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International education consultant, former South Whidbey principal to speak at gala dinner

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 8:39AM

Judi Fenton, an education expert who once called the South End home, will return to the island this month as the featured speaker at the South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s annual gala dinner.

911 service down on Whidbey, in Washington

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:12AM

911 phone services in Island County and across Washington were down for most of Thursday morning, South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer said in an email.

South Whidbey fire to review volunteer policy, present Bayview update

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioners will hear about the financing options for the proposed Bayview fire station and look at consolidating and refining the district’s volunteer participation policy at Thursday’s meeting. The agenda forecasts a short meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with few items of business. South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer will update the commissioners on financing options to build the new $5.4 million Bayview fire station located on Bayview Road near Bayview School.

Shutout win for South Whidbey boys soccer over Lakewood

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Falcon boys soccer team’s offense was flying high Friday night in a 2-0 win over the Lakewood Cougars.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Warnings diminish scenic ferry rides

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, Tourists on Washington State’s ferries will be forgiven for thinking that by boarding the boats they have put themselves in grave danger. How else to interpret the need for multiple large screens playing endless videos showing how to survive various disasters at sea?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fair plan is too ambitious, better alternatives exist

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The fair is a bit short on money. Looks like it needs another $35,000 to $50,000 a year. Let’s see … We could give the fairground property to a new event center organization. We’ll build it with $10 million bonds, guaranteed by the county, using the fairground property as collateral. We’ll keep personnel costs down to $700,000 per year. We’ll tear down most of the structures and build new ones that are unsuited to mundane fair events. But forget the fair — there will be so many other awesome events throughout the year that when it withers away we won’t even notice.

South Whidbey Red Cross honors ‘Everyday Heroes’ | KUDOS

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

“Everyday Heroes” were honored by the South Whidbey Red Cross on Friday, April 4, at the American Legion Post 141 in Bayview.

Cedarcrest 10-runs South Whidbey baseball squad

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Cedarcrest won a decisive third and final game over the South Whidbey baseball team Friday, ending the game early with a 10-0 victory.

Hospital board to consider Bayview property sale

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:56AM

A proposal to sell a 4.5-acre Bayview property purchased in 2007 for nearly $2 million would likely result in a financial loss for Whidbey General Hospital, a commissioner said Thursday.

State issues alert of measles cases

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Washington State Department of Health recently issued a warning of a case of measles in Western Washington. A Whatcom County woman traveled to several locations in Seattle and Pierce County. She was at the Kings of Leon concert at KeyArena on March 28 and also at the Best Western Loyal Inn and the Wasabi Bistro. She visited Beth’s Cafe, Aurora Suzuki, Starbucks on First Street and Pine Street and the Pike Place Market, according to the Department of Health news release.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Museum benefited from tour owners donation

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor Thank you, Mystic Sea Charters. To raise $4,600 for Orca Network and the new Langley Whale Center, Mystic Sea owners Monte and Cindy Hughes donated the whale watching boat and crew for a whale of a cruise Sunday evening. Capt. Monte found the whales in deep water off of Port Susan.

Coupeville Wolves break late-game tie to beat South Whidbey fastpitch

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

Coupeville and South Whidbey were deadlocked at 5-5 going into the final inning of Friday’s fastpitch game until the Wolves ran away with a 9-5 victory.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Please, please, no more signs on South Whidbey

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, To the Port of South Whidbey and Island Beach Access. Please, please, please no more signs. We often hear about noise pollution and how that negatively affects our ability to concentrate and, over time, makes us irritated (which may be what’s going on here) and we’re all well aware of chemical pollution, air pollution, and water pollution and their negative ramifications, but let’s also take a look at visual pollution (pun intended).

EDITORIAL | Derelict vessel rules a win for Washington

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law last week legislation that further targets the ongoing problem of derelict vessels scattered throughout Washington’s waterways. While the new rules do not provide instant gratification to those seeking justice and accountability for past disasters, such as with Rory Westmoreland, the owner of the crab boat that sank in Penn Cove in 2012 at a cost of $5.4 million to taxpayers, it is another step toward the prevention of future incidents.

SLIDESHOW | Lakewood vs. South Whidbey boys soccer

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey beat Lakewood 2-0 in boys soccer on April 4. The Falcons host the Cascade Conference's first-place team, Archbishop Murphy, today at 6 p.m.

Langley Cemetery Board vacancies vex officials

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Langley’s search to fill a vacant seat on the cemetery board seems to have lost all its life.

South Whidbey artists group donates to residence program

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Artists in Residence Program just got a financial boost from community artists. The Island Arts Council was presented with $1,000 from the Artists of South Whidbey for the program at South Whidbey Schools.

Whidbey Coffee and customers aid Oso relief fund | NOTABLE

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Customers at Whidbey Coffee have helped the company raise $5,581.89 for the Oso Mudslide Relief Fund.

Spring brings rhapsody, romance to South Whidbey stage

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Chamber Music Series reaches its final performance of the season this weekend with an afternoon of romantic compilations that herald the arrival of spring.

A Whidbey homeless shelter?

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:46AM

Those working closely with the island’s growing homeless population offer a resounding “yes” when asked if the island needs a homeless shelter. They will also tell you that Whidbey Island will likely never have one. And that is forcing the county to think outside the box.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Online news, a service that’s worth paying for

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

For 90 years, the South Whidbey Record has provided loyal readers with coverage they can count on. The industry has been transformed countless times during that century, changing from hot-lead presses to giant floppy disks to all-desktop. Now, approaching our second century, newspapers are finding a place on the Internet.

Langley City Councilwoman Jerome officially resigns

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley City Councilwoman Margot Jerome had a short term in office. She was elected in November 2013, sworn into office in January this year, and will be out of the position and out of the state by June. Jerome officially submitted her resignation, which was “begrudgingly” approved by a 4-0 vote of her fellow council members; she abstained from the vote. Jerome resigned because her husband, former Port of South Whidbey Commissioner Chris Jerome, took a job in North Carolina.

Falcons play ‘lights out’ against Turks

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey’s victory against Sultan Tuesday night was sealed with a bit of unexpected darkness.

South Whidbey Harbor bathroom to get locks

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners moved to install electronic combination locks for restrooms at South Whidbey Harbor during a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 8. The locks would be in use during evening hours when the facilities are unstaffed. During daylight hours the restrooms will remain open.

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