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- 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.
- Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
If you didnt 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.
- 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 couldnt 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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 Mothers Day. At least, thats what the hardworking caretakers of Greenbanks Meerkerk Gardens have said, as Huey has given them countless Moms Days of perfect weather.
- 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 months Hometown Hero sees no reason to stop now.
- 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.
- Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
They are your neighbors, your friends. They look like they couldnt 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.
- Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
If your intentions are noble, your purpose honorable, then you have paved your way to your mission. The M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland has a clear mission statement, beginning with helping kids. The Forgotten Children Foundation purchased M-Bar-C in 2003, and Bill OBrien took over the helm.
- Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
The best pyrotechnicians have the power to elicit the most heartfelt oohs or ahhs from Fourth of July crowds all across our 231-year-old nation.
- Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Its high summer and time for the Price is Right Sale at the Baby Island Saratoga Club. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, friends and neighbors will gather to enjoy the 32nd annual open-air marketplace of arts and crafts, plants, second-hand treasures and eatable goodies. Located on Saratoga Road just south of the Amble Road intersection, the sale draws residents and summer folks from all over South Whidbey every year.
- Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
On the first day of model rocket class every year, Leonard Good writes on the blackboard: I am the famous Leonard. Good is famous, indeed, as the man responsible for helping kids to launch hundreds of homemade rockets for seven years.
- Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Fancy a Scottish fling? Or perhaps youd prefer the Australian Ladies. No worries, both can be found from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm.
- Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Hometown Hero Betty Lehman has always held the belief that life isnt about her. And for Lehman this belief has made all the difference in the way she views life. Betty has been a trustworthy volunteer, a faithful church member, a community-minded woman who will go to any length to make a difference, says Pastor Jim Lindus of Trinity Lutheran Church.
- Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Langley High School class of 1947 meets for 60th reunion It was 60 years ago that the 20 members of the Langley High School class of 1947 graduated and left their teenaged youth behind for the wider world. But Whidbey Island seems to have a magnetic pull and of the nine remaining class members, almost all of them still live on the island.
- Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Seattle couple taps Whidbey Island for wellness retreat Theres a man and a woman who have come to the island just to show your body a good time. Sergey Podlazovs and Lorina Shinsatos Dance to Wellness retreats are designed to help you get back to the garden of a healthy body that you may have lost sight of in the present day culture of fast-eating and stressful living.
- Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
The crisp autumn air is ripe for freshly pressed cider and a brisk walk with the dog under a leafy canopy of color. Thank goodness, then, that Apple Day and the third annual Mutt Strut comes to Bayview Corner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
- Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
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- Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Another handsome bloke made his kingly walk down the royal runway with crown, scepter and big heart intact. Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund crowned the second Mr. South Whidbey recently, much to the delight of a sold-out crowd at Freeland Hall.
- Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Salmon chowder, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, lefse, heart waffles with strawberries and whipped cream and a Scandinavian dreamof baked treats. Sound good? They are all ready and waiting for hungry appetites at the eighth annual Nordic Fest.
- Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Come Home for the Holidays is the theme for this years holiday festivities in Langley. And that means plenty of downtown jollification to get the whole family in a joyful spirit.
- Nov 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Youre at a fancy celebration; black tie, evening gowns, crystal and white table linens. You notice a humble man dressed in a blue work shirt and pants walking in. His eyes dart around the large room looking for an available seat.
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