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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ronald Reagan’s mythical “welfare queen”

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Everyone’s heard of Ronald Reagan’s mythical “welfare queen.” She’s lazy, uneducated, unwilling to do anything to improve herself or her lot — she just wants those government checks to keep rolling in. Oh, and she also dresses well, drives an expensive car, lives in a nice house or apartment, and spends her money on luxury items, etc.

Providence Hospital | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Jared and Kellie Hammond of Clinton are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Henry Hammond. Henry was born at 7:34 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Whidbey storyteller wins national award | NOTABLE

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

Jill Johnson, a Langley storyteller and performer, was nationally recognized for her second CD, “Rebecca – The story of Rebecca Ebey.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Gunther is welcome to meander in Passage View

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, We are home owners in the beautiful Passage View Lane community and we would like to publicly welcome Mr. Gunther Schmidt to walk in our community any time he pleases. We have had several delightful conversations with him during his past meanderings and admire him for making the trek up the hill with his cane. We also appreciate the added security of having another set of watchful eyes in our community.

Langley musician explores sound in modern album

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Listening to a song for the first time can be a loaded experience. Everything from the mood of the listener to the ambiance in the background impacts the first encounter.

Falcon coaches Davis, Hodson pick families over football

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Wanting to spend more time with their families, South Whidbey High School football co-head coaches Andy Davis and Mark Hodson have resigned.

South Whidbey High School alumna's piece featured in orchestra performance

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is diving into its third concert of the Season of Discovery this Sunday.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Fairgrounds plan is a vision of hope, possibility

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 5, 2013 at 11:27AM

Our family loves the Island County Fair, now called the Whidbey Island Fair. Our children enjoy taking their children on the rides when they can go together.

Fire alarm interrupts Navy Northwest EIS meeting

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 11:14AM

A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor interruption of Wednesday’s public meeting discussing Navy testing and training in the Northwest.

Langley hosts business plan workshop with Economic Development Council today

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

Ron Nelson, executive director of the Island County Economic Development Council, will talk about how to develop a business plan from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Langley.

52 acres of Freeland forest felled in logging operation

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey saw what may be its biggest clear-cut in years at a property just north of Freeland recently.

Freedom for Lolita? NOAA policy reversal could be a game changer for endangered species

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

A twenty-year quest to bring home Lolita, the last of seven orcas captured from Penn Cove decades ago, has resulted in what may be a small but significant victory.

Langley's Second Street project needs $58K more

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

Change orders on the Second Street project totaling $58,513 will be presented to the Langley City Council at its regular meeting Monday.

Mike’s Place has new owners

  • Mar 2, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:14PM

The Langley commercial space formerly known as Mike’s Place has new owners.

What others say about Judy Thorslund | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

“I was introduced to a wild, wacky, wonderful woman named Judy Thorslund in the late 1990s. Several of us from South Whidbey began a program called Readiness To Learn (RTL). Judy became one of our favorite people to go to when we needed food,, gas money, housing or any of the other basic needs for the families who were enrolled in the RTL program. Judy is one of the angels God sent down to earth to help take care of us with her heart of gold.”

Judy Thorslund: Amends for a rocky past | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

She came to South Whidbey in 1977, leaving a life behind her in Seattle that had been shattered by the death of a child, drug addiction and broken dreams. As Judy Thorslund says, “I spent the next 4 years here on South Whidbey finding the bottom of a bottle. Thankfully in 1982 I had a very powerful turn-around point in my life.”

Langley Mystery Weekend solved by 18 winners from across the state | KUDOS

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley Mystery Weekend came to a close with three grand prize winners and 15 other award recipients.

Providence Regional Medical Center | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 1:00AM

Amy and Mike Goodman of Freeland are the proud parents of new baby girl Maci May Goodman. Maci was born on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 7:48 a.m. She was 20 ¼ inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Women take to the stage for WOW conference

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

A day for everyone and a message for all — told by women.

Habitat to build new Freeland home

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

A new Freeland home is on the horizon. Habitat for Humanity of Island County will have the groundbreaking ceremony of its 36th house, the 10th home on the South End, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15.

Port of South Whidbey chooses Halloran for District 2

  • Mar 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Port of South Whidbey is back to full strength.

Griffin named manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey Island.

Flying solo: Leadership, competitive edge define lone Falcon senior

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

It was a long season for Madi Boyd, the only senior on the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The fairgrounds plan is fair proposal, vision

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The Fairgrounds in Langley is a wonderful community-owned property with a rich history and great potential. For generations we have enjoyed the fair every year, but it is not immune from the national trend of local fairs struggling to maintain too many aging structures, rising utility and insurance costs and not enough income to keep the property viable and adequately maintained for the annual event.

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