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LMS students honored at state level for achievements in band

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 8:00AM

Two Langley Middle School students were recognized for their achievements in band at a South Whidbey School District board meeting in February.

South Whidbey school board OKs social media guidelines

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey School District approved a memorandum last week that outlines how school board directors communicate with the community via social media. The guidelines include following the South Whidbey Board Code of Ethics, avoiding online conversations that violate the Open Public Meetings Act, not disclosing confidential information and being aware of any comments on official business that may create a “public record” which may trigger record retention requirements of the state’s Public Records Act.

Whidbey artists’ to host reception at Greenbank Farm

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 2:00PM

A reception for Whidbey artists Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow will take place next weekend at Greenbank Farm.

Island County unveils new, modern website

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 12:00PM

Island County this week revamped its website, modernizing its look, feel and capability, said Rick Hannold, chairman of the Island County commissioners.

Langley renamed for day in ceremony

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 4:00PM

For a single day this past weekend, all Langley residents became residents of “Bunnyville,” whether they knew it or not. In a short ceremony Saturday at Boy and Dog Park, Mayor Tim Callison officially renamed the city for the day with a proclamation and also presented the Easter Bunny with keys to Langley. And he did so in rather unorthodox attire before a crowd of about 50 people.

Burning for Bernie: Democrats overwhelmingly side with Sanders for president

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 4:00PM

To some, he’s a visionary, a champion of the people who will save entire generations from student debt. To others, he’s an unrealistic and unproven dream, a vote to nowhere.

South Whidbey churches collaborate to make a difference

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Mar 28, 2016 at 9:57AM

An environmental advocacy group is transcending barriers of faith by working together toward a unified goal. And they’ve got the senate bill to prove it.

Sanders wins big in Island County caucuses

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 6:04PM

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed a sweeping victory over rival Hillary Clinton in Island County's Democratic presidential caucuses today. According to numbers released by the Island County Democrats this afternoon, Sanders took home 219 delegates to Clinton's 97 delegates. Sanders won by a deciding margin in each of the four caucus locations: South Whidbey, Coupeville, Oak Harbor and Camano Island.

School district, city again hit with public records lawsuits

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 6:00AM

A Langley man and self-appointed white knight of open government is once again charging two South Whidbey public entities with violating state sunshine laws.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Don’t forget about the under 6 crowd

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, I was sad to read about the impending teacher cuts due to decreased enrollment. We are fairly new residents to South Whidbey and feel fortunate to live here as we build our dream on a family farmstead. I’m writing in as I’ve noticed a fairly persistent narrative/concern about an aging island population and a shrinking youth demographic as it relates to planning. The 2010 census is often referenced as a basis for demographic projections and trend-lines.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bernie Sanders is right for president

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, I am 72, Jewish, a socialist, born in Brooklyn, and both my parents were immigrants from Poland. My background is very similar to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ heritage. But it’s not just these demographics that make me “feel the Bern.” In one of the nationally broadcast town halls, CNN moderator Anderson Cooper asked Bernie if he is hiding behind his Jewishness.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Viewpoint writer offers response

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 8:00AM

Editor, Regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders, a call for revolution demands a plan, a leader, and a ground game. Think of the Civil Rights Act, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the organizations that rose to support him. Think of the United Farm Workers and the efforts of Caesar Chavez. Think of Women’s Suffrage and Emmeline Pankhurst, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Think of Women’s Rights and Gloria Steinem. Think of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender] rights and the leaders of that movement who have stepped forward every decade, including in the person of Grethe Cammermeyer here in Langley.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | There’s plenty to do for the restlessly awake

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 6:00AM

Every weekend is the same. I turn in Friday with big plans to sleep in late. I tell myself that this time is going to be different, that I’m not rolling out of bed until 8 a.m. no matter what. And it’s gonna be awesome. Right.

Falcons battle elements, illness for win over Tigers | FALCON BASEBALL

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 4:00PM

Conditions were bitter on two fronts for South Whidbey’s baseball team on Wednesday afternoon.

Fish and wildlife meeting planned in Coupeville

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 2:00PM

The Island County Planning Commission will hold a workshop on critical areas and fish and wildlife habitat at 2 p.m. March 28 in the Island County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

Land use, comprehensive plan input wanted in upcoming Island County Planning Department meetings

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Island County Planning Department is seeking input on proposed changes to its comprehensive plan update for the Langley, Freeland, Coupeville and Oak Harbor areas.

Memorandum passed by South Whidbey School District board of directors allows for teacher cuts

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey School District board of directors gave Superintendent Jo Moccia the green light to make reductions in staff for the 2016-17 fiscal year at its regular monthly meeting on March 23.

Volunteer firefighters, EMTs honored at awards banquet

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians were honored Saturday at the district’s annual awards dinner.

Island Dance hits 30-year mark

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 6:00PM

“Mama, papa, mama, papa, mama, papa, stomp,” Island Dance owner and dance teacher Charlene Brown calls out enthusiastically to her adult tap class.

Coles Road stop sign necessary, Langley residents say; city to research issue

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Mar 25, 2016 at 7:01AM

Langley, a city without a single signal light, is thinking about putting in a couple more stop signs at one of its gateways.

Whidbey son hits the small screen: Tyler Norris to be featured on ‘Quit Your Day Job’

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Mar 24, 2016 at 10:00AM

When Soulr began, South Whidbey native Tyler Norris saw it as a “vehicle of change” for connecting a disconnected generation to its surroundings. Soon, the country will find out whether investors feel the same.

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