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Whidbey Island Triathlon newcomer makes a splash

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The winner at the Whidbey Triathlon is a regular at the South End’s swim-bike-run race now in its 18th year.

From soaring to fluttering, flight helps ID birds | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

While having coffee with a friend recently, she suggested, “Why don’t you write about bird flight. I’d like to know what those birds are that make a wave pattern as they fly through my garden.”

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey seeks the roots of family trees

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The a convicted murderer is in the family isn’t exactly what Langley residents Graham and Jackie Johnson hoped to discover when they began researching a bit of family history.

Angi Mozer tapped as interim executive director for Port of South Whidbey

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Angi Mozer, Port of South Whidbey’s finance director, has a new baby and a new job. Fresh off maternity leave, Mozer was appointed as the interim executive director at a port commissioners meeting Aug. 12 — one day after she returned to work.

Vocal group SlapHappy celebrates 10 years of humor on Whidbey

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

SlapHappy isn’t a typical a cappella group. The band, which is composed of Matt Bell, Mark Arand, Gabe Harshman and Cameron Gray, has been performing their signature act, which Bell describes as “30 percent funny, 30 percent cool and 30 percent pretty,” for 10 years.

Nudist sheriff hopeful won’t be on November ballot

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.

Hannold secures second spot in commissioner race

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Treasurer’s race to start recount Monday with Hannold, Jacks, Nuñez and Grone in the running.

South Whidbey ROV team wins at Black Sea event

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Atlantis Inc. remotely-operated vehicle team of teenagers from South Whidbey is now an international champion. The group won first place in the high school division at the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Romania, to which the Freeland-based team was invited after placing at the MATE ROV Competition in 2013.

October memorial for Schell planned

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

A celebration of life for Paul Schell will be held in Seattle this October. The event begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, in Seattle. The date was set for Schell’s birthday. He would have been 77.

Joni Takanikos & Friends present “Wild Untamed Beauty”

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Joni Takanikos presents “Wild Untamed Beauty” in an evening of music, poetry and other entertainments at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at Ott & Murphy Winery Cabaret in Langley.

KUDOS | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts receives funding for internship program

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Foundation Chairman Earl Lasher presented a check to Stacie Burgua, executive director of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. The check will fund an internship in stage management for the 2014-15 theater season. The grant is the first made by the recently created foundation and was presented in conjunction with the celebration of Paul Schell’s life held at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Thursday, Aug. 14.

Historic group eyes Langley Middle School

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Preservation and identification remain the major undertakings for Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission. The commission’s chairman, Bob Waterman, gave a semiannual update to the city council Monday night, showing off the mockup of new plaques the group designed for buildings on the city’s register. Currently, seven buildings are on the city’s official list — a voluntary registration — of historic places.

Former deputy joins Langley police force

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Michael Beech was officially sworn in as a Langley police officer Monday night. After two decades with the Island County Sheriff’s Office, four years serving in the United States Marine Corps and a handful of months as a reserve officer in Langley, he will wear the black-and-blue of the Langley Police Department.

Easement stops Central Whidbey pot production plans

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is withdrawing its application. Ester Bandelin Rodriguez said the planned Coupeville-based Salish Sea Industries is withdrawing its land-use permit request due to federal regulation conflicts.

KUDOS | Freeland artist wins in photography at Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Freeland resident Karen Leeds won first place in photography at the Coupevile Arts Festival Juried Show with this 16x20 photograph entitled "Net Results."

New conductor takes lead at Saratoga Orchestra

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

After a two-year search, the Saratoga Orchestra has chosen Anna Edwards as its new conductor and music director for the 2014-2015 season entitled “Soaring to New Adventures.” The orchestra advisory committee, board of directors and community took part in the selection process. The concert season will begin in early November.

NOTABLE | Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H exhibitors

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H exhibitors in foods and nutrition, clothing, needlework, applied arts, photography, gardening, educational displays, public presentations, judging contests, quiz bowl contests, performing artists, home ec, in action

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Saddened that no one stopped

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, What is the matter with you people? I hit a deer on State Highway 20 and not one of you stopped to see if I was OK. I swear to God I am ashamed of mankind and have nothing left to say.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks has county’s best interests in mind

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, With our local elections fast approaching, I write in support of Karla Jacks for the position of Island County commissioner. Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure of working with Karla as we’ve served together on the Camano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ an awesome performance

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Kudos to director Jackie Apodaca and the entire cast of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Newspaper stories make a difference

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Reporters and editors often half-jokingly remark amongst themselves that they don’t become journalists for the money. That’s drummed into journalism students starting in college. A professor told a group of us first-year Journalism 101 students to consider another major if money was the driving factor in our career choice.

SLIDESHOW | Procession for Paul Schell

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 11:34AM

Hundreds of people walked in and watched the procession for Paul Schell in Langley on Aug. 14, more than two weeks after he died unexpectedly following heart surgery complications.

Port still interested, but fairgrounds idea needs more study

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 16, 2014 at 12:30PM

Managing the Island County Fairgrounds was an enticing proposition for the Port of South Whidbey.

Freeland meal packaging event to help children in need across Africa, Caribbean, U.S.

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

Mike Mellison, a retired part-time Freeland resident and full-time humanitarian, is helping the Whidbey community lend a hand to others. At 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Mellison and other volunteers will gather at the Island Church of Whidbey in Langley to assemble nutritious meals for kids in need.

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