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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
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                                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

Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July

Rob Schouten Gallery will present “Facade: What Lies Beneath the Surface,” July 4-28. The show will feature the work of artist Anne Belov. While the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

Starting a new business can be a big risk, especially during a global pandemic. A Freeland couple is hoping to corner the market with sweet… Continue reading

Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

Grab your bike helmet, it’s time to register for the fifth annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride. The fun and non-competitive bike ride, organized… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Coupeville man a valedictorian at Dartmouth

SEBASTIAN WURZRAINER, of Coupeville, is one of Dartmouth College’s six valedictorians from the class of 2020. The top 12 students, six valedictorians and six salutatorians… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Keep your germs, cover your face in style

It was once the look for bandits, ninjas and dentists. Now it’s gone viral. What’s up with that? Face masks are part of the COVID… Continue reading

Oak Harbor student on Marquette dean’s list

Oak Harbor native Callie Nuttall named to Marquette University’s spring 2020 Dean’s List CALLIE NUTTALL, of Oak Harbor, was named to the Dean’s List for… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Whidbey’s other pandemic: It’ll make you buggy

By Harry Anderson The pandemic is getting worse. The death toll here on our Rock is already in the thousands. It’s killing young and old,… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2020
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                                “Auntie” Jackie Huerta often has her 8-year-old granddaughter, Naomi Jean, to help her in the kitchen.

Oak Harbor caterer is adapting her business to COVID-19

An Oak Harbor caterer with a love of cooking for the masses has had to reinvent herself and her business as a result of COVID-19,… Continue reading

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                                “Auntie” Jackie Huerta often has her 8-year-old granddaughter, Naomi Jean, to help her in the kitchen.

Going to the dogs, and occasional cat

Dogs don’t chase after this ambulance. They ride inside. What’s up with that? It’s the pet ambulance. Veterinarians Dr. Eric Patrin and Dr. Rob Jung… Continue reading

Garden pros offer sage advice

Starting a garden for the first time may seem daunting, but it can also be a therapeutic pastime for those staying at home and looking… Continue reading

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

Animal stories aren’t just for kids, as a Clinton resident and pastor is hoping to demonstrate during a Zoom story time session this Friday. Catherine… Continue reading