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South Whidbey Relay for Life needs local support

  • Jun 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

For the 11th year, South Enders will walk for the cure on June 22 and 23. The annual Relay for Life event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday at South Whidbey High School

Seal pupping season begins on island

  • Jun 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

Seal pupping season has begun, prompting the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network to remind Whidbey Island beachgoers to give a wide berth to seals and their pups.

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  • Jun 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

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  • Jun 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

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Intermediate School promises to keep multi-age classes

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

The uproar over a proposed school district plan to curtail Intermediate School classes that combine kids of different ages may have been resolved. At least for the time being. On June 15, Cait Cassee and about 17 other parents met with Intermediate School Principal Eric Nerison to voice their concerns that the district was ending its multi-age classes.

Nichols may help build new state ferries

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

The state Department of Transportation and Washington State Ferries announced Thursday that Todd Pacific Shipyards, J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. have submitted a joint proposal to build four new 144-car ferries.

Community gathers to honor Langley officer

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

LANGLEY —- Michael Birchfield was remembered by family, friends, colleagues and the communities where the police officer served, during a memorial Tuesday at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Langley.

Graduates get their day in the sun

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

Bayview School’s 11th commencement ceremony Thursday afternoon was unique and special, much like the 13 students being honored. Wait — make that 14. Longtime vocational arts teacher Jean Shaw (Radcliffe, Class of 1957) was made an honorary graduate of the Class of 2007.

LMS students finally meet pen pal from war

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47AM

LANGLEY — It was a red, white and blue welcome. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ray Griffith got a hero’s homecoming at SeaTac International Airport Thursday as he was greeted by a group of Langley Middle School students decked out in red, white and blue hats.

Fair faces hefty tax bill

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

LANGLEY — The Island County Fair Association may soon find a tax bill in the mail for roughly $2,700. Fair board chairman Dan Ollis told the fair board Tuesday that the Island County Fair Association may have to pay three years worth of property taxes on a 10-acre parcel the association sold last year.

Islander takes starring role at Disneyland

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

It was a busy four days for Gordon Free walking the dogs, keeping up the house and catering to guests. But it wasn’t a severe case of spring cleaning at the Free household. Instead, the Freeland man found himself working hard as a butler at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland last week.

Society presents Bronze Medal awards

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

The Whidbey Island Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents the Bronze Medal to Pat Sasson and Gail DaPont in recognition for their many years of service.

No new issues come forward for Freeland Sub-Area Plan

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

Island County planners have heard it all before when it comes to growth in Freeland. And that’s a good thing. County officials said no new issues have been raised that need examination as the environmental impact statement for Freeland’s growth plan is updated in the weeks ahead.

Hedgebrook forges ties to community with help from alumnae

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

There is a place of enchantment here which finds its way to women’s hearts, and their pens. That seems to be the sentiment of the women writers of Hedgebrook, the Langley retreat where authors are nourished in body and soul.

Family picks up pieces after car crash

  • Jun 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

Byron Parnell knew that something was wrong when he heard a calm voice on the other end of a call from Whidbey General Hospital early Saturday morning. His daughter had been involved in a vehicle accident, he was told. She was fine.

STATE UPENDS MARINA SALE

  • Jun 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

State says port must compensate Langley. LANGLEY — Officials from the state Auditor’s Office have scuttled the sale of the Langley marina to the Port of South Whidbey.

Manure pile leads to ripe discussion in Langley

  • Jun 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:46AM

LANGLEY — There’s a big stink at the county fairgrounds in Langley. But this time, it’s not about Fairgrounds Road. The manure pile that usually sits up against the bluff at the edge of the fairgrounds has been growing in recent months and it’s not just animal waste and wood shavings.

Teachers to get 2 percent pay raise

  • Jun 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

A compromise has been reached in the feud over pay and benefits between teachers and the South Whidbey School District. Don Zisette, president of the South Whidbey Education Association, confirmed Friday morning that teachers will receive a 2-percent increase in pay for each of the next two years, get three personal days off yearly versus the current two, and will be expected to add two more work days.

Port commissioners listen to Maxwelton Beach concerns

  • Jun 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

FREELAND — Maxwelton Beach residents are worried the Port of South Whidbey may allow overnight camping at Dave Mackie Park. The port has been considering opening up Dave Mackie Park to overnight parking and camping, primarily for kayakers.

City gets report on emergency preparedness

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

LANGLEY — As memories of power outages and snowstorms fade, the city of Langley is kicking work on its emergency preparedness program into high gear. Lynn Sterbenz, Langley’s emergency preparedness consultant, is currently working on getting the city ready for any kind of emergency.

Council OKs road agreement with Highlands developer

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

LANGLEY — Langley City Council members did not look happy. Blame an agreement that will see the city kick in more than $50,000 to get Fairgrounds Road built.

Campaigns for 2008 start early

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

The 2008 race for a job in the state capital has kicked off early. Patricia Terry, a Democrat from Camano Island, filed as a candidate for the state House of Representatives earlier this month. She wants to unseat Republican Chris Strow for Position 1 in District 10.

Parks district grows

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

State approves 200-acre transfer of prime land South End residents will now have more public trails to enjoy with the transfer of more than 200 acres of prime land in the Maxwelton Valley into the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.

Housing Authority to change Brookhaven’s beloved pond

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

LANGLEY — City planner Larry Cort caused quite a splash last week when he told city council about plans to convert the pond at Brookhaven back to the stream it once was. A proposal has been submitted to city hall by the Island County Housing Authority, the owners of the Brookhaven neighborhood. But word of possible changes to the beloved waterway sent ripples through the Langley community.

South Whidbey High’s solar racer sets world record

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

A benevolent sun shone just long enough. Enough for the South Whidbey High School solar drag racing team to become world champions in the unlimited category Saturday at the Third Annual Solar Drag Race in Wenatchee.

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