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OFF THE RECORD: Clinton man is always caught short

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:38PM

Several years ago I took note of yet another South Whidbey phenomenon.

OFF THE RECORD: Church work and coffee go way back

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:38PM

“Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion, it was good enough for me.”

– Mid-1800’s gospel and folk hymn

OFF THE RECORD: Americans seek solace in comfort food

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:38PM

While inhaling fully loaded hotdogs at the Bayview Cash Store Sports Pub during the Mariners' October playoffs, a fellow female fan commented on how her appetite had amazingly ballooned since the tragedy of 9/11.

OFF THE RECORD: Laughter is helpful, says therapist

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

I love to laugh. And amazingly, I haven't lost my personal laugh track since 9-11 was forever embedded in our minds.

OFF THE RECORD: News service should call it what it is

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

If you didn’t know the definition of the word “terrorist” before Sept. 11, 2001…you do now. It blips off our lips more than we care to count and has become a common noun in our newfound vocabulary.

For a formal definition, I turned to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Simply put, a terrorist is somebody who practices terrorism, or “the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.”

OFF THE RECORD: Traveling now helps you and the industry

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

I was somewhat skeptical about making a run for the border three days after the terrorist attack on the United States. I couldn’t think of a safer haven for my heart and mind at this trying time. It would be refreshing to take in the sights, talk to some new folks, get a foreign perspective on what just transpired in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Valley Therapeutic will have to move

  • Aug 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

The Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association (VTEA) has lost its case in the B.C. Court of Appeal, and will have to move.

Spring into a new football season

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

Youngsters interested in playing minor football have one more chance to explore the sport before donning the pads and being placed on teams for the 2007 Greater Victoria Minor Football Association spring season.

We’ve had enough environmental fearmongering

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

David Suzuki asked in his column, “What would you do if you were prime minister?”

A life guided by the heart

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

Hometown Hero Jeanne Lepisto got a glimpse of greatness early in life, and it has guided her heart and spirit ever since. “Our family spent a lot of time with my cousin Ronnie, a wonderfully loving boy with Down syndrome. He was always a bringer of love and life and laughter.

Interlude for mothers, ‘Mother’s Day Concert on the Lawn’ at Meerkerk

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

There is a weather god and his name is “Huey.” According to Australian Maori culture, Huey will protect your plans for Mother’s Day. At least, that’s what the hardworking caretakers of Greenbank’s Meerkerk Gardens have said, as Huey has given them countless Mom’s Days of perfect weather.

HOMETOWN HERO: A life without direction is a life without passion

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

Quinn Ianniciello has filled his life with helping others, often stepping in when others have stepped out. And this month’s Hometown Hero sees no reason to stop now.

South Whidbey Tilth celebrates 25 years today

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM

Let them eat organic cake. The chime that rings in the 25th birthday of South Whidbey Tilth this morning at 10 a.m. will signify sustenance, and you can bet their cake will taste good.

South Whidbey’s Most Wanted

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM

They are your neighbors, your friends. They look like they couldn’t hurt a fly, but behind the innocent facades of the small-town business owner, politician, real estate agent and, yes, even a former judge, hide some serious criminal minds.

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