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Huge second quarter boosts Falcon girls over Tigers

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Led by 10 girls scoring for the South Whidbey basketball team, the Falcons rolled to a 43-32 victory over Granite Falls on Tuesd

State to reopen Holmes Harbor for short shellfish season

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Dec 21, 2014 at 9:37AM

Clammers will hit Holmes Harbor for the first time in nine years this spring, but their digging delight will be short lived.

Island County commissioners OK service fee changes

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

Fees for county public health services like septic inspections and water quality testing have been increased by 8 percent as part of a comprehensive fee schedule change.

Warming center for homeless to open in Langley

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey’s homeless may have access to the area’s first warming center come January.

EDITORIAL | Reopening of Holmes Harbor is a victory

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

For eight long years, Holmes Harbor has lived under a stain of poor water quality. With red signs on the beach warning people away, favorite pastimes became distant memories. But, at long last, the waters are finally clearing and state and local officials are preparing to reopen the beach for shellfish harvesting this spring.

No injuries from Oak Harbor drive-by shooting

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nobody was injured when someone fired a handgun into an Oak Harbor home and nearby vehicles this past week, according to the Oak Harbor Police Department. The Tuesday incident was the third drive-by house shooting on North Whidbey since April, but investigators don’t know if any of them are linked or what the motive might be.

South Whidbey Elementary holds food drive for Good Cheer

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Students at South Whidbey Elementary School have been exhibiting the spirit of giving this season with their annual holiday food drive. The food drive began on Dec. 3 and ended Wednesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Putney Woods travelers should exercise caution

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Putney Woods has been devastated by the latest wind storm and is very dangerous. The Back County Horsemen put together a work party to clear downed trees, but people should be aware of widow-makers, limbs and precarious leaning trees.

Langley City Council receives pins of excellence

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Mayor Fred McCarthy awarded five pins of excellence to city council members at their meeting Dec. 15. Instituted by McCarthy earlier this year, the pins are given to people for distinguished service or merit in Langley. To date, 30 have been awarded, with the five given to the council numbering 31-35.

Plumber turned chef cooks up new success with hot dog eatery

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

The handshake is the first indication that this is no ordinary hot dog vendor. Dean Parmenter’s hands have a rough feel, the byproduct of 37 years as a plumber. But the physical demands of plumbing caused Parmenter to rethink his future and reinvent himself.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | District District 2 can avoid problems ahead

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, For the past six years we have struggled in Diking District 1 to answer the same issues facing Diking District 2. We have learned: Diking Districts are “benefit assessment districts” and can only assess for benefits received.

Clinton couple crafts pens, quilts as gifts of thanks

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Candy Lincoln and her husband, Scott Lincoln, also a Vietnam War veteran, recently handed down their business Lincoln Computers to their son and are now spending their retirement giving back to veterans and service members with hand-crafted gifts of gratitude.

Event turns 20, returns to Langley

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 8:00PM

Sound Waters is coming back to South Whidbey for its 20th anniversary. The annual event began on the South End but has been held on Central and South Whidbey for the past five years. This year’s conference is Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Registration opens Jan. 4, and organizers advise participants to sign up early as classes historically fill up quickly.

SLIDESHOW | Fourth-quarter mistakes too much for Falcon boys to overcome

  • Dec 21, 2014 at 9:00AM

Granite Falls rallied from a 10-point deficit to defeat the South Whidbey boys basketball team 58-55 in Langley on Dec. 16.

NOTABLE | Animal Hospital by the Sea to match all donations through end of 2014

  • Dec 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Animal Hospital by the Sea in Langley will match all donations up to $5,000 for patients in need this holiday season. The fundraising campaign begins today and goes through the end of the year.

Icy streets lead to frosty merchants

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Thanksgiving weekend deep freeze led to icy roads and even more frigid feelings held by some Langley business owners. During the last regular Langley City Council meeting of the year, business owners Dan Haldeman and Kim Teller voiced their displeasure over the icy road conditions that lingered for days.

Safeway sold, will become Haggen

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Oak Harbor’s Safeway store will become a Haggen store as part of a larger deal involving 168 grocery stores across eight states.

South Whidbey Elementary PTA raises over $400 with annual Holiday Market

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 7:00PM

South Whidbey Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association raised just over $400 during its second annual Holiday Market Dec. 13. The bazaar-style market featured handmade local goods from 24 vendors, most of whom reside on Whidbey.

Tree thinning important for forest health, logger says

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 8:00PM

The crunch and crack of trees being felled and cleared echoed through the chilly, wet air of the Trillium Woods on Friday morning. About 20 people donned boots to traipse through a section of the Freeland forest’s 654 acres as part of a tour to see how the Whidbey Camano Land Trust manages the land. Led by Mike Janicki, owner of Janicki Logging & Construction which was brought in to “thin” the woods, the visitors asked about the practice of selecting trees for thinning, reflected on the property’s history and pondered its future.

Clinton bakers are sweetening up the holidays, one cookie at a time

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:02AM

Santa and his fleet of elven workers would be mighty proud of Gerry Betz and Larry Lowary, the masterminds behind the popular Tree-Top Baking. The baking duo, who only sell at the Bayview Farmers Market, treat the holidays like every other week during the market season.

Former Freeland banker gets year in prison

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

A former manager at the Freeland branch of Whidbey Island Bank who embezzled from a cash drawer was sentenced to prison Friday.

Whidbey hospital clinics among the best along I-5

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital clinics have been ranked among the top three along the Interstate 5 corridor, with Seattle and Bellingham clinics.

IT board sees new members appointed

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Dec 26, 2014 at 9:08AM

The leadership of Island Transit is going to be very different in the new year. The majority of board members have been replaced and will be working with a new interim director.

South Whidbey wrestling team wins head-to-heads, loses to forfeits

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey wrestling had the grapplers, but lacked the numbers to defeat Archbishop Murphy in a dual meet Thursday night in Everett.

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