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FINS, FUR & FEATHERS End is near for hunting seasons

Just as we remove the final pages from our 2001 calendars, so too we remove more hunting and fishing seasons from our bountiful opportunities. While the year is coming to a close, it does not mean all is lost here in the Evergreen State. Many hours afield can still be enjoyed by those willing to work at it.

  • Nov 28, 2001

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Nov. 28, 2001, issue

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  • Nov 28, 2001

Navy checks out terrorism leads

Special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service have been scurrying around North Whidbey, following up tips of suspicious activities, since Sept. 11.

  • Nov 28, 2001

Audit results in clinic closure

Plans are being made to close the North Whidbey Physicians Clinic in Oak Harbor following a revelation by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

  • Nov 28, 2001

EDITORIAL Shop at home for the holidays

Island County residents can provide Christmas gifts to local businesses and fellow citizens simply by shopping at home.

  • Nov 28, 2001

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 28, 2001

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  • Nov 28, 2001

Oh, Christmas trees

Getting into the spirit of the Christmas season will also mean contributing to a good cause this weekend. The third annual Festival of Trees will take place from Friday, Nov. 30 until Sunday, Dec. 2, with proceeds benefitting two Oak Harbor non-profit organizations. Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Island County and Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse each received about $24,000 last year from the three-day event, and both are hopeful that the community will turn out once again to show its support. Festival of Trees will take place at the Oak Harbor Elk’s Lodge at 155 NE Ernst Street, beginning with a silent auction at a gala event Friday evening. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees of the black-tie event will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dancing while bidding to purchase the dozen decorated trees, nine wreaths and more than 20 other auction items donated by the community and Whidbey Island businesses.

  • Nov 28, 2001

Salvation Army raises money for Whidbey

They’ve become such a fixture during the Christmas season, that it would be easy to just overlook them. But theirs is a very important job, and one that many people might not understand, said one Oak Harbor volunteer.

  • Nov 28, 2001

Almanac deadlines approaching

E-mail Almanac updates to smador@whidbeynewstimes.com

  • Nov 23, 2001

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 24, 2001, issue

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  • Nov 23, 2001
Whidbey Island resident Theresa Gandhi protected herself from chemicals during a commissioners' hearing last week.

County fights back on road spray debate

For the second time in a week, a group of Whidbey Island residents confronted Island County officials to air their concerns about the county’s current policy of spraying roadside weeds with what they deem harmful industrial pesticides.

  • Nov 23, 2001
Whidbey Island resident Theresa Gandhi protected herself from chemicals during a commissioners' hearing last week.

About 500 folks attended Thanksgiving at the Elks

A group of Oak Harbor volunteers and business leaders that banded together to provide a Thanksgiving meal to any community member that needed or wanted it, report the event went extremely well.

  • Nov 23, 2001

FAITHFUL LIVING Nov. 24, 2001, “Being part of the family of God adds dimension to life”

I looked around the table this Thanksgiving and what I saw really did my heart good. It matched, in fact, a vision that originated Sept. 11 when I had carefully built deep within my heart a mental picture that included every person who sat before me this Thanksgiving. While I knew it would be some weeks before that picture would become reality, we had planned this event well in advance and I knew I could depend on my family because we have never failed to be a family.

  • Nov 23, 2001

Williamson wins in Coupeville

Election results in Island County have been tallied and certified, bringing to a close a handful of local races that went right down to the wire.

  • Nov 23, 2001

Rifle threat leads to jail time

A 24-year-old Clinton man who threatened his wife with a loaded rifle will be spending the next nine months in the county jail.

  • Nov 23, 2001

TOP O THE MORN “County politics have always been intriguing.”

Island County was a county before the Washington was a state. The first boundaries were set in 1853. Mostly through the efforts of Col. Ebey, representative from Thurston County, Island County became a county in its own right on Jan. 22, 1853, and included Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan and the county seat was Coveland.

  • Nov 23, 2001

County environmental health fees rise 8 percent

Permits issued by the Island County Health Department will cost more come next year, as county commissioners approved an across-the-board rate increase of 8 percent for all environmental health services.

  • Nov 23, 2001

JL White sales team joins Upchurch, Sapphire

Upchurch Scientific of Oak Harbor has a new member in its holding company.

  • Nov 23, 2001

SOUND OFF Nov. 24, 2001, “Many Whidbey plants in danger of extinction”

Lana Labuda attacked Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN) and myself in her Nov. 17 “Soundoff” column for attempting to protect Blue Flag Iris on Grasser’s Hill and (presumably) the 25 other native plant species we believe are at risk of extinction from Whidbey Island. Her column contains numerous factual errors.

  • Nov 23, 2001

Early birds get the deals

Worms? Oak Harbor’s early birds this week didn’t care about worms. They were looking for deals, and there were plenty of them as the Christmas shopping season officially began.

  • Nov 23, 2001