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- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM
During the months of November and December, the MUSEO gallery will present the work of Melissa Koch.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM
South Whidbey Fire/EMS will receive 3 cents of the Whidbey General Hospital EMS levy for the coming years.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM
Is it really Halloween again already? A full year has passed? It seems impossible, that it was just yesterday that I was tramping down chilly October streets with my then-11-year-old and his pals. Yet tomorrow, waves of little ghosts and goblins will once again descend on neighborhoods across Whidbey Island with the same mission — to trick or treat.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Looking at Langley’s present state and planning its future, the city’s economic forum will continue Tuesday, Nov. 12. Russell Sparkman, a former city councilman, Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Tom Moore will discuss their work to boost Langley.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Boeing union machinists’ rejection of a contract extension last week has not had a big impact on Whidbey residents, yet. The ramifications of the contract rejection, blasted by union members for having too many concessions but would have ensured the 777X’s place in Everett, are unknown. Rejecting the deal puts production of some of the new jet at risk for the Puget Sound area. However, future work will be on the line for the roughly 600 Boeing Machinists Union members who live in Island County — about 30,000 union members work for Boeing in all — when The Boeing Co. makes its decision next year.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM
The South Whidbey High School Falcon volleyball team returned home from its first state tournament in 10 years this past weekend. Unfortunately, it was without the most coveted of titles, the state championship.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM
As I stressed in campaigning for mayor, our priorities for 2014 are economic development, enhanced communications, and delivery of local public works. The recent series of community forums stressed economic development and renewal. The challenge now is to build on these efforts over the next year, focusing on diversifying our employment base. Langley has an exciting tourist, arts, retail and entertainment base, to which we can add a vibrant light industrial zone, and the recruitment of knowledge workers and their families to Langley
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Editor, It is my hope that you will publish this letter. First, I hope that Whidbey Islanders will vote “No” on the hospital bond.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM— updated Nov 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Roger Baker’s biggest fear lately is coming home to find a drowning victim washed up in his backyard.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Normally, running on their home course helps South Whidbey’s cross country teams reach their fastest times.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM
If there is anyone on Whidbey Island who symbolizes a life in balance, it is volunteer firefighter Michael Oyola. That’s because health and wellness, and giving and receiving, are dear to his heart. His colleagues might describe him as a person who “walks the talk,” and Oyola might agree — especially about the walking part.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM
In the world of cheese-making, Freeland resident Pam Cassidy has staked her claim.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 7:28 PM
St. Hubert Catholic Church has a weekly prayer group that meets Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The group is currently focusing on growth in the Holy Spirit and the book, “There’s always more, expecting new fire,” by Sister Nancy Keller.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM
News of a German Measles outbreak on South Whidbey has turned out to be unfounded, according to island health officials.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, the Christian Science service discusses “Soul as a synonym of God and how we, as God’s children, can never be separated from Soul,” this reinforces Jesus’ teachings that we are always safe and whole because God is omnipresent.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM— updated Nov 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Robert “Al” Baker is in prison for brutally murdering his wife last year.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Island Consort is heading full force into its inaugural season with four shows and two smaller performances this year.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Standing in front of the 32-foot long, shiny aluminum catamaran at Tim Leonard’s Freeland shop, it’s easy to envision the marine response vessel cruising through choppy Puget Sound waters.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM
Whidbey Island Friends Meeting, also known as Quakers, holds their regular meeting for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist building located at 20103 Highway 525. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Schools in the South Whidbey School District will have several days off next week for parent-teacher conferences and Thanksgiving break.
- posted Nov 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Annie Wright overcame a first-set loss to South Whidbey in the state 1A volleyball tournament Nov. 15 and won 3-1, knocking the Falcons out of the playoffs.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM
A man in a rowboat got blown a bit off course in Holmes Harbor on Monday. As winds picked up, the man was seen waving his arms, apparently signaling for help to people in the area. Emergency aid was called out, but responders from South Whidbey Fire/EMS and Whidbey General EMS were not needed as the man was eventually towed to a private dock on the west side of the harbor.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Editor, I met Betty Bond at a School District community forum a couple of years ago when Dr. Jo Moccia began her tenure as our district superintendent. I was immediately impressed with her intelligence, knowledge of quality instructional practices, vast experience with the educational system, high expectations for student growth, dedication to her new community, and ability to articulate her ideas in a professional manner.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 7:06 PM
For months, Sasha Castaneda told a tale that only seemed to raise eyebrows.
- posted Nov 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Politics is a blood sport on Whidbey Island. Within weeks of my arrival here nearly nine months ago, I managed to upset the local Tea Party supporters and quickly landed on their long list of “enemies.”