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Race the Reserve finishers from South Whidbey

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Here are the people from South Whidbey who ran in the Race the Reserve half marathon, 10K and 5K on Aug. 16. They are listed by overall place, name, city of residence, age and time.

Whidbey schools fail to meet federal standards, spurs letter to parents

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

In the next couple of weeks many parents of Whidbey students will receive letters indicating their elementary schools are failing them. According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, they are.

South Whidbey parks to consider new property, pay changes

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes to South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s employee compensation and benefits will be reviewed by the commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting behind closed doors. The nature of those changes and how the district would implement them will be discussed in executive session, which is closed to the public. Parks Executive Director Doug Coutts said it was closed because the commissioners will discuss individual employees’ compensation and performance. Some employees may earn more, and some may earn less if the plan is approved.

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.

SLIDESHOW | Procession for Paul Schell

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 11:34AM

Hundreds of people walked in and watched the procession for Paul Schell in Langley on Aug. 14, more than two weeks after he died unexpectedly following heart surgery complications.

No guts, no glory at Langley’s Soup Box Derby

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:34PM

Whidbey Island Winery barrels into Soup Box title.

Angi Mozer tapped as interim executive director for Port of South Whidbey

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Angi Mozer, Port of South Whidbey’s finance director, has a new baby and a new job. Fresh off maternity leave, Mozer was appointed as the interim executive director at a port commissioners meeting Aug. 12 — one day after she returned to work.

Whidbey Island Triathlon newcomer makes a splash

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The winner at the Whidbey Triathlon is a regular at the South End’s swim-bike-run race now in its 18th year.

Hannold secures second spot in commissioner race

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Treasurer’s race to start recount Monday with Hannold, Jacks, Nuñez and Grone in the running.

SLIDESHOW | 18th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Shots from the 18th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon, a 23.8-mile swim-bike-run race that takes racers from Goss Lake through the Bayview/Langley area and into Community Park, held on Saturday, Aug. 16.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ an awesome performance

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Kudos to director Jackie Apodaca and the entire cast of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Joni Takanikos & Friends present “Wild Untamed Beauty”

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Joni Takanikos presents “Wild Untamed Beauty” in an evening of music, poetry and other entertainments at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at Ott & Murphy Winery Cabaret in Langley.

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