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Langley's Second Street project needs $58K more

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

Change orders on the Second Street project totaling $58,513 will be presented to the Langley City Council at its regular meeting Monday.

Habitat to build new Freeland home

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

A new Freeland home is on the horizon. Habitat for Humanity of Island County will have the groundbreaking ceremony of its 36th house, the 10th home on the South End, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15.

Flying solo: Leadership, competitive edge define lone Falcon senior

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

It was a long season for Madi Boyd, the only senior on the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The fairgrounds plan is fair proposal, vision

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The Fairgrounds in Langley is a wonderful community-owned property with a rich history and great potential. For generations we have enjoyed the fair every year, but it is not immune from the national trend of local fairs struggling to maintain too many aging structures, rising utility and insurance costs and not enough income to keep the property viable and adequately maintained for the annual event.

Langley hosts business plan workshop with Economic Development Council today

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

Ron Nelson, executive director of the Island County Economic Development Council, will talk about how to develop a business plan from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Langley.

Island County Fairgrounds plan a must, proponents say

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

There have been times when it rained so hard that a small pond formed in the horse arena at the Island County Fairground. There is even a photo of someone in a kayak paddling around the dirt-and-sand arena.

52 acres of Freeland forest felled in logging operation

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey saw what may be its biggest clear-cut in years at a property just north of Freeland recently.

Whidbey Environmental Action Network wins critical areas lawsuit

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 7:00AM

A Thurston County judge has agreed with a local environmental group that two Island County ordinances dealing with wetlands on farmland must be revised. The Island County commissioners have since supported a staff recommendation not to appeal the decision.

March 16 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following are segments of stories from the March 26, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

Island County population open house scheduled

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

An open house discussing the 2036 population projections for Island and Camano counties has been scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 10, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

EDITORIAL | Ethics committee a good thing for Langley

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 8:14AM

Should Langley have a dedicated ethics commission? That’s the issue before the city council and it’s a worthy discussion to be sure. In our view, the answer is made clear with one simple question: Who would better address complex ethical concerns that arise within City Hall’s ranks — a dedicated group of trusted advisors from the public or the very same city leaders who may be the subject of a future complaint?

South Whidbey roof burns up

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 8:22AM

A chimney caused the top of a home near Freeland to go up in flames Sunday afternoon. The house, located on Clearview Lane, caught fire about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, shortly after the two homeowners started a fire in the fireplace. South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer said firefighters from his department knocked down the flames quickly and were at the property checking for flare-ups and hot spots for about 30 minutes.

What others say about Erik Jokinen | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

“Erik has been instrumental in developing one of the most effective physical education programs in our state here on South Whidbey.

Farmers market moves, still at Bayview Corner

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Bayview farmers market will technically move south, though less than a hundred yards from its stomping grounds in the parking lot between Bayview Hall and the Bayview Cash Store.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | More whales in Langley please

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley needs more whale stuff. The Village by the Sea’s quest to become the whale capital of Whidbey Island is off to a swimming start, but more can be done.

What others say about Judy Thorslund | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

“I was introduced to a wild, wacky, wonderful woman named Judy Thorslund in the late 1990s. Several of us from South Whidbey began a program called Readiness To Learn (RTL). Judy became one of our favorite people to go to when we needed food,, gas money, housing or any of the other basic needs for the families who were enrolled in the RTL program. Judy is one of the angels God sent down to earth to help take care of us with her heart of gold.”

Comeback kids of South Whidbey baseball miss chances against Lakewood

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

Three days after a dramatic win over their rivals, the Falcon baseball players couldn’t find any magic against the Lakewood Cougars on Monday, March 24.

Jokinen: Life is about choices, not circumstances | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

Not all lessons in the classroom come from textbooks. Sometimes they come from special teachers, professionals such as South Whidbey’s Erik Jokinen.

Judy Thorslund: Amends for a rocky past | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

She came to South Whidbey in 1977, leaving a life behind her in Seattle that had been shattered by the death of a child, drug addiction and broken dreams. As Judy Thorslund says, “I spent the next 4 years here on South Whidbey finding the bottom of a bottle. Thankfully in 1982 I had a very powerful turn-around point in my life.”

Langley Mystery Weekend solved by 18 winners from across the state | KUDOS

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley Mystery Weekend came to a close with three grand prize winners and 15 other award recipients.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Fairgrounds plan is a vision of hope, possibility

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 5, 2013 at 11:27AM

Our family loves the Island County Fair, now called the Whidbey Island Fair. Our children enjoy taking their children on the rides when they can go together.

Whidbey agencies help with Oso mudslide aid

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

Members of the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Search and Rescue unit are assisting with rescue and recovery efforts in Snohomish County following Saturday’s mudslide. As of Tuesday, the death toll was 14, with over 100 who remain unaccounted for, according to the Associated Press.

Griffin named manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey Island.

Fire alarm interrupts Navy Northwest EIS meeting

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 11:14AM

A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor interruption of Wednesday’s public meeting discussing Navy testing and training in the Northwest.

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