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Whidbey student seeks books, cash for Seattle schools

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island 11th grader Audrey Neubauer is looking for book and money donations to benefit elementary schools in Seattle with significant library budget cuts.

Whidbey ballet presents enchanting performance

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 1:00PM

Experience a performance filled with holiday magic this weekend.

Helpers clean South Whidbey State Park | NOTABLE

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

Several volunteers went to work raking leaves and clearing campsites at South Whidbey State Park Saturday.

Island County Commissioners to review jet noise disclosure forms

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

A revelation that Island County has two different noise disclosures is compelling the commissioners to review the issue next week.

Camano considers incorporation

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 4:12PM

The City of Camano? To some, the title has a nice ring. To others, not so much.

Island County hunts for new planning commission members

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants from Commissioner District 1 — all of Whidbey Island south of the greater Oak Harbor area — and Commissioner District 3 — Whidbey Island area north of Oak Harbor and all of Camano Island — to serve on the Island County Planning Commission for terms that expire on Jan. 2, 2018. Members must reside in the district appointed to represent.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | To those dedicated trail riders at Putney Woods

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 11:00AM

Editor, A hearty thank you to the dedicated trail riders who repaired the trails at Putney Woods. I don’t think my back would be able to carry gravel — but I can bake cookies and rake. How can I get on the list so I know about work parties in the future?

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Snapping to my senses: giving is never a tired topic

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 11:00AM

Early in the morning is a great time to write. 6 a.m. is best as no one is around and the blank page feels like an open road and the keyboard Ford’s soon-to-be-released Mustang. Yet, on Tuesday morning the topic of this column was still undecided. Giving during the holidays had been the plan but the inspiration simply wasn’t there. Thinking that people must be tiring of hearing about the need to give — one of the more common editorial threads in December — the idea was about to be abandoned when I received a bit of inspiration.

Falcon boys held winless before conference play

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 12:00PM

Starting the season 0-3 wasn’t exactly in the Falcon boys basketball team’s script.

Let the good times roll this holiday season | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Dec 15, 2013 at 1:06PM

Here we are, smack in the middle of holiday party time, awaiting Santa’s visit followed by the close of another year.

Civil service commissioners sought by Island County

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 1:00PM

The Island County Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission.

South Whidbey Garden Club seeks grant proposals

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 1:00PM

The South Whidbey Garden Club is looking for grant proposals.

Clinton home burns down

  • Dec 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

A Clinton home was destroyed by fire Thursday night.

EDITORIAL | Mayor’s salary not to be taken lightly

  • Dec 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Langley’s 2014 budget will be decided by the city council Monday. For all intents and purposes, it appears to be a fine financial plan for the coming year, but there is at least one matter that deserves additional consideration — Mayor Fred McCarthy’s salary.

Oak Harbor photographer wins cover contest

  • Dec 15, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 1:13PM

Oak Harbor resident Rick Lawler won $100 for his photo of the Coupeville Wharf.

The end of an era | Porter reflects on 30 years as parks leader

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 4:42PM

Back when Jim Porter helped launch and lead the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District, cassettes were still the preferred mobile medium for music, Ronald Reagan was president, and “Star Wars Return of the Jedi” first played for theater audiences.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Residents wait for a tax refund

  • Dec 15, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, We are sure there are other Island County property taxpayers who share our frustration. Have you been a visitor to the Board of Equalization and had a property tax reduction in your favor? We had our BOE hearing over two years ago now. The result of the hearing yielded a sizable reduction and also the promise of a substantial tax refund. After six months of waiting for a refund, we inquired as to the refund through the Island County Treasurer’s office. We were told they were short staffed and very behind on processing the refunds. After being assured that the refund would certainly be received within the next few months we waited … and waited … and waited.

Sheriff's Report | A staggering woman, burglaries and man asking to be taken to jail

  • Dec 15, 2013 at 10:00AM

The following items were selected from the Island County Sheriff’s Office report. Saturday, Nov. 23 12:03 p.m. — A caller on Driftwood Drive reported a vehicle tore up their grounds the night before. 3:39 p.m. — A wanted person was reported at Pauleina Court and Fish Road.

Robotics Anonymous | 'No kit, no guidebook'

  • Dec 15, 2013 at 11:00AM

The underwater robotics competition just got a little tougher on South Whidbey.

Preliminary drilling results show good news for Freeland wells

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

The drilling for four groundwater monitoring wells wrapped up in Freeland last week and soil samples taken along the way appear to indicate good news.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Reduce holiday waste, shop local

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, During the holidays we tend to do things in excess, including generating 25 percent more trash than any other time of the year. Reducing our waists takes more effort than reducing our waste. Here are some ideas for the holidays and all year long.

What kind of mayor does Langley want?

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 10:25AM

Langley city leaders are poised to finalize and approve the 2014 budget Monday, including Mayor Fred McCarthy’s $53,000 salary. The mayor’s pay, once divisive in the 1,050-resident Village by the Sea, has raised the issue of what kind of mayor does Langley want and need. Given the city council’s appointment of McCarthy in February and his subsequent unopposed election in November, it would seem the city’s residents approve of a full-time mayor loaded with credentials.

Bayview robber still at large

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 9:00AM

The masked gunman who robbed a Bayview gas station last week is still at large, island police have confirmed.

South Whidbey burglaries rise 38 percent in two years

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 8:19AM

On a late Monday evening, Carolyn Tamler and her husband came home after a few days off-island to a sight every vacationer dreads — they returned to a house that had been burglarized.

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