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Hamsa hits walk-off single to lift South Whidbey baseball

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey’s baseball team has had two seventh-inning rally wins in its past three games, though head coach Tom Fallon would rather lead from the start.

Freeland Ace Hardware launches Oso aid

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

Freeland Ace Hardware is collecting donations of food, water and hygiene supplies for the victims of the Oso landslide. Possible donations include dry pasta, canned goods, bottled water, paper products — plates, bowls, napkins and toilet paper — plastic utensils, socks, blankets, diapers and gas cards. Any other donations will also be accepted.

Langley design board has openings

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Langley Design Review Board currently has two openings: one for an open seat and another as an alternate for an existing board member. The board is a five-member volunteer body responsible for reviewing site design, architectural design and landscaping for all public and private development applications except single family residences. All commercial and non-commercial signage is also subject to review.

Ebey’s Reserve marijuana restrictions removed

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County Planning Commission members heard the concerns of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve farmers and removed restrictions on recreational marijuana operations in that area this week.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | A night to remember on Puget Sound

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

When I was 14, I spent the night stranded aboard a 20-foot sailboat hard aground in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. An evening of tropical breezes spent with my first high school sweetheart, it was hardly a traumatic experience. We were returning from a long day sailing to Coconut Island — made famous as the profile of “Gilligan’s Island” — when the boat came to an abrupt halt.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public got its say at fair meeting

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, At the most recent meeting for commentary on the Fairgrounds Strategic Plan, facilitators almost sidetracked the public’s desire to speak out. However, the audience prevailed, and, as a result, we all heard some good ideas.

Oak Harbor attorney accused of stealing from WAIF donor

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Alleged theft and money laundering by a former Oak Harbor attorney resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, according to the president of the nonprofit group’s board.

‘Life of Pi’ takes home Best in Show at Edible Book Festival | KUDOS

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey Edible Book Festival took a bite out of the cost of an outdoor basketball court.

Spring break, Air Force style | Colorado cadets forfeit vacation to build Freeland home

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

Spring break isn’t always about partying on some faraway tropical beach.

Orca Network announces arrival of gray whales

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

The “Saratoga” gray whales have returned to Whidbey and Camano island waters for their annual three-month feeding foray in Puget Sound.

Public comment period for Navy study extended

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

The U.S. Navy is extending the public comment period for the Northwest Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement until April 15 to allow the public more time to submit comments. The draft EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of military training and testing throughout the Northwest in designated areas.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fairgrounds plan needs overhaul

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I’m a liberal Democrat. I believe in government and taxes and in helping those less fortunate. I don’t believed in conspiracy theories. I oppose the new Fairgrounds Strategic Plan. A long-range plan is needed, however is it necessary to spend $10 million building an event center when the strategic plan seems to indicate that $8 million would need to be generated annually in income, when routine county maintenance, better fairgrounds management and usage might be more appropriate? Won’t 249,000 more annual visitors to Langley negatively impact our lives and the ferry?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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