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Death of Paul Schell leaves Langley residents in shock, grief

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey is mourning the loss of a long-time community leader this week.

Pottery show spins on in fancy new digs

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Swiping through dozens of photos from last year’s Whidbey Island Area Fair, Virginia Rigney likes the memories people, especially children, create during the annual pottery workshops

Welcome to the 90th annual Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Whidbey Island Area Fair! The fair opens Thursday, July 31, and runs through Sunday, August 3. This is our 90th anniversary and we are very proud and excited.

Civil rights activist, hero honored as grand marshal

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Grethe Cammermeyer will be leading the Whidbey Island Area Fair parade as grand marshal during Military Appreciation Day Saturday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lots to consider in wake of transit financial woes

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Regarding the Island Transit scandal involving financial mismanagement, taxpayers should be outraged. Executive Director Martha Rose should be sacked. Thanks to her, as many as 22 percent of her employees will be losing their jobs.

Freeland belt-sander races abuzz with excitement

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Frontier Building Supply in Freeland held its 13th annual belt-sander racing competition Friday, July 25.

Langley cop’s ‘arch nemesis’ accused of pooch trafficking

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:28PM

A 23-year-old homeless man who recently led South Whidbey cops on a foot chase through Langley may end up behind bars in a state prison for trying to sell a poodle that belonged to someone else, court documents allege.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | People who use, rely on buses are hurt the most

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I just read your article about Island Transit and their financial problems. I am not surprised that the only people who are going to suffer over this huge mistake are the drivers and the riders, as usual.

Schedule of Events — 2014 Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 2:42PM

Plan your day or weekend at the fair with the schedule of events.

China City owner expands island business with Mill Creek location

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:19AM

Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. Today, he’s the owner of China City’s two Whidbey Island locations in Freeland and Oak Harbor, and opened an off-island location in Mill Creek in July.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Next county treasurer matters more than ever

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Island County taxpayers must consider recent revelations about the losses of investment funds during the current treasurer’s term in office when casting their ballot. Our county needs a treasurer who understands investment strategy thoroughly and can ensure county residents that their tax payments are wisely invested to result in maximum gain without undue risk in both good times and bad. That person is Wanda Grone.

Entertainment highlights - Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Here are the Whidbey Island Area Fair entertainment highlights.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Schell’s presence will be missed

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Growing up, I enjoyed some great friends and one was even my “best” friend. Years later, and since moving to Whidbey Island I am grateful for many new and wonderful friends and happily, my wife is my “best” friend.

Restoring Whidbey Island Area Fair history, one room at a time

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

At the 90th annual Whidbey Island Area Fair, Timothy Hull is opening a second history area which contains the more recent archives and photographs, mostly from the 1980s on.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Look at other ways to comment

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, We are writing this letter to see if there might be other people on the island who feel as we do, and if knowing this might encourage the South Whidbey Record to take a somewhat different stance toward being able to post comments to articles. Recently, The Record began a subscription for online readers. We understand this step. However, this change occurred a couple of years after The Record began requiring Facebook accounts in order to post comments to articles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Climb, cancer fight had lots of help

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am safe and down off Mount Rainier. I am tired but no longer wet. After six days of climbing and learning new mountaineering skills, our team was at Camp Schurman—9,400 feet— preparing for our summit attempt.

Whidbey Island Area Fair changes carnival provider

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Whidbey Island Area Fair will have a new carnival provider this year. The fair board has hired Davis Amusement Cascadia rides to replace Paradise Amusements after years of complaints about subpar service, according to Sandey Brandon, treasurer and fair administrator.

Treasures old and new set sail at the 'Whateva You Gotta Regatta'

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

The shores of Lone Lake were anything but lonely Saturday afternoon as dozens of sailors and their respective boats set sail on sun-kissed waters.

Bingo’s back! Number-calling card game returns to fair

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Bingo returns to the Whidbey Island Area Fair this year, and organizers are anxious and nervous to see how it’s received.

Whidbey sailor hospitalized after 3,200 pullups

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

At about pullup number 2,100 this past Saturday, Navy Petty Officer Michael McCastle began to experience muscle tears in his forearms and capillaries were bursting on his skin. He decided then to do 1,000 more.

90th annual fair kicks off with sunshine, smiles

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 3:50PM

The Whidbey Island Area Fair kicked off Thursday, bringing lots of sunshine but sparse crowds.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sewer district’s parking lawsuit is irresponsible

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am compelled to respond to Stan Walker’s letter to the editor. What should have been a relatively simple matter to resolve has escalated based on actions by Mr. Walker, president of the Holmes Harbor Sewer District.

MAYOR'S BEAT | ‘Crossing the Bar’ — Losing Schell was losing a mentor, friend

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

By FRED MCCARTHY Mayor of Langley This past week the City of Langley lost a passionate advocate for community development, the arts community lost one of its foremost cheerleaders and one of its most generous benefactors, and his lovely wife lost her life companion. Many of us feel like we lost a mentor and friend with the passing of Paul Schell.

County building permit wait times on decline

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Numbers released by the Island County Planning Department indicate that wait times for building permits are decreasing for some — but not all — projects.

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