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Halloween happens on Whidbey

Spooky season is back in swing and there are plenty of events that promise a ghoulishly good time.

 

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

South Whidbey vet bringing his 31-year career to a close

David Parent is accustomed to treating wildlife as often as domestic animals at his vet practice.

 

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Tour offers glimpse of work spaces

T hose interested in the creative processes of local artists can take a peek into almost 50 work spaces across the island during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour this weekend.

 

Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert

South Whidbey survey takes deep dive into community’s priorities for public pool

A bond measure in 2022 might be another funding source for the pool along with grants.

Rishi Sharma checks levels in his camera before interviewing WWII combat veteran Frank Burns of Freeland last Saturday. Sharma travels the country interviewing WWII combat veterans for his oral history project and nonprofit, Heroes of the Second World War. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Recording for posterity tales of WWII vets across the U.S.

Rishi Sharma has met more than 1,100 World War II combat veterans to document their stories.

Rishi Sharma checks levels in his camera before interviewing WWII combat veteran Frank Burns of Freeland last Saturday. Sharma travels the country interviewing WWII combat veterans for his oral history project and nonprofit, Heroes of the Second World War. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

The COVID effect: Show might go on this year

Here’s a list of what many of Whidbey’s favorite events are doing this year.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times
Blake Lewis, 7, at Bush Point where he threw a message in a bottle out to sea. Ruth Smethers later picked it up in Port Townsend. Photo provided by Jessie Lewis

Writer, finder connected over message in bottle

The message traveled all the way from Bush Point to Port Townsend.

Blake Lewis, 7, at Bush Point where he threw a message in a bottle out to sea. Ruth Smethers later picked it up in Port Townsend. Photo provided by Jessie Lewis
Photo by Bob VonDrachek
One photographer spotted a gray whale the morning of March 8 from the public parking lot at Hidden Beach in Greenbank.

Homecoming: Gray whales return to Whidbey waters

The gentle giants include a well-known gray that has been coming back each year for 30 years.

Photo by Bob VonDrachek
One photographer spotted a gray whale the morning of March 8 from the public parking lot at Hidden Beach in Greenbank.
Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Family breaks ground for Habitat for Humanity home

A lifelong Whidbey resident and her family have started building their own home in Oak Harbor.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The selection of Whidbey-made wines at 3 Sisters Market in Coupeville offers plenty of gift ideas, according to the sisters’ mom, Shelly Muzzall. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Island school districts likely returning to remote learning

Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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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