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Hometown Hero

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"Ralph Nakamura has put in countless hours of volunteer work in the South Whidbey community, with the Lions Club, at the Fairgrounds and with his neighbos. "

Hooked on acting: Young actors reprise 'Peter Pan'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"More than a dozen South Whidbey kids, including Jazmyn Rodriguez, left, and Michella Young, spent five weeks learning the ropes, wires, lighting techniques, and acting skills they need to put on Ray Jarol's production of Hooked Again this weekend at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. "

Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"You may not have noticed, but we're nearing the end of what is known as the Dog Days of Summer. "

Saratoga firefighters moving in soon

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"Saratoga volunteer firefighters will likely move equipment into their new station this week, according to Fire District 3 Chief Don Smith. "

Islanders in 12 precincts must now vote by mail

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

The Island County Auditor's Office mailed a notice last week to registered voters living in 12 Island County precincts that beginning with this year's Sept. 18 primary election they will be voting exclusively by mail.

Langley paving under way

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"Pavers from Lakeside Construction will turn Langley's Camano Avenue and Sixth Street into a fresh ribbon of black asphalt this week, making one of the city's bumpiest sections of road the smoothest. "

Fire district buys acreage for central station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"South Whidbey's fire commissioners pledged more than $236,000 last week to buy land on Thompson Road for a future district office building, training facility, and Island County Sheriff's Office precinct. "

Friends acquire Freeland property

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

Friends of Freeland has been successful in acquiring approximately 18 acres of land between Scott and Newman roads.

No late election filing surprises

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"Final candidate filings late Friday resulted in little competition in South Whidbey's election scene this fall. In some cases, there were no filings and a special filing period will be held Aug. 13-15. "

Auditor calls Holmes Harbor Sewer District bond deal illegal

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

Hundreds of ratepayers in the Holmes Harbor Sewer District learned last week that a $20 million bond sale approved by their elected commissioners last October violated state laws.

Holmes Harbor Sewer District ratepayers remain 'on the hook'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

Two meetings last week regarding an apparently illegal $20 million bond sale by the Holmes Harbor Sewer District showed the district's 200-plus ratepayers that they may not be safe from financial risk for several years.

These are the real 'dog days of summer'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"Labrador retrievers from around the country will again visit Langley as the Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Association hosts its 11th Specialty Show and Obedience Trial at the Island County Fairgrounds. Events continue on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. "

Whidbey man knits together eclectic interests

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"The much admired sweaters of Scandinavian and Irish origin were first created and knitted by fishermen. But at some point in history, it became a sort of masculine taboo for men to knit. Paul Magnusson, who lives in Clinton, doesn't feel that way. He declared recently, I'm a long-time knitter. I'm retired now and I don't care what people think or say about my knitting. Knitting is a peaceful, calming, therapeutic hobby. The world would be a better place if more men took it up. "

Alert deputy saves baby's life

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

A baby girl is alive today thanks to the actions of Island County Deputy Rob Davison.

Vandals disturb Glendale construction site

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

Vandals spilled diesel fuel and built a road block last weekend at a controversial Glendale Road construction site.

Rec league softball is fun and games

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"Hundreds of players and spectators swarmed over South Whidbey Community Park Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, as more than 20 co-ed and men's softball teams playing in the Players Choice league made the park their weekend home for the seventh annual Island Classic tournament. "

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

Old-fashioned clam bake on the beach.

Lodell earns spot on World Series team

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"South Whidbey's Michael Lodell played last week in the Mickey Mantle National World Series Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The 14-year-old will be a freshman at South Whidbey High School this year. "

Rural county bill expected to pass -- sometime

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"A bill that would pump $400,000 annually into Island County for economic development purposes is still alive in Olympia. And local legislators say that if it doesn't pass in this year's third special session of the Legislature, it's practically a sure thing for next January. "

See planning maps on line

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

Freeland residents who want to see planning maps generated for their community no longer need drive to the Island County Courthouse in Coupeville.

Helen Johnson to run for school board

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"Helen Price Johnson, a longtime PTA member and past president of the Langley Middle School PTSA, has filed to run for Wendy Alexander's South Whidbey School Board seat. "

Little League brings state championship to island

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"Starting July 17, eight teams of 15- and 16-year-old All-Stars faced each other on the fields of South Whidbey Community Park in the Senior Little League All-Star state championship tournament. Hosted by South Whidbey Little League and Little League District 11, the event was the first state Little League tournament held on South Whidbey. "

Intensity excels in tournaments

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

Intensity fastpitch team has performed well in recent summer tournaments.

Indian canoeists visit Whidbey

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

Five canoes filled with members of Indian tribes from throughout Puget Sound stopped by South Whidbey on Friday.The long wooden canoes accompanied by several motorized boats pulled up on the beach at Possession Beach Waterfront Park for a short rest break before resuming a journey that eventually will take them to Canada.

Library Internet access restricted for kids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:57PM

"Adults can still get anything they want on the Internet at Sno-Isle libraries, but children 17 and under will face restricted access. "

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