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Battle for The Bucket: Coupeville regains rivalry trophy against South Whidbey

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Coupeville football bent and bent and refused to break in a 35-28 win over South Whidbey to retake the trophy, The Bucket, in another classic island rivalry game.

Volunteers to spruce up Bayview cemetery

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on South Whidbey will once again host its annual day of service and remembrance Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Langley art project aims to promote global friendship

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Walking along First Street or Cascade Avenue in Langley recently, passersby may have noticed a colorful new 150-foot-long art installation.

Sheriff's Report

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 12:00PM

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

Naturalist to reveal Douglas Fir ecology

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species, and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests.

Naturalist to reveal Douglas Fir ecology

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species, and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests.

SLIDESHOW | Falcon football loses Bucket, rivalry to Wolves

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

South Whidbey lost a 21-13 halftime lead to Coupeville in a non-league football game Friday, Sept. 5 at Coupeville High School. The Wolves came back in the second half to win 35-28 and regain the rivalry trophy, The Bucket.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | When you’re having fun, only today matters

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

You know the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” and it’s never been more true than this summer. Just a few days ago, it seems, we were celebrating the Fourth of July, and here we are now, listening to endless “back to school sales” blather and having planned our Labor Day festivities. If it continues to fly by at this rate, we’ll be picking up the Thanksgiving turkey before we turn around twice.

KUDOS | Open class exhibition award winners at the Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are winners of the open class exhibition categories of the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

NOTABLE | Students reconnect with retired teacher 58 years later on South End

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

The impact of one teacher, now retired and living on South Whidbey, resonated over the past five decades with a few students.

NOTABLE | Windermere brokers, Joe Mosolino donate a day of service to Good Cheer

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Windermere Real Estate brokers along with Joe Mosolino donated a day of service to Good Cheer on Aug. 29. The brokers helped deep clean the Food Bank, harvest and weed in the garden and sort and price items in the Distribution Center. The Food Bank was closed for the day so the crew could concentrate on their work and help Good Cheer staff stay on top of the record donations received this year. Good Cheer serves an average of 910 families per month.

Clinton bank robber makes getaway in employee's vehicle

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:37PM

Wells Fargo in Clinton was robbed this morning. The Island County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release that the bank was hit by a lone gunman. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and used a bank employee's vehicle as a getaway car.

Hospital, athletic club offer low-cost blood screenings

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 8, 2014 at 12:50PM

Whidbey General Hospital and Island Athletic Club are teaming up to promote community wellness by offering a low-cost Cholesterol/Triglyceride/Blood Sugar screenings. Screenings will be offered Sept. 17-18 and 24-25.

Hope remains for extending Falcon girls soccer's pattern of success | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

For each of the past four years that Ben Rusch has led the Falcon girls soccer team, wins have increased.

Deer crossing leads to car fire

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

A woman stopped to let deer cross Highway 525 on Wednesday morning near Langley Road. The driver behind her, however, didn’t stop, and slammed into the car’s rear end at an estimated 50 mph, said South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Jon Beck, who responded to the call.

COER asks for touch-and-go halt

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Citizen’s of Ebey’s Reserve are asking the Navy to delay touch-and- go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville until the completion of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement.

Large gains made with Kramer’s first Falcon boys tennis cohort | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Four years ago when Karyle Kramer took over the Falcon boys tennis program, it was in a bit of disarray.

Seniors, disabled get transit meeting

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Those struggling with recent changes to paratransit services can pose their questions to Island Transit leaders at a meeting on South Whidbey next week.

Falcon volleyball veterans eye return trip to state 1A tournament | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The sights, sounds and smells of the Yakima SunDome lingered with the Falcon volleyball girls. Those who were on the team that reached the 1A state tournament last year often recall the experience. They hope that by talking about it, they can give their new teammates a glimpse of why it’s important to them and what they’re working toward.

New coach, new quarterback, no problem for Falcon football | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey football underwent its most sweeping changes in a decade over the past few months. First, the Falcons lost a cadre of seniors to graduation, many of whom held vital positions including quarterback, running back, two receivers and a tight end. Then longtime co-head coaches Mark Hodson and Andy Davis resigned in favor of having more time with families.

Injuries to top boys, girls runners hamper South Whidbey XC season’s start | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Those who visited the new rust-red track at South Whidbey High School on a recent afternoon may have been dismayed at the sight of a dozen teenagers sitting on the side.

Regulations won’t go unchallenged, WEAN vows

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Environmental activists plan to challenge Island County in the Western Washington Growth Management Hearing Board again if major changes aren’t made to fish, wildlife and habitat regulations.

New rules irk farmers, environmentalists alike

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

As the county struggles to find a balance between protecting the environment and farmers’ right to maintain their land, neither camp appears happy with the latest regulatory update.

Falling for her garden; artist to launch season

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artists of South Whidbey will start their fall season with a meeting next week.

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