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Bayview School student wins logo contest

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

FREELAND — A Bayview School student is the winner of the design contest for Saratoga Community Housing’s new logo. The Saratoga Community Housing, a community land trust project, is so new that it didn’t have a logo.

Arise Trust helps women achieve their full potential

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

Twenty years ago an anonymous Whidbey Island woman did a remarkable thing; she proposed giving significant money to programs that benefit local women in the form of scholarships to individuals and grants to social service agencies.

Fresh from the garden: Ruby cooks it all

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

One of the truly palatable luxuries of life is having an excellent meal cooked for you. Now “Ruby’s Cooking!” puts that delicious luxury at your fingertips.

Fireworks ban finds lack of support in Langley

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

LANGLEY — In one of his final jobs as outgoing city administrator, Walt Blackford tackled an explosive issue — fireworks. At the last city council meeting of 2007, Blackford presented a report to the Langley City Council in response to residents’ complaints over fireworks.

Blaze claims home

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

FREELAND — A fire that ignited in a garage raged through an adjacent Freeland home, destroying it and many of the homeowner’s possessions. The Dec. 19 fire also displaced the house’s owner, Don Binder, who is now living at a nearby hotel.

Hospital buying land at Bayview

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

BAYVIEW — Whidbey General Hospital is finalizing two land deals worth more than $2 million as part of its ongoing plan to improve medical services on the South End.

Whidbey woman seeks end to stalking saga

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

Friday can’t come soon enough for Yvette Esparza. Esparza is waiting for the Jan. 4 sentencing of Tracy Adams, a former Whidbey General Hospital paramedic who Esparaza says started stalking her after they broke up more than two years ago.

Bigger ferry to start Sunday from Keystone

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:08AM

Be aware. Be very aware. That’s the advice from passengers transiting from Keystone to Port Townsend. “We expected to ride a bigger ferry,” John Colton said as he watched the whale watch tour boat Glacier Spirit tie up in Keystone Dec. 27. “That’s what the ferry Website said, a big catamaran called the Snohomish.”

Pair hope to develop Langley’s shoreline

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:08AM

When developers Steve Day and Nancy Josephson arrived in Langley, they faced an uphill battle — quite literally. The couple wants to build a mixed-use complex nestled into the steep bluff on Langley’s waterfront. The development would stretch across four properties between Wharf Street and Cascade Avenue, including what is now the Edgecliff Restaurant. Commercial space, an inn, a conference center and residences are planned.

Big year coming for city of Freeland backer

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:08AM

FREELAND — It’s going to be a busy year for Chet Ross, whether he runs for mayor of Freeland or not. Though his name has been bandied about as a potential mayor of the future city of Freeland, Ross said getting the town incorporated is his main focus.

Respected voice to weigh in on cityhood question

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:08AM

People take note when Stan Walker speaks up. The longtime community volunteer has never been afraid to show the courage of his convictions, from wading into contentious debates on the opinion pages of the local newspaper to his thoughtful leadership that helped the Holmes Harbor Water District through its bond crisis several years ago.

Clinton woman leads relief effort for flood victims

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:08AM

LANGLEY — She just wanted to donate some clothing and pet food to Lewis County flood victims in the days following last month’s deadly disaster.

County continues search for source of harbor pollution

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:07AM

FREELAND — Island County officials said last week it’s still too early to pinpoint the source of pollution that is fouling Holmes Harbor. Shellfish harvesting at Holmes Harbor has been banned since last year, and the area will remain off-limits for the foreseeable future, county officials said Thursday.

Popular planner to rejoin city staff in Langley

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:07AM

Former city planner Larry Cort will return to Langley City Hall in an expanded role, Mayor Paul Samuelson announced this week. Cort stepped down last fall to take a job as a senior planner in Maple Valley. But Samuelson said the popular planner will fill the just-created position of community planning director for Langley.

A big year for Whidbey Telecom, the Hennys

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:07AM

When a business turns 100, it can either ponder the past or look ahead. The Henny family, owners of Whidbey Telecom, have decided to concentrate on the next century with a host of technologically-oriented ideas to help cement their place in the communications universe on Whidbey Island.

Langley’s PAB chairman has big plans for the new year

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:07AM

Ladies and gentlemen — Welcome to the most anticipated boxing match of the year. In one corner, Langley’s new code and zoning proposals resulting from the comp plan review. In the other corner, the many opposing opinions of the community.

Jamie Boyd leads two South End schools in transition

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:07AM

LANGLEY — If you are a small child and had done something bad in school, there are worse places to be than in principal Jamie Boyd’s office. For starters, there’s a large, floppy tan-and-white stuffed pooch in one chair, his head on the table, snout pressed close to a ceramic red apple.

Nichols wraps up work on second tugboat

  • Jan 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:06AM

New round of layoffs hit Freeland boatyard this month LANGLEY — Nichols Brothers Boat Builders launched its latest tug into Holmes Harbor without the usual fanfare that has been seen in years past.

Brody is first baby in 2008

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:06AM

Brody Shawn Messer rang in the new year as the first born island baby of 2008. Brody was born at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor. He was a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long.

Students acquit ‘criminal’ during mock trial

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:06AM

Casey Campbell stood accused of planting a bomb at his school. And the longtime target of schoolyard bullies was now in the sights of the justice system. Campbell faced not only a jury of his peers, but a courtroom filled with them. The fictional character took center stage at a recent mock trial at Bayview School.

County says wetlands rules almost complete

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:06AM

COUPEVILLE — Puffed up by a largely laudatory letter from the state, Island County commissioners said Monday they were nearly ready to adopt new rules covering development on properties with wetlands.

Port searches for marina money

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:06AM

FREELAND — First, there was the plan. Now comes the search for the money to make the plan work. On Monday, Port of South Whidbey commissioners met with representatives of the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development.

Local groups draw attention to U.S. torture

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:05AM

Torture is a moral issue and Americans have the responsibility to stop the use of torture. That is the message a coalition of local religious groups would like to send to Congress and to fellow Americans.

Senior Services welcomes new director

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:05AM

A new director has taken the helm for Senior Services of Island County. The board of directors hired Farrell Fleming to run the nonprofit organization that serves 12,000 senior residents in Island County.

Scientists come ashore to study island beaches

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:05AM

POSSESSION POINT — Some say the best spot on Whidbey Island is a home on the beach. But forage fish such as surf smelt and sand lancers also make their homes near Whidbey’s shores and spawn on the upper portions of beaches.

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