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Fairgrounds’ future still in limbo as officials ponder lease

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:48AM

Management of the Island County Fairgrounds is still the responsibility of the Island County Fair Association, for now at least.

Thousands celebrate 39th Choochokam

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

The seaside streets of Langley brimmed with light, laughter, art and music this weekend during the 39th annual Choochokam Music and Arts Festival.

Racers flock to Maxwelton field games

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Dozens of people flocked to the field at Dave Mackie Park for the annual Maxwelton Independence Day field games. Here are the results, with names listed in order from first place to third place.

EDITORIAL | Benefits outweigh the bad of Glendale

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Imagine if you lived a few blocks from the water, or maybe just across the street, but you had to get in your car and drive miles away just to legally stand on the beach and throw a few stones into the waves. That’s the situation in some areas of Whidbey Island where the shoreline is tied up in private hands and public beach access is scarce.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Editorial claiming First Street project was ‘rude’ was uncalled for

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, Due to the two recent articles regarding the cancellation of my First Street development in Langley I would like to clear up a few errors. The project was designed originally to have two stories that ran the length of the property at the First Street level. There was never any plan to ask for a third story level as the code allowed only two stories. After two years and three different designs, I hired a new architect, Eric Richmond. He and Langley Community Planning Director Jeff Arango came up with the third story addition, open space and building separation idea as it was done at the Wharf Street, and Jeff thought it could be a trade off for the open space that I was providing.

Falcons lead youth hoops camp

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School boys and girls basketball players will run a five-day skills camp next week.

South Whidbey Fire rescues a rescuer

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:23AM

A career fireman found out what it’s like to be rescued this week after a morning crab pot check turned into a life-threatening emergency.

Possible pay changes coming to South Whidbey parks staff

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Possible compensation changes will be discussed at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s commissioners meeting Wednesday night.

Island County commissioner candidates share vision

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 8:43AM

While candidates for Island County Commissioner District 3 share the desire to help shape the future of the county, their individual visions differ widely.

Langley parks, open space member sought

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley’s Parks and Open Space Commission needs a volunteer member to help shape the city’s future parks. Part of the commission’s duties is to advise the Langley City Council about long-range parks and open space planning, such as amending the parks element of the city’s comprehensive plan.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More problems face First Street than views

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I want to criticize the editorial, “First Street proposal was not a good fit,” written by Justin Burnett in the July 12 edition of the South Whidbey Record. Just a week after the newspaper asked the community what they want from their community newspaper, he wrote a scathing editorial about the Francisco commercial proposal in Langley.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Vet response to pet crisis was awesome

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, As part-time island residents, my family has had little need for veterinary assistance for our animals, who travel with us every summer. This past Saturday morning, however, our little Schnauzer took on an opponent that was more than she bargained for, causing her to suffer serious injury. After frantically calling area vets, we found the only one open on Saturday morning was South Whidbey Animal Clinic. As we approached the clinic with our wounded Daisy, we found the Clinic’s staff on the sidewalk waiting for us. They immediately took her to stabilize her and assess the injuries. They acted with calm professionalism, understanding and compassion.

Langley historic group has open spot

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission needs a new member to help shape and maintain the city’s historic character.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | This letter to the editor is ‘The last time’

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I guess this letter to the editor should be called “The Last Time.” I am only writing this to thank Mr. Freeman for responding to my first letter.

Funding for Island County sex offender program

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Department will receive $75,778 for the Registered Sex Offender Address and Residency Verification Program. State funding in the amount of $4.8 million was allotted in 2012 to local law enforcement for fiscal year 2012 under state code for the verification of sex and kidnapping offenders.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Newspaper’s website needs some work

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor Regarding your request for suggestions for the online version of The Record.

A year without full service too long, transit riders say

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Pending Island Transit service reductions on South Whidbey will hit the community hard, and residents let department officials know it this week.

Fire district sounds alarm for volunteers

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

When Holly Slothower wanted to find a way to better her future and gain some life skills, she found a great opportunity with Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue.

Whidbey officer to break pull-up record

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

A petty officer stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station plans to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Pullups in 24 hours” on July 26. Mike McCastle said he is performing the feat to raise awareness and funds to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project, and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

Northup brilliant on mound in first elimination game

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:45AM

Central Whidbey’s season came to a crashing end Monday at the Little League junior All-Stars softball tournament at Meridian Park in Shoreline.

Whidbey Navy base hosts open house, 5K

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island Naval Air station will host an open house and 5K for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Ault Field. A 5K run along the base’s flight line will begin at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Aircraft displays include the EA-18G Growler, EA-6B Prowler, P-3C Orion and MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, and two unmanned aerial vehicles, the Scan Eagle and an Integrator.

State aids with Island County culvert assessment

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County commissioners approved a contract with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday to assist in completing projects under a recently approved $40,000 culvert prioritization grant.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grateful for all of the help at the Whidbey Island fair

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 3:37PM

Editor, The Fair is over and what a great four-day party it was. We were able to offer good carnival rides and games, animal exhibits with showmanship events, an array of commercial and food vendors, afternoon bingo, supervised games and activities for children, Eva Mae Main Stage and walk-about entertainment, the big Saturday Fair Parade, logging show, arena horse events, presentations and improv comedy in the BlackBox Theater, plus fabulous exhibits and demonstrations in all the exhibit halls.

Whidbey Island Winery presents ‘shakin’ the vines’

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

For those who prefer their merlot with a splash of rock n’ roll, The Whidbey Island Winery will continue with its annual “Shakin’ the Vines” concert series Saturday evening. The summer series kicked off last month with a dash of folk and Americana via Ian McFeron and will continue Saturday with the critically acclaimed and locally famous songstress Janie Cribbs along with her new group, the T. Rust Band.

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