Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe became the latest victim in a string of commercial burglaries on South Whidbey this past weekend.
Whidbey Island Winery barrels into Soup Box title.
Managing the Island County Fairgrounds was an enticing proposition for the Port of South Whidbey.
It was quite a scene in Langley on Aug. 17 as people prepared and actually participated in the sort-of annual Soup Box Derby, a collection of junkers and clunkers and some serious race cars for a downhill race.
Angi Mozer, Port of South Whidbey’s finance director, has a new baby and a new job. Fresh off maternity leave, Mozer was appointed as the interim executive director at a port commissioners meeting Aug. 12 — one day after she returned to work.
Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.
Treasurer’s race to start recount Monday with Hannold, Jacks, Nuñez and Grone in the running.
The Atlantis Inc. remotely-operated vehicle team of teenagers from South Whidbey is now an international champion. The group won first place in the high school division at the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Romania, to which the Freeland-based team was invited after placing at the MATE ROV Competition in 2013.
A celebration of life for Paul Schell will be held in Seattle this October. The event begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, in Seattle. The date was set for Schell’s birthday. He would have been 77.
Preservation and identification remain the major undertakings for Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission. The commission’s chairman, Bob Waterman, gave a semiannual update to the city council Monday night, showing off the mockup of new plaques the group designed for buildings on the city’s register. Currently, seven buildings are on the city’s official list — a voluntary registration — of historic places.
Michael Beech was officially sworn in as a Langley police officer Monday night. After two decades with the Island County Sheriff’s Office, four years serving in the United States Marine Corps and a handful of months as a reserve officer in Langley, he will wear the black-and-blue of the Langley Police Department.
One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is withdrawing its application. Ester Bandelin Rodriguez said the planned Coupeville-based Salish Sea Industries is withdrawing its land-use permit request due to federal regulation conflicts.
Hundreds of people walked in and watched the procession for Paul Schell in Langley on Aug. 14, more than two weeks after he died unexpectedly following heart surgery complications.
When you live the life that Paul Schell did, people have a lot of stories and memories to share.
Mike Mellison, a retired part-time Freeland resident and full-time humanitarian, is helping the Whidbey community lend a hand to others. At 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Mellison and other volunteers will gather at the Island Church of Whidbey in Langley to assemble nutritious meals for kids in need.
County commissioners are considering the disposal of dated laptops used by Island County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives. Due to new technology requirements this year, new laptops have been purchased for the department.
Island County planners have scheduled a public hearing to review commissioner suggested changes to the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation guidelines at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 25.
Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique has moved across the street in Langley and is planning a grand opening of its new location next week.
Langley will welcome a new officer in an official swearing-in ceremony Monday. Officer Michael Beech will swear in as a member of the Langley Police Department during the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Beech served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and worked for the Island County Sheriff’s Office for two decades.
Changes to South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s employee compensation and benefits will be reviewed by the commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting behind closed doors. The nature of those changes and how the district would implement them will be discussed in executive session, which is closed to the public. Parks Executive Director Doug Coutts said it was closed because the commissioners will discuss individual employees’ compensation and performance. Some employees may earn more, and some may earn less if the plan is approved.