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Picnic to foster Clinton spirit

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin. In the case of the first-ever Clinton Town Picnic this Saturday, those pumpkins will be hurtling through the air after being launched from a trebuchet, all in the name of building a stronger community identity for the sprawling unincorporated area of Island County.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | When you’re having fun, only today matters

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

You know the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” and it’s never been more true than this summer. Just a few days ago, it seems, we were celebrating the Fourth of July, and here we are now, listening to endless “back to school sales” blather and having planned our Labor Day festivities. If it continues to fly by at this rate, we’ll be picking up the Thanksgiving turkey before we turn around twice.

Seattle chamber makes Schell site

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

Paul Schell’s legacy will live on in many ways around Seattle and Langley and now online. The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce created www.ourpaulschell.org as a way to remember his deeds, words and life. Leading up to a large memorial service Oct. 8 in Seattle, people are invited to comment or post through social media sites using the hashtag #OurPaulSchell or #ourpaulschell.

Naturalist to reveal Douglas Fir ecology

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species, and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests.

Naturalist to reveal Douglas Fir ecology

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species, and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests.

EDITORIAL | Critical area rules require moderation

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

A farmer digs an irrigation ditch for a nearby field. It begins as nothing more than a dirt trench, but it doesn’t take long for grass to line its banks. Later that greenery is joined by shrubs, blackberry bushes and eventually trees. At some point, fish or even beaver may move in and call it home.

NOTABLE | Windermere brokers, Joe Mosolino donate a day of service to Good Cheer

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Windermere Real Estate brokers along with Joe Mosolino donated a day of service to Good Cheer on Aug. 29. The brokers helped deep clean the Food Bank, harvest and weed in the garden and sort and price items in the Distribution Center. The Food Bank was closed for the day so the crew could concentrate on their work and help Good Cheer staff stay on top of the record donations received this year. Good Cheer serves an average of 910 families per month.

Whidbey marathon needs volunteers

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

The organizers for the Whidbey Island Marathon are seeking volunteers on Whidbey Island to help organize, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the April 19, 2015 event. Race director Melissa Riker sent out a press release recently asking for “walkers, runners, medical personnel, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference” to step up to the plate.

Blaze razes barn, cars off Crawford Road in Langley

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

A pole building, two vehicles and an accounting business were destroyed in an evening fire at the home of longtime South Whidbey residents Steve and Linda Owensby on Monday.

Cross-country trek talk set Saturday in Freeland

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

A young man’s journey from Seattle to New York — by foot — with his college friend will be presented Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Hear from South Whidbey High School alumnus Cameron Coupe and his fellow Washington State University student Zan Roman about their coast-to-coast trek across the northern states.

Plaques add history to Langley sites

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

The story of Langley’s early days is now a bit more visible thanks to the recent installation of informative plaques on historic downtown buildings.

Dudley visits Langley: City council, mayor back Councilman Jim Sundberg

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley made good on his declaration of needed change on the Island Transit board with a visit to the Langley City Council Monday.

Transit board eyes interim chief with bumpy career

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Mired in controversy, Island Transit officials are looking at a new interim director with a controversial history all his own.

Homelessness still a problem on South Whidbey, experts say

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 1:42PM

On a crisp November morning, residents of South Whidbey are stepping out of bed, wolfing down their breakfast and heading to the office or classroom for another day of work; but for some, the day may begin a little differently due to another night spent without permanent housing. The majority of these individuals are adults, but several others are children and teens.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation to host talent show, fundraiser

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation is hosting a talent show and fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Kudos | Langley honors public works employee for year of service

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Joe Wiezerbowski made quite an impression in his first year working for Langley Public Works.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New road story should have mentioned church

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:22AM

Editor, I find it very puzzling that your article on Crawford Road fails to mention that there is a church, Unity of Whidbey, also on the street. The entrance is the first driveway on the right as you start up Crawford Road from the highway.

EDITORIAL | Help South Whidbey to end homelessness

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:20AM

Homelessness: on Whidbey Island it seems like a foreign condition, something that happens far away in busier or lesser places, not wholesome communities home to iconic state parks and charming waterfront towns. Yet, it’s real. Last year hundreds of people on the South End alone were sleeping on friends’ couches, in cars and even in camps in the woods. It’s estimated that 80 of them were children. Kids.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The HUB helps South End kids, but needs help

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:22AM

Editor, I am a new resident of Whidbey Island, having moved here from Rhode Island. When I visited the island last winter, I signed on to volunteer at The HUB in Langley. I was immediately impressed with the organization, the program and the wonderful people involved. I have been an educator for over 40 years and know the value of after-school programs that occupy time for today’s young people. Research tells us that the time from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. is when young people who have no or little supervision can and do make some bad choices.

South Whidbey Sheriff's Report | Cows run amok, ding-dong ditch, and a parking lot fight

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1964.

Wrestling numbers low, basketball teams steady at South Whidbey High School

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

Winter sports numbers are similar to the past few seasons at South Whidbey High School, except for wrestling.

First sculpture offer made for Langley public art

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

Langley’s first public art sculpture installment was a short one. Frank Rose, chairman of the city’s Arts Commission, told the Langley City Council on Monday that a towering piece by Sue Taves named “Waves” installed in the plaza on Second Street has an offer to buy. The piece’s selling price is $6,900, of which the city will get $1,380 as a commission.

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