Are closed/vacant Langley icons hurting the city?

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:15AM

During a walk downtown with friends Monday afternoon, Scottsdale, Ariz. resident Charles Klar was quick to notice what had changed in Langley since his last visit years ago. Two of the city’s iconic restaurants — Dog House Tavern and Mike’s Place — are now closed and vacant. The hollow shells of the former restaurants reminded him of a “ghost town,” he observed.


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State representatives OK Community Park campgrounds

  • Today at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has powerful supporters in their arsenal for their proposed campground plans, and the district used that to their advantage during its presentation to score grant money from the capitol.

South Whidbey State Park gets new interpretive signs

  • Today at 12:00PM

Nine new interpretive signs were installed at South Whidbey State Park this summer, illustrating both the property’s ecological importance and its history.

DUI prevention warrior JoAnn Hellmann to retire

  • Today at 6:00AM

JoAnn Hellmann is acutely aware of the devastation and emptiness that follow in the wake of a loved one’s death. Over 40 years later, she still vividly remembers the phone call she received in 1975. The voice on the other end of the receiver said younger sister Kathy was dead.

Magic prodigy takes to the WICA stage next Saturday

  • Today at 6:00AM

An up and coming magician, who will make his television debut this month on the CW Network’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” is bringing his act to the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) stage.

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