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Greg Gilles is known throughout South Whidbey as a respected homebuilder.
The Langley City Council formally approved the city’s involvement in whatever developments may come to the Island County Fairgrounds. At present, the county has a property manager secured until April in the Island County Fair Association. Earlier this summer, the association appeared prepared to walk away from its contract to run the property in exchange for use of the grounds for the annual fair and other events. Its leaders said the costs to maintain the property were too great.
Wilkie Andrew Kolton Wilkie was born to parents Erin and Timothy of Freeland on July 3, 2014, at the Greenbank Birth Center. Andrew’s siblings are Jacob, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Gabrielle, Livia and Elias. Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at the time of birth. Andrew’s maternal grandparents are Laurel Ekorenrud and James Anderson. His paternal grandparents are Mary Ruiz and Paul Wilkie. The family would like to thank friends and family members who have helped them to find a new balance in their family. Midwives Cynthia Jaffe and Jenna Weigner attended the birth.
Rev. Joanna Gabriel will explore how conscious beings come to understand that they discover their true selves by meeting life head-on at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road.
The Langley City Council and Planning Advisory Board are at odds over the expansion of retail zoning to areas beyond downtown. City zoning limits retail to the city’s commercial core, largely bound by Anthes and Cascade avenues to the west and east, and First and Third streets to the north and south. The idea, as discussed by city council members Monday, is to keep a vibrant commercial area and limit the disruptions to residents. For example, a high-traffic store may mean regular noise of cars and people, whereas a doctor’s office is less busy.