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Did you know that a severe winter storm can knock out power to your home?  Since you can’t predict how long a power outage will last, you should plan to live without electricity for at least three days.

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The 2016 Whidbey Island Polar Bear Dive happens January 1, 2016 at Double Bluff Beach. Pre-registration can be done at the South Whidbey Parks and Rec website and participants can also register on the day of the event beginning at 10:30am in preparation for the 12pm noon jump.

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EXCITING NEWS – The Slow Food USA Ark of Taste has added another one of Whidbey Island’s treasures to their stock of seeds.  The Rockwell Beans have now officially been added and can be found on the Ark of Taste page of Slow Food USA.  The Rockwell Bean is currently grown by only four farmers, who are the descendents of Ebey's Prairie pioneer families: Georgie Smith of Willowood Farm, Wilbur Purdue of Prairie Bottom Farm, Wilbur Bishop of Ebey Road Farm, and Vin Sherman.

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Wendy Sines, the Manager of the Langley Whale Center Manager, was pleased at the number of people who stopped by their new location at 115 Anthes Street during the grand opening on November 14. At their previous location next door, which opened a year ago, they had thousands of visitors in the first year and 3,500 followers on Facebook. Since the opening at their new, greatly expanded location, the number of visitors has been growing. Sines notes, “On an average Saturday, we are seeing 100 or more people stopping by.”

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