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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Let’s ban everything fun and noise related

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

In response to the letters about banning fireworks in the July 9 edition of The Record, I fully agree. Let’s ban everything fun and noise related in Langley. Someone think about the bunnies! As someone who grew up in Langley I am saddened to see the amount of control and influence that whiners who have moved here from wherever have over the town and the South End.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sheriff’s suggestion seems like a catch-22

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

Mark Brown says “Cops aren’t to blame for community violence.” Well, that may be so in Island County where there are only three African-Americans for every 100 whites living here.

South Whidbey girls dream of a bigger tomorrow

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

For more than a couple dozen South Whidbey girls this past week at Langley Middle School, it was time to dream big. That, and having fun along the way. At a free, three-day “Start Dreaming” camp sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island, girls going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a plethora of activities ranging from career planning to fitness activities. The focus, organizers said, revolved around empowering the young women.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Where is sheriff’s remorse in matter?

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

I’m writing in response to the letter penned by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown published July 9. I, too, am deeply disturbed by the shooting in Dallas by a mad man who left five police officers dead.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Join in promoting Black Lives Matter

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

In North Miami on Monday, unarmed behavior therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by police as he lay on the ground in the middle of the street, hands up in the air. Mr. Kinsey had gone into the street to coax an autistic patient to return to his group home.

South Whidbey Pony League team to compete in Lynden

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey’s Pony League club team has come a long way in just two years.

Federal grant to help fund employee training in Island County

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

A $2.7 million federal grant will help manufacturing businesses across Washington pay for worker training at nearly no cost, according to a recent press release from the Workforce Training Board.

Congressman Rick Larsen visits Clinton business

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

Congressman Rick Larsen visited Clinton’s MAKE Whidbey Market owner Janae Cameron to learn about her business and efforts with the Clinton Chamber of Commerce to attract new businesses to Clinton on Thursday, according to a press release.

Teens chase boat thieves through Whidbey waters with drone

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:35PM

Two teens with a drone and sheriff’s deputies thwarted South Whidbey boat bandits out for a joyride Wednesday. The unusual case, complete with a happy ending, made regional and even national TV news this week.

Island County explores jail healthcare options

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

With room for 58 inmates, the Island County Jail is small by most standards, but the responsibility to provide inmates with sufficient medical care is anything but. “We’re a small jail but we still have to define a minimal level of care,” said Sheriff Mark Brown. What that level of care should be was the focus for Brown and other county officials last week.

Parks and Recreation District updates its alcohol policy

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation district has amended its alcohol policy to allow consumption in Community Park at events that anticipate over 250 guests.

Suspected fuel leak engulfs truck in flames

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Jul 22, 2016 at 3:32PM

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles on South Whidbey Wednesday afternoon when a pickup truck burnt to a crisp in Freeland. The truck, located on Timber Lane, was fully engulfed in the middle of the street when South Whidbey Fire and EMS received the call around 2:30 p.m. The flames reached as high as nearby power lines — about 25 feet, South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Mike Cotton said. The cloud of smoke rose about 50 feet. The truck was on fire for about 20 minutes before it was extinguished by firefighters. Nobody was injured in the incident.

EMTs to graduate from South Whidbey Fire/EMS program

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS will graduate 18 volunteer EMTs from the department’s EMT program on Saturday.

Veteran Resource Center to host open house, share information

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

The Whidbey Veterans Resource Center is inviting veterans and families to a resources and information open house from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the American Legion Post 141 on 14096 State Route 525, Bayview. Presentations will provide information on no-cost burial or internment for veterans and spouses at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent; employment programs for local veterans; connecting with small businesses employing veterans; Opportunity Council assistance programs; Island County Veterans Assistance Resources; VA benefits for veterans and eligible spouses; and VA healthcare enrollment and services.

Construction to be done on Harbor Avenue in Freeland

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

Construction to install a new right turn lane from Harbor Avenue to Highway 525 in Freeland will begin on Monday.

Former South Whidbey resident weds | MATRIMONY

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

Lisa Brumley, a former South Whidbey resident, and Scott King were married May 7, 2016 in Freeland.

Family brings generations of jam expertise to South Whidbey

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

Families often come to specialize in certain crafts as traditions are handed down through generations, and for Jan Gross’ family that specialty is homemade jam. Gross and her daughter Becca Hyman are the faces behind 3 Generations Jam, a Greenbank-based mother-daughter team that operates out of a commercial kitchen that was once a laundromat. Gross will share her jam expertise at Slow Food Whidbey Island’s upcoming jam-making workshop on Tuesday, July 26.

July 21, 1966 and July 23, 1991 | HISTORY CORNER

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, July 21, 1966 and Tuesday, July 23, 1991.

Charles Edward Mozer | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

Charles Edward Mozer was born on July 9, 2016 to parents Christopher and Angela Mozer of Langley.

Whidbey Camano Land Trust to host bike ride event on properties

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is hosting its first Sea, Trees, and Pie Bike Ride on Sunday, July 31. The noncompetitive ride with two routes to land trust properties is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Greenbank Farm, Barn C on 756 Wonn Road. The routes include 10-plus miles of gentle hills to Smuggler’s Cove, and 25-plus miles of steep hill and some highway riding on Admiralty View Loop.

Langley students make Dean’s List | KUDOS

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

Two students from Langley were named to Eastern Washington University’s Dean’s List for spring semester 2016.

Carver’s piece to be installed on Second Street in Langley

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Jul 21, 2016 at 8:56AM

Those who walk through Langley’s streets will be able to enjoy a new sculpture in the near future, and the installment will tower over the existing art pieces scattered across the sidewalks. The Langley Arts Commission selected a winner on July 14 for their contest for South Whidbey artists to install their own art piece in front of the post office on Second Street in Langley. The City of Langley approved the arts commission’s plans for the art installation at the regular city council meeting on Monday night.

Skagit Valley College holds reception night, awards students with scholarships

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey students received scholarships and awards at a June 3 Skagit Valley College, Whidbey Island Campus honors reception.

Alumna named to Gonzaga dean’s List

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

Langley resident Sydney Ackerman, a 2014 graduate of South Whidbey, was named to Gonzaga University’s President’s List for spring semester 2016. Students must earn a grade-point average between 3.7-4.0 to be listed.

Donors support Freeland's Celebrate America

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

Several South Whidbey businesses supported Freeland’s annual July 3 Celebrate America with donations. The event is funded with community contributions and sponsorships.

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