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Freeland son returns home from cross-country trek

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Nov 24, 2014 at 8:19AM

Cameron Coupe spent the past five months walking from Seattle to New York. That’s nearly 2,800 miles.

Today's cartoon for Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

This toon from Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant tackles President Obama's use of executive orders.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Firearms should be stored in gun safes

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, About one week ago I read a letter to the editor in The Record about gun ownership, specifically the responsibilities of securing those weapons properly.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Most homeless are not mentally ill

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

Editor, Thank you for highlighting National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week in the editorial on Nov. 19. I especially appreciate the request to discard stereotypes of homeless people.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Transit board a bureaucracy amok

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Is it by chance the first day of April, as in April Fools Day? You would think so, what with those folks who call themselves commissioners of Island Transit selecting as interim director someone with Kenneth Graska’s background. There must be a way to reclaim control of a bureaucracy run amok. Any ideas?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Join the coalition, help the homeless

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Nov. 15-23. It will be recognized across America as communities everywhere work to address the crisis in their towns.

Island Transit board bungled interim chief selection

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

The board of Island Transit needed to find someone above reproach, someone with an unblemished history, to lead the beleaguered agency forward, even if it’s only on an interim basis. Instead, the board went behind closed doors last week and chose a candidate for interim director who resigned from Community Transit in Snohomish County under the cloud of a bribery scandal 20 years ago. Kenneth Graska wasn’t indicted, but an audit report faulted his management style as autocratic and authoritarian.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Drive-by fruiting, machete on aisle 7, 'mom hit me'

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

One of Mobile Turkey Unit’s longest helpers moving on

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

When this year’s Mobile Turkey Unit volunteers complete their goal of delivering about 500 Thanksgiving dinners on south and central Whidbey, it will also likely be the last time for one of its longest-serving volunteers: James Canby.

Oak Harbor sailor to flip tire for veterans

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Navy man who attempted to break a Guinness world pullup record in July has a new challenge on the horizon.

Mukilteo ponders parking fees

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Parking fees may come to the Mukilteo ferry area.

New Langley Chamber officers picked, plenty of holiday happenings ahead

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

New officers were selected for the Langley Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 13 during the group’s annual retreat held at South Whidbey Commons.

WEAN challenges county fish and wildlife regulations

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

Whidbey environmentalists have made good on their threat to file legal action against Island County after commissioners’ adoption of a “bare minimum” fish and wildlife ordinance.

Island Transit hires Graska as interim chief

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island Transit’s interim director will begin his six-month stint no later than Dec. 15.

Dog House, Langley land deal makes progress

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

Reopening of the Dog House Tavern in Langley took a step forward this week.

New coach hopes for boys hoops culture change

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

During every drill, new Falcon boys basketball head coach Michael Washington is close by, cheering, yelling, and clapping. Lots of clapping. It is all part of a grand, if at times exhausting, plan Washington has for the South Whidbey High School hoops program. He has something more than wins on his mind when he steps onto the court at South Whidbey High School.

RELIGION NOTES | Improving every aspect of life

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Christian Science Society will hold service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 15910 Highway 525 just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road.

RELIGION NOTES | A time to pause, be grateful

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

“Thanksgiving and being grateful” is the topic of the next audio chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Christian Science Reading Room, 721 SW 20th Court, Oak Harbor.

RELIGION NOTES | Worship with Whidbey Quakers

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

“We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity,” according to early Quaker Margaret Fell.

RELIGION NOTES | The power, beauty and miracle of life

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5671 Crawford Road.

RELIGION NOTES | Where is the Lord leading us?

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Community Church will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Deer Lagoon Grange Hall 5142 S. Bayview Road.

Full of food, love and leftovers from Thanksgiving

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Thanksgiving feast is always wonderful; fine food, good friends, beloved family and new memories to add to the ever-growing store of treasured times. But then, when all is quiet and I’m alone in the kitchen, I open the fridge and what I consider one of the best aspects of Thanksgiving is there, in abundance. It’s called “leftovers,” and I can’t wait to begin dealing with the remains of the feast.

Yolka: Northwest Language Academy presents a taste of Russia

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center is presenting the next installation in its Language of Food series: Yolka, a family-friendly celebration of Russian food, culture and holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 6. According to event coordinators, it is rumored that Ded Moroz and his companion may stop by for a visit.

Seattle Mariners named 2014 recipient of the commissioner's award for philanthropic excellence

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 8:52AM

Major League Baseball and Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig have named the Seattle Mariners as the 2014 recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, it was announced today at the MLB Owners Meetings in Kansas City.

School Farm event this Saturday a nod to volunteers

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 11:00AM

South Whidbey's School Farm will host a celebration this weekend in honor of those who have and are currently working to make the farm a reality.According to a recent news release, the event is a gesture of Thanksgiving to those who helped create the farm — from tilling the ground, building the fence and teaching classes to erecting a hoop-house, spiffing up the Garden Resource Center and fundraising.

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