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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hannold will protect Navy base

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Do you have a job in Island County, own a home, enjoy a variety of retail outlets, or just appreciate the stable local economy? If your answer is yes and you want them to remain economically safe you should be concerned with the County Commissioner’s race.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hannold’s Navy background will serve us well

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I am voting for Rick Hannold for Island County commissioner, District 3, in November. I hope many of you will join me, as well. Hannold, a retired Navy chief petty officer with many years of solid executive experience, will bring much needed fiscal sobriety to our county commission.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rick Hannold is right for District 3 commissioner

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 8:00PM

Editor, The discriminating characteristic of socialism is compulsion. We see it all over government these days. Obamacare forces you to terminate the insurance you like and coerces you to buy more expensive insurance with government dictated “benefits” that you don’t want and don’t need. The current shibboleth of Democrats has become, “We decree; you agree” or perhaps “We declare; you despair.” There is one way to oppose this. Vote them out. As a start, I am supporting the Republican candidate, Rick Hannold, for District 3 commissioner.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Imagine ‘I rode the whale to Langley’

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 1:00PM

Funicular — it’s as much fun to say as it is to contemplate, and it appears the concept is back on the table in Langley.

Learning continues after classes for students at the HUB

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 5:00PM

While most students headed home to relax after an early release from school Wednesday, about handful of kids gathered in the spacious MakerTron lab in Clinton to learn the basics of computer-aided design and 3-D printing techniques.

Alleged carjacker arrested in Oak Harbor

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island’s version of a SWAT team arrested a carjacking suspect at an apartment building outside Oak Harbor Wednesday, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Clinton Community Council wants to hear what should be done at next meeting

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 8:00PM

Anyone with a stake in Clinton or interest in seeing what has happened, and can happen, should make their way to the Clinton Community Council meeting Thursday, Oct. 23.

Dog House owners seek renovation

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 9:00AM

An hour-long meeting between the owners of the Dog House Tavern and Langley’s mayor and planning director has them all back to where they started more than a year ago: renovation and restoration.

South Whidbey volleyball pulls off upset against King’s in five sets

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 8:00PM

There’s magic at King’s School’s Mike Martin Gym for the South Whidbey volleyball team.

Are you afraid of the dark? Legion haunted house holds ghouls, ghosts, gore

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

South Whidbey is conjuring up some delightfully frightful Halloween festivities. Langley in particular is aflutter with Halloween activity, from the wooden ravens standing guard around the city to the numerous spooky celebrations to come.

Vaughan backs out of Island Transit director application

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan announced at the Island Transit meeting last week he would seek the organization’s top job, but he appears to have had a change of heart over the weekend.

Whidbey Island shows off its greatest gourds at Harvest Fest

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 7:00PM

Whidbey residents presented their most rotund, most beautiful and most gnarly gourds at the 19th annual Whidbey Island Giant Pumpkin Contest.

Barnyard Bingo proves a success at M-Bar-C Ranch Barn Sale

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 11:00AM

Dave Christensen from Port Townsend was deemed the winner of the M-Bar-C Ranch Barnyard Bingo, an event which took place as part of the ranch’s annual Barn Sale Fundraiser.

Langley planning director resigns

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 5:00PM

Langley Community Planning Director Jeff Arango is stepping down. After three-and-a-half years at the helm, Arango confirmed he has accepted a position at Seattle-based BERK Consulting, a private planning company, and submitted a letter of resignation to city officials. Arango said he enjoyed his time as Langley’s planning chief, but that he was ready for a new challenge.

Falcon XC places second behind King’s in postseason tuneup

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

King’s cross country teams narrowly edged South Whidbey’s on Thursday in a Cascade Conference meet in Granite Falls.

Search for first win goes on for Falcon girls soccer

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

King’s cruised to a 6-1 victory over South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference girls soccer match Thursday night.

Cascade bluff funicular revived

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The funicular is back. Maybe. Criticism over the view impacts of a bridge and elevator tower to shuttle people from Cascade Avenue down to South Whidbey Harbor in Langley has city officials reconsidering the original proposal, according to Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy.

Whidbey General Hospital prepares for Ebola

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

With cases of Ebola now reported in the United States, Whidbey General Hospital is joining hospitals across the country in preparing to receive patients afflicted with the disease.

Take this dance: Argentine tango class teaches movement as well as connection

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

A stanza of rich and vital music ascends from the speakers, breaking the evening silence at Bayview Corner; four couples silently take to the studio floor, keeping time with one another’s precise steps and slight sways as if attuned to the notes as by one another’s energy.

SLIDESHOW | King's Knights rally in second half to keep first-place football hold over South Whidbey

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:25AM

King's pulled away from a 13-13 halftime tie with South Whidbey in a 1A Cascade Conference football game Oct. 10 in Langley and won 34-19.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A tale of two sisters during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

In the wee small hours of the morning of Jan. 12, 1940, Dad woke both me and my older brother from sound sleep and told us to come with him to see what he said was a late Christmas present that had just arrived. Imagine our disappointment when we followed him into their bedroom and saw a tiny, pink, wiggling, squeaking baby in our mother’s arms; not the bicycle Sonny wanted nor the Sonja Henie skating doll I’d wanted. A baby, and not a very cute one at that point, either.

The architect and the archetype: WICA costume designer mixes art and engineering

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 3:00PM

For Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ production of “Into the Woods,” Mira Steinbrecher is the mastermind behind the show’s 40 captivating costumes. Steinbrecher has been working as a professional costume designer for over 40 years, and knows every trick of the trade, from using strong tea to dull too-bright whites to crafting an apron suitable for hiding both knives and sweet breads. She is also a professional architect who placed among the top 50 architects in Northwest Home and Garden magazine in fall, 2006.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wanda Grone is right for Island County treasurer

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

There are at least two problems which occurred in the office of Island County treasurer that adversely affected island taxpayers. One was an error on the 2014 Stanwood-Camano school district levy which resulted in more than 12,000 explanatory letters being sent at county expense to explain that the school levy did not really double, although the original statement indicated that it did. Much extra time was spent fixing this error, which resulted in other duties being delayed or forgotten.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Candidate offers perspective on interview answers

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, There are two statements attributed to me in your recent article that are incorrect: 1. I mentioned that the payroll system is a mess.

Survivor says positive attitude key in cancer fight

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

When Lynda Eccles was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she’d already lost one sister to the disease and watched another go through the same diagnosis six months prior.

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