Dave Felice

Sprinklz opens second shop

At the northwest corner of Ken’s Korner in Clinton, Sprinklz Ice Cream shop owner Jennifer Krouse is busy opening her second location with ice cream,… Continue reading

 

Langley celebrates whales in style

The gray whales are back in waters around Whidbey Island, and Langley Mayor Tim Callison led a parade through town Saturday to welcome the giants… Continue reading

 

New exhibit features high school in 1960s

Two island organizations are collaborating on an exhibit featuring students and activities of Langley High School during the turbulent 1960s. The multimedia virtual reunion at… Continue reading

 

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                                Island County Emergency Management Director Eric Brooks talks about the importance of disaster readiness Saturday at St. Hubert’s Church in Langley. Several agencies presented an informal demonstration and discussion of how to be ready for emergencies.

Be prepared, emergency manager says

When Eric Brooks thinks about his work, he asks himself “How big is big?” and “How bad is bad?” Brooks is asking about disaster situations.… Continue reading

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                                Island County Emergency Management Director Eric Brooks talks about the importance of disaster readiness Saturday at St. Hubert’s Church in Langley. Several agencies presented an informal demonstration and discussion of how to be ready for emergencies.

No injuries in Langley shop fire

Facing challenging conditions, firefighters from South Whidbey and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island spent several hours Wednesday afternoon battling a structure fire. “Crews did a… Continue reading

Funeral home getting new life

A Langley couple is resurrecting a business that once provided end-of-life services as a place to help people live longer and healthier. “There’s a poetic… Continue reading

Rep. Paul begins as new kid on block

District 10 lawmakers vow to work together

Farmer and Vine offers more than wine

The hosts of a new wine bar on Whidbey invite guests to “Sip, Gather, Graze.” A desire to do something involving retail and local agriculture,… Continue reading

9-1-1 outage hits Whidbey, service back to normal

Island County’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system is back to normal operation after an outage at the end of last week. “We were affected just like… Continue reading

ALERT aims to help residents prepare

Disaster preparedness may not be anyone’s idea of a good time, but Langley officials want people to know how to respond to an earthquake, flood,… Continue reading

Seeing the Kenyan countryside on horseback

Realizing the childhood dream of an African safari is what Connie Lloyd calls a life-changing experience. The 72-year-old Greenbank resident, who admits to an obsession… Continue reading

Music from another era

Fun Band brings joy to Island Senior Resources in Bayview

Shaking the family tree

Since the beginning of humankind, people have told stories of who they are and how they are connected. The television mini-series “Roots” and subsequent TV… Continue reading

War hero celebrates 100th birthday this month

Movie scenes of World War II combat are real experiences and vivid memories for Whidbey Islander Web Halvorsen, who is celebrating his 100th birthday on… Continue reading

Racers gravitate to derby

While there are no official winners in Langley’s annual Soup Box Derby, 96-year-old Peter Lawlor retires in victory piloting his “Red Hot Chili” car. Lawlor,… Continue reading

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                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Langley man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of northern Minnesota, making his way into Ontario’s Quetico Park and back with only… Continue reading

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                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Annual Soup Box Derby is Sunday

Langley’s annual Soup Box Derby is, literally, a free-wheeling celebration of creativity and zaniness. Aside from wheeled vehicles powered by gravity, Soup Box has little… Continue reading

Islanders help victims of volcanic eruption

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides. And now, two Whidbey Islanders add volcano recovery assistance to their experiences. Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteers Ron Conlin of… Continue reading

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                                Samantha Ollis leads her cow, Daisy, which she will show at the Whidbey Island Fair.

4-H fundamental to fair

For one South Whidbey High School student, 4-H and the Whidbey Island Fair are essential parts of ensuring a successful future for the agricultural community.… Continue reading

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                                Samantha Ollis leads her cow, Daisy, which she will show at the Whidbey Island Fair.
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                                Jaimy Brown of Clinton is one of the many people who use Island Transit’s van pool program.

Island Transit starts Ridelink

Building on the experience of providing passenger vans for commuter services, Island Transit is launching a new program of transportation options for social service agencies.… Continue reading

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                                Jaimy Brown of Clinton is one of the many people who use Island Transit’s van pool program.