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Freeland sewers may top $9 million

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The price tag for sewers in Freeland’s commercial core could hit $9.4 million, and monthly bills for customers may be the highest on Whidbey Island, according to preliminary cost estimates.

Helping hands come together to make light work at Clinton’s Hammons Preserve

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

A group of energetic Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers convened at the Hammons Preserve in Clinton last Friday to care for conifer trees that were planted this spring as part of a forest restoration project.

Publisher's Column | Keep telling us what you want in the SWR

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

Not only are we adding new online-only subscribers, we’re seeing growth in our print subscriptions as well.

South Whidbey grad gets engaged

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:12AM

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bakeman of Freeland are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Frances Bakeman, to Matthew Tullis, son of Michael and Sheri Tullis of Redmond.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Soup Kitchen in Langley is town’s best kept secret

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:23AM

Question for you: where do you go to find a healthful, delicious, affordable lunch served Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Langley? I have a suggestion and it’s The Soup Kitchen at the Island Church of Whidbey, located on the corner of Sixth Street and Cascade Avenue.

Whidbey son graduates USMC officer school

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:13AM

Chandler Thompson, 23, graduated June 25 from The Basic School, an officer training command, in Quantico, Virginia.

Scriver | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Jerrold Scriver III and Meggan Hagen of Clinton welcomed home their new baby girl last month.

Kinzebach | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Brandi Avance of Coupeville is the mother of a new baby boy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New reporter wrote a great Garden Tour story

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Kudos to you and your new reporter, Kate Daniel, for the wonderful article on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour. We are sure it helped make this year’s tour a resounding success with the highest attendance since 2008.

Clinton university students bring home the grades at two Washington colleges

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:26AM

A host of college students from South Whidbey made honor roll at their schools this spring.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Group’s creditability continually weakened

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:15AM

I see the president of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is really trying to make a name for himself and his group of “concerned citizens.”

Whidbey authors pen title for land trust

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Whidbey residents Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson co-authored "Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land." Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Kids, Fireworks cause grass fire

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS was called out to Sunlight Beach Road after children accidentally caught a 30-by-30-foot patch of dry grass on fire with fireworks.

Open water swimmer ranks swell on South Whidbey

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A couple of times a week for the past few months, a handful of swimmers identifiable only by their bobbing colorful caps, have taken to Goss Lake and Saratoga Passage off Langley.

Freeland man proves he’s more than ‘also ran’

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Last month, Bill Brewer ran the longest race he’d competed in since he was a collegiate cross country runner.

City hosts Second Street party

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Second Street will have a city celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 9, a bit less than a month after the road officially reopened.

SLIDESHOW | Fireworks finale draws 'oohs,' 'aaahs' at Celebrate America's 20th year

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Celebrate America went off without a hitch in its 20th year honoring the United States of America on July 3 at Freeland Park on South Whidbey Island.

Central Whidbey tops North Whidbey in first game of series

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Continuing its undefeated season, the Central Whidbey Little League Junior (13/14-year-olds) softball team won the first of a best-of-three series 14-2 over North Whidbey in five innings in the District 11 tournament at Coupeville High School on Monday, July 7.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | South End July 4 events were awesome

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

The United States turned 238 this past Friday and, man, does South Whidbey know how to celebrate. We’re like countless other communities across the country in that we hold events on the Fourth of July, a day marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Also known as Independence Day, it’s a chance to reflect on the birth of our country, to break away from our daily lives and really think about where we came from and what it means to be an American.

SOUTH WHIDBEY POT SHOP GETS GREEN LIGHT | Corrected

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 10:50AM

A South Whidbey entrepreneur became the first person with a license to sell recreational marijuana in Washington this week.

Sweet surprise to learn butter is better for health | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

I love it when something I’m not supposed to be eating turns out to be good for me after all, and it has happened, over the years, several times.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | News of Whidbey writers’ book was a delight

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I am delighted to read about the new Whidbey book just published and authored by Mary Richardson, Janice O’Mahony and Elizabeth Guss. These three women are not only talented and “fair of face” but also among the best of Whidbey Island and full of grace.

Guillemot surveys are important reminders | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Summer time and the living is easy, well at least for us humans. It’s the most demanding month for our avian friends. Eggs have hatched, babies are begging for food and their predators are looking for their own dinner.

Parade brings out the crowds, sun to Maxwelton

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:11PM

The sun shone warmly and a salty sea breeze wafted through the streets as hundreds walked, peddled and drove to take in the 99th annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Freeland Highway 525 road signs are dangerous

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, While I was driving south out of Freeland recently, I noticed someone had put up a string of signs on the side of the highway right where the speed changes from 45 to 55 mph. What I read on them astounded me. The signs, and whoever put them up, are encouraging people to drive 10 mph under the speed limit. While I understand that people want drivers to slow down a bit, this is just ridiculous. Telling drivers to go 45 in a 55 zone is just as dangerous as telling drivers to go 65 in a 55 zone. Instead of driving with the flow of traffic, you have now become the cause of a bottleneck.

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