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Clinton's Turnco Wood Goods takes shape as international company

Kelly Cameron, who co-owns Turnco Wood Goods with his wife, Janae, checks out some elm planks drying outside of his Clinton shop.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record
  • Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:31AM

Kelly Cameron puts in 12-hour days in his woodworking shop, a cavernous space in Clinton off Cultus Bay Road. The long labor is worth it for the British Columbia native and co-owner of Turnco Wood Goods, which has seen rapid growth in the past 12 months operating on South Whidbey. He estimated that 70 percent of the business’ earnings come from the wood goods side of the business that also makes architectural pieces, such as parts for lamps or cabinets and even replicated wood columns and balusters for a clock tower in Heppner, Ore.

 
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Island County school officials to meet with state lawmakers

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Board members and superintendents from each of Island County’s three school districts will convene for a dinner and meeting with state lawmakers today to discuss such topics as class sizes, state funding for public education and other issues.

Merriment had at Lighting of Langley

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 5:00PM

Children gather around Santa Claus at Langley Park during the Lighting of Langley ceremony Saturday, Nov. 29. Snow from the night before made the Langley Chamber of Commerce event an uncharacteristically winter wonderland in the Village by the Sea. The event kicked off the holiday shopping season in Langley, which includes a raffle for purchasing items in the city and a parade.

Couple brings authentic Latin cuisine to Langley

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

When Iliana Lopez met her husband, Graham Gori, it was love at first bite. Gori was working for the New York Times and Associated Press as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City when he bumped into Lopez, an art restorer. In Mexico, explained Lopez, it was unusual for a man to do the cooking; and Gori was especially adept at the craft.

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