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Christmas is less than 24 hours in the past, and Leslie Stevens of Coupeville already has designs for how she will decorate next year.
Atlantis ROV is moving on and expanding from its days as an underwater robotics team.
Spence Purvis and Freeman Boyer looked as regal as the Lions for which their social club is named while being honored for a combined 140 years of membership and service.
There’s a car in Clinton visible only a few months each year, and winter is prime viewing season.
Anyone looking for a last-minute Christmas tree need only head to Clinton.
The November wind storm that cut power to Langley for more than 24 hours has some in the city wondering what more can be done in future electrical outages.
The $17,000 severance agreement offered to Langley’s former planning director was, at least in part, done to avoid possible litigation.
Just how large the city should get is foundation for just about everything else in Langley’s comprehensive plan update, to be discussed in pieces over the next few months. The first public input meeting about a handful of elements in the plan update is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Topics to be covered include: the urban growth area reduction request, comp plan vision statement, shoreline master program, and the land use, sustainability and economic development elements.
Weston Dill, who stands barely tall enough for his head to peek above the dining table in his family’s home, is hoping to be a big donor for homeless children this year. As he has the past two years, the Clinton kindergartner is organizing a gift drive for the Everett Gospel Mission. The homeless shelter serves an estimated 300 people from Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties every day.
Langley will pay its former planning director more than $17,000 as part of a separation and severance package.
Finding a way to address the concerns of property owners in Langley has remained as challenging as trying to catch the rascally rabbits at the heart of the citywide issue.
Plenty of people say the holidays bring with them a busy time of family, friends, gatherings and parties.
Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley will pour its last pint and serve its final plate of fish and chips this weekend.
The fate of Michael Davolio’s position as Langley’s planning chief may be decided next week.
Finding new leaders to champion the once-neglected causes of Clinton is becoming a paramount task for a group of volunteers committed to creating a voice for the unincorporated area.
Early sunsets, cool temperatures and the holiday spirit are working together with musicians Sheila Weidendorf and Mathew Habib to create a quiet, contemplative Christmas concert.
FBI agents served a warrant at a private residence and a longtime business in Clinton on Thursday morning, surprising neighbors and sparking questions about the nature of the raids.
Running a major radio station’s evening programs is a lifestyle for South Whidbey son Zach Van Lue.
The freezing temperatures were just right for Santa Claus to roll into town on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle for the Lighting of Langley ceremony Saturday.
The driver of a Subaru Outback station wagon was sent to Whidbey General Hospital after being rear ended by the driver of a Ford truck on Monday morning.
When Lisa McDermott and Mary Dettrich first began cycling, they were at a loss for finding a good fit.
“The Nutcracker,” where Whidbey Island dancers make beauty, grace, snowflakes, mice, and rehearsal look effortless
Beauty, power, grace, elegance and speed: the list of ways to describe the company of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre goes on while a select group of dancers rehearsed.
Numbers have held steady over 2014 so far this year at the Good Cheer Food Bank, which means the need is just the same as its record high.
Gennie Martin knows she opened her store, It’s Raining Art & Supplies in Langley, at a challenging time — just after the summer and a couple of months before the winter holidays.
Another Second Street redo is in the works for Langley.
Tim Callison, Langley's incoming mayor, is already preparing for the office. Election results were certified Tuesday, Nov. 24. Callison led Sharon Emerson 297-262, a difference of 35 votes. Since gaining a lead in the Nov. 3 general election, Callison has taken preliminary steps to assume mayoral duties from Mayor Fred McCarthy, who did not seek re-election after serving for nearly three and a half years.
Almost a month after being placed on paid administrative leave, the employment status of Langley’s planning director remains uncertain.
The only warming center available on South Whidbey finally opened Thursday, a year after announcing its intention to open and in the midst of widespread power outages across Whidbey Island.
A monstrous wind storm swept across the Puget Sound region Tuesday, leaving 900 locations in need of repairs and more than 200,000 homes without power.
Without much further discussion and little public participation at a public hearing Monday night, the Langley City Council approved a 2 percent increase for utility services in 2016.
Protecting American jobs and the planet’s environment were some of the top concerns voiced at a town hall meeting in Clinton on Saturday.
The storytellers of Sarungano have quite the tale to tell. Dana Moffett, Leslie Breeden, Donita Crosby and Dyanne Harshman went to Zimbabwe earlier this year, largely thanks to donations and fundraising on South Whidbey, to perform with the African country’s traditional instruments and donate several to an orphanage. They have become ambassadors of music, trying to aid in the restoration of a custom stripped from the land’s native people.
Making people laugh is a matter of truth for Ron Reid.
Clinton rallies to ready comp plan: Absentee property owners, sewers, industry cited as Clinton woes, needs
Getting people to think about Clinton’s future went hand-in-hand with discussions of current woes and challenges such as a lack of sewers, absentee property owners, and needed industry during an Island County planning meeting Thursday night.
Overgrown grasses and dead or dying vine maple trees on Second Street became enough of an eyesore that a Langley community organization has come forward and offered to redo the city garden on its own.
Here be dragons: WICA, Tears of Joy puppet show explains differences, acceptance — no strings attached
Art will attempt to pull at the heart strings of the audience with the help of real strings attached to puppets this Friday night. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is bringing in a theater group to put on Kenneth Grahame’s “The Reluctant Dragon” as a puppet play in the first Family Series show of its 2015-16 season. The children’s story, first published in 1898, is about a boy who befriends a like-minded dragon. With the help of fabled dragon slayer St. George, they convince once-terrified townsfolk to accept the less-than-terrifying winged lizard.
If his lead holds, Tim Callison will be the next mayor of Langley. According to the Island County Auditor's Office's first release of general election results Tuesday evening, Callison is cruising along with 233 votes, or 55.2 percent of the vote. By comparison, Sharon Emerson trails with 189 ballots, or 44.8 percent. It's a difference of 44 votes.
Tim Callison took a 44-vote lead and appears to be headed to the Langley mayor’s office in 2016. Georgia Gardner is also leading the race for Whidbey General Hospital commissioner. Early general election ballot results released from the Island County Auditor’s Office showed Callison with 233 votes. Sharon Emerson trailed with 189 ballots.
More than 50 Sandy Point homes will continue, as they have for decades, to get water service from Langley.
An uptick in property, sales and real estate taxes will mean more revenue for Langley in 2016.
Sculptures, a gazebo, a fountain, an eternal fire, and perhaps a better way for mobility impaired access are all part of the Langley Arts Commission’s robust, six-year, $800,000 master plan for Seawall Park.
Langley’s planning director was placed on paid administrative leave Oct. 22.
Defining the market trends of South Whidbey, how they impact Clinton’s commercial core and what business and industry gaps may exist are the tall tasks ahead of a recently hired consulting company.
Listening, learning and developing the economic strength further are the common threads for the three unopposed Langley City Council candidates. On the ballot in Langley this year are incumbents Bruce Allen and Robin Black, and newcomer Ursula Shoudy. Allen is seeking his second four-year term to continue the work the council and City Hall are engaged in now on infrastructure projects and economic development. Black is prepared for one of two outcomes, depending on if husband Tim Callison is elected mayor, she will either stay on the council or step down.
Island Shakespeare Festival is coming to a tavern near you this fall, winter and spring.
From the brink of death 10 months ago, Sue Frause is ready to celebrate life on Whidbey Island with a bit of vino and a few oysters.
Langley’s planning director and planning board are on the same page after months of disagreement over the city’s urban growth area.
Michele and Denise LaRue were honored for their decades of business ownership in Langley during a council meeting Monday night.
A 30-minute question-and-answer forum for Langley’s mayoral candidates last week wrapped the final public meeting in which Sharon Emerson and Tim Callison appeared together before the Nov. 3 election.
Ghouls, gremlins, costumes, pumpkins, dancing and the dead will all be celebrated during several Halloween and harvest festivities over the coming weeks on South Whidbey. With so many events planned, here’s a primer for what each is, where it’s happening, what it may cost (or not), and how to get involved.