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Freeland Library hosts ‘Book Thief’ discussion

The virtual discussion will be on Oct. 16.

  • Sep 22, 2020

Jaguar, Nieder marry in Coupeville

The couple was married on Aug. 8.

Drivers honk at Whidbey Presbyterian Church’s new pastor, Greg Steible, before he gave his first sermon. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation

Greg Steible hopes to bring more service projects to Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Oak Harbor.

Drivers honk at Whidbey Presbyterian Church’s new pastor, Greg Steible, before he gave his first sermon. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing

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.

Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing
Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Organizers hope the event will support local farms.

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend
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

The greener good: Purchase a tree as a tribute

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

The greener good: Purchase a tree as a tribute
Magnificent Crab Queens

Magnificent Crab Queens

Magnificent Crab Queens

  • Aug 28, 2020
Magnificent Crab Queens
Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness

  • Aug 28, 2020
Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness
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

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

Rockin’ a Hard Place | Sarah Richards: growing lavender and setting down roots
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck

‘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

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

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