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 […]

Kite festival lifts off this weekend

— Created September 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Shannon Bly Whidbey Island Kite Festival returns to Camp Casey in Coupeville this Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Since 2000, kite flyers of all skill levels have gathered at Camp Casey to fly kites, take part in competitions, and enjoy the color and beauty of kites in the […]

“Angel of Creativity” finds a home in Oak Harbor

— Created September 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It has been a long road, but the “Angel de la Creatividad,” or “Angel of Creativity,” a sculpture by world renowned sculptor Sebastian, will be installed in Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor City Council, in a four-to-one vote last week, ended months of debate on whether to accept the […]

Live theater is back at Whidbey Playhouse: “Tea for Three” opens Friday

— Created September 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The Whidbey Island community is invited to share an evening with three special ladies as Oak Harbor’s Whidbey Playhouse welcomes Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford to the stage in “Tea for Three, Lady Bird, Pat and Betty,” a play by Eric H. Weinberg and Elaine Bromka. The play opens […]

Whole new Relay, same old fight

— Created September 8, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Relay for Life of North Puget Sound has a completely new look and feel this year, but its mission is the same as it has always been, to raise money to support cancer research. The Relay takes place Friday at the Blue Fox Drive-in in Oak Harbor. Gates open at 4 p.m. […]

Street fair celebrates Friends of the Langley Library’s centennial and more

— Created September 8, 2021 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons The last days of summer may be upon us but Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., Langley will close out the season in style with a street fair. Hosted by Friends of the Langley Library, the Centennial Street Fair commemorates the 100th year of that organization’s incorporation, while also highlighting […]

Oak Harbor Music Festival rocks again

— Created September 1, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Music lovers near and far are ready to rock, roll, dance, clap, tap, snap, stomp, clomp and generally get their groove on this weekend, as the sweet sounds of the Oak Harbor Music Festival fill the air once more. The Nick Drummond Band starts things off at 6:15 p.m. Friday, immediately following […]

Woodpalooza celebrates Whidbey’s woodworkers

— Created September 1, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The art of woodworking will take center stage this weekend at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, as the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the 17th annual Woodpalooza event at Zech Hall. This free exhibition will be open Saturday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m. daily and there will […]