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- Oct 11, 2012 at 12:28PM
The Coupeville Farmers Market hosts its annual HarvestFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 – the final market day of the year.
- Oct 14, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 16, 2013 at 3:44PM
In an ironic twist, a Whidbey Island nonprofit group that helps provide affordable housing alternatives to island residents is in danger of closing its doors.
- Oct 17, 2012 at 8:00AM
The Soup Kitchen in Langley will celebrate a remarkable milestone Thursday when volunteers dish up a free community lunch for the 1,000th time. Group officials say it’s impossible to know just how many people have been fed since the kitchen’s inception nearly 10 years ago, but a rough calculation of the number of free meals served simmers around 110,000.
- Oct 18, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Oct 19, 2013 at 3:03PM
Island County 4-H champions competed at the Western Washington State Fair and came away with a number of awards.
- Oct 21, 2012 at 3:00PM
Inspired by growing up near the Hanford Nuclear Site and her own everyday life events, Kathleen Flenniken became not just any poet but a poet devoted to expanding the understanding of poetry throughout the state.
- Oct 27, 2012 at 1:00PM
Halloween’s on its way — it’s time to add a little creepy to our cuisine. Anyone can celebrate with traditional fall foods — after all pumpkins, corn and apples abound at harvest time. But for anyone who wants to add a pinch of “fear”some to their festivities, there is no shortage of disgustingly delectable dishes one can serve to party-goers with strong stomachs.
- Oct 31, 2012 at 11:00AM
Rob Schouten Gallery features the work of 24 gallery artists who are “Home for the Holidays” from Nov. 2 through Jan. 1. Art will be priced affordably, including handmade jewelry, glass flowers, starfish and ornaments for under $50.
- Oct 31, 2012 at 12:00PM
Blooms Winery’s Taste for Wine and Art features several local artists for November and December in its annual “Hundred Bucks” show. The show begins Friday, Nov. 2. Every item is priced at $100 or less during this show.
- Oct 31, 2012 at 2:00PM
During November, Raven Rocks Gallery will feature the works of Joe Menth in a show called “Finding Balance.”
- Nov 1, 2012 at 10:00AM
Brackenwood Gallery’s annual “Small Pleasures” show begins Saturday, Nov. 3. Almost all of the gallery’s artists are bringing in special offerings for this show with the caveat that the price be under $500.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 11:00AM
During November, Museo presents Denise LaRue, who will show sculptural textile pillows and decorative bustiers. David Gignac will exhibit new works in glass and steel. The show opens with an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The exhibit will run through Nov. 25.
- Nov 2, 2012 at 10:00AM
During November, Whidbey Art Gallery features art under $100 in the “Yours Truly” show. November’s Saturday Art Walk is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
- Nov 2, 2012 at 11:00AM
Artworks Gallery features Barbara Marks, watercolorist and acrylic painter, during November.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 9:00AM
More and more, people are discovering Whidbey Island and all it has to offer, especially when it comes to fiber farmers. The third Whidbey Island Fiber Quest is scheduled to be held from Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 at various fiber farms and businesses throughout the island.
- Nov 21, 2012 at 2:45PM
FREELAND - Ferry riders from Whidbey Island are furious over cancelled sailings, the most recent caused by a sleeping captain. Wednesday morning at 4:30 a.m. the first boat out of Clinton, the Cathlamet, turned around more than halfway to Mukilteo, reported two South Whidbey residents who were on the boat, Bill Couch and Pamela Sipe. The captain announced the reason as a “staffing issue,” a problem that has become common and widely reported. However, this one was different.
- Nov 28, 2012 at 8:00PM updated Nov 29, 2013 at 9:44AM
Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton that occurred just before closing today.
- Nov 29, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Nov 30, 2013 at 3:49PM
The Island County Sheriff’s Office have released images of the masked man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton last night. A man wearing a cloth mash entered the bank and demanded money, warning the employees that he wanted “no dye packs” and “no problems,” according to Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The robber did not display a weapon and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Three employees were at the bank at the time, Detective Rick Felici said.
- Dec 12, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Dec 18, 2013 at 1:40PM
Combine body hurling with cards, talking like a pirate, becoming a donkey and tons of laughter and you’ve got a lively game of Donkey: It’s a Kick!, a game created by Oak Harbor resident Jayne Cleveland-Kolesar.
- Dec 12, 2012 at 6:53PM
Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island has been closed because of a pair of aggressive dogs that attacked two hikers Tuesday.
- Dec 13, 2012 at 5:59PM
The mayor of Langley has been charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks filed one count of "false report by a public officer" against Mayor Larry Kwarsick in Island County Superior Court today.
- Dec 18, 2012 at 12:08PM
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick will have to spend more than two weeks in jail and will likely resign from office after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for falsifying a city record. Island County Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill shocked many in the courtroom Monday by sentencing Kwarsick to 15 days in jail after both the prosecutor and defense recommended that he serve no jail time. In fact, several of Kwarsick's supporters were noticeably outraged.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 11:00AM
In response to the horrific acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, has established the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 5:26PM
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick announced earlier today he is keeping his position despite a guilty plea to a gross misdemeanor that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence starting in February.
- Dec 23, 2012 at 12:00PM updated Jan 2, 2013 at 8:42AM
With a view of Saratoga Passage and the aroma of essential oils on your skin, nothing beats a spa treatment this time of year.
- Dec 27, 2012 at 9:49AM
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick admitted to falsifying public records in a court of law and a judge found him guilty of the crime, but elected officials in Coupeville are reserving judgement.