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Island Angels open resource center in Freeland

— Created March 24, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Alec Brown             Island Angels, a grassroots charity organization created by Cindy Buchanan and local Whidbey Islanders, has opened a physical resource center on 1689 Main Street in Freeland. It shares the resource center with Oasis for Animals and WI Drive. Anyone can come into the resource center and request household items, toiletries, or […]

One step closer to normal – Washington moves to Phase 3

— Created March 17, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The state of Washington takes another step on the roadmap to recovery next week – as of Monday, the entire state will move into Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery plan, Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week. In addition, the short-lived “regional approach” will be no more, as the […]

Oak Harbor considers adding “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture to Windjammer Park

— Created March 17, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park may soon be home to the “Angel de la Creatividad,” or “Angel of Creativity,” a 37-foot statue by world-famous sculptor Sebastián. Currently, Oak Harbor City Council members are considering the statue and voted unanimously at a Feb. 16 meeting to explore the offer in more detail, with […]

“Pandemonium” reigns at OutCast Productions

— Created March 17, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed OutCast Productions in Langley is pleased to present a completely original work to enjoy this weekend via the small screen: “Pandemonium, Life During the Pandemic.” The filmed collection of nine short plays debuted last weekend and three more opportunities to join in the streaming experience are available Friday and Saturday at 7:30 […]

Tradition returns with a twist: St. Patrick’s Day to cruise through downtown

— Created March 10, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller Celebrate the return of St. Patrick’s Day with a cruise through downtown Oak Harbor at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. While the Whidbey Island Irish Wildlife Society usually hosts a parade in the event’s honor, this year, community members will be encouraged to instead decorate their vehicles and drive through town. […]

Habitat for Humanity events help build awareness, positivity

— Created March 10, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It is “Women Build” week for Habitat for Humanity, and while COVID has forced the national organization to re-imagine many events, Habitat for Humanity of Island County has a couple of notable happenings taking place this week. Women and Housing First, all those interested are invited to attend a virtual community conversation […]

Art goes airborne at Price Sculpture Forest

— Created March 10, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed One has only to cast their eyes up into the trees at the Price Sculpture Forest near Coupeville to discover the latest addition to one of its displays. The original piece, “Icarus Was Here,” by Whidbey Island artist Pat McVay, was installed last November, but the piece wasn’t finished until this past […]

Streaming soon in a galaxy nearby, OHHS Drama Club offers audiences an entertaining respite

— Created March 3, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Not even a global pandemic can beat creativity and humor when it comes to the upcoming film project “Star Princess Wars,” a comedy put on by Oak Harbor High School’s Drama Club and streaming free on Broadway on Demand March 19-27. Those who love the classic films “Star Wars,” “The Princess Bride” […]

Garry Oak Society commemorates 170th anniversary of town’s namesake

— Created March 3, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Melanie Hammons What do oxen and oaks have in common?  Both the animal and the tree symbolize strength and endurance.  And this year, that’s not all they share.  The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox on the Chinese zodiac calendar.  In 1851, Dr. Richard Lansdale named the town we know as Oak […]

Whidbey Playhouse lets Delany sisters have their say

— Created February 24, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Two extraordinary women share their reflections on life from their 100-year-old perspectives in the latest production streaming Friday and Saturday by the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. “Having Our Say,” a play by Emily Mann, based on the book by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, tells the story […]