John Norby stumbled across several anti-Semitic works at an estate sale, and with the help of friends Kyra Reafs and Kenneth Parker recently donated about 35 of the books to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A living memorial, the museum works to “inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity,” according to the museum’s website.
A restoration of the Dog House Tavern and a reopening of the historic bar may soon be on the way in Langley.
Potential use of eminent domain as a means of improving marina access is a divisive issue for Langley’s election candidates.
A pair of Falcons will tee off at the state 1A boys golf championship next week. Falcons Thorin Helmersen and Anton Klein qualified at the 1A District 1/2 tournament Monday at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club.
Based on the first goal Wednesday, South Whidbey boys soccer’s first round of the state 1A tournament was going to be a charmed match. Falcon junior defender Lochlan Roberts had pushed up into the White Salmon goalie box and headed a ball. It was deflected by a White Salmon player into his own net about five minutes in.
For the second time in three years, South Whidbey girls golf is headed to the state tournament. In the 1A District 1/2 girls golf tournament at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, four Falcons finished in the top seven places. The top half of the field of 36 golfers qualified for the state championship in Pasco next week.
The first two weeks of May is when Whidbey Island sees an increase in the number of adorable and seemingly helpless baby deer. Despite the human urge to gather them up and protect them when they appear abandoned, state and county officials urge people to keep away.
Two South Whidbey schools were tagged with graffiti earlier this month.
Memorial Day services are planned for two South Whidbey communities on Monday.
Fifth graders at South Whidbey Elementary released salmon fry into Maxwelton Creek earlier this week. The release was the culmination of a year-long project sponsored by Whidbey Watershed Stewards and the South Whidbey Schools Foundation.
The South Whidbey High School band will host an evening of song and dance in a fundraising event to repair and replace instruments.
The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.
An Island County Superior Court judge has ruled that Island Transit leadership did not fire a former lead mechanic because of his race or age.
Janae Cameron is spinning off from her and husband Kelly Cameron’s successful woodturning company, Turnco Wood Goods, to open a new business: Make Whidbey. The shop opens May 22 and has everything an emerging shop owner could want, from a water view and high traffic visibility to ample parking.
The discovery of old dynamite in the basement of a Clinton home Monday resulted in a temporary closure of a portion of Cultus Bay Road.
From April’s charrette, Langley’s mayor and planning chief are recommending the construction of a funicular and building a waterfront walkway that may require the taking of private property through eminent domain.
They’re baaaack. Carol Osterman’s famous herd of landscape clearing goats returned to South Whidbey last week, and as usual they came ready to work… er eat. Arriving at the Inverness Inn Friday in one large trailer, they poured out the back gate with little urging and voracious appetites.
The PAWZ 5K run/walk is returning to Langley for a third year this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Langley is looking to sell the firehouse on Second Street, and so far it’s received only one bid.