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Members of the South Whidbey Rotary hosted a very important person from the north at the group’s meeting Tuesday morning at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club in Langley.
The Veterans Resource Center in Langley has just been given a grant to give its new home a facelift.
Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny. She believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.
It’s been a tough year for donations to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program on Whidbey Island. According to organizer Mike McClung, donations are down about 40 percent, the impact of which will be felt next year.
Gray skies were but a reflection of the somber mood at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at Crescent Harbor Marina on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Seaplane Base.
Third grader Jonathan Carroll knows a thing or two about wishes and he’d like to share the joy this holiday season.
Anyone who’s done much shopping on Whidbey Island lately may have noticed the Toys for Tots collection boxes.
Bittersweet recollections of holidays spent in Vietnam and the feelings experienced at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. stirred memories for many at the Veterans Day observance held by American Legion Post 141 in Langley Sunday morning.
More and more, people are discovering Whidbey Island and all it has to offer, especially when it comes to fiber farmers. The third Whidbey Island Fiber Quest is scheduled to be held from Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 at various fiber farms and businesses throughout the island.
Halloween’s on its way — it’s time to add a little creepy to our cuisine. Anyone can celebrate with traditional fall foods — after all pumpkins, corn and apples abound at harvest time. But for anyone who wants to add a pinch of “fear”some to their festivities, there is no shortage of disgustingly delectable dishes one can serve to party-goers with strong stomachs.
The first time Second District Congressman Rick Larsen heard about the Fishing Access Network, he saw a presentation with a scale model replica of the disabled-access boat Mike Mayes and Ralph Brotherton were trying to raise money to build.
Whidbey Island Share a Home is getting an unprecedented second chance to turn in a request for funding for 2013 with a county Housing Advisory Board review committee.
Most of the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed, and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust is ready for feedback on its draft of the Trillium Community Forest management plan. A public workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland.
In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.
Indian Point on southwest Whidbey Island will remain forever wild. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced Tuesday that it has purchased two different properties totaling 64 acres at Indian Point to ensure it will be protected for generations to come.
Tucked away in a little corner of the woods just outside Langley is an old chicken coop. Although it’s been a very long time since this coop has seen any chickens, you could say it’s seen its share of songbirds.
The military experience has a profound effect on those who serve, affecting everyone differently.
Two Oak Harbor families pedaled into town Saturday amid cheers and applause, following a three-month, 4,000-mile bicycle trip across America.
Any newborn requires a lot of attention, and that is certainly true of a new motorcycle group on South Whidbey.
The menu sounded kid-friendly but the dishes were decidedly grown up at a recent fundraiser for the South Whidbey Children’s Center in Langley.
Whidbey Island is a gardener’s delight and so is gardening guru Ciscoe Morris.
Hungry flames devoured more than 100 United States flags at the American Legion Post 141 in Bayview Thursday, June 14, curling orange and yellow tongues around the red, white and blue symbol of our nation.
Inspiration struck April Ducharme as she waited in line for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry. During her daily commute to the “mainland,” she thought up a plan to make her time in line work for her. And such was the birth of her business, Pond Hopper.
Jennifer Ruthensteiner knew from a young age she wanted to be a healer. Her desire, coupled with an interest in nature and the healing properties found there, led her down a path that has brought her to Freeland, where she is the owner of the Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine.
On a day set aside to honor our nation’s war dead, it was a brief speech from a young girl that set the tone for the Memorial Day service at Bayview Cemetery Monday morning.
Intermittent clouds didn’t keep people from attending the Veterans Stand Down held Saturday at the American Legion Post 141 in Bayview.
Packages clutter the top of the table and stand in neat stacks on the floor in Carol Briggs’ Freeland home. They are crammed with travel-size bottles of lotion, shampoo and body wash, baby wipes and assorted snacks.
From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.
Beer lovers and those curious about home beer brewing may be interested in the class Deer Lagoon Grange has on tap for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.
FREELAND — The Veterans Resource Center is down, but not out. A lack of funding, a raise in rent and the property management’s desire for a three-year lease has forced the VRC to close its community activity center on Main Street as of Wednesday. But the move is not a death knell, said VRC cofounder Judith Gorman.
FREELAND — Paul D’Avazo is a World War II veteran who never realized he was entitled to receive benefits following his four years of service in the Navy. He and his wife, Margaret, didn’t think he qualified.