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South Whidbey students back for new school year

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

School is in session at the South Whidbey School District. Kids put away their swimsuits and donned their backpacks today, bidding farewell to summer break as a new school year began.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jitney service a better fit for Langley than lift

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, In regards to the marina elevator project: In Langley, a lift for some would be a downer for many. I, for one, would be extremely saddened by the loss of view from Camano Avenue out to Saratoga Passage should the bridge and elevator project for the marina area become a reality.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Proposed Langley lift would be an eyesore

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I can’t seem to decide what the proposed “Langley Lift” looks like. A cruise ship loading terminal? A multi-modal coal transfer facility? Or is it the jetway at gate S12 at Sea-Tac?

KUDOS | Northwest Institute of Literary Arts class graduation

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50PM

The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts held its commencement for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The graduation was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 9 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center. From left to right, graduates Jackie Haskins, Chelsea Knorr, Lawrence Cheek (faculty), Ana Maria Spagna (faculty), Iris Graville and Gina Warren.

EDITORIAL | Freeland pedestrian concerns are valid

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

State lawmakers and road officials will convene with Freeland residents, business leaders and representatives of the Island County Housing Authority this month. The topic under discussion: pedestrian safety associated with Sunny View Village, a 26-unit affordable housing development currently under construction in Freeland. The project has taken a lot of flak over the years, some of it warranted and some of it not so much. Safety, however, is not a baseless complaint and this is one concern that decision-makers should not take lightly or simply cast off as just another gripe from nimbies who don’t like the development.

Lawmaker agrees to vet Sunny View pedestrian concerns

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 11:52AM

With ceremonial hardhats on their heads and golden shovels in their hands, six years of funding and permit hurdles seemed to melt away for a group of dignitaries at a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Freeland.

Whidbey Island Area Fair’s open exhibition winners

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50PM

These are the winners in food preservation and baked goods at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Memorial Zylstra flagpole receives needed face lift

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:47PM

A flag now flies in front of the county’s historic court house building on a pole that has been broken for more than 10 years.

Recount secures Grone’s spot in treasurer race

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:47PM

Former chief deputy treasurer Wanda Grone will face her former boss during November’s general election after a close primary.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | A slanderous mother, a false child abuse report and vandalism

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:47PM

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Friday, Aug. 15 2:54 a.m. — A loud, barking dog was reported, but its exact location on Fox Spit Road was unknown. In the past, the white Great Pyrenees wandered in the street.

Clinton girl qualifies for Washington State Fair in dressage

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50PM

Bucking the flair, adornment and speed of most equestrian competitions, Emma Scotthanson of Clinton will take part in Washington State Fair’s dressage competition.

South Whidbey School Board seeks interim director

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey School District board member Fred O’Neal is resigning from the board after over seven years of service, as announced at the Aug. 27 business meeting.

Safety fair in Freeland to focus on emergency preparation

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:53PM

Learn what materials and preparations can help during an emergency at a safety fair Wednesday, Sept. 3. Hosted by Puget Sound Energy in its Freeland community office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Island County Emergency Management team, Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, South Whidbey Fire/EMS and PSE will advise people on what they can do to prepare.

Beyond Skill: Figurative painter Golucho visits Whidbey

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:49PM

Throughout the art world, Spanish painter Golucho’s works are regarded as emotional, provocative and masterfully crafted. But according to the painter, philosopher and poet, his artistic technique is a vessel through which he delivers a much deeper message.

Six Bowls project unites a community with shared stories, recipes, art

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:49PM

One year ago, six ceramic and glass artists shaped six unique bowls which would pass through the hands of six poets and dozens of island residents, uniting the Whidbey community in gatherings and conversations about life, art, food and more.

Whidbey, Puget Sound crabbing season ends

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:51PM

Crabbing for most of Washington is over for now. The season officially ended Sept. 1 in all marine areas except those around the San Juan Islands.

Whidbey fair group seeks lease extension

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:51PM

The Island County Fair Association has requested that its current lease on the fairground property be extended until April 1, 2015 to allow county leadership time to discuss the property’s future. Island County commissioners will discuss the request, received by letter Aug. 27, at today’s regular work session.

Weekend ride may cause Whidbey traffic congestion

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:48PM

Drivers should prepare for lots of bicyclists on the roads of Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties this weekend as the Bike MS Deception Pass Classic is Sept. 6-7, the state Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Digital subscribers are getting ripped off

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Your digital edition costs the same as your delivered edition. It includes the same ads. Since the digital edition does not have the materials and labor/delivery costs of the print edition, I have to assume that your digital customers are being greatly ripped off.

Lind’s pharmacy considers corporate ties

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A longtime South Whidbey pharmacist struggling with industry changes is considering a prescription for corporate ownership.

KUDOS | Volunteers remove invasive English holly from the Saratoga Woods Preserve

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers take a break during a stewardship work party at the Saratoga Woods Preserve outside of Langley. Volunteers spent the morning removing invasive English holly from the forest understory and closing a side trail that was causing erosion. To learn how to volunteer with the Land Trust at a stewardship work party, visit or contact Ida Gianopulos at or 360-222-3310. From left to right: Candy Charlwood, Janet Johnston, Jim Redd, Rob Craig, Dennis Willson, Maria Moon,Gretchen Luxenberg and Fritz Funk. Volunteers not pictured: John Boone, John Joynt.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit Director Martha Rose should stay

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, This is my opinion based on my experience working with Island Transit: 1. We would not have Island Transit without Martha Rose.

Whidbey coho derby swims under new leadership

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey Island’s annual silver salmon derby continues this year with a new host. Instead of being organized by the Puget Sound Anglers, which lost its Whidbey Island chapter last year, Sebo’s Do-It Center will run the show as the event’s major sponsor with help from the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club and South Whidbey Sons of the American Legion.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Fishing a worthy Whidbey tradition

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

“Set the hook, set the hook,” yelled my maddened grandfather. Well, there was no third-time’s-a-charm in this case. I couldn’t have been more than 6, my pole was bent in half, the reel screaming and my feeble yanks to “set the hook” proved too much for him. With a mumbled “Here, let me help,” I was relieved of my burden and looked down to find my pole replaced with a net.

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