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From soaring to fluttering, flight helps ID birds | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

While having coffee with a friend recently, she suggested, “Why don’t you write about bird flight. I’d like to know what those birds are that make a wave pattern as they fly through my garden.”

Vocal group SlapHappy celebrates 10 years of humor on Whidbey

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

SlapHappy isn’t a typical a cappella group. The band, which is composed of Matt Bell, Mark Arand, Gabe Harshman and Cameron Gray, has been performing their signature act, which Bell describes as “30 percent funny, 30 percent cool and 30 percent pretty,” for 10 years.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Newspaper stories make a difference

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Reporters and editors often half-jokingly remark amongst themselves that they don’t become journalists for the money. That’s drummed into journalism students starting in college. A professor told a group of us first-year Journalism 101 students to consider another major if money was the driving factor in our career choice.

KUDOS | Freeland artist wins in photography at Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Freeland resident Karen Leeds won first place in photography at the Coupevile Arts Festival Juried Show with this 16x20 photograph entitled "Net Results."

KUDOS | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts receives funding for internship program

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Foundation Chairman Earl Lasher presented a check to Stacie Burgua, executive director of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. The check will fund an internship in stage management for the 2014-15 theater season. The grant is the first made by the recently created foundation and was presented in conjunction with the celebration of Paul Schell’s life held at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Thursday, Aug. 14.

SLIDESHOW | 2014 Soup Box Derby in Langley

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

It was quite a scene in Langley on Aug. 17 as people prepared and actually participated in the sort-of annual Soup Box Derby, a collection of junkers and clunkers and some serious race cars for a downhill race.

Nudist sheriff hopeful won’t be on November ballot

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.

Langley's first Second Street feast set for Thursday

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

In what organizers hope will become an annual affair, an event dubbed the Second Street Community Feast will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in Langley. Bring a potluck dish to feed three, and join with friends and community for dinner in the central plaza, everything else is provided.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks has county’s best interests in mind

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, With our local elections fast approaching, I write in support of Karla Jacks for the position of Island County commissioner. Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure of working with Karla as we’ve served together on the Camano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Former deputy joins Langley police force

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Michael Beech was officially sworn in as a Langley police officer Monday night. After two decades with the Island County Sheriff’s Office, four years serving in the United States Marine Corps and a handful of months as a reserve officer in Langley, he will wear the black-and-blue of the Langley Police Department.

New conductor takes lead at Saratoga Orchestra

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

After a two-year search, the Saratoga Orchestra has chosen Anna Edwards as its new conductor and music director for the 2014-2015 season entitled “Soaring to New Adventures.” The orchestra advisory committee, board of directors and community took part in the selection process. The concert season will begin in early November.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Saddened that no one stopped

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, What is the matter with you people? I hit a deer on State Highway 20 and not one of you stopped to see if I was OK. I swear to God I am ashamed of mankind and have nothing left to say.

Historic group eyes Langley Middle School

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Preservation and identification remain the major undertakings for Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission. The commission’s chairman, Bob Waterman, gave a semiannual update to the city council Monday night, showing off the mockup of new plaques the group designed for buildings on the city’s register. Currently, seven buildings are on the city’s official list — a voluntary registration — of historic places.

October memorial for Schell planned

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

A celebration of life for Paul Schell will be held in Seattle this October. The event begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, in Seattle. The date was set for Schell’s birthday. He would have been 77.

Easement stops Central Whidbey pot production plans

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is withdrawing its application. Ester Bandelin Rodriguez said the planned Coupeville-based Salish Sea Industries is withdrawing its land-use permit request due to federal regulation conflicts.

South Whidbey ROV team wins at Black Sea event

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Atlantis Inc. remotely-operated vehicle team of teenagers from South Whidbey is now an international champion. The group won first place in the high school division at the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Romania, to which the Freeland-based team was invited after placing at the MATE ROV Competition in 2013.

Generational butcher family to slice out market on South Whidbey

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Aug 25, 2014 at 9:07AM

Greg Gilles is known throughout South Whidbey as a respected homebuilder.

Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H exhibitors

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H competitions and exhibits.

Fraudulent divorcee sentenced for forgery in Island County

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

A man who forged signatures so he could divorce his wife and marry his girlfriend was sentenced this week, according to court documents.

Collateral damage: South Whidbey poet discusses trauma through poetry

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 4:05PM

Linda Beeman, an award-winning poet, Whidbey resident and friend of a soldier who confessed to Beeman he suffered from post-traumatic stres disorder, turned her stories and those of others into a book of poetry about the many facets of the conflict in Afghanistan.

South Whidbey archery program teacher retires

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s longtime archery coach, Glen Harris, is retiring. Harris, whose career as a professional archery coach spanned nearly 40 years and includes being a United Sports Athletic Association Level IV Coach and judge, president of Harris Coaching International, director of Emerald City Archery Academy and Chairperson of Disabled Archery USA, has been teaching archery to students on Whidbey for six years.

Falcon football takes flight under Tormey

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The first days of South Whidbey Falcon football under new coach Chris Tormey are in the books.

Riders demand answers at Island Transit meeting

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 25, 2014 at 9:06AM

Where did the money go and what is Island Transit going to do about it? This was the main question repeated by an angry and confused room full of people at the Island Transit board meeting Friday in the wake of financial mismanagement, service reductions and staffing cuts.

South Whidbey parks pay plan may cap employee raises

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District commissioners are considering a compensation plan that will put a cap on employee raises. Doug Coutts, parks director, explained that the district received recommendations for an employee salary raise model based upon a compensation and benefits study of other local government organizations of similar size.

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