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Election forums scheduled

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 10:58AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host several candidate forums. The first features candidates vying for Island County and state elected office and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street.

Whidbey Kite Festival was a great success

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Although there was light wind for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival last weekend, it was well attended and enjoyed by many spectators and participants. Lots of kites colored the sky. There were events for kids, like kite making and a teddy bear drop (throw), as well as kite flying, kite lessons and kite watching for adults. The Central Whidbey Lions Club provided food which allows people to have a snack while taking in kites of all sizes, shapes and colors in the air.

Homola has done a good job for County

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

I am a diehard Angie Homola fan. But this didn’t happen as a result of being inundated with a barrage of signs. It happened as a result of a comparison of the candidates running for Island County Commisioner from District 2.

Republicans will prolong the pain

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

With the election looming on the horizon I just had to chime in. I have been reading all the letters to the editor extolling the virtues of their “guys,” be they Republican or Democratic candidates, so here are some facts that may help.

Island County needs Jeff Lauderdale

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Nov. 6 election may be the most important election in our republic’s history at all levels of government. Therefore, if you are a registered voter in Island County, make sure you take the time to vet all candidates thoroughly before you vote.

Romney means an end to free rides

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Mitt Romney complained to people paying $50,000 a plate that people making less than $50,000 a year don’t pay income taxes and expect the government to furnish them health care, food, housing, and you name it. Shiftless as they are, though, it’s pointless to try to convince them to take personal responsibility.

Don’t forget Whidbey’s other military residents

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The mistake most people make is thinking that the military only includes those you see in uniform. There are people here who are retired military that would also leave if the base was closed. That includes teachers, law enforcement, doctors, small business owners, bankers and artists, just to name a few. According to the Whidbey Island Almanac, 60 percent of the Whidbey Island population is connected to the Navy base. The base itself pours $590 million into the island economy each year. That doesn’t count the money that we retired military spend here.

Musicians’ instruments stolen

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

A pair of jazz musicians and longtime residents of Greenbank are reeling after their home was burglarized while they performed. Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers had their home burglarized the evening of Sept. 22 while they were performing at Djangofest Northwest in Langley.

Budget cuts could hit ferry service

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

As the state budget process gets rolling, reductions on Whidbey’s ferry routes are being considered. Washington State Ferries was asked by the governor’s office to come up with $5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming biennial budget.

Town council supports Citizens Ignited mission

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The group Citizens Ignited against Citizens United has scored another victory. The Coupeville Town Council approved a resolution unanimously supporting a Constitutional amendment to regulate corporate political spending and campaign financing at its meeting Tuesday night – a move that Citizens Ignited championed.

Community Calendar

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Berries may return to Greenbank Farm

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Berries could once again be an abundant fixture at the Greenbank Farm. The owners of a small Central Whidbey farm are hoping to lease land from the publicly owned farm so they can plant berry bushes that will comprise a U-pick operation open to the public. Five Acre Farm, on Hwy. 20 between Coupeville and Greenbank, wants to lease 7.5 acres of land and plant rows of loganberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on the farm of the one-time largest loganberry producer in the United States. The small farm would also request an option to lease an additional 7.5 acres.

Museum faces more budget cuts

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Rick Castellano, executive director for the Island County Historical Society and Museum has just met with each of the Island County commissioners to talk about next year’s budget – and the future could look grim for the institution that preserves local history.

Art school plans interactive sculpture

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

It takes a village to support art education. That’s what the founders of Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville believed when they started the school in 1986. Their backgrounds in art were diverse but they had a common goal: an art school that embraced multiple disciplines and brought students of all ages, respected instructors and masters together in an atmosphere of collaboration and learning.

Mental health program targets people in crisis

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

With her lifelong depression deepening, Hayley turned to alcohol and drugs to numb her pain. Then she tried to bring her pain to a permanent end. But Hayley’s very serious attempt at ending her life failed. Now, after weekly counseling and monthly psychiatric appointments, Hayley (not her real name) says she is more content with her life. This vivacious woman has been sober and clean for eight months.

Fairgrounds to host Scarecrow Day

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

’Tis the season for silly scarecrows. Celebrate autumn and the approach of Halloween and Thanksgiving by handcrafting a unique scarecrow at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley. The second annual Scarecrow Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

Getting by with a little help from her friends

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

As a documentary filmmaker, Kathleen Jo Ryan has braved the rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon several times to tell the stories of people facing that life-changing experience. Now she’s staying closer to home, and using her gifts to tell a new story about herself and her art. She’s enlisted the help of family and friends to launch a new venture, Kathleen Jo Ryan and Friends Studio/Gallery in the former location of artist Ann Wilson’s Coupe d’Art at 902 N.E. Center St. in Coupeville.

Ferry captain bids farewell to Keystone route

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Semi-trucks exiting the ferry let out loud horn blasts to mark a special day. Cars honked their horns and people waved at the bridge as they drove into the Port Townsend terminal. They were honoring Washington State Ferries’ Capt. Mark Haupt, a long-serving ferry captain who piloted the Kennewick between Port Townsend and Coupeville for the last time Sept. 13.

Greenbank seeds organic future

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Amid the work training farmers for a life in agriculture is a project that could be a boon to organic farmers on Whidbey Island. The Greenbank Farm is home to an Agriculture Training Center that teaches farmers how to establish and operate a successful farm. As part of their studies, several students and teachers are developing varieties of organic seeds catered to thrive on Whidbey Island.

Early-morning gardener; teens on roof

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The following calls were reported by the Coupeville Town Marshal’s office:

PT-Seattle foot ferry planned

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

A new passenger-only ferry route between Port Townsend and Seattle could reduce the number of tourists passing through Whidbey Island en route between the two cities. The ferry, which would be operated by the Port of Port Townsend, could be in operation as soon as next spring. Current plans call for three round trips a day on weekdays, with an extra round trip on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Candidate McKenna to make stop in Oak Harbor

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Rob McKenna, Washington state Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor, will make a campaign stop in Oak Harbor later this month. He will by at Angelo’s Caffé, 670 SE Pioneer Way, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

League’s first candidate forum slated for Oct. 4

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries will host a series of candidate forums for the upcoming general election. Candidates fro State Senate, State Legislature Positions 1 and 2 and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2.

Staffing stalls ferry sailings

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Washington State Ferries cancelled four sailings on the Coupeville-Port Townsend route. The reason: The crew did not show up for their watch as they were unaware that the hours had changed. Sunday was the first day of the new fall sailing schedule.

Enjoy Harvest Happening to support art

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM

Harvest Happening, this year’s annual fundraiser for the Pacific NorthWest Art School, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.

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