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St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church will dedicate its new addition next weekend, a 9,400-square-foot, two-story expansion that nearly doubles the size of the church’s facilities.
Island County Fire District 3 plans to establish a drop-in childcare facility where volunteer emergency responders can leave their children while they attend a department training session or race to an emergency.
It’s déjà vu for Rev. Mary Boyd, who will have a homecoming of sorts when she becomes new pastor of Langley United Methodist Church in July.
An Island County District Court judge remained in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Tuesday morning after being injured when his motorcycle collided with a deer on Highway 20 north of Coupeville early Sunday morning.
Once a Hometown Hero, always a hometown hero.
Duke LeBaron moved to South Whidbey for good in 1986, and after that rarely found a reason to leave.
Neither volcano nor mudslide nor chilly thermostat have failed to dampen the resiliency of a roomy 1940s three-bedroom house on Edgecliff Road in Langley which remains a rich chapter of the city’s medical history.
The Queen of Langley was scheduled to make a farewell trip through downtown on Friday afternoon.
Lindsay Feris relishes her role in ongoing Memorial Day activities on South Whidbey, being from a family steeped in military tradition.
Tickets are on sale now for Good Cheer’s second annual fundraising extravaganza, “Mother of All Talent Shows Rides Again.”
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is shooting the works to gather as much public comment as possible about the future use of its latest acquisition, the 654-acre Trillium Community Forest north of Freeland.
Blake Willeford remembers the day astronaut George “Pinky” Nelson stopped by the Clyde Theatre in downtown Langley to take in a movie. As the famous astronomer, who in his NASA career logged more than 400 hours in space, was fumbling to come up with the right change for a ticket, Willeford said he attempted to expedite the process.
Kindergarten will have a new look in the South Whidbey School District next fall.
Living history? Check out the McLeod House in downtown Langley. “Maggie McLeod still haunts the halls,” said Fred Lundahl. “Sometimes jewelry that was in one place one day is in a different place another day.”
Foundation work is well under way on a new Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store in Freeland that is expected to boost the local economy and create 15 new jobs, company officials said Tuesday.
A team of five youngsters in grades five through eight are back in the pool again with a new gadget, practicing for another underwater robot competition this weekend.
Even in a water wonderland there can be too much water. One of the wettest late winter and springs in island history has not only caused several large mudslides on the South End, but has swelled lake levels to the possible destructive point, officials said.
Vandals damaged a portable toilet and an information kiosk at two nature preserves in the South End during the weekend.
A citizens’ advisory committee is expected to be formed to work with water and sewer commissioners to come up with a way to make sewers affordable — and palatable — to the community.
Bill Haroldson remembers the big one that got away during the glory days of Whidbey Island salmon fishing, when 30-pound kings were common.
A campaign to form a federal credit union on Whidbey Island has cleared its first hurdle, organizers said this week.
Carl Simmons prided himself on being the first firefighter to roll.
Kelly Uhlig finds chickens irresistible, and thinks you will, too.
A plan to involve local school children in the effort to help victims of Japan’s deadly earthquake and tsunami is generating a rising tide of enthusiasm.
One of the wettest months of March on record has claimed another muddy coup — a 100-foot-wide landslide on a bluff overlooking Admiralty Inlet that wiped out part of a county road.
The offices of the Record and the Whidbey News-Times took on an international flavor this week with the visit of two South Korean media representatives.
A major Tibetan Buddhist symbol of peace, tranquility and posterity will be blessed this week at Earth Sanctuary east of Freeland.
Island County Fire District 3 officials are rethinking their long-considered plan for a new headquarters and training facility at Bayview.
Skagit Valley College will scale back it’s Clinton branch in the fall, eliminating several on-site classes and emphasizing online study, a school official said this week.
If you want to go to bat for local schools, here’s a chance to step up to the plate and take a big swing. The annual fundraising gala of the South Whidbey Schools Foundation will be next month. Donations go to help fill the district’s budget shortfall caused by the lingering sour economy and declining enrollment.
Local food vendors can stand the heat — they just need a…
Roxie and Tucker got more excitement than they bargained for when they flew the coop for a night on the town in Clinton.
A plan to form a local improvement district (LID) to finance a $40 million sewer system for Freeland was submerged for now by its own financial weight, officials acknowledge.
They’re still waiting to hear about a new fireboat, but the budget shortfall is under control and a new name is on the horizon, Island County Fire District 3 Chief Rusty Palmer said this week.
Someone apparently torched an abandoned motor home in the Maxwelton Valley on Wednesday night, officials say.
The search is still on for the man who robbed the Clinton branch of Whidbey Island Bank on March 22.
Curt Gordon sees an opportunity on the other side of the water to help island commuters and overnight visitors.
The first phase of a three-pronged project to restore Glendale Creek to make it more salmon-friendly will be presented to Island County commissioners next week.
You CAN get there from here, and Langley hopes snappier road signs will help point the way.
Students in Kathy Stanley’s combined second- and third-grade class at South Whidbey Elementary School are learning about sustainability firsthand this school year.
Crews working to upgrade the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal completed the bulk of their work this past weekend, eliminating the need for a third closure planned for the weekend coming up, ferry officials said Monday.
The six members of South Whidbey Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation team hope their performance will propel them into the competition’s national finals later in the year, with a chance to win a lot of money.
Good Cheer Food Bank has received $5,000 and a special award for its volunteer program from Western Washington’s largest hunger relief organization.
The updated plan is in place. Development regulations are on the horizon. Can sewers be far behind?
It wasn’t so great for travelers, but it was dynamite for business. The first round of ferry detours from Clinton to Edmonds and back this past weekend served up 90-minute waits between boats and plenty of pizza and burgers on the Clinton shore.
There was a crowd of many ages, signs of protest, four police cars — and, best of all, no rain.
The water has to go somewhere, and a lot of it late this week was in the Maxwelton Valley.
A young driver from Sequim was lucky this past weekend while trying to find his way near Glendale, residents say — he and his car might have landed in a 25-foot-deep hole.
Smaller mudslides continued through the night Monday in the wake of a large slide this past weekend that blocked East Point Drive, hit two houses and damaged two vehicles in the Whidbey Shores waterfront neighborhood north of Langley.
A projected 20-percent decline in revenue has forced Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens in Greenbank to reorganize, board president Robert Boehm said Monday.