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- Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM
Tourism is a major economic factor in Washington, especially on South Whidbey where bed-and-breakfasts and specialty shops try to survive on the visitors dime more than anywhere else in the area.
- Aug 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM
The selling and buying of stolen scrap metal in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley is going under the microscope by municipalities and police, thanks to some behind the scenes work by retiring Langley City manager Cliff Gittens.
- Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM
What do you intend to do today? Not your itinerary; go to work, spend time with family. But your specific intentions: How will you affect the people in your home before you head out the door? How many people will you smile at today at work? How will you rejuvenate yourself before coming back home and how will you end your day?
- Dec 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
The Giving of Art The Art of Giving is an art sale organized by 11 Whidbey Island artists who wish to emphasize the ability to make a difference both locally and globally with the giving of art. The sale opens Friday, Dec. 14 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Front Room gallery in the Bayview Cash Store. The artists are making one-of-a-kind pieces specifically for holiday gift giving while also raising funds for two carefully selected charities, Operation: Sack Lunch and Childrens House International. A percentage of all the artists proceeds will go to the organizations. Artists and artisans participating in the sale include Tohnia Alexander, handmade soaps in lovely Scott Alexander wooden boxes; Maryon Attwood, functional ceramics, sunflower-tiles and platters; Adriana Gallagher, comment-worthy felted wool scarves; Elizabeth Haughton, mixed-metal jewelry; Robbie Lobell, soda/wood-fired and award-winning pottery; Sarena Mann, figurative papier maché mobiles; Barbara Stout, Taoist inspired works on paper; Tree Top Bakers, delicious holiday baked-goods; Michel Tsouris, small encaustic paintings and ridiculous chicken paintings and Jane Winslow, visual photographic poems. Beverly Graham is a recording artist who started Operation: Sack Lunch to feed the working poor and homeless on the streets of Seattle. The program has served more than 1.3 million meals since 1989 and currently serves 18,000 meals each month in the Seattle area.
- Nov 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Youre at a fancy celebration; black tie, evening gowns, crystal and white table linens. You notice a humble man dressed in a blue work shirt and pants walking in. His eyes dart around the large room looking for an available seat.
- Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Come Home for the Holidays is the theme for this years holiday festivities in Langley. And that means plenty of downtown jollification to get the whole family in a joyful spirit.
- Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Salmon chowder, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, lefse, heart waffles with strawberries and whipped cream and a Scandinavian dreamof baked treats. Sound good? They are all ready and waiting for hungry appetites at the eighth annual Nordic Fest.
- Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Another handsome bloke made his kingly walk down the royal runway with crown, scepter and big heart intact. Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund crowned the second Mr. South Whidbey recently, much to the delight of a sold-out crowd at Freeland Hall.
- Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
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- Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
The crisp autumn air is ripe for freshly pressed cider and a brisk walk with the dog under a leafy canopy of color. Thank goodness, then, that Apple Day and the third annual Mutt Strut comes to Bayview Corner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
- Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
Seattle couple taps Whidbey Island for wellness retreat Theres a man and a woman who have come to the island just to show your body a good time. Sergey Podlazovs and Lorina Shinsatos Dance to Wellness retreats are designed to help you get back to the garden of a healthy body that you may have lost sight of in the present day culture of fast-eating and stressful living.
- Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Langley High School class of 1947 meets for 60th reunion It was 60 years ago that the 20 members of the Langley High School class of 1947 graduated and left their teenaged youth behind for the wider world. But Whidbey Island seems to have a magnetic pull and of the nine remaining class members, almost all of them still live on the island.
- Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Hometown Hero Betty Lehman has always held the belief that life isnt about her. And for Lehman this belief has made all the difference in the way she views life. Betty has been a trustworthy volunteer, a faithful church member, a community-minded woman who will go to any length to make a difference, says Pastor Jim Lindus of Trinity Lutheran Church.
- Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Fancy a Scottish fling? Or perhaps youd prefer the Australian Ladies. No worries, both can be found from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm.
- Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
On the first day of model rocket class every year, Leonard Good writes on the blackboard: I am the famous Leonard. Good is famous, indeed, as the man responsible for helping kids to launch hundreds of homemade rockets for seven years.
- Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
Its high summer and time for the Price is Right Sale at the Baby Island Saratoga Club. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, friends and neighbors will gather to enjoy the 32nd annual open-air marketplace of arts and crafts, plants, second-hand treasures and eatable goodies. Located on Saratoga Road just south of the Amble Road intersection, the sale draws residents and summer folks from all over South Whidbey every year.
- Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
The best pyrotechnicians have the power to elicit the most heartfelt oohs or ahhs from Fourth of July crowds all across our 231-year-old nation.
- Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
If your intentions are noble, your purpose honorable, then you have paved your way to your mission. The M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland has a clear mission statement, beginning with helping kids. The Forgotten Children Foundation purchased M-Bar-C in 2003, and Bill OBrien took over the helm.
- Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM
They are your neighbors, your friends. They look like they couldnt hurt a fly, but behind the innocent facades of the small-town business owner, politician, real estate agent and, yes, even a former judge, hide some serious criminal minds.
- Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
Let them eat organic cake. The chime that rings in the 25th birthday of South Whidbey Tilth this morning at 10 a.m. will signify sustenance, and you can bet their cake will taste good.
- May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
Quinn Ianniciello has filled his life with helping others, often stepping in when others have stepped out. And this months Hometown Hero sees no reason to stop now.
- May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
There is a weather god and his name is Huey. According to Australian Maori culture, Huey will protect your plans for Mothers Day. At least, thats what the hardworking caretakers of Greenbanks Meerkerk Gardens have said, as Huey has given them countless Moms Days of perfect weather.
- Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
Hometown Hero Jeanne Lepisto got a glimpse of greatness early in life, and it has guided her heart and spirit ever since. Our family spent a lot of time with my cousin Ronnie, a wonderfully loving boy with Down syndrome. He was always a bringer of love and life and laughter.
- Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
David Suzuki asked in his column, What would you do if you were prime minister?
- Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:37PM
Youngsters interested in playing minor football have one more chance to explore the sport before donning the pads and being placed on teams for the 2007 Greater Victoria Minor Football Association spring season.
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