Oak Harbor Chamber combines new tastes with old traditions this weekend

— Created April 21, 2021 by Alec Brown

By Alec Brown               Holland Happening won’t be happening this year—but the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is making sure islanders have something to celebrate. The Klompen Canal Race and Food Truck Turnout will be this weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. The Klompen Canal Race will take place at 2 p.m. […]

Oak Harbor school superintendent looks forward to future in Snoqualmie Valley

— Created April 21, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller After eight years as superintendent for Oak Harbor Public Schools and 14 years in the community, Lance Gibbon has announced he will be leaving the district to pursue other opportunities. Gibbon said he is grateful for his time with Oak Harbor Public Schools and looks forward to following the district’s growth […]

Whidbey welcomes the whales – virtually

— Created April 14, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It is an 18-year tradition that will not be stopped by a worldwide pandemic. The Orca Network’s annual Welcome the Whales celebration will go virtual Friday and Saturday and will include several different events sure to appeal to Whidbey Islanders and whale lovers alike. There two main online events: An art night […]

Coupeville nominated for Best U.S. Small Town award

— Created April 14, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller Coupeville’s charm has landed the town a nomination for the TravelAwaits’ “Best of Travel Awards” in the Best U.S. Small Town category.  TravelAwaits is dedicated to providing travel advice, ideas and unique inspiration for the 50+ traveler. This year’s “Best of Travel Awards” will highlight a number of categories, and Coupeville […]

Bags to Benches: Lions Club project reaps the rewards of good stewardship

— Created April 14, 2021 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons It’s more than just a big deal. It’s also a good deal for everyone who’s involved in the Oak Harbor Lions Club “Bags to Benches” recycling project.  Hold on, can such an “animal” really exist? Very decidedly “yes”, according to Bobbi Lornson of the Oak Harbor Lions Club. Lions Club organizations of […]

New campaign promotes discovery on Whidbey and Camano Islands

— Created April 7, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Spring has sprung and with it comes blossoming opportunities to discover all Whidbey and Camano Islands have to offer. Discovery is the gist of the new digital and print guide, “Discover Your Islands,” put together by Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism. Print issues of the guide are arriving at select zip codes […]

Pandemic costs force job cuts at WhidbeyHealth

— Created April 7, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed More than 40 positions will be eliminated at WhidbeyHealth as a result of lost revenue brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released by WhidbeyHealth last week and published in the last issue of Whidbey Weekly, CEO Ron Telles said unexpected costs of the pandemic totaled more than $3 million, […]

Goosefoot explores possibility of workforce housing in Bayview

— Created April 6, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller Workforce housing has long been a need on Whidbey Island, as indicated by a 2018 Island County housing needs study and a resident and business survey from 2019. Goosefoot Community Fund has expressed an interest in helping address the shortage of workforce housing in the area and created the Bayview Vision […]

Lots of egg-citing fun in store for Whidbey

— Created April 1, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Peter Cottontail will almost certainly be hopping down a bunny trail nearby this weekend! Egg hunts of all kinds have been planned all over Whidbey Island, most of them set for Saturday. Highlights of each of these Easter eggstravaganzas are listed below: Bunny Trail Egg Scramble:Saturday, 10 a.m. – NoonDowntown CoupevillePreregistration required […]

“Magic Jar” yields blessings to South Whidbey community

— Created April 1, 2021 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons During the 1930’s Great Depression era, people sought out the fantasy and romance offered by the Silver Screen. Going to the movies offered them entertainment and escape. The Clyde Theatre holds a long legacy of serving up entertainment and escape as well, in spite of a curve ball thrown by the pandemic. […]

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