Like proud parents on graduation day, about 100 South Whidbey fifth graders said their goodbyes to hundreds of salmon fry Friday.
The cost of dog licenses, building permits and parking tickets will be discussed by the Langley City Council next week. The body will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, for it’s regularly scheduled meeting. The city’s fee schedule, the document that dictates what Langley charges for certain services and penalties, is on the agenda.
An all-island dodgeball tournament that had been planned for today is out. South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District program manager Carrie Monforte said low registration for the one-day tournament was too low. She cited other events and activities as a reason that only one team was registered.
Top members of the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve traveled to Washington D.C. last month to lobby against the Navy’s EA-18G Growlers.
An old cherry tree by US Bank in Langley may need to come down.
Reversing a decision made last month, Island County commissioners moved forward Monday with grant applications to acquire beach access properties adjacent to Glendale.
Twelve gray whales will receive a grand welcome from whale enthusiasts in Langley this weekend.
Fire destroyed a large house on South Whidbey today. The blaze was reported at about 5 p.m. at a home on Longwood Lane, off Ewing Road.
A North Whidbey man's lawsuit over the chairmanship of the board of commissioners was dismissed Monday in Island County Superior Court. Judge Alan Hancock ruled that Bill Burnett, who filed the action last July, had abandoned the lawsuit. Hancock awarded to Island County statutory attorney's fees in the amount of $200.
Lacking a quorum, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District commissioners meeting will be pushed back a day to Thursday, April 17. A planned workshop will continue as scheduled, however, as a quorum is not required. It will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.
Students at the South Whidbey School District will have an early release day on Wednesday, April 23. Langley Middle School will be released first at 11:20 a.m.; South Whidbey High School and South Whidbey Academy will both be released at 11:30 a.m.; South Whidbey Elementary School will be dismissed last at 12:30 p.m.
Langley has openings for its arts commission to plan and implement a city-sponsored public art program. Seven three-year positions are available for the Langley Arts Commission, and are open to all Island County residents. Send a letter of application to Debbie Mahler, Clerk-Treasurer, City of Langley, P.O. Box 366, Langley WA, 98260.
Heeding the words of ethics commission members, the Langley City Council agreed to reinstate the formation of a standing ethics board for at least one year.
Langley City Council will look at its emergency preparedness during a special workshop Wednesday, April 16.
There are still a few more tasks left on the to-do list, but the expansion at South Whidbey Harbor is now open for public use and port officials are preparing for a grand opening next week.
The Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will hold a special meeting this Wednesday to discuss staff reorganization and the fairgrounds plan. Commissioners have been in the process of deciding how to reorganize staff members for the upcoming year.
The public can comment on the county’s new recreational marijuana ordinance this month. A public hearing has been set for 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 21, in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. A second opportunity for public input will be available later that night at 6 p.m.
The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is looking for volunteers. Positions are available for the pre-tour Friday June 27, and on the day of the tour Saturday, June 28. Volunteers will receive a ticket for the pre-tour, and are invited to the post-tour party on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Every year, proceeds from the tour are given to local nonprofits and programs with projects promoting the improvement, restoration and maintenance of common habitat. Since 1996, the Garden Tour has awarded over $300,000 to our community.
The M-Bar-C Horse Ranch in Freeland is offering a summer non-paid internship program for young people ages 11 to 17. The program provides an opportunity for youngsters to work with horses, learn about equine care, horse behavior and ranch management.