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The controversial waterfront project by Nancy Josephson and Steve Day just slimmed down considerably. The two developers, who announced plans last year for a seaside mixed-use complex on Wharf Street, dropped about one-third of the land area they had eyed for the project, Day said Friday.
City Council says public will not be ignored in process LANGLEY — A bitter aftertaste from the recent rewrite of Langley’s growth plan has led a Langley resident to continue questioning the city’s new policy on wrapping up changes to the plan.
LANGLEY — The Langley City Council shot down an annexation request by Robert and Bonnie Arndt at the council’s meeting Wednesday. The Arndts had asked to get the city’s OK to submit an annexation petition for their two parcels that total about 11 acres on the north side of Maxwelton Road near the Woodman Cemetery.
You don’t need a translator to understand the importance of helping terminally-ill children. Father Alexander Tkachenko, the founder and executive director of the St. Petersburg Children’s Hospice, is visiting Whidbey Island from Russia to speak about his work.
A Langley woman has turned her lifelong passion for caring into a business venture. Dr. Eileen Jackson has created Life By Design, which offers care management for the elderly and disabled. The business also provides training and consulting for independent care providers.
BAYVIEW — It’s all fun and games at the new daycare in Bayview. The Oasis Children’s Center opened its doors recently and there is no shortage of parents looking for childcare. Director Julia Lewis said many families called before the center was even open.
Dr. McCabe to retire after decades as a South End practitioner. He’s the new kid on the block despite being on the job for more than 24 years. Dr. Bill Wien is now working alongside Dr. Donald McCabe at Freeland Family Medical Center. Wien began seeing patients this week, and eventually will take over the practice when McCabe retires.
LANGLEY — Troubles with the ferry service between Keystone and Port Townsend has meant less money in the cash registers of island businesses.
BAYVIEW — At the young age of 11 and 14, Terra and Rohanna Wildon are seasoned business women. For four years, they’ve been manufacturing body and home care products and selling them at the Bayview Farmers Market or by home order through their label Sweet Sisters. Initially, it was to raise some money for their horses.
Lynn Tippery could have died two times over without knowing what killed her. In the fall of 1992, Tippery, a South Whidbey Soroptimist member, had two heart attacks. She went into cardiac arrest twice and her heart stopped beating.
Hair salon, gallery add to mix at historic shopping center After a brief drought of empty storefronts, a wave of new businesses will fill the Bayview Cash Store this spring.
Two South End women fulfilled their dream to be their “own boss” and in the process they brought fine wine and cheeses to Langley. Laurel Davis and Linda Shafer have opened 2nd Street Wine Shop and tasting room. It’s the newest business to hit Langley. The shop moved into the former home of Joe’s Island Music on Second Street.
With the pressure of New Year’s resolutions, many people who kicked off fitness regimes at the start of the year end up sabotaging their plans only weeks later. But Curves for Women in Bayview offers a proven 30-minute workout routine and a new class to keep exercisers on track this year.
Rangers have found the body of Devin Ossman in Mount Rainier National Park.
Couple is charged on multiple counts Deputies crossed paths with the pair suspected of robbing Freeland businesses at least two times before a stolen credit card led to their arrest a week later.
Two well-known South End business people were injured in a crash Sunday evening. Washington State Patrol troopers said alcohol and excessive speed were factors in a crash just before 7 p.m. on Goss Lake and Traverse roads near Langley.
BAYVIEW — It was the American thing to do. That’s what protesters and counter protesters said as they lined Highway 525 in Bayview Saturday voicing their opinions about the war in Iraq.
Searchers continue to comb mountain for Devin Ossman.
An Island County Superior Court judge sentenced Dallas Broyles to 98 months to life for first-degree child molestation March 7. The Clinton man, a registered sex offender, was arrested last fall after allegations surfaced that he had violated a 4-year-old victim.
Mike Crowell has nothing to hide. Neither his body nor the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The Greenbank man takes on the taxing task of posing as an artist’s model for students at Skagit Valley College.
LANGLEY — Proposed changes to the city’s development rules near the marina don’t go far enough, developer Steve Day told the city council Wednesday. The city council got its first official look at the Planning Advisory Board’s recommendations on changing the regulations at the council meeting this week.
LANGLEY — The controversial recommendations by Langley’s Planning Advisory Board covering waterfront development will be presented to the city council tonight, but Langley officials say people shouldn’t expect a drawn-out debate.
It all began with a casual conversation over breakfast. Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” was a big hit and the subject turned to global warming. “This is not the world I want to bequeath to my grandchildren. I don’t want to wait until Antarctica is hospitable to crocodiles before I decide it is time to change,” Clinton resident Kurt Hoelting said.
The same treatment for all. That’s the basics of a legal argument that potential waterfront developers Nancy Josephson and Steve Day have presented to Langley officials in recent weeks.
Construction of cottages set to be finished in fall Developers of The Highlands snapped up more than a dozen water hook-ups before the city of Langley’s new water hook-up fees went into effect late last year.
LANGLEY — The Langley City Council and the community got their chance last week to pitch their top picks for changing policies that will guide growth over the next two decades. Planning chief Larry Cort, who had come up with a list of changes to Langley’s rule books based on the growth plan rewrite that was finalized in December, invited everyone to add ideas.
Some South End toddlers are college ready and it has nothing to do with Baby Einstein toys. A record number of parents with newborns are saving for college through Washington’s prepaid college tuition plan.
COUPEVILLE — It’s been 13 months since Karen Gervais-Boone, a mother of two, was killed in a three-car collision on Highway 525 in Freeland. But a trial date is not in sight for the driver accused of drunk driving blamed for causing the crash.
LANGLEY — Some property owners on Langley’s waterfront say their property rights are being ignored in the ongoing discussion about shoreline development.
LANGLEY — Recommendations from the Planning Advisory Board on what to do next about waterfront development could cost the city of Langley time and money. The Planning Advisory Board wrapped up an extensive six-month review of potential changes to Langley’s regulations on shoreline development. The review was requested by city council in September and covers seaside development and improvements to existing structures.
A Greenbank meth dealer was sentenced to 12 years in jail Thursday. Mark Crow, 56, was arrested last year for selling drugs from a motor home parked in the middle of a neighborhood.
It will take more than a deep breath for sisters Celina and Twyla Dill to stay calm when they board the Port Townsend ferry to visit their mother next weekend. The two students from Freeland, along with their father, Walter Dill, were aboard the Snohomish passenger ferry on Friday when an encounter with a violent wave pushed the vessel under water and gallons of seawater streamed into the cabin.
LANGLEY — One thousand people live in Langley and there are probably 1,000 opinions on what Langley should look like in the future. That was the view of G. Raymond McCullough, one of four candidates vying to fill a vacant seat on the Langley City Council. And a variety of viewpoints became clear as council members grilled council member wannabes for nearly two hours during a special council meeting Wednesday night.
Russell Sparkman has been appointed to the Langley City Council.
Island County’s new auditor is Sheilah Crider. The Oak Harbor councilwoman and Realtor was picked unanimously by the board of county commissioners Wednesday to fill the position vacated by Suzanne Sinclair in December.
Mayor Paul Samuelson said earlier this week he would like to start up a mayor’s “council on economic development” as early as next month to find innovative ways to strengthen the economy in the Langley area.
Dealer could get up to 12 years in prison A jury found a drug dealer who had set up shop in the heart of Greenbank guilty last week of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
LANGLEY — Rudy Mayko has a lifetime of experience that helps him tutor Langley Middle School students in math and sciences. More than 47 million minutes of experience, to be exact. Mayko turned 90 Monday and the students of the Seabiscuit Club, a club founded by Mayko and fellow-senior Dolores Fresh, celebrated his birthday Wednesday. The Seabiscuit Club helps students achieve their goals through mentoring.
New decor will help spotlight town history LANGLEY — Langley City Hall will get a face lift by the hands of the city’s new “first lady.” It all began when Karen Samuelson redecorated her husband Paul’s office after he took the helm at city hall in January.
Ladies and gentlemen — Welcome to the most anticipated boxing match of the year. In one corner, Langley’s new code and zoning proposals resulting from the comp plan review. In the other corner, the many opposing opinions of the community.
When developers Steve Day and Nancy Josephson arrived in Langley, they faced an uphill battle — quite literally. The couple wants to build a mixed-use complex nestled into the steep bluff on Langley’s waterfront. The development would stretch across four properties between Wharf Street and Cascade Avenue, including what is now the Edgecliff Restaurant. Commercial space, an inn, a conference center and residences are planned.
FREELAND — Veterans of several 20th century wars stood in awe of the high-tech military gear that was on display Friday, but it was the modern-day war stories told by local sailors that captivated the crowd at last week’s Old Goats’ luncheon.
More help in city hall, new vehicles for the police department and public works, as well as software updates are in next year’s spending plan for the city of Langley.