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Underwater robotics program at South Whidbey Academy seeks funding

  • Mar 7, 2015 at 2:00PM

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, a dozen or so brightly clad South Whidbey Academy middle schoolers buzzed about on one side of Timmie Sinclair’s “bat cave” chattering, problem-solving, labeling and affixing. On the opposite end of the classroom, a group of nine high schoolers clad in black Robotics Anonymous T-shirts concentrated a similar, though somewhat more complex, project.

Expert gives Whidbey beekeepers something to buzz about

  • Mar 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

Whidbey honeybee enthusiasts gathered Wednesday evening to hear a presentation from experts Dan and Judy Harvey. The Harveys are working to create a "survivor bee" in response to the recent rapid decline in honeybee populations worldwide.

Apple acknowledges Whidbey map errors, promises fix

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 5:49PM

After years of complaints, tech giant Apple Inc. acknowledged two major Whidbey Island errors on its mobile map program this week and promised to have at least one of the problems fixed within two months. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson broke the good news late Thursday afternoon with a call to The Record, saying she'd been contacted by a company representative and assured the Langley issue was being addressed.

'Land of the Headhunters' returns to the big screen | PRESS RELEASE

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 3:38PM

The Island County Historical Society will screen the recently re-released silent film classic, "In the Land of the Headhunters" this month. This rare film, produced by photographer Edward S. Curtis, was shot in and around the Prince Rupert area of British Columbia, and debuted in 1914. The film portrays a simple love story, but is renowned for the Kwakwaka'wakw actors, who Curtis had dress in their aboriginal cedar bark and animal skin clothing, according to a Thursday news release.

Island Transit: Agency faces a long road ahead, director says

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 5, 2015 at 6:57AM

The challenges facing Island Transit go beyond the financial mess that came to light last summer.

Whidbey musicians unite for 'Carmina Burana' | PRESS RELEASE

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 3:13PM

Saratoga Orchestra will join with the singers of the Massed Choir of Whidbey to present "Fairy Tales & Ancient Legends" this month. According to a news release, the concert includes the exquisite scenic cantata, "Carmina Burana" by German composer Carl Orff, along with excerpts from Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hänsel und Gretel."

Council eyes date, agrees to seek port data for conveyance meeting | UPDATED

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 4, 2015 at 2:06PM

Heeding the words of several residents, the Langley City Council agreed to task the planning director with gathering data on the marina’s visits and projections ahead of a public input meeting in late March.

Langley nixes food trucks from annual event

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Mar 4, 2015 at 7:59AM

Food trucks with city-issued licenses will have to look elsewhere than downtown Langley during Choochokam Arts Festival weekend.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Don’t pull purse strings too tight

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, I was dismayed by Sharon Emerson’s letter of Feb. 28 in The Record. It’s not just Ms. Emerson, it is the mindset of many people that troubles me. It is the unwillingness to embrace change and possibility. It is the unwillingness to invest in the future of Langley. I served on the Langley Chamber of Commerce board for nearly 10 years and was the president for three years. I have also been a business owner at Bayview Corner and work in downtown Langley at Music for the Eyes. I mention this simply to lend credence to my experience with the business community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lift would benefit merchants, visitors

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, I have been seeing letters about a lift that would take people to or from the Langley marina. I think this would be a good addition to our city by the sea. There has been talk for years about bringing people up to the town from the marina so that they can easily spend their money in Langley. This kind of traffic would help our businesses and we really need a shot in the arm of this kind. The recession hit Langley businesses hard and many shops closed over the years. I still see this happening. Times are better but they are still tough in Langley.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Town, marina link good for business

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, Mayor Fred McCarthy’s column in the Saturday, Feb. 21, edition of The Record described the eight-year history of the City of Langley wrestling with the question of what to construct as a transportation system to better connect the marina and waterfront with downtown. Although there is an already approved $500,000 budget for this project and most community thought favors the funicular, the mayor now wants to go back to the drawing board to continue debating what we should do. He has reopened every previous system proposal —eight possible although most realistically not feasible projects — and one “do nothing” option.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Funicular bashing was off the rails

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, This letter is in response to the Feb. 17 letter with the headline “Clipper Claims Are Out of Touch.” Several, if not all of the letter writer’s claims are mere opinion. But a couple of the claims seemed very odd to me and turned out to be not factual.

Comprehensive Plan update input meetings ahead for Island County

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

Island County will host a number of informal public meetings to discuss the Island County Comprehensive Plan Update, to be completed in 2016. Island County is expected to grow by 9,452 people and 2,031 jobs between now and 2036, according to a news release from the Island County planning department.

EDITORIAL | Starting over is right course correction

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

Few topics over the past year have generated as much discussion and disagreement in Langley as the plan for a bluff conveyance down to the marina. Project champions herald it as a long-overdue utility, a convenience that will not only shuttle people to and from the waterfront but transport the city itself into a more prosperous future. To detractors, it’s a potential blight on the view shed, an ill-conceived and expensive political machination for which taxpayers will ultimately pay the price.

Firehouse in Langley will go up for sale

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Langley will soon accept proposals to purchase the firehouse building on Second Street.

Council adds $2K to Langley mayor’s salary

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 2:00PM

Langley’s next mayor will make $55,000 a year. The city council approved the higher salary from the city’s base $30,000 salary, which is in the Langley Municipal Code. As part of the adjustment, the council also voted for a $2,000 salary increase based on past cost of living adjustments that other city staff received for the past four years.

WICA hosts WOW! Stories conference

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 4:00PM

Diana Lindsay holds a strong conviction that within each Whidbey woman lies a story waiting to be told.

Tournament loss ends Reign soccer team’s 8-year run

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey Reign’s rule of the state championship is over after the boys U-19 soccer club lost 3-0 to Seattle United on Feb. 8 in Tukwila.

HONOR ROLL | Former South End residents earn spots on the dean’s list at UW

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

Several former South Whidbey residents earned a place on the University of Washington dean’s list for fall quarter, according to a recent news release.

KUDOS | South Whidbey Falcon senior receives prestigious scholarship to attend Pacific Lutheran University

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey High School senior Zane Vanderwood received a prestigious scholarship to Pacific Lutheran University, according to a recent news release.

County tries new avenues for septic compliance

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Getting people to inspect their septic systems has been an ongoing battle for Island County.

Dads, daughters get ready to boogie at district ball

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Kevin Lungren and his daughter, Emma, have been attending South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s Dad and Daughter Ball “since Emma could walk.”

Whidbey Bee Club meets to discuss honeybee deaths

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 1:00PM

Honeybees are an integral part of the ecosystem, and their rapid population decline is of great concern to scientists worldwide.

Island County prioritizes beach access

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 8:11AM

Beach access advocates have something to celebrate. Island County has earmarked $175,000 to identify the county’s many beach access points and prioritize them for maintenance and signage. The lack of county-sanctioned beach access, along with clearly marked kayak access points have been an ongoing concern for groups supporting public access to the seashore.

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