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Phil Pearl makes solo swim around the island

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

When Phil Pearl of Langley began his epic journey to swim around Whidbey Island, he thought he’d done his homework. Not quite. Seems he forgot to find out if harbor seals bite humans.

Unitarians break ground for church

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

Congregation starts work on long-term home FREELAND — Building a new church is a little like sending your middle child to college. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island put down roots in Freeland on Sunday with a groundbreaking ceremony at its future home just north of town on Highway 525.

Bayview continues to grow

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

Enrollment is higher than district anticipated BAYVIEW — Bayview School’s enrollment has jumped more than 20 percent this year. With 76 students instead of the expected 64, that means the school’s administration may have to do more with less.

Island Dance teams shine at Disneyland

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

It was the first trip to nationals for the Island Dance Competition Team in years, but the young choreographers and dancers from South Whidbey impressed the judges nonetheless. They won numerous honors and were picked from among 300 teams to perform their piece “The Puppeteer” at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this summer.

Visiting professors from Japan assess South End schools

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

LANGLEY — They came to see how American schools work, but two university professors from Japan found something else in South End schools. Smiles. Plenty of them. Tetsuo Kuramoto and Tsuyuguchi Kenji visited South Whidbey schools Monday. Kuramoto is studying curriculum instruction and community engagement; Kenji is studying parent relationship management and school administrative employment.

Port decides on a temporary home for marina breakwater

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

The port’s commissioners have spoken — the breakwater goes to Langley. But the Langley city council may have a few reservations. On Wednesday, the Port of South Whidbey reviewed reports from engineering consultant Art Anderson.

Cort resigns during growth plan review

  • Sep 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Langley city planner Larry Cort has resigned after less than a year at city hall.

The Clyde marks 70th anniversary

  • Sep 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Langley icon celebrates major milestone.

The Clyde marks 70th anniversary

  • Sep 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Langley icon celebrates major milestone.

Camping, alcohol out at festival

  • Sep 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Parks officials impose major changes for next year’s Island Festival

Teen thwarts knife-wielding bandit

  • Sep 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Police search for suspect in attempted robbery in Clinton.

VIDEO: DjangoFest Northwest 2007

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Gypsy jazz fans flocked to Langley for the annual festival that features the music of Django Reinhardt.

Rare albino ratfish found in Useless Bay

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

University of Washington researchers discover freaky fish.

Buyers lining up for golf course as subdivision process begins

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26AM

Park district considering purchase of Island Greens property.

LOST & FOUND

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

LANGLEY — A chance meeting during Choochokam Arts changed two lives in an instant this summer and left one Langley man with a whole new family. Andrew Gilkerson, owner of Ace Leather Goods, Inc., knows the drill at Choochokam; sell, sell, sell his leather products. He has participated as a vendor in the festival for more than 17 years.

Festival is a bust for parks district

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

District won’t see expected share of revenues from event Revenues for the first Island Festival were far below earlier estimates for the three-day concert series, and officials from the South Whidbey parks district said they aren’t expecting to see an influx of money from the event.

Dedication ceremony coming for renamed Putney Woods

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

BAYVIEW — There are 63 intersections in the nearly 15 miles worth of trails within 800 acres at Putney Woods. That means there are 63 different ways to get lost within the forested land previously known as Goss Lake Woods, an area that has been treasured by a multitude of users since 1980.

Langley car crash blamed on DUI driver

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

LANGLEY — The out-of-control driver who hit a pedestrian and several cars in a dramatic daytime drama on Anthes Avenue in late August was driving under the influence, police said Thursday. Langley Police Chief Bob Herzberg said the state toxicology report showed the driver’s blood alcohol level was .27 percent. The state threshold for DUI driving is .08.

Commission says OK to Freeland plan

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

COUPEVILLE — Freeland’s growth plan cleared one of its final hurdles in the would-be city’s march toward becoming an urban growth area Tuesday afternoon. After deliberating for nearly six hours, the Island County Planning Commission signed off on the plan. They will now ask county commissioners to make Freeland a non-municipal urban growth area, or NMUGA.

Port moves forward on plan to move floating dock to Langley

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

FREELAND — They’re getting close, but no one’s passing out cigars yet. Port of South Whidbey commissioners used a special meeting Thursday to authorize $55,000 to get the Langley marina ready to be the temporary parking lot for the port’s new floating dock.

Critics say presidential veto of child healthcare bill will hurt Washington

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:24AM

Hundreds in Island County won’t get Medicaid coverage Hundreds of children in Island County lost their shot at medical care after President Bush vetoed a bill this week to expand a children’s health insurance program, state health officials said.

South Whidbey resident jailed on child molestation charges

  • Oct 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:24AM

A Clinton man will face first-degree child molestation and second-degree incest charges in Island County Court on Oct. 15. Police arrested Dallas Broyles, a registered sex offender, on Sept. 27 based on a tip from the family, said Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks.

Port to discuss preliminary budget tonight

  • Oct 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:24AM

An 800-pound gorilla will be sitting at the table during tonight’s regular port meeting — the Langley marina project. At 7 p.m. at the Freeland Library, Port of South Whidbey commissioners will examine next year’s budget prepared by port manager Ed Field.

Drug use, vandalism at Clinton park prompt petition

  • Oct 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:24AM

CLINTON — Needles. Drug use. Broken glass, beer bottles and cans, stolen furniture and pillows. Sleeping dens for homeless people. Steer clear of Dan Porter Memorial Park, Clinton residents say, especially after dark. Fed up with vandalism, drug use and other illegal activity at the county park, hundreds of Clinton residents and friends of Dan Porter Memorial Park have signed a petition asking the county to clean it up.

Saving sisters

  • Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:24AM

Langley woman participates in national breast cancer study LANGLEY — Born nearly a decade after her big sisters, Marilynn Norby spent the first few years of her life toddling behind, looking up in awe and thinking the two were the smartest, strongest and coolest kids around.

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