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Winter classic ‘The Nutcracker’ returns

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre will present the 22nd season of “The Nutcracker” Friday, Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 12-21 at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | A tax-supported transit is defensible, smart

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Regarding Mr. Rose’s letter on Sept. 17 advocating fares for riding Island Transit, I am concerned with his final statement: “Nothing is free.”

Soroptimist to host screening of 'Girl Rising' at WICA

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 12:09PM

​Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island will bring a global movement to educate girls and change the world to Whidbey Island this weekend with a screening of "Girl Rising." The feature film spotlights the stories of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances, and the screening is in celebration of International Day of the Girl. It's also one of thousands of events around the world aimed at highlighting the transformative power of girls' education, according to a Soroptimist news release.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rose editorial was petty, mean, uncharacteristic

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Though I have been an admirer of your balanced editorials, the Sept. 24 column proposing the removal of the “Rose Room” sign on the conference door of Island Transit was way out of line: petty, mean, and, thankfully, uncharacteristic of your commentary.

Whidbey General Hospital | New arrival

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

Adelind Emily Liggitt was born to Charles Liggitt and Heidi Hammer-Liggitt of Langley at Whidbey General Hospital on Sept. 23. Adelind weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at the time of her birth.

Civil War veteran receives headstone, memorial unites family

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Howard Zuvela and several fellow Newell relations and friends gathered to pay respects to their ancestors interred at Bayview Cemetery in Langley and to express gratitude for the recent installation of their great-great grandfather’s marble headstone — his grave had previously been unmarked. Among the family members were several residents of Skagit and Island County including Audrey Spencer Newell of Clinton and her sister Laurie Newell as well as fourth and fifth generations of Wickliffe Guy Newells.

Prowlers, Growlers from NAS Whidbey likely used in ISIS air strikes

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

A senior Air Force officer and a federal lawmaker both have said in the past week that electronic attack aircraft based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are likely being used in Syrian and Iraqi air strikes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Opponent's claims against Nuñez are outright lies

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am writing this letter to address the outright lies that my wife, Ana Maria Nuñez, your Island County treasurer, is not dedicated to her work and the citizens of this county. As a 23-year veteran, I’m fully aware of what it means to be dedicated and I can honestly say Ana Maria exemplifies that. She works evenings and weekends when needed. The staff knows they can contact her if there are questions or issues that they feel need her attention or clarification.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley Lift idea not without merit

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, As reluctant as we are to wade into the controversy over the Langley Lift, as merchants and property owners in Langley we feel obliged to state our support for some sort of conveyance to bring visitors up from the marina to town.

Police warn of phony currency

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is warning people and businesses on the South End to be on the look for funny money.

SLIDESHOW | Lakewood Cougars crushed by Falcon volleyball in four sets

  • Oct 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey fought back from a first-set loss to beat Lakewood 3-1 in a Cascade Conference volleyball match Sept. 30 at South Whidbey High School.

Greenbank man cut from car in Freeland, taken to Whidbey General Hospital

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 3:00PM

Firefighters had to use pneumatic tools to free a Greenbank man from his car Monday following a collision with a tree in Freeland.

Transit board member quits, urges others to follow suit

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 2:37PM

Jim Campbell resigned from the embattled Island Transit board last week and urged his colleagues to follow suit.

SLIDESHOW | Trio of scores in third quarter lifts Lakewood football over South Whidbey

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 5:00PM

Lakewood cushioned a 31-22 halftime lead with three scores in the third quarter en route to a 53-22 victory over South Whidbey on Oct. 24.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | What’s with all the airplane traffic?

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I have been noticing greatly increased air traffic over the housetops of my neighborhood in the Campbell Road and Maxwelton area and I’m wondering what is going on. I have lived on South Whidbey for 32 years and have never been bothered by the occasional aircraft overhead. This summer, there has been a never-ending stream of low-flying small craft with extremely loud and obnoxious engines and propellers. Sometimes I wonder if I am in a war zone.

Cougars break away from South Whidbey football in second half

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 8:00PM

Through the first half, South Whidbey and Lakewood seemed destined to go tit-for-tat for the duration of the Cascade Conference football game Friday.

All six South Whidbey tennis players eliminated at bi-district tournament

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Six Falcons’ boys tennis seasons are over after being ousted from the bi-district tournament.

Struggling Whidbey Island state parks get creative

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

In the face of diminishing funding for state parks, local parks staff said they are having to get creative to keep parks running smoothly.

Falcon cross country runners place high at final tuneup for district race

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Both South Whidbey boys and girls cross country teams placed fourth at the Cascade Conference championship meet Saturday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Endorsement for Treasurer

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I hope voters have noticed that our Island County treasurer, Ana Maria Nuñez, has been endorsed by the Washington State treasurer as well as by fellow County treasurers. There’s a good reason for that: Ms. Nuñez is highly qualified and a leader in her field. Her peers know that.

NOTABLE | Clinton author pens debut novel, a dark fantasy adventure

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Clinton author Eldritch Black has announced the release of his debut novel, “The Book of Kindly Deaths,” published by Spencer Hill Press.

Writers craft stories, share knowledge at Whidbey conference

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 11:00AM

Ánie McMahon-Grace, a Clinton resident, homeschool student and aspiring author, sat patiently at the front of the classroom at Coupeville Middle School Saturday afternoon, pen and notebook at the ready, awaiting author Deb Lund’s instructions on how to become “a fiction magician.”

Wild beards can’t be broken: Moustachioed man takes 10-inch facial hair to show

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:27AM

Leo Langer almost had his shot at facial hair infamy. The 43-year-old South Whidbey custodian at South Whidbey Elementary School took his untamed beard and face-width mustache to the World Beard & Moustache Championships in Portland, Ore., over the weekend. While lots of competitors went full-tilt with their outfits and facial hair, Langer opted for the au natural look, and passed on adding even a spritz of hair spray or a drop of gel.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Noise control in Langley possible

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I’ve worked in acoustics and noise control most of my life, and therefore have a few bona fides on the subject, and I take issue with Langley Planning Director Jeff Arango’s belief that sound level meters are “subjective.” That’s like saying that thermometers and smoke detectors are subjective. It’s what you do with the data that counts.

South Whidbey volleyball senior girls shine in sweep of Sultan

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00PM

South Whidbey’s senior girls were on point in their final home volleyball match against Sultan on Monday night, winning in straight sets.

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