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Effort mounts to save geese on Honeymoon Lake

  • May 30, 2012 at 9:00AM

Plans to kill a few geese and goslings that annoy some residents of a Greenbank lake community have upset fans of the waterfowl and spawned an online petition drive to save them. Board members of the Honeymoon Lake Community recently signed a contract with a federal agency to euthanize the four adult geese and three goslings that took up residence on the lake this spring. The board caused a stir last summer by bringing in federal agents to kill 19 honkers that lived there at that time and upset some residents by pooping on lawns.

Penn Cove's derelict crab boat: Up, up and away

  • Jun 5, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Jun 6, 2012 at 12:31PM

Weather cooperating, Wednesday will be the derelict crab boat Deep Sea’s last day in Penn Cove. Richard Walker, the on-scene coordinator with the state Department of Ecology, said Tuesday morning the boat was ready to be towed to dry dock in Seattle but that the forecast made it unsafe so authorities would make the attempt as soon as the weather breaks Wednesday.

Deep Sea leaves Penn Cove under tow

  • Jun 6, 2012 at 5:00AM updated at 12:31PM

As planned, the fishing vessel Deep Sea was towed out of Penn Cove this morning and is on it's way to a dry dock in Ballard. The ship departed promptly at 5 a.m. under tow by the tugboat Taurus. Traveling at about six knots, they are expected to arrive at the Chittenden Locks in Seattle by early afternoon.

Agreement reached for sale of Whidbey Examiner

  • Jun 8, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2012 at 8:59AM

An agreement has been reached for the sale of the Whidbey Examiner newspaper and its related web site by Kasia Pierzga, to SoundPublishing, Inc. The sale is effective today. Pierzga will continue to serve as the Examiner's publisher/editor.

Suspect arrested in Greenbank homicide

  • Jun 10, 2012 at 4:16PM

Police have opened a homicide investigation following the discovery a woman’s body in Greenbank Saturday. The woman has been identified as 53-year-old Kathie Ann Baker. She was found wrapped in a tarp behind a residence on Silver Cloud Lane at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 9, according to a Sunday news release

Mussel lovers rejoice as Penn Cove reopens for harvest

  • Jun 12, 2012 at 2:00PM updated at 4:13PM

After being shutdown for nearly a month, Coupeville’s famous mussel farm is once again harvesting in Penn Cove. Ian Jefferds, owner of Penn Cove Shellfish, said state regulators gave the farm the green light Friday afternoon and the first harvest in about four weeks began in earnest over the weekend. When asked if he was relieved the closure was finally over, Jefferds said, “Absolutely. Now we see if we can make up for lost time.” The state Department of Health closed Penn Cove for shellfish harvesting on May 15 following the burning and sinking of a 128-foot fishing boat. It had been illegally anchored just outside the mussel rafts for more than a month.

Greenbank man charged with first-degree murder in death of his wife

  • Jun 13, 2012 at 5:39PM

The Island County Prosecutor's Office charged 61-year-old Greenbank resident Robert "Al" Baker Wednesday with first-degree murder, a domestic-violence crime with a deadly weapon enhancement and an aggravating factor. Baker, who turns 62 Thursday, is being held in Island County jail on $5 million after a judge found probable cause to hold him for the murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.

Whidbey Island Garden Tour meant to inspire others to dig in

  • Jun 16, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2012 at 1:19PM

In the Chamberlins’ garden, Japanese maple trees with red or white leaves grow among rhododendrons and magnolia trees. A fountain burbles quietly in the outdoor living space at the back of the house, a shaded refuge of roses and begonias. On the other side of the house, a gravel path meanders through greenery to raised vegetable beds.

Whidbey women display healing art

  • Jun 20, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jun 22, 2012 at 2:19PM

Healing. That’s what Whidbey General Hospital is all about. That’s also the focus of Visual Voices, an art show benefiting the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation.

Freeland man dies in Everett car crash

  • Jun 24, 2012 at 12:23PM

A Freeland man was killed in a one-car crash in Everett Saturday. The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on the 4300 block of Broadway Avenue where a bridge takes the road over an I-5 onramp, according to Everett Police Department officials.

Choochokam pays tribute, adds fun

  • Jul 5, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Jul 6, 2012 at 2:37PM

Choochokam, Langley’s annual festival of the arts, takes over the town this weekend with dozens of booths filled with artists’ creations and plenty of music to keep the town hopping both Saturday and Sunday.

State committee hears Whidbey’s veterans needs

  • Jul 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 6, 2012 at 2:18PM

The relationship between Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the community of Oak Harbor took center stage Friday at a presentation before members of the Washington State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs Friday at the Oak Harbor Library. Three of the committee’s 16 members, including Rep. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor), Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) and Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), began their day on Whidbey Island with a tour of the Navy base before hearing presentations and public comment at the library.

Rollick and roar with Deb Lund’s dinosaurs

  • Jul 7, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 10, 2012 at 2:34PM

There’s nothing boring about the rip-roaring exploring of fun-loving dinos in “Dinosoaring.” Celebrate the release of Deb Lund’s new children’s book at a Dinoparty at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Coupeville Library.

Freeland ranch rounds up fun for needy kids

  • Jul 14, 2012 at 10:00AM

It was a scene out of the Wild West: pistols flashing and cowboy boots stomping, country music and horses to ride. With all the smiles lighting up the M-Bar-C Ranch, it was hard to see that the children didn’t often get the opportunity to just be kids. That’s the gift that the M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland strives to offer. “We give children a day of western fun. It’s not therapeutic riding,” said Dale Kerslake, M-Bar-C Ranch volunteer and program coordinator. “We’re really about a place for kids facing serious challenges to come be a kid for a day and just be kids.”

Greenbank toasts the loganberry

  • Jul 18, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 19, 2012 at 11:21AM

Greenbank Farm was once the largest producer of loganberries in the United States.

Jury finds Huden guilty of first-degree murder on South Whidbey

  • Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM

COUPEVILLE - The Island County Superior Court jury in the trial of James Huden found him guilty of the Christmastime 2003 murder of Russel Douglas.

Annual Loganberry Festival goes ‘berry’ well

  • Jul 27, 2012 at 3:19PM

Live music, healthy participation, and plenty of fun events and activities appear to have once again proved to be the right recipe for a successful Loganberry Festival.

Musical ‘pyrotechnics’ to heat up Whidbey Island Music Festival

  • Jul 28, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2012 at 2:38PM

Classical music plus a fun, festival atmosphere and a dash of education make for some exciting concerts during the seventh annual Whidbey Island Music Festival set for Aug. 3 through 12.

Whidbey neighbors help pilot out of crashed plane

  • Jul 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

A Lynnwood man crash landed his small two-seater airplane in a marshy grassland on South Whidbey Thursday. The aircraft touched down in the fields between the waterfront community on Sunlight Beach Road and the Sun Vista Circle neighborhood off Bayview Road. The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. Pilot Bernardo Malfitano, 30, suffered some scrapes and bruises but was otherwise unharmed. He says the cause of the accident was fuel related.

Oak Harbor’s Malloy wins Olympic bronze in judo

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Marti Malloy isn’t just Oak Harbor’s first Olympic athlete, she is also Oak Harbor’s first medalist. The 2004 Oak Harbor High School graduate earned a bronze medal in London by winning four of five bouts today, July 30. Malloy, who entered the Olympics ranked 10th in the world in the 57 kg (125 pound) class, defeated Italy’s eighth-ranked Guilia Quintavalle for the bronze medal.

Four men cited for exceeding Washington state crab limit

  • Aug 5, 2012 at 10:00AM

Four Bothell men were cited and their boat was confiscated when they were found with too many crab in the Baby Island area of Holmes Harbor July 23. Mike Cenci, deputy chief of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Thursday that two officers were patrolling the area in the daytime incident.

Whidbey voters slow in returning election ballots early

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00PM

With the earliest primary in state history, some people involved in political campaigns in Island County are concerned about voter participation for the Aug. 7 primary election.

Artists make Coupeville festive

  • Aug 9, 2012 at 12:00PM

Nearly 200 artists will descend upon Coupeville this weekend to participate in one of the most popular festivals on Whidbey Island. The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Aug. 11 and 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Learn to self-publish in a weekend on Whidbey

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 4:00PM

Madrona Workshop Troupe, a newly formed collaborative resource for writers who wish to become authors, will debut with a two-day self-publishing “Weekend on Whidbey” Aug. 18 and 19 in Coupeville.

Whidbey teens create quake video, shake fair-goers

  • Aug 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 14, 2012 at 12:59PM

While other teenagers are playing video games and vacationing, a handful of Whidbey Island teens are preparing for an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions.

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