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Historic group eyes Langley Middle School

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Preservation and identification remain the major undertakings for Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission. The commission’s chairman, Bob Waterman, gave a semiannual update to the city council Monday night, showing off the mockup of new plaques the group designed for buildings on the city’s register. Currently, seven buildings are on the city’s official list — a voluntary registration — of historic places.

October memorial for Schell planned

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

A celebration of life for Paul Schell will be held in Seattle this October. The event begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, in Seattle. The date was set for Schell’s birthday. He would have been 77.

Easement stops Central Whidbey pot production plans

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is withdrawing its application. Ester Bandelin Rodriguez said the planned Coupeville-based Salish Sea Industries is withdrawing its land-use permit request due to federal regulation conflicts.

South Whidbey alumna claims volleyball MVP honor at Central Washington

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Linden Firethorne torched the competitors at the Hampton Inn Wildcat Volleyball Invitational last weekend for the Central Washington Wildcats.

Port of South Whidbey moves forward with fair study plans

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Following through with a board consensus last month to study any fairgrounds management proposal carefully, Port of South Whidbey commissioners Tuesday agreed to seek county and state grants to fund an in-depth study.

Transportation, capital plans OK’d by Island County commissioners

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 3:58PM

Two six-year plans, for capital improvement and transportation, were adopted Monday by Island County commissioners during the board’s regular business meeting.

Where there’s WILL there’s a way: Community investor program offers viable lending alternative

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

A quiet and relatively new community-backed financing program, WILL offers islanders with insufficient or poor credit history a chance to secure low or even 0-percent interest loans. Lacking many of the requirements and hurdles common with banks, lending can be accomplished quickly and is contingent more on a great idea and a solid business plan than insufficient credit history.

South Whidbey ROV team wins at Black Sea event

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Atlantis Inc. remotely-operated vehicle team of teenagers from South Whidbey is now an international champion. The group won first place in the high school division at the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Romania, to which the Freeland-based team was invited after placing at the MATE ROV Competition in 2013.

Ferries division considers late-night Clinton cuts

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Anyone hoping to catch a late-night ferry back to Whidbey Island in the future may be out of luck.

Wolves nip Falcon girls soccer start

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Coupeville won the girls soccer match against rival South Whidbey 2-1 on Tuesday.

Whidbey Pregnancy Care Clinic to hold 2-mile walk for wee ones

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Pregnancy Care Clinic will host its annual 2-mile Walk for the Wee Ones at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in downtown Langley. The walk is a fundraising event to benefit the clinic, which provides free and confidential services to expectant mothers and families including ultrasound scans, counseling, classes and pregnancy testing.

EDITORIAL | WILL is an inspiration, example for others

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Grumbling about the economy, taxes and the ever increasing cost of gummy bears is a pastime common the globe over. Whether home is the South of France, Beijing, a hut in the Sahara or Whidbey Island, people just love to complain about finances.

Transit leaders vow to re-examine free-fare service

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island Transit will hire an outside consultant to conduct a study on whether it makes sense to charge fares on buses.

Langley gets jazzed for DjangoFest Northwest

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

When Nick Lehr proposed the idea of a two-band, two-day DjangoFest to Stacie Burgua in 2000, she thought he might be crazy.

Open class exhibition winners of the 2014 Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following are the winners of the open class exhibitions at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

KUDOS | South Whidbey graduates from Skagit Valley College

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 9:00AM

The following South Whidbey students graduated from Skagit Valley College in June.

BaRC Re-tail store helps animals, environment

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

A year after the creation of the BaRC Re-tail Store, charged with taking reusable items out of the garbage stream, the Central Whidbey venue is thriving.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rebecca Wagner is the right choice for auditor

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, With elections fast approaching, it is time to evaluate the candidates for elected offices, including our county government. This year we have the good fortune of having a choice for auditor. When looking for the qualities necessary to fill this position, experience, credentials, and integrity are at the top the list in my opinion. Rebecca Wagner is a certified public accountant with experience working in an auditor’s office as an accountant. She now works for Senior Services of Island County as finance director which is where I have gotten to know her professionally.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Be an informed voter, attend League forums

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, With summer on Whidbey Island a fading memory, it’s time to pay attention to the candidates who are running for elected office and the ballot measures that will be before us in the general election on Nov. 4.

Be heard over business zoning in Langley

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

A potential business zoning change to Langley will have a public hearing Monday.

City of Langley asked to back gun sales checks

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

Langley may side with Initiative 594, the measure on Washington’s general election ballot about closing firearm sales loopholes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Paying for the paper is wrong

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I thinks it’s wrong to charge a fee to be able to read the newspaper on the internet. A lot of people don’t have money to subscribe to the paper, it’s expensive and not much in it to begin with.

Parks and Recreation District to install court plaque

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 4:00PM

Community Park’s new basketball court will soon receive an accompanying commemorative plaque and mount.

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