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Artist display

Work by local artist displayed at Oak Harbor Library during July

Ruth Mattson is the Oak Harbor Library’s featured artist for July.

  • Jul 2, 2021
Artist display
Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey woman has warm heart for cold-blooded critters

Amanda Ferrara owns 14 scaly friends of her own, each with its own unique personality.

Amanda Ferrara poses with ball python Lemon and bearded dragon Drogon. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Charlie Kimmel feeds Silkie rooster Beatbox and some of his feathered friends.

Beatbox is a one-rooster welcoming committee

The friendly rooster resides on a North Whidbey farm.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Charlie Kimmel feeds Silkie rooster Beatbox and some of his feathered friends.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Tracy Dietz's Australian shepherd, Sirius, jumps in the pool after a tennis ball at her home north of Oak Harbor. She offers pool use, dog training and a play area at FluffyButt Dog Training operated out of her house.

Every day’s a puppy pool party at FluffyButt camp

Tracy Dietz opened FluffyButt Dog Training at her home just north of Oak Harbor earlier this month.

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Tracy Dietz's Australian shepherd, Sirius, jumps in the pool after a tennis ball at her home north of Oak Harbor. She offers pool use, dog training and a play area at FluffyButt Dog Training operated out of her house.

Playhouse unveils reopening slate

Whidbey Playhouse prepares to perform before live audiences for the first time since February, 2020.

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Colfer closing chapter on career as library manager

Debby Colfer is retiring after 21 years as the manager of the Clinton Library.

Photo by Kira Erickson
Photo by Kira Erickson

Digging 4 Dinner Clamming classes planned

The Sound Water Stewards will teach a series of classes for amateur clammers at Double Bluff Beach.

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Quade, right, sneers at Taylor, Lars Larson's character in the play.

WICA’s ‘Starving Class’ delves into humanity

“Curse of the Starving Class” opened Friday, June 11 and runs through Saturday, June 26.

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Quade, right, sneers at Taylor, Lars Larson's character in the play.
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Matias Glass, 4th grade

Students learn about alternative energy sources

Jean Cravy’s SWE class got a hands-on look at three ways to create power without fossil fuels.

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Matias Glass, 4th grade
"In the Orchard"

Gallery’s June show to feature work of artist Doug Hansen

The theme for Whidbey Art Gallery’s June show is “Recycle: Vision Out-of-the-box.”

  • Jun 16, 2021
"In the Orchard"
Senior Justin Moberly participates in the parade.

South Whidbey’s class of ’21 celebrates with parade

For a city known for its parades, not much jollification has happened in Langley since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This past Thursday, however, the South… Continue reading

Senior Justin Moberly participates in the parade.

Langley resident makes honor roll at Whitworth

Langley resident EZEKIEL PIERSON achieved Provost’s Honor Roll status for the spring semester at Whitworth University. To be named to the list, undergraduate students must… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021
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Kathy Hawn has had a police scanner for most of her life. She’s gained a following on Facebook for posting what she hears called over the radio.

Woman listens to police scanner so you don’t have to

Kathy Hawn posts all 911 emergency dispatches she hears in her Facebook group, Alert Whidbey 2.0.

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Kathy Hawn has had a police scanner for most of her life. She’s gained a following on Facebook for posting what she hears called over the radio.
Widdison, Matthew

Coupeville grad starting residency

Coupeville High School graduate MATTHEW WIDDISON recently graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He will now go to Idaho Falls, Idaho to… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021
Widdison, Matthew
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New member Charles LaFond works on a pottery creation at Freeland Art Studios.

Cooperative studio in Freeland holding open house

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, June 5.

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New member Charles LaFond works on a pottery creation at Freeland Art Studios.

In-person programming kicks off with June 11 play

Summer programming will be making a return to the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Several in-person arts and entertainment events are planned for the… Continue reading

Community chorus receives funds from ArtsWA, Endowment for Arts

In the midst of rehearsals for the annual concerts in the spring of 2020, the Whidbey Community Chorus was forced to cancel its popular free… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

Pop-up fine fine art markets set for summer, fall

Participating artists must register at least six weeks in advance.

Drea Park and her team train for the upcoming Seventy48 race up Puget Sound. (Photo courtesy of Drea Park)

Island couple to compete in 70-mile race

Drea and Jason Park will canoe from Tacoma to Port Townsend starting Friday, June 4.

Drea Park and her team train for the upcoming Seventy48 race up Puget Sound. (Photo courtesy of Drea Park)

Hood elected ‘most outstanding senior’ at Whitman

CHLOE ANNE HOOD, daughter of Eric and Mary Hood, of Langley and sister of Jack Hood, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Whitman College in politics,… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021