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Maxwelton Parade is a family affair for this year’s grand marshals

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

It may be the world’s shortest parade, but it’s a world-class experience when the Maxwelton Parade rolls down two blocks from the Maxwelton Farm to the baseball field for the 92nd time this Wednesday.

Goosefoot seeks ideas for Bayview Corner

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

LANGLEY — South Enders have a vision for the future of Bayview Center and it’s quite simple. They want a place where they can buy underwear, get a gallon of milk or an extension cord without being rolled over by cars in the parking lot.

Fired deputy prosecutor gets $300,000

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

A former Island County deputy prosecutor, who said alleged politicking in the prosecutor’s office turned so ugly that she got sick, will get $300,000 in a settlement. Attorneys for Island County’s insurance carrier, the Washington Counties Risk Pool, settled a damage claim made by Amy Dempsey against Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks, chief criminal deputy Andrea Vingo, the Island County Prosecutor’s Office and Island County.

Langleyites get a glimpse at city’s history

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

LANGLEY — Workers at the new construction on First Street uncovered a bit of Langley history last week. A crew of Gemkow construction workers uncovered the original sign and building face of the old post office, said Gemkow employee Ron Nelson.

Local model airplane club reaches out to kids who would fly

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — Wanted: fathers, grandfathers, sons and daughters and other would-be pilots. While humans do not have wings, this has not stopped them from wanting to soar through the sky with their hair on fire. What mankind lacks in feathers, they make up for with problem-solving skills, having invented numerous methods for mechanized flying.

Waterfront project draws feisty crowd

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — A standing-room only crowd at city hall gave the Langley City Council some Fifth of July fireworks, showing up in full force Thursday to voice concerns about waterfront development.

Nichols Brothers launches latest tug

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

FREELAND — Matt and Bryan Nichols surveyed the rising tidal waters of Holmes Harbor from their office deck overlooking the launching area as their latest Z-drive tugboat, cradled safely by a harness and crane, floated off a crawler Thursday evening.

Squirrel, not fireworks, causes fire at Mutiny Bay

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

FREELAND — Mutiny Bay area residents heard loud bangs and pops Tuesday afternoon and then the power went out. Moments later, as smoke began to rise into the air in marshy land near S. Robinson Road, some may have feared fireworks had started a fire.

Developers check out Langley Middle School

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

The future of two South Whidbey schools — the venerable Langley Middle School and the Intermediate School — is up for debate. Depending on the findings of the South Whidbey School District’s facility use committee, one of them could be transformed into a brew pub or even a small hotel or convention center.

Intermediate and Primary schools’ principal steps down

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

Eric Nerison, the Intermediate and Primary School principal, has announced that he will step down. Nerison said he wanted to spend more time with his family and get back to teaching.

Fair association will pay property taxes

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — The Island County Fair Association will pay more than $2,700 in back taxes owed on the Waterman property, fair officials said Monday. The association has owned the property for two decades, but never paid property taxes because the 10 acres had been wrongfully exempt at the county level. The property was sold in 2006 for $120,000 and the money was put in two local bank accounts.

Langley stabber sentenced to jail

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

COUPEVILLE — The man who stabbed a 53-year-old Langley man in April pled guilty last week to assault in the third degree. Jarred Julison stabbed James Elliot, his housemate, during a house party on Saratoga Road in late April. His injuries were so severe that Elliot had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

‘Green machine’ makes landscapes come alive

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — When he was growing up in Connecticut, Luc d’Aignault helped his landscaper dad create solid rock walls. At 14, he was building wilderness trails for the city of Boulder, Colo.

Public meeting with waterfront developer set for Tuesday

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — Tighten your seatbelts and get ready for the second round of the waterfront development derby in Langley. A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. in Langley.

Youth spreads the love

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

LANGLEY — The best things in life are free. A group of South Whidbey teenagers will give away free hugs at Choochokam this year. There is no big international humanitarian cause behind the “hugathon” and it’s not a fundraiser either. It’s really free.

MoveOn party was a big success

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

MoveOn party was a big success

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

MoveOn party was a big success

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

Criticism of war continues to build

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

LANGLEY — A group of South Enders gathered Wednesday in the yard of Island Coffee House in Langley, lounging in chairs, blinking into the sun. Some were sipping iced teas. A man wearing sunglasses played mellow tunes on his guitar and a woman in a green sundress with a big white flower in her shiny dark hair read from her essays.

Rep. Larsen votes to bring troops home

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

White House report notes progress in Iraq A progress report with good grades and bad on the state of Iraq can’t mask the fact that U.S. soldiers are unnecessarily stuck in the middle of a civil war, Congressman Rick Larsen said Thursday.

South Whidbey bakes under 90-degree heat

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

Summer arrived in force Wednesday on South Whidbey, leaving a scorched trail of sunburns and people seeking shelter from the rays after temperatures topped 94 degrees. Adding to the heat was a relative lack of cooling breezes, which typically keeps Whidbey Island residents more chilled than mainlanders in Puget Sound.

Woman dies in Sills Road crash

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

MAXWELTON — A Seattle woman died Monday when her car went over a wooded embankment on Sills Road, but went missing until a day later when a jogger found her car Tuesday night.

Port questions auditor’s role on marina deal

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

FREELAND — Port Commissioner Rolf Seittle hinted Wednesday that commissioners could ignore the state’s concerns over the port’s impending takeover of the Langley marina. At the port’s regular meeting, Seitle had strong words for the state.

Commissioner Shelton to step down

  • Jul 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

Island County Commissioner Mike Shelton announced Monday he will resign his position on the board of commissioners on Sept. 1.

UPDATE: Rep. Strow says he wants commissioner's job

  • Jul 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

State Rep. Chris Strow said late Monday he wants to replace Mike Shelton as Island County commissioner when Shelton steps down in September.

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