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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.

Island County to dispose of 35 laptops

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

County commissioners are considering the disposal of dated laptops used by Island County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives. Due to new technology requirements this year, new laptops have been purchased for the department.

Island County plans another wildlife hearing

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Island County planners have scheduled a public hearing to review commissioner suggested changes to the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation guidelines at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 25.

Sweet Mona’s changes venue

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique has moved across the street in Langley and is planning a grand opening of its new location next week.

New officer joins Langley police ranks

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley will welcome a new officer in an official swearing-in ceremony Monday. Officer Michael Beech will swear in as a member of the Langley Police Department during the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Beech served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and worked for the Island County Sheriff’s Office for two decades.

Take a walk on the Whidbey side during the art tour

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Sue Taves may not be able to turn water into wine; but she can turn stone into water. Taves, who has been sculpting since the early 1990s, has been working with the theme of natural elements in her work for the past several years. Most recently, Taves said, she has been exploring waves, their shapes and volumes, the way the light plays on their surfaces.

South Whidbey parks to consider new property, pay changes

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes to South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s employee compensation and benefits will be reviewed by the commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting behind closed doors. The nature of those changes and how the district would implement them will be discussed in executive session, which is closed to the public. Parks Executive Director Doug Coutts said it was closed because the commissioners will discuss individual employees’ compensation and performance. Some employees may earn more, and some may earn less if the plan is approved.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks has Major’s stamp of approval

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 3:52PM

Editor, I am writing to offer my endorsement of Karla Jacks for Island County Commissioner, District 3. Island County voters should be elated to have such a well-rounded candidate running for this important position.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Voters’ support in District 3 commissioner race was greatly appreciated

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I would like to thank the large number of voters who supported me in the primary election for Island County commissioner District 3. It was an honor to lead a large field of candidates and I appreciate your confidence. Our communities deserve leaders who will listen and represent every resident. Our citizens deserve access to good public transportation and to educational institutions. Our seniors deserve to age in place in the communities they helped build. Our residents deserve the best safety services from first responders and to the county emergency management team. Our islands must be environmentally protected so we have access to clean water and our rural life style is maintained.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Attacks on incumbent treasurer deserve educated response

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I cannot stand by and witness the mudslinging campaign being pursued by Wanda Grone. When Grone decided to run, rather than being honest and above board about her intentions, she chose to let both the treasurer and her fellow staff members discover it in the newspaper.

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