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Canty and Forcier | MATRIMONY

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Jeremie Canty and Michelle Forcier of Freeland were married at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Mutiny Bay Beach. Their ceremony can be viewed on YouTube at

EDITORIAL | Port commissioners were right to wait

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Resisting a new-car smell that apparently still lingers at the 90-year-old Island County Fairgrounds, Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week agreed the board needs more information before it can decide whether or not to take on the role of property manager. In doing so, the board exercised restraint and sound judgment as stewards of public funds. One simply doesn’t drive an old Cadillac off the lot without first taking a peek under the hood.

New officer joins Langley police ranks

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley will welcome a new officer in an official swearing-in ceremony Monday. Officer Michael Beech will swear in as a member of the Langley Police Department during the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Beech served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and worked for the Island County Sheriff’s Office for two decades.

Bryant and Reeves | MATRIMONY

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

David and Rose Bryant wish to announce that their son David Bryant will be married to Brittani Reeves on August 18, 2014.

Take a walk on the Whidbey side during the art tour

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Sue Taves may not be able to turn water into wine; but she can turn stone into water. Taves, who has been sculpting since the early 1990s, has been working with the theme of natural elements in her work for the past several years. Most recently, Taves said, she has been exploring waves, their shapes and volumes, the way the light plays on their surfaces.

Sweet Mona’s changes venue

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique has moved across the street in Langley and is planning a grand opening of its new location next week.

Remembering Dear John letters, and my own dearly loved John | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Are you old enough to remember what a “Dear John” letter was? I’m not sure if such a thing still exists in this day of instant communication with our devices; perhaps now you simply text the person you want to “dump” and do it. But, during several of our assorted wars, large and small, when a soldier on deployment received a “Dear John” letter, it meant that the person supposedly waiting for him to return was, in fact, not going to wait after all, and was informing him of the situation in that letter. We all knew what “getting a Dear John letter” meant.

South End gets Toastmasters club

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Toastmasters club of South Whidbey, known as South Whidbey Sound Off, is officially chartered.

Useless Bay Golf Club tackles cancer treatment in fundraiser

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Cancer treatment and patients got a bit of aid from a fundraiser at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club recently.

Missionary visits Langley Methodist church

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Rev. Jean Claude Masuka Maleka, a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, will speak at Langley United Methodist Church next week.

Island County plans another wildlife hearing

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Island County planners have scheduled a public hearing to review commissioner suggested changes to the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation guidelines at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 25.

Island County to dispose of 35 laptops

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

County commissioners are considering the disposal of dated laptops used by Island County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives. Due to new technology requirements this year, new laptops have been purchased for the department.

Freeland meal packaging event to help children in need across Africa, Caribbean, U.S.

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

Mike Mellison, a retired part-time Freeland resident and full-time humanitarian, is helping the Whidbey community lend a hand to others. At 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Mellison and other volunteers will gather at the Island Church of Whidbey in Langley to assemble nutritious meals for kids in need.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Voters’ support in District 3 commissioner race was greatly appreciated

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I would like to thank the large number of voters who supported me in the primary election for Island County commissioner District 3. It was an honor to lead a large field of candidates and I appreciate your confidence. Our communities deserve leaders who will listen and represent every resident. Our citizens deserve access to good public transportation and to educational institutions. Our seniors deserve to age in place in the communities they helped build. Our residents deserve the best safety services from first responders and to the county emergency management team. Our islands must be environmentally protected so we have access to clean water and our rural life style is maintained.

Battle for The Bucket: Coupeville regains rivalry trophy against South Whidbey

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Coupeville football bent and bent and refused to break in a 35-28 win over South Whidbey to retake the trophy, The Bucket, in another classic island rivalry game.

Bayview station changes reviewed

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Changes to the proposed Bayview fire station will be presented to the South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioners Thursday night. Almost a year after modifying original plans for two separate buildings at the Bayview site, located between Good Cheer Food Bank and Bayview School, Carletti Architects are scheduled to present their updated designs at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Freeland station conference room.

Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest kicks off Saturday

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Good Cheer Food Bank will ring in the weekend with their annual Harvest Party and Music Fest.

Island County commissioner candidate Hannold to visit Clinton

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Rick Hannold, a District 3 candidate for Island County’s board of commissioners, will be in Clinton later this month. The Camano Island Republican is scheduled for a meet and greet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Clinton Community Hall.

Whidbey orchestra sounds call for new players

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Whidbey Island Community Orchestra is looking for new members. Auditions are not held, as the orchestra accepts musicians of all skill levels.

Paratransit service cuts run deep on South End, meeting planned

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Multiple sclerosis is a maddeningly mysterious autoimmune disease that leaves each of its victims with a unique progression of symptoms.

Phony 9-1-1 call preceded Clinton bank heist; ruse was used before, cops say

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 9:08PM

Wells Fargo in Clinton was robbed Monday. The Island County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the bank was hit by a lone gunman. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and in an unusual move used a bank employee’s vehicle as a getaway car.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | When you’re having fun, only today matters

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

You know the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” and it’s never been more true than this summer. Just a few days ago, it seems, we were celebrating the Fourth of July, and here we are now, listening to endless “back to school sales” blather and having planned our Labor Day festivities. If it continues to fly by at this rate, we’ll be picking up the Thanksgiving turkey before we turn around twice.

Seattle chamber makes Schell site

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

Paul Schell’s legacy will live on in many ways around Seattle and Langley and now online. The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce created as a way to remember his deeds, words and life. Leading up to a large memorial service Oct. 8 in Seattle, people are invited to comment or post through social media sites using the hashtag #OurPaulSchell or #ourpaulschell.

Picnic to foster Clinton spirit

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin. In the case of the first-ever Clinton Town Picnic this Saturday, those pumpkins will be hurtling through the air after being launched from a trebuchet, all in the name of building a stronger community identity for the sprawling unincorporated area of Island County.

EDITORIAL | Critical area rules require moderation

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

A farmer digs an irrigation ditch for a nearby field. It begins as nothing more than a dirt trench, but it doesn’t take long for grass to line its banks. Later that greenery is joined by shrubs, blackberry bushes and eventually trees. At some point, fish or even beaver may move in and call it home.

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