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EDITORIAL | Now that Rose is gone, it’s time to focus on change

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

After months of turmoil and calls for her head, Island Transit’s executive director resigned Friday. With Martha Rose finally handing over the keys, the process of recovering from the transportation agency’s financial mess and rebuilding the public’s trust can now begin.

Poinsettia sale funds SWHS music program

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey High School music students will spread holiday cheer and encourage the spirit of giving with their annual plant sale next month.

AAUW sends three Whidbey girls to Tech Trek

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

Three eighth-grade girls recently visited with the Whidbey Island branch of the American Association of University Women, to share what they learned at a recent Tech Trek camp.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Don’t be fooled by Initiative 594

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, On the surface it appears that Initiative 594 is both simple and reasonable. After all, most of us are in favor of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally incompetent persons. But wait, this initiative, crafted and funded by rich and powerful out-of-state social manipulators (Michael Bloomberg, et al) is neither simple (18 pages) nor sensible and will do virtually nothing to deter illegal gun trafficking, reduce crime or prevent unlawful possession and use of firearms. There are much better and more practical ways to accomplish these goals like firearm identification cards similar to a driver’s license.

Tax revenues forecast better budget year for Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

As Island County enters its annual budget cycle, preliminary numbers show rebounding tax figures.

Latest WICA twists classic fairy tales

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will open its 2014-15 theatre series with Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” a play in which “The Brothers Grimm meet Fractured Fairy Tales.”

WHIDBEY BIRDING | Reeling in Whidbey’s loons

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

I recently caught my first salmon of the year. It was a beautiful 6-7 pound silver, which I landed from the beach on the west side of the island. A few years ago my birding buddy, Ann Casey, introduced my sister and me to casting from shore and since then we’ve enjoyed fishing together and reflecting on our childhood summers when we were beach rats at Clinton Beach. Back then we trolled in our dad’s boat with dodgers and herring or an assemblage of spinners called “popcorn.” Now we cast off the beach with a princess pink Buzz Bomb or a lime green rotator.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | 594 a common sense initiative

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I attended this past Monday’s Langley City Council meeting where I-594 was on the agenda for endorsement. I support this common-sense background check initiative that will close the loophole that allows dangerous people to buy a gun without a background check, and I hope the council will decide to endorse it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘Nefarious’ types will still get guns

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Langley Police Chief Dave Marks, as quoted in a recent South Whidbey Record article, has it right: “It’s been my observation that criminals are obtaining firearms through burglary.” Regardless of what “loopholes” are closed by the Initiative 594, nefarious types will get their hands on weapons. Indeed, Chicago, a gun-free city has one of the highest mortality rates in the country due to gunshot wounds.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public support helped IDIPIC reach $5,000 goal

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Thanks to much support, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County exceeded its goal of $5,000 during its Keep It a Safe Summer campaign. From Memorial Day Friday to Labor Day, known as the 100 Deadly Days of Summer when more DUI crashes happen, IDIPIC raised $5,116.

Island County approves contested Langley rural event center

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County commissioners approved Monday the permit for a rural event center issued to the Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley.

Freeland photographer, author team to host book giveaway for kids

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Children can get a free autographed copy of Craig and Joy Johnson’s latest book, “Harry the Woodpecker’s Search for a Home,” in Freeland this weekend. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Wild Birds Unlimited, Van Barr Place Ste. AB, Freeland.

Learning continues after classes for students at the HUB

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 5:00PM

While most students headed home to relax after an early release from school Wednesday, about handful of kids gathered in the spacious MakerTron lab in Clinton to learn the basics of computer-aided design and 3-D printing techniques.

Langley planning director resigns

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 5:00PM

Langley Community Planning Director Jeff Arango is stepping down. After three-and-a-half years at the helm, Arango confirmed he has accepted a position at Seattle-based BERK Consulting, a private planning company, and submitted a letter of resignation to city officials. Arango said he enjoyed his time as Langley’s planning chief, but that he was ready for a new challenge.

Sheriff to lift burn ban in Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown provided yet another sign that summer is over this week.

Island County considers park building cut

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County parks officials have proposed the demolition of a concrete structure at Driftwood Beach Park near Coupeville. The building was relinquished by the U.S. Navy to Island County several years ago and has been used by the Sheriff’s Department for storage, according to a memorandum from Parks Superintendent Jan vanMuyden. The storage is no longer needed and the fences are in disrepair.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commons commits to continuation as community center

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, One of the really great things about this community is our collective passion and commitment to causes that make a difference. The South Whidbey Commons has been a beneficiary of this caring support for many years, and especially this year.

Alleged carjacker arrested in Oak Harbor

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island’s version of a SWAT team arrested a carjacking suspect at an apartment building outside Oak Harbor Wednesday, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Whidbey Island shows off its greatest gourds at Harvest Fest

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 7:00PM

Whidbey residents presented their most rotund, most beautiful and most gnarly gourds at the 19th annual Whidbey Island Giant Pumpkin Contest.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rick Hannold is right for District 3 commissioner

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 8:00PM

Editor, The discriminating characteristic of socialism is compulsion. We see it all over government these days. Obamacare forces you to terminate the insurance you like and coerces you to buy more expensive insurance with government dictated “benefits” that you don’t want and don’t need. The current shibboleth of Democrats has become, “We decree; you agree” or perhaps “We declare; you despair.” There is one way to oppose this. Vote them out. As a start, I am supporting the Republican candidate, Rick Hannold, for District 3 commissioner.

South Whidbey volleyball pulls off upset against King’s in five sets

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 8:00PM

There’s magic at King’s School’s Mike Martin Gym for the South Whidbey volleyball team.

Are you afraid of the dark? Legion haunted house holds ghouls, ghosts, gore

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

South Whidbey is conjuring up some delightfully frightful Halloween festivities. Langley in particular is aflutter with Halloween activity, from the wooden ravens standing guard around the city to the numerous spooky celebrations to come.

SLIDESHOW | Cross country takes over South Whidbey High School for annual invite race

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

A total of 37 cross country teams flocked to South Whidbey High School's Waterman Field on Sept. 20 for the annual South Whidbey Invitational 5K race.

Cascade bluff funicular revived

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The funicular is back. Maybe. Criticism over the view impacts of a bridge and elevator tower to shuttle people from Cascade Avenue down to South Whidbey Harbor in Langley has city officials reconsidering the original proposal, according to Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy.

Search for first win goes on for Falcon girls soccer

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

King’s cruised to a 6-1 victory over South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference girls soccer match Thursday night.

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