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- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM— updated Oct 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Two political newcomers will square off this November for Position 3 in the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s only contested commissioner race.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM
Editor, The Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund (FoF) wants to thank the South Whidbey community for a successful 2013 Mr. South Whidbey Pageant. Our annual fundraiser grossed over $15,000, money that will continue to help South Whidbey neighbors with medically-related expenses.
- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Whidbey Telecom was announced the winner of the Cultural Impact by a Business award for the 2013 KSER Voice of the Community award celebration.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM
South Whidbey cross country sent 27 runners to Yakima for the Sunfair Invitational race, a massive gathering of racers from middle school to high school on Oct. 5.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM
Not that long ago, Langley kept a medical marijuana shop from opening within city limits. Since then, Washington voters passed an initiative to allow for the use and sales of recreational cannabis, and a new business has asked the Langley City Council whether it would allow a pot shop to operate. Mayor Fred McCarthy informed the council of the request, which had council members discussing the merits of allowing such a business when Coupeville and Oak Harbor are denying them.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Due to the government shutdown, Navy officials have postponed a public meeting concerning the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the home basing of P-8A aircraft. The meeting was originally scheduled for Oct. 8 at Oak Harbor High School. The Navy is expected to reschedule the meeting once the government shutdown is over, and officials will notify the public once the new date is known.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM
Editor, In his recent letter Mr. Enell tries once again to convince you that something is wrong. He minimizes his manipulation of the facts by calling it semantics, but facts are facts.
- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM— updated Oct 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM
Port of South Whidbey commissioner candidate Ed Jenkins had a somewhat dire view of Clinton during a political forum Monday.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Officer Mitch Hardin is always on duty, even when he’s not in uniform. Recently, the Langley Police Department officer was in Mukilteo with his family having dinner when a fight broke out in the restaurant. He broke up the brawl and subdued one man until officers with the Mukilteo Police Department arrived.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM
South Whidbey’s football squad lost a 10-point lead early to Lakewood, the Cascade Conference’s top team, which scored 35 unanswered points to win Friday night.
- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 12:14 PM
David Gignac, a well-known Langley artist, was chosen to create a label for Mukilteo-based Diamond Knot Craft Brewing’s new pale ale.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Landscaping can say many different things about a city. In Langley’s case, a tiny community with streets adorned by hundreds of trees, officials say a little definition is needed.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM
- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 1:09 PM
Five men danced, sang, spoke and joked to raise money for the Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund to become Mr. South Whidbey 2013.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM
The 10th annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland. The Vigil will feature prayer, sacred scripture readings and music from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Native American faith traditions. Music will be provided by Karl Olsen of the Brothers Four and Luceant Lux singers led by Rumi Keast.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM— updated Oct 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM
Coaching girls tennis was an accident, retired coach and teacher Tom Kramer says.
- posted Oct 9, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Island Church of Whidbey was out and about during its second Consider Serving Instead weekend from Sept. 27 to 29. The church doors were closed with a sign reading “The Church has left the building.” The congregation was encouraged to go out into the community and carry out acts of kindness.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM— updated Oct 11, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Warning: shameless bragging ahead about the South Whidbey Record’s awesome staff. They rock, according to the panel of Tennessee Press Association judges who reviewed entries in the 2013 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. Not only did Record staff clean house with personal awards, but the newspaper was also distinguished with the highest of honors — first place in general excellence.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM— updated Oct 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Five men put on a raucous show of song, spoken word, dance and comedy in a competition to be crowned Mr. South Whidbey on Saturday.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM
Registering historic buildings and homes in Langley will resume with a full commission next year. Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission took a hit this year as several members resigned, leaving the commission’s chair, Bob Waterman, without much help. Seven of the group’s nine meetings were canceled this year.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Langley’s long search for new legal representation is close to an end.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM— updated Oct 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Editor, Major historical moments sometimes pass almost unnoticed. Last month we witnessed not only a major breakthrough in addressing tensions in the Middle East, but perhaps a major breakthrough in how our planet might better address lawlessness and crisis.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 5:06 PM— updated Oct 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Two Port of South Whidbey commissioner candidates will vie for Position 3 this November, and it won’t be the first time they’ve squared off for public favor.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Mike Stamper has been named executive director of The Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross.