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Cooking up lessons in Langley’s Learning Labs

Youth, adults take classes in revamped home ec and shop classrooms

 

The city of Langley plans to replace well-loved playground equipment at Generation Park with a new structure that includes glide slides, spiral climber, horizontal loop ladder, spin cup, toddler swing and more. (Photo provided)

Generation Park slated for new playground equipment

Glide slides, spiral climber, loop ladder, spin cup and more swinging in soon

 

Dogs still get to run free by the sea in Langley

Seawall Park exempted from new leash law

 

Geri Forbes’ four-year tenure marked by change, controversy and construction

Bottom line got healthier than took a turn for the worse

Port renames, rebrands Langley fair property to attract events

One of the oldest venues on South Whidbey has a new name — Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center. Let’s hope it lasts. Commissioners with… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes is retiring

Geri Forbes, CEO of WhidbeyHealth, announced Friday she is retiring on July 1. During her four-year tenure overseeing Whidbey health system, Forbes oversaw the construction… Continue reading

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                                Island County Emergency Management Director Eric Brooks talks about the importance of disaster readiness Saturday at St. Hubert’s Church in Langley. Several agencies presented an informal demonstration and discussion of how to be ready for emergencies.

Be prepared, emergency manager says

When Eric Brooks thinks about his work, he asks himself “How big is big?” and “How bad is bad?” Brooks is asking about disaster situations.… Continue reading

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                                Island County Emergency Management Director Eric Brooks talks about the importance of disaster readiness Saturday at St. Hubert’s Church in Langley. Several agencies presented an informal demonstration and discussion of how to be ready for emergencies.
Port of South Whidbey commissioners Jack Ng, left, Curt Gordon and Ed Halloran review a list of grant application requests before announcing their decision at a meeting.

Port announces annual grants for tourism development

Eight organizations get piece of $30,000 pie

Port of South Whidbey commissioners Jack Ng, left, Curt Gordon and Ed Halloran review a list of grant application requests before announcing their decision at a meeting.

Date for kindergarten registry set

Kindergarten registration for South Whidbey Elementary School K-4 Campus opens Thursday, April 11. Registration times are 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Langley calls for street dance artists

The Langley Main Street Association is accepting submissions from bands and artists to provide entertainment for the annual Langley Street Dance held July 13. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Port looking to fill commissioner vacancy

Port of Coupeville commissioners are deciding how to fill a to-be vacant seat after District 1 Commissioner William Bell announced his resignation at a port… Continue reading

Pentagon urges weakened standards on PFAS contamination

It’s unclear what impact, if any, the Pentagon’s proposal to weaken standards for groundwater pollution found around military bases across the nation could have on… Continue reading

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                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced Wednesday, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G Growler aircraft to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and direct 80 percent of the… Continue reading

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                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Year-round daylight saving time proposed for state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington residents could vote to make daylight saving time year-round under a bill state senators passed on Tuesday,… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

New harbormaster named for South Whidbey Port

Patrick Boin moves up the port ladder

Friends who came in from Oak Harbor’s Navy base to solve Mystery Weekend’s crime collectively lined up clues on a table at Sweet Mona’s while enjoying some sweets. Left to right are Christina Sargent, Akiyah Salmon, William Joyette and Jose Aguilar. “We came for gelato and the Mystery Weekend,” Joyette said. (Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)

Murder continues to be good for Langley and its merchants

Sales records blown away during Mystery Weekend

Friends who came in from Oak Harbor’s Navy base to solve Mystery Weekend’s crime collectively lined up clues on a table at Sweet Mona’s while enjoying some sweets. Left to right are Christina Sargent, Akiyah Salmon, William Joyette and Jose Aguilar. “We came for gelato and the Mystery Weekend,” Joyette said. (Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)

Navy will fund $867,000 restoration project for Growler mitigation

The Navy will fund restoration of the historic Ferry House in Central Whidbey as mitigation for the EA-18G Growler aircraft impact on historic properties. Secretary… Continue reading

School District Bonds voting requirements to remain the same after Senate vote fails

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau School District Bonds will still need 60 percent of the vote, after a Senate constitutional amendment failed to… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Kayaker disrupts ferry at Clinton

A stubborn kayaker at the Clinton ferry dock caused almost two hours of delays in service Saturday, according to Washington State Ferries. Around 2:30 p.m.,… Continue reading