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Gavin Sawyer Van Houten | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00PM updated May 5, 2016 at 11:43AM

Gavin Sawyer Van Houten was born at home March 2 to parents Andrea and Kevin Van Houten of Langley. His big brother is Vincent and his big sister is Kara.

Nichols’ hearing continued until Wednesday

  • May 3, 2016 at 4:00PM updated May 5, 2016 at 8:03AM

Only one person reported smelling alcohol coming from Michelle Nichols immediately following the 2015 car crash that left a Freeland man dead, and the police officer at the scene spent time speaking to a news reporter.

Clinton burglar gets sentenced to eight years in prison

  • May 4, 2016 at 8:00AM updated at 10:10AM

A burglar who robbed a South Whidbey couple of sentimental treasures and a sense of security was sent to prison this week.

Choreographer’s Showcase to debut Saturday at high school

  • May 4, 2016 at 2:00PM

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s Choreographer’s Showcase is this weekend, and features pieces by Aaron Cash, Bojohn Diciple and Katelyn Lodell. Performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in South Whidbey High School’s Performing Arts Center, 5675 Maxwelton Road.

Birds of a feather: Sprightly duck is part of the family

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00PM

In many ways, Sprite is a typical “teenager.” Sometimes she doesn’t want to hug her mommy — especially if someone else is watching — or do what she’s told. She’s sassy and can be rude to others in the household. She watches TV, eats Doritos and would rather hang out with friends than be cooped up in the house.

Bayview Farmers Market opens season under sunny skies

  • May 3, 2016 at 6:00PM

Based on turnout, the Bayview Farmers Market looked like it was in summer swing on its opening day Saturday. The market opened the 2016 season under sunny skies for six hours April 30 and hosted over 40 farmers, growers, artisans and food vendors.

Coupeville girl killed in morning crash

  • May 3, 2016 at 6:00PM

An 18-year-old Coupeville woman injured in a possible DUI-related accident Monday morning later died that day at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reported. She was identified as Keesha M. Harden.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hearts & Hammers helpers deserve much gratitude

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, As president of Hearts & Hammers of South Whidbey, I would like say, “Thank you” to all those who are volunteering for this year’s workday on May 7. I know it’s Mother’s Day weekend and many of you have plans to celebrate it. How else could you make a mother happier by either giving or receiving the gift of volunteering?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The state’s logging rules aren’t about conservation

  • May 4, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, Thank you for your discussion of Island County logging. Island County Code 17.04A.020 leaves the real decision on logging up to the state (84.33 and 84.34 RCW). The state forest practices act is not about conservation. It is about profiting from a commodity called trees, which have a very slow maturity. Landowners and the state Department of Revenue profit, but the revenue is a once in a generation thing.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioners should stay focused on fireworks

  • May 4, 2016 at 8:00AM

Editor, Island County Commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold and others have lost focus. If it’s dry enough to impose a stage 2 burn ban, it’s certainly too dry to light fireworks in the forest of the unincorporated areas. This is not a matter of profits or limiting hours or days or of beach trash or frightening animals. Our very homes and possible our lives are at stake here.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Best of Whidbey is fun and engaging

  • May 4, 2016 at 6:00AM

Voting for Best of Whidbey 2016 is under way. The annual contest is a fun and engaging way for readers of the South Whidbey Record to pick their favorite businesses, foods, drinks,people and more. Last year, nearly 3,000 people cast more than 69,750 votes online. Additional votes were submitted via the print editions of the South Whidbey Record, Whidbey News-Times and The Whidbey Examiner.

Best of Whidbey voting underway

  • May 3, 2016 at 6:00PM

It’s time again for South Whidbey Record readers to vote for their favorite businesses and people in their community, those whom they believe stand out or are making a difference.

State to lift shrimp ban; Langley leaders will protest agency decision

  • May 4, 2016 at 6:00AM

Sand shrimp harvesting will resume around Whidbey and Saratoga Passage this summer after a two-year hiatus, though it will be done so on a limited basis.

Several workshops on Langley's comprehensive plan update scheduled

  • May 4, 2016 at 2:00PM

Several public meeting workshops on Langley’s comprehensive plan update have been scheduled for this month and the next.

Maxwelton substation work nearing completion

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00PM

Construction on a 25-megavolt substation off Highway 525 is nearly finished according to Puget Sound Energy.

Hearts & Hammers to pound out 35 homes on workday

  • May 3, 2016 at 4:00PM

Hearts & Hammers of South Whidbey’s annual workday is this weekend, and organizers say they’re still looking for volunteer help.

South Whidbey earns victory in final home game | FALCON BASEBALL

  • May 4, 2016 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey baseball defeated King’s 11-2 Friday afternoon in its final home game of the season.

Falcons advance to district semifinals after win over Lynden Christian | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

  • May 4, 2016 at 8:00AM

]South Whidbey boys soccer defeated Lynden Christian 1-0 in overtime in the opening match of the 1A District 1 tournament at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Field Monday afternoon.

Boys golfers finish second at Useless Bay match | FALCON BOYS GOLF

  • May 4, 2016 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey finished second at a three-team match Monday afternoon at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

High School Art and Poetry Show winners announced | KUDOS

  • May 4, 2016 at 10:00AM

Winners of the High School Student Art and Poetry Show were announced by Goosefoot recently.

Main Street, volunteers create History Walk in Langley

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 8:00PM updated May 3, 2016 at 6:58AM

A walk down Frick Lane in Langley now offers a step back in time to the history of the town’s beginnings.

South Whidbey man fined $100k for laser pointing

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 2:00PM updated May 3, 2016 at 6:58AM

A South Whidbey man who is accused of flashing a high-powered laser at a Washington State Ferry has been fined $100,000 by the U.S. Coast Guard.

State Farm donates to Whidbey DUI prevention group

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 8:00AM updated May 2, 2016 at 2:05PM

State Farm Insurance Companies recently awarded at $5,000 grant to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) for the fifth consecutive year.

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