Whidbey’s littlest philanthropist is at it again this holiday season, this time with a stuffed animal present drive. Weston Dill, 5, has all the passion of the world’s top givers, the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates or Warren Buffett. He’s just missing the million and billion-dollar bankroll. He makes up for it with the boundless energy of a preschooler, which is exactly what he is at Wellington Day School.
ARLINGTON – "The World's Friendliest Casino" at Angel of the Winds north of Arlington now has "The World's Friendliest Hotel."
Information is being gathered for the 2015 edition of the Whidbey Almanac, published by the Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record and The Whidbey Examiner. The Almanac is an introduction and guide for newcomers to Whidbey Island and a handy reference publication for those who live on the island.
Sue Taves’ first publicly financed piece of art in Langley sold in a hurry. As part of the city-sponsored art commission selection, she and Clinton artist Lloyd Whannell each had a sculpture on display on Second Street. Taves’ sculpture, “Waves,” sold within days. The program allows for buyers to purchase any city-backed art, though Langley had the first right to purchase it. It declined, and instead offered to put another Taves work on display to fill in the yearlong lease.
Habitat for Humanity will collect clean trees with a minimum $5 donation from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 27-Jan. 4 at the Freeland and Oak Harbor stores. Pioneer Tree & Landscaping will be chipping the trees for landscaping. For more information, call 360-679-9444 or visit www.islandcountyhabitat.org.
The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will discuss such matters as its facility and field use policy, and salary plan implementation, at its board meeting tonight. The district will meet at 6 p.m. in the park headquarters at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley.
South Whidbey School District directors will select members of the board Wednesday to serve roles as chairperson, vice chair-board auditor and legislative representative for the upcoming year. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the Community Room at South Whidbey Elementary School.
The following are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Thursday, November 27 7:56 a.m. — A caller on Highway 525 and Classic Road saw a bear on the side of the road grazing. Caller states she looked it up and it seems to be a grizzly bear, per Google. 10:04 a.m. — A caller at the Clinton Ferry Terminal got a report of a capsized boat in the area.
The number of EA-18G Growlers funded in the 2015 national budget was bumped from five to 15 in $1.1 trillion legislation hammered out by Congress last week
Determining who should open the doors of the Island County’s administration building on 6th Street hangs in the balance.
A former customer service manager at the Freeland branch of Whidbey Island Bank is facing time in federal prison for embezzling $162,000 from the bank.
The theft of a pricey wood splitter from a church charity may spell some cold nights ahead for needy South End families.
Whidbey General Hospital isn’t on trial, but both a judge and the deputy prosecutor directed some pointed comments about the administration during a court hearing Monday.
A Clinton man is accused of purposely hitting a pedestrian with a car and then driving off, court documents state. Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Christopher L. Locken with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run.
Believed to be a record breaker in terms of property damage, the windstorm that blasted South Whidbey last week may help the state qualify for federal aid.
Langley’s $5.5 million budget for 2015 received the final approval from the city council Monday night.
The December wind storm of 2014 won’t be forgotten anytime soon, not on South Whidbey anyway.
Whidbey Makers was a flurry of typing and swiping Wednesday.
Habitat for Humanity will collect clean trees with a minimum $5 donation from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 27-Jan. 4 at the Freeland and Oak Harbor stores.
Whidbey General Hospital is fighting a subpoena from the Island County prosecutor seeking an internal investigation report into allegations that the chief nursing officer assaulted a restrained patient.