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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Respect opinions of others

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 9:06AM

Editor, I am not writing this letter in response to any one article or issue. I am writing on the subject of “respect.” Who am I? I’m a sometime-Democrat, sometime-Republican, always-independent resident of Whidbey. People have disagreed with my voiced opinions, and I’ve disagreed with theirs. But there is one common thread to those disagreements, and that is respect; respect for the person we disagree with.

South Whidbey Parks approves $1 million budget

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 9:07AM

Parks revenue is pegged to rise, not by much, in 2014.

New boys hoops coach takes on the basics | FALCON SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 9:19AM

Several South Whidbey boys are going to have sore legs this basketball season.

Cathrine (Kaisa) Tauscher and Cate Rilla | MATRIMONY

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 9:14AM

Cathrine (Kaisa) Tauscher and Cate Rilla were married on Aug. 10, 2013. The afternoon ceremony took place in the Mount Holyoke College Chapel in South Hadley, Mass.

Drilling for answers on Main Street

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 8:58AM

After months of waiting, Freeland residents and water officials may soon have some answers about an old fuel spill and its possible impact on nearby wells. On Monday, a drilling team began work on four groundwater monitoring test wells on properties along Harbor Avenue and Main Street. The semi-permanent installations will function as windows to Freeland’s aquifer and should help show just how far the 8-year-old spill has traveled underground toward Freeland Water District’s wells.

Ferries chief to visit Clinton

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 9:04AM

David Moseley, assistant secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division, will visit Clinton for a community meeting next week. The visit, according to a press release, will include discussion of the legislative session, liquefied natural gas, new ferry construction and long-range planning.

Whidbey General Hospital receives Press Ganey Award

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital received a 2013 Press Ganey Associates, Inc. Guardian of Excellence Award for its Home Health Care department.

Langely considers creating arts commission

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00AM

An early look at what Langley’s arts commission could be drew lots of interest from the city council Monday night. Jeff Arango, Langley’s director of community planning, showed the council members what arts commissions in Edmonds and Port Townsend are responsible for and how they operate. He hoped to use their mission and vision as a guideline for what Langley’s arts commission will be and do.

Coupeville OLF open house planned

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00AM

The U.S. Navy is hosting a series of open house scoping meetings this week concerning a planned Environmental Impact Statement. The document will study the effects of the EA-18G Growler for its planned use at Outlying Field Coupeville, a small airstrip used to practice touch-and-go maneuvers.

Tree lights up holiday season in Langley

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00AM

Denise Need dances with daughter Piper during a Christmas song at the Langley Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Langley Park.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Good Cheer busier than ever; help needed still

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00AM

Editor, Good Cheer has received so many expressions of gratitude this past year, that I am both heartened and humbled as I write this year’s holiday appeal letter. Here are just a few that touched my heart:

MUSEO features holiday gifts

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00AM

MUSEO’s Holiday Gift Show continues with a gallery offering of small, favorably priced works by Melissa Koch and a group exhibition of artists.

EDITORIAL | Skip the holiday madness, shop local

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00AM

By starting the consumer shopping frenzy called Black Friday a day early, several large retailers are being criticized for eating away at Thanksgiving Day, a traditional time for family gatherings, feasting and reflection. Whidbey residents can easily avoid the madness and keep the holidays merry by shopping on the island. Whidbey Island has an abundance of unique shops and is great for thoughtful gift items all season long.

Congressman Larsen votes for Innovation Act

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 11:57AM

News release — Congressman Rick Larsen today voted to pass the Innovation Act, a bill that would crack down on entities that abuse the patent system to make money from other people’s innovations. These patent assertion entities—often referred to as patent trolls—cost American businesses an estimated $29 billion a year, according to a statement released by Larsen's office Thursday.

Australian air force to train at NAS Whidbey Island

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 12:00PM

Over the next three years, six crews of the Royal Australian Air Force will train to fly the new EA-18G Growler at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Attack on Christian values was a low blow

  • Jan 1, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Dec 28, 2013 at 12:07PM

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve certainly has a right to voice an opinion. The group has the right to file a federal lawsuit if members believe they’ve been wronged, and they did just that. However, COER can’t expect that everyone will agree with their position, or that others might not hold an opposing viewpoint.

All grapplers’ eyes are on the Dome | FALCON SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 9:39AM

For most of the nine seniors on South Whidbey’s wrestling team, their goal this season is pretty straightforward — go to the Dome.

Rotary Club members keep highway in tiptop shape | NOTABLE

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

Highway 525 got some needed TLC. Seven members of the Rotary Club of Whidbey Westside collected trash along Highway 525 on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Artists adorn shops with all the trimmings for Langley event

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

Downtown Langley is all dressed up for the holidays.

Langley planning board seat opens

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19AM

The City of Langley is looking to fill an open seat on the Planning Advisory Board. The group is comprised of volunteers and is responsible for review and recommendation to the city council on land use applications including subdivisions, variances, conditional uses, rezones etc. and for updating the city’s zoning code, comprehensive plan, shoreline master program, and development of and revision of land use regulations.

Post Office promises mailbox rules won’t stop delivery on South Whidbey

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:16AM

Despite claims to the contrary, mail will not be suspended on South Whidbey at homes with low mailboxes, according to United States Postal Service officials. Brian Wade, officer in charge at the Langley Post Office, said mail was not in danger of being held after notices went out to at least 300 residences in Langley and Freeland that their mailboxes were too low and needed to be higher.

$12M Langley budget moves ahead

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19AM

Langley’s $12.12 million budget passed muster with the city council after a first reading and a public hearing Monday at its Dec. 2 meeting. The public hearing included a couple of comments from two people, a Langley resident and a business owner. One man was concerned with the high amount of the budget, most of which is tied to capital projects like the Second Street redesign and utilities upgrades.

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