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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.

South Whidbey Sheriff's Report | Bank robbery, turning in family, high-speed bike chase

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Falcon tennis lineup shakeup reverses course against University Prep

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

With an eye on the district tournament starting in less than two weeks, South Whidbey boys tennis had a major shuffle of its lineup against University Prep on Tuesday.

Langley prepares for legal battles with 2015 budget

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley is considering increasing its legal fees budget for 2015. Mayor Fred McCarthy presented a draft budget for next year and noted several changes, including a major decrease overall — revenues and expenditures — because the city will not undertake any major capital projects such as the Second Street redesign that began in January and ended in June this year. The 2015 budget also includes a $15,000 increase in its legal fees in anticipation of litigation over the firing of a former Langley Police Department officer and a sewer dispute at a home off of Fourth Street. In all, $50,000 is penciled in for legal fees.

SLIDESHOW | Zucchini-launching, dancing and eating at Clinton Town Picnic

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hundreds turned out for the first Clinton Town Picnic, a day of free food, music and a giant slingshot for sending zucchini and butternut squash 100 yards into center field on Sept. 13 at Dan Porter Memorial Park.

ROV Champs pick up top prize, fame at Black Sea contest

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three girls from South Whidbey recently made international headlines. Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey and Annika Hustad’s accomplishments in underwater robotics earned them an invitation to the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Constanta, Romania. Not only were they invited to compete against other high school teams, of which most were “overwhelmingly male” in Hannah’s words, but they left with the first-place trophy for the high school division and as kind-of celebrities enjoying Americans-in-Romania status along the idyllic seaside walkway where the events were held.

South Whidbey cross country teams take second at King’s

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 5:00PM

South Whidbey’s boys and girls cross country teams finished in second place at the first Cascade Conference meet of the year at King’s High School on Wednesday.

County to pay $30,000 in fairground repairs, annual event was held despite dangerous conditions

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The county will fork out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Larry Van Horn asked the Board of Commissioners for the emergency funding at Wednesday’s work session because “violations of this magnitude” needed to be repaired right away.

Fido fun run returns to Langley

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The PAWZ 5K/run and walk returns to Langley later this month. For the second time, the event is a fundraiser for the 4-H Happy Hounds Dog Club and the Good Cheer Food Bank’s pet food program. More than 100 people, many of whom brought their mutts, came out for a fall strut through Langley last year.

Island Transit chief ‘retires’

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 8:55AM

The embattled executive director of Island Transit quit Friday after a tense meeting with the board of directors and an hour-long executive session.

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