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Value changes hit the mail

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

About 20 percent of Island County property owners will be getting a revised property assessment statement in the mail next week.

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"Margaret Walton is on vacation this week, so we've gone back into our archives and selected two recipes she says are among her favorites for holiday parties. We've run them before, but good a recipe never gets old. "

Day-use park fees approved

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

This month the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cleared the way for a day-use parking fee to be charged at state parks in Washington. The $2 to $7 fee will be used to improve and maintain park facilities and should be in place starting in January of 2002.

Commissioners cut down proposed 'rare' plant list to 1

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

The Island County commissioners decided during a public hearing recently to narrow down to just one a list of 33 species tha t the Whidbey Environmental Action Networkbelieves should be protected or watched.

Insurance help offered to windstorm victims

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

The state's insurance commissioner says there are plenty of resources available to Island County homeowners who suffered damage during recent wind and rain storms.

Greenbank Farm managers seek financial help

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"Though business has been good, the money-making potential of the Greenbank Farm's wine and gift sales has not been enough to cover the cost of needed capital improvements such as reroofing the barns, replacing the aged water tank or structurally upgrading existing buildings.So members of the management group have gone to the Port of Coupeville seeking assistance. "

Timely response saves Possession Road home

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"A fire that smoldered right through Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and perhaps several days prior left a Clinton-area couple nervous but not homeless Monday afternoon thanks to a quick response by local firefighters. "

South Whidbey dodges electricity price bullet -- for now

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"Electricity users all over Western Washington will be getting an ugly New Year's gift in January or February -- electric bills that are 30 to 100 percent larger than those they received just a few months before.But that won't happen on South Whidbey, at least for another year. "

Defibrillator at Trinity ready with trained operators

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"If there's a large public meeting in Freeland, there's a good chance it's at Trinity Lutheran Church. And if someone at one of those meetings has a heart attack, there's a good chance they'll be aided right there by a high-tech life-saving device and the people trained to use it. "

These are crafty kids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"School arts exchange involves students' minds and hands. For two hours on two days, South Whidbey Intermediate school students used construction paper, wire, yarn, sticks, glue, and a few dozen other materials to create everything from holiday table centerpieces to wicker baskets for moms, dads and grandparents. "

Off the Back

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

Here come the real Y2K blues.

Young Cougs post good early record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"Langley Middle School is 4-1 in league, and might be on their way to a championship. They are currently at the top of their middle school league, which includes teams who are almost all a lot bigger than the South Whidbey hoopsters. "

"Gentle stretch, easy burn"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

Pilates is healthy way to tone the body

Another trend takes America -- and Whidbey -- by storm

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"Still riding off this summer's wave of popularity, scooters were found under many Christmas trees this year. A strange contraption with the body of a skateboard riding on wheels like those on in-line skates kept under control by handlebars and a hand brake, scooters have become a fad again after falling out of favor 50 years ago. "

Hometown Hero knows how to be of good cheer

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"Hometown Hero Min Dexter spends countless hours as a steadfast volunteer in Good Cheer, the thrift shop of the South Whidbey food bank. She sorts, prices and polishes, even prettying up the stuffed animals. At home she even prepares lunches and bakes bread for her co-workers and volunteers at the store. "

Ten thousand lights for 100 years of Christmas

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"A Freeland family is celebrating their grandmother's century of holidays. Mike and Kathy Gurnee are hosting 99-year-old Lyda McNamara for Christmas season this year, and one of the ways they are marking the occasion is with a 10,000-light Christmas display outside, while inside the house is Christmas central. "

WSF considers 25 percent ticket hike

  • Dec 26, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50PM

"Washington State Ferries is seriously contemplating a 25 percent fare increase to go into effect as early as next May, with hikes continuing over the next six years. "

"Union, PSE dispute speed of response to storm"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

The union representing electrical workers in the state claims that it took an unnecessarily long time for Puget Sound Energy to restore power to Whidbey Island and surrounding areas after last week's windstorm.

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

"Christmas past, present and future "

Shelton to lead Washington counties in Olympia

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

"Last month the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) elected the Republican Island County commissioner as its president. As the organization's chief executive, Shelton will represent the state's 39 counties in Olympia, negotiating legislation on their behalf. "

Gay 90s again hosts families for Santa breakfast

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

"Family and friends of the late Donna White, co-owner of the Gay 90s Restaurant in Freeland and originator of the Santa Breakfast there, continued her tradition this year by inviting families from Readiness to Learn to the special event. "

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

Nothing says Christmas like cookies and candy.

Budding artists craft holiday gifts

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

"Kids in South Whidbey Primary School got ready for the holidays by creating art works to be given to their parents as gifts. The pieces included drawings, paintings, clay and other media, all made with lots of thought and a great deal of imagination. "

Pot grower may use 'Rasta' defense

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

A 44-year-old Coupeville man may use the defense that marijuana is an integral and constitutionally protected part of his Rastafarian religion in a case filed against him in Island County Superior Court.

Prosecutor charges Camano woman with murder

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:49PM

"Greg Banks, the county's prosecuting attorney, has filed second degree murder charges with Island County Superior Court against Shoreline's Linda H. Miley, 57, for the 1997 shooting death of her domestic partner, 67-year-old Jack J. Pearson, Sr. "

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