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The new Dog House: Owners release renovation plans for historic tavern

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM updated May 24, 2015 at 9:52AM

A restoration of the Dog House Tavern and a reopening of the historic bar may soon be on the way in Langley.

EDITORIAL | Take a moment for Memorial Day

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

Monday is the day set aside to honor and remember those who died in active military service. This Memorial Day, there will be honor guards snapping to attention as flags ripple in the breeze. Amidst the green lawn and bright flowers of cemeteries throughout the state, lone buglers and mournful pipers will evoke a heartfelt tear.

South End students to showcase visual, performing artworks at festival

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey School District will host its fifth annual showcase of visual and performance artwork next week. The Whidbey Festival of the Arts is student-centered, though a number of community sponsors and artists will also be present.

Falcons Helmersen, Klein move on to state

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00PM

A pair of Falcons will tee off at the state 1A boys golf championship next week. Falcons Thorin Helmersen and Anton Klein qualified at the 1A District 1/2 tournament Monday at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club.

Quick goal sets tone in win over White Salmon

  • May 22, 2015 at 4:16PM

Based on the first goal Wednesday, South Whidbey boys soccer’s first round of the state 1A tournament was going to be a charmed match. Falcon junior defender Lochlan Roberts had pushed up into the White Salmon goalie box and headed a ball. It was deflected by a White Salmon player into his own net about five minutes in.

Langley's Moore leads way in tournament title

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:00PM

For the second time in three years, South Whidbey girls golf is headed to the state tournament. In the 1A District 1/2 girls golf tournament at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, four Falcons finished in the top seven places. The top half of the field of 36 golfers qualified for the state championship in Pasco next week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley can’t afford to exercise eminent domain

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, I read the news article, “Langley eyes funicular, walkway for marina access fix,” about Langley considering using eminent domain to put a public walkway through several residential waterfront properties. Way to go, Langley. Rile up your property owners who have owned those family properties for decades! OK, sorry, I couldn’t help it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Thank the military on this special month

  • May 23, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 for the public to demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. After the parades and other recognitions of public service, challenge yourself to learn more about our Island County military members and veterans’ service experiences and the value that they bring to our communities.

Special needs student crowned South Whidbey prom queen

  • May 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

Like many high school seniors, Talia Petosa had long dreamed of attending her high school prom, a traditional adolescent threshold revered as a hallmark moment of soon-to-be graduates’ academic careers, and an evening of memories to reflect upon for years to come. As she donned her silky light pink and cream-colored gown, combed her hair and stepped into her shoes, Talia Petosa had no idea she would soon experience an extra special crowning moment.

Stay away from Whidbey fawns, experts say

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

The first two weeks of May is when Whidbey Island sees an increase in the number of adorable and seemingly helpless baby deer. Despite the human urge to gather them up and protect them when they appear abandoned, state and county officials urge people to keep away.

Schools marked with graffiti

  • May 22, 2015 at 5:00PM

Two South Whidbey schools were tagged with graffiti earlier this month.

Marina access future divides city electoral candidates, Mayor hopefuls not so excited about eminent domain proposal

  • May 22, 2015 at 3:50PM

Potential use of eminent domain as a means of improving marina access is a divisive issue for Langley’s election candidates.

Memorial Day services planned

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

Memorial Day services are planned for two South Whidbey communities on Monday.

South Whidbey students send off salmon

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

Fifth graders at South Whidbey Elementary released salmon fry into Maxwelton Creek earlier this week. The release was the culmination of a year-long project sponsored by Whidbey Watershed Stewards and the South Whidbey Schools Foundation.

Box lunch program earns thousands for student programs

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Readiness to Learn Foundation raised more than $3,700 with its annual Box Lunch program this week.

Richard Evans has new art show

  • May 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

Richard Evans will present his latest one-man show entitled “NO BIG DADA” June 5-July 12 at the Bayview Cash Store.

Book dealer gives Nazi books to Holocaust museum

  • May 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

John Norby stumbled across several anti-Semitic works at an estate sale, and with the help of friends Kyra Reafs and Kenneth Parker recently donated about 35 of the books to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A living memorial, the museum works to “inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity,” according to the museum’s website.

Sheriff's Report

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

Judge vindicates Island Transit in racial lawsuit

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

An Island County Superior Court judge has ruled that Island Transit leadership did not fire a former lead mechanic because of his race or age.

High school band hosts evening of pop hits, big band dance

  • May 19, 2015 at 3:00PM updated May 22, 2015 at 10:05AM

The South Whidbey High School band will host an evening of song and dance in a fundraising event to repair and replace instruments.

Wood turner opens flagship store, cafe, kids play space in Clinton

  • May 20, 2015 at 6:00AM updated May 21, 2015 at 10:00AM

Janae Cameron is spinning off from her and husband Kelly Cameron’s successful woodturning company, Turnco Wood Goods, to open a new business: Make Whidbey. The shop opens May 22 and has everything an emerging shop owner could want, from a water view and high traffic visibility to ample parking.

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