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Langley councilman receives key to the city, recognition

Langley City Councilman Thomas Gill’s service to the city over the past few years was recognized during the council’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. In… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2017

Binoculars, birds and keeping tabs on Whidbey’s habitat

Whidbey’s Audubon annual count adds up for conservation

Campbell wins ‘Very Merry Giveaway’ contest, $1,000 prize

Debra Campbell won the 2017 Very Merry Giveaway and a $1,000 prize on Saturday in Langley. Participating Langley Chamber of Commerce businesses offered one ticket… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Half dozen businesses win prizes in contest

Six Langley businesses were winners of $500 prizes in the Langley Main Street Association’s Deck the Doors contest. The annual contest asks business owners to… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Marine detachment delivers toys, bikes to Holiday House

Members of Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451 made its biggest delivery to Holiday House on Tuesday afternoon. The former Marines dropped… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

South Whidbey artists go from competing pool players to contemporaries

In an area with so many artists and creative types, it’s not uncommon for people to discover their friends’ artistic abilities long after meeting them.… Continue reading

‘Tis the season for Whidbey wreaths to go round

Holly farms and loving hands create bountiful decor

Santa has new route on South Whidbey

Santa Claus is coming to town once again, but this year he’ll have a different itinerary. A holiday tradition since 1995, Santa visits South Whidbey… Continue reading

Donor pledges $10K matching grant to WIN

An anonymous donor recently pledged $10,000 to Whidbey Island Nourishes, hoping it will spur on more donations. Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) is in its 10th… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Oak Harbor thespian juggles two productions at once

Oak Harbor resident Megan LeMay has always been a busy body. Interests have come and gone while growing up, often quickly, so she feels as… Continue reading

Saratoga Orchestra offers Peter, a wolf and a ‘petting zoo,’ too

Saratoga Orchestra hosts traditional kid-friendly concert

Island artists throwing first holiday pottery sale

‘So many of us between Oak Harbor and Clinton’

Officer recognized for role in catching suspected robber

Langley Police Officer Mason Shoudy was formally honored by the City of Langley on Monday night for his role in catching an alleged gas station… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Monitoring the Smith and Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve

In Puget Sound a few miles west of Oak Harbor are two islands and an aquatic reserve that need special permission to visit. The Citizen… Continue reading

Members of Deer Lagoon Grange earn seventh degree awards

Six receive highest honor, seventh degree Six members of the Deer Lagoon Grange recently earned awards at the 151st National Grange Convention in Spokane. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Langley resident honored as water savings winner

Langley resident Paul Goldfinger was recently awarded the city’s 2017 Water Saver Award. Mayor Tim Callison formally recognized Goldfinger at the Langley City Council’s regular… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Singing without judgment: South Whidbey’s community choir offers a second home

For many, singing in public can be a nerve-wracking experience. It’s part of the reason why breaking out in song is often confined to the… Continue reading

Lubchuk graduates from University of Washington Bothell

Shelby Lubchuk, the daughter of Dennis and Luana Lubchuk of Clinton, recently graduated from the University of Washington Bothell (UWB). Lubchuk, 19, transferred to UWB… Continue reading

Greenbank Trading Post packed with collectibles of all kinds

But there’s not enough buying anymore in the buy/sell/trade biz

Commissioner elected to statewide association

Bob Miller, commissioner of the Holmes Harbor Sewer District, was recently elected to serve as the next vice president of the Washington Association of Sewer… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017