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- Jun 16, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 1:19PM
In the Chamberlins’ garden, Japanese maple trees with red or white leaves grow among rhododendrons and magnolia trees. A fountain burbles quietly in the outdoor living space at the back of the house, a shaded refuge of roses and begonias. On the other side of the house, a gravel path meanders through greenery to raised vegetable beds.
- Jun 20, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 22, 2013 at 2:19PM
Healing. That’s what Whidbey General Hospital is all about. That’s also the focus of Visual Voices, an art show benefiting the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation.
- Jun 24, 2012 at 12:23PM
A Freeland man was killed in a one-car crash in Everett Saturday. The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on the 4300 block of Broadway Avenue where a bridge takes the road over an I-5 onramp, according to Everett Police Department officials.
- Jul 5, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Jul 6, 2013 at 2:37PM
Choochokam, Langley’s annual festival of the arts, takes over the town this weekend with dozens of booths filled with artists’ creations and plenty of music to keep the town hopping both Saturday and Sunday.
- Jul 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 6, 2013 at 2:18PM
The relationship between Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the community of Oak Harbor took center stage Friday at a presentation before members of the Washington State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs Friday at the Oak Harbor Library. Three of the committee’s 16 members, including Rep. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor), Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) and Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), began their day on Whidbey Island with a tour of the Navy base before hearing presentations and public comment at the library.
- Jul 7, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34PM
There’s nothing boring about the rip-roaring exploring of fun-loving dinos in “Dinosoaring.” Celebrate the release of Deb Lund’s new children’s book at a Dinoparty at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Coupeville Library.
- Jul 14, 2012 at 10:00AM
It was a scene out of the Wild West: pistols flashing and cowboy boots stomping, country music and horses to ride. With all the smiles lighting up the M-Bar-C Ranch, it was hard to see that the children didn’t often get the opportunity to just be kids. That’s the gift that the M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland strives to offer. “We give children a day of western fun. It’s not therapeutic riding,” said Dale Kerslake, M-Bar-C Ranch volunteer and program coordinator. “We’re really about a place for kids facing serious challenges to come be a kid for a day and just be kids.”
- Jul 18, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 19, 2013 at 11:21AM
Greenbank Farm was once the largest producer of loganberries in the United States.
- Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM
COUPEVILLE - The Island County Superior Court jury in the trial of James Huden found him guilty of the Christmastime 2003 murder of Russel Douglas.
- Jul 27, 2012 at 3:19PM
Live music, healthy participation, and plenty of fun events and activities appear to have once again proved to be the right recipe for a successful Loganberry Festival.
- Jul 28, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2013 at 2:38PM
Classical music plus a fun, festival atmosphere and a dash of education make for some exciting concerts during the seventh annual Whidbey Island Music Festival set for Aug. 3 through 12.
- Jul 28, 2012 at 9:00AM
A Lynnwood man crash landed his small two-seater airplane in a marshy grassland on South Whidbey Thursday. The aircraft touched down in the fields between the waterfront community on Sunlight Beach Road and the Sun Vista Circle neighborhood off Bayview Road. The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. Pilot Bernardo Malfitano, 30, suffered some scrapes and bruises but was otherwise unharmed. He says the cause of the accident was fuel related.
- Jul 30, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM
Marti Malloy isn’t just Oak Harbor’s first Olympic athlete, she is also Oak Harbor’s first medalist. The 2004 Oak Harbor High School graduate earned a bronze medal in London by winning four of five bouts today, July 30. Malloy, who entered the Olympics ranked 10th in the world in the 57 kg (125 pound) class, defeated Italy’s eighth-ranked Guilia Quintavalle for the bronze medal.
- Aug 5, 2012 at 10:00AM
Four Bothell men were cited and their boat was confiscated when they were found with too many crab in the Baby Island area of Holmes Harbor July 23. Mike Cenci, deputy chief of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Thursday that two officers were patrolling the area in the daytime incident.
- Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00PM
With the earliest primary in state history, some people involved in political campaigns in Island County are concerned about voter participation for the Aug. 7 primary election.
- Aug 9, 2012 at 12:00PM
Nearly 200 artists will descend upon Coupeville this weekend to participate in one of the most popular festivals on Whidbey Island. The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Aug. 11 and 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Aug 7, 2012 at 4:00PM
Madrona Workshop Troupe, a newly formed collaborative resource for writers who wish to become authors, will debut with a two-day self-publishing “Weekend on Whidbey” Aug. 18 and 19 in Coupeville.
- Aug 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 14, 2013 at 12:59PM
While other teenagers are playing video games and vacationing, a handful of Whidbey Island teens are preparing for an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions.
- Aug 12, 2012 at 9:00AM
An identity struggle, a search for love, plus delicious gourmet food — and the recipes — blend to form Coupeville literary agent Andrea Hurst’s first novel. A book launch party is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayleaf in Coupeville.
- Aug 16, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 12:30PM
Oak Harbor officials have less than a year to figure out how to deal with stray dogs and cats because the ramshackle shack that currently houses the homeless pets is being shut down. As a result, city officials are exploring ways of handling strays. They plan on issuing a request for proposals, or RFP, to find the right group or business to provide the service and possibly a facility.
- Aug 18, 2012 at 8:00AM
People born a couple of centuries too late are making the best of it by reenacting the lives of Mountain Men and Mountain Women this weekend south of Coupeville. They’re having their annual Rendezvous Days Saturday and Sunday to bring back the days before the West started getting civilized in the 1840s.
- Aug 18, 2012 at 2:00PM
A former youth director at an Oak Harbor church who was involved in many other youth-related programs and schools was sentenced to prison for the maximum term for molesting two boys.
- Aug 21, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Aug 31, 2013 at 3:51PM
The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Tuesday morning. James Huden sat stone-faced during the sentencing hearing in Island County Superior Court as the judge handed down an exceptional sentence of 80 years, virtually guaranteeing that the 55-year-old will die in prison.
- Aug 25, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2013 at 3:53PM
A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday.
- Aug 26, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Aug 31, 2013 at 3:52PM
The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was finally arraigned Monday afternoon. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.