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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Candidate isn’t against the Navy, Outlying Field

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I am writing this letter to clear up any misunderstandings regarding my position on the United States Navy, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and Outlying Field in Coupeville. I very much support all of our armed forces and all that they do to protect our country, our people and our constitution

Mayor honors Highlands group

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Erl Bangston, developer of The Highlands at Langley, took home another accolade following the Skagit County Builders award for an eco-friendly project.

Boat floats get pulled for winter on South Whidbey

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Boaters have a few more days to use two popular boat launches on South Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | How about an apology for not returning calls?

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, In response to Mrs. Nuñez’s letter of Oct. 1, I am truly surprised by her lack of self-responsibility and tendency to always place blame. Just do the job, will you. Mrs. Nuñez is not responsive to her constituents (us) when in the office or while telecommuting, as she claims. During the first half of the year numerous errors occurred that caused many of us taxpayers to contact Mrs. Nuñez. Mrs. Nuñez amassed about 1,500 calls without bothering to listen to our requests or responding to any of us. There were so many calls in her in-box that the county phone system was put in jeopardy and all calls were deleted as they were detrimental to the system operations. I think we deserve better than this from our treasurer.

Comedienne Ann Randolph comes to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Ann Randolph, an award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedian, will be bringing her latest solo show, “Loveland,” to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 22.

High school ranks well in achievement

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

According to a list published on Sept. 25 by the Puget Sound Business Journal, South Whidbey High School ranked ninth in the state for student achievement as stated in the State Board of Education’s Achievement Index for the 2012-13 school year.

WorkSource job fair coming soon

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

WorkSource Whidbey is sponsoring a one-day job fair noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Best Western in Oak Harbor. Job seekers should bring resumes and be prepared to interview for jobs.

Whidbey author releases second book

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Tanja Diamond, a Clinton resident, recently released her latest book “Riding the Phoenix, the Ultimate Guide to get Unstuck in Life, Love and Money.”

Island Transit discusses budget at special Friday meeting

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 11:00AM

Next year's budget will be one of two topics discussed by Island Transit directors at a special meeting on Central Whidbey this week.

Forks police nab alleged South Whidbey burglar

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

One of South Whidbey’s most wanted is in police custody this week.

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.

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.

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.

Demolition, renovation equal options at Dog House

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 7:52AM

Renovating the Dog House Tavern is a possibility, and so is demolition for the owners of Langley’s historic building.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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