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EDITORIAL | Business owner sets a positive example

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

People contribute to society in different ways. Some do small things, such as shopping local or giving old clothes to Good Will, and others go big. Lucas Jushinski, a Freeland business owner, is the latter. This year he’s put his money where his heart is by extending $10,000 matching grant opportunities to three South Whidbey non-profit groups: Good Cheer Food Bank (twice), New Stories and most recently the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center in Bayview.

Langley City Council thanks, says bye to Arango

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

Jeff Arango attended his final Langley City Council meeting as director of Community Planning on Monday.

Whidbey Growlers replace Prowlers in ISIS strikes

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Navy has sent the USS Carl Vinson carrying EA-18G Growlers based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to assist in air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

Langley City Council to consider $5.5 million budget

  • Nov 28, 2014 at 4:00PM

Langley’s 2015 $5.5 million budget includes staff raises, a handful of small city projects, utility rate increases and construction of the funicular.

South Whidbey boxing champ, gym owner swings for a ring

  • Nov 28, 2014 at 4:00PM

Dakota Stone, a professional boxer and owner of Solid Stone Boxing Gym in Clinton, is reaching out for a little help instead of reaching for a right cross. The boxer-turned-gym owner runs her boxing center at Ken’s Korner and has used tape to mark the dimensions of a boxing ring since opening a couple of years ago. Now, she’s ready to see if people support her dream of operating the gym with an eye toward teaching girls and women the sport of pugilism.

Island County Community Health keeping tabs on travelers

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Some Island County residents are currently in West Africa and will return under scrutiny for possible Ebola exposure, according to Keith Higman, the county’s public health director.

Oak Harbor mayor is a no-show

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Despite saying he would call for the resignations or replacements of Island Transit board members, Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley was a no-show at Langley City Council meeting Monday.

Writers strive to write 50,000 words in 30 days for national event

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

American writer Jessamyn West once commented that writing is a solitary occupation, that one must be alone, “slightly savage,” and uninterrupted if he or she is to complete a work. During November, thousands of writers the world over turn the often-solitary art into a community event, striving to pen the rough draft of a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.

Watershed Stewards, South Whidbey schools stoke the fires of science

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey sixth and seventh-grade students are learning firsthand about Puget Sound’s aquatic ecosystem through the Langley Middle School Oceanography Program. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn through field-based studies at South Whidbey Harbor marina in Langley and lab studies in the classroom.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | The holidays are here, and good times too

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Record has some screwy deadlines this week due to the holidays, so as I write this column Wednesday morning I’m forecasting that by the time it’s read my sore stomach from gorging on too much Thanksgiving turkey will likely have faded and my wallet already be significantly lighter from Black Friday spending. I’ll have slept in to 7 a.m. at least twice, defeated the digital forces of evil and begun feeling the shame of what will almost certainly be a holiday video game binge, laughed, argued, cried or all three with family and begun my casing of Whidbey lots for the best deals on this year’s Christmas tree.

Tree knocks out power in Mutiny Bay; outage expected to last until noon

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 9:04AM

Hundreds of Freeland homes are without power this morning due to a felled tree in the Mutiny Bay area. A Puget Sound Energy official said the outage has affected 723 customers, and that power won't be restored to most homes until about noon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit’s board just doesn’t get it

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I couldn’t agree more with your editorial about the transit board actions in selecting an interim director. They do not seem to get it. They were charged with supervising the supervision of the transit system. They failed in that duty as defined by the state audit.

South Whidbey community celebrates outdoor basketball court's opening

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey residents have a brand new basketball court, courtesy of the South Whidbey Rotary Club.

Golf cart zones approved by Island County commissioners

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

Island County residents now have the option of making their neighborhoods golf cart friendly. Commissioners unanimously approved a new ordinance Monday that provides the framework for creating golf cart zones in rural areas, and named Beverly Beach the county’s first approved area.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Celebration for Tucker Stevens was great

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, dear friends and family, What an amazing turnout and event on Saturday, Nov. 15, in honor of Tucker Stevens. Thanks to all of you who helped plan and execute a complex celebration and all who attended, despite the chilly air, the walk down to the bonfire at the marina. Thanks to the mayor and the city for the surprise recognition of Tucker’s contribution to the City of Langley and especially to Mayor Fred McCarthy for leading us in the personalized sing-a-long to commemorate a life well-lived. Thanks to the band members who played a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” without former knowledge that this was a piece Tucker had requested at his memorial service.

Election recount begins Monday

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 2:00PM

A mandatory machine recount will be necessary for the position of Island County Commissioner, District 3.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Tusen Takk for a 15th annual great Nordic Fest

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Your local Datters of Norway lodge, Ester Moe #39, would like to thank each and every one of those who came to our 15th annual Nordic Fest, held at South Whidbey High School on Nov. 8. It was one of our most fun fests, ever. This is partly because of our wonderful high school staffers — Leo our custodian, and Sandy, Jean and Susie in the kitchen, who absolutely save our lives. Every year! It is partly because of Trinity Lutheran (and especially Robin), who lets us come and make all that lefse throughout October and has been so supportive in so many other ways. It is partly because of our wonderful local Boy Scouts, who brought their strong backs and trucks to our aid.

Rotary opens tree and wreath stand

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Members of the Whidbey Westside Rotary Club were busy as elves over the past few weeks gathering greens and making wreaths for the opening of the organization’s tree stand in Bayview.

Smaller team looks past dual meet to postseason tournament | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 30, 2014 at 10:35AM

Odds are that South Whidbey’s wrestling team is going to lose most of its head-to-head meets this season. With less than a dozen players on the squad, the Falcons will forfeit several of the lighter weights, meaning that before they even start the match, they will trail in dual meets against Cascade Conference opponents.

Taller team aims to take down conference leaders | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Nov 28, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Nov 30, 2014 at 10:35AM

It would have been easy to miss the Falcon boys basketball team last season when South Whidbey won only six games.

Building on sophomore class, girls try for more wins, playoffs | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Nov 28, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 30, 2014 at 10:36AM

The upswing for South Whidbey girls basketball may start this season. After struggling with a squad loaded with freshmen and sophomores last year to three wins and missing the postseason, this year’s team will need to play poised on offense and disciplined on defense. Almost 30 girls turned out to play Falcon hoops.

WICA hosts Brew HaHa and Seattle International Comedy Competition

  • Nov 7, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will be hosting a leg of The Seattle International Comedy Competition, preceded by a local open mic Brew HaHa at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Zech Hall.

Jacks makes comeback in latest Island County ballot count

  • Nov 7, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Island County commissioner race will likely require a recount. If that happens, appointed Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan will get to spend a little extra time on the board.

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