The Christmas lights are up and running at Clinton resident Jerry Beck’s home for the holiday season.
The recent placement of cement blocks around Outlying Field Coupeville has caused neighboring residents to criticize the appearance as well as the Navy’s failure to consult the community.
Students in the South Whidbey School district have an early release day next Wednesday, Dec. 18. Students at the elementary school will be released at 12:30 p.m., and middle school at 11:20 a.m. The high school and South Whidbey Academy will both be released at 11:30 a.m.
Finding ways to be active this winter will be a bit easier with the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Winter Activity Guide, due out Thursday.
Leaders of Whidbey’s animal shelter tapped the Midwest to find a new executive director.
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) for a term that expires on Dec. 19.
A small but vocal crowd of 15 at a public meeting Thursday let Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division officials hear all about how Clinton is being left out.
A well-known South Whidbey community activist and blogger became a victim in a string of burglaries that’s hit the area in recent weeks. Carolyn Tamler and her husband returned to their Freeland home after a short vacation Dec. 2 and realized they had been burglarized after walking into their bedroom. Two jewelry boxes were missing as well as four of her husband’s watches.
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from District 1 — Whidbey Island south of the greater Oak Harbor area — and District 3 — north of Oak Harbor and all of Camano Island — to serve on the Island County Planning Commission for terms that expire January 2, 2018. Members must reside in the district they are appointed to represent.
Holiday House store will open for the holiday season next week. The no-cost holiday store will open Dec. 10 and continue through Dec. 19. The store, sponsored by the Readiness to Learn Foundation, offers a selection of toys and gifts for children and teens. Gifts are offered at no cost to families in need through community donations.
Members of the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatic Foundation and the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the concession building at Community Park near the baseball fields.
The Puget Sound Blood Center is expecting 30 percent fewer blood donations this winter, according to a recent news release. Officials with the blood center that supplies 75 hospitals and clinics throughout Washington are asking people to donate an hour of their time and some of their blood this holiday season.
The Village by the Sea is getting into the holidays this month. Langley’s Chamber of Commerce hosted its holiday parade through the city Saturday, Dec. 7. Later in December, the chamber will draw a ticket for a $1,000 giveaway at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
Whidbey Island police are on the lookout for a missing person in Langley.
A man wearing a black ski mask, camouflage jacket and pants stormed the Bayview Valero gas station Wednesday night and forced the store’s clerk to hand him $500.
Bev and Clay Miller got engaged and then spent their entire engagement apart while Clay was on deployment as a Navy pilot. Daughter of a Navy pilot who served in Vietnam, Bev knew the drill.
Editor, This letter is directed toward the person who has been decorating our island with Mike’s Harder Lemonade cans, adding a touch of black and yellow aluminum to our otherwise most pleasant roads.
Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will gather for their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the meeting room at South Whidbey Parks and Recreation office, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Commissioners will begin a workshop session prior to the meeting at 7:15 p.m. to discuss vouchers and correspondence.
Celebrate the holidays with the gift of food. Students at South Whidbey Elementary School are holding a food drive to support families in the community.