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Anchor recovery is underway off Central Whidbey

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 10:57AM

Anchor Ventures LLC, the group of history hunters seeking to recover an anchor they believe is from the historic exploration of the Pacific Northwest's waterways by English explorer George Vancouver will begin their operation today around noon off the west side of Central Whidbey Island.

Crane on barge arrives to Central Whidbey anchor site

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

The crane arrived on a barge at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to the site of an anchor recovery off Central Whidbey Island.

Anchor successfully recovered from Puget Sound

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 7:00PM

An anchor believed by the recovery crew Anchor Ventures LLC to be from the HMS Chatham - part of the Captain George Vancouver expedition into the Pacific Northwest - was successfully raised from Puget Sound west of Central Whidbey Island today.

South Whidbey commemorates veterans at D-Day event

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jun 12, 2014 at 1:01PM

Around 100 people gathered at the Langley Middle School field on Friday morning to commemorate 11 Langley High School graduates who were killed in World War II and the Korean War.

Birds to study: Whidbey Audubon Society to display collection

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

On any given day, Robin Llewellyn can reach into the freezer compartment beneath her refrigerator and pull out a frozen surprise. Sometimes, it’ll be a bag of cranberries, sugar snap peas or free-range chicken. Other times, it’ll be something altogether different.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Anchor recovery a captivating story

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whether the rusty, barnacle-encrusted anchor gingerly raised from the swift waters off of Whidbey Island is truly a relic of Captain George Vancouver’s expedition remains to be seen. Nonetheless, the anchor’s recovery is a story of dedication, determination, mystery and adventure. In summary, it contains all of the elements of an engaging story.

Humor, home marks momentous day for South Whidbey graduates

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:33AM

For such an emotionally charged day, a watershed moment for a hundred or so South Whidbey High School seniors, the dominant expression was humor.

Concrete gets green with garden planting in Langley

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Many hands made light work of the Second Street garden features in Langley over the weekend.

SWHS student wins $2,000 scholarship

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Colton Sterba, a recent South Whidbey High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from The Fishin’ Club and Freeland ACE Hardware. The Fishin’ Club also awarded a $500 scholarship to an Oak Harbor High School student. Sterba, an avid fisherman, will attend the University of Washington, where he plans to further his education in a fisheries or environmental field.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The child you get is not always the one hoped for

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Such a howl of indignation has risen from Langley. Condominiums where the venerable Dog House once stood. And down the street, a sprawling three-story retail/condo complex along First Street, effectively walling off the remaining views of Saratoga Passage. But why should anyone be surprised? For years, the city has adopted an “anything for tourism” agenda: a multi-million dollar marina expansion, a $2 million tourist-friendly Second Street, and an $800,000 funicular — essentially a conveyor belt delivering tourists from Langley marina to downtown’s shops — is on the way.

No injuries from capsized sailboat at Lone Lake

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

A 14-foot Hobie sailboat on Lone Lake capsized Sunday, sending two men into the water and its 20-foot mast into the mud. No one was injured in the accident caused by strong wind gusts around 7 p.m. June 8, said South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Jon Beck. “There was nothing they could do,” he said.

South Whidbey brush fire put out by bystanders

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00PM

A small brush fire off Highway 525 and Midvale Road was put out by bystanders Friday night. “They just stomped it out with their feet,” said South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Jon Beck. “It was small enough that it wasn’t much of a problem.”

Thompson Road property finds buyer for $47,000 loss

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS is considering an offer for its 19.3-acre Thompson Road property at a $47,000 loss.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ballad of the Battle of the Western tent caterpillar

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, The barbarians have breached the garden gate, an army in yellow and black undulating forward at a horrifying rate – we wish to give them a thwack. A dazzling ball of writhing larva this horde of vegetarians, their voracious appetite is a marvel – we discover we are not libertarians.

Senior South Whidbey Falcons set softball team’s cheery tone despite record

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The batting average Chantel Brown put up this season is hard to believe, even for her South Whidbey head coach, Tim Collins, who fully believed in his senior first baseman and catcher.

Report on South Whidbey schools’ progress coming

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Progress toward the South Whidbey School District’s goal of having 100 percent of graduates “college and career ready” by 2020 will be the main topic at its board meeting Friday. School improvement plan updates will be given for each of South Whidbey’s four public schools: South Whidbey Elementary School, Langley Middle School, South Whidbey Academy and South Whidbey High School. The plans are the principals’ approach to increase student performance on metrics like standardized tests and attendance.

South Whidbey Cubs win Little League Andrade Tournament

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey Little League Cubs fought their way through the consolation bracket and a mercy-rule loss to win the Andrade Tournament in Oak Harbor this weekend.

Whidbey ROV team hosts fundraiser

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Atlantis Inc., an underwater remotely operated vehicle team that was the runner-up at the 2014 MATE Pacific Northwest regional competition, is holding a fundraiser Saturday, June 14, for a trip to attend the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Romania this August. Several performers will be at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland, including dancer Melyssa Smith, the Shifty Sailors, acoustic group The Barriotiques and musician Beverly Graham.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey High School graduation 2014

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shots from the graduation ceremony at South Whidbey High School on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bring Americans home to defend us from Americans

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:33PM

Editor, I just have to comment about guns and gun control issues. I am angry.

Road closure planned for Freeland's Celebrate America

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:39PM

Celebrate America, Freeland’s premier July 3 event, recently announced the event will result in several road closures. The following roads will be closed from 2 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 3:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Friends asked for help, community responded

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund would like to thank everyone who responded to our spring letter. Through the generosity of the people of South Whidbey, the group is able to continue helping South Whidbey neighbors with medically-related expenses who cannot afford to pay.

Island County transportation meetings delayed

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Meetings to discuss the Island County Transportation Element have been delayed and are pending reschedule. The meetings were to occur on Camano Island, in Oak Harbor and Freeland in late June. When rescheduled, the meetings will present poster displays, a mapping station and the opportunity to comment in writing on the county’s transportation needs and services.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A pulled knife, a man with a blow torch and pilfered mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 31 11:13 a.m. — A caller on Harbor View Drive reported two people fell off the bluff.

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