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Head-turning home tour turns 21

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"With its 21st birthday this month, the South Whidbey Republican Women's Home Tour is ready for a night on the town. To celebrate the event, the tour is decked out with a look and feel that is designed to turn more than a few heads.The tour features everything from a log home to a spacious condo, from a fairway view to a 240-degree view of Admiralty Inlet. "

Festival celebrates all things loganberry

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"Pack up the kids, bring a blanket or a chair and head up north a bit this weekend for the friendly, down-home music and arts festival that celebrates the famous Greenbank Farm loganberry. "

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

Memories remain of sunshine and hay fields.

South Whidbey Parks hires a new director

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"Two days after the district's first and only director, Jerry Cole, left to work for the city of Port Angeles, district commissioners Curt Gordon, Jim Porter, and Dave Haworth named Bellingham's Suzette Hart as the new director. "

Hospital rebids remodel

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"A 6,000-square-foot expansion and 20,000 square feet of remodeling is temporarily on hold at Whidbey General Hospital for the next four weeks while hospital administrators solicit a new set of bids. "

Freeland committee publishes draft plan

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

Volunteer and professional planners charting the future of the Freeland area released the first draft of a growth and zoning plan Thursday night that could dictate how crowded the town will become and how it will look in coming decades.

County declares burn ban

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"On Friday morning, the Island County Sheriff's Office placed Island County under a burn ban. More than two weeks of high temperatures and low precipitation have dried Island County forests and grasslands to a point at which the risk of wildfires is too high to allow further burning. "

Survivors did survive

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"Marooned firefighters return to land, toothpaste and a feast. "

Firefighters are surviving Ohana Island

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"Three days into Fire Protection District 3's Ohana (family) Island firefighter survival challenge, the group was dehydrated, hungry, dirty, and a little desperate. The challenge - which is both a training exercise and a fund-raiser for the fire district - offers none of the creature comforts on reality TV shows, like water, food or a comfortable place to sleep. "

Dog case addresses animal's right to die

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

A Clinton man who won the dismissal of an animal cruelty charge leveled against him in district court two weeks ago said he hopes his case will force Island County's animal control officer to think hard before seizing older pets that are dying at home.

Creosote-soaked logs have residents seeing red

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"Drivers traveling along Highway 525 north of Greenbank are used to seeing the ocean on either side of the road - Admiralty Inlet to the west and Saratoga Passage to the east. But if they looked closely to the west Monday morning, where Lake Hancock lies, they saw something completely different - a sea of red balloons. About 350 helium balloons were attached to creosote-soaked logs and pressure-treated lumber in a portion of the saltwater marsh lake. "

Choochokam returns to Langley

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

"Langley held its big summer party again last weekend. Choochokam was back.People strolled the downtown streets in tank tops, shorts, sunglasses and sunhats, slurping on shaved ice, eating a bratwurst or curly fries, and gravitating toward the live music, the poetry, and the bright white tents that sheltered a profusion of art objects and crafts from made by 125 accomplished artisans. "

Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

We knew it all along: Girls rule Langley.

Raffle of Gerber sculpture to benefit Saratoga Woods

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

"A bronze sculpture of a deer much like those that range throughout the forests of Whidbey Island will help benefit the purchase of the land preserve, Saratoga Woods. Dance of the Deer was created by Georgia Gerber, who has donated the sculpture for a raffle drawing. "

County courthouse renovation under way

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

Rooms in the Island County Courthouse now look much as they did when the building was first constructed in 1949.

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

Beginners find the egg business comes with a problem.

South Whidbey readies for major Music Festival

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

A big weekend of music on Aug.4 and 5 will bring national bands to South Whidbey Community Park. Among the performers will be legendary rock star Country Joe McDonald. The festival will feature 13 bands plus instrument workshops.

Next stop: Ohana Island

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

Langley Police Officer Ryan Raulerson catches Ohana Island participant Bev Helland in the act of trying to smuggle food and other comfort items in her luggage during a pre-departure search Friday. Helland and 13 other firefighters and rescue personnel flew to a remote island yesterday to take part in a Survivor style fund-raiser and training exercise.

Tilth marks 30 years of Whidbey farmers' markets

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

"Thirty years of Farmers' Markets on South Whidbey will be celebrated Saturday, July 7, beginning at 10 a.m. at South Whidbey Tilth, at Thompson Road and Highway 525. A special program will begin at 11 a.m. to introduce market founders Twomey Orr Twomey and Rose Dobson, who were among the first vendors in 1976.. "

Holmes Harbor sewer board gives homeowners few answers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

About 100 homeowners who live in the Holmes Harbor Sewer District did not get many of the answers they wanted Thursday night to questions about about a $20 million bond sale that seems to have gone bad.Bond questions have also apparently halted area home sales.

Friends of Freeland still working toward goal

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

"In spite of a June 15 deadline to meet its financial goal of raising approximately $615,000, the Friends' bid to buy 18 acres in the heart of Freeland's commercial area is inching forward. The process has been extended based on the length of time it is taking to schedule commercial appraisal. "

Local runners dogged at Chum Run

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

"Dave Westlake and John O'Hara of Redmond won the 5K and 10K events in the 2001 Maxwelton Salmon Adventure Chum Run last weekend, but got a little help from their friends. The two training partners showed up with their dogs, which set the pace for the runners on their way to convincing victories. "

Library cards may settle porn access issue

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

Sno-Isle Regional Library may let parents make the decision when it comes to their children's access to the Internet.

Island corrections officer dies

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:54PM

"Tony Dobson, well-known community corrections officer and avid boater, was killed Thursday night in a tree-cutting accident at his Whidbey home. "

Parks offers variety of summer tennis programs

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:53PM

"A slate of tennis programs and tournaments offered by South Whidbey Parks and Recreation this summer may not hold the drama of Wimbledon, but parks tennis instructors are hoping Southend kids and adults will take a whack at the sport anyway. Programs began July 1 and go through August. "

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