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I-933 backers submit petitions to state

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Backers of a controversial initiative on land-use regulations say they've got enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

Congressman Larsen makes third trip to Iraq

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Iraq is showing slow signs of progress, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen said Monday at the close of his third visit to Baghdad.

Celebrate America returns to Freeland Park

  • Jul 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Organizers of the Freeland Park Independence Day celebration are putting a couple of new spins on a South Whidbey tradition. This year the fireworks show and festivities on July 3 will feature activities ranging from old-favorites to new activities that require the audience to get up and shout.

Proposed ‘condo’ garages cause concern

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

No more storage units on Highway 525 into Freeland. That’s the message some Freeland residents are sending to Island County planners after an Edmonds man asked the county if it was OK to build condo-style garages for recreational vehicles on the corner of Highway 525 and Mutiny Bay Road.

Maxwelton Parade celebrates 91st year

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

The Maxwelton Fourth of July Parade celebrates its 91st anniversary this year and a woman who has been at 56 of the parades will serve as the Grand Marshal. Mary Bowen has been chosen as Grand Marshal and is looking forward to tossing candy to the kids as she rides in a convertible down Maxwelton Road.

Freeland Library to close for major remodel

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

The Freeland Library will close its doors to the public next Saturday for a six-month remodeling project that will cost $346,000. For library patrons, that means children, teen and adult programs that were scheduled for later this month at the library will be shifted to Trinity Lutheran Church. And readers who don’t want to hit the road to borrow books from another Sno-Isle library can visit the bookmobile on Fridays at the church, starting July 28.

New owner takes over 1504 Café

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Some customers have sat in the same chair while drinking their morning coffee since 1989 when the 1504 Café in Freeland opened. One man actually brought in his own TV to watch the news channel during his visits. The TV has been at the coffee shop ever since. Many customers have stayed the same over the past 17 years, but ownership of the espresso hotspot has changed twice. Now, it’s the third time.

Friends of Friends welcomes new director

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, the South Whidbey volunteer safety net, has helped South Enders struggling to keep up with rising healthcare cost for 10 years. Now, for the first time since it was founded, the group is facing a major change in its leadership.

New girls hoops coach at South Whidbey High named

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

For years, Henry Pope has dreamed of coaching at the high school level. Now he’ll get his chance — on Friday he was named as the new Falcon girls basketball coach by John Patton, South Whidbey’s athletic director.


  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Record temperatures scorched South Whidbey Monday, driving many people to the beach and others to the nearest shady spot. It was the hottest day of the year so far and rivaled a historic high recorded in 1989.

Wallace will run as a Dem

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

A fired Island County deputy who was running as a Republican candidate for sheriff has switched horses just two months from the primary election. Ousted sheriff’s deputy Jay Wallace is now running as a Democrat in the race for sheriff.

Concert to benefit tortured monks

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

In 1959, the people of Tibet attempted to establish a nation independent of China. Over the years, as the Chinese military tried to establish control over the small country of six million, many Buddhist monks and nuns were tortured. Dr. Alicia Gonzalez is planning to lead a team of naturopathic students from Bastyr University to Dharamsala, India to help.

County, consultant unveil Main Street plan

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Island County has unveiled its “Main Street Corridor plan” for Freeland, and the proposal includes landscaped medians that divide each end of the town’s main drag. The idea is to make an attractive gateway into Freeland while improving traffic and pedestrian safety. The street redesign also includes 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the street and both, parallel and angled, parking along Main Street.

The heart of a local business extends across the Americas

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

When somebody sees a pot or basket from La Vida Verde, they see the intricate artistry of an imported hand-made product. Michael and Kris Barker see something more. They see not only the fingerprints pushed into the clay pots, they see into the heart of the artists who have struggled in impoverished countries, and the difference that’s been made in the artisans everyday lives.

City wastewater plant will be updated

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Fewer fumes and better compost. That’s what Langley expects to get after the city’s wastewater treatment plant undergoes a needed update. The city council voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of a $135,900 belt filter dewatering system.

Business connects island farmers and chefs

  • Jun 24, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

A new business is working to connect farmers with chefs to help put island-grown foods on the menus at regional restaurants. WhidbeyFarm2Chef has made this simple concept its mission in an effort to promote sustainable farming and local agriculture.

New boat launch at Bush Point still not finished

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Though it appears local boaters are already using it, the boat launch ramp facility at Bush Point isn’t quite ready for prime time. But after eight years of planning, design and construction, things are shaping up. Trees are planted, the restrooms installed, a traffic turnabout is ready to go, an info kiosk is up, and at the corner of Spyglass Drive and Sandpiper Road, a large, open area for trailer parking is ready.

Class of 2006 One journey ends, another begins

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

The 2006 graduating class from Bayview School was small in number but big in heart. Amid cheers and tears and lots of hugs, the eight-student senior class of Bayview School graduated Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at Bayview Hall.

Good news for small towns: Judge tosses Eyman’s I-747

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

A judicial defeat for initiative salesman Tim Eyman could lead to more income for Washington cities. A King County Superior Court judge struck down Initiative 747, his 2001 measure that limited property tax increases.

Direct bus service offered from Island and Skagit counties to Everett Station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Getting around the region on public transportation is about to get a little easier. Beginning July 10, Island County transit riders can connect with Everett Transit at the Everett multi-modal station. The Everett station will act as the central connecting point for riders traveling to north and south Puget Sound.

South End helps cancer fight

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

The South Whidbey community will come together for Relay for Life this Friday and Saturday. Teams will start walking to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s research Friday afternoon on the track at South Whidbey High School. Opening ceremonies will take place at 5:30 p.m. directly before the survivor lap. The luminary ceremony is scheduled for 10 p.m. Friday, and the event closes at noon Saturday.

Highlands draw praise, concerns

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

The Langley city council chambers were bursting with people Tuesday. Every last seat was taken. People sat on the floors and stood out in the hallway. The official presentation of the Highlands development before the Planning Advisory Board drew crowds.

Negotiations over farm continue

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Though more details are emerging about the negotiations underway between the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm’s management group over the farm’s future, all sides agree no decisions have been reached.


  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

It’s been a busy four years for the South Whidbey High School graduates of 2006, three of whom managed perfect grade point averages. They include a community volunteer, an athlete and student who is passionate about learning.

Intern helps city save energy, greenhouse gas emissions

  • Jun 17, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19PM

Ten weeks of hard work may help improve Langley’s energy use. Mariah VanZerr, a Bard College graduate student, will intern at the city of Langley, spending her summer analyzing the towns energy use, and helping develop a plan to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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