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LANGLEY — Just another day until Mother’s Day and Carli Newman has a secret.
BAYVIEW — Starting up her own salon was a big gamble for a young business woman. But Brittney DeMartini, the owner and stylist of La Salon Bella, says taking the risk has paid off.
Activists want local control of power company
Langley waterfront property owners and city officials will meet later this month to discuss future development possibilities on Wharf Street and north of First Street.
New regulations that would open up the county fairgrounds for year-round events could be less than three months away.
It was cold. It was rainy. But the dismal weather of this first May weekend did not prevent Delayney McIntyreWhite to take on the role of Ty Pennington, the host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” — the guy famous for yelling into a megaphone herding along hundreds of helpers transforming a home for a lucky family.
The man caught with a bleeding hand near the broken window at a Langley break-in scene pled not guilty in Island County Superior Court on Monday.
The men accused of vandalizing St. Hubert Catholic Church and breaking into the Braeburn Restaurant last week were charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, court officials said.
Langley Mayor Paul Samuelson is getting ready to staff two new citizens advisory boards.
COUPEVILLE — Molly Cook, a labor and delivery nurse at Whidbey General Hospital, has a sweet deal. She’s getting paid to welcome babies into the world and is often the one who gets to hand the brand-new bundle of joy to the proud mother for the first time.
A Freeland couple who has successfully run a fair trade wholesale business is now offering international gifts and home accessories to South End shoppers.
Many South Enders have felt the pinch of higher gas prices and increased cost of living in recent months. Good Cheer Food Bank is now offering additional help to get people through tough times.
Police arrest pair at the scene of the crime
COUPEVILLE — The Island County Prosecutor’s Office is inching closer to a trial date in the DUI-related vehicular homicide that killed Karen Gervais-Boone, a mother of two, in January 2007.
‘Enchanted April’ brings a fresh spring breeze to the South End
Two South End entrepreneurs have started a business that will help introduce people to the raw food lifestyle. The business is called Anambia, Power Food for Body, Mind and Spirit.
LANGLEY — A request by Langley’s Planning Advisory Board for an emergency zoning change was shot down by the city council Wednesday. Two weeks ago, the Planning Advisory Board requested an interim zoning ordinance for a 60-foot, no-build setback for development on the Seawall Park waterfront.
BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer was busy pulling together resources for families touched by the Nichols Brothers shipyard closure, the food bank itself got an unexpected boost from PayLess Foods.
A Greenbank couple had the rare luck to spot a brand-new baby whale just a few hours after it was born off Lagoon Point. They didn’t know it at the time, however. “Let me tell you a secret; we didn’t know we were looking at the baby whale until the whale research people told us,” Gene Ohlson said.
COUPEVILLE — Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock stood before a standing-room-only court room. And it was a good thing. “Is there anything you want to say?” he asked. The two young children before him shook their heads “No” in unison.
LANGLEY — Water fees across the board will go up for Langley water users next year if the Langley City Council signs off on a proposed water rate increase Dec. 5. Water customers inside and outside city boundaries will be affected, as will hook-up fees for new construction. The increases will be substantial.
LANGLEY — Langley’s next mayor Paul Samuelson will restructure city hall when he takes office in January. And one of his first changes will cost current City Administrator Walt Blackford his job.
Passenger ferry now in place on Keystone route A day after a passenger-only ferry resumed service between Keystone and Port Townsend, the leader of Freeland’s troubled shipyard told state officials that Nichols Brothers Boat Builders could build a new car ferry for the crossing.
BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer has served nearly 14 percent of the South End population last year, volunteers at the food bank have long known that the number of people in need is much higher. But most had no idea how many families remained in the shadow.
BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer has served nearly 14 percent of the South End population last year, volunteers at the food bank have long known that the number of people in need is much higher.
Some still worried about development along shoreline LANGLEY — Discrepancies between the city’s rules on seaside development continue to spark controversy and heated discussion.
Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines have recognized what locals have known for ages: Langley is a top destination with world-class accommodations.
Couple is charged on multiple counts
Two well-known South End business people were injured in a crash Sunday evening.
COUPEVILLE — The 2006 election is still haunting Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks. Banks’ ghost of elections past is Amy Dempsey, a disgruntled former employee who filed $1 million claim against the county in January 2007 saying that he fired her because she supported his opponent in the 2006 race, Steve Selby.
LANGLEY — Mayor Paul Samuelson tapped a current public works employee as the city of Langley’s new director of public works this week. Challis Stringer will replace Rick Hill, who resigned late last year. Stringer is a familiar face around town, having worked for the city’s public works department for the past five years.
BAYVIEW — Maybe “Big Fanny” should have gotten some advice from the chicken who crossed the road. Just after 8 a.m. Friday, a white Volvo traveling on Bayview Road hit and killed “Big Fanny,” a member of the turkey family that has roamed the area freely since last fall.
LANGLEY — The city’s new connector road across the fairgrounds is really more of a divider — a divider of opinions.
Island Transit breaks all-time ridership record Commuters flock to buses amid soaring gasoline prices
The number of islanders hopping aboard buses has climbed to the highest level since Island Transit was founded 20 years ago as soaring gasoline costs push more commuters to use public transportation.
LANGLEY — Rushing through life, Kim Tiller didn’t think much of a little tingle here or a pinch there.
It takes a village to get ready for an emergency in a small town.
Another Nichols Brothers-built ship ran into trouble at sea Monday.
An independent arbitrator said the county was right to fire former Island County Sheriff Deputy Jay Wallace for not properly responding to 911 calls and then lying in a police report about the case more than two years ago.
In response to the recent rash of break-ins in downtown Langley, Langley Mayor Paul Samuelson has authorized the police chief to expand police patrols. The city is also offering crime prevention support to Langley merchants.
Langley City Council members will get a first look at potential rule changes for waterfront development at their meeting tonight.
LANGLEY — The city of Langley made a giant leap toward overhauling its regulations for waterfront development.
COUPEVILLE — One of two people arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in Freeland last month broke down in tears as she apologized in court to a Freeland business woman for breaking into her shop and stealing her identity.
COUPEVILLE — The court arraignment for a South End man accused of breaking into a Langley shop was delayed for two weeks so he could try to find a lawyer.
Controversial development along shoreline finds backers LANGLEY — A group of Langleyites is circulating a petition in support of the sensible and managed development of Langley’s waterfront. The low-key signature campaign has found significant support in the community, especially among merchants and property owners. Between Friday and late Monday, more than 65 people from Langley had signed the petition.
Sometimes people need a little nudge to get out of a rut and sometimes the nudge has to come from someone other than a family member or friend.
What: Grand opening.
Island County Democrats gather for county convention.
LANGLEY — Two multi-media company teams have won Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Internet projects. Unusual, however, is that both of them celebrated in Langley.
It’s time to oil the bicycle chains, dust off the bicycle shorts and hop on your bike to head down to the Bayview Cash Store.