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KUDOS | Whidbey resident joins Seattle Pro Musica

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

Emily Anderson has recently accepted an invitation to join Seattle Pro Musica, performing under the direction of award-winning conductor and artistic director, Karen P. Thomas.

Bayview Farmers Market to expand sales season to late December

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Bayview Farmers Market had a successful year and organizers have decided to expand the season.

NOTABLE | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' Star Gala Auction hits a high note

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Recently, 31 guests gathered at the home of Debra and Colin Campbell South Whidbey to hear Grammy-nominated jazz singer Sylvia Bennett. The show was a part of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Star Gala Auction. All proceeds from ticket sales went to WICA, as did a portion of CD sales from the event.

EDITORIAL | Think pink, think mammogram during October

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Every year at this time, the Whidbey News Group newspapers, including the South Whidbey Record, go pink. It’s all in observance of National Breast Cancer Month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | View impacts aside, what about maintenance?

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, The public has been focused on how the extraordinary view to Langley’s main entrance will be ruined by the proposed elevator to the marina. There are other critical issues that are not being dealt with. Parking has not been arranged for marina expansion and the four-story Schell restaurant/inn. Both of these facilities will exist a very long time. Parking must be dealt with now, not after the fact. City spokespersons have been quoted saying parking would use Island Church of Whidbey’s park and ride lot and school district property. Neither property is available for needed long-term parking.

King’s keeps league crown on SWHS homecoming

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey High School crowned seniors Anders Bergquist and Abby Hodson as the Falcons’ homecoming king and queen Friday night, but the King’s Knights left as rulers.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A tale of two sisters during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

In the wee small hours of the morning of Jan. 12, 1940, Dad woke both me and my older brother from sound sleep and told us to come with him to see what he said was a late Christmas present that had just arrived. Imagine our disappointment when we followed him into their bedroom and saw a tiny, pink, wiggling, squeaking baby in our mother’s arms; not the bicycle Sonny wanted nor the Sonja Henie skating doll I’d wanted. A baby, and not a very cute one at that point, either.


  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are excerpts of stories in the Oct. 15, 1964, edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | County commissioner race reporting wasn’t relevant

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Watching the District 3 commissioner race from afar, I was baffled by the recent article on the candidates that addressed only one issue pertinent to them and two that weren’t. The pertinent issue was Island Transit, but then the article went on to address their stance on legal marijuana and the Navy base/OLF. These two issues are totally out of their realm.

SLIDESHOW | King's Knights rally in second half to keep first-place football hold over South Whidbey

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:25AM

King's pulled away from a 13-13 halftime tie with South Whidbey in a 1A Cascade Conference football game Oct. 10 in Langley and won 34-19.

Whidbey General Hospital, ex-smoker offer free class to quit smoking

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital is offering a free class during October to help people break from tobacco addiction. The class, “Four Weeks to Freedom from Tobacco,” is run by respiratory therapist and certified tobacco treatment specialist Katherine Riddle.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Crucial differences weren’t included in commissioner story

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, You missed a great opportunity in your front-page article to convey the huge difference in philosophy, outlook and experience between the two candidates running for Island County commissioner. Even the summary boxes don’t begin to show the vast disparity in their professional experience and community service.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Candidate offers perspective on interview answers

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, There are two statements attributed to me in your recent article that are incorrect: 1. I mentioned that the payroll system is a mess.

Survivor says positive attitude key in cancer fight

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

When Lynda Eccles was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she’d already lost one sister to the disease and watched another go through the same diagnosis six months prior.

Island County Commissioners fall short on spending cuts goal

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

Island County commissioners agreed to cut roughly $100,000 in new staff positions from the budget over the last two weeks, but fell short of their goal to cut roughly $300,000. A second budget hearing followed by a likely adoption will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.

The architect and the archetype: WICA costume designer mixes art and engineering

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 3:00PM

For Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ production of “Into the Woods,” Mira Steinbrecher is the mastermind behind the show’s 40 captivating costumes. Steinbrecher has been working as a professional costume designer for over 40 years, and knows every trick of the trade, from using strong tea to dull too-bright whites to crafting an apron suitable for hiding both knives and sweet breads. She is also a professional architect who placed among the top 50 architects in Northwest Home and Garden magazine in fall, 2006.

Langley Middle School presents creepy concert

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Langley Middle School will be overtaken by ghosts, ghouls and goblins during its annual Halloween celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The event will kick off with a carnival, complete with cake walk, face painting, games and bake sale, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria and will be followed by a “Creepy Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, featuring songs performed by the 7th grade symphonic, 8th grade ensemble and Langley Middle School Jazz band.

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

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

There are at least two problems which occurred in the office of Island County treasurer that adversely affected island taxpayers. One was an error on the 2014 Stanwood-Camano school district levy which resulted in more than 12,000 explanatory letters being sent at county expense to explain that the school levy did not really double, although the original statement indicated that it did. Much extra time was spent fixing this error, which resulted in other duties being delayed or forgotten.

South Whidbey peace promoters to gather for vigil

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

The 11th Annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held on South Whidbey this weekend. The event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland.

Coalition aims to help Whidbey veterans

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County will join with all Washington counties in the creation of regional coalitions to address a rising population of veterans in crisis. The number of veterans in crisis will continue to rise, according to Island County Veteran Services Coordinator Gerald Pfannenstiel.

There can be only one Mr. South Whidbey

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

The ninth annual Mr. South Whidbey pageant will contain all of the traditional elements such as Q&A and talent presentations, though as usual, contestants such as Gilbert may have their own surprises planned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Freeland Hall. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased at Moonraker Books in Langley or Paint Escape in Freeland.

Democrats speak at Clover Patch

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Twenty-five people crowded into Neil’s Clover Patch Café in Bayview on Sunday to hear from candidates seeking election to local offices this November. Speakers included Karla Jacks, candidate for Island County commissioner District 3; Ana Maria Nuñez, incumbent for Island County treasurer; and Nick Petrish, who is vying for State Representative in the 10th Legislative District.

Attentive neighbor rescues South Whidbey man squashed by stone

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 24, 2014 at 10:26AM

A Clinton man considers himself lucky to be alive after being crushed by 400-pound granite slab.

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