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The Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park serves as part of the backdrop for Sandra Evans’ middle grade novel, ‘This is Not a Werewolf Story,’ published by Simon & Schuster. - Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

New children’s novel sets story at Fort Casey

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 5:00AM updated at 3:20PM

Evans’ book, “This is Not a Werewolf Story,” is a middle grade novel aimed at 9-to-12-year-old readers that is set at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island.

 

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1922 Deception Pass Land Becomes a State Park [6]“The Deception Pass area was recognized in the middle of the nineteenth century for its potential as a location to defend against an enemy wishing to enter Puget Sound. The federal government set aside about 1700 acres of land on both sides of the Pass as a...

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Weeds or Wildflowers?

Last week I got off the bus and started walking home.  As I walked I noticed someone had pulled up some tall yellow flowering plants and left them on the shoulder of the road. The plant was Tansy Ragwort and it reminded me to do the same except that when it’s in flower, it needs...

New Langley arcade bringing back old school fun

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00AM

With the flashing yellow-tinted lights and clinking and ringing of the pinball machines in The Machine SHOP, it’s easy to feel transported to a 1970s video arcade.

Sea tales: Whidbey maritime history is ingrained in Roger Sherman

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 5:00AM

For the sake of delivering a talk about maritime history last week, Roger Sherman left the comforts of his own home and addressed a small group on the porch of the Island County Museum.

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