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Falcon wrestlers find individual success

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"South Whidbey wrestling coach Mike Crebbin discovered this week that his high school wrestling team needs to turn up the intensity in just a few weight classes to be a winning team. In their opening road and home matches during the past week, the Falcons tied a Meadowdale team a week ago and lost to Jackson Tuesday when the team's lightweight wrestlers had tougher matches than they expected. "

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"Glenn Nichols of Langley was one of several South Whidbey residents who remembered Pearl Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 7. Nichols was a crewman on the USS Raleigh in 1941. The cruiser was the first ship hit by a torpedo during the Pearl Harbor attack. "

Find-It! Consumer

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

Search more than 70 state government consumer protection sites.

Ornaments crafted for Hearts and Hammers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"A sleighful of unique, handcrafted Christmas ornaments once again adorn the big Hearts and Hammers evergreen in the front window of the Island Athletic Club in Freeland. "

Easy ways to share the spirit of the season

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"As the holidays approach, do you get caught between wanting to donate to a local charity and being low on cash? There are many ways to provide charitable donations to local organizations. "

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"The Twelve Days of Christmas, my way: If I could order up what I really want each of the 12 days of Christmas, it wouldn't be lords a-leaping, maids a-milking, partridges in pear trees, drummers drumming, turtle doves or any of the other items mentioned in that old Christmas tune. Well, maybe the five golden rings... "

"Salmon return, but future is clouded"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"The salmon are back in Glendale Creek. And in Maxwelton Creek, at least for one more year.As a few dozen spawning coho and chum worked their way up South Whidbey's two best-known and most heavily restored streams, people here who love salmon could'nt help wondering if this could be one of the last years the fish return to the island. Salmon spawning runs are down on a number of Northwest rivers, from numbers that were already low last year. And the wild chinook salmon is about to go on the endangered species list. "

Updated 'Nutcracker' is a South Whidbey original

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"On stage at the South Whidbey High School auditorium, this season's retelling of Whidbey Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker works more magic as packed houses watch a newly restaged first act designed to blend seamlessly with last year's cleverly written second act. The result is a ballet that is stamped with a unique island signature. "

Landowners can get a tax rebate

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"If you have a clean lot and don't mind a little paperwork, you can get a rebate of the forest patrol fee from the state Department of Natural Resources. "

Freeland's alight with a holiday glow

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"A giant Noble fir, Freeland's first community Christmas tree, was lit on Saturday amidst caroling and seasonal spirit, as the town's Festival of Lights began the holiday celebration. "

Lights go on in Langley

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

A crowd of more than 50 people kicked off Langley's Christmas season the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the unveiling and lighting of a tree-like holiday sculpture created for the Langley Park by Clinton artist Kathleen Davenny.

Freeland welcomes everyone's opinion

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

"Don't live in the Freeland zip code area? Don't worry, the people planning Freeland still want your opinion. "

Stores sell smokes to teen

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

Half of the six stores that were asked sold cigarettes to a minor in a recent compliance check done by the Washington State Liquor Control Board with assistance from the Island County Health Department.

Severinghaus is Co-op 'Artist of the Month

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

The Artists Cooperative of Whidbey Island showcases the images of Ed Severinghaus this month. The Langley photographer is December's Artist of the Month for wall art.

Troopers finally get their man

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45PM

A Freeland man discovered who led a couple of state troopers on a high-speed car chase in a stolen pickup July 22 was sentenced on Dec. 1.

Falcon boys in close hoop contests

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"High scores in games against Coupeville, Bellevue Christian "

Falcon girls split two games to open hoop season

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"This week the South Whidbey girls basketball team enters competition in the North Cascades 2A Conference, following just two preseason games. South Whidbey lost a wild opening game at Coupeville on Friday, but on Saturday, playing in front of a home crowd, the Falcons dominated the Bellevue Christian Crusaders to win 64-47. "

"Langley Middle School dumpster dive yields recyclables, compostables"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"For anyone who has ever wondered what happens to garbage after it gets thrown into the trash can, a group of fearless Langley Middle School students can give a lecture tour on the subject. About 20 students in the school's Adventure Education class -- along with principal Greg Willis -- got really personal with their own refuse Monday morning when they went dumpster diving in the 20-cubic-yard steel container that holds all the school's garbage. With the students were staffers from the WSU Waste Warriors, the Island County Recycling program, and South Whidbey AmeriCorps. "

Whidbey veterans to remember Pearl Harbor

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"This Thursday, Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor survivor Glenn Nichols and other members of Island Post 7482 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clinton, will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day program at 11:30 a.m. at the Langley Post Office. "

Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

Whidbey man talks about life on the picket line in the Seattle newspaper strike.

Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

Whidbey man talks about life on the picket line in the Seattle newspaper strike.

Hate groups fail to appear on anniversary of Mathews' death

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"It's the first week of December, and for the first time in years, there is no sign of neo-Nazi activity on Whidbey Island.That's great news for the Island County Sheriff's Department, which has been tracking annual visits by hate groups since Dec. 8, 1984, when the FBI killed Robert Mathews in a fiery shootout in Greenbank. Mathews founded The Order, a notorious hate group based in Idaho. "

Clinton beach backers embark on petition drive

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

A petition now in the works could be the first step toward the community of Clinton's desire to have its own saltwater beach.

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"When I was growing up, my family alternated the celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners between my Aunt Anna's house and our own. I loved going to my Aunt Anna's on holidays with a whole gaggle of other kids to play with, a swarm of women in the large kitchen, and groups of men discussing their cows, the price of milk, politics and winter snow, and all of them wanting to lift me off my feet and give me a hug. "

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:44PM

"I've just read about the shopping frenzy that began last Friday morning, with lines of people waiting at 4 a.m. to get into WalMart, for crying out loud, and I have something to say to every reader out there who has children or grandchildren and is already caught up in the pre-Christmas mania. If there is one Christmas wish I have, it is that I could go back and re-do some of those Christmases when my children were small. "

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