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Free crabbing seminar offered in Oak Harbor

A free Crabbing 101 seminar is being offered by the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron and the Oak Harbor Yacht Club at 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Whidbey Telecom’s Annual Directory Cover Contest

Whidbey Telecom announced its 2018 Directory Cover Contest for local artists and photographers. The contest’s winning artwork is featured on the cover of approximately 15,000… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Woman offers tribute to her musical mother

“The Gift of Music: A Daughter’s Tribute to a Musical Mother” is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Melissa Smith in the December 2017 production of the Nutcracker.

Smith joins Phi Theta Kappa

Melissa Smith from Clinton was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a result of her academic performance at Green River College Auburn.… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
Melissa Smith in the December 2017 production of the Nutcracker.

Storage unit skull deemed Native American

A human skull that was found along with a jumble of stolen goods in a Whidbey Island storage unit was Native American, according to the… Continue reading

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Island Realtor earns designation

Alicia Dietrich with Windermere Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Couple creates Whidbey’s first commercial cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider taps into growing market

Island County one of state’s ‘Most Insured Places’

If there’s a car accident, medical emergency or even a death, chances are Island County residents are covered. A recent analysis by the financial planning… Continue reading

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                                Oak Harbor resident Lewis Cox, at right, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to a child pornography charge. He appeared with attorney Steve McKay.

OH child porn suspect was employed at behavorial health agency

An Oak Harbor man accused of possessing child pornography worked as an administrator for Compass Health, according to the nonprofit organization. Lewis Cox, 49, pleaded… Continue reading

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                                Oak Harbor resident Lewis Cox, at right, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to a child pornography charge. He appeared with attorney Steve McKay.
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                                Jaimy Brown of Clinton is one of the many people who use Island Transit’s van pool program.

Island Transit starts Ridelink

Building on the experience of providing passenger vans for commuter services, Island Transit is launching a new program of transportation options for social service agencies.… Continue reading

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                                Jaimy Brown of Clinton is one of the many people who use Island Transit’s van pool program.

Summer must be here: Bubba Burger is back

‘It’s local, it’s delicious and it’s predictable’

Thomas hangs herself in jail

A former Clinton woman who traveled to California to kill her sister hanged herself in jail, the Associated Press reported. Linda Thomas was found Monday… Continue reading

Using holistic healing to help pain without pills

Program seeks alternatives to prescription opioids

Maxwelton parade struggles to keep afloat

Modern fundraising to sustain future of July Fourth tradition

Dennis McCaslin and Cindy Balthazar stand in front of the Joseph B. Libbey House, a historic structure built in 1870 that new owner McCaslin is working to restore. “We’re going to save it,” he said.

Historical home gets makeover

Coupeville’s historic Gothic structure known as the “Libbey House” is getting a makeover, with a partial demolition of a crumbling add-on to the house and… Continue reading

Dennis McCaslin and Cindy Balthazar stand in front of the Joseph B. Libbey House, a historic structure built in 1870 that new owner McCaslin is working to restore. “We’re going to save it,” he said.

If you build an osprey nest, will they come?

Bonnie Thie eagerly awaits the day when she sees an osprey poking its white head out of a nest high above the Whidbey Camano Land… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

County launches app for service requests

Concerns about potholes, dead animals, vandalism in parks and more can now be submitted to Island County using a smartphone on a new online app.… Continue reading

No one injured in sailboat fire

South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel responded to a report of a boat fire at 12:30 p.m. Thursday near Possession Point, according to a report on the… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018
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                                Tom Hellinger stands next to a halibut he caught in Puget Sound.

Freeland man hooks ‘fish of a lifetime’

Tom Hellinger didn’t know he had hooked into a monster until the bottom feeder rose to the surface. “I knew it was a nice fish,”… Continue reading

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                                Tom Hellinger stands next to a halibut he caught in Puget Sound.

Warehouse comes alive as art incubator

Freeland Artist Studios hosts annual tour