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South End owner to take possession of latest Habitat house

The 24th house built by Habitat for Humanity of Island County will be turned over to its new owner today.

  • Oct 15th, 2010 11:44pm

Port moves toward sale of upland park property

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.

  • Oct 15th, 2010 11:39pm

A long way for Luc: Clinton boy faces daunting health crisis

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.”

  • Oct 15th, 2010 3:17pm

Fire District 3 begins budget talk

Island County Fire District 3 commissioners will begin discussion tonight on a proposed $2.6 million budget for 2011.

  • Oct 14th, 2010 7:14pm

Dead seal found tied to cement-bag anchor

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.

  • Oct 14th, 2010 4:09pm

UPDATE | Sparkman resigns from Langley council

Russell Sparkman resigned Monday from the Langley City Council. The resignation was effective immediately.

  • Oct 13th, 2010 8:51pm

Port of South Whidbey to review $4.6 million budget

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.

  • Oct 11th, 2010 10:17pm

Hopes slim for saving Langley Clinic

The search continues for a way to keep the Langley Clinic open past December, but it’s an uphill battle.

  • Oct 8th, 2010 11:50pm

Langley will vote on joining library district

Langley voters will decide early next month whether the city will join the Sno-Isle Libraries district.

  • Oct 12th, 2010 3:51pm

Four injured in T-bone collision at notorious Freeland intersection

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.

  • Oct 12th, 2010 4:27pm

New Langley dentist follows in his family’s footsteps

A fourth-generation dentist has joined the family practice in Langley.

  • Oct 6th, 2010 8:00pm

Freeland couple celebrate 66 years together

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.

  • Oct 7th, 2010 3:36pm

Planning resumes on Mukilteo ferry terminal

After three years on the rear burner, the Mukilteo ferry terminal is back, as planners again ponder the fate of the aging, overworked facility.

  • Oct 7th, 2010 4:02pm

Langley pie maker goes out on her own

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.

  • Oct 5th, 2010 11:06pm

Greenbank collector turns rare 1929 Ford town car into an award winner

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.”

  • Oct 1st, 2010 11:37pm

Bikini barista coffee stand is brewing for Freeland

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.

  • Oct 1st, 2010 11:36pm

Langley shop can send you back to nature in style

Her new store is indoors, but she’s all about the outdoors.“Our focus…

  • Oct 1st, 2010 11:07pm

New activity center opens for island veterans in Freeland

There’s a new Freeland facility dedicated to healing the effects of war on veterans, their families and members of the community.

  • Sep 28th, 2010 11:18pm

Arson strikes twice at abandoned home in Clinton

Two arson fires in the same abandoned and ramshackle building in Clinton kept local firefighters busy Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

  • Sep 28th, 2010 11:04pm

Environmental activist appointed to Langley’s planning board

An avowed friend of the earth is the newest member of Langley’s Planning Advisory Board.

  • Sep 26th, 2010 5:00pm

Arrests made in Tacoma shooting of former Bayview students

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.

  • Sep 24th, 2010 11:48pm

Freeland coffee shop owner puts business up for ‘adoption’

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.

  • Sep 23rd, 2010 5:00pm

Langley water plant gets security system

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.

  • Sep 20th, 2010 3:45pm

Rocky road for Freeland’s new plan

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.

  • Sep 19th, 2010 12:00am

ADA Trail widens the scope for those looking for nature in South Whidbey

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.

  • Sep 21st, 2010 5:57pm

Freeland beekeeper loses thousands in honey theft

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.

  • Sep 15th, 2010 7:10pm

Freeland Scout brings farm’s welcome wagon back to its old self

Greenbank Farm can roll out the barrels in style again, thanks to Alex Bowers of Freeland.

  • Sep 13th, 2010 5:00pm

Back to School project needs more help

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.

  • Sep 11th, 2010 12:41am

Langley council clarifies mayor’s role, pay

The city council moved to clarify embattled Mayor Paul Samuelson’s role and compensation during a spirited session Tuesday night.

  • Sep 11th, 2010 12:43am

Land trust still shy of goal to buy Trillium Woods, but remains hopeful

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.

  • Sep 10th, 2010 11:45pm

Langley student’s project helps his sister back in the saddle

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.

  • Sep 9th, 2010 4:00pm

New funds keep HUB teen center in business in Langley

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.

  • Sep 9th, 2010 3:05pm

Langley’s annual Soup Box Derby revving up for another run

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.

  • Sep 5th, 2010 5:00pm

Langley children’s center celebrates 30 years in the community

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.

  • Sep 1st, 2010 12:00pm

Good Cheer awash in an army of college-student helpers

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.

  • Aug 31st, 2010 11:28pm

Last-ditch donors may help Trillium fund drive reach its goal

Three anonymous donors may push the drive to protect Trillium Woods over the top, Whidbey Camano Land Trust officials said Tuesday.

  • Sep 2nd, 2010 4:36pm

Foundation helps disadvantaged students start school on even footing

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.

  • Aug 27th, 2010 11:46pm

Homeowners along closed golf course in Freeland worry about declining values

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.

  • Aug 30th, 2010 3:42pm

Freeland shop specializes in high-end material at low-end prices

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.

  • Aug 27th, 2010 11:35pm

Grant sought for Second Street

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.

  • Aug 26th, 2010 10:25pm

Newest PAB member vows to stir the pot in Langley

The newest member of Langley’s Planning Advisory Board has his own plan — to shake things up.

  • Aug 24th, 2010 10:52pm

Brisk turnout upbeat about Langley historical preservation

When people in Langley look ahead, they’re also looking behind, if recent events are any indication.

  • Aug 24th, 2010 10:47pm

Hundreds show up at Hanson’s annual free barbecue at Bayview

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.

  • Aug 18th, 2010 8:00pm

Langley police officers plan to unionize

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.

  • Aug 17th, 2010 11:37pm

Island County Fair kicks off today in Langley

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.

  • Aug 19th, 2010 2:21pm

Port may sell land sought for cell-phone tower near Clinton

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.

  • Aug 17th, 2010 10:49pm

Langley teens travel to Kenya to teach computing to children

How I spent my summer vacation: 10 feet from a pride of African lions ripping apart the carcass of a freshly killed wildebeest.

  • Aug 16th, 2010 6:33pm

Smile if you’re a Langley High School graduate: It’s photo day

If you graduated from Langley High School, you can all get into the act Saturday afternoon.

  • Aug 14th, 2010 12:36am

Feds: No grant for Freeland sewers

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.

  • Aug 13th, 2010 11:42pm

Clinton owner of two biting dogs must appear in court

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.

  • Aug 16th, 2010 4:25pm