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- Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM
COUPEVILLE - The Island County Superior Court jury in the trial of James Huden found him guilty of the Christmastime 2003 murder of Russel Douglas.
- Jul 27, 2012 at 3:19PM
Live music, healthy participation, and plenty of fun events and activities appear to have once again proved to be the right recipe for a successful Loganberry Festival.
- Jul 28, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2013 at 2:38PM
Classical music plus a fun, festival atmosphere and a dash of education make for some exciting concerts during the seventh annual Whidbey Island Music Festival set for Aug. 3 through 12.
- Jul 28, 2012 at 9:00AM
A Lynnwood man crash landed his small two-seater airplane in a marshy grassland on South Whidbey Thursday. The aircraft touched down in the fields between the waterfront community on Sunlight Beach Road and the Sun Vista Circle neighborhood off Bayview Road. The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. Pilot Bernardo Malfitano, 30, suffered some scrapes and bruises but was otherwise unharmed. He says the cause of the accident was fuel related.
- Jul 30, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM
Marti Malloy isn’t just Oak Harbor’s first Olympic athlete, she is also Oak Harbor’s first medalist. The 2004 Oak Harbor High School graduate earned a bronze medal in London by winning four of five bouts today, July 30. Malloy, who entered the Olympics ranked 10th in the world in the 57 kg (125 pound) class, defeated Italy’s eighth-ranked Guilia Quintavalle for the bronze medal.
- Aug 5, 2012 at 10:00AM
Four Bothell men were cited and their boat was confiscated when they were found with too many crab in the Baby Island area of Holmes Harbor July 23. Mike Cenci, deputy chief of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Thursday that two officers were patrolling the area in the daytime incident.
- Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00PM
With the earliest primary in state history, some people involved in political campaigns in Island County are concerned about voter participation for the Aug. 7 primary election.
- Aug 9, 2012 at 12:00PM
Nearly 200 artists will descend upon Coupeville this weekend to participate in one of the most popular festivals on Whidbey Island. The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Aug. 11 and 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Aug 7, 2012 at 4:00PM
Madrona Workshop Troupe, a newly formed collaborative resource for writers who wish to become authors, will debut with a two-day self-publishing “Weekend on Whidbey” Aug. 18 and 19 in Coupeville.
- Aug 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 14, 2013 at 12:59PM
While other teenagers are playing video games and vacationing, a handful of Whidbey Island teens are preparing for an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions.
- Aug 12, 2012 at 9:00AM
An identity struggle, a search for love, plus delicious gourmet food — and the recipes — blend to form Coupeville literary agent Andrea Hurst’s first novel. A book launch party is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayleaf in Coupeville.
- Aug 18, 2012 at 8:00AM
People born a couple of centuries too late are making the best of it by reenacting the lives of Mountain Men and Mountain Women this weekend south of Coupeville. They’re having their annual Rendezvous Days Saturday and Sunday to bring back the days before the West started getting civilized in the 1840s.
- Aug 18, 2012 at 2:00PM
A former youth director at an Oak Harbor church who was involved in many other youth-related programs and schools was sentenced to prison for the maximum term for molesting two boys.
- Aug 31, 2012 at 3:36PM
“Island life has its own music and imagery,” says Clinton resident Sheryl Clough, editor and publisher of a new poetry anthology, “Surrounded: Living With Islands.” “I really dig Whidbey Island,” Clough said with a smile. “You can hardly go a mile here without wanting to stop and write a poem.”
- Sep 1, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2013 at 2:46PM
The teen years are supposed to be spent finding one’s identity, but 14-year-old Hannah Armstrong has a new identity thrust upon her in the first chapter of Elizabeth George’s young adult novel “The Edge of Nowhere,” due out Sept. 4.
- Sep 5, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 6, 2013 at 10:13AM
Due to a lack of rainfall, Island County residents are prohibited from lighting open fires under a burn ban approved by county Sheriff Mark Brown.
- Sep 19, 2012 at 3:00PM
FREELAND — Daniel L. Torget died in the early hours Sunday morning after his car collided with a power pole on Fish Road. He was 21 years old.
- Sep 26, 2012 at 8:00AM
A 39-year-old Freeland man who stabbed his parents with a knife in the midst of a mental health crisis was sentenced to prison during a melancholy hearing in Island County Superior Court Monday.
- Oct 5, 2012 at 12:00PM updated at 3:52PM
A new app launched by the American Red Cross is custom made for people who live in or visit earthquake prone areas.
- Oct 11, 2012 at 12:28PM
The Coupeville Farmers Market hosts its annual HarvestFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 – the final market day of the year.
- Oct 14, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 16, 2013 at 3:44PM
In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.
- Oct 17, 2012 at 8:00AM
The Soup Kitchen in Langley will celebrate a remarkable milestone Thursday when volunteers dish up a free community lunch for the 1,000th time. Group officials say it’s impossible to know just how many people have been fed since the kitchen’s inception nearly 10 years ago, but a rough calculation of the number of free meals served simmers around 110,000.
- Oct 18, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Oct 19, 2013 at 3:03PM
Island County 4-H champions competed at the Western Washington State Fair and came away with a number of awards.
- Oct 21, 2012 at 3:00PM
Inspired by growing up near the Hanford Nuclear Site and her own everyday life events, Kathleen Flenniken became not just any poet but a poet devoted to expanding the understanding of poetry throughout the state.
- Oct 27, 2012 at 1:00PM
Halloween’s on its way — it’s time to add a little creepy to our cuisine. Anyone can celebrate with traditional fall foods — after all pumpkins, corn and apples abound at harvest time. But for anyone who wants to add a pinch of “fear”some to their festivities, there is no shortage of disgustingly delectable dishes one can serve to party-goers with strong stomachs.