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Robotics team does Oak Harbor proud
Apr 29 2013, 2:59 PM
I am the proud parent of an Oak Harbor High School Robotics Team student. I want to raise awareness in the community of a success story developing without much notice or fanfare.
The team has grown from a few curious students to almost 30 young engineers in just five years.
New Island County planning director needs to be able to sort out past transgressions
Apr 29 2013, 3:01 PM
Island County has experienced problems over the past several years in the operation of a smooth, community-oriented planning department.
It’s my opinion — and that of others, but I speak herein only for myself — that this lack of direction and focus on serving the public comes from the very top of the planning department.
Alternative to OLF must be found | Letter
Apr 05 2013, 3:52 PM
A recent letter dismissed concerns over Coupeville OLF with the same old arguments, such as there are no alternative locations or, if OLF Coupeville closes down, then NAS Whidbey will be closed — so be careful what you wish for.
These OLF clichés are not givens, nor are they inescapable realities that cannot be overcome by wise and determined leadership, which we must have to adjust to today’s need to care, not just for the Navy, but also for the health and well-being of our growing citizenry and increasingly diverse economy.
So, yes, we need a new location for the OLF, just as in Virginia Beach a Growler crash into a housing complex prompted efforts to move the Navy OLF to low-density swamplands in North Carolina and buy-out the affected property owners within the 65-plus decibel noise contour and accident protection zones — meaning “crash zones.”
Anti-OLF group claiming public records victory
Apr 08 2013, 7:22 AM
A Central Whidbey community group that formed last year in opposition to jet-noise at Outlying Field Coupeville is ramping up its efforts to curb flights at the practice airstrip.
Ken Pickard, a founding member of the Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe, Peaceful, Environment, confirmed Friday that the group has an attorney and has been busy in recent months preparing for legal action.
“I’ve never felt this frustrated,” Pickard said.
Oak Harbor's Holland Happening will be missing popular shoe carver, other staples remain
Apr 05 2013, 4:07 PM
Katie Salinas doesn’t see herself carving wooden shoes any time soon.
“I couldn’t imagine ever having to do it,” she said.
Salinas is the director of Holland Happening, one of Oak Harbor’s biggest annual festivals.
The 44th celebration of Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage is April 27-28 downtown but will be missing one of its most popular attractions.
Island County shoreline meeting planned
Apr 30 2013, 7:27 AM
The public has another chance to weigh in on Island County’s recently adopted shoreline master program.
A hearing is planned next week.
Adopted by the Board of Island County Commissioners late last year, the plan must gain approval from the state Department of Ecology before it can go into effect.
Tending to your soul may require some time for reflecting | Faithful Living
Apr 05 2013, 3:56 PM
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes‚ from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.
-- Salman Rushdie
While few of us would be characterized as purely extroverted or introverted, most of us fit into one category more often than the other.
I’m willing to bet that Mr. Rushdie, the well-known writer of this week’s quote, is primarily an introvert.
Navy prepares for 2013 Whidbey Island Marathon
Apr 05 2013, 3:42 PM
For the safety of runners participating in the 2013 Whidbey Island Marathon and Half Marathon, NAS Whidbey traffic on the Seaplane Base will limited Sunday, April 14.
More than 1,500 runners and walkers are expected.
Race organizers expect runners to arrive on base at 8:30 a.m. with normal traffic flow resuming shortly after 1:30 p.m.
Wolves get more than win | Baseball
Apr 30 2013, 10:56 AM
Coupeville High School baseball team’s 4-2 over Lakewood Monday, April 29, at Robert Sherman Field, thanks in a large part to Josh Bayne, was more than a check in the win column.
Wildcats win battle with Meadowdale
Apr 30 2013, 11:46 AM
Oak Harbor out-fought host Meadowdale 2-1 Monday, April 29, in a rugged Wesco 3A soccer match.