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Youngest triathlon racer sticks with hometown race

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:46AM

When Madeline Remmen first signed up for the Whidbey Triathlon five years ago, she needed a permission slip. Not any more. The 16-year-old Clinton girl will be one of more than 200 individual racers, plus about 20 relay teams, competing in this year’s installment of the swim-bike-run Saturday, Aug. 16 event.

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.

Sand shrimp ban may not last

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Sand shrimp harvests around Whidbey and Saratoga Passage halted in April may someday resume.

Whidbey General reviews districts

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital is undergoing an redistricting process. Required after every census, it will not affect the current sitting commissioners. According to a presentation created by Trish Rose, hospital spokeswoman, the purpose is to balance the population in each of the five districts, and to ensure future hospital board commissioner candidates live within the appropriate district.

Recruits join emergency responder ranks of Central, South Whidbey

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

A handful of people were welcomed into the South Whidbey Fire/EMS family Tuesday at a ceremony in Freeland.

RELIGION NOTES | Learn the impact of the ‘gospel’

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey Community church will hold regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Deer Lake Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road. The word “Gospel” means good news; it has in fact been good news for many people. Pastor Darrell’s message is entitled, “The Impact of the Gospel.” There is an adult Bible Study in the book of Exodus at 9 a.m.

Langley planner to speak at international conference

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Little Langley will be on an international stage next month at a conference for community planners. Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango was invited to be a speaker at the Future of Places International Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference’s theme is Streets as Public Places and Drivers of Urban Prosperity, and it is part of a series leading up to a United Nations gathering, Habitat III in 2016.

Langley chamber chief reports visitor dip

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

About 200 fewer people popped into the Langley visitor information center the past year compared to the previous year. Marc Esterly, executive director of the Langley Chamber of Commerce, reported the numbers during a semi-annual presentation to the Langley City Council on Monday. He called the dip “insignificant,” despite Langley’s heavy reliance on tourism.

RELIGION NOTES | Freeman and “Words of Love”

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will hold regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at 5671 Crawford Road. People often use words out of habit and circumstance, without really thinking of their meanings. Words are the primary way to communicate with self, and with others. How are people using words? How are they living them? Do they mean what they say? Guest speaker Jim Freeman will address the question with the talk, “Words of Love.”

Promo video wonders ‘Why not Whidbey?’

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

The question is only three words and allows for hours’ worth of explanation. Why not Whidbey? Late last year, Russell Sparkman presented to the Langley Economic Forum this very question. It was followed by the charge to encourage people, ideally young couples and families, to consider moving to Whidbey Island.

RELIGION NOTES | Spirit can help relationships

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Christian Science service will delve into the definition of spirit and how this knowledge can help people to shape harmonious relationships, health, and well-being at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at 15910 Highway 525.

County road paving program rolls out on South Whidbey

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey residents may have noticed a bit of road paving in the Freeland area this week. Island County Public Works is in the midst of its annual paving and chip sealing program, which will affect about 8 percent — about 45 miles — of the county’s total 582 miles of roadway. The cost of the work is estimated at $4.4 million.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Paywall a necessary price of today’s news

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

Quite a few people lately have been asking variations of what is essentially the same question: Why does the South Whidbey Record have a Facebook page if it’s going to charge readers to view stories?

RELIGION NOTES | Stop disease by understanding God

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

“Our god-given freedom from disease” is the topic of the next audio chat, hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 721 SW 20th Court in Oak Harbor.

Artist works on pinball mecca

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tim Leonard, owner of Heavy Metal Works in Langley, restores pinball machines which can be found in local venues such as the Whibdey Children's Theater and Callahan's Firehouse.

Fairgrounds offer to be considered at port meeting

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Running the Island County Fairgrounds will be the only topic of discussion for the Port of South Whidbey commissioners and a member of the Island County Board of Commissioners next week.

Port of South Whidbey to talk ramp project, parking needs

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Renovating the boat ramp at Possession Beach and some final work for South Whidbey Harbor at Langley are up for public discussion Tuesday, Aug. 12. The Port of South Whidbey commissioners will meet at 7:15 p.m. for a quick workshop before delving into the regular business meeting. For the South Whidbey Harbor marina expansion, the commissioners will review the final payment release to the contractor, Mike Carlson Enterprises. Signage, which has gone through a couple of rounds of review between the port and the City of Langley’s Design Review Board, will also be discussed.

County to review fish, wildlife changes Aug. 11

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County commissioners will review changes to the fish and wildlife conservation plan at their Aug. 11 regular meeting.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sailing is great summer fun for grandchildren

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Since I moved to Whidbey Island and began commuting to Boeing every day, I have met many interesting people as I travel Island Transit. Conversations change from day to day. They could be about sports, upcoming plans, or whatever the big news of the day is. Many a time, these conversations have determined what I am going to have for dinner.

Langley shows its ‘Queer’ Pride in new parade

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

When Langley resident Claire Moore and her partner, Marsha Morgan, marched in their first Gay Pride Parades in 1976, they were spat on and cursed at; opposing passersby and picketers hurled items into the parade line. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, the couple took to the street once more for a very different kind of pride parade: Langley’s first Queer Pride Parade. Instead of being cursed at, the couple and their fellow parade participants were cheered on. Instead of being spat on, marchers were greeted with solidarity and smiles as they made their way from Langley Middle School through downtown.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Calling for department chief’s downfall was rash

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Talk about a rush to judgment. Here we have two Island County commissioners, elected to create and preserve the quality of life in this county, calling to defrock the person who has championed one of the premier assets of our area. All this before the evidence is even completed.

Conservation Futures board members sought for Island County

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County needs two people to step up and serve on the Conservation Futures Citizens Advisory Board. Two positions are open for the three-year-terms, which are appointed by the Island County commissioners. Applicants must be Island County residents for at least one year prior to appointment and reside within either Oak Harbor or Langley.

Pair of South Whidbey men take top spots at Reserve Half Marathon

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

Two South Whidbey men took the top two spots in the Race the Reserve Half Marathon on Saturday.

Beating the heat at the Useless Bay pool

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

During the unusually warm afternoon Monday, The Record visited one of the more popular pools on South Whidbey at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. There, a reporter spotted three sibling mermaids that turned out to be girls visiting their grandparents wearing mermaid-like outfits.

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