Jim Larsen

Jim posted 114 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Greenbank’s Meerkerk Gardens play host to fairies

Meerkerk Gardens was festively infested by fairies on a glorious, sunny Saturday in Greenbank. With hundreds of rhododendrons and other plants in bloom over acres of gardens, little fairies sporting wings, fancy dresses and garlands in their hair flitted from flower to flower, stopping to pose for pictures taken by proud parents and grandparents. The number of fairies at the annual “Meerkerk Magic” day, which draws lots of girls and a few boys from throughout the island, surprised even veterans of the event.

  • Apr 18th, 2012 10:47pm

Port seeks cheap fix to reopen Clinton Beach dock

The Clinton Beach dock has been closed to boaters for the past few weeks and will stay that way until repairs can be made, it was revealed at the April 10 Port of South Whidbey meeting.

  • Apr 17th, 2012 9:55pm

Possible South Whidbey School District bus barn parking for Langley boaters

Boaters using Langley Marina could launch their boats and then drive up to old Langley Middle School bus barn parking lot and leave their rigs temporarily if a memorandum of understanding is adopted by the parties involved.

  • Apr 13th, 2012 9:39pm

Langley Marina money assured by bond sale

Approval of an $850,000 bond sale next week will soon put all the money in the bank the Port of South Whidbey needs to proceed with the first phase of its Langley Marina expansion project.

  • Apr 13th, 2012 9:37pm

In Clinton, it’s the thrill of the hunt

Just as many smiles as plastic eggs were cracked under sunny skies Saturday for the annual egg hunt sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Apr 10th, 2012 10:18pm

It came from beneath Deer Lake

It came from beneath the sea — or more exactly, the mucky depths of Deer Lake, Clinton’s only freshwater swimming and fishing hole.

  • Apr 10th, 2012 10:38pm

Langley Loop effort lauded

A pot of flowers was treated like a hot potato at the Langley City Council meeting Monday night.

  • Apr 6th, 2012 10:59pm

Marijuana sales backer stalled at Langley CIty Council meeting

Lucas Jushinski wanted to talk about marijuana Monday night, but Mayor Larry Kwarsick delayed the discussion until the next Langley City Council meeting April 16.

  • Apr 6th, 2012 10:58pm

Two Langley tourism projects funded

The city of Langley tapped out its tourism fund by awarding approximately $10,600 to support two projects this summer.

  • Apr 6th, 2012 10:57pm

Langley loading zone seen as gone forever

In the mind of Langley’s mild-mannered grocer, Gene Felton, it’s gone forever.

  • Apr 6th, 2012 10:55pm

Mayor nixes loading zone, storm ensues

A meeting is being held in Langley today to discuss a brouhaha stirred up by the elimination of a commercial truck loading zone that has some Second Street merchants steaming.

  • Apr 3rd, 2012 9:43pm

Whidbey Telecom converts island pay phones to free for local calls

Tom Park has a use for the historic Whidbey Telecom phone booth along Highway 525 south of Greenbank, but it’s not as intended.

  • Apr 3rd, 2012 9:41pm

Whidbey Telecom brings the future to Freeland

In 1953, David Henny purchased Whidbey Telephone Co. with its 500 customers and soon decided to bury the overhead telephone lines underground. The decision showed foresight but was not without controversy. The Whidbey Record editor at the time wrote sarcastically that if the phone lines were to be buried then the sewer lines should be placed overhead on wooden poles. Fortunately, that idea didn’t carry the day.

  • Mar 13th, 2012 3:14pm

Island County goes for Mitt Romney

Norma Metcalf, the queen of South Whidbey Republican politics, didn’t get her way in the party caucus held in the overflowing high school New Commons Saturday morning.

  • Mar 8th, 2012 9:59pm