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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.

  • 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