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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.

Greenbank man gets prison time | CORRECTED

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Apr 11, 2014 at 2:07PM

A Greenbank man will serve time in prison for driving while intoxicated, causing an injury accident on South Whidbey and then fleeing the scene last year. The man, Brian Shelley, 42, is appealing a separate DUI conviction from District Court, according to court documents.

A century old and still laughing | Freeland resident celebrates milestone birthday

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

Freeland resident Harold Robinett is about to join a select group of people in this world. This weekend, he will become a centenarian.

South Whidbey tennis team sinks Friday Harbor

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey swept Friday Harbor in girls tennis Wednesday, winning 5-0 in the non-league match.

Boys U-12 team goes undefeated

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

The South Whidbey Islanders U-12 boys soccer team claimed first place in the North Cascade Youth Soccer Association B3 division with an 8-0-2 record.

Proponents put brakes on Island County Fairgrounds proposal

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Opponents of a $10.12 million, 10-year plan to change the Island County Fairgrounds got what they wanted: a slower, more public approach to saving the property.

Langley First Street loss, beauty award

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley will hold a public hearing on possibly vacating a narrow strip of First Street and Anthes Avenue to the owners of the Dog House Tavern on Monday. At the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m., Langley will also recognize Paul and Mickey Sarkis, owners of the Langley Pizzeria, for their work in making the city more visually appealing. The city will give them a beautification award.

Deer smashes through windshield on Highway 525 near Legion hall

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 4:07PM

A driver was up and walking after an unusual collision with a deer Thursday afternoon.

Wild about woodpeckers | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

A sharp pounding on the metal downspout outside my window practically rattles my teeth. It’s a northern flicker using this hollow sounding board to communicate with other flickers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Legislative wrap up was a listening session

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, I have a slightly different version of the town hall event reported on in last week’s paper. Mostly it was a “listening” session — that is, the legislators talking and the audience doing most of the listening. State Rep. Norma Smith rightfully claimed credit for one accomplishment important to her district — HB 2457, to help the state deal with derelict boats and avoid more oil spills. The bill represents real progress and is very much appreciated.

Two-year skid to Cedarcrest soccer ends for South Whidbey

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Playing fast and physical paid off for the South Whidbey boys soccer team as it defeated Cedarcrest for the first time in two years Tuesday night.

SLIDESHOW | Two-year skid to Cedarcrest ends for South Whidbey boys soccer

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey ended a four-game streak of losses to Cedarcrest in boys soccer on April 1 - no fooling.

Civil rights champion Grethe Cammermeyer inducted into Nursing Hall of Fame

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 9, 2014 at 10:33AM

Alongside letters from former presidents, honorary certificates from several universities and movie posters depicting her life’s work, Langley resident Grethe Cammermeyer is adding yet another honor to the wall in her home office.

Ebey’s Forever grants awarded

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ebey’s Forever Grant Awards. The Ebey’s Forever grant program, through donations from the community, provides annual matching grants to qualifying applicants within the reserve to stabilize and sustain buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hearts and Hammers receives $300 from community | NOTABLE

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Holmes Harbor community donated $300 to the Hearts and Hammers of South Whidbey on Friday, April 4.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fairgrounds could be a cultural icon

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, I wanted to thank Paul Schell for pointing to the Pike Place Market PDA as an example of a well designed organization that has managed a public space for decades in the article, “Proposed PDA: how it works, what it is” in the March 8 edition of The Record. His mention of the market prompted me to do a little research into not only the PDA that runs it, but also the origins of its creation.

Falcon fastpitch blasts Wildcats

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey’s fastpitch team recorded 12 hits in an 8-5 victory over Archbishop Murphy on Wednesday.

'Static' homeless numbers remain a cause for concern in Island County

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

On the street, Ray Conger is known as “The Mailman.” Someone driving by the Safeway parking lot entrance might recognize him as the guy who holds up signs with messages like, “I love you” and “smile.” Conger is part of a homeless population that more than doubled around 2012 and stayed that way.

South Whidbey schools seek volunteers to save history

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey School District administrators and board members are hoping to preserve the cherished class photographs displayed in the hallways at Langley Middle School.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Late night shooting, not-so-nice neighbors and flipping the bird

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

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

Discover Whidbey Island’s kingfisher

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Whidbey Audubon Society presents Bolt Out of the Blue: the Belted Kingfisher, a program about the belted kingfisher on Thursday, April 10. This talk describes a Whidbey Island bird that mines into bluffs and dives into the water. Learn about how they live and the survival challenges they face from egg to adulthood and some of the other creatures that share their habitat.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wonn Road is Montgomery’s

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, This letter is in response to the March 8 article, “Wonn Road beach access settlement possible, sources say.” Having owned the property in dispute on Greenbank beach for 36 years, we could have provided all the documentation to support Bruce Montgomery’s right to restrict access had you even bothered to check your facts.

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