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Community Church holds services | RELIGION NOTES

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey Community Church will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Grange Hall, 5142 S. Bayview Road. Jesus offers encouragement for His followers to serve Him. Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s message during the worship service deals with this topic with a sermon title, “Use It or Lose It.”

‘A Pilgrim’s Journey’ | RELIGION NOTES

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 8:00AM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Some of the religious ancestors of modern Unitarianism were among those on the Mayflower. When they came ashore in 1620, they established a covenant and a church, First Parish Plymouth — the oldest in the United States and still a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Unite with Unity of Whidbey | RELIGION NOTES

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5671 Crawford Road. It’s the time of year when the congregation gathers to count blessings and enjoy one another’s company. Gratitude is the focus and it’s easy to be grateful, liked and wanted, but what about the things people don’t like and didn’t ask for?

Donation to Readiness to Learn aims to help families in need

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Readiness to Learn Foundation accepted a comfortable contribution for the upcoming holiday season.

Clinton woman faces attempting to elude, harassment charges

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

A 39-year-old Clinton woman is facing charges in connection with a series of crimes she allegedly committed on South Whidbey on Nov. 9 while under the influence of drugs, court documents indicate.

SLIDESHOW | Chelan knocks South Whidbey volleyball to consolation bracket

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Chelan Goats kicked South Whidbey to the consolation bracket of the state 1A volleyball tournament in a 3-0 win Nov. 15 in Yakima.

Maxwelton Farm lawsuit resolution sought

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

Island County Planning Director David Wechner said the county is working with Maxwelton Farm operators to find a resolution to a lawsuit they filed against the county in September.

Hospital deal for South Whidbey EMS in place

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS will receive 3 cents of the Whidbey General Hospital EMS levy for the coming years.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | South Whidbey volleyball team made us proud

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey High School Falcon volleyball team returned home from its first state tournament in 10 years this past weekend. Unfortunately, it was without the most coveted of titles, the state championship.

Boeing impact remains unknown

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

Boeing union machinists’ rejection of a contract extension last week has not had a big impact on Whidbey residents, yet. The ramifications of the contract rejection, blasted by union members for having too many concessions but would have ensured the 777X’s place in Everett, are unknown. Rejecting the deal puts production of some of the new jet at risk for the Puget Sound area. However, future work will be on the line for the roughly 600 Boeing Machinists Union members who live in Island County — about 30,000 union members work for Boeing in all — when The Boeing Co. makes its decision next year.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Langley’s top official lists city budget priorities for 2014

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 11:00AM

As I stressed in campaigning for mayor, our priorities for 2014 are economic development, enhanced communications, and delivery of local public works. The recent series of community forums stressed economic development and renewal. The challenge now is to build on these efforts over the next year, focusing on diversifying our employment base. Langley has an exciting tourist, arts, retail and entertainment base, to which we can add a vibrant light industrial zone, and the recruitment of knowledge workers and their families to Langley

Two fishermen nearly drown at restored Ala Spit Park

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 11:00AM

Roger Baker’s biggest fear lately is coming home to find a drowning victim washed up in his backyard.

From goat to cheese | Freeland resident finds a winning combination

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 12:00PM

In the world of cheese-making, Freeland resident Pam Cassidy has staked her claim.

Pray with St. Hubert | RELIGION NOTES

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

St. Hubert Catholic Church has a weekly prayer group that meets Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The group is currently focusing on growth in the Holy Spirit and the book, “There’s always more, expecting new fire,” by Sister Nancy Keller.

Measles scare was unfounded, Island County health officials say

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

News of a German Measles outbreak on South Whidbey has turned out to be unfounded, according to island health officials.

Christian Science, soul as synonym | RELIGION NOTES

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, the Christian Science service discusses “Soul as a synonym of God and how we, as God’s children, can never be separated from Soul,” this reinforces Jesus’ teachings that we are always safe and whole because God is omnipresent.

Worship with Whidbey Quakers | RELIGION NOTES

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Whidbey Island Friends Meeting, also known as Quakers, holds their regular meeting for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist building located at 20103 Highway 525. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages.

Island County considers hobbling Conservation Futures Fund

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:41AM

The Island County commissioners are considering an ordinance Monday that would put new Conservation Futures Fund purchases on hold for one year.

Island Consort prepares for ‘juicy’ concert

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Island Consort is heading full force into its inaugural season with four shows and two smaller performances this year.

SLIDESHOW | Annie Wright knocks South Whidbey from state tournament

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Annie Wright overcame a first-set loss to South Whidbey in the state 1A volleyball tournament Nov. 15 and won 3-1, knocking the Falcons out of the playoffs.

Students on South Whidbey are thankful for … days off

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Schools in the South Whidbey School District will have several days off next week for parent-teacher conferences and Thanksgiving break.

Tall tale of big bull elk in North Whidbey proves true

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 11:00AM

For months, Sasha Castaneda told a tale that only seemed to raise eyebrows.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Even island ‘Mean Girls’ have a voice

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 11:00AM

Politics is a blood sport on Whidbey Island. Within weeks of my arrival here nearly nine months ago, I managed to upset the local Tea Party supporters and quickly landed on their long list of “enemies.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Time to let Futures become past

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, As a constituent in District 1, I’m writing to let my voice be heard about the Conservation Futures Fund issue.

Whidbey Island robotics team takes 11th at world competition

  • Nov 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 26, 2013 at 9:53AM

Members of Whidbey Island’s homegrown underwater robotics team were honored by the Island County Board of Commissioners on Monday for placing 11th in an international competition.

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