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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.

School board approves worker contracts

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

LANGLEY — The South Whidbey school board approved two contracts for its school district workers during its regular meeting Wednesday night. The agreements, approved unanimously by the board without discussion, had been placed on the consent agenda for routine items.

Local U.W. professor earns award for teaching

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45AM

FREELAND — After walking 20 minutes down the beach at Double Bluff under a searing sun toward a small group of research students, one could see why University of Washington students would enjoy a field trip to Whidbey Island.

Langley to hear pitch on waterfront venture

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

LANGLEY — A developer who’s interested in developing the city’s waterfront will make a presentation to city council next week. Brian Stowell will tell city officials and residents about his vision for a commercial development that could include a building that could reach from Wharf Street to the street level of Cascade Avenue and would have an elevator for public use, said City Administrator Walt Blackford.

Teen driver was DUI, police say

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

COUPEVILLE — Alcohol may have played a role in the car crash that seriously injured South Whidbey High School student Nicole Parnell. Washington State Patrol records released this week indicate that Parnell was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence following the Highway 525 accident on June 16.

Say hi to ‘Lucky’

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:44AM

USELESS BAY — If not for a speedy rescue by Marge Wicher, “Lucky” would have become a bump on the road. Wicher was driving along Sills Road late Wednesday when she spotted a tiny turtle on the roadway. Curious, she pulled over, and with the help of Sherry and Don LaPlant from Bayview Kennels, pulled the wayward reptile out of the way of speeding vehicles.

Local MoveOn group forms on Island

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

Kick-off party planned for Saturday As the battle for the White House heats up, a local chapter of MoveOn is getting into the groove. Carolyn Tamler has been named a coordinator for MoveOn Whidbey, the local branch of Operation Democracy, the active wing of the national MoveOn organization.

Land trust announces sale of 38-acre seed orchard

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

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust in Greenbank said it would sell the former Plum Creek conifer seed orchard to Longview Timberland of Longview. The 38-acre property is located inside Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve at the intersection of Highway 20 and Parker Road.

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.

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