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Trinity Lutheran lecture series to feature theologian, author

  • Today at 8:00AM

A Baptist theologian who teaches New Testament studies at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. will speak at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland this weekend.

Meier scores four goals in soccer rout

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

Falcon senior Jeff Meier led the boys soccer team with four goals in a 9-0 win over Cedar Park Christian on Wednesday.

Nighttime bandits burglarize popular Langley rug shop

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

Music for the Eyes, an exotic jewelry, attire and rug shop in Langley, was burglarized this week.

Freeland couple help bruised, emaciated bald eagle

  • Today at 6:00AM

An injured mature bald eagle will likely survive to soar another day over South Whidbey thanks to the quick actions of a few Freeland residents.

Baseball splits crucial Cedar Park doubleheader

  • Today at 6:00PM

Thanks to some timely two-out hits and solid starting pitching, South Whidbey baseball won the first game of a doubleheader against Cedar Park Christian on Wednesday.

Strong win over Wildcats undone by loss to rivals

  • Today at 6:00PM

A bit of a rain delay Tuesday only prolonged a match that was quickly in the South Whidbey girls tennis team’s court.

Langley marina access/bluff conveyance meeting draws crowds, but no fireworks

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

Langley got its first sweeping look at projects that could better connect its commercial and residential areas to its waterfront and marina at the long-awaited charrette Tuesday night. Despite all of the blustery gusto and tension leading up to a public meeting about marina access project options in Langley, the meeting itself was befittingly calm for the Village by the Sea.

Island County leaders press state for marijuana tax dollars

  • Today at 12:00PM

Island County leaders are banding together to pressure state leaders for their fair share of marijuana sale tax.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Common ground may be found in alternative

  • Today at 12:00PM

Editor, A germ of another option popped up at the lift workshop on Tuesday. An older idea with a possible new twist: a participant suggested extending the waterfront alley to Boy and Dog Park, then using a lift to access First Street — a long distance and there are issues with adjacent property owners. However, a hybrid may be better: construct an elevator/bridge from the alley to the intersection area of Wharf Street and Cascade/First Streets, between Wharf Street and the Pizzeria.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wineries should add, not detract from Whidbey

  • Today at 10:00AM

Editor, Island neighborhoods could suffer serious impacts from a proposed creation of an Island County code for wineries. While part of code language needs clarification, Comfort’s winery on South Whidbey is driving this effort because they don’t meet requirements for rural event centers. It’s important to them because they built a 9,000-square-foot building despite being told previously by county officials that the building and their property doesn’t adhere to existing rules for event centers.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Like me or dislike me for who I am

  • Today at 6:00AM

Email is immeasurably important to our personal and work lives. Text messaging is a great convenience. Many of us are convinced we can’t function without either. Not many of us want to find out if that’s actually true.

SWHS ensemble wins at jazz festival

  • Today at 10:00AM

Members of the South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble recently attended the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival taking first place.

Razor clam season opens soon

  • Today at 6:00PM

Eager razor clam diggers’ wait has ended. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the start of razor clam season Friday, April 17.

Boat launch floats to be installed

  • Today at 4:00PM

Floats at two popular South End boat launches should be in by the end of the month, the Port of South Whidbey recently announced.

US Bank to host blood drive

  • Today at 2:00PM

An annual blood drive will be held in Langley at US Bank next week.

Jaxon Newman Fullington | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Today at 8:00AM

Caitie and Josh Fullington are happy to announce the birth of their second son, Jaxon Newman Fullington.

Tokitae fails with 173 aboard

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

The ferry Tokitae on the Clinton/Mukilteo route was briefly out of service Wednesday.

Riley Jane Helseth | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

Riley Jane Helseth was born to parents Wesley and Shannon Helseth of Clinton on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Students wade into science with hands-on lessons

  • Today at 4:00PM

Mention of the word “nurdles” evoked plenty of giggles from South Whidbey elementary school students during a field trip to the marina in Langley Wednesday, yet they were quick to comprehend the danger that micro-plastics and other forms of pollution pose to marine wildlife and habitat.

AAUW gives Whidbey students scholarships, stipends

  • Today at 10:00AM

Female students from across Whidbey Island were honored with scholarships and financial stipends April 14 by the American Association of University Women.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre presents “Giselle”

  • Today at 6:00AM

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre will present “Giselle” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 if purchased in advance at, or $18 at the door.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Is Langley meeting a charrette or smoke screen?

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Apr 17, 2015 at 3:19PM

Editor, The Charrette was supposed to present options for Marina area access with factual information to provide basis for a decision. No cost information is to be presented. How many long-term parking stalls, location and price for each option? Who will fund operations and replacement when the device wears out-- clean it, repair it and prevent misuse of a non-occupied 24/7 device for many years? Business interests, the primary proponents who want it, should pay for it?

Whidbey General staff rallies around embattled nurse

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Apr 17, 2015 at 6:25AM

Nearly 200 Whidbey General Hospital staff are reportedly wearing purple wrist bands inscribed with the letters “LG” in support of their chief nursing officer who was found not guilty of assault last week.

SLIDESHOW | Five-run second innings lifts Lakewood | FALCON BASEBALL

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

Lakewood baseball completed its Cascade Conference season sweep of South Whidbey with a 9-6 win April 10 in Langley. The Cougars scored the majority of their runs in the second inning, padded their lead a couple more times and held off the Falcons.

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