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Monday, September 21, 2020
Island County, September 21, 2020:September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Care and concern is especially important this year due to the increased stress, anxiety and depression people may be experiencing with COVID-19. Suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play. Island County Public Health and Human Services are asking Island County residents to #BeThe1To help prevent ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, September 17, 2020
SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES MEDIA ADVISORY: Sno-Isle Libraries expands Books by Mail to all customers during coronavirus closures Sno-Isle Libraries has expanded its Books by Mail program to all customers as another contact-free service while our community libraries remain closed due to coronavirus precautions. The press release is available online at ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
As part of the  PBY Memorial Foundation's annual Celebration of Flight dinner/auction this past May, a Lifetime Achievement Award was to be presented CAPT Bob Fraser, USN (Ret.) for his significant active duty contributions to the A-3 Skywarrior aircraft community and for his contributions to the Whidbey Island community as a civilian. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the dinner and presentation ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Sign Up Today for the Peoples Bank “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K!  To encourage a healthy, socially distant active lifestyle, Peoples Bank is holding a “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K. Designed to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness, local nonprofit organizations serving this community will receive 100% of all entry fees. In Island County, proceeds will be donated to the ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Rachel Shaw and her family latched onto the Oak Harbor Library after the U.S. Navy moved them to north Whidbey Island four years ago.  “The Oak Harbor Library has been a life preserver for us,” Shaw said. “In the pandemic, I have depended on our friendships with the staff at Oak Harbor. The library is our hub, five library cards as full as I can keep them at all times.” One of Shaw’s friends ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, September 14, 2020
Skagit Valley College, The Economic Council for Island County, Sno-Isle Libraries, The Whidbey Institute, ­­and individual community partners are proud to announce they are seeking 15 applicants for the inaugural class of Leadership Whidbey(LW). The program runs from January 8 through May 21, 2021, providing 70 plus hours of class time and college-level credit as part of the program cost.   ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 11, 2020
Please join us for our Online Business Breakfast on October 6, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Click here to sign up!   https://www.sherwoodcs.org/events
Categories: Community
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Best-selling author J.A. Jance will pay a virtual visit to Sno-Isle Libraries on Sept. 17.  Oak Harbor Library Information Assistant Marie Byars was happy to book Jance as she promotes “Credible Threat,” the 15th entry in her Ali Reynolds series.  “I’m thrilled to have another opportunity to bring Jance and readers together,” Byars said. “I’ve seen firsthand the magic that happens ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Sno-Isle Libraries customers can remotely print documents once again from home or on the go and pick them up at a community library or have them returned by mail.   For customers who don’t have a computer or internet access but need to print a document, reference librarians offering printing help are just a phone call away.    “Due to the coronavirus pandemic we’ve had to change the way we ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2020We're Here for You! Skagit Valley College’s Worker Retraining program covers tuition, books, and school-related fees to help those who are Unemployed        Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that we are offering you new options for Fall Quarter taught by our trained, experienced online instructors. Classes start Tuesday, September 22 and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Whether it’s adding career-building skills or getting assistance navigating today’s online job applications, Sno-Isle Libraries staff is ready to help.   Sno-Isle Libraries cardholders can access a wide range of free, online employment, training and job services. It includes access links to all Lynda.com tutorials and workshops, the Brainfuse Adult Learning Center, LearningExpress Library, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Families with school-age children facing the uncertainties of the coming school year are getting help from the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. The foundation is funding books, computers and Wi-Fi hotspots to support families through a new initiative called the Opportunity Fund. "We developed this fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact on Sno-Isle communities across ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, September 07, 2020
My New Listing ---------  576 Ocean View Drive --------https://virtualtours.intrepidmedia360.com/926700Affordable living near Deception Pass & NAS Whidbey! Here, you find a quiet lot with mature trees, apple tree, privacy fence for relaxation, and storage shed for garden tools. Home is move-in ready & comes with all appliances. This property is next to the community park & clubhouse. Driveway has ...read more
Categories: Community, NAS Whidbey, Economic, Press Release
Friday, September 04, 2020
Through December 31st, all Business Lighting incentives are at least 50 percent higher, up to 70 percent of the project costs!  For more information, watch this video that describes improvements to lighting, space and water heating, and more that will lower your monthly utility bill.  To learn more, visit pse.com/businesslighting
Categories: Community
Monday, August 31, 2020
     The safety and well-being of our students, staff and coaches remain top priorities at Skagit Valley College. The College is focused on creating and implementing ongoing health and safety protocols, which are essential to maintaining a safe on-campus environment for all individuals. Consequently, all Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) sports have been postponed until after January 15, 2021, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2020 Skagit Valley College Basic Education for Adults program to offer English Language Acquisition information sessionsWe’re Here for You!     Skagit Valley College’s Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) program is committed to your success as we continue to adjust our programs and instruction online. There are a number of resources available to you such as laptop ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, July 06, 2020
Coupeville, WA -- On July 6, Island Transit started operating on a new Modified Service Plan to provide the community with more access to public transit as Island County enters Phase 3 of Washington Safe Start during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Modified Service Plan provides more service than has been available since March and shifts some resources to high-demand areas to better serve the ...read more
Categories: COVID-19- Local Business Changes, Community, Press Release
Oak Harbor Chamber Directory 2020