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Generational butcher family to slice out market on South Whidbey

  • Today at 3:52PM

Greg Gilles is known throughout South Whidbey as a respected homebuilder.

South Whidbey archery program teacher retires

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The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s longtime archery coach, Glen Harris, is retiring. Harris, whose career as a professional archery coach spanned nearly 40 years and includes being a United Sports Athletic Association Level IV Coach and judge, president of Harris Coaching International, director of Emerald City Archery Academy and Chairperson of Disabled Archery USA, has been teaching archery to students on Whidbey for six years.

Collateral damage: South Whidbey poet discusses trauma through poetry

  • Today at 4:05PM

Linda Beeman, an award-winning poet, Whidbey resident and friend of a soldier who confessed to Beeman he suffered from post-traumatic stres disorder, turned her stories and those of others into a book of poetry about the many facets of the conflict in Afghanistan.

Fraudulent divorcee sentenced for forgery in Island County

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A man who forged signatures so he could divorce his wife and marry his girlfriend was sentenced this week, according to court documents.

Falcon football takes flight under Tormey

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The first days of South Whidbey Falcon football under new coach Chris Tormey are in the books.

Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H exhibitors

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Results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H competitions and exhibits.

Mini burglar hits Neil’s Clover Patch

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:11PM

Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe became the latest victim in a string of commercial burglaries on South Whidbey this past weekend.

Langley's first Second Street feast set for Thursday

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

In what organizers hope will become an annual affair, an event dubbed the Second Street Community Feast will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in Langley. Bring a potluck dish to feed three, and join with friends and community for dinner in the central plaza, everything else is provided.

No guts, no glory at Langley’s Soup Box Derby

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:34PM

Whidbey Island Winery barrels into Soup Box title.

SLIDESHOW | 2014 Soup Box Derby in Langley

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

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.

SLIDESHOW | 18th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Shots from the 18th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon, a 23.8-mile swim-bike-run race that takes racers from Goss Lake through the Bayview/Langley area and into Community Park, held on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Whidbey Island Triathlon newcomer makes a splash

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The winner at the Whidbey Triathlon is a regular at the South End’s swim-bike-run race now in its 18th year.

From soaring to fluttering, flight helps ID birds | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

While having coffee with a friend recently, she suggested, “Why don’t you write about bird flight. I’d like to know what those birds are that make a wave pattern as they fly through my garden.”

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey seeks the roots of family trees

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The a convicted murderer is in the family isn’t exactly what Langley residents Graham and Jackie Johnson hoped to discover when they began researching a bit of family history.

Angi Mozer tapped as interim executive director for Port of South Whidbey

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

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.

Vocal group SlapHappy celebrates 10 years of humor on Whidbey

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

SlapHappy isn’t a typical a cappella group. The band, which is composed of Matt Bell, Mark Arand, Gabe Harshman and Cameron Gray, has been performing their signature act, which Bell describes as “30 percent funny, 30 percent cool and 30 percent pretty,” for 10 years.

Nudist sheriff hopeful won’t be on November ballot

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.

Hannold secures second spot in commissioner race

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Treasurer’s race to start recount Monday with Hannold, Jacks, Nuñez and Grone in the running.

South Whidbey ROV team wins at Black Sea event

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

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.

October memorial for Schell planned

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

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.

Joni Takanikos & Friends present “Wild Untamed Beauty”

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Joni Takanikos presents “Wild Untamed Beauty” in an evening of music, poetry and other entertainments at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at Ott & Murphy Winery Cabaret in Langley.

KUDOS | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts receives funding for internship program

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Foundation Chairman Earl Lasher presented a check to Stacie Burgua, executive director of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. The check will fund an internship in stage management for the 2014-15 theater season. The grant is the first made by the recently created foundation and was presented in conjunction with the celebration of Paul Schell’s life held at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Thursday, Aug. 14.

Historic group eyes Langley Middle School

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

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.

Former deputy joins Langley police force

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

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.

Easement stops Central Whidbey pot production plans

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

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.

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