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Historic house now a memory

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"A piece of South Whidbey's history went up in flames Sunday on a bluff overlooking Maxwelton beach. The dilapidated old Patton house, once a focal point of the rural community, was burned by Fire District 3 as a training exercise for new recruits, who sprayed water and a bit of foam at the structure. Nobody was allowed inside due to the unstable nature of the old building. "

Cold temperatures mean lights off at schools

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

Governor urges more conservation.

Off the Record

  • Dec 13, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"Exotic desserts require exotic ingredients, which can't be found on South Whidbey. "

Audubon sets Christmas Bird Count

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"Whidbey Audubon Society will conduct its 14th annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 16, when 15 teams will attempt to count all the birds in a 15-mile diameter circle centered at Arnold Road and Highway 20 and covering an area from the north side of Ault Field to south of Admirals Cove "

County OKs $17 million budget

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"Commissioners cap property tax raise at 2 percent, following the lead of many counties and cities across the state in increasing property taxes by only a small increment, as mandated by Initiative 722. "

Langley moves closer to sewer extension

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"Tthe Langley City Council has brought a new sewer extension policy to a first reading. Once the policy is passed at either the council's Dec. 20 or Jan. 3 meeting, only two major steps will remain in the city's year-long push to extend the existing sewer system -- finding grant money and finding a contractor. "

Plot prices go up at Langley Cemetery

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"As the city begins to open more than 800 new burial plots for sale at the Langley Woodmen Cemetery, the Langley City Council has voted to raise the price of burial plots by $100 to begin paying for some professional maintenance help. "

"It's service, but is it learning?"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"South Whidbey School District students are helping restore natural habitat and learning how to sail in the San Juans. They are also increasing recycling and aiding the poor through food and clothing drives. They are doing all these things and more, but are they really learning anything through all this service learning, as educators label it? "

Got work? Hire a Falcon

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"If you have an odd job or two that needs doing and have a love for basketball, you need to Hire a Falcon. On Dec. 16, $30 will purchase four hours of work from a member of the South Whidbey High School boys basketball team during the Hire a Falcon fund raiser. "

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

My Christmas story: Caught in a pre-Christmas blizzard

Church events for the holidays

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

Special events at area churches celebrate the season.

Crab fishing opens

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"Recreational crab fishing opens Dec. 9 in two areas of Whidbey Island, according to a rule change announced Friday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. "

Dog lost in burglary found

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

A black Labrador retriever scared away from a Lone Lake Road home during a burglary last week is safe with his family after a week-long search.

Santa Sightings

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"When and where will Santa Claus appear on South Whidbey? Here are some times for Santa Sightings, including the schedule for his trips on the fire engine provided by Fire District 3. There will be others sightings; so kids, keep your eyes peeled. "

Two Island musical ensembles present

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"The Sing!Chronicity Vocal Ensemble in concert with the Saratoga Chamber Players, two premiere Island musical groups, will present a rare rendition of George Friedrich Handel's classic sacred oratorio, true to the original intent, with small chorus and orchestra in the intimate theater setting of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. The performance will include The Christmas Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus. "

NASA's Web site

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"Information, even guided tours of the international space station. "

Space station visible from island

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:46PM

"Whidbey islanders should be able to look up and to the south and see the international space station -- if they look quickly on a clear night. The station is now one of the brightest objects in the skies, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "

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. "

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