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Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

Chlorine shortage leads to water supply worries

North Whidbey residents have been asked to voluntarily reduce water usage.

 

New commander takes helm at NAS Whidbey

Capt. Eric Hanks has been selected to replace Capt. Matthew Arny.

 

Rowing club may find a home at Windjammer Park

Rowers of all ages may be coming to Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor, if a local club’s plans work out.

 

More federal relief money than expected headed to Whidbey

Whidbey Island will soon receive millions of dollars of American Rescue Plan funding.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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.
An artist’s rendering of “Angel de la Creatividad” by Mexico City artist Sebastián shows the 37-foot-tall metal sculpture in its proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.

Survey about ‘Angel’ sculpture open until June 16

The sculpture has been mired in controversy since it was presented to the park board in February.

An artist’s rendering of “Angel de la Creatividad” by Mexico City artist Sebastián shows the 37-foot-tall metal sculpture in its proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.
Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum President Wil Shellenberger is hoping to find more volunteer docents so the museum can show off the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft’s interior to the public. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Navy museum seeking docents to show off the PBY-5A Catalina

The museum plans to offer tours of the WWII-era plane on the weekends this summer and needs docents.

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum President Wil Shellenberger is hoping to find more volunteer docents so the museum can show off the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft’s interior to the public. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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
Roughly half of the trees on Cherry Valley Logging's 40-acre property on North Whidbey will go to a Skagit County fish habitat project, owner Justin Vanhulle. The other half will be sent to a mill.

Despite how it may seem, clear-cutting not increasing

The Department of Natural Resources says local logging has stayed steady over the past five years.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Roughly half of the trees on Cherry Valley Logging's 40-acre property on North Whidbey will go to a Skagit County fish habitat project, owner Justin Vanhulle. The other half will be sent to a mill.
Ed Klaszky, a firefighter with Clark County Fire Dept. in Nevada, during a controlled burn training exercise organized by the Oak Harbor Fire Department on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media

Firefighters get invaluable training

The Oak Harbor Fire Department conducted a controlled burn to give firefighters practical, hands-on experience at a house on Southeast Ely Street on Saturday.… Continue reading

Ed Klaszky, a firefighter with Clark County Fire Dept. in Nevada, during a controlled burn training exercise organized by the Oak Harbor Fire Department on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Memorial Day to be held in person this year

Veterans will be honored during a Memorial Day service May 31 at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Seniors Anthony Pierzchala, right, and Charlie Dubois working with junior Eric Lindsey, back left, during teacher Chris Whiteman’s advanced engineering class. Someone stole $1,000 worth of tools from the program earlier this month.
Seniors Anthony Pierzchala, right, and Charlie Dubois working with junior Eric Lindsey, back left, work on projects during teacher Chris Whiteman’s advanced engineering class. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Community steps up to replace stolen tools

School officials expressed thanks to those who donated.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Seniors Anthony Pierzchala, right, and Charlie Dubois working with junior Eric Lindsey, back left, during teacher Chris Whiteman’s advanced engineering class. Someone stole $1,000 worth of tools from the program earlier this month.
Seniors Anthony Pierzchala, right, and Charlie Dubois working with junior Eric Lindsey, back left, work on projects during teacher Chris Whiteman’s advanced engineering class. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Chopped garlic and parsley and salt and spot shrimp in 2020.

Shrimping season opens in waters off Whidbey

All shrimp species are open to harvest on Wednesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Marina Areas 8-1 and 8-2, which covers the eastern shores of Whidbey Island from Deception Pass to Possession Point.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Chopped garlic and parsley and salt and spot shrimp in 2020.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Brittany Darby helps raise a wall at Habitat for Humanity of Island County’s two townhomes on Southeast 10th Avenue in Oak Harbor during the Women Build event Saturday.

Women Build: Lending some muscle to Habitat for Humanity

Forty women and some men volunteered for Habitat’s Women Build 2021 event this past weekend.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Brittany Darby helps raise a wall at Habitat for Humanity of Island County’s two townhomes on Southeast 10th Avenue in Oak Harbor during the Women Build event Saturday.

Filing to open for long list of local positions

Candidates must file for the election May 17-21.

Shannon Hamilton, front, and Wendi Hilborn own Whidbey Farm and Market on Monroe Landing Road outside of Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New market opens across from drive-in

Whidbey Farm and Market has close to 100 local products.

Shannon Hamilton, front, and Wendi Hilborn own Whidbey Farm and Market on Monroe Landing Road outside of Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Special vaccine clinics planned in Langley, Oak Harbor

A couple of special vaccination clinics are planned for this week. Island County Public Health will host a pop-up vaccine clinic during the first day… Continue reading

Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Wildcats finish season with program best

The Oak Harbor High School sailing team will take a month off before starting their summer season.

Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Clinic set to address vaccine inequity

The clinic will be held 9-11 a.m., May 6 at Island Drug in Oak Harbor.

Worker will begin wrapping the Deception Pass bridge this month as they try to complete the project by the end of the year. The parking lot on Whidbey Island next to the bridge will be closed until March. WSDOT photo

Deception Pass bridge parking lot closed until March

The closure is supposed to ease access for construction crews as they work on the bridge.

Worker will begin wrapping the Deception Pass bridge this month as they try to complete the project by the end of the year. The parking lot on Whidbey Island next to the bridge will be closed until March. WSDOT photo
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