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Three Falcon runners finish in top-20 at Sehome Invitational

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey cross country had three runners finish in the top 20 of their divisions at the Sehome Invitational on Saturday in Bellingham.

Commissioners to decide on Langley rural event center

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

A rural event center permit issued to Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley has been appealed by neighbors who aren’t too excited about weddings in their Bayview Road neighborhood.

South Whidbey volleyball bounces back at Granite Falls

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 4:18PM

Behind Falcon senior Abby Hodson’s 21 kills, South Whidbey bounced back from a first-set loss at Granite Falls on Thursday to win in four sets.

SLIDESHOW | Roster change reverses Falcon boys tennis fortunes against University Prep

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey boys tennis had a change in its varsity lineup that paid off against University Prep, reversing an earlier 3-2 loss for a 3-2 win on Oct. 7 at South Whidbey High School.

Arts board plans plaza party, future work

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Langley City Council approved the Langley Arts Commission’s recommendation Monday to display “Ocean Waves” and “Sun Catcher” in the plaza on Second Street for a year. Now the arts commission is preparing for an unveiling party at 5 p.m. on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31

South Whidbey girls soccer’s winless streak extends

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey girls soccer is having a tough season. The Falcons (0-9-0 Cascade Conference, 0-10-0 overall) suffered another defeat Thursday, a 6-1 loss to the Granite Falls Tigers.

Nat Geo adventurer to visit Coupeville, Clinton libraries

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

Athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis is coming to Whidbey Island later this month.

Island County Fairgrounds up for discussion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

Managing the Island County Fairgrounds will be considered and discussed at Tuesday’s Port of South Whidbey commissioners meeting. Port leaders were asked by Island County to consider running the nearly 13-acre property in Langley best known for hosting the annual Whidbey Island Area Fair, formerly the Island County Fair. Commissioners from the port district, charged with economic development, agreed to review the feasibility of managing the aged facilities, which are under the contracted stewardship of the Island County Fair Association until April.

WSU presses port on Greenbank Farm, management options still being sought

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

A plan to revamp Greenbank Farm and increase its economic viability won’t be considered by the Port of Coupeville until next year.

Freeland resident proves himself worthy of knighthood

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Nicholas Zefferys stepped to the front of the room to formally introduce himself at a recent Rotary of South Whidbey meeting, his acquaintances were unprepared for the tremendous series of events their “quiet,” and “unassuming” fellow member would unfurl.

Candidates vie for voter favor at Freeland election forum

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

There was more than one surprise at Wednesday’s candidate forum in Freeland where both local and national issues were discussed by general election candidates. Island County commissioner candidate Rick Hannold told the audience that the threat of global warming is largely overstated.

Fight for homeless continues on South End

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Judy Thorslund knows firsthand the importance of “empowerment through community.” President of the board of directors for the non-profit South Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Thorslund has spent decades working to help those without permanent housing and is no stranger to nights spent out in the cold — she was once homeless herself. With Whidbey Island’s homeless now estimated to number in the hundreds, it’s an issue Coalition members like her say is crying out for public attention. Some needs to be done, and the group is ready to lead the way.

SLIDESHOW | Greenbank man wins Whidbey Island Coho Derby

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

David Bagley of Greenbank won the 2014 Sebo's Whidbey Island Coho Derby with an 11-pound, 14-ounce silver salmon caught off Lagoon Point trolling a cut plug herring.

EDITORIAL | Public art, culture is a worthy expenditure

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Publicly funded art is like blown glass — it’s lovely to some, considered dangerous by others. The perspective, it seems, rests in the eye of the beholder.

Whidbey violinist will play at Skagit Symphony season opening concert

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, an award-winning 17-year-old violinist, will be joining the Skagit Symphony for the opening of their 35th, 2014-15 season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer’s help comes too late

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, There’s something really amazing about the concern our county treasurer is suddenly having for taxpayers. This week citizens who use the DOXO online email platform received “courtesy” second-half tax payment reminders from “Maria Nuñez, CPA”, who just happens to be an incumbent who (surprise) is being challenged in a re-election bid next month.

Discovering the toxins in furniture, bodies featured in film at Clyde

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Ecumenical Greening Congregations of South Whidbey are sponsoring a showing of the film, “Toxic Hot Seat,” which addresses the “ubiquitous presence” of chemical and flame retardants in furniture, carpets and the human body.

Whidbey wineries gain top honors at Seattle Wine Awards

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 11:00AM

Langley’s Ott & Murphy Wines topped the list of Whidbey Island winners at the Seattle Wine Awards this month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Drop the Langley Lift negativity

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, The upgraded Port of South Whidbey marina in Langley has been a slow, and well managed project. It’s incredible the many layers of local, state, and federal regulations there were to wade through on this waterfront project. The Port of South Whidbey did a great job with all that wading. Thanks.

MATRIMONY | Whidbey couple celebrates 60 years of marriage this month

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

Brenda and Don Wilkins will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16.

Navy revising Environmental Impact Study to include more Growlers

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Navy says it is revising its Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers to include up to 36 additional aircraft based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Public meetings to gather public comment will be held in late October.

Sheriff cans Island County detective following sexual harassment charges

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 2:00PM

The deputies’ guild is seeking arbitration on the Island County sheriff’s decision to fire a detective accused of sexual harassment.

Goss Lake gets water hydrant

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Goss Lake Park Community Association is celebrating the addition of a new fire hydrant. King Water Company installed it Friday, Oct. 3, on the corner of Pintail Road and Huckleberry Lane, according to Ann Swenson, a neighborhood resident.

Wedding tour tickets available

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tickets are on sale now for the Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour. Participants will take a shuttle tour of four South Whidbey event locations noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

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