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Falcon tennis lineup shakeup reverses course against University Prep

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

With an eye on the district tournament starting in less than two weeks, South Whidbey boys tennis had a major shuffle of its lineup against University Prep on Tuesday.

Goss Lake gets water hydrant

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Goss Lake Park Community Association is celebrating the addition of a new fire hydrant. King Water Company installed it Friday, Oct. 3, on the corner of Pintail Road and Huckleberry Lane, according to Ann Swenson, a neighborhood resident.

Navy revising Environmental Impact Study to include more Growlers

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Navy says it is revising its Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers to include up to 36 additional aircraft based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Public meetings to gather public comment will be held in late October.

Whidbey wineries gain top honors at Seattle Wine Awards

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 11:00AM

Langley’s Ott & Murphy Wines topped the list of Whidbey Island winners at the Seattle Wine Awards this month.

MATRIMONY | Whidbey couple celebrates 60 years of marriage this month

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

Brenda and Don Wilkins will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16.

Whidbey violinist will play at Skagit Symphony season opening concert

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, an award-winning 17-year-old violinist, will be joining the Skagit Symphony for the opening of their 35th, 2014-15 season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon.

Discovering the toxins in furniture, bodies featured in film at Clyde

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Ecumenical Greening Congregations of South Whidbey are sponsoring a showing of the film, “Toxic Hot Seat,” which addresses the “ubiquitous presence” of chemical and flame retardants in furniture, carpets and the human body.

Fight for homeless continues on South End

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Judy Thorslund knows firsthand the importance of “empowerment through community.” President of the board of directors for the non-profit South Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Thorslund has spent decades working to help those without permanent housing and is no stranger to nights spent out in the cold — she was once homeless herself. With Whidbey Island’s homeless now estimated to number in the hundreds, it’s an issue Coalition members like her say is crying out for public attention. Some needs to be done, and the group is ready to lead the way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Drop the Langley Lift negativity

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, The upgraded Port of South Whidbey marina in Langley has been a slow, and well managed project. It’s incredible the many layers of local, state, and federal regulations there were to wade through on this waterfront project. The Port of South Whidbey did a great job with all that wading. Thanks.

South Whidbey Sheriff's Report | Bank robbery, turning in family, high-speed bike chase

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer’s help comes too late

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, There’s something really amazing about the concern our county treasurer is suddenly having for taxpayers. This week citizens who use the DOXO online email platform received “courtesy” second-half tax payment reminders from “Maria Nuñez, CPA”, who just happens to be an incumbent who (surprise) is being challenged in a re-election bid next month.

Arts board plans plaza party, future work

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Langley City Council approved the Langley Arts Commission’s recommendation Monday to display “Ocean Waves” and “Sun Catcher” in the plaza on Second Street for a year. Now the arts commission is preparing for an unveiling party at 5 p.m. on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31

Sheriff cans Island County detective following sexual harassment charges

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 2:00PM

The deputies’ guild is seeking arbitration on the Island County sheriff’s decision to fire a detective accused of sexual harassment.

EDITORIAL | Public art, culture is a worthy expenditure

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Publicly funded art is like blown glass — it’s lovely to some, considered dangerous by others. The perspective, it seems, rests in the eye of the beholder.

Forks police nab alleged South Whidbey burglar

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

One of South Whidbey’s most wanted is in police custody this week.

Candidates vie for voter favor at Freeland election forum

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

There was more than one surprise at Wednesday’s candidate forum in Freeland where both local and national issues were discussed by general election candidates. Island County commissioner candidate Rick Hannold told the audience that the threat of global warming is largely overstated.

SLIDESHOW | Roster change reverses Falcon boys tennis fortunes against University Prep

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey boys tennis had a change in its varsity lineup that paid off against University Prep, reversing an earlier 3-2 loss for a 3-2 win on Oct. 7 at South Whidbey High School.

Island Transit discusses budget at special Friday meeting

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 11:00AM

Next year's budget will be one of two topics discussed by Island Transit directors at a special meeting on Central Whidbey this week.

Frank Parra crowned Mr. South Whidbey 2014

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 9, 2014 at 8:58AM

Frank Parra, affectionately known by many South End residents as “Mr. Do-It,” proved he really can do it all by obtaining the title of Mr. South Whidbey 2014.

Jacks or Hannold for county commissioner?

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:30AM

The two candidates running for Island County District 3 seat offer differing views on top county issues, such as the legalization of marijuana and dealing with recent problems at Island Transit.

Boat floats get pulled for winter on South Whidbey

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Boaters have a few more days to use two popular boat launches on South Whidbey.

WorkSource job fair coming soon

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

WorkSource Whidbey is sponsoring a one-day job fair noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Best Western in Oak Harbor. Job seekers should bring resumes and be prepared to interview for jobs.

High school ranks well in achievement

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

According to a list published on Sept. 25 by the Puget Sound Business Journal, South Whidbey High School ranked ninth in the state for student achievement as stated in the State Board of Education’s Achievement Index for the 2012-13 school year.

Mayor honors Highlands group

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Erl Bangston, developer of The Highlands at Langley, took home another accolade following the Skagit County Builders award for an eco-friendly project.

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