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Habitat to build new Freeland home

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

A new Freeland home is on the horizon. Habitat for Humanity of Island County will have the groundbreaking ceremony of its 36th house, the 10th home on the South End, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15.

Flying solo: Leadership, competitive edge define lone Falcon senior

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

It was a long season for Madi Boyd, the only senior on the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The fairgrounds plan is fair proposal, vision

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The Fairgrounds in Langley is a wonderful community-owned property with a rich history and great potential. For generations we have enjoyed the fair every year, but it is not immune from the national trend of local fairs struggling to maintain too many aging structures, rising utility and insurance costs and not enough income to keep the property viable and adequately maintained for the annual event.

Langley hosts business plan workshop with Economic Development Council today

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

Ron Nelson, executive director of the Island County Economic Development Council, will talk about how to develop a business plan from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Langley.

52 acres of Freeland forest felled in logging operation

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey saw what may be its biggest clear-cut in years at a property just north of Freeland recently.

Island County population open house scheduled

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

An open house discussing the 2036 population projections for Island and Camano counties has been scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 10, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

What others say about Judy Thorslund | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

“I was introduced to a wild, wacky, wonderful woman named Judy Thorslund in the late 1990s. Several of us from South Whidbey began a program called Readiness To Learn (RTL). Judy became one of our favorite people to go to when we needed food,, gas money, housing or any of the other basic needs for the families who were enrolled in the RTL program. Judy is one of the angels God sent down to earth to help take care of us with her heart of gold.”

Judy Thorslund: Amends for a rocky past | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

She came to South Whidbey in 1977, leaving a life behind her in Seattle that had been shattered by the death of a child, drug addiction and broken dreams. As Judy Thorslund says, “I spent the next 4 years here on South Whidbey finding the bottom of a bottle. Thankfully in 1982 I had a very powerful turn-around point in my life.”

Langley Mystery Weekend solved by 18 winners from across the state | KUDOS

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley Mystery Weekend came to a close with three grand prize winners and 15 other award recipients.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | More whales in Langley please

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley needs more whale stuff. The Village by the Sea’s quest to become the whale capital of Whidbey Island is off to a swimming start, but more can be done.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Fairgrounds plan is a vision of hope, possibility

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 11:27AM

Our family loves the Island County Fair, now called the Whidbey Island Fair. Our children enjoy taking their children on the rides when they can go together.

Griffin named manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey Island.

Fire alarm interrupts Navy Northwest EIS meeting

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 11:14AM

A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor interruption of Wednesday’s public meeting discussing Navy testing and training in the Northwest.

Parking count moves forward between South Whidbey schools, port, Langley

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors are moving forward with a study of shared parking with the Port of South Whidbey and other organizations at Langley Middle School.

Women take to the stage for WOW conference

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

A day for everyone and a message for all — told by women.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | SWHS jazz band ensemble fundraiser a great success

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, On behalf of the SWHS jazz ensemble, we thank the fabulous WICA staff and volunteers along with the community at large for their generous support of the band’s fundraising concert Feb. 12.

Whidbey storyteller wins national award | NOTABLE

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

Jill Johnson, a Langley storyteller and performer, was nationally recognized for her second CD, “Rebecca – The story of Rebecca Ebey.”

Group forms to fight fair plan | Opposition members say the proposal is moving too fast

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:30AM

A group opposed to the grand proposal for an overhaul of the Island County Fairgrounds wants the backers to slow their roll, scale back and seek more design input.

Funding doled out for South Whidbey

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County commissioners approved rural county economic development sales tax funding for 2013 to two South Whidbey projects last week.

Langley Arts Commission seeks applicants

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley is seeking to fill seven openings on the newly established Arts Commission Board. The arts commission is responsible for advising the city council on arts-related issues and planning and implementing a public art program. Positions are open to all residents of Island County.

Falcon coaches Davis, Hodson pick families over football

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Wanting to spend more time with their families, South Whidbey High School football co-head coaches Andy Davis and Mark Hodson have resigned.

National Weather Service issues Whidbey landslide warning

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 2:24PM

Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday. According to a weather statement sent out Wednesday, between one and six inches of rain fell over the past three days, which adds pressure to soil instability.

Tribes challenge PUD tidal turbine proposal

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:23AM

The Island County hearing examiner will listen for two days to arguments regarding permits for a proposed tidal turbine pilot project in waters off Whidbey Island.

Providence Hospital | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Jared and Kellie Hammond of Clinton are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Henry Hammond. Henry was born at 7:34 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

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