History with a haunted twist

— Created October 20, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It’s the time of year for shivers and goosebumps, when ghost stories and scary movies are all the rage. For one Oak Harbor woman, it seemed the perfect time to dive into local history and see if any hauntingly interesting stories might emerge.  Gabrielle Robles is leading Whidbey Island’s first ever haunted […]

Coupeville artist swaps canvas for pumpkins

— Created October 20, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Ivy Breen loves to paint. The Coupeville artist has painted large-scale, historical murals and she’s painted small pieces from paper grocery bags. But in the fall, her favorite time of year, she paints pumpkins. In fact, she’s joined in the fun of the annual Haunting of Coupeville by providing 15 painted pumpkins […]

Fierce, feisty and funny – meet “The Revolutionists”

— Created October 13, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley has a tradition of bringing meaningful art to life onstage and its latest production, “The Revolutionists,” is no exception. The play opened last weekend and will continue live productions through Saturday, Oct. 23. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and there […]

OH City Council votes no confidence in city administrator

— Created October 13, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Oak Harbor City Administrator Blaine Oborn remains on the job, following a vote of no confidence by the City Council at last week’s regular meeting, and it appears the city’s mayor is in no rush to let him go. Council members met in executive session for approximately two hours at last week’s […]

Haunting of Coupeville is practically magic

— Created October 12, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Scarecrows and witches and pumpkins? Oh yes! Parades and magic and graveyards? You bet! We could go on but suffice it to say the Haunting of Coupeville is now underway, bringing all kinds of spectacularly spooky fun to the historic central Whidbey community all month long. Fans of the Haunting will once […]

Halloween fun all month long

— Created October 6, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed There are all kinds of fun activities taking place throughout the month for Halloween and more. Here is a list of what we know of as of our press deadline. Dates and times are subject to change. Happy haunting! Pumpkin Patch and Corn MazeFind the perfect pumpkin at The Stand at K […]

Enjoy spooktacular fun at the Fort

— Created October 6, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Shannon Bly Ghostly specters will be haunting one of the region’s most popular attractions again this year. Fright at Fort Casey will continue its tradition of hair-raising, blood-curdling, creepy Halloween fun every weekend in October and will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Explore the dark tunnels of Kingsbury Battery […]

Soroptimist International celebrates a century of helping women and girls

— Created September 29, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It is a major feat for any group to celebrate 100 years of service, and so it is with extreme pride in its mission that Soroptimist International clubs from all over the world come together this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Members of Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor, which itself […]

WhidbeyHealth Community Pharmacy opens in Coupeville

— Created September 29, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed With a snip of a scissor and cheers and applause from a small crowd of spectators, WhidbeyHealth officially opened its community pharmacy in Coupeville last week. The facility is located in the old Wells Fargo Bank building at 7 NE Birch Street, next to the medical center. The new facility, which is […]

Ready, set, Shakespeare! OHHS drama club tackles “The Bard”

— Created September 22, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Get ready to see Shakespeare as it has never been seen before, unless one is familiar with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” which is the fall production by the Oak Harbor High School Drama Club. Performances begin tonight (Wednesday) and continue Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. each night at […]

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