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PAB chairwoman OK’d to 3-year term

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Sue Walsh was re-appointed by the Langley City Council to another three-year term on the city’s Planning Advisory Board.

Disgraced Island Transit finance director fires back

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island Transit Chief Martha Rose was aware of the transportation agency’s building fiscal crisis for years, and ignored repeated warnings, according to the department’s former finance manager.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | A centennial is a good reason to celebrate

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 3:53PM

1914 was a big year for the world. Tensions in Europe were high, and the assassination of an Austrian archduke and his wife lit the match for what would become World War I, a bloody conflict that wrought death on a scale previously unimaginable. More than 15 million people died the globe over.

Unitarian Universalists to offer sexuality education program

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeland will host a nine-month sexuality education program for seventh, eighth and ninth-grade students starting next month.

Free admission at Whidbey state parks

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit any parks in the state system.

Crouch | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

Crouch Aurielle Faye Crouch was born to parents Karla (Gilbert) Crouch and Michael Crouch of Edmonds on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:25 a.m. at the Swedish Edmonds Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long at the time of birth. Her grandparents are Liz and Bruce Crouch of Freeland and Sandy and Bill Gilbert of Coupeville.

Wilkie | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Wilkie Andrew Kolton Wilkie was born to parents Erin and Timothy of Freeland on July 3, 2014, at the Greenbank Birth Center. Andrew’s siblings are Jacob, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Gabrielle, Livia and Elias. Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at the time of birth. Andrew’s maternal grandparents are Laurel Ekorenrud and James Anderson. His paternal grandparents are Mary Ruiz and Paul Wilkie. The family would like to thank friends and family members who have helped them to find a new balance in their family. Midwives Cynthia Jaffe and Jenna Weigner attended the birth.

Langley promises involvement in future fairgrounds plan

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Langley City Council formally approved the city’s involvement in whatever developments may come to the Island County Fairgrounds. At present, the county has a property manager secured until April in the Island County Fair Association. Earlier this summer, the association appeared prepared to walk away from its contract to run the property in exchange for use of the grounds for the annual fair and other events. Its leaders said the costs to maintain the property were too great.

RELIGION NOTES | Unity embraces the unknown

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Rev. Joanna Gabriel will explore how conscious beings come to understand that they discover their true selves by meeting life head-on at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road.

Dirlam | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Dirlam Johnathon Michael Lee Dirlam, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born Aug. 8, 2014. He is the son of Michael Dirlam and Ashley Soderstrom of Langley.

RELIGION NOTES | SWCC considers ministry

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Good people have been involved in carrying on the ministry began by Jesus Christ. Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 24 highlights one of these people with the sermon title, “The Ministry of a Good Man.”

RELIGION NOTES | Clarity in God as the one mind

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the Christian Science service explores Jesus’ teachings that everyone has unlimited access to clarity of thought and wisdom because God is the one Mind, omniscient and omni-present. Everyone is welcome to the service at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525 (just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Naked appreciation for write-in election coverage

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is a letter to Reporter Jessie Stensland: Thank you for introducing me to my public and securing me my 15 minutes of fame, or is it notoriety? Too bad all the write-ins didn’t pal up, one of us could have been a contender

RELIGION NOTES | Christian Science prays over climate

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

“CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW PRAYER CAN HELP” is the topic of the next audio chat, hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer thankful for citizens’ support

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I would like take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Island County who voted for me in the primary election to retain my seat as Island County treasurer. I am humbled by the trust and support given to me by the citizens of Whidbey and Camano Islands. I do not and will not ever take my position as the Island County treasurer lightly. This is a position of trust and the citizens have shown their trust in me by casting the largest amount of votes out of the three opponents in this race in my name. I pledge to never let you down.

Whidbey sailor hospitalized after 3,200 pullups

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

At about pullup number 2,100 this past Saturday, Navy Petty Officer Michael McCastle began to experience muscle tears in his forearms and capillaries were bursting on his skin. He decided then to do 1,000 more.

90th annual fair kicks off with sunshine, smiles

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 3:50PM

The Whidbey Island Area Fair kicked off Thursday, bringing lots of sunshine but sparse crowds.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sewer district’s parking lawsuit is irresponsible

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am compelled to respond to Stan Walker’s letter to the editor. What should have been a relatively simple matter to resolve has escalated based on actions by Mr. Walker, president of the Holmes Harbor Sewer District.

Trillium Forest gets ADA funding

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County has received unexpected funding for Trillium Community Forest for Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility. “It’s unexpected good news,” Public Works Director Bill Oakes said.

MAYOR'S BEAT | ‘Crossing the Bar’ — Losing Schell was losing a mentor, friend

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

By FRED MCCARTHY Mayor of Langley This past week the City of Langley lost a passionate advocate for community development, the arts community lost one of its foremost cheerleaders and one of its most generous benefactors, and his lovely wife lost her life companion. Many of us feel like we lost a mentor and friend with the passing of Paul Schell.

County building permit wait times on decline

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Numbers released by the Island County Planning Department indicate that wait times for building permits are decreasing for some — but not all — projects.

Langley ethics board seeks members

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Langley’s new Ethics Training and Advisory Board needs people to prepare the city’s employees. The board handles ethics orientation for elected officials, employees and consultants. It also may advise the city based on its code of ethics, a document created over the course of 2013 and approved earlier this year by the Langley City Council. Complaints may be reviewed by the ethics board, which would in turn make a recommendation to the mayor or council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bluff Sound Off on shaky foundation

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, The July 26 “Sound Off” by Kathleen Waters alleges the City of Langley is not making proper use of $500,000 in Island County grant funds, originally allocated to a Wharf Street upgrade request eight years ago. Unfortunately, the article has several inaccurate assertions that need to be corrected:

State to audit transit books

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Financial experts at the Washington State Auditor’s Office will be going through books at Island Transit in the next couple of weeks to figure out what went wrong, according to the spokesman for the agency.

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