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The 24th house built by Habitat for Humanity of Island County will be turned over to its new owner today.
The Port of South Whidbey is moving closer to selling a portion of its upper park property at Possession Point. The property has been eyed by AT&T as a possible site for a 140-foot cell-phone tower. Nearby residents, however, want to preserve the parcel’s popular hiking trail and natural surroundings.
Seven-year-old Luc Gandarias of Clinton is taking a big swing at the wicked curveball life has tossed at him. “His positive outlook’s amazing,” said Rich Bacigalupi of Langley, who knows Luc’s family well. “He always has a smile when he’s out in public.” “He’s got a lot of fight in him,” agreed Luc’s mother, Jennifer Gandarias. “He’s happy to be with his buddies and not on the couch screaming with pain.”
Island County Fire District 3 commissioners will begin discussion tonight on a proposed $2.6 million budget for 2011.
Someone wanted it to swim with the fishes, but the beach had more pull. A dead and decomposing harbor seal made at least three stops along the sand and rocks northwest of Langley this past week, complete with a rope tied around it and attached to a bag of cement.
Russell Sparkman resigned Monday from the Langley City Council. The resignation was effective immediately.
Port of South Whidbey commissioners open deliberation this week on a proposed $4.6 million budget for next year. The commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the parks and recreation district headquarters across from the former primary school on Maxwelton Road in Langley.
The search continues for a way to keep the Langley Clinic open past December, but it’s an uphill battle.
Langley voters will decide early next month whether the city will join the Sno-Isle Libraries district.
Four people were injured in a T-bone vehicle collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Bush Point and Mutiny Bay roads north of Freeland, one of the South End’s most dangerous intersections, officials said.
A fourth-generation dentist has joined the family practice in Langley.
Being married for 66 years isn’t brain surgery, if all the pieces are in place, and if you maintain your perspective, this Freeland couple say.
After three years on the rear burner, the Mukilteo ferry terminal is back, as planners again ponder the fate of the aging, overworked facility.
Heidi Hammer of Langley is looking for a larger slice of her own pie. A baker at Mike’s Place in downtown Langley, where for five years she has produced pies on demand, Hammer has branched out, on the side, with Heidi’s Pies, her own business.
When Pete Walstrom falls, he falls hard. For all four wheels. “I fell in love with that Model A the first time I saw it,” Walstrom said Thursday. “I’m addicted.”
A company based in another state plans to open an espresso stand in Freeland featuring scantily clad women baristas, according to the self-described employee recruiter for the venture.
Her new store is indoors, but she’s all about the outdoors.“Our focus…
There’s a new Freeland facility dedicated to healing the effects of war on veterans, their families and members of the community.
Two arson fires in the same abandoned and ramshackle building in Clinton kept local firefighters busy Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
An avowed friend of the earth is the newest member of Langley’s Planning Advisory Board.
They were in the wrong place at the wrong time, police say. A 2009 Bayview School graduate was caught in the middle of a dispute between two rival gangs when she was shot and killed in her car on a Tacoma street in February, law enforcement officials believe.
Weary of trying to sell for the past eight months, Jessica Leon plans to give away the Freeland business she has operated for the past four and a half years to someone who will carry on the heady mix of caffeine, art and conversation.
The city has installed a $6,000 security system at its wastewater treatment plant on Coles Road following a series of break-ins, Public Works Director Challis Stringer told the Langley City Council at its last meeting.
The latest look at Freeland’s future drew some familiar echoes from Freeland’s past. About 50 people showed up at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday night as county planners unveiled their most recent update of the Freeland Subarea Plan.
It’s been open less than a month, but the new ADA loop at Trustland Trails between Clinton and Bayview has proven to be a big hit.
He’s been working with bees for 40 years, but David Neel of Freeland has never been stung like this. Somebody entered the field north of Coupeville where his beehives are set up and made off with several thousand dollars’ worth of fresh honey, Neel said Monday.
Greenbank Farm can roll out the barrels in style again, thanks to Alex Bowers of Freeland.
The need has outstripped the supply, and the Readiness to Learn Foundation is looking to the community for more help with its annual Back to School Project.
The city council moved to clarify embattled Mayor Paul Samuelson’s role and compensation during a spirited session Tuesday night.
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust was still about $350,000 short of its goal Friday, deadline day, to purchase Trillium Woods and preserve it as a recreational forest.
It’s a ramp to reach a saddle, but for Kristen Riley and other members of her special-needs riding group, it’s a stairway to heaven.
The HUB after-school drop-in center is back in business after being forced to close before the end of the past school year by a lack of funds.
Langley’s Soup Box Derby, a wacky take on the venerable Soap Box Derby for sleek downhill gravity racers allegedly designed and built by kids, is around the corner and up First Street.
Its current clients are no older than 11, but the school itself is about to turn 30 this week. More than 4,500 students later, the nonprofit South Whidbey Children’s Center will celebrate three decades as an early learning facility.
They were about two hours late, those who didn’t miss the bus or misjudge the ferry, but they showed up ready to work. More than 40 students of Trinity Lutheran College in Everett came to help out Good Cheer on Monday afternoon as part of the school’s community service program.
Three anonymous donors may push the drive to protect Trillium Woods over the top, Whidbey Camano Land Trust officials said Tuesday.
When you struggle with a family illness, or try to figure out how to buy food and pay the mortgage at the same time, new pencils, markers and notebooks for the kids can be a low priority.
The neighbors are determined that play will resume at Holmes Harbor Golf Course at Freeland. But in the meantime, some are worried their home values are dropping fast.
How’s your mohair? How about your Sunbrella, damask, toiles or French embroidery rooster prints? Running low on tapestries, linen, 100-percent cotton or silk? If you need some quality fabric, it’s available at a little shop in downtown Freeland for a fraction of the price, according to its owner.
The city of Langley will apply for a $216,250 grant through the Federal Highway Administration to plan Second Street improvements for the next decade.
The newest member of Langley’s Planning Advisory Board has his own plan — to shake things up.
When people in Langley look ahead, they’re also looking behind, if recent events are any indication.
More than 1,200 people from on and off the island jammed the parking lots around Bayview this past Friday afternoon to participate in Hanson’s Building Supply’s annual free gift to the community.
Langley’s three police officers are about to form a union. The three officers intend to form a local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, a national organization with 2,100 guilds and a membership of more than 325,000.
Whether it’s the Strawberry Go Round, the Dive Bomber, the Merry-Go-Round or one of the oldest mobile Ferris wheels still running, for Larry Fosgate of Las Vegas, Nev. it’s all about the kids.
Port of South Whidbey commissioners are inching toward selling a portion of land that’s been eyed for a 140-foot cell-phone tower above Possession Point Waterfront Park south of Clinton.
How I spent my summer vacation: 10 feet from a pride of African lions ripping apart the carcass of a freshly killed wildebeest.
If you graduated from Langley High School, you can all get into the act Saturday afternoon.
The Freeland Water and Sewer District has lost out on a $10 million federal grant to help fund a proposed sewer system in the South End’s main commercial hub.
The owner of two dogs that bit two teenage girls as they were walking home in Clinton earlier this month has been served with two criminal citations.