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About halhovey

A transplant from the east coast, I spent many years living in the deserts of Arizona and Nevada before finally finding a little piece of paradise on Whidbey Island that I call home. This is where I chose to raise my kids, set down roots, and eventually retire. In my blog I hope to share timely information and statitistics about our local real estate market, as well as a few of the people, places and homes around Whidbey Island that I find special, or interesting.

Please find me on…

Sorry, I have moved on! You can find me at the following places: http://www.HalHovey.com http://www.AroundWhidbey.com You can also call or text me at (360) 929-0261 or you can email me at halhovey@gmail.com Thanks for visiting!

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What makes Whidbey Island special?

Windjammer Park – one of Whidbey Island’s great public parks: Oak Harbor is fortunate to have many great parks and public spaces.  The crown jewel of Oak Harbor is Windjammer Park…formerly known as City Beach Park….located on the waterfront next to … Continue reading

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It’s a busy weekend ahead! Holiday Events on Whidbey Island

There are lots of great activities this holiday season on Whidbey Island.  Get out and enjoy and support our local businesses while you are out there! Dec 2 & 3 – Big Brothers & Big Sisters Festival of Trees – Black … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Farm Tour

September is always a great month on Whidbey Island.  The weather is usually nice even though the summer is winding down, and there are all kinds of great outdoor events to enjoy.  This coming weekend September 17-18 is the Whidbey … Continue reading

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The weekend ahead on Whidbey Island

How did it get to be the end of summer already? I for one, am not ready.  Luckily the weather has been great for the last couple of weeks, and this weekend looks like it may be the best weekend … Continue reading

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Sea Battles in Penn Cove!

Ahoy mateys, thar be a mighty battle brewin` in th` seas o` Penn Cove next high tide’ an’ Sundee.    Hawaiian Chieftain under sail. Photo by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority Th’ Lady Washington an’ th’ Hawaiian Chieftain be raisin’ the’r sails an’ … Continue reading

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Another big weekend ahead on Whidbey Island!

 Just a quick post of a couple of fun, family oriented events going on this weekend on North Whidbey Island.  Saturday, August 13, 2011 – North Whidbey Car Show – Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor We are the premiere Auto show in … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Race Week!

Whidbey Island Race Week is here again!  One of the biggest events of the year in Oak Harbor starts today  It is the annual sailing Regatta know as Whidbey Island Race Week.  With over 100 boats competing from all around the … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Garden Tour this weekend!

Whidbey Island Garden Tour and More this weekend! If you want to help benefit some great local organizations, you should take part in the Whidbey Island Garden Tour this weekend.  From their website:   “The proceeds from this year’s Garden Tour will … Continue reading

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Summer Events for Whidbey Island

Summer Events for Whidbey Island I’m late with my summer calendar of events, but here are the events for the next few months: June 6/11-12  San Juan 24 North American Championship – Oak Harbor Yacht Club 6/18 Beachcombers Bazaar – Oak Harbor … Continue reading

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