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Land Trust gets $1 million to purchase old Waterman Mill property

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Jan 29, 2015 at 9:33AM

More than 2,000 feet of shoreline, 33 acres of forest and wetlands, and 26 acres of beach and tidelands on South Whidbey will be protected in part due to a $1 million federal grant awarded this month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | City minutes need improvement

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jan 28, 2015 at 10:57AM

Editor, Langley fails to accurately report the proceedings of their council meetings and fails to properly save documents. At the Jan. 20 council meeting, I used a report submitted by the Langley Parks Commission to make my point. The Record noted that this advisory board presented a significant report to the council. The minutes did not provide the commission’s conclusion or their reasoning. The city could not find the document.

Rabbit wars: Langley mayor pardons city’s bunnies despite citizen complaints

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:03PM

Worried that a mass culling or relocation of Langley’s abundant rabbit population would be political suicide, Mayor Fred McCarthy has decided to let the bunnies be.

Fiber arts program weaves new skills into students

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:01PM

Sheep may not be masters of arithmetic, and goats may not be adept business strategists. But students at South Whidbey Academy are learning lessons in these and a variety of other subjects through study of these animals, and their fibers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Smoking ills are a society-wide issue

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Smoking: While I agree with you that raising the legal age for smoking cigarettes is unlikely to be effective, the implication of your editorial is that it’s no one’s business but the adult smoker’s.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Employee parking is a problem

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is a letter to Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy: The brief note in the Saturday Record brings up Langley parking. As a 40-plus-year resident of Clinton, I write to the current mayor from time to time to explain why I, and a lot of other residents, do not go into Langley.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ferries article missed numbers

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Your Jan. 14 edition of The Record misquoted Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson in a ferries article. She did not say fares went up 200 percent since 2000. She said fares have risen “over 100 percent” (actually 101 percent) while nationwide inflation has caused prices to rise 33.2 percent over the same period.

Stifling defense leads way in Falcons’ Tiger taming

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00AM

Behind a stingy defense and a red-hot offense, the Falcon girls basketball team scorched the Granite Falls Tigers 67-33 on Friday night.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Langley’s rabbit woes deserve redress

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

“Ooooo, dat wascaly wabbit. Oooooo.” One can almost picture Elmer Fudd fuming over Langley’s newly declared public enemy number one — Bugs Bunny. Lips pursed, shaking his head and lifting a fist to the heavens crying, “That scwewy wabbit!”

South Whidbey boys roll over Granite Falls

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

Falcon senior Parker Collins scored a game-high 19 points to power the South Whidbey boys basketball team to a 56-43 win over Granite Falls on Friday.

Sound Waters conference to discuss ‘all things Puget Sound’

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s ecosystem is one of its most unique and delicate features. Oceanic and land-based flora and fauna intertwine in a complex chain, each link reliant upon the others to maintain the wellbeing of the whole.

Master Gardener training offered in Island County

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00AM

Become a trained Master Gardener, with the help of the Washington State University Island County extension program this year.

Deception Pass Bridge to close for summer paving

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 4:00PM

Deception Pass Bridge will be closed for five nights this summer for paving and bridge maintenance.

Hearing set for Island County housing program

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 6:00PM

Public input will be collected on a block grant application that would help Island County develop a housing assistance program.

Beware jury duty phone scam

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware a new phone scam.

South Whidbey special education, trips up for board OK

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 4:00PM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors will meet tonight to discuss such matters as the approval of upcoming student trips, the adoption of a revised policy regarding Special Education and related services and an overview of financial reports.

Clinton council pins hopes on Food Shed plan

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00AM

Creating a place where Clinton can gather for a cup of coffee, some local produce and community events is at the forefront of the Clinton Community Council’s agenda.

Violinist to solo J.S. Bach sonata as part of concert series

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:00AM

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, Langley resident, will perform a violin solo sonata by J.S. Bach, violin concerti by Barber and Mozart and compositions by Debussy and Paganini in the next installment of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island’s Concert Series.

Seasonal limits eyed for food trucks in Langley

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

Protecting existing businesses will take precedence for Langley with its food truck ordinance.

Island, Skagit consider splitting regional transportation management

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 2:00PM

Skagit County leaders are looking at separating or revising the regional transportation agreement with Island County.

KUDOS | Whidbey Island Winery’s Dolcetto wins double platinum award

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island Winery in Langley won the double platinum award for its 2012 Dolcetto at the Seattle Wine Awards.

KUDOS | Whidbey Family Birthplace receives recognition from state hospital association for care improvements

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Hospital Association recognized Whidbey Family Birthplace at Whidbey General Hospital for quality improvement work in 2014, according to a recent news release.

SLIDESHOW | Tough defense, three-pointers carry Falcon girls over Tigers

  • Today at 9:00AM

South Whidbey rumbled its way to a 67-33 win over Granite Falls in a Cascade Conference girls basketball game in Langley on Jan. 23.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts debuts 88 Keys Piano Club

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will debut a new show, the 88 Keys Piano Club, featuring top pianists hosted by Maureen Girard.

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