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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.

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.

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.

Plenty of sass in Whidbey Children's Theater finale, ‘Puss in Boots’

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Children’s Theater will conclude its “Season of Happily Ever After” with an original adaptation of the classic European tale, “Puss in Boots.”

Voter forums held on Central Whidbey

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will hold a primary election forum on Central Whidbey next week.

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.

Planning board hones in on Langley's historic building demolition rules

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

As the city’s draft standards exist now, buildings that are at least 50 years old would qualify as historic structures. But the exceptions and the steps a building owner would have to go through need refining, according to the four board members at the meeting.

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.

Open water swimmer ranks swell on South Whidbey

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A couple of times a week for the past few months, a handful of swimmers identifiable only by their bobbing colorful caps, have taken to Goss Lake and Saratoga Passage off Langley.

Kids, Fireworks cause grass fire

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS was called out to Sunlight Beach Road after children accidentally caught a 30-by-30-foot patch of dry grass on fire with fireworks.

Freeland man proves he’s more than ‘also ran’

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Last month, Bill Brewer ran the longest race he’d competed in since he was a collegiate cross country runner.

City hosts Second Street party

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Second Street will have a city celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 9, a bit less than a month after the road officially reopened.

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.

Whidbey Coffee master Dan Ollis | Brewing success for 25 years

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

His iPad is a constant whirl of activity. Dan Ollis keeps the device handy for communication on the fly. As president of a buzzing coffee company with 122 employees, he’s often on the go, making the front seat of his black Chevy Tahoe his mobile office.

Whidbey crabbing season begins July 3

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shellfish season for delectable Dungeness and red rock crab begins July 3 around Whidbey Island. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 — all of the waters surrounding the island — open to recreational harvest Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 1.

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