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Sailors come back year after year for Race Week

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:17AM

The first racing day of Whidbey Island Race Week launched with little fanfare, but it ended Friday after a week of great racing despite wetter-than-normal conditions.

WGC 5-person tournament ends in 3-way tie

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:07AM

It was close. So close, if fact, three teams tied for first in the Whidbey Golf Club Five-person Best Ball Tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27.

PBY-Naval Air Museum meets wide approval at grand opening

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:59AM

Steve Richards, executive officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, was clearly enjoying himself as he sat in the cockpit of a seaplane simulator.

Where’s the beef? At the Whidbey Island Fair

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:59AM

The Whidbey Island Area Fair starts Thursday, and with it comes an annual favorite — the 4-H Livestock Auction.

China City expands to location off island

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:59AM

Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher.

Whidbey residents want beaver controls

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:58AM

Some residents believe the county could be doing more about the island’s beaver problem, but the solutions are not always clear cut.

Starfish deaths puzzling experts

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:57AM

As a volunteer for the Island County Beach Watchers organization since 1993, Seablom has started to see alarming changes in his favorite sea creature.

Last class to graduate from old high school reaches milestone

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:57AM

The class of 1974 was the last to graduate from the old Oak Harbor High School.

Brent Severns faces a dozen criminal charges

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:57AM

Success in business or politics isn’t an inoculation from the impact of drug addiction in a family.

Race the Reserve becomes community event

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 8:09AM

Race the Reserve, which returns Saturday, Aug. 9, is more than a fundraiser.

Art & About

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

LINDA BEEMAN will share poems from “Collateral Damage,” her new book, from 3-4:30 p.m., Aug. 21, in the Oak Harbor Library meeting room, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Her book features a scrapbook of poems and personalities. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Call 360-675-5115.

Whidbey Adventure Swim changing course for 2014

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

A tide change has hit the Whidbey Adventure Swim this year, its fourth as an open-water race.

Church Notes

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church invites children ages 3 years to 5th grade to gear up at WORKSHOP OF WONDERS: IMAGINE AND BUILD WITH GOD Vacation Bible School. The program is 9-11:30 a.m., Aug. 11-15 at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. There will be interactive Bible fun, music, science, crafts, mission work, snacks and games. Visit oakharborfumc.org to register.

Student makes Academic Team | Academic Achievement

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Skagit Valley College student Ashley Simpson, of Oak Harbor, was named to the 2014 All-Washington Academic Team.

Restaurateur shows his true generosity | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

I was recently reminded, through a stunning demonstration of generosity, how fortunate we are to be part of such a caring community.

Don’t squander our own little bit of paradise | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

It has come to my attention that the Board of Island County Commissioners is considering a revision of the critical areas ordinance prohibiting the establishment of “through-put utilities” in “critical areas” in Island County that would allow such utilities to be established.

How did state auditors find nothing amiss? | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Regarding the Island Transit scandal involving financial mismanagement, taxpayers should be outraged.

Transit helped pro-OLF voice get to courthouse | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Just read the article, “With reserves gone, Island Transit axing staff, routes” about the Island Transit financial meltdown.

IT should ensure paratransit safe from service cuts | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Martha Rose must be terminated. She is ultimately responsible for Island Transit’s financial crisis and the resulting reductions in bus services.

Don’t let county go down same transit route | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Island County taxpayers must consider recent revelations about the losses of investment funds during the current treasurer’s term in office when casting their ballots.

Board should fire Rose, then fire themselves | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Regarding Island Transit’s surprise discovery that it must lay off 24 employees and cancel bus service on five routes: Since Island Transit cannot sustain maintenance and operations via a dedicated 9/10th of 1 percent of public sales taxes, the public deserves to be heard as to whether or not Island Transit should be dissolved and its affairs liquidated, thus reducing local sales taxes by 9/10th of 1 percent.

Days of crying ‘wolf’ for bailouts are over | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

The article on the perils of Island Transit was a good lesson in a government entity that believes itself to be indispensable, so it just continues to cry “wolf,” believing the taxpayers will bail them out with no question asked.

Demand accountability before things go wrong | Publisher’s column

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM

Each and every one of us bears some responsibility for the financial calamity that has befallen Island Transit.

Admiralty anchor arrives in Texas

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Researchers at Texas A&M University are now examining an anchor recovered from Admiralty Inlet last month to see if it is, as believed by those who recovered it, the anchor that broke off a ship in Capt. George Vancouver’s Discovery expedition June 9, 1792.

Friends mourn loss of community leader, Paul Schell

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM

South Whidbey is mourning the death of a long-time community and business leader this week.

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