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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.

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:

Gov. Inslee signs second round of derelict vessel rules into law

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:42AM

The 2012 sinking of the F/V Deep Sea in Penn Cove is once again making waves across Washington.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fairgrounds study cost too much, plan foolish

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Since moving to Whidbey Island nine years ago, a repeated theme coming from Island County is that of lack of funding for critical issues, crime prevention, public health, the court system, etc. In September of 2013, the three commissioners approved $71,000.00 for a strategic plan to reorganize the fairgrounds.

Spring break on South Whidbey begins this week

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Students in the South Whidbey School District are celebrating the season next week. Spring break begins Monday, April 7 and continues through Friday, April 11. Students will return to their classrooms Monday, April 14.

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