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Falcons keep winning in Northwest Conference play

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

The South Whidbey girls tennis team continued their winning ways Monday, thrashing Lakewood 7-0. “It went OK,” Falcon coach Tom Kramer said.

Clinton duo build Web sites from the ground up

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

CLINTON — There is a new company in the South End that is looking for people and businesses who want to make a bigger splash on the Web. With more than 150 million Web sites already in existence, it’s easy to see why. Richard Consulting, a Clinton Web site design and online presence business, aims to help its customers be seen past all the flotsam.

Fitness club helps members hit milestones

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

With the pressure of New Year’s resolutions, many people who kicked off fitness regimes at the start of the year end up sabotaging their plans only weeks later. But Curves for Women in Bayview offers a proven 30-minute workout routine and a new class to keep exercisers on track this year.

New wine shop opens in Langley

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

Two South End women fulfilled their dream to be their “own boss” and in the process they brought fine wine and cheeses to Langley. Laurel Davis and Linda Shafer have opened 2nd Street Wine Shop and tasting room. It’s the newest business to hit Langley. The shop moved into the former home of Joe’s Island Music on Second Street.

New shops come to Bayview Cash Store

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

Hair salon, gallery add to mix at historic shopping center After a brief drought of empty storefronts, a wave of new businesses will fill the Bayview Cash Store this spring.

Soroptimists and WGH team up on heart health for women

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

Lynn Tippery could have died two times over without knowing what killed her. In the fall of 1992, Tippery, a South Whidbey Soroptimist member, had two heart attacks. She went into cardiac arrest twice and her heart stopped beating.

Healthy food guru offers classes

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

CLINTON — Eating and preparing food is a necessary part of life. But for one Clinton resident processed foods are not on the menu. Raven Odion, owner of Raven’s Nest, an in-home cooking school where she teaches people about a variety of healthy foods and methods to prepare them.

Sweet Sisters take products to farmer market circuit

  • Feb 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

BAYVIEW — At the young age of 11 and 14, Terra and Rohanna Wildon are seasoned business women. For four years, they’ve been manufacturing body and home care products and selling them at the Bayview Farmers Market or by home order through their label Sweet Sisters. Initially, it was to raise some money for their horses.

Businesses hurt by Keystone ferry trouble

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

LANGLEY — Troubles with the ferry service between Keystone and Port Townsend has meant less money in the cash registers of island businesses.

New doctor takes over Freeland practice

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

Dr. McCabe to retire after decades as a South End practitioner. He’s the new kid on the block despite being on the job for more than 24 years. Dr. Bill Wien is now working alongside Dr. Donald McCabe at Freeland Family Medical Center. Wien began seeing patients this week, and eventually will take over the practice when McCabe retires.

New daycare in Bayview offers oasis for kids

  • Mar 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

BAYVIEW — It’s all fun and games at the new daycare in Bayview. The Oasis Children’s Center opened its doors recently and there is no shortage of parents looking for childcare. Director Julia Lewis said many families called before the center was even open.

Life By Design connects caregivers and patients

  • Mar 22, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

A Langley woman has turned her lifelong passion for caring into a business venture. Dr. Eileen Jackson has created Life By Design, which offers care management for the elderly and disabled. The business also provides training and consulting for independent care providers.

Good Cheer looks for a new delivery truck

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:17PM

BAYVIEW — The well-known Good Cheer Food Bank delivery truck was on its last mile in December when its engine failed. The non-profit organization that helps people in need of food has since found itself in need of a new truck.

Historical society holds talk about ferries then and now

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:17PM

Living on an island, it’s good to know there is a boat available for escape. On the South End of Whidbey Island, the ferries are the main connection between residents and the mainland, a valuable feature which was accentuated by the recent loss of the car ferry fleet on the Keystone-Port Townsend route last November.

Middle school students collect coins for relief

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 1:18PM

LANGLEY — Small change might mean a big difference. Six students at Langley Middle School hope so. The students recently led a “Change Drive” that collected thousands of coins that will be donated to provide relief to women and children in the Darfur Region of Sudan, a country in Africa.

Students side with Obama during school ‘mockus’

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

LANGLEY — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was the big gainer among South Whidbey High School students in a recent informal straw poll. He didn’t win, of course, but he ended up a close second to Sen. John McCain.

Freeland’s growth plan 60-day appeal period yet to begin

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

COUPEVILLE — No one has appealed Freeland’s growth plan since Island County commissioners voted to make Freeland an urban growth area last month, Island County Planning officials said.

County commissioners approve Freeland’s growth plan

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

COUPEVILLE — Island County commissioners approved revised “findings of fact” for Freeland’s growth plan during a meeting Monday morning. The finalized adoption of the Freeland Sub Area Plan set in motion a two-month appeal period.

St. Hubert hosts Russian guest

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

You don’t need a translator to understand the importance of helping terminally-ill children. Father Alexander Tkachenko, the founder and executive director of the St. Petersburg Children’s Hospice, is visiting Whidbey Island from Russia to speak about his work.

County continues to hone in on contamination in Holmes Harbor

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

FREELAND — For Island County, the tide has slowly begun to turn in Freeland’s quest to find the source of pollution that’s fouling Holmes Harbor.

City of Langley rejects land annexation

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

LANGLEY — The Langley City Council shot down an annexation request by Robert and Bonnie Arndt at the council’s meeting Wednesday. The Arndts had asked to get the city’s OK to submit an annexation petition for their two parcels that total about 11 acres on the north side of Maxwelton Road near the Woodman Cemetery.

Langley City Council agrees on way to ride herd on new policies

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

City Council says public will not be ignored in process LANGLEY — A bitter aftertaste from the recent rewrite of Langley’s growth plan has led a Langley resident to continue questioning the city’s new policy on wrapping up changes to the plan.

Fire district gets $269,000 for equipment

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 1:18PM

FEMA money to help replace outdated gear Firefighters will be able to breathe a little easier now that Fire District 3 received more than $269,000 from the federal government for new gear last week.

Unflinching community, helping hands and hearts breed healing

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Four years ago you were diagnosed. You, happy island woman, wife, mother of small children. Words you previously heard little of began the constant refrain that hovered near your unwelcoming ears. Words like PET scan, white blood cells, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphangiogram, x-ray, stages, malignancy, indolent or aggressive, contiguous or noncontiguous.

Hometown Hero: An open mind and welcoming smile

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Fred Bixby, this month’s Hometown Hero, lives his life with his glass three-quarters full. Says paratransit service driver Phyllis Brett, “He could probably complain about a lot of things I would imagine — but he never does.

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