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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Larsen has lost his way, vote Lapointe

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Democrats have a choice this year. Americans are held in thrall to party politics. We are told for whom to vote. Democrats are expected to vote for the candidate bestowed with the magical “D.” The two major parties gerrymander congressional districts to ensure incumbents remain safe. It’s all about maintaining the status quo, not about representing people or fixing our nation’s problems. The result is the mess in Congress.

Dying starfish stump experts

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 8:49AM

Starfish are one of Charlie Seablom’s favorite aquatic animals to discover. The pisaster starfish, known officially as a “seastar,” has the traditional five limbs and comes in a wide variety of colors. The orange-colored sunflower sea star grows to be far bigger, can have up to 24 legs and can “run” quite quickly.

Celebrate America, still wowing crowds after 20 years

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The 20th annual Celebrate America, South Whidbey’s day-before-Independence-Day fireworks display, went out with a bang Thursday. Twenty minutes of booms, sparkles and bombs-a-bursting lit up the cloudy sky over Holmes Harbor and entertained hundreds at Freeland Park. The seven-hour party, all put on by South Whidbey Assembly of God with donations from dozens of people and businesses, saw scores wander through for food, bounce houses, face painting, music and, of course, fireworks.

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.

Whidbey authors, environmentalists pen title for land trust

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 9:49AM

When Elizabeth Guss first arrived on Whidbey Island, she felt that she was home. Her affinity with the island never waned and Guss, along with friends Janice O’Mahony and Mary Richardson, has worked to preserve its natural treasures. Most recently the trio joined creative forces to pen a new book entitled “Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land.”

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.

Freeland sewers may top $9 million

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The price tag for sewers in Freeland’s commercial core could hit $9.4 million, and monthly bills for customers may be the highest on Whidbey Island, according to preliminary cost estimates.

Helping hands come together to make light work at Clinton’s Hammons Preserve

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

A group of energetic Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers convened at the Hammons Preserve in Clinton last Friday to care for conifer trees that were planted this spring as part of a forest restoration project.

Publisher's Column | Keep telling us what you want in the SWR

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

Not only are we adding new online-only subscribers, we’re seeing growth in our print subscriptions as well.

South Whidbey grad gets engaged

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:12AM

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bakeman of Freeland are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Frances Bakeman, to Matthew Tullis, son of Michael and Sheri Tullis of Redmond.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Soup Kitchen in Langley is town’s best kept secret

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:23AM

Question for you: where do you go to find a healthful, delicious, affordable lunch served Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Langley? I have a suggestion and it’s The Soup Kitchen at the Island Church of Whidbey, located on the corner of Sixth Street and Cascade Avenue.

Whidbey son graduates USMC officer school

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:13AM

Chandler Thompson, 23, graduated June 25 from The Basic School, an officer training command, in Quantico, Virginia.

Kinzebach | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Brandi Avance of Coupeville is the mother of a new baby boy.


  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Jerrold Scriver III and Meggan Hagen of Clinton welcomed home their new baby girl last month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New reporter wrote a great Garden Tour story

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Kudos to you and your new reporter, Kate Daniel, for the wonderful article on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour. We are sure it helped make this year’s tour a resounding success with the highest attendance since 2008.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Group’s creditability continually weakened

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:15AM

I see the president of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is really trying to make a name for himself and his group of “concerned citizens.”

Whidbey authors pen title for land trust

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Whidbey residents Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson co-authored "Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land." Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Clinton university students bring home the grades at two Washington colleges

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:26AM

A host of college students from South Whidbey made honor roll at their schools this spring.

Former Falcon to join Hawaii college soccer team

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:12PM

The South Whidbey Falcon soccer season is long over for Trey Adams, yet his workouts continue almost every day and every week.

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.

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.

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.

Marysville man jumps from Clinton-Mukilteo ferry

  • Jul 13, 2009 at 8:42AM updated Jul 17, 2009 at 10:48AM

A 62-year-old Marysville resident parked his 1978 Chevrolet pickup on board the midnight ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton and jumped overboard Sunday.

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