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Adoption of Freeland zoning code likely delayed

Adoption of an updated Freeland zoning code, which has been in the works for almost 20 years, has been delayed. Island County planning staff had… Continue reading

Slow down or pay up

With classes in session, deputies are enforcing speed limits in school zones

County adopts winery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

High court rejects child rapist’s appeal

The state Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear an appeal from a South Whidbey man who repeatedly raped two boys he was supposed to be… Continue reading

Shipping out to sea

Nichols launches 2nd Lindblad Expeditions ‘pocket’ cruise ship

Park design reviews are positive

Residents mostly praise Seawall Park improvement plan

Repairs to a floating dock below the Clinton pier didn’t hold up earlier this year and sections had to be removed for safety reasons. Overseen by the Port of South Whidbey, stabilizing the dock for visiting boaters has been a continual challenge.

‘Repairs’ at Clinton dock cost $70,000

South Whidbey Port left with big bill and big hole

Repairs to a floating dock below the Clinton pier didn’t hold up earlier this year and sections had to be removed for safety reasons. Overseen by the Port of South Whidbey, stabilizing the dock for visiting boaters has been a continual challenge.

Children’s Day Festival Sept. 22

Island County Public Health is partnering with South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District to hold the annual Children’s Day Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018
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                                Members of the South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club pose for a photo on Janie Gabelein’s deck in June. The organization is celebrating its 38th anniversary.

South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club turns 38

The South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club turns 38 this month. The club formed in 1980 with 12 members. The original committee included Janie Gabelein, Karen… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018
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                                Members of the South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club pose for a photo on Janie Gabelein’s deck in June. The organization is celebrating its 38th anniversary.

Putney open to hunting

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to deer hunting despite a mysterious sign to the contrary. Steve Marx, Island County Public Works assistant director,… Continue reading

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                                Herbert Bacon has owned his house on Bells Beach Road in Langley since 1958 and turned 100 on Aug. 26.

Langley’s good neighbor, Herbert Bacon, turns 100

Whidbey Island is home to a number of centenarians, and Herbert E. Bacon joined those ranks in August. Bacon was born on Aug. 26, 1918,… Continue reading

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                                Herbert Bacon has owned his house on Bells Beach Road in Langley since 1958 and turned 100 on Aug. 26.

Last-minute deal averts teachers’ strike

Teachers, district agree on two-year contract

Have ‘Coffee with the Chief’ Thursday

Langley acting police chief offering ‘coffee and conversation’

  • Sep 4, 2018

Growing after all these years

Bayview Farm and Garden celebrates anniversary

Paving work starts soon in Langley

The unmistakable aroma of new asphalt is coming soon to residents living on Langley’s Second Street hill and nearby roads. A construction project will scrape… Continue reading

City seeks comment on ‘wayfinding’ system

The city of Langley is considering two design options for a new city-wide wayfinding program, which is a system of information to help visitors. Posters… Continue reading

Walking Festival offers exercise, Whidbey scenery

There will be a three-day Whidbey Walking Festival Sept. 7-9 with five routes starting at Camp Casey in Coupeville. “The purpose of our club is… Continue reading

‘Mr. South Whidbey’ preview set for Sept. 6

It’s that catwalk time of year again when six daring — and soon-to-be darling — men vie for the coveted title of Mr. South Whidbey.… Continue reading

Safety Fair on Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

South Whidbey teachers set Monday deadline

Collective bargaining set to resume Labor Day