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Equestrian program teaches life lessons

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

For Equestrian Crossings, riding lessons are life lessons. Commonly referred to as EqX, the program is a crossroads between somebody wanting to do something and finding a way to make it happen, said Miriam Burk, a founder of the non-profit group.

Trash sale funds South Whidbey community treasures

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Five Whidbey organizations were presented with checks totaling $7,500 last month at a ceremony at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Freeland.

South Whidbey alumna makes college dean’s list

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Claire Hofius, the daughter of Betsy and Douglas Hofius of Clinton, made the dean’s list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | County bike trail plan is good for South Whidbey

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Kudos to those Island County government folks for that new bike trail we read about in the June 21 edition of The Record. As countless cities across the country struggle with the long-term challenges to earn a bike friendly ribbon, we just went ahead and did it.

South Whidbey Little Leaguers take on All-Stars tournaments

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00PM

All but one of South Whidbey Little League’s All-Star teams in both baseball and softball were eliminated this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Island Garden Tour was delightful

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Kudos to all the kind, energetic and skillful volunteers for a delightful 19th annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour. Kudos also to the owners whose lovingly created, nurtured and manicured gardens made a special day for all who were lucky enough to get tickets. These resourceful gardeners did most of the work themselves, donating their time and effort to benefit many nonprofits on South Whidbey and giving tour guests surprises at every turn.

July 2 | 50 years ago

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the July 2, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

Langley Police get alleged fleet-footed thief

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Langley Police Chief Dave Marks got his man, alleged thief Travis Loetterle.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Disrupting meeting was rude, selfish

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The whining estate owners who want the touch-and-go Outlying Field Coupeville to be removed because of the engine noise ought to have some sensitivity to the noise they created at the recent Coupeville meeting. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen couldn’t be heard through their racket, and they were so disruptive with their noise that he couldn’t share information from his past year’s work.

Hanging around

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

A few elementary-school-age boys hung out, literally, on a tree at Seawall Park on June 30, celebrating the freedom of summer and the surprisingly dry weather in Langley, despite forecasts for rain and persistent gray clouds.

Man wanted by Langley police for escaping custody

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00PM

Langley police are looking for Christian Michael Shorey who escaped community custody.

Celebrate America, still wowing crowds after 20 years

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The 20th annual Celebrate America, South Whidbey’s day-before-Independence-Day fireworks display, went out with a bang Thursday. Twenty minutes of booms, sparkles and bombs-a-bursting lit up the cloudy sky over Holmes Harbor and entertained hundreds at Freeland Park. The seven-hour party, all put on by South Whidbey Assembly of God with donations from dozens of people and businesses, saw scores wander through for food, bounce houses, face painting, music and, of course, fireworks.

Plenty of sass in Whidbey Children's Theater finale, ‘Puss in Boots’

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Children’s Theater will conclude its “Season of Happily Ever After” with an original adaptation of the classic European tale, “Puss in Boots.”

Voter forums held on Central Whidbey

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will hold a primary election forum on Central Whidbey next week.

Whidbey authors, environmentalists pen title for land trust

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 9:49AM

When Elizabeth Guss first arrived on Whidbey Island, she felt that she was home. Her affinity with the island never waned and Guss, along with friends Janice O’Mahony and Mary Richardson, has worked to preserve its natural treasures. Most recently the trio joined creative forces to pen a new book entitled “Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land.”

Planning board hones in on Langley's historic building demolition rules

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

As the city’s draft standards exist now, buildings that are at least 50 years old would qualify as historic structures. But the exceptions and the steps a building owner would have to go through need refining, according to the four board members at the meeting.

Freeland sewers may top $9 million

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 12:23PM

The price tag for sewers in Freeland’s commercial core could hit $9.4 million, and monthly bills for customers may be the highest on Whidbey Island, according to preliminary cost estimates.

Helping hands come together to make light work at Clinton’s Hammons Preserve

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

A group of energetic Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers convened at the Hammons Preserve in Clinton last Friday to care for conifer trees that were planted this spring as part of a forest restoration project.

Publisher's Column | Keep telling us what you want in the SWR

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:11AM

Not only are we adding new online-only subscribers, we’re seeing growth in our print subscriptions as well.

South Whidbey grad gets engaged

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:12AM

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bakeman of Freeland are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Frances Bakeman, to Matthew Tullis, son of Michael and Sheri Tullis of Redmond.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Soup Kitchen in Langley is town’s best kept secret

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:23AM

Question for you: where do you go to find a healthful, delicious, affordable lunch served Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Langley? I have a suggestion and it’s The Soup Kitchen at the Island Church of Whidbey, located on the corner of Sixth Street and Cascade Avenue.

Whidbey son graduates USMC officer school

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:13AM

Chandler Thompson, 23, graduated June 25 from The Basic School, an officer training command, in Quantico, Virginia.

Kinzebach | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Brandi Avance of Coupeville is the mother of a new baby boy.


  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:27AM

Jerrold Scriver III and Meggan Hagen of Clinton welcomed home their new baby girl last month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New reporter wrote a great Garden Tour story

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:25AM

Kudos to you and your new reporter, Kate Daniel, for the wonderful article on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour. We are sure it helped make this year’s tour a resounding success with the highest attendance since 2008.

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