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Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.

‘Scorch’ looks at first love and ‘gender fraud’

Irish play revolves around one character’s confusion

Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.

The sound of the Sound

Langley Whale Center opens listening booth

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                                Convicted murderer Joshua Lambert appears bored during a hearing last Friday on a series of his motions. He is acting as his own attorney.

Murderer clogs online system with motions

A murderer being held in Island County jail is making the most of the legal system. Joshua Lambert, 36, is acting as his own attorney… Continue reading

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                                Convicted murderer Joshua Lambert appears bored during a hearing last Friday on a series of his motions. He is acting as his own attorney.

Contract inked for construction of connector at center of Whidbey

Preliminary surveying and preparations for a road project that’s been in the works for over a decade is set to begin next week. The Board… Continue reading

Winery events seen as positive

Although public hearings on the issue have often been contentious on both sides, a small survey conducted by Island County found most neighbors feel rural… Continue reading

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                                Trash & Treasure chairwoman Susan Sandri (left), Mel Watson of Time Together, Jean Matheny of the Soup’s On soup kitchen, Charlie Vreeland of WAIF and Lynn and Jeff Nelsen of Healing Circles.

Church sale profits awarded

Proceeds from the 2018 St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church Trash & Treasure Sale have been presented to four local non-profit organizations. This year’s recipients will receive… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018
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                                Trash & Treasure chairwoman Susan Sandri (left), Mel Watson of Time Together, Jean Matheny of the Soup’s On soup kitchen, Charlie Vreeland of WAIF and Lynn and Jeff Nelsen of Healing Circles.
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                                Florida resident Dale Mickler appears in Island County Superior Court Monday with attorney Morgan Gierhart, a public defender with Island Defense.

Woman, 64, accused of attempted kidnapping

A 64-year-old woman is accused of grabbing a child and running away with her at a Deception Pass campground June 9. Dale E. Mickler made… Continue reading

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                                Florida resident Dale Mickler appears in Island County Superior Court Monday with attorney Morgan Gierhart, a public defender with Island Defense.

New bike lockers for cycling commuters

New bike lockers are being installed at Island Transit bus stops to provide a safe, secure and weather-resistant place for riders to store their bikes.… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018
Planning Commission member Shannon Williams listens during a planning commission meeting Monday. At the meeting, she said “People who want to be here will work for it” during a discussion about the goals of the housing element of the comprehensive plan. The timeline of the almost-complete element shifted significantly because of her and other members’ concerns. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Commission voices ‘philosophical shift’ over housing plan

Adoption of the nearly-completed update to the housing element of Island County Planning and Community development’s comprehensive plan has been postponed because of the planning… Continue reading

Planning Commission member Shannon Williams listens during a planning commission meeting Monday. At the meeting, she said “People who want to be here will work for it” during a discussion about the goals of the housing element of the comprehensive plan. The timeline of the almost-complete element shifted significantly because of her and other members’ concerns. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Motorcyclist killed in accident on South Whidbey

A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Highway 525 on South Whidbey Monday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that Joshua Bybee of… Continue reading

Langley serves as tourism teacher in cultural exchange

Uzbekistan officials learn how to sell their cities

Goosefoot grant aids school farms

Another $50,000 grant headed to South Whidbey School Farms

Greenbank buzzing with new business

‘Molka Xete’ opens while store, deli and pot shop get ready

White blobs bob along | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, May 7 At 1:24 a.m., a caller reported finding a… Continue reading

Free crabbing seminar offered in Oak Harbor

A free Crabbing 101 seminar is being offered by the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron and the Oak Harbor Yacht Club at 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Whidbey Telecom’s Annual Directory Cover Contest

Whidbey Telecom announced its 2018 Directory Cover Contest for local artists and photographers. The contest’s winning artwork is featured on the cover of approximately 15,000… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Woman offers tribute to her musical mother

“The Gift of Music: A Daughter’s Tribute to a Musical Mother” is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Melissa Smith in the December 2017 production of the Nutcracker.

Smith joins Phi Theta Kappa

Melissa Smith from Clinton was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a result of her academic performance at Green River College Auburn.… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
Melissa Smith in the December 2017 production of the Nutcracker.

Storage unit skull deemed Native American

A human skull that was found along with a jumble of stolen goods in a Whidbey Island storage unit was Native American, according to the… Continue reading

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Island Realtor earns designation

Alicia Dietrich with Windermere Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
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