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Camp Casey pool receives new lifejackets

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:43PM

The Camp Casey Conference Center pool has received a donation of lifejackets from the Paris White Foundation in Auburn, Wash. The foundation donated 26 lifejackets, ranging in size from infant to adult, to help parents and young people have a safer, more enjoyable swim experience at the Camp Casey pool.

Audubon Society honors local couple

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:39PM

The Whidbey Audubon Society has chosen Whidbey Island couple Craig and Joy Johnson as the recipients of the first Whidbey Audubon Society Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing the mission of Whidbey Audubon to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat.

Homecoming spirit

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:38PM

Coupeville High School students Hailey Hammer, Aaron Trumbull, Joel Walstad, Kacie Kiel, Josh Bayne, Aaron Curtin, (in back), Aaron Wright, Madeline Strasburg and Kyle Bodamer get into the spirit of Homecoming Week. This year's Homecoming Parade begins at 3 Friday, Oct. 5, looping through downtown Coupeville before heading back to campus. The Wolves play Granite Falls in Friday's Homecoming football game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Firefighters flip free flapjacks

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:03AM

The first responders of South Whidbey Fire/EMS are kicking off fire prevention week by offering free breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6 at Fire Station 34, 820 Camano Ave., Langley.

‘Dentistry’ saves the Alexander Blockhouse

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The drill whines as it pierces decay and chunks of rot are ripped from the gaping wound. The volunteer laborer lifts his mask and peers inside the void. Some wood rot remains. He shutters his mask and presses the tool into the crumbling structure. More saw dust flies into the air and bits of wood fall onto the grass below the scaffolding he is perched upon.

Frightful volunteers needed

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:08AM

The Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor is looking for volunteers for this year's Frightville Haunted House. The house is currently undergoing a complete makeover and volunteers are needed for the design, construction and operation of the event.

Firearms Safety classes offered on North Whidbey

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 11:00AM

The North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering monthly classes in firearms safety education and training to the general public. Courses offered will include the National Rifle Association's First Steps Pistol Orientation, Home Firearms Safety and Basic Pistol Shooting.

Meeting and permit needed to hunt on NAS Whidbey

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:39AM

Anyone interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during the 2012-2013 season have one more opportunity to attend a "One-Stop-Shop" meeting. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Gallery Golf Course (Bldg. 130), 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor.

Boating safety class offered

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:38AM

The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a general boating safety class from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Man sentenced for toting shotgun in Coupeville

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

A 19-year-old man who walked around Coupeville with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, looking for his mother’s boyfriend, was sentenced to jail this week. Esteban Guerro pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court last week to burglary in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.

Conservation District seeks island resident to fill vacancy

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Island Conservation District is looking for interested Whidbey Island residents to apply for a mid-term vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.

Grant funds available to improve transportation system

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:30AM

More than $1 million dollars in grant money is available from the Surface Transportation Funding Program — Regional Funds for the 2012-2013 federal fiscal year, according to the Island Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The funds may be utilized on any Federal-aid highway, including the NHS, public road bridge projects, transit capital projects and facilities, trails and multimodal projects.

Fine art and fun Friday at Greenbank Farm

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:26AM

An opening reception to meet sumi artist Angie Dixon and glass artists Robert Adamson and Janis Swelwell will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at the Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm. After a 10-year hiatus, this will be Dixon’s first exhibition of new work. Dixon combines the traditional expression of Asian brush and ink painting with her own expression, using traditional materials in non-traditional ways.

Calls to the Marshal's Office

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:25AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal's Office:

Community Calendar

  • Oct 4, 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!

See 'Carbon Nation' at the Clyde

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:22AM

Tired of the doom-and-gloom about climate change? See "Carbon Nation" for an optimistic, solutions-based, non-partisan film that shows how tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national energy security, and promotes health and a clean environment.

“You know that boat? It’s on fire!”

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 11:00AM

Excerpts of an interview with Ian Jefferds about the sinking of the Deep Sea, a derelict Alaskan crab trawler:

State’s blood supply running low

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:05AM

A spike in demand for type O negative blood has significantly reduced Western Washington’s blood supply. Puget Sound Blood Center is urging blood donations over the next two weeks to help bring the supply to adequate levels.

Island County Biz Expo set for this weekend

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Local businesses will be on hand to talk about their goods and services at the Island County Biz Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at Oak Harbor High School. The event, sponsored by the Island County Economic Development Council, provides an opportunity for Island County businesses to showcase their products and services.

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.

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