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Whidbey, Puget Sound crabbing season ends

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:51PM

Crabbing for most of Washington is over for now. The season officially ended Sept. 1 in all marine areas except those around the San Juan Islands.

Safety fair in Freeland to focus on emergency preparation

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:53PM

Learn what materials and preparations can help during an emergency at a safety fair Wednesday, Sept. 3. Hosted by Puget Sound Energy in its Freeland community office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Island County Emergency Management team, Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, South Whidbey Fire/EMS and PSE will advise people on what they can do to prepare.

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.

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.

Police launch ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

Summer is a time for parties and picnics in the sun, but don’t let a DUI ruin your fun, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission warned this week.

Highland Games awash in muscles, bagpipes and Scots

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM

The 16th annual Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm on Saturday began just as it should, under a blanket of fog and in a sea of plaid.

Freeland Hall still a community affair after 100 years

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM

Freeland Hall, known to many as “the big brown building on the hill,” turns 100 this month.

Port district of South Whidbey weighs Island County Fairgrounds proposal

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 2:09PM

Who should run the Island County Fairgrounds? That’s the question the Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will tackle at a special meeting tonight.

Racers rev up for Langley Soup Box Derby

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Aug 15, 2014 at 8:20AM

Everything was set for last year’s Soup Box Derby. Then it rained. A lot. It rained so much that organizers scrubbed the event.

EDITORIAL | Chemical dependency service is critical

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Drug addiction is one of the great wrecking balls of the world. With devastating effect, it tears apart families, smashes its way through communities and reduces lives to utter ruin.

Veterans memorial takes a tour of Whidbey

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 5:24PM

About a year and a half ago, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans non-profit organization Dick Johnson took over the responsibility of maintaining the veteran memorial in Coupeville. Since then, he’s cleaned and restored it to its original glory.

Chemical dependency program in ‘imminent’ danger

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM

Island County has been identified as one of several Washington counties that are at imminent or critical risk of losing their chemical dependency programs.

Mary Fisher: Bloom where you are planted | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 3:38PM

Mary Fisher says she’s learned to bloom wherever she is in life. When Fisher’s kids left home, she felt emptiness, and wanted to fill that hole. She looked close to home, and became aware of kids in need of nutritious food right here on South Whidbey.

Reshaping a program, starting with the body

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sprinting from sideline to sideline, about 20 Falcon football players looked gassed after a solid hour of running lines on Monday.

Time to tackle Whidbey's noxious weed: tansy ragwort

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Tansy ragwort, which appears as a daisy-like bunch of yellow flowers atop a tall stalk, remains one of the county’s most pervasive noxious weeds.

NOTABLE | Useless Bay Country Club hauls in $1,500 for South Whidbey Elementary music program

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Students at South Whidbey Elementary School got a boost toward learning music thanks to a fundraiser at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club this past month.


  • Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Interns from the Whidbey General Hospital Summer Teen Career Exploration Program learn the basics of a variety of healthcare careers.

KUDOS | Artists win People's Choice awards at Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two Whidbey artists took home People's Choice awards for their paintings which were on display at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Blood drive to stop by Langley

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

The annual blood drive at US Bank in Langley will take place this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wanda Grone is right for Island County treasurer

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, It is time for fiscal responsibility In Island County. We need an experienced and skilled person to handle monetary duties for the county as a start.

Several South Whidbey roads to be restricted during triathlon

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

The upcoming Whidbey Island Triathlon will cause several roads to be restricted or closed Saturday, Aug. 16.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Digital subscribers are getting ripped off

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Your digital edition costs the same as your delivered edition. It includes the same ads. Since the digital edition does not have the materials and labor/delivery costs of the print edition, I have to assume that your digital customers are being greatly ripped off.

Lind’s pharmacy considers corporate ties

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A longtime South Whidbey pharmacist struggling with industry changes is considering a prescription for corporate ownership.

KUDOS | Volunteers remove invasive English holly from the Saratoga Woods Preserve

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers take a break during a stewardship work party at the Saratoga Woods Preserve outside of Langley. Volunteers spent the morning removing invasive English holly from the forest understory and closing a side trail that was causing erosion. To learn how to volunteer with the Land Trust at a stewardship work party, visit or contact Ida Gianopulos at or 360-222-3310. From left to right: Candy Charlwood, Janet Johnston, Jim Redd, Rob Craig, Dennis Willson, Maria Moon,Gretchen Luxenberg and Fritz Funk. Volunteers not pictured: John Boone, John Joynt.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit Director Martha Rose should stay

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, This is my opinion based on my experience working with Island Transit: 1. We would not have Island Transit without Martha Rose.

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