People are not thrilled at the prospect of a long bridge and a towering elevator shaft mucking up their view in Langley.
Food delivery has come to South Whidbey. At least, it’s available at a selection of the busier restaurants from Freeland to Clinton, thanks to third-party delivery service D-UP (Delivery-Up) and creators Ian and Kayla Armijo.
The Highlands at Langley, a housing development, recently received first place in a regional competition for most energy efficient home. Langley Builders, manufacturer of The Highlands, specialize in Built Green homes which are designed to be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly.
A health advisory that had approximately 90 homes in the Freeland area boiling drinking water since Saturday was lifted this week. Lehman Enterprises, Inc., a private water system operator on South Whidbey, rescinded the advisory Monday for users of the CAL Waterworks Water System, which services homes along East Harbor Road, including Pheasant Farm and Harbor Sands lanes, and Ravenridge and Beachwood drives.
Island County was cited by the State Auditor’s Office for “significant deficiencies” in its financial reporting.
Plus-size pumpkins will be on display for deft hands at the 19th annual Whidbey Island Giant Pumpkin Contest on Oct. 11. Held during the last Coupeville Farmers Market of the season, the contest features giant pumpkins, zucchini and any other large or mutant vegetables people want to show off.
Next summer the Navy will begin work on demolishing a finger pier on the Seaplane Base and building a new breakwater in Crescent Harbor. The aging pier was built in 1943 when the base was established and has acted as a breakwater to the fuel loading station to the west, according to base spokesman Mike Welding.
The management of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey will be taken over by the state Parks and Recreation Department as of Dec. 31. The lighthouse manager position is funded by the state’s Lighthouse Environmental Program but has operated in recent years through the Island County Washington State University Extension.
Candidates for Washington’s 2nd Congressional seat seem to stray from hard-set party platforms on a few issues.
Whidbey Island Cannabis Company is a recreational marijuana store in name only.
Whidbey Island beach access advocates are celebrating an announcement that the beach at Glendale will be preserved for public use.
Whidbey General Hospital’s emergency responders will honor ferry workers on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo run Saturday, Oct. 4. The hospital emergency medical technicians and paramedics rely on the ferry to transport patients to the mainland for specialized care or severe trauma or cardiac issues. Last year, 600 patients were taken across the ferry to facilities on the mainland, according to a press release from Whidbey General Hospital.
The Island County Area Fairgrounds will receive $29,338 worth of electrical repairs in the coming weeks. Commissioners approved the contract with Clinton-based electrical contractor Jerry Beck and Company Inc. at their regular Monday meeting.
Langley’s most attitude-laden clothing boutique is changing hands. Jennifer Krouse is the new owner of the Sassy Siren after Tracey Fleisher ran it for several years.
Despite Island County Sheriff Mark Brown’s assertions to the contrary, South Whidbey residents insist the drug problem on the South End has reached “epidemic” proportions.
A father and son heading home from a successful day of fishing off Bush Point fell victim to heavy rain and slick streets Friday afternoon.
The U.S. government says South Whidbey Fire/EMS is in the clear after an audit for the $356,000 used to buy a new marine response vessel.
Whidbey Island residents should expect to see a whole lotta hogs on the roads this weekend.
A small landslide sent a tree into the powerlines in the Hastings Road area of Clinton on Friday morning, knocking out power to dozens of eastside water-view homes.
Reganne Brown took her oath as the new student representative for the South Whidbey School District board.