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The Hubble’s 30th anniversary image “Cosmic Reef” shows a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the “Cosmic Reef” because the nebulas resemble an undersea world. NASA photo.

Whidbey talk features man who’s seen the dawn of the galaxies

Astronomer Bob Williams will discuss Hubble Space Telescope in this year’s Sundberg Lecture

The Hubble’s 30th anniversary image “Cosmic Reef” shows a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the “Cosmic Reef” because the nebulas resemble an undersea world. NASA photo.
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WICA screening movies until live theater can resume

The movies will run Friday-Sunday nights and began Oct. 9 at the popular South Whidbey venue.

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Jeanie McElwain opens the third edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge” to popular South Whidbey beach Double Bluff. More than 50 volunteers made the current book possible. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Group’s book will lead you to the water’s edge

It may seem like getting to the water’s edge would be simple, given that Whidbey Island is surrounded by water, but there can be some… Continue reading

Jeanie McElwain opens the third edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge” to popular South Whidbey beach Double Bluff. More than 50 volunteers made the current book possible. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Everly, Calder, Julian and Rachel Shaw are huge fans of Sno-Isle Libraries, especially the Oak Harbor Library. Photo provided.

Young reader benefits from deep dive into Library Picks

By Kurt Batdorf Special to the News-Times Rachel Shaw and her family latched onto the Oak Harbor Library after the U.S. Navy moved them to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020
Everly, Calder, Julian and Rachel Shaw are huge fans of Sno-Isle Libraries, especially the Oak Harbor Library. Photo provided.
Volunteers placed 800 lights on the atheltic field at North Whidbey Middle School Friday night in an effort to connect with the community while students stay home because of COVID-19. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community

North Whidbey Middle School PTA set up 800 lights - one for each student.

Volunteers placed 800 lights on the atheltic field at North Whidbey Middle School Friday night in an effort to connect with the community while students stay home because of COVID-19. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

The pop-up is a collaboration between several Langley businesses.

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Smoke signal: climate change is here, even on our Rock

We don’t have all this climate change catastrophe stuff going on here on Whidbey, now do we?

Langley celebrity Romeo has been told by his doctor he needs to cut the snacking. Vance Tillman, right, manages the ram’s care and is asking for people who bring offerings of food to place them in a bucket outside of Romeo’s fence instead of inside the enclosure. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Oh, portly Romeo. His eyes are bigger than his stomach.

Langley celebrity Romeo has been told by his doctor he needs to cut the snacking. Vance Tillman, right, manages the ram’s care and is asking for people who bring offerings of food to place them in a bucket outside of Romeo’s fence instead of inside the enclosure. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times
Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets

The local Brothers-IN-Arms Motorcycle Club’s fundraiser is this Sunday, Sept. 27.

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets
Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Growing Veterans has a fundraiser this Friday at the Blue Fox Drive-In to support local veterans.

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent
Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

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

The CDC initials were happenstance.

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

Freeland Library hosts ‘Book Thief’ discussion

The virtual discussion will be on Oct. 16.

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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