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Congressman to tour South Whidbey Friday

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 11:36AM

Just days after cleaning up in the primary election, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will be making rounds on South Whidbey Friday, visiting constituents and businesses. The Second District Democrat's first scheduled stop is at Whidbey Telecom. According to a recent news release, the congressman will spend one hour, from 10-11 a.m. discussing internet connectivity improvements at South End schools.

Island Transit to hold public meeting today in Freeland

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 2:41PM

Island Transit will continue its series of community meetings on emergency route modifications and suspensions today at the Freeland Library. The meeting is from 4-7 p.m. Under discussion will be changes to bus routes 5, 7 and 8, and the elimination of Saturday service.

Free heart health screenings offered on Whidbey

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 9:00AM

Women can get a free cholesterol/blood sugar/triglyceride heart health screening later this month at Island Athletic Club.

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.

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.

Island County primary election winners squeak ahead

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:51AM

The winners of two hotly contested county races will move onto the general election by a nose. Democrat Karla Jacks led the vote count in the race for District 3 Island County commissioner with 3,103 votes, or 48.79 percent at the last count Thursday.

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.

Procession, memorial to be final farewell for Paul Schell

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:47AM

Arts center plans procession, memorial in Langley

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.

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.

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.

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.

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