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“LIKE” documentary tackles impact of social media

— Created March 4, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Are we addicted to social media? South Whidbey School District and the Clyde Theater in Langley are teaming up for a presentation of a film which focuses on that very question. The new documentary, “LIKE,” will be shown Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Clyde, with a discussion […]

COVID-19 concerns reach Whidbey Island

— Created March 4, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Acting out of an abundance of caution, Oak Harbor Public Schools has informed parents and staff that a North Whidbey Middle School staff member is self-quarantining due to the staff member’s spouse’s contact with potential victims of the COVID-19 virus. The staff member’s spouse has been quarantined as a precaution. […]

Enjoy sounds from south of the border at ¡Fiesta Latina!

— Created February 26, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Whidbey Island Orchestra is spicing things up and invites everyone to enjoy the party at its newest program, ¡Fiesta Latina!, to be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. Performances are always free, but donations are […]

Judge rules Oak Harbor affordable housing project unlawful

— Created February 26, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The Oak Harbor Main Street Association has won its appeal asking for the reversal of an Oak Harbor City Council decision allowing an affordable housing project to be built along Pioneer Way downtown. In a decision handed down last week in Island County Superior Court, Judge Alan Hancock concluded the […]

Construction begins on improvements at busy Oak Harbor intersection

— Created February 19, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Drivers who frequent the intersection of Regatta Drive and Crescent Harbor Road in Oak Harbor should pack their patience for the next few months. Construction at the busy intersection has begun, meaning a large portion of Regatta Drive will be closed for the next three to four months between NE […]

Sleuths wanted for Langley’s 36th Mystery Weekend

— Created February 19, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly Prepare for mystery and mayhem with Whidbey Island’s twist on a Mardi Gras celebration in Langley this Saturday and Sunday during Langley’s Mystery Weekend 2020. The event, which features a Merriment and Mayhem at Mardi Gras theme this year, will include its first-ever parade at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Amateur […]

Effort underway to keep good times rolling

— Created February 18, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly An Oak Harbor man is asking the Whidbey Island community to help save an iconic part of history – the Roller Barn. Oak Harbor businessman James Croft and his family are purchasing the historic building but need fundraising help to make it happen. Croft outlined his plans to save the […]

Ruling expected soon on Oak Harbor housing project

— Created February 12, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock is expected to issue his decision in the next week regarding the Oak Harbor Main Street Association’s legal challenge to the City of Oak Harbor’s decision to approve an affordable housing project in the heart of the city’s central business district (CBD). Attorneys […]

Seeing double: Illusionist David DaVinci returns to Oak Harbor for two shows

— Created February 12, 2020 by Kathy Reed

By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly Take a seat and prepare to be amazed by world-class illusionist David DaVinci Saturday at Oak Harbor High School. The event, which is sponsored by Windermere Real Estate, will raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. DaVinci, […]