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Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is preparing a bid to construct a portion of two new 64-car high-speed ferries for the Keystone-Port Townsend run, said Matt Nichols, managing director for business development, Thursday
Student ridership during the week beginning Monday, Oct. 13, will determine how much transportation money the South Whidbey School District gets from the state.
The South Whidbey School District wants its contractors to get the lead out in getting the lead out.
First there was no opponent in the Island County auditor’s race, and then, all of a sudden, there was. Oak Harbor City Council member Jim Palmer received enough votes in a write-in campaign in the primaries to qualify for the general election ballot Nov. 4. He’ll face incumbent Sheilah Crider, who assumed the office in January.
Leigh Anderson, a Freeland business consultant and longtime education advocate, is the newest member of the South Whidbey School District board.
Bayview will soon be the hub for South End medical services offered by Whidbey General Hospital.
Freeland Lanes is about to be knocked off its pins. Owner Steve Myers plans to tear down the landmark bowling alley on Harbor Avenue and put up a retail/office building.
Barring an unlikely invasion of the South End by a swarm of children lugging books, this year’s high school graduating class will be the largest for a long time to come.
The owner of forest land north of Freeland is moving ahead with plans for five housing projects on a portion of the property. Dogwood Whidbey Development has applied to Island County for permits to establish planned residential developments, or PRDs, on 234 of its 800 acres, and to lift a moratorium to allow clearing and grading on the sites.
When you’re battling the high cost of housing, there’s nothing like a freebie. And once you get a free house, there’s nothing like some free labor to spruce it up.
From a little booth at the end of his driveway along Fox Spit Road, JaNoah Spratt is living proof you’re never too young to make a difference. “I just wanted to help out with the hungry and stuff,” he said. “And I’ve found a way to do it.”
The surge to clean up Holmes Harbor appears to be working. You still can’t eat the shellfish, but you can swim again, county health officials say.
You’re headed down the road, doing the speed limit. CD’s playing. You tap your left foot. It’s OK, you’re not using it for anything else. You rap your right hand on the steering wheel, maybe both hands. You warm up your baritone, get in the groove, lay down some harmony. Hmmm, a sneeze coming on. No problem. You can sneeze with your eyes open. Usually. The kids are getting into a fight in the back seat.
A meeting to tell volunteer firefighters about future funding plans being considered by Island County Fire District 3 will be held tonight at South Whidbey High School. Fire District 3 wants to build a new headquarters and training facility in Bayview, and is expected to ask taxpayers for $4 million, although no date has been set.
South Whidbey school officials are looking farther down the road as they consider a new bond issue to make needed building improvements. “We need more time,” South Whidbey School District Superintendent Fred McCarthy said Thursday. “This is something we want to be really well-planned, with lots of data and lots of community input.”
School officials aren’t shaking in their shoes over a new seismic study of the middle school, but they would like to know the bottom line. “We want a ballpark number,” South Whidbey School District Superintendent Fred McCarthy said Thursday. “Is it going to cost $20,000 or $2 million?”
With one eye on the economy and the other on the number of requests for public money, South Whidbey school officials are considering a bond issue next year for building maintenance and improvements.
Four members of South Whidbey Fire District 3 took part in the two-day Firefighter Combat Challenge at the recent Pioneer Square Fire Festival in Seattle.
School starts Thursday, but it’s not too late to return to class in style, thanks to the Back to School Project. Now in its 10th year, the charitable effort sponsored by the Readiness To Learn Foundation and the Family Resource Center, gathers community donations to help outfit students who may not be able to afford essential items.
There was some good and some bad, but nothing really ugly. South Whidbey School District students showed mixed results in the latest WASL, the statewide learning test.