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VIDEO: The big game

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

The South Whidbey Falcons (7-1) take on Archbishop Murphy (8-0) for the Cascade Conference title.

Nichols Brothers lays off workers

  • Nov 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has laid off its entire workforce, employees said Friday morning as they left the shipyard.

NICHOLS BROTHERS CLOSES

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

The South End’s biggest employer closed its doors after 43 years on the island. Nichols Brothers Boat Builders laid off its entire workforce Friday morning. Company officials later said the shipyard ceased operations at both its Freeland and Langley facilities.

Car-prowling vandals put neighborhood on edge

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

CLINTON — Lake of the Woods residents have put themselves on high alert, some even arming themselves with weapons to protect their families and property. During the past two weeks, thieves and vandals have taken their neighborhood hostage, community members said.

Freeland PR firm creates company video profiles

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

FREELAND — For people and businesses who need a unique brand of exposure, Northwest Public Relations in Freeland might be the answer, video frame by video frame. Owner Jonathan Sage established Northwest Public Relations in Freeland in 2005 and has focused on video production as the way for businesses to make an impact with potential customers.

Audit finds fault with county health department

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

For the eighth straight audit in a row, the Washington State Auditor’s Office has found problems during its audit of Island County’s books. The Island County Health Department was cited this time. The audit listed one federal finding. It said Island County had inadequate internal controls to guarantee indirect costs were properly charged when the county health department spent $100,237 in federal grant money.

Neighborhood dispute hits rock bottom

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

BAYVIEW — Some neighbors have nicknamed it “the Great Wall of China,” while others have called it an insult to the neighborhood. The builder of two stacked, concrete block walls stretching across two vacant lots on Evening Glory Court claims it is a landscaping project.

Port of South Whidbey looks ahead at future of Langley marina

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

FREELAND — Creating a vision for the Langley marina is the easy part. How to get there, and pay for it, that’s the hard part. Port of South Whidbey commissioners held a workshop last week to fashion a realistic, workable engineering plan for the marina’s future. In January 2009, they will take over ownership and have every intention of hitting the ground running.

Student at Primary School has ‘superbug’

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

School officials reported a case of the “superbug” MRSA that was diagnosed at South Whidbey Primary School late Monday afternoon. “We immediately put together a team to deal with the situation,” District Superintendent Fred McCarthy said. “The classroom, bathrooms and common areas were disinfected with a strong product called Hepastat.”

New director to lead Burning Word festival

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

The Washington Poets Association has named Sue Ellen White as the new director of the Burning Word poetry festival. The festival is produced annually by the association on the last Saturday of April at Whidbey Island’s Greenbank Farm. White will lead the fifth annual festival on April 26 as it becomes the largest such event in the state.

Shipyard hopes to reopen in eight weeks

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

After sending shock waves through the community Friday with the announcement that Nichols Brothers Boat Builders closed down, company officials now say there is a chance they will be back.

Whidbey sailor dies in Iraq

  • Nov 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

Another sailor from Whidbey Island has died in the Iraq war, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

School levies amendment fails; Recupero wins another term

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

Langley councilman is on his way to another term; fire commissioner race still close.

South End pair says raw food is the real deal

  • Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

Two South End entrepreneurs have started a business that will help introduce people to the raw food lifestyle. The business is called Anambia, Power Food for Body, Mind and Spirit.

City council puts no-build setback rules at Seawall Park on hold

  • Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

LANGLEY — A request by Langley’s Planning Advisory Board for an emergency zoning change was shot down by the city council Wednesday. Two weeks ago, the Planning Advisory Board requested an interim zoning ordinance for a 60-foot, no-build setback for development on the Seawall Park waterfront.

Another life lost

  • Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

In August 2001, at the age of 21, Bewley joined the ranks of the Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal technicians as his father Ronald and brother J. Patrick witnessed his proud moment. But friends and family in Hector, a tiny town in central Arkansas, are now mourning the loss of Bewley. The sailor was killed in action on Nov. 8 in Salah ad Din province, Iraq; the sixth sailor assigned to Whidbey who had died in the war.

Dog saves man from mattress fire

  • Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:19AM

BAYVIEW — Dan Weehunt wasn’t too thrilled when Lil’ Miss, his Boston bull terrier/boxer mix, started jumping on his stomach in the middle of a deep sleep. Now he couldn’t be happier.

Art sale offers unique gifts for the holidays

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:18AM

Whidbey Islanders are lucky to live where the best gifts are made. Their friends and family are even luckier because they reap the rewards of receiving something made by some very fine local artists and craftsmen.

‘Superbug’ concerns lessen at South End schools

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:18AM

Swift action by the South Whidbey School District and Island County medical officials have lessened parents’ worries over the potential spread of the “superbug” skin infection called MRSA.

‘Superbug’ concerns lessen at South End schools

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:18AM

Swift action by the South Whidbey School District and Island County medical officials have lessened parents’ worries over the potential spread of the “superbug” skin infection called MRSA.

‘Superbug’ concerns lessen at South End schools

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:18AM

Swift action by the South Whidbey School District and Island County medical officials have lessened parents’ worries over the potential spread of the “superbug” skin infection called MRSA.

Beach Watcher grads find new rewards, friends as community volunteers

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:18AM

Mohamoud Abdel-Monem was looking for a challenge. So was Neal Clark. On a sunny afternoon in Coupeville recently, the retired Washington State University dean of pharmacy and the self-confessed Internet techie both celebrated their new challenges, each starting an intriguing new chapter in their lives with 21 other whooping and hollering new friends from all over Whidbey Island.

KILLER BABIES, Greenbank couple discovers baby orca

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:17AM

A Greenbank couple had the rare luck to spot a brand-new baby whale just a few hours after it was born off Lagoon Point. They didn’t know it at the time, however. “Let me tell you a secret; we didn’t know we were looking at the baby whale until the whale research people told us,” Gene Ohlson said.

Power is gone with the wind once again

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:17AM

BAYVIEW — Getting used to something isn’t the same as liking it. The second windstorm of the season was brief and strong, but not powerful enough to ruin the day for most South Enders on Monday. “It’s still a pain. But we were ready,” said Frank Parra, owner of Sebo’s Do-It-Center on Bayview Corner.

Restaurants offer Thanksgiving alternatives

  • Nov 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:17AM

Shopping, cooking, baking, coordinating travel plans and making sure family members are taken care of are just a few minor things people are juggling before Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t it be great to escape some of this work?

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