Whidbey Island Marathon is Coming

marathonThe Whidbey Island Marathon will happen this year on April 22. The race is considered one of the Pacific Northwest’s hidden athletic gems and a must do destination race for running enthusiasts. Starting at the Deception Pass Bridge, the marathon course winds through ocean side roadways, farmland and more while featuring waterfront coastlines, snow-capped mountains and more. The race features a full marathon, half marathon, 10K Run/Walk, Family 5K and a Kids 1K Run. We are on track for 1,800+ participants this year with over 30% of participants traveling from off-island to participate.
Learn more and register at www.runwhidbey.com

Whidbey Island ComiCon

ComiconWhidbey Island is having its own Comicon on April 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Oak Harbor Library.  This is from the Sno-Isle Library site:

From youngling to sith lord, kohai to senpai, muggle to wizard, average to Super, join the FREE geek-fest hosted by Whidbey Island Sno-Isle Libraries. Family friendly and suitable for all ages.

All ages and fandoms will find something of interest with:

* Panels
* Workshops
* Geek Training Room to burn up some young energy
* Gaming Room for all levels of role playing experience
* Introvert’s Alley for a break whenever needed
* Scavenger hunt through the Oak Harbor Library
* Costume contest

Test out your newest cosplay, or just grab a red shirt and communicator (we hope you make it through the episode!).

An important note: because this event is taking place at both the Oak Harbor Library and Skagit Valley College campus, there is a strict no weapons policy (even fake ones). We’re sorry for any frustration this may cause, but safety is our priority!

Scholarship Recipients

OH2017ScholarshipsCongratulations to this year’s Community Fund Scholarship recipients. Oak Harbor recipients are Juliann Rose Jansen, Shainna Araucto, Adam Nelson, and Aelizah Espiritu (all shown here with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Oak Harbor broker Daryl Hicks). South Whidbey recipients are Lauren Damerau, Spencer Fee, Tyler Heggenes, and Aria Ludtke. From Coupeville, the recipients are Kaela Rae Hollrigel and Charlotte Langille. We are happy to provide college assistance to these fine high school graduates.

Every year, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents contribute a portion of their commissions through the company’s “Community Fund” to people in need and to community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island.

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Oak Harbor Office

BillWe would like to welcome Bill Lapthorne to our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties family in the Oak Harbor office. Bill returned to Whidbey Island from California with his wife of 17 years. He is looking forward to assisting clients in both buying and selling their properties. His schedule is open and flexible to meet his clients’ real estate needs. You can reach Bill at 360-544-2136 or email him at bill@cbwhidbey.com.

 

 

 

We’d also like to welcome back Ann Campbell. Ann returns to our family after a time away and we’re glad she’s back. Contact Ann at 360-320-0757 or at ann@cbwhidbey.com Ann Campbell

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4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

home for saleGetting ready to sell your home? Here’s a quick article on things NOT to do. One thing you WANT to do, of course, is contact your local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ broker to help you sell your Whidbey Island home. We have the island covered from Oak Harbor to Clinton.

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Our Community Fund Helps “Help House”

Help House Oak HarborColdwell Banker Tara Properties’ Community Fund is proud to be able to give needed funds to Help House Food Bank in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Help House provides assistance to those in need including supplemental and emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers and telephone health and welfare check-ups. Pictured is Maria Hulett (right), a broker in our Oak Harbor office, presenting a check to Jean Weiman.

When you work with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, you invest in your community.

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Drug Take-Back Day – October 22

pillsLocal law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up once again for a prescription drug take back event.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of expired, unused and unwanted medication.

People can take their drugs to the Oak Harbor Police Department on Barrington Drive, the Coupeville Marshal’s Office on Northeast Seventh Street and the Island County Sheriff’s Office precinct office at 5521 East Harbor Road in Freeland.

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Congratulations to Kevin Johnson

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Kevin Johnson has been awarded Top Rated Real Estate Agent in Oak Harbor.

Kevin Johnson has been selected as one of the Top Rated Real Estate Agents in Oak Harbor to be featured on TV Top Real Estate on Xfinity On Demand available on Comcast. TV Top Rated Real Estate features videos of Top Rated Real Estate Agents and their homes listed for sale which will allow consumers to select the best Real Estate Agent when buying or selling their home. As a top rated agent, Kevin Johnson is able to offer his clients the opportunity to showcase their homes for sale on television 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Kevin Johnson has also been honored on top real estate shows as an award-winning Real Estate Agent. You can read further details at Kevin Johnson-Top Agent

North Whidbey Help House

HelpHouseThe Community Fund of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is happy to support the North Whidbey Help House. Pictured is Jan McKinney from our Oak Harbor officer presenting a check to a Help House representative.

The Help House provides assistance to those in need in our community in an impartial and dignified manner and provides supplemental/emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers once a year, and telephone health and welfare checkups via their tele-care program. They work with other human service agencies in our community to ensure the best possible assistance possible and assist wherever possible in not only improving lifestyles, but striving towards independence from the need for assistance.

Sunrise Rotary Dance

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Oak Harbor broker Kevin Johnson and his band, Johnny Bulldog, will be at the Sunrise Rotary Dance (Boys & Girls Club – Rollerbarn) on June 6th from 7:30 to 11. Tickets are $25 per person and benefit projects by Sunrise Rotary. Come and support a great cause and hear Kevin play.