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Walk on — grant sought to keep Whidbey kids safe on journeys to school

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:36PM

Grandpa might reminisce about walking to school on frostbitten feet clad only in Saran Wrap as he battled whiteouts and ice storms, daily occurrences in the “olden days,” that swept through the Pacific Northwest. The younger generation, however, will decades from now weave tales of far more dangerous conditions. And they will speak without hyperbole. Harrowing tales of near misses - or near hits - with SUVs as big as doublewides will hold the grandkids rapt. And the road rage ... oh, the road rage.

Island Thrift boosts youth

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:36PM

Skagit Valley College class to explore remains of native Whidbey Islanders

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

Get out of the classroom this summer and into the field with two exciting classes starting June 23 at Skagit Valley College. LOUIS LaBOMBARD, now in his 18th year as an instructor at SVC, leads Introductory Archeology 7167 ANTH (Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.), and Native Americans of the Northwest 7543 ETHNC (Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.)

Whidbey Playhouse presents musical

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 7:02AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

In an evening where “girls” become “goyls” and “boys” become “fellas” along with other New York affectations, Whidbey Playhouse’s production of “Guys and Dolls” is marked by a dose of old-fashioned razzmatazz.

$8.1M boating museum under construction in Port Townsend

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

A whole world of boating adventures and maritime learning is available to Whidbey Islanders. All they have to do is take a boat across Admiralty Inlet to Port Townsend. Many islanders have already discovered the Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend and others are working on an associated project, the new Northwest Maritime Center, an $8.1 million complex presently under construction.

Oak Harbor residents turn out to beautify native garden

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

Busy as the many bees gathering pollen, a dozen industrious Oak Harbor residents converged at noon Sunday afternoon, June 1, to beautify the Oak Harbor Native Plant Demonstration Garden beneath the massive limbs of the Garry oak tree at the Oak Harbor Post Office.

Whidbey familly anxiously awaiting Habitat for Humanity home

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

A new house implausibly constructed in less than three weeks will soon be transformed into a home. The Fassett/Wolniakowksi family excitedly counted the days until Saturday’s dedication ceremony for their new domicile, Habitat for Humanity of Island County’s newest project in Northgate Terrace. And they did not have to count very high.

Wallie Funk to be honored by UW

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

People who know him will tell you the recognition is well deserved, if a little late. His prolific career in journalism, photography and as a community activist has ensured Wallie Funk a place in history.

Fanciful cars drive toward Greenbank

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

A colorful display of street rods, classic, antique and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles set against the historic 1904 Greenbank Farm will make Whidbey Island the place to be for all car enthusiasts Saturday, June 14.

After jumping through hoops, Whidbey woman earns citizenship, suffrage

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

In her quest to cast a ballot, Gladys Kloewer has become intimately familiar with the “runaround,” a frustrating exercise in futility made famous by unbending employees who illogically refuse, under any circumstances, to deviate from their routine. Although the United States became Gladys’ surrogate home almost 11 years ago, the Filipina citizen was denied dual citizenship. The reason? An oversight that went uncorrected.

Island County tots share artwork

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

Local businesses are showcasing art from some of the island’s youngest residents this month, ranging from birth to age 5. Partners in Island County for Early Learning, Island County’s Born Learning group and Sno-Isle Libraries collaborated with the Northwest Early Learning Born Learning Campaign and Thrive by Five to support a county-wide effort to display the artwork.

Whidbey mothers' autism school will be first in state

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:35PM

Area residents Brandi Matros and Charity Winkler met in 2002 as mothers of autistic children. On Sept. 2, the doors will open to Winkler and Matros’ combined vision, and names: Wintros Academy, the first private school in Washington for children with autism.

Oak Harbor gala will benefit autism school

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

The new Wintros Academy for autistic children will benefit from a gala, including a silent auction and dancing, Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Club. For ticket information call 360-628-5955.

Whidbey embraces old Texan holiday, ethnic diversity

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

The children dashed through the sun-kissed grass, laughing and shouting. A ball flew through the air and a little boy leaped to catch it. Others raced around the playground, their faces alight with the happiest of grins. But for the parents who watched, the best part was that the playing kids didn’t even think about the various ethnic backgrounds of their friends. This microcosm of a perfect world happened at the Juneteenth celebration on June 14 at Windjammer Park. Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of African Americans from slavery.

VIDEO: Testing mass transit, Coupeville to Seattle

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

This week, two Whidbey News-Times reporters tried the commute from Coupeville to Seattle by way of the Island Transit Bus, Mukilteo ferry and the new Mukilteo train. Check out the video below to see what the trip is like and how it could save you money and time. Also, read the June 25 edition of the Whidbey News-Times for more in-depth coverage, including problems we noticed with the connection times.

Oak Harbor seniors rake in more than $4M in scholarships

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

The Oak Harbor High School Class of 2008 earned various honors and more than $4 million worth of scholarships awarded by community organizations, universities and the military.

40 years of magic making for Greenbank Artists

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

The Greenbank Artists is an informal group of artists who get together every Tuesday to create art. They meet at the fire station on Race Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Currently, there are approximately 20 members.

Future of Whidbey farming to be addressed at June 30 meeting

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

Will Whidbey Island’s family farmers work with county government? Farmers will tackle that question when they gather at Au Sable Institute, Monday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a Family Farms Forum II presentation, “Partners for economic success -— farmers and local government.”

Oak Harbor Lions construct 2 playgrounds for North Whidbey Head Start

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:34PM

Grass. Part of a parking lot. A few boulders. Those didn’t mean much to the children of North Whidbey Head Start until the Oak Harbor Lions Club and other community volunteers transformed the area into two playgrounds.

Gauguin’s Tahitian days recalled

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:33PM

PAPEETE, Tahiti – Westerners’ impressions of Tahiti have, to a great extent, been moulded in the last century by the paintings of Paul Gauguin.

Birth control bad for health, sex drive

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:33PM

At a time when women can have all the sex they want without fear of getting pregnant, suddenly they just don’t feel like it.

What’s On

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:33PM

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Good dining, Vietnam

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:33PM

She’s crying. She doesn’t wipe away the tears; instead she continues slicing onions before moving onto the cucumbers, which she juliennes. Her hands and fingers work together deftly with the knife against the vegetables and therein lies the promise of flavour and texture.

Quartet channels the sounds of New Orleans

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:33PM

Lloyd Arntzen (clarinet, vocals), Alan Matheson (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn), Grant Simpson (piano) and Craig Scott (drums) team up to bring Richmond a sampling of New Orleans jazz next week.

Shipyard expected to win big sub contract

  • Jul 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 7:33PM

Victoria Shipyards will soon negotiate a $1.45-billion contract with the federal government to maintain the navy’s four submarines.

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