recipes to be thankful for

As Thanksgiving Day draws closer and closer, it’s time to start those holiday meal preparations.

  • Nov 19, 2021
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Whidbey Art Market returns Nov. 26 and 27

The market creator hopes that shoppers will see the value in buying locally this holiday season.

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Veteran wins spotlight for ‘burrito walk’ photography

Sean Dustman’s photography will be on display at the Oak Harbor library through the end of November.

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Community launches effort to rescue beloved pet store

Debbie Wilkie has rescued thousands of creatures, but saving little lives can be expensive.

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"All Together Now" cast members perform "Be Our Guest" from "Beauty and the Beast" at a rehearsal Nov. 7.

The show will go on

Oak Harbor performers are relieved to be taking the stage safely this weekend despite a COVID scare.

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"All Together Now" cast members perform "Be Our Guest" from "Beauty and the Beast" at a rehearsal Nov. 7.
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Bird Flight: Photographs, Stories and Science

Whidbey Audubon Society’s Nov. 11 meeting features photographer Peter Cavanagh.

  • Nov 2, 2021
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