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Greenbank man charged with first-degree murder in death of his wife

  • Jun 13, 2012 at 5:39PM

The Island County Prosecutor's Office charged 61-year-old Greenbank resident Robert "Al" Baker Wednesday with first-degree murder, a domestic-violence crime with a deadly weapon enhancement and an aggravating factor. Baker, who turns 62 Thursday, is being held in Island County jail on $5 million after a judge found probable cause to hold him for the murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.

Whidbey Island Garden Tour meant to inspire others to dig in

  • Jun 16, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2012 at 1:19PM

In the Chamberlins’ garden, Japanese maple trees with red or white leaves grow among rhododendrons and magnolia trees. A fountain burbles quietly in the outdoor living space at the back of the house, a shaded refuge of roses and begonias. On the other side of the house, a gravel path meanders through greenery to raised vegetable beds.

Whidbey women display healing art

  • Jun 20, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 22, 2012 at 2:19PM

Healing. That’s what Whidbey General Hospital is all about. That’s also the focus of Visual Voices, an art show benefiting the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation.

Freeland man dies in Everett car crash

  • Jun 24, 2012 at 12:23PM

A Freeland man was killed in a one-car crash in Everett Saturday. The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on the 4300 block of Broadway Avenue where a bridge takes the road over an I-5 onramp, according to Everett Police Department officials.

Choochokam pays tribute, adds fun

  • Jul 5, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Jul 6, 2012 at 2:37PM

Choochokam, Langley’s annual festival of the arts, takes over the town this weekend with dozens of booths filled with artists’ creations and plenty of music to keep the town hopping both Saturday and Sunday.

State committee hears Whidbey’s veterans needs

  • Jul 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 6, 2012 at 2:18PM

The relationship between Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the community of Oak Harbor took center stage Friday at a presentation before members of the Washington State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs Friday at the Oak Harbor Library. Three of the committee’s 16 members, including Rep. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor), Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) and Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), began their day on Whidbey Island with a tour of the Navy base before hearing presentations and public comment at the library.

Rollick and roar with Deb Lund’s dinosaurs

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 10, 2012 at 2:34PM

There’s nothing boring about the rip-roaring exploring of fun-loving dinos in “Dinosoaring.” Celebrate the release of Deb Lund’s new children’s book at a Dinoparty at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Coupeville Library.

Freeland ranch rounds up fun for needy kids

  • Jul 14, 2012 at 10:00AM

It was a scene out of the Wild West: pistols flashing and cowboy boots stomping, country music and horses to ride. With all the smiles lighting up the M-Bar-C Ranch, it was hard to see that the children didn’t often get the opportunity to just be kids. That’s the gift that the M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland strives to offer. “We give children a day of western fun. It’s not therapeutic riding,” said Dale Kerslake, M-Bar-C Ranch volunteer and program coordinator. “We’re really about a place for kids facing serious challenges to come be a kid for a day and just be kids.”

Greenbank toasts the loganberry

  • Jul 18, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 19, 2012 at 11:21AM

Greenbank Farm was once the largest producer of loganberries in the United States.

Jury finds Huden guilty of first-degree murder on South Whidbey

  • Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM

COUPEVILLE - The Island County Superior Court jury in the trial of James Huden found him guilty of the Christmastime 2003 murder of Russel Douglas.

Annual Loganberry Festival goes ‘berry’ well

  • Jul 27, 2012 at 3:19PM

Live music, healthy participation, and plenty of fun events and activities appear to have once again proved to be the right recipe for a successful Loganberry Festival.

Musical ‘pyrotechnics’ to heat up Whidbey Island Music Festival

  • Jul 28, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2012 at 2:38PM

Classical music plus a fun, festival atmosphere and a dash of education make for some exciting concerts during the seventh annual Whidbey Island Music Festival set for Aug. 3 through 12.

Whidbey neighbors help pilot out of crashed plane

  • Jul 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

A Lynnwood man crash landed his small two-seater airplane in a marshy grassland on South Whidbey Thursday. The aircraft touched down in the fields between the waterfront community on Sunlight Beach Road and the Sun Vista Circle neighborhood off Bayview Road. The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. Pilot Bernardo Malfitano, 30, suffered some scrapes and bruises but was otherwise unharmed. He says the cause of the accident was fuel related.

Oak Harbor’s Malloy wins Olympic bronze in judo

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Marti Malloy isn’t just Oak Harbor’s first Olympic athlete, she is also Oak Harbor’s first medalist. The 2004 Oak Harbor High School graduate earned a bronze medal in London by winning four of five bouts today, July 30. Malloy, who entered the Olympics ranked 10th in the world in the 57 kg (125 pound) class, defeated Italy’s eighth-ranked Guilia Quintavalle for the bronze medal.

Four men cited for exceeding Washington state crab limit

  • Aug 5, 2012 at 10:00AM

Four Bothell men were cited and their boat was confiscated when they were found with too many crab in the Baby Island area of Holmes Harbor July 23. Mike Cenci, deputy chief of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Thursday that two officers were patrolling the area in the daytime incident.

Whidbey voters slow in returning election ballots early

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00PM

With the earliest primary in state history, some people involved in political campaigns in Island County are concerned about voter participation for the Aug. 7 primary election.

Artists make Coupeville festive

  • Aug 9, 2012 at 12:00PM

Nearly 200 artists will descend upon Coupeville this weekend to participate in one of the most popular festivals on Whidbey Island. The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Aug. 11 and 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Learn to self-publish in a weekend on Whidbey

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 4:00PM

Madrona Workshop Troupe, a newly formed collaborative resource for writers who wish to become authors, will debut with a two-day self-publishing “Weekend on Whidbey” Aug. 18 and 19 in Coupeville.

Whidbey teens create quake video, shake fair-goers

  • Aug 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 14, 2012 at 12:59PM

While other teenagers are playing video games and vacationing, a handful of Whidbey Island teens are preparing for an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions.

First fiction features food, love and Whidbey-inspired locales

  • Aug 12, 2012 at 9:00AM

An identity struggle, a search for love, plus delicious gourmet food — and the recipes — blend to form Coupeville literary agent Andrea Hurst’s first novel. A book launch party is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayleaf in Coupeville.

Mountain men, women, rendezvous on Whidbey

  • Aug 18, 2012 at 8:00AM

People born a couple of centuries too late are making the best of it by reenacting the lives of Mountain Men and Mountain Women this weekend south of Coupeville. They’re having their annual Rendezvous Days Saturday and Sunday to bring back the days before the West started getting civilized in the 1840s.

Oak Harbor church youth director gets the max for molesting boys

  • Aug 18, 2012 at 2:00PM

A former youth director at an Oak Harbor church who was involved in many other youth-related programs and schools was sentenced to prison for the maximum term for molesting two boys.

Poets capture magic of island life

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:36PM

“Island life has its own music and imagery,” says Clinton resident Sheryl Clough, editor and publisher of a new poetry anthology, “Surrounded: Living With Islands.” “I really dig Whidbey Island,” Clough said with a smile. “You can hardly go a mile here without wanting to stop and write a poem.”

Langley stars as ‘The Edge of Nowhere’ in George’s new novel

  • Sep 1, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2012 at 2:46PM

The teen years are supposed to be spent finding one’s identity, but 14-year-old Hannah Armstrong has a new identity thrust upon her in the first chapter of Elizabeth George’s young adult novel “The Edge of Nowhere,” due out Sept. 4.

Burn ban remains in effect

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:13AM

Due to a lack of rainfall, Island County residents are prohibited from lighting open fires under a burn ban approved by county Sheriff Mark Brown.

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