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EDITORIAL | Accidents happen; what mattered was city's response

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Oops. Last week, the Langley City Council voted to appoint Robin Black to fill a vacancy left by Councilwoman Margot Jerome. Trouble is, Jerome participated in the vote, which is against state law and nullified the decision.

Where a kid can be a kid: South Whidbey Children’s Center celebrates individualism, summer plans

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

For over 34 years the South Whidbey Children’s Center has provided the South End with progressive learning for each child’s natural curiosities.

SEA the future with South Whidbey park, group partnership

  • May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

A public/private partnership that some say is the future of state park stewardship was commemorated at South Whidbey State Park on Sunday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Foundation Gala raised $18,000 for schools

  • May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, On Saturday, April 26, the South Whidbey Schools Foundation held its annual Gala dinner and auction at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. It was an unqualified success, raising $18,000 to help fund projects and programs for teachers and their students. This was possible only because of the incredible support of the South Whidbey community.

Langley sailboat breaks free of mooring

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Langley resident Bob Smith’s sailboat took an unexpected ride last week. Smith said he launched the SV Cosie, a 22-foot Catalina sailboat, for the season earlier this month, but the tiny boat broke free of her mooring in high winds sometime during the night Monday, May 19.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer candidate thanks office volunteers

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I want to thank the group of Island County Treasurer’s Office volunteers who tirelessly appeared week after week during property tax season to assist the staff in opening mail and preparing payments for processing.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Recycle Park, Whidbey lucky to have BobbiLee

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I go to Island Recycle Park weekly at Bayview. Each week, I am not only greeted by a clean, organized environment, but there is this woman who is also there every week, named BobbiLee. She is always working, non-stop, but never too hard to stop and greet customers, say hello and offer a helping hand.

Yurt skylight taken from Langley merchant

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

Two well-known Langley merchants who annually construct a yurt near their First Street business may have to delay or forgo those plans this year. According to Fred and Sharon Lundahl, the skylight that makes up the top-most portion of the roof was taken from the parking lot of their shop, Music for the Eyes, on Saturday evening.

Clinton ferry bathrooms closed for repairs

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:00PM

The restrooms at the Clinton Ferry Terminal were temporarily closed May 27 for repairs. Portable toilets were set up outside on the covered causeway to cover for the service disruption.

Overtime goal kicks Falcons out of state

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:00PM

A whirlwind final two minutes yielded two goals for the South Whidbey boys soccer team in the 1A soccer tournament Saturday, though it was not enough to beat Quincy. The Quincy Jacks scored in the second minute of overtime and stunned the surging South Whidbey Falcons, who were eliminated from the state championship with a 3-2 loss.

15 South Whidbey athletes headed to 1A track and field meet

  • May 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey will have several quick-footed, sure-armed athletes at the state 1A championship meet this year. After the tri-district meet held in two rounds Thursday and Saturday, 15 Falcons on the track and field team will travel to Cheney for the state meet.

SLIDESHOW | Quincy Jacks boot South Whidbey Falcons from 1A boys soccer tournament

  • May 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Quincy withstood a flurry of goals in the final two minutes of regulation by South Whidbey and won 3-2 in overtime in a quarterfinal match of the Washington 1A boys soccer tournament May 24.

Yield, see the difference | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:26PM

South Whidbey Community Church, a traditional Christian fellowship, will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 S. Bayview Road.

Big halibut caught near Anacortes

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:07PM

This wasn’t the sort of fishing Brian Punch grew up around back home in Louisiana. Yet a tip he got from his dad when he was a boy resonated with him while he and two friends were fishing for halibut earlier this month near Anacortes. Punch’s friend, Aaron Manisi, asked him what he ought to do with some trout that stayed in his freezer too long.

First Street neighbors differ over Francisco's development proposal

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 9:50AM

Grumbling over a proposed six-story, 19,000-square-foot development has Langley buzzing.

Church celebrates members | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley United Methodist Church will honor milestones in the lives of congregation members at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at the corner or Third Street and Anthes Avenue, Langley.

Three South Whidbey High School juniors win Masonic Lodge scholarships

  • May 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Three South Whidbey High School juniors received a bit of help toward paying for college after they graduate in 2015.

Dedicated to peace; South Whidbey groups honored

  • May 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Theirs is a mission of peace, and some have been at it for more than a decade. Meeting at the Bayview Park and Ride every Saturday, rain or shine, they lobby for their cause. Many wave homemade signs with anti-war slogans, such as “Schools, not bombs,” or “War is not the answer.” One man holds a colossal wooden peace sign, a woman the American flag. Some chat happily with friends, others stand mute.

New photography gallery in Langley shoots for accessible art

  • May 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Dozens of crystal clear images are framed, matted and hung around Langley’s newest art shop, Poppybank Gallery.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Siphoned gas, an angry dad and a waving motorist

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 10 4:18 p.m. — A caller on Highway 525 reported gas being siphoned from multiple Uhaul trucks during the night.

Maxwelton salmon vigil continues

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:49AM

A stickleback and a whole lot of Western tent caterpillars don’t count, so the total for the day was one — a single cutthroat trout fry measuring barely one-inch long.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Best of Whidbey launches on South End

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Did you hear the starting pistol? The annual Best of Whidbey is underway. A true reader’s choice awards, winners proudly display their certificates won over the years in their respective businesses. You also see the official Best of Whidbey logo in advertising.

Rahman reflects on Sufism | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Imam Jamal Rahman returns to share reflections on Sufism and the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This service will include chanting in both Arabic and Hindi. Childcare and religious exploration for children will be provided.

Greenbank Women’s Center and Birth Center | New arrival

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Olivia Jane Swan was born at home on March 8, 2014, to parents Rebecca and Timothy.

The scripture of nature | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at 5671 Crawford Road. The title of the service is “The scripture of nature.” Doug Benecke returns for an exploration of the scripture of the natural world, with contributions from John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Merton, and others who inspire and lead us to worship in the cathedral of nature.

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