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Unflinching community, helping hands and hearts breed healing

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 8:34PM

Four years ago you were diagnosed. You, happy island woman, wife, mother of small children. Words you previously heard little of began the constant refrain that hovered near your unwelcoming ears. Words like PET scan, white blood cells, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphangiogram, x-ray, stages, malignancy, indolent or aggressive, contiguous or noncontiguous.

Hometown Hero: An open mind and welcoming smile

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 8:34PM

Fred Bixby, this month’s Hometown Hero, lives his life with his glass three-quarters full. Says paratransit service driver Phyllis Brett, “He could probably complain about a lot of things I would imagine — but he never does.

Doctoring with heart

  • Feb 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 8:34PM

Imagine yourself in your sickbed. You need medication but that means overcoming the monumental task of getting your doctor to see you right away in order to get a prescription and then dragging your sick self to his office and then to the pharmacy before getting back to the relief of your bed.

Act II Books and Puppets has moved

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 6:28PM

Puppet store wants to become a hometown favorite spot LANGLEY — The owners of Act II Books and Puppets said that after more than two years in Langley, business is booming. But many locals still don’t know the store is in town.

Hometown Hero: Zen and the art of loving animals

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 8:34PM

Curled up on a soft bed in the living room, he raises his head and looks up with eyes that emit pure unqualified love and forgiveness. Yet, his own life has been one of abandonment. His body is full of the physical scars of abuse and neglect, his eyes hold the emotional scars.

Fire District 3 gets first look at draft EMS study

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:52AM

CLINTON — Fire District 3 and Whidbey General Hospital need to focus on working together when it comes to emergency medical services, rather than the fire district trying to create its own paramedic service.

South End mourns the loss of community gem

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:52AM

Longtime Langley resident Michael Nutt, who died peacefully at home last Friday, did not want the community to feel bad about his death. “Don’t feel sorry for me,” he told his wife, Diane Kendy. “I’ve had 75 wonderful years.”

Welcome home, daddy

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:52AM

News?briefs

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:52AM

Island County Public Works and the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way Steering Committee will hold a meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight.

Sheriff’s report March 19

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:52AM

9:22 a.m. — A Greenbank woman on North Bluff Road told police that a check had been stolen from her mailbox and cashed for a total of $196.38.

Competition begins for Whidbey phone book cover

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51AM

Whidbey Telecom has announced the start to the phone company’s 2008 Directory Cover Art Competition for local artists. The competition’s winning artwork will be featured on the cover of about 20,000 telephone directories, which are circulated annually throughout Whidbey Telecom’s local and extended customer base.

Sports briefs

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 6:57PM

In a make-up game from Friday’s wash-out with the Lakewood Cougars, the South Whidbey Falcon baseball team lost the series finale by a score of 10-1.

Team mates

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 6:57PM

Art contest kicks off

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:20PM

The American Association of University Women invite all island artists of high school age to submit entries for Greenbank Farm’s Loganberry Festival poster.

WHIDBEY RECIPES: Is there something buggin’ you?

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 8:34PM

Boating community supports new marina

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:32PM

We, members of the resident boating community, request that progress be made at the Langley Marina soon, so that the marina brings visitors and more business to the city, and also better accommodates more resident and visiting boaters.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Michael Nutt touched many

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2013 at 8:05AM

Though two of the artists are sisters, the three women showing this month at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley all very much do their own thing.

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:19PM

Though two of the artists are sisters, the three women showing this month at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley all very much do their own thing.

What we can learn about life from the Dalai Lama

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:48PM

For the last three weeks I have had to postpone my column on community gossip. So much is going on I think I better wait another week. There is more perking around here than coffee and well water. OK, so we have a choice. So we can move to Bothell or downtown Detroit and go unnoticed.

‘Rabbit Tales’ gets ready for big road trip

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51AM

News?briefs

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51AM

The Langley City Council has approved a plan Wednesday to track work on new policies or changes to existing rules.

Sheriff’s?Report March 21

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51AM

10:20 a.m. — A woman on Fish Road reported that a motorhome arrived at a nearby park in the middle of the night and that the owners left early in the morning. She wanted the people arrested and the motorhome towed.

Land Trust begins prairie work

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will remove trees this month to help restore the historic native prairie on one of its properties, the Naas Natural Area Preserve in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Rep. Larsen makes earmark wish list public

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:50AM

Congressman Rick Larsen has released his “earmark” wish list — publicly detailing for the first time his attempts to secure extra federal funding in the area he represents.

Sports briefs

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 6:57PM

Four Cascade Conference schools — South Whidbey, Coupeville, Archbishop Murphy and Cedarcrest — met Thursday and the Falcon boys and girls track teams exceeded expectations.

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