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Business connects island farmers and chefs

  • Jun 24, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

A new business is working to connect farmers with chefs to help put island-grown foods on the menus at regional restaurants. WhidbeyFarm2Chef has made this simple concept its mission in an effort to promote sustainable farming and local agriculture.

New boat launch at Bush Point still not finished

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Though it appears local boaters are already using it, the boat launch ramp facility at Bush Point isn’t quite ready for prime time. But after eight years of planning, design and construction, things are shaping up. Trees are planted, the restrooms installed, a traffic turnabout is ready to go, an info kiosk is up, and at the corner of Spyglass Drive and Sandpiper Road, a large, open area for trailer parking is ready.

Class of 2006 One journey ends, another begins

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

The 2006 graduating class from Bayview School was small in number but big in heart. Amid cheers and tears and lots of hugs, the eight-student senior class of Bayview School graduated Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at Bayview Hall.

Good news for small towns: Judge tosses Eyman’s I-747

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

A judicial defeat for initiative salesman Tim Eyman could lead to more income for Washington cities. A King County Superior Court judge struck down Initiative 747, his 2001 measure that limited property tax increases.

Direct bus service offered from Island and Skagit counties to Everett Station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Getting around the region on public transportation is about to get a little easier. Beginning July 10, Island County transit riders can connect with Everett Transit at the Everett multi-modal station. The Everett station will act as the central connecting point for riders traveling to north and south Puget Sound.

South End helps cancer fight

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

The South Whidbey community will come together for Relay for Life this Friday and Saturday. Teams will start walking to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s research Friday afternoon on the track at South Whidbey High School. Opening ceremonies will take place at 5:30 p.m. directly before the survivor lap. The luminary ceremony is scheduled for 10 p.m. Friday, and the event closes at noon Saturday.

Highlands draw praise, concerns

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

The Langley city council chambers were bursting with people Tuesday. Every last seat was taken. People sat on the floors and stood out in the hallway. The official presentation of the Highlands development before the Planning Advisory Board drew crowds.

Negotiations over farm continue

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Though more details are emerging about the negotiations underway between the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm’s management group over the farm’s future, all sides agree no decisions have been reached.


  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

It’s been a busy four years for the South Whidbey High School graduates of 2006, three of whom managed perfect grade point averages. They include a community volunteer, an athlete and student who is passionate about learning.

Intern helps city save energy, greenhouse gas emissions

  • Jun 17, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Ten weeks of hard work may help improve Langley’s energy use. Mariah VanZerr, a Bard College graduate student, will intern at the city of Langley, spending her summer analyzing the towns energy use, and helping develop a plan to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Visitor kiosk more costly due to new design

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Next spring, possibly sooner, a gem of a visitor center will grace the corner of Highway 525 and Langley Road. For now, it’s just a diamond in the rough. The wooden visitor kiosk sits on the bare corner of the intersection next to the Exxon gas station on Ken’s Corner. To make it more inviting, renovations and park-like landscaping are planned for the joint project between the Langley and Freeland chambers of commerce.

Prima Bistro brings a breath of fresh air

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

South Enders have been keeping a close eye on the restaurant space above the Star Store. They are ready to reclaim their favorite summer hang-out, the outdoor patio overlooking Saratoga Passage. The wait is over. In time for Fourth of July, the Prima Bistro will open its doors.

Freeland man on a mission to present the colors

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Jay Hale has always loved the American Flag. The Freeland resident can’t remember a time when flying the flag wasn’t important. Even as a child before becoming a pilot in Air Force, the flag had significance for him.

Group hears concerns, questions about Freeland incorporation

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

It won’t be simple. That’s the message backers of the incorporation effort in Freeland had for residents during town hall meetings to discuss the prospects of cityhood for the fastest-growing area on South Whidbey.

Why we fly the flag

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

Vietnam veteran Tom Rose doesn’t necessarily dwell on the past. But then, he isn’t about to forget it, either. Each day he raises three flags outside his home in Greenbank: Old Glory, a black POW/MIA pennant and the official flag of the United States Air Force.

South End mourns passing of Eva Mae Gabelein

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

Born and raised on Whidbey Island, Eva Mae Gabelein loved the country feel of the island and the glorious view from her window. “The mountains are just beautiful,” she would say when one of her children would call to see how she was doing.

Shellfish closure may mean state money for sewers

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

There is a possibility that something positive may come out of the shellfish harvesting closure at Holmes Harbor: Money. Officials from the state Department of Health said that counties with a shellfish protection district — something the state requires when ongoing pollution is found — receive high priority for state water-quality financial assistance.

Boundary split finds few fans

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

The proposal to create separate districts for Conservation Futures funding died from lack of support Monday, but Island County commissioners hinted the battle between the north and south will someday rise again.


  • Jun 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

Island County law enforcement is recognizing elder abuse as a problem. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks and Cmdr. Mike Beech of the Island County Sheriff’s Office both spoke at the recent elder abuse conference in Oak Harbor.

South End ‘helping hand’ passes away

  • Jun 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

The former executive director of Helping Hand of South Whidbey, Margaret “Peggy” Norton, passed away May 26 at her home in Clinton. On April 4, Norton had been awarded the Island County “Lee Martens Health Hero Award” for her compassionate and selfless work on behalf of those in need.

WASL results show gains on South Whidbey

  • Jun 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

South Whidbey sophomores will learn how they did on the state assessment test, known as the WASL, this week. For students who failed to meet test standards, it will mean making plans to attend summer school.

Talk focuses on creating a safe haven for the elderly

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

The South Whidbey Senior Center is a safe haven for many older South Enders. It provides activities ranging from Tai Chi to driving classes, keeping seniors’ minds and bodies engaged

Artist cooperative opens gallery in Langley

  • Jun 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

The Artists’ Cooperative of Whidbey Island has moved to Anthes Street in Langley. The co-op had a grand re-opening of its gallery Memorial Day weekend. New gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Hearing coming for Langley’s Highlands development

  • Jun 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

eople interested in the largest development in Langley history can get a closer look at the Highlands project next week. A public hearing before the Planning Advisory Board is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 in council chambers at City Hall.

Former South Whidbey con man arrested in California casino

  • Jun 7, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:18PM

James McDowell learned he could run but not hide from the police when the bright lights of television shone on him. McDowell was arrested in California this past weekend after being featured on the television show, “American Most Wanted.”

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