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Photographer, painter featured at Penn Cove | GALLERIES

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 11:00AM

Fine art photographer Kelly Kellogg will be at Penn Cove Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan. 19.

2014’s polar bears; record numbers brave the waters of Useless Bay

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 2:06PM

Lined up like a medieval army, men, women, children and the elderly let loose screams of courage Wednesday and charged the chilly waters of Useless Bay for the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge. Lunging, diving and in some cases tip-toeing, 190 people started the new year with a dip at Double Bluff park. Event officials estimate even more stood on the beach to watch the spectacle unfold.

Langley’s holiday cheer raffle goes to Freeland resident | KUDOS

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Freeland resident, Cindy Weed, walked home with $1,000 after winning the holiday cheer drawing from the Langley Chamber of Commerce.

Stakes are high in Boeing vote

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Boeing union machinists voted Friday on a contract offer to keep 777X work in Everett and 737 MAX work in Renton. The immediate effect of the vote, the second on this new contract after the first was rejected in November, was presumed to be negligible by an IAMAW District 751 spokesman.

‘Journey of Grief and Healing’ gallery opens

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

The current Unitarian Universalist Art Gallery features “A Tribute to Esme, a Journey of Grief and Healing,” by Lisa Siders-Kenney.

New vision, renewed partners for South Whidbey Parks pool

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 11:00AM

Parks, trails and aquatics supporters will likely see a bit of momentum in the coming year.

Skagit Valley College announces South Whidbey honor roll

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

Five South Whidbey students made the academic honor roll for Skagit Valley College fall quarter, 2013. The students maintained a 3.75 or higher grade-point average in courses numbered 100-level or above, while carrying 12 or more credits.

South Whidbey teenage driver high-wires car

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 3:39PM

A teenage boy turned a little too fast onto Deer Lake Road on Thursday and ended up suspending his Toyota Camry on a power pole’s guy-wire.

South Whidbey port commissioner accepts job in N.C.

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

The departure of one Langley couple will result in political change this year. Chris Jerome, a commissioner with the Port of South Whidbey, has accepted a job in North Carolina and will start his new position Jan. 9.

Our viewpoint | A cold event can be the warmest place to be

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

A camera slung over one shoulder and my trusty old camouflage waders over the other, I took a deep breath and began trudging my way down Double Bluff Road.

Falcons hope to rebound after busy winter break

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

There was little rest for the weary Falcon boys basketball team this winter break.

Whidbey Island realtors draft new jet noise disclosure

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Whidbey Island realtors have drafted a new, more detailed noise disclosure form for homebuyers following resident criticism that they were not properly warned about Navy jet noise.

Greenbank Birth Center | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Oliver Maxwell Conrad Hersch A warm welcome to Oliver Maxwell Conrad Hersch born at the Greenbank Birth Center on Sept. 12, 2013, to parents Cheri and Tylor Conrad-Hersch of Oak Harbor. Oliver weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Whidbey General Hospital | New arrivals

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Rosenely Maritza Morales, Aulina Seren Franklin Colbert, Kali-Marie Kaye Taylor, Abraham Jeffrey Linaberry, and Madelyn Rose Allen.

Langley to swear in new members

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Two new members of the Langley City Council will be sworn in Monday, Jan. 6. Council members Thomas Gill and Margot Jerome will take their seats with the council, along with Councilwoman Rene Neff. All three were elected unopposed.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Holiday generosity sparks public thanks

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, On a Monday morning before Christmas, I went into the post office in Clinton intending to drop off my Christmas cards, which were already sealed and stamped. There was a very long line and I had to pick something up in another place by a certain time and couldn’t wait.

A place to ‘just be’ | Color immersion space in Clinton aims to feed the soul

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 11:00AM

For more than 20 years, Barb Nichols has imagined a room filled with color. A place for people to be immersed in various shades that uplift spirits.

South Whidbey Harbor project enters final months

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:34PM

After a bumpy year, the South Whidbey Harbor Expansion project is on the verge of completion.

2014’s first born is delivered at WGH

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping that their son would be born on their five-year wedding anniversary.

South Whidbey boat ramp revamp in talks

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will gather for a special meeting to discuss strategy for the Possession Beach ramp rebuild. The commissioners will go over preliminary design and permitting with consultants Coast & Harbor Engineering for an improved boat launch at Possession Beach.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | It’s not about COER, it’s about citizen well-being

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The noise from the Growler fighter plane has had a huge impact on the lives of central Whidbey’s residents. Our property values are declining, tourists leave when they encounter the jet noise, business is lost, the hearing and health of residents are damaged, and our children’s health and education are harmed. All of this, with the decibel level noise at 124 and greater, and the significantly increased flights has led to the creation of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve (COER).

MUSEO goes medieval | GALLERIES

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 11:00AM

MUSEO will bring in the new year with an exhibit of works inspired by medieval times. The exhibit will feature work from more than 30 artists that is reminiscent of the Middle Ages. Join the gallery for a revival of the time between the fifth and 15th centuries through imaginative works by island artists.

Schouten starts year showing namesake works | GALLERIES

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 11:00AM

Rob Schouten Gallery is proud to feature the work of its namesake through the first month of 2014 from Jan. 4 to Feb. 3. An open house will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

Falcon wrestlers miss 2nd place by one point at Darrington tournament

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

One point separated South Whidbey and Lakewood’s wrestling teams after a long day of grappling at the King of the Mountain Tournament in Darrington this past weekend.

Jim Balkowitsch and Bruce Allen tie the knot | MATRIMONRY

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

On Nov. 30, 2013, Jim Balkowitsch and Bruce Allen were married at Langley United Methodist Church by Reverends Mary Boyd and Paul Morris. The church was decorated for the Christmas holiday and two baskets of Bird of Paradise flowers were placed at the altar.

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