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Oak Harbor 1st team to win 3 consecutive state titles | Bowling
Feb 19 2013, 10:19 AM
The Oak Harbor High School bowling team won its third consecutive state title and made history along the way at the 48th Annual Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association State High School Varsity Bowling Championships at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17.
Oak Harbor Marina targets messy otters, birds
Feb 20 2013, 8:20 AM
A river otter, sleek and graceful, scampered across a dock at the Oak Harbor Marina on a Thursday afternoon before gliding back into the water.
A half-dozen of the intelligent, playful creatures make the marina home. Unfortunately, the otters’ bathroom habits put them on a list of four animals marina management wants to remove from the area.
Ban on fish pens debated in Olympia
Feb 20 2013, 8:21 AM
Anticipating difficult negotiations with state regulators over their recent ban on net-pen salmon farming, the Island County commissioners are putting high hopes on new legislation proposed in Olympia.
If it becomes law, House Bill 1599 will empower cities and counties to prohibit the siting of net-pen farms through long-range planning documents known as shoreline master programs.
South Whidbey extends long history of school support
Feb 20 2013, 8:22 AM
February elections may be the South Whidbey School District’s go-to vote.
Since 2000, every special election held in February by the school district has passed. That includes Tuesday’s approval of two school levies, a total that was padded with an added count Thursday.
Each levy remained at a supermajority of more than 60 percent, though levies only require a simple majority of 50 percent plus 1 vote.
Orchids sales benefit Whidbey General Hospital
Feb 20 2013, 8:23 AM
It may be dreary outside, but it will be bright and colorful inside on March 4 and 5, when A.J. Florals will sell a dazzling array of orchids to benefit Whidbey General Hospital.
Many varieties will be available. Most are easy to care for and will bloom for months. They’re also inexpensive — from $15 to $40. Each purchase includes written instructions on how to best care for the orchid with tips on how to keep them blooming.
Freeland low-income housing project faces permitting issue
Feb 20 2013, 10:17 AM
A $6.3-million, low-income housing project planned for Freeland may be derailed because of a permitting issue.
Island County Housing Authority officials confirmed this week that the costs of septic system requirements may exceed initial expectations and the increase in costs may torpedo the project.
Central Whidbey Lions member prints article about roll-drop
Feb 20 2013, 10:23 AM
A mechanism built by the Central Whidbey Lions Club to allow for fast scene changes at the Whidbey Playhouse is gaining far-reaching attention.
Jim Rich led a Lions Club project that created a roll-drop for the Christmas production of “Fruitcakes” at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.
Someone hits duck over the head | Oak Harbor Scanner
Feb 20 2013, 10:24 AM
The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Dept.
Moving helps one reflect on ‘the stuff’ acquired in a lifetime | Publisher's Column
Feb 20 2013, 10:41 AM
We as humans spend much of our lives collecting stuff, only to regret it when we have to pack it onto a truck and move it from one place to another.
And when it takes a full weekend, two truckloads totaling 30 feet long and driving four times and a little more than 600 miles back and forth, it hits home that one can have too much stuff.
This weekend my son Liam and I moved for the fifth time in just over 13 years.
Private sector was once meaningful | Letters
Feb 20 2013, 10:43 AM
Your editorial on recycling is beyond reproach. It is so well thought out that words cannot describe it.
If I understand your stance correctly it goes something like this — If a company attached at the hip to the government starts a new additional program to the one we currently pay for and has start-up cost we — the consumer — must pay at all cost.
Now you have reached deep into the dark realm of deep thinking and suggest that if someone is dissatisfied with the “new” no glass recycling program then just stop your garbage from being collected and the problem is solved.