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Kids, Fireworks cause grass fire

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS was called out to Sunlight Beach Road after children accidentally caught a 30-by-30-foot patch of dry grass on fire with fireworks.

Open water swimmer ranks swell on South Whidbey

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A couple of times a week for the past few months, a handful of swimmers identifiable only by their bobbing colorful caps, have taken to Goss Lake and Saratoga Passage off Langley.

Freeland man proves he’s more than ‘also ran’

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Last month, Bill Brewer ran the longest race he’d competed in since he was a collegiate cross country runner.

City hosts Second Street party

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Second Street will have a city celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 9, a bit less than a month after the road officially reopened.

SLIDESHOW | Fireworks finale draws 'oohs,' 'aaahs' at Celebrate America's 20th year

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Celebrate America went off without a hitch in its 20th year honoring the United States of America on July 3 at Freeland Park on South Whidbey Island.

Central Whidbey tops North Whidbey in first game of series

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Continuing its undefeated season, the Central Whidbey Little League Junior (13/14-year-olds) softball team won the first of a best-of-three series 14-2 over North Whidbey in five innings in the District 11 tournament at Coupeville High School on Monday, July 7.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | South End July 4 events were awesome

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

The United States turned 238 this past Friday and, man, does South Whidbey know how to celebrate. We’re like countless other communities across the country in that we hold events on the Fourth of July, a day marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Also known as Independence Day, it’s a chance to reflect on the birth of our country, to break away from our daily lives and really think about where we came from and what it means to be an American.

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.

Sweet surprise to learn butter is better for health | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

I love it when something I’m not supposed to be eating turns out to be good for me after all, and it has happened, over the years, several times.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | News of Whidbey writers’ book was a delight

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I am delighted to read about the new Whidbey book just published and authored by Mary Richardson, Janice O’Mahony and Elizabeth Guss. These three women are not only talented and “fair of face” but also among the best of Whidbey Island and full of grace.

Guillemot surveys are important reminders | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Summer time and the living is easy, well at least for us humans. It’s the most demanding month for our avian friends. Eggs have hatched, babies are begging for food and their predators are looking for their own dinner.

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.

Island County plans speed study to address resident concerns

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Speed limits on roads throughout the county will be examined in a study this fall in response to petitions filed by residents.

Choochokam returns to take over Langley

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 11, 2014 at 9:08AM

Choochokam Arts Festival will return to downtown Langley July 12-13.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Freeland Highway 525 road signs are dangerous

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, While I was driving south out of Freeland recently, I noticed someone had put up a string of signs on the side of the highway right where the speed changes from 45 to 55 mph. What I read on them astounded me. The signs, and whoever put them up, are encouraging people to drive 10 mph under the speed limit. While I understand that people want drivers to slow down a bit, this is just ridiculous. Telling drivers to go 45 in a 55 zone is just as dangerous as telling drivers to go 65 in a 55 zone. Instead of driving with the flow of traffic, you have now become the cause of a bottleneck.

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.

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 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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