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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

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
Belov artwork shown at Schouten Gallery during July
New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

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

New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool
Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

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
Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie
Coupeville man a valedictorian at Dartmouth

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
Coupeville man a valedictorian at Dartmouth
Keep your germs, cover your face in style

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

Keep your germs, cover your face in style

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

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

Photo provided                                “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

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

Going to the dogs, and occasional cat
Garden pros offer sage advice

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

Garden pros offer sage advice
Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock

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

Whidbey Island pastor hoping to read to her flock
BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES

BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES

BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups brown sugar packed ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar pinch of salt 4 Tablespoons butter 1… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2020
BBQ JOINT PECAN PRALINES

Need help? There’s likely a number you can call

The volume of calls to Whidbey organizations offering assistance have not shown a drastic increase, but demonstrate a need to connect with local resources during… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s Zook awarded Central College scholarships

Oak Harbor resident SAMUEL ZOOK was one of more than 700 students at Central College who would have been honored at the college’s annual Scholarship… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Island students make OSU honor roll

Students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for winter term at Oregon State University were recently announced. The list includes the following from Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020
David Krolokouski and Juan Zalapa, right, prepare meals every Sunday in the kitchen of Pickles Deli in Clinton.

Keeping it clean

A currently unemployed cook has been keeping busy making and delivering healthy meals to essential workers from Coupeville to Clinton. Juan Zalapa, who worked in… Continue reading

David Krolokouski and Juan Zalapa, right, prepare meals every Sunday in the kitchen of Pickles Deli in Clinton.

Passing the time while social distancing, Whidbey-style

We Rock Dwellers are of an independent stripe in how we do most things. That holds true, I have discovered, for how we pass time… Continue reading

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business

Life at the Ken’s Korner shopping plaza in Clinton has come to a crawl for Raja, a 9-year-old tortoise. There are less feet on the… Continue reading

Pet shop where tortoise lives open for business