Our family loves the Island County Fair, now called the Whidbey Island Fair. Our children enjoy taking their children on the rides when they can go together.
Langley needs more whale stuff. The Village by the Sea’s quest to become the whale capital of Whidbey Island is off to a swimming start, but more can be done.
They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the street, but that’s not always so, particularly when it comes to Whidbey Island first responders. Never is that so clear as with the ongoing debate in Seattle over the interaction between a city police officer and Stranger editor Dominic Holden.
So, word is a murderer is loose in Langley? Well, well, well, I just happen to have a list of suspects, all of whom have been hiding right under my nose for months. That’s right, the villain is clearly an employee of the South Whidbey Record.
Two recent stories in Whidbey newspapers drew some particularly emotional reactions from some readers. The first was an article about the arrest of Coupeville Deputy Marshal Hodges Gowdey III. Gowdey, 44, was charged with unlawful imprisonment and witness tampering in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in 2007.
Struggling to stay afloat amidst unprecedented revenue losses and subsequent staff reductions, the Island County Board of Commissioners agreed in late 2009 to scale back service by closing select departments to the public on Fridays.
It appears the roaring controversy over jet noise up north will touch down on South Whidbey this week. Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, the private advocacy group lobbying to shut down U.S. Navy operations at Outlying Field Coupeville, will hold a meeting and presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave.