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Thanks for supporting school levy | Letters
Nov 23 2012, 1:20 PM
Thanks to the community for showing your support for Oak Harbor’s students at the “Rock the Levy” rally last Wednesday — it was awesome!
S.M.S. and Jacobs Road kept us all moving with fantastic music as we filled the sign-up sheets with volunteer commitments.
The wonder of Christmas allows God’s love to soothe | Faithful Living
Nov 23 2012, 1:22 PM
This week I placed a photo of my paternal gramma in my kitchen to use as my inspiration while heading into the Christmas season. She was simple and uneducated by today’s standards, but also strong and wise beyond measure. It is for these reasons she’s become a part of my sanctuary, better known as the Klope family kitchen. If I want to relax and think things through, I cook something and allow my memories of her to inspire me.
This weekend I will make homemade turkey soup in the large electric roasting pan I frequently use this time of year. I’ll carefully place the carcass on center stage in the pan, surround it with fresh water, roughly chopped parsley, chunks of onion and celery and carrots, and whole black pepper. I’ll cover the brew, turn up the heat, and leave it alone until the aromas tell me I can lift the cover and experience some bliss.
‘Fruitcakes’ at the Whidbey Playhouse offers holiday entertainment
Nov 23 2012, 1:26 PM
The inhabitants of the small town of McCord’s Ferry, Ga. may have been eating fruitcake for a little too long. Mix a poetry-reciting fisherman/ex-Harvard engineer with a Christmas tree-selling whirligig maker, two spinster sisters who divided their home precisely down the middle and a Christmas hog named Buster, and you have all the nuts necessary to make the hundreds of fruitcakes the town eats every Christmas.
When a teenaged runaway ends up in the town, he thinks the inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes” in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “Fruitcakes,” running Nov. 30 through Dec. 22.
Book signing, presentation set at Coupeville Library
Nov 23 2012, 1:37 PM
A tale rich with adventure, dreams and exploration forms the history of Juan de Fuca’s Strait in a new book by a Canadian author who will speak in Coupeville. Barry Gough will present and sign his new book, “Juan de Fuca’s Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Coupeville Library.
“Any book signing like this that’s adding another historical resource to the library of local history is valuable,” said Rick Castellano, executive director of the Island County Historical Museum.
Proposed Island County gun rules rile residents
Nov 23 2012, 2:02 PM
Residents of rural communities in Island County may soon have a say in whether or not their neighbors can shoot guns in their backyards.
On Wednesday, the Island County Commissioners discussed a set of draft rules which propose a petition process for neighborhoods seeking to ban or allow the discharge of firearms in their area.
Although usually sparsely attended, the weekly staff session drew a standing room only crowd of hunters, representatives from local gun clubs and general Second Amendment advocates.
Winter prep preview: Oak Harbor boys basketball
Nov 27 2012, 9:17 AM
Addition through subtraction.
The Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team lost one of the school's most celebrated athletes, Mike Washington Jr., to graduation, but four returning lettermen, each with a different skill set, should help the Wildcats field a more balanced attack this winter.
Winter prep preview: Oak Harbor girls basketball
Nov 27 2012, 9:16 AM
Youth and inexperience, which haunted the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team the past few years, should not be a problem for the Wildcats this winter as they hope to improve on last season's 3-17 mark.
Winter prep preview: Oak Harbor wrestling
Nov 29 2012, 9:17 AM
If the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team wants to win the Wesco North 3A dual-meet title, it will have to battle through one of the toughest conferences in the state.
Winter prep preview: Coupeville girls basketball
Nov 29 2012, 9:17 AM
The Coupeville High School girls basketball team returns three post players with extensive experience, but the question is, Who will get them the ball?
Man arrested, released in potentially fatal Oak Harbor assault
Nov 28 2012, 12:01 PM
The Island County prosecutor decided not to charge a man who inflicted potentially fatal injuries on 23-year-old Oak Harbor resident Chris Cooper during a Nov. 17 confrontation.
Cooper’s family and friends said they are outraged by the decision, but hold out hope that a case can be made and that Cooper will pull through.