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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Edible book festival saw solid growth

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation sincerely thanks all who participated, attended, or sponsored the second annual South Whidbey Edible Book Festival. The festival saw substantial growth: entries grew by 35 percent and attendance was 50 percent greater than the first year. Next year, the public can expect to see new categories in the competition.

COER touches down at Freeland church

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

A group of Central Whidbey residents fighting to close the U.S. Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville brought their case to Freeland Wednesday. Hosted by the Whidbey Island Fellowship of Reconciliation, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve leaders presented their case to a small crowd of about 15 people, several of whom were North Whidbey residents, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Falcons fastpitch recovers from rout, beats rivals

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Some times, it just isn’t your day. Such was the case for the South Whidbey fastpitch team against Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, April 22 when the Falcon girls were 10-runned in a 17-1 loss that ended after five innings because of a mercy rule.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Glendale decision makes Whidbey living good

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Kudos to the Island County Council for the reversal of their decision not to buy the Glendale property. This decision to allow the purchase to go through is a huge benefit to the folks living on the South End of our beautiful and wonderful island. All the people who have worked hard to get this done deserve a huge thank you from the South End population.

Court to upgrade audio, visuals

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County commissioners approved a $91,000 contract Monday with Dimensional Communications of Mount Vernon to upgrade the superior courtroom’s audio and visual systems.

South Whidbey Harbor expansion finally floats to finish

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 3:40PM

Friday was a day for celebration and a water show at South Whidbey Harbor, as South End representatives and community members gathered for the grand opening of the two new docks at the harbor.

Falcons secure first-ever Archbishop Wildcat sweep

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Brooms were out in full force as South Whidbey baseball swept Archbishop Murphy for the first time after a 2-0, combined no-hitter victory April 25 in front of a home crowd. “For us and for the program, that was just a huge series,” said Falcon head coach Tom Fallon.

Whidbey Island experienced IDIPIC volunteers needed

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County is seeking volunteer speakers for its heart-to-heart DUI/Underage Drinking prevention panels in Freeland.

Three Falcons score in soccer rout at Lakewood

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey’s boys soccer team scored five goalsa for the fourth time this season with a 5-1 rout of Lakewood on April 25. Three Falcons scored, with senior Jaidin Jones and sophomore Lucas Leiberman each booting in two goals. Kai da Rosa, a junior, also had a goal to keep pace as the team’s leading scorer.

Falcon tracksters triumph at Terrace Invite

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Competing against several 4A and 3A schools at the Terrace Invite, South Whidbey track and field had a strong showing April 26. The Falcons won the boys javelin, girls 800 meter and girls 1,600-meter relay. Senior Nick French extended his streak of first-place javelin finishes to seven meets with a mark of 173 feet. Teammate Maverick Christensen, a junior, had the second-best throw of his career with a distance of 133 feet, 4 inches. One other Falcon boy finished with a top-three place: Andy Madsen. The senior polevaulter finished in third place with a vault of 11 feet.

Hospital followed law buying Bayview property without appraisal, state says

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 1, 2014 at 6:47AM

Whidbey General Hospital did not have an appraisal done before it spent $2 million on a property in Bayview valued at $618,000 six years ago, and it turns out they didn’t have to.

Possession Beach floats reinstalled for boat season

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Port of South Whidbey staff installed boarding floats for Possession Beach and Bush Point beginning over the weekend.

Free shoreline workshop planned in Coupeville

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

A workshop aimed at teaching residents how to protect and maintain shoreline property will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. The event is hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Island County Marine Resources Committee. It will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen, a coastal processes expert, and an educational beach walk.

South Whidbey School District directors attend regional meeting

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors will travel for a special meeting to attend a state regional meeting in Lake Stevens on Wednesday, April 30.

Trust and congregations get heavy-duty on shrub removal at Saratoga Woods | KUDOS

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Members of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust joined with the Greening Congregations on Saturday, April 26, to remove invasive plants.

Langley artist featured in Seattle International Film Festival

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley animator Drew Christie explores homelessness through the eyes of a teenager in his new film “The Beast Inside,” debuting at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Help Mother Mentors support South Whidbey families at tea

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM updated May 1, 2014 at 1:46PM

When you’re home alone with a new baby and maybe a toddler too, it helps to have support and a friendly helping hand. That’s what Mother Mentors do.

Clinton man loses claim for Whidbey property

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

A Clinton man who maintains he is the chief of a Native American tribe that owns all of Whidbey Island recently lost his claim on a Central Whidbey property. Reuel E. Cohn, however, said the case is not over and he plans to appeal to the federal courts.

South Whidbey High School earns two state achievement awards | NOTABLE

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey High School has been recognized as a top-performing school in the state of Washington and received two honors in the 2013 Washington Achievement Awards.

Freeland businessman gives big to Good Cheer

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:46PM

Freeland resident Lucas Jushinski is making a difference on the South End in a big monetary way. For the month of May, Jushinski, owner of Island Alternative Medicine in Freeland, will match donations to Good Cheer up to $10,000. The money will be used to supply locally grown organic produce to the food bank.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey Harbor opens to community celebration

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:02AM

South End officials and representatives officially opened the two new docks at South Whidbey Harbor this Friday, April 25.

April 30 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

“Catt’s Number One, a 40-foot steel tugboat, checked its way triumphantly across the bay at Holmes Harbor Sunday evening, climaxing several hours of launching work and seven weeks of construction.

EDITORIAL | New boat company demonstrates hope for harbor project

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey Harbor’s expansion, the long-planned, shaped and reshaped project that sustained too many set backs to count, is finally complete. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place Friday afternoon and many a dignitary, from local officials to state and federal lawmakers, was in attendance. They played instrumental roles in making the project a reality, and their efforts should be congratulated, but perhaps the most important entity there was not a person at all. It was Whidbey Island Charters or, rather, what it represents.

Island County reviews flood mitigation plan with FEMA

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 1, 2014 at 6:57AM

Property owners facing flood risk will be under the county’s microscope in the coming months. The Federal Emergency Management Administration, or FEMA, started its regular review of county flood-related regulations as part of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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