Michaela Marx Wheatley

Michaela posted 293 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Single moms deserve double praise on Mother’s Day

LANGLEY — Just another day until Mother’s Day and Carli Newman has a secret.

  • May 10th, 2008 8:00am

The Bayview Cash Store got its style back

BAYVIEW — Starting up her own salon was a big gamble for a young business woman. But Brittney DeMartini, the owner and stylist of La Salon Bella, says taking the risk has paid off.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 1:27am

Move starts to form PUD

Activists want local control of power company

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:41pm

Waterfront owners to meet with the city

Langley waterfront property owners and city officials will meet later this month to discuss future development possibilities on Wharf Street and north of First Street.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:41pm

Fairgrounds may get new zoning

New regulations that would open up the county fairgrounds for year-round events could be less than three months away.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:41pm

Helpers pull off Whidbey’s version of ‘Extreme Makeover’

It was cold. It was rainy. But the dismal weather of this first May weekend did not prevent Delayney McIntyreWhite to take on the role of Ty Pennington, the host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” — the guy famous for yelling into a megaphone herding along hundreds of helpers transforming a home for a lucky family.

  • May 7th, 2008 8:00am

Burglary suspect pleads not guilty

The man caught with a bleeding hand near the broken window at a Langley break-in scene pled not guilty in Island County Superior Court on Monday.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:41pm

Church vandals charged with burglary in the second degree

The men accused of vandalizing St. Hubert Catholic Church and breaking into the Braeburn Restaurant last week were charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, court officials said.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:41pm

Mayor preps for more Langley advisory boards

Langley Mayor Paul Samuelson is getting ready to staff two new citizens advisory boards.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:41pm

South End nurses honored for National Nurses Week

COUPEVILLE — Molly Cook, a labor and delivery nurse at Whidbey General Hospital, has a sweet deal. She’s getting paid to welcome babies into the world and is often the one who gets to hand the brand-new bundle of joy to the proud mother for the first time.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:42pm

VIDA introduces the fair way to shop

A Freeland couple who has successfully run a fair trade wholesale business is now offering international gifts and home accessories to South End shoppers.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 1:28am

Good Cheer offers help with food stamp sign-up and energy assistance

Many South Enders have felt the pinch of higher gas prices and increased cost of living in recent months. Good Cheer Food Bank is now offering additional help to get people through tough times.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:43pm

Thieves trash St. Hubert in late-night Langley break-in

Police arrest pair at the scene of the crime

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:44pm

Judge says suspected DUI driver must turn over medical records

COUPEVILLE — The Island County Prosecutor’s Office is inching closer to a trial date in the DUI-related vehicular homicide that killed Karen Gervais-Boone, a mother of two, in January 2007.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:47pm

WICA production celebrates an enchanted opening night

‘Enchanted April’ brings a fresh spring breeze to the South End

  • Jun 26th, 2008 4:19am

South End pair says raw food is the real deal

Two South End entrepreneurs have started a business that will help introduce people to the raw food lifestyle. The business is called Anambia, Power Food for Body, Mind and Spirit.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:19pm

City council puts no-build setback rules at Seawall Park on hold

LANGLEY — A request by Langley’s Planning Advisory Board for an emergency zoning change was shot down by the city council Wednesday. Two weeks ago, the Planning Advisory Board requested an interim zoning ordinance for a 60-foot, no-build setback for development on the Seawall Park waterfront.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:19pm

PayLess steps in to help families hit by shipyard closure

BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer was busy pulling together resources for families touched by the Nichols Brothers shipyard closure, the food bank itself got an unexpected boost from PayLess Foods.

  • Jun 18th, 2008 4:24pm

KILLER BABIES, Greenbank couple discovers baby orca

A Greenbank couple had the rare luck to spot a brand-new baby whale just a few hours after it was born off Lagoon Point. They didn’t know it at the time, however. “Let me tell you a secret; we didn’t know we were looking at the baby whale until the whale research people told us,” Gene Ohlson said.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:17pm

Kids celebrate national Adoption Day

COUPEVILLE — Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock stood before a standing-room-only court room. And it was a good thing. “Is there anything you want to say?” he asked. The two young children before him shook their heads “No” in unison.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:17pm

Water rates may go up for Langley users

LANGLEY — Water fees across the board will go up for Langley water users next year if the Langley City Council signs off on a proposed water rate increase Dec. 5. Water customers inside and outside city boundaries will be affected, as will hook-up fees for new construction. The increases will be substantial.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:16pm

New mayor plans changes at city hall

LANGLEY — Langley’s next mayor Paul Samuelson will restructure city hall when he takes office in January. And one of his first changes will cost current City Administrator Walt Blackford his job.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:15pm

Nichols offers ferry-run fix

Passenger ferry now in place on Keystone route A day after a passenger-only ferry resumed service between Keystone and Port Townsend, the leader of Freeland’s troubled shipyard told state officials that Nichols Brothers Boat Builders could build a new car ferry for the crossing.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:15pm

Good Cheer serves record number of South Enders

BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer has served nearly 14 percent of the South End population last year, volunteers at the food bank have long known that the number of people in need is much higher. But most had no idea how many families remained in the shadow.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:13pm

Good Cheer serves record number of South Enders

BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer has served nearly 14 percent of the South End population last year, volunteers at the food bank have long known that the number of people in need is much higher.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:13pm

Board to tackle waterfront zoning

Some still worried about development along shoreline LANGLEY — Discrepancies between the city’s rules on seaside development continue to spark controversy and heated discussion.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:13pm

Inn at Langley honored as one of the best

Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines have recognized what locals have known for ages: Langley is a top destination with world-class accommodations.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 5:02pm

Credit card led to arrest of Freeland burglary suspects

Couple is charged on multiple counts

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:53pm

Crash due to alcohol

Two well-known South End business people were injured in a crash Sunday evening.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:53pm

Temp judge in municipal court threatens to sue prosecutor

COUPEVILLE — The 2006 election is still haunting Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks. Banks’ ghost of elections past is Amy Dempsey, a disgruntled former employee who filed $1 million claim against the county in January 2007 saying that he fired her because she supported his opponent in the 2006 race, Steve Selby.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:53pm

Public works director hired from within

LANGLEY — Mayor Paul Samuelson tapped a current public works employee as the city of Langley’s new director of public works this week. Challis Stringer will replace Rick Hill, who resigned late last year. Stringer is a familiar face around town, having worked for the city’s public works department for the past five years.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:53pm

Bayview turkey family loses member

BAYVIEW — Maybe “Big Fanny” should have gotten some advice from the chicken who crossed the road. Just after 8 a.m. Friday, a white Volvo traveling on Bayview Road hit and killed “Big Fanny,” a member of the turkey family that has roamed the area freely since last fall.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:53pm

City, county officials discuss problems at Fairgrounds Road

LANGLEY — The city’s new connector road across the fairgrounds is really more of a divider — a divider of opinions.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:51pm

Island Transit breaks all-time ridership record Commuters flock to buses amid soaring gasoline prices

The number of islanders hopping aboard buses has climbed to the highest level since Island Transit was founded 20 years ago as soaring gasoline costs push more commuters to use public transportation.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:50pm

Langley woman hit with rare brain disease

LANGLEY — Rushing through life, Kim Tiller didn’t think much of a little tingle here or a pinch there.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:50pm

New grant program to devote money to neighborhood projects

It takes a village to get ready for an emergency in a small town.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:50pm

Nichols-built cruise ship catches fire during voyage

Another Nichols Brothers-built ship ran into trouble at sea Monday.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:50pm

Port of Coupeville says tax increase is the only option

Greenbank Farm

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:49pm

Former deputy loses bid to get job back. Arbitrator rules against Jay Wallace in 911 case

An independent arbitrator said the county was right to fire former Island County Sheriff Deputy Jay Wallace for not properly responding to 911 calls and then lying in a police report about the case more than two years ago.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:49pm

Police step up patrols, city aids merchants

In response to the recent rash of break-ins in downtown Langley, Langley Mayor Paul Samuelson has authorized the police chief to expand police patrols. The city is also offering crime prevention support to Langley merchants.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:48pm

Langley City Council to review waterfront regulatory changes

Langley City Council members will get a first look at potential rule changes for waterfront development at their meeting tonight.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:48pm

City promises six-month fix to waterfront rules

LANGLEY — The city of Langley made a giant leap toward overhauling its regulations for waterfront development.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:47pm

Woman busted in Freeland burglary gets prison term

COUPEVILLE — One of two people arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in Freeland last month broke down in tears as she apologized in court to a Freeland business woman for breaking into her shop and stealing her identity.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:46pm

Judge gives Langley burglary suspect more time to find lawyer

COUPEVILLE — The court arraignment for a South End man accused of breaking into a Langley shop was delayed for two weeks so he could try to find a lawyer.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:46pm

Merchants push petition to support development

Controversial development along shoreline finds backers LANGLEY — A group of Langleyites is circulating a petition in support of the sensible and managed development of Langley’s waterfront. The low-key signature campaign has found significant support in the community, especially among merchants and property owners. Between Friday and late Monday, more than 65 people from Langley had signed the petition.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 1:30am

BeJuled offers personal life coaching

Sometimes people need a little nudge to get out of a rut and sometimes the nudge has to come from someone other than a family member or friend.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 1:28am

New jewelry shop to open in Langley

What: Grand opening.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 1:28am

Obama-Clinton passions continue to run high at Democratic Convention

Island County Democrats gather for county convention.

  • Jun 25th, 2008 4:47pm

Two businesses honored with ‘Internet Oscars’

LANGLEY — Two multi-media company teams have won Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Internet projects. Unusual, however, is that both of them celebrated in Langley.

  • Apr 19th, 2008 8:00am

Record’s next Exchange will focus on cycling in Island County

It’s time to oil the bicycle chains, dust off the bicycle shorts and hop on your bike to head down to the Bayview Cash Store.

  • Apr 16th, 2008 8:39am