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Cmdr. Clayton Engebretsen served in the Navy during World War II, flying critical supplies all over the world. He now lives in Freeland.

World War II vet will be featured in Navy League’s virtual Veterans Day event

A World War II from Freeland reflects on memories from his time in service.

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Cmdr. Clayton Engebretsen served in the Navy during World War II, flying critical supplies all over the world. He now lives in Freeland.
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Two Whidbey residents receive Episcopal awards

Two Whidbey residents recently received awards from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, recognizing their services to their parishes. Molly Felder-Grimm, a parish administrator at St.… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor graduate Jonathan Peregrino will be on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship premiering Nov. 2.

Oak Harbor grad hopes to bake his way to the top on TV

Jonathan Peregrino will compete on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship airing Nov. 2.

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Oak Harbor graduate Jonathan Peregrino will be on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship premiering Nov. 2.
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Fundraisers to help Coupeville woman with a rare disorder

A woman with a rare genetic disorder is seeking support from the community. After eight months of visits to the doctor’s office, Coupeville resident Jacquelynn… Continue reading

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‘Spooky Museum’ promises frights for a good cause

Proceeds from ticket sales to the Spooky Museum will go toward the Save the Roller Barn effort.

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Restaurant owner aims to make her children proud

Yolanda Rodarte just wanted to make her daughter proud, so she opened a restaurant. Rodarte knew she wanted to own her own restaurant, and her… Continue reading

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Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.

Yes, there will be Halloween

Halloween is going to be different this year. Here’s a list of COVID-safe events.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.
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Brewery works with local farm on seasonal stout

It’s pumpkin pie in a glass.

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Busy street now recognized as ‘Avenue of Oaks’

Southeast 8th Avenue has been renamed to draw attention to Oak Harbor’s namesake trees.

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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

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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