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- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Being the voices of the Falcon girls basketball squad will run in the Boyd family this year.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:26 PM
“We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity,” said early Quaker Margaret Fell. Whidbey Island Friends Meeting, also known as Quakers, holds their regular meeting for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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Pastor Darrell Wenzek at South Whidbey Community Church will address the topic at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Grange Hall, 5142 S. Bayview Road. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day had that problem and Wenzek’s message will dive into “The Last Question.”
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Bev and Clay Miller got engaged and then spent their entire engagement apart while Clay was on deployment as a Navy pilot. Daughter of a Navy pilot who served in Vietnam, Bev knew the drill.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Lincoln James Russo Sherry Mitchell of Oak Harbor welcomed a new baby boy into the world, Lincoln James Russo. Lincoln was born Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will meet for service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM
St. Hubert Catholic Church has a weekly prayer group that meets Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The group is currently focusing on growth in the Holy Spirit and the book, “There’s always more, expecting new fire,” by Sister Nancy Keller.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM
To encourage shoppers to patronize local stores, Langley Chamber of Commerce members are participating in the Holiday Cheer Giveaway.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 9:42 AM
The annual Hundred Bucks Art Show will take place at the tasting room for Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art at the historic Bayview Corner Cash Store for December. This show provides affordable art and gifts for the holidays; everything is priced under $100.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Downtown Langley is all dressed up for the holidays.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 9:41 AM
Artists across the island are finding new ways to connect with holiday shoppers this season. Markets and stores in the community have kicked it into gear for the holiday season.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Despite claims to the contrary, mail will not be suspended on South Whidbey at homes with low mailboxes, according to United States Postal Service officials. Brian Wade, officer in charge at the Langley Post Office, said mail was not in danger of being held after notices went out to at least 300 residences in Langley and Freeland that their mailboxes were too low and needed to be higher.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Langley’s $12.12 million budget passed muster with the city council after a first reading and a public hearing Monday at its Dec. 2 meeting. The public hearing included a couple of comments from two people, a Langley resident and a business owner. One man was concerned with the high amount of the budget, most of which is tied to capital projects like the Second Street redesign and utilities upgrades.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM
The City of Langley is looking to fill an open seat on the Planning Advisory Board. The group is comprised of volunteers and is responsible for review and recommendation to the city council on land use applications including subdivisions, variances, conditional uses, rezones etc. and for updating the city’s zoning code, comprehensive plan, shoreline master program, and development of and revision of land use regulations.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Editor, We enjoyed the turkey dinner from the Mobile Turkey Unit this year so much that we wanted to write a letter about it to thank everyone involved.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 8:29 AM
Highway 525 got some needed TLC. Seven members of the Rotary Club of Whidbey Westside collected trash along Highway 525 on Saturday, Nov. 23.
- posted Dec 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM
For most of the nine seniors on South Whidbey’s wrestling team, their goal this season is pretty straightforward — go to the Dome.
- posted Dec 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM
Over the next three years, six crews of the Royal Australian Air Force will train to fly the new EA-18G Growler at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
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Denise Need dances with daughter Piper during a Christmas song at the Langley Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Langley Park.
- posted Dec 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM
MUSEO’s Holiday Gift Show continues with a gallery offering of small, favorably priced works by Melissa Koch and a group exhibition of artists.
- posted Dec 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM
By starting the consumer shopping frenzy called Black Friday a day early, several large retailers are being criticized for eating away at Thanksgiving Day, a traditional time for family gatherings, feasting and reflection. Whidbey residents can easily avoid the madness and keep the holidays merry by shopping on the island. Whidbey Island has an abundance of unique shops and is great for thoughtful gift items all season long.
- posted Dec 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM
Editor, Good Cheer has received so many expressions of gratitude this past year, that I am both heartened and humbled as I write this year’s holiday appeal letter. Here are just a few that touched my heart:
- posted Dec 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM— updated Dec 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM
News release — Congressman Rick Larsen today voted to pass the Innovation Act, a bill that would crack down on entities that abuse the patent system to make money from other people’s innovations. These patent assertion entities—often referred to as patent trolls—cost American businesses an estimated $29 billion a year, according to a statement released by Larsen's office Thursday.
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