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Alarms prevent Aerie burglary

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

A burglar was apparently thwarted by an alarm while trying to break into the Eagles Aerie on South Whidbey on Independence Day, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | If the Navy left, Oak Harbor would slowly die

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I have a message for the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve people: Be careful what you wish for. I remember that, a number of years ago, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was on the Navy’s base closure list. It seems as though a lot of people had a different view of the situation then.

SOUTH WHIDBEY POT SHOP GETS GREEN LIGHT | Corrected

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 10:50AM

A South Whidbey entrepreneur became the first person with a license to sell recreational marijuana in Washington this week.

A WEEK AROUND WHIDBEY | A kayaking adventure with a rocky start

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:53AM

Look out your window. For most of us it’s a greenscape with perhaps a view of neighbors or a slice of the Salish Sea that surrounds Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Response letter was confusing and misleading

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I am writing in response to a letter printed in the June 28 edition of the South Whidbey Record. The letter, submitted by COER leader Paula Spina, is confusing and misleading.

Parade brings out the crowds, sun to Maxwelton

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:11PM

The sun shone warmly and a salty sea breeze wafted through the streets as hundreds walked, peddled and drove to take in the 99th annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Thompson Road sale pushed back | UPDATED

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 3:39PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer will update fire commissioners Thursday, July 10, on the closing sale of the district’s 19.3-acre property on Thompson Road near the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market. The meeting will be at the Freeland fire station on Cameron Road at 5:30 p.m.

Simple marine rescues required on South End

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

A pair of relatively simple marine rescues were needed over the July 4 weekend. South Whidbey Fire/EMS was called out to several incidents on the water, but was only needed for a response to two. Neither incident had reported injuries, said Chief Rusty Palmer. “We were very thankful,” he said.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More attention needed for phone, driving issue

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Could the city, county, state police officers and newspapers be doing more to curtail the use of cell phones while driving? As a casual observer, it seems the number of people in cars/trucks with cell phones to their ears and/or busily looking down, presumably texting, is becoming more rampant and is easily spotted in towns and on the highway.

WGH nursing chief charged with assault

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 3:19PM

Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.

Softball sluggers hammer way into All-Stars state

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Island will be represented at the 9/10-year-old softball Little League All-Stars state tournament this weekend in Asotin, Wash.

South Whidbey schools to review budget, substitute teachers

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey School District directors will meet for a workshop and discussion of the 2014/2015 school year budget and substitute teacher employment policy today. In a meeting June 25, the school board discussed proposed spending allocations for the coming school year including potential additions to high school class offerings and district-wide technology equipment purchases.

Island County adopts affordable housing program

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County has joined forces with Whatcom and Skagit counties to bring more affordable housing options to the region. Island County commissioners agreed last month to become part of the HOME Investment Partner Program, an organization that will collectively become eligible for grants issued through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Catherine Reid, Island County housing program coordinator.

OutCast Productions to open absurdist comedy

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Get ready for a wicked ride at OutCast Productions with Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” The show opens Friday, July 11 at the Black Box Theater at the fairgrounds in Langley.

SLIDESHOW | 99th Maxwelton Independence Day Parade

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

Maxwelton celebrates its 99th Independence Day parade.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More to topic than gun writer wrote

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is letter is about Mr. Freeman’s gun-inspired anger. Yes, the U.S. “has become even more awash with guns,” especially since the present administration took office, but homicide rates have declined even as the total supply of guns has increased. Notwithstanding Mr. Freeman’s paranoia about guns, mass shootings contribute a relatively small fraction of gun deaths — and result in massive news coverage. Northeastern criminology professor James Alan Fox: “… there has been no increase in mass shootings and certainly no epidemic.”

Second Street in Langley opens for traffic

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

With the plaza complete, Second Street is open for parking and traffic, though it looks a bit like a tamed Wild West until the striping of lanes and parking spaces is finished this week, weather permitting. Langley Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango said the construction crew needs at least 24 hours of no rain to line the street. Tables and benches for the plaza — a raised, wide crosswalk designed to use visual cues for drivers to pay attention — between Callahan’s Firehouse and the South Whidbey Commons should arrive soon.

Nighttime blaze claims Goss Lake barn

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 8:26AM

A fire destroyed a two-story, 3,300-square-foot barn near Goss Lake early Tuesday morning.

Boys basketball head coach leaves for Oak Harbor High School

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey boys basketball coach Scott Collins recently resigned after one year leading the Falcons. In his second stint with South Whidbey, Collins’ squad finished 4-10 in Cascade Conference games and 6-17 overall. Collins previously coached for two years before resigning in 2009 because of the commute from his home in Burlington to his teaching job at Oak Harbor High School, then coaching at South Whidbey.

Coming soon to Navy base: six P8-A squadrons

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Navy has decided to base six P8-A squadrons at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the close of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement this month. The Navy weighed two alternatives during the SEIS process and chose the option to base six fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey and six fleet squadrons plus the replacement squadron at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.

Island County OKs some fair association building expenses

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

State required electrical upgrades at the Island County Fairgrounds will be covered by Island County.

Junior varsity girls Falcon soccer coach needed

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School’s girls soccer program needs a junior varsity/assistant head coach. After two years of Ben Rusch leading the program with the aid of Jane Gerlach, she decided to step away from the team. Those interested in the position can contact South Whidbey High School Athletic Director Kelly Kirk at 360-221-6808, ext. 5408.

Tokitae ferry service entry delayed

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:21PM

The MV Tokitaes entry into service will be delayed at least one week, ferry officials said Monday.

Langley city council supports temporary demolition ban

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nary a hand was raised in favor of the Dog House Tavern’s owners’ rights to tear down the century-old building at the Langley City Council hearing Monday. Hardly any opinions were entered into the record at the mandatory public hearing about the city’s emergency ordinance. Last month, in response to Dog House owners Charlie and Janice Kleiner’s inquiry about the process to take down the First Street building, Langley’s planning director and mayor supported a six-month demolition moratorium. The temporary ban specifically targeted the Dog House Tavern as one of the only buildings qualified as being on the National Register of Historic Places and located within the downtown area.

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