Michaela Marx Wheatley

House Party: Langley landmark turns 100

A Langley landmark turns 100 and the community is invited to pay its respects to a home that has a century’s worth of stories to tell.

Six sign up to run for PUD board

Six Island County residents have filed to run for three commissioner seats for the proposed Whidbey-based public utility district.

Ordinance gives Langley the option to sell old fire hall

The Langley city council will discuss an ordinance at the city council meeting Wednesday that gives the city the option of selling the old fire hall on Second Street.

Candidates trade jabs in District 1 commissioner’s race

In the District 1 race for Island County Commissioner, history will be made this year. What kind of history remains to be seen.

ISLAND COUNTY FAIR UPDATE: Porkers are aplenty at the county fair this year

Pigs are the fourth-smartest creatures on the planet, trailing only humans, primates and whales. So it’s not a surprise that it takes three 4-H’ers and their entourage of parents, grandparents and an aunt to wrangle the nine hogs.

Expressive art unites Langley and British dancers

A love of expressive arts and dance helped connect two women from opposite ends of the world, and were the seeds that blossomed into an international collaboration. Katherine Trenshaw, who lives in Great Britain, is a visual artist who attended one of Langley resident Emily Day’s 5Rhythms dance classes during a visit to Whidbey Island. Day, the creator of Dancing Colors scarves and educational materials, said the women connected over their shared passions.

UPDATE: PSE says takeover could cost $130 million

Puget Sound Energy released a study by the consulting firm UtiliPoint International that says a proposed takeover of PSE’s electric utility business on Whidbey Island would cost residents of Whidbey Island more than $130 million and lead to an average of 20 percent higher electric rates.

PSE says Whidbey takeover could cost residents $130 million

Puget Sound Energy released a study today by the consulting firm UtiliPoint International that says a proposed takeover of PSE’s infrastructure on Whidbey Island would cost residents of Whidbey Island more than $130 million and lead to an average of 20 percent higher electric rates. Backers of a Whidbey-based PUD, however, said the study was nothing but a scare tactic and said the cost estimate is too high.

Rising food prices taking a toll on Whidbey

A small sticker on the menu at the Village Pizzeria in Langley lets customers know that a 30-cent “surcharge” will be added per slice of their popular pie. A whole pizza, depending on size, is $1 to $1.25 more. At Neil’s Clover Patch Café in Bayview, a juicy burger is also more pricey these days, and the café’s signature special, steak and prawns, has gone up $2 in the past year. The increases are the result of the higher cost of restaurant basics such as flour, meat and other raw materials. “I’ve never seen this kind of increase across the board in more than 20 years,” said Neil Colburn, owner of Neil’s Clover Patch Café.

Haddon and Hart hope to unseat longtime senator

Republican challenger Linda Haddon and America’s Third Party candidate Sarah Hart hope that the troubled ferry system will sink longtime Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen’s ship.

Defendant in Freeland stabbing case requests new trial

The man who was convicted of stabbing a girlfriend has filed a motion for a retrial.

Hutchinson pleads not guilty to police threats

The man accused of threatening the lives of Island County Sheriff’s deputies’ pled not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday.

Premie needs help from the community

Family faces medical bills after premature twin birth

Neighbors pull family from water

LANGLEY — The quick response of some Langley neighbors may have saved a Seattle man’s life when he fell into the choppy waters of Saratoga Passage Friday.

Islander gives women the tools to succeed

In the past four years, a Clinton woman has made it her mission to give women the tools to succeed in home improvement projects — quite literally.

Man involved in Choochokam brawl suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder

LANGLEY — The man who allegedly attacked Langley Police officers during Choochokam Arts suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. And his family says the altercation with police was the result of nearly two years of suffering by a young veteran.

Jury finds man guilty in stabbing case

A South End man was found guilty by a jury last week of assault in the second degree with a deadly weapon.

Candidates square off at first forum

At the first voters’ forum of the campaign season, many of the candidates for office shared a common theme. They’re not looking for a career in politics.

Book store adds to ‘Book Town By The Sea’

Langley is turning into a readers and book collectors haven. The latest addition to “The Book Town By The Sea” is Words & Pictures Bookshop. John Williams and his wife, Joy Griffin recently opened Words & Pictures Bookshop at 220 Second St. in Langley.

Nephew of convicted cop killer threatens deputies with murder

A Clinton man is in jail after threatening to kill deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office and repeat what his uncle did nearly 21 years earlier.