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Be a superhero - give blood

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:42PM

The Oak Harbor Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. The Puget Sound Blood Center is in critical need of O positive and O negative, but every blood type is helpful.

Poets capture magic of island life

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:36PM

“Island life has its own music and imagery,” says Clinton resident Sheryl Clough, editor and publisher of a new poetry anthology, “Surrounded: Living With Islands.” “I really dig Whidbey Island,” Clough said with a smile. “You can hardly go a mile here without wanting to stop and write a poem.”

Community calendar

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:33PM

Events and activities coming up on Whidbey Island.

Lantern house installed at Coupeville's Admiralty Head Lighthouse

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:29PM

South Whidbey High School student Scotty Campbell puts out sparks as Archie Nichols, of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, drills holes inside the new lantern house for Admiralty Head Lighthouse in preparation for installation Aug. 23. Students and teachers from all three Whidbey high schools built the lantern house over the past two years with help from Archie Nichols and other volunteers.

Special homes needed for special-needs pets on Whidbey

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:23PM

Discovered wandering, hungry and disoriented, a 10-year-old Labrador-sized white Australian shepherd mix was picked up last fall as a stray by the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF).

Re-elect Commissioner Angie Homola | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:46PM

Angie Homola deserves a second term as commissioner for District 2. Her keen interest as a citizen activist led her to challenge Mac McDowell, a four-term commissioner. Despite all the advantages of his incumbency and a plurality of Republican voters in the county, she defeated him.

Price Johnson takes work seriously | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:43PM

I am a former Island County clerk, now retired. As a past elected official, I am personally familiar with the activities and functions of the board of county commissioners. In my previous capacity as county clerk, some of my responsibilities involved working directly with the board during annual budget preparation, strategic planning for my department, and other routine work sessions. During my final term, I had the privilege of working with Commissioner Helen Price Johnson.

Thanks for making the fair a success | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:39PM

As the dust from the first-ever Whidbey Island Area Fair settles in the arena, the vendor tents vanish and the barns empty, thanks are due to the many, many folks who made our 88th fair a success.

Coupeville historical cemetery tour brings history to life

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:22PM

Everyone at Sunnyside Cemetery is buried facing the sunrise – all but Frank Pratt, whose grave faces the stunning scenery of Ebey’s Prairie, Admiralty Inlet and the Olympics. “Pratt was unique,” said local historian Roger Sherman, who will lead a tour of the historic cemetery at 11 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, as a fundraiser for the Island County Historical Museum.

Coupeville street views to be added to Google Maps

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:19PM

Sometime in the next few weeks, Coupeville will join the growing list of tourist destinations that are viewable online through the Google Maps Street View Partner Program. A Google crew will come to the historic waterfront town and film the streets from a specially outfitted car or trike.

Credit card machines to dispense park passes on Whidbey

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:16PM

Buying a pass to visit state parks is getting easier. As part of a trial program, Washington State Parks introduced credit card machines for the sale of Discover Passes in the parking lots of 10 state parks, including three locations on Whidbey Island.

Tails are wagging on Whidbey

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:13PM

Michelle Rose and Donna Dunn of the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation show off two young dogs available for adoption through the WAIF animal shelter during the canine-themed Wag ‘n’ Walk event Saturday at Greenbank Farm.

Coupeville pastor prepares for life in wheelchair

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 1:40PM

Well-known Coupeville church leader Garrett Arnold is preparing for life in a wheelchair after his spinal cord was severely damaged when he fell down a steep, 25-foot embankment in Ledgewood.

Endorsements for the Aug 7 primary

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:15PM

As voters peruse their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary election, they’re presented with five candidates in the race for District 1 county commissioner, and four in the race in District 2..

Quilt show reflects resourcefulness, artistry

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:15PM

Bits and pieces of the lives of people who lived on Whidbey Island before us are displayed in a colorful quilt show reflecting the homespun values of resourceful women at the Island County Historical Museum in Coupeville.

Pulling for a healthier environment, one weed at a time

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

With university training in botanical medicine, I can’t help but harbor fondness for a lot of what my fellow gardeners dismiss as lowly weeds.

Water robots make a splash at Whidbey Island Fair

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

Curiosity flew through space and landed on Mars in the beginning of August. Now exploring the surface of the Red Planet, the remotely operated vehicle sends pictures of an unfamiliar and desolate landscape back to scientists eagerly awaiting each image on Earth.

Veterans Resource Center moves to Bayview

  • Aug 10, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

The Veterans Resource Center of Whidbey Island has found a new home, enabling it to consolidate three existing facilities to one location.

National Night Out set for Aug. 7

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

The 29th annual National Night Out will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor.

Around-the-world bike trek helps orphans

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

Randall Leese, 24, was in Central America in 2008 when he received an e-mail from his older brother Andrew that he later said changed his life.

Rebecca" tells story of Whidbey's early settlers

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 12:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

Looking out across the prairie toward Admiralty Inlet, it’s not hard to imagine why the first settlers here thought they’d found paradise.

Shifty sailors sing shanties

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

World-renowned sea shanty singer Tom Lewis will be performing with the Shifty Sailors at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 in the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center.

Community Calendar

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

Events, classes and entertainment throughout Whidbey Island.

Tour Sunnyside Cemetery on Labor Day

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

Central Whidbey Island historian and pioneer descendant, Roger Sherman, will lead a guided tour of the historic Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.

Dogs ready to party at Wag 'n' Walk

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 12:14PM

Greenbank Farm goes to the dogs on Sunday, Aug. 26 with the annual Wag ’n’ Walk, a celebration of all things canine.

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