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Rehabilitated horse on Whidbey needs new home
Jan 22 2013, 3:40 PM
A gentle giant that goes by the name Thunder has a predilection for treats. He sniffs them out and rummages through coat pockets with his nimble equine lips until he gets what he’s after.
It’s a big change in personality for the 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. The big horse and a mare were seized from a North Whidbey man who neglected them and withheld proper food and medical care.
Thunder was wary of people and a little defensive, but he’s been molded into a giant puppy dog of a horse thanks to the kindness and hard work of many volunteers. And now he needs to find a permanent home.
Crime strikes Whidbey Island Center for the Arts | Art and About
Jan 22 2013, 3:41 PM
CRIMES OF THE HEART, a comedy drama about dysfunctional sisters in Mississippi, will show at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 8-23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
Island Transit antenna concerns hashed out
Jan 22 2013, 3:42 PM
About a dozen or so neighbors living near Island Transit in Central Whidbey came to a meeting with questions about an antenna officials want to install as part of its new headquarters.
Island Transit officials want to install a 40-foot antenna behind the agency’s new maintenance facility. The new antenna will help improve communications with the transit system’s buses and improve communications between emergency services.
Mount Vernon art goes below the surface | Art and About
Jan 22 2013, 3:42 PM
Skagit Valley College features Northwest printmakers in SURFACE, on view through March 1. An artists’ talk is set for 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in the SVC Art Gallery on the Mount Vernon campus.
Island County sheriff sees spike in gun permits
Jan 25 2013, 9:46 AM
A wounded Army veteran caused a bit of a stir at an Oak Harbor City Council meeting last week when he admitted to being armed.
Just how unusual it is for someone, other than a cop, to bring a gun into a council meeting, a standing committee meeting or any other kind of meeting in City Hall is difficult to know.
Hundreds of people in Island County have concealed weapons permits. At least two City Council members have licenses to carry, though they both have said they haven’t come to a meeting armed.
Historic family feud comes to life for Oak Harbor descendant
Jan 22 2013, 3:44 PM
It’s an age-old feud immortalized by television, a tale of evil and devastation, and an Oak Harbor woman is related to one of the families involved.
Former Oak Harbor pastor sends his book to help shooting victims
Jan 22 2013, 3:46 PM
Pacing the floor during a sultry South Dakota summer night on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in 2007, former Oak Harbor pastor Bruce Leiter sensed that God wanted him to write a book in everyday language about his fictional friendship with agnostic Joe Smith. The idea grew as he discovered that many Christians fail to understand basic Christian beliefs and ignore reading the Bible. The resulting book, “Doubtbusters! God Is My Shrink!” merges a fictional friendship with the amiable Joe and skeptic Holly with information as Leiter shares with them his actual life journey and reasons for faith in God and for the Bible as God’s book.
Levy isn’t just a school issue, it’s a community issue | Editorial
Jan 22 2013, 3:48 PM
Residents should be getting their ballots for the Oak Harbor School District levy vote this week. As voters review their ballots and weigh the pros and cons, I urge people to remember this isn’t just a school issue, it’s a community issue.
You never know the impact schools can have | Letters
Jan 22 2013, 3:50 PM
Kids need to feel a significant sense of achievement and be acknowledged for it. Engaging in the arts is one of the best ways I know to achieve this. Participation in the arts gives young people the opportunity to challenge themselves and receive a positive response at the same time. Such experiences do wonders to fuel a child’s faith in the power of dreams.
The focus is on kids, not labels | Letters
Jan 22 2013, 3:51 PM
On Tuesday, Jan. 15 I went to a council meeting in the Oak Harbor Council Chambers. There was an awesome presentation by the Oak Harbor Youth Commission that was very informative and worthy of support.