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EDITORIAL | County made right move with pot shops

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

It’s not official, but chances are good that South Whidbey will become home to two of Island County’s new retail marijuana stores. South End business owners Maureen Cooke and Lucas Jushinski have both submitted applications to the state to open shops in Bayview and Freeland. Yet ironically, despite the passage of I-502 in 2012, it appears these early entrepreneurs will owe their existence — if they are successfully permitted — to Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson, a South Whidbey Democrat, and Jill Johnson, a Oak Harbor Republican.

Two business owners eye South Whidbey cannabis stores

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

A well-known Langley businesswoman may become the first person to open a retail marijuana store on the South End.

Filing week yields several surprises in Island County

  • May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

The election season turned a little ugly even before filing week was over.

Falcon season on the brink after shootout loss

  • May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey’s boys soccer season is on the brink of ending after a 2-1 shootout loss to Blaine on Thursday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bird column on predatory felines a timely reminder

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Thanks to Frances Wood for her timely reminder to keep cats indoors in her article on California quail. The quail are one of the most vulnerable birds, along with our ground nesters: the juncos, sparrows and towhees. The chipmunks and Douglas squirrels are also easy prey for cats.

Centennial Garden earns more green from main street ceremony

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Langley Centennial Garden received the Green Community award at the Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony from the Washington Main Street program on May 7 in Wenatchee.

South Whidbey top doubles team claims district title

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey’s first doubles team of Amelia Weeks and Tess Radisch claimed the 1A District 1 girls tennis title after losing a combined four games in the matches Tuesday.

South Whidbey School Board chooses new student rep

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Reganne Brown was chosen as the new student representative on the South Whidbey School Board for the 2014-2015 school year. The board heard from six students during their interview process on Wednesday, May 14, including: Macey Bishop, Emma Lungren, Anna Lynch, Kara Mead and Sophia Stoughton.

Falcon senior boy wins district triple jump title, several girls make finals

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey senior Kale Reichersamer took first place at the first day of the 1A District track and field championships May 14.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hearts & Hammers story was excellent

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Thank you for the excellent article about Hearts and Hammers Work Day on May 3. The article captured the various ways that the organization’s volunteers help homeowners remain in their homes when they can’t manage all the tasks themselves.

Port of South Whidbey works out details with IBA

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Port of South Whidbey and Island Beach Access have moved forward to install access signs for public beach areas on the South End. During the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13, members from the beach access group further explained their plans to establish signs and communicate to the public the access points both on land and water sides.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Take note, 100 Deadly Days of Summer is here

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend: a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time, and nice weather. Seen from another angle, lots of folks are driving, some of the drivers are impaired. In 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during those 100 Deadly Days of Summer 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States and 2.36 million were injured.

SLIDESHOW | Penalty kick shootout goes South Whidbey's way

  • May 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jaidin Jones scored a pair of goals in regulation and made a penalty kick in the overtime shootout May 13 against Cascade Christian to keep South Whidbey's hopes of reaching the 1A state boys soccer tournament alive.

SLIDESHOW | Doubles teams power South Whidbey girls to team District 1 title

  • May 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey's two doubles teams boosted the Falcons to their second consecutive 1A District 1 title after hosting the tournament May 13.

County plans for Clinton trail

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2014 at 12:04PM

Clinton may be the next beneficiary of a long-range county plan to build a paved trail that stretches the length of Whidbey Island.

Shortened moratorium unlikely, says Langley city planner

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Shortening Langley’s historic building demolition moratorium to 30 days is not likely, said the city’s planning director.

17 Falcon track and field athletes qualify for regional meet

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey will be well represented at this week’s 1A tri-district track and field meet after 17 athletes qualified at the 1A District 1 championships.

Former Island County Commissioner Emerson seeks Kitsap auditor seat

  • May 20, 2014 at 6:00PM updated May 23, 2014 at 8:26AM

Kelly Emerson hasn’t left politics behind. Emerson surprised many by resigning her position as Island County commissioner earlier this month. She is a Republican and represented District 3.

Second doubles team from South Whidbey makes girls tennis tri-district cut

  • May 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey’s second doubles team won a loser-out match in the 1A District 1 girls tennis tournament Friday to qualify for the tri-district meet Wednesday in Seattle.

Dance to the old standards on the South End

  • May 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Take the stage with swing, tango, rumba or more to the tunes of Triptych, a big-band style group.

Robin Black tapped for Langley City Council seat

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 9:32AM

Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy cast the tie-breaking vote Monday night in the nomination of Robin Black as the newest city council member.

EDITORIAL | First Street proposals evidence of successful economic development

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s working. Large, expensive public works projects driven by visions of economic development have begun to bear fruit in Langley. In the past month alone, two property owners have come forward with plans to sink big bucks into new developments on First Street.

Cedar Park takes tri-district baseball title

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Although hoping to gain a number one seed and homefield advantage in the state tournament, South Whidbey’s baseball team lost the 1A tri-district title to Cedar Park Christian 5-2.

Island County Grange contests sends several to state | KUDOS

  • May 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County-wide Grange contests held at Deer Lagoon from May 9–10 will send 51 entries to the state level in June. Categories included arts, crafts, baking, canning, sewing, embroidery and quilting.

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