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Island County Courthouse bids sought for security

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County is accepting bids for security services at the Law and Justice Building in Coupeville through April 1.

April 2 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following are excerpts from page 1 of the April 2, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

EDITORIAL | South End parks a community treasure, levy deserves support

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District will ask voters to dig a bit deeper into their pocketbooks this month. The only measure on the April special election ballot, parks commissioners have proposed a levy-lid lift to cover the rising cost of maintenance and operations needs. A modest hike of 3 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, and the district’s first increase ever — if passed — this is a reasonable request the public should honor.

Island County Planning Commission to review comp plan

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County Planning Commission will discuss proposed updates to the Island County Comprehensive Plan and development regulations that protect fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas at their regular work session 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

Park grants for Trillium, Glendale

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County parks is partnering with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to submit grant applications through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office to the Local Parks Grant Program.

EDITORIAL | Unruly soccer coach and free pass set a poor example

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

It appears South Whidbey soccer coach Terry Swanson’s time on the bench was short-lived. At a special meeting Thursday, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation commissioners unanimously agreed to lift his one-year ban from district facilities and planned to revise internal rules/policies concerning field use so as to avoid similar problems in the future.

Glendale an unlikely acquisition for parks

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:54AM

The opportunity to help acquire public beach access in Glendale is before the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.

Adventures in the kitchen | Students learn to roast, bake and fry in new HUB series

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

One part ambition, two parts learning and a dash of expertise to lead the way. That is the recipe for students taking part in The HUB’s newest after-school class, Chef Cooking Series for Youth, featuring four South Whidbey chefs.

Wolves hand Falcons first loss

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

The island rivalry lived up to its billing between the South Whidbey and Coupeville boys soccer teams Friday, March 28.

Snow Queen redux| Theatrical ballet returns after 16 years as a gift to Langley

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

One of the main thrusts of “The Snow Queen” is about what one friend will do for another.

Sports Complex fields reopen at South Whidbey Parks commissioners’ orders

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District fields are now open for people to use. It sounds simple, but a week ago the fields, parks and facilities were not so accessible.

Whidbey audubon talks puffins

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Two experts will talk about the Rhinoceros Auklet and the Tufted Puffin with the Whidbey Audubon Society this week.

Parks district's field use plan gets user OK

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

A divisive fight over field use and park access may come to an amicable end this month. After a youth soccer coach was banned from the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District properties for failing to follow parks staff direction, and the coach’s subsequent pardon by the parks commissioners, a field use plan has been agreed upon by the parties involved.

Waldorf students set to explore Moab desert

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Students in the eighth-grade class of Whidbey Island Waldorf School are preparing for their final journey together, and what an adventure it will be.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ryan’s House concert a success

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, “Thankyous” are in order to the many people who made the Concert for Ryan’s House for Youth on Saturday at the South Whidbey High School Auditorium a wonderful success. Thanks first to the members of the Rainey Music Project: the very talented Richard Rorex, Robert Marsanyi, Alan Brown, Dave Willis, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews and Kim Jones; thank you so much!

South Whidbey fire district to review Bayview station costs

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Mar 14, 2013 at 11:23AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS leaders will discuss a new Bayview fire station at a commissioners meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Chief Rusty Palmer said district leaders will discuss new estimates for the proposed Bayview Fire Station located between the Bayview School and Good Cheer Food Bank on Bayview Road.

Langley dancer Melyssa Smith wows judges at regional dancing competition

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Melyssa Smith, a Langley dancer, is participating in the U.S. Northwest Regional competitions and her awards are piling up.

Island County planners project population growth in 22 years

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County planners estimate that Island County will grow by nearly 10,000 people by the year 2036.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | the cat in the tree, loose puppies, and possible kitty surgery

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

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

South Whidbey girls track takes second, sweeps 200 meter

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey’s track and field athletes finished with several top places in their first Cascade Conference meet of the season last week at King’s.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | What happened here 50 years ago today?

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

For most of us, what happened on Whidbey Island exactly 50 years ago today is a mystery. History books might tell you something, but they usually focus on the big-picture story of a community’s development or delve into one specific issue.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lolita can, should be set free in Puget Sound

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Thanks for your thoughtful piece about orcas in the wild and in tanks, “Freedom for Lolita?” which ran in the March 1 edition of The Record. Lolita was ripped from her mother, her family and her home when she was just a baby and has spent more than 40 years in a cramped concrete tank in the Miami Seaquarium. Who with a shred of human decency would deny this intelligent and aware animal a comfortable retirement?

VIEWPOINT | Schell attack was unfair, inaccurate; respect needed

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am a City Council member in Langley and I own a business in downtown. As such I feel the need to respond to Fran Johnson who wrote a recent letter to the editor about Paul and Pam Schell’s new building near the Langley Marina. If Fran Johnson had the time to write this letter it would have been great if she had taken a few moments to speak with City Planner Jeff Arango or Mayor Fred McCarthy to get some facts. Either of them would have gladly helped her understand the following:

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