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Sweet surprise to learn butter is better for health | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

I love it when something I’m not supposed to be eating turns out to be good for me after all, and it has happened, over the years, several times.

Guillemot surveys are important reminders | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Summer time and the living is easy, well at least for us humans. It’s the most demanding month for our avian friends. Eggs have hatched, babies are begging for food and their predators are looking for their own dinner.

Island County plans speed study to address resident concerns

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Speed limits on roads throughout the county will be examined in a study this fall in response to petitions filed by residents.

Celebrate America, still wowing crowds after 20 years

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The 20th annual Celebrate America, South Whidbey’s day-before-Independence-Day fireworks display, went out with a bang Thursday. Twenty minutes of booms, sparkles and bombs-a-bursting lit up the cloudy sky over Holmes Harbor and entertained hundreds at Freeland Park. The seven-hour party, all put on by South Whidbey Assembly of God with donations from dozens of people and businesses, saw scores wander through for food, bounce houses, face painting, music and, of course, fireworks.

Freeland sewers may top $9 million

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The price tag for sewers in Freeland’s commercial core could hit $9.4 million, and monthly bills for customers may be the highest on Whidbey Island, according to preliminary cost estimates.


  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Jerrold Scriver III and Meggan Hagen of Clinton welcomed home their new baby girl last month.

Kinzebach | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Brandi Avance of Coupeville is the mother of a new baby boy.

Clinton university students bring home the grades at two Washington colleges

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:26AM

A host of college students from South Whidbey made honor roll at their schools this spring.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New reporter wrote a great Garden Tour story

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Kudos to you and your new reporter, Kate Daniel, for the wonderful article on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour. We are sure it helped make this year’s tour a resounding success with the highest attendance since 2008.

Whidbey authors pen title for land trust

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Whidbey residents Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson co-authored "Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land." Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Soup Kitchen in Langley is town’s best kept secret

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:23AM

Question for you: where do you go to find a healthful, delicious, affordable lunch served Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Langley? I have a suggestion and it’s The Soup Kitchen at the Island Church of Whidbey, located on the corner of Sixth Street and Cascade Avenue.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Group’s creditability continually weakened

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:15AM

I see the president of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is really trying to make a name for himself and his group of “concerned citizens.”

Whidbey son graduates USMC officer school

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:13AM

Chandler Thompson, 23, graduated June 25 from The Basic School, an officer training command, in Quantico, Virginia.

South Whidbey grad gets engaged

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:12AM

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bakeman of Freeland are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Frances Bakeman, to Matthew Tullis, son of Michael and Sheri Tullis of Redmond.

Helping hands come together to make light work at Clinton’s Hammons Preserve

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

A group of energetic Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers convened at the Hammons Preserve in Clinton last Friday to care for conifer trees that were planted this spring as part of a forest restoration project.

Publisher's Column | Keep telling us what you want in the SWR

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

Not only are we adding new online-only subscribers, we’re seeing growth in our print subscriptions as well.

Whidbey authors, environmentalists pen title for land trust

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 9:49AM

When Elizabeth Guss first arrived on Whidbey Island, she felt that she was home. Her affinity with the island never waned and Guss, along with friends Janice O’Mahony and Mary Richardson, has worked to preserve its natural treasures. Most recently the trio joined creative forces to pen a new book entitled “Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land.”

Planning board hones in on Langley's historic building demolition rules

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

As the city’s draft standards exist now, buildings that are at least 50 years old would qualify as historic structures. But the exceptions and the steps a building owner would have to go through need refining, according to the four board members at the meeting.

Voter forums held on Central Whidbey

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will hold a primary election forum on Central Whidbey next week.

City hosts Second Street party

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Second Street will have a city celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 9, a bit less than a month after the road officially reopened.

Kids, Fireworks cause grass fire

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS was called out to Sunlight Beach Road after children accidentally caught a 30-by-30-foot patch of dry grass on fire with fireworks.

Freeland man proves he’s more than ‘also ran’

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Last month, Bill Brewer ran the longest race he’d competed in since he was a collegiate cross country runner.

Open water swimmer ranks swell on South Whidbey

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A couple of times a week for the past few months, a handful of swimmers identifiable only by their bobbing colorful caps, have taken to Goss Lake and Saratoga Passage off Langley.

Plenty of sass in Whidbey Children's Theater finale, ‘Puss in Boots’

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Children’s Theater will conclude its “Season of Happily Ever After” with an original adaptation of the classic European tale, “Puss in Boots.”

FALCONS, coach soar to all-league

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 2, 2014 at 12:25PM

‘The way the whole program is going, that’s a reflection on Falcon baseball.’ — Tom Fallon, coach

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