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Island County approves contested Langley rural event center

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County commissioners approved Monday the permit for a rural event center issued to the Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley.

Island County considers park building cut

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County parks officials have proposed the demolition of a concrete structure at Driftwood Beach Park near Coupeville. The building was relinquished by the U.S. Navy to Island County several years ago and has been used by the Sheriff’s Department for storage, according to a memorandum from Parks Superintendent Jan vanMuyden. The storage is no longer needed and the fences are in disrepair.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commons commits to continuation as community center

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, One of the really great things about this community is our collective passion and commitment to causes that make a difference. The South Whidbey Commons has been a beneficiary of this caring support for many years, and especially this year.

Sheriff to lift burn ban in Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown provided yet another sign that summer is over this week.

SLIDESHOW | Cross country takes over South Whidbey High School for annual invite race

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

A total of 37 cross country teams flocked to South Whidbey High School's Waterman Field on Sept. 20 for the annual South Whidbey Invitational 5K race.

SLIDESHOW | Volleyball teams from South Whidbey place 2nd, 4th at own tournament

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey's varsity volleyball team finished in second place at its namesake invitational tournament Sept. 20 out of a field of 16 teams. The Falcon junior varsity girls placed fourth overall.

Commissioners approve fish, wildlife update for Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 25, 2014 at 9:17AM

No one is happy with fish and wildlife protection regulations approved Monday, but Island County commissioners are saying it’s a place to start.

Whidbey grower develops claimed cure-all strain

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Mathew Gordon experimented on himself to perfect what he claims is a medicine that can cure everything from hepatitis C to bee stings.

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.

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