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Public land at Possession off limits

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:56PM

"Twenty-five acres of public land purchased at Possession Point in early May by the state's Parks and Recreation Department will not be open to South Whidbey residents for at least two years, even though some of the money used to buy it was donated by a South Whidbey nonprofit group. "

Parks commissioners move forward with irrigation

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:56PM

"Concerned that weeks of dry weather expected in August and September could ruin a crop of grass on new soccer fields at the South Whidbey Community Park, park commissioners are having a water line installer do what it takes to get water onto the young greenery. "

Filing period for office opens Monday

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:56PM

"Want to serve on the school board, parks board, Langley council, or some other elected body? Then you have to file next week. "

Bids due soon on Clinton dock project

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:56PM

Whidbey Island ferry users will soon have to adjust to 600 days of construction that will take place at the Clinton ferry dock.Bids are scheduled to be opened July 25 for the second half of a major dock renovation project.

Saratoga Woods to become county park

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:56PM

Dedication is Saturday for 48 acres at Saratoga Woods.

The A&E Calendar

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:56PM

Performances and exhibits on South Whidbey.

Major music festival rolls south

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55PM

"Ed Wertz, Jay Nehf and Matt Reitz are bringing nationally known bands to play over a two-day benefit music festival for cerebral palsy on South Whidbey Aug. 4-5. The event was originally scheduled for Deception Pass State Park but will now be held on the Southend. "

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.

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