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Island County Grange contests sends several to state | KUDOS

  • May 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County-wide Grange contests held at Deer Lagoon from May 9–10 will send 51 entries to the state level in June. Categories included arts, crafts, baking, canning, sewing, embroidery and quilting.

May 21 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

“Men of the Freeland Fire Department were called on for a new type of duty Sunday when a car got stuck in the sand at the Freeland boat ramp, leading to panic on the part of the owner and scaring his mother half out of her wits.

South Whidbey peace demonstrators to be recognized

  • May 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two South Whidbey peace groups, the Saturday Morning Peace Vigil and the Women in Black, will be honored this weekend.

Students, professionals celebrate artwork at annual Whidbey Festival of the Arts

  • May 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Creativity is in the air as students from all South Whidbey Schools are diving into new mediums and refining their skills for the upcoming Whidbey Festival of the Arts.

Losing job no surprise, treasurer candidate says

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

Wanda Grone wasn’t surprised when she was fired last week. Grone, a Coupeville resident, had been the chief deputy treasurer in Island County for more than three years. Last Monday, she filed to run against her boss in this fall’s election.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Abandoned chickens, towel fight, missing man

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are 911 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct between May 7 and May 10.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | First Street plan triggers questions for us all

  • May 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, The recent article regarding Richard Francisco’s plans for his First Street properties triggers questions for us all. “It’s about the future,” claims Francisco. Indeed, that is the crux. What do we South Enders and Langleyites want in the future? Equally important, how do we steward the present as we move into that future? Francisco’s design will drastically change the character of our lovely village. When I came to this island four years ago, Langley nestled itself into my heart and proclaimed herself “home.” Had I encountered the three-story complex Francisco hopes to build, I sincerely doubt I would have had that experience. What of visitors to our alluring town? Won’t such monolithic structures be off-putting?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Pricey college tuition costs can be explained

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, A letter in the May 17 edition of the South Whidbey Record requested that someone in academia explain today’s high tuition costs. Though I do not meet the specified criteria, I would be happy to explain.

Softball season ends for South Whidbey after pair of playoff losses

  • May 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

A difficult season came to a difficult end May 16 for the South Whidbey softball team.

Second doubles team from South Whidbey makes girls tennis tri-district cut

  • May 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey’s second doubles team won a loser-out match in the 1A District 1 girls tennis tournament Friday to qualify for the tri-district meet Wednesday in Seattle.

Cedar Park takes tri-district baseball title

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Although hoping to gain a number one seed and homefield advantage in the state tournament, South Whidbey’s baseball team lost the 1A tri-district title to Cedar Park Christian 5-2.

EDITORIAL | First Street proposals evidence of successful economic development

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s working. Large, expensive public works projects driven by visions of economic development have begun to bear fruit in Langley. In the past month alone, two property owners have come forward with plans to sink big bucks into new developments on First Street.

17 Falcon track and field athletes qualify for regional meet

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey will be well represented at this week’s 1A tri-district track and field meet after 17 athletes qualified at the 1A District 1 championships.

ON TO STATE! Kai da Rosa scores twice to lift boys soccer over Charles Wright Academy

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

Fighting for their postseason lives, the South Whidbey boys soccer players made the most of their nine shots scoring three times to beat Charles Wright Academy 3-1 on Saturday.

Health heroes recognized in Island County

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County residents, organizations and businesses were honored Monday as recipients of the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero award. The Island County Board of Health convenes annually with the Community Health Advisory Board to honor the recipients that are selected out of a pool nominated by the community.

Langley says farewell to councilwoman

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy took a moment to recognize the short but busy tenure of Councilwoman Margot Jerome on Monday. Jerome resigned from her position after her husband accepted a job in North Carolina earlier this year. She was elected in an unopposed race in November.

Longer, costlier Possession Point boat ramp sought by Port of South Whidbey

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM updated May 20, 2014 at 9:02AM

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners informally agreed on the scope of the Possession Beach boat ramp revamp project Tuesday, May 13.

Grand plan unveiled for Langley's First Street | CORRECTED

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 3:04PM

Langley property owner Richard Francisco has unveiled big plans for two new mixed-use, three-story buildings on First Street.

Rise of the tent caterpillars on South Whidbey

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 9:52AM

Some think they’re cool, others say they’re gross. While opinions on tent caterpillars seem to vary, there is one thing no one seems to dispute — the little buggers are everywhere.

Imagine it, design it, build it | MakerTron Labs creates community classroom for science, technology, engineering

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Located inside Ken’s Korner Mall is a space made to create — MakerTron Labs. It’s a community lab space for classes, research, and, above all, for making things. For Damien Cortez, executive director of the new space, “make” is a big and all-encompassing word.

Mayor’s beat — Whidbey heroin, drug problem won’t just go away

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00AM

By FRED MCCARTHY Langley mayor The sun is shining. The salt air and water invites us down to Phil Simon Park, and a brand new expanded Langley Marina. The grey whales and orcas have come to Saratoga Passage on their yearly migration looking for “ghost shrimp” to feed on, and we have watched them breeching and feeding in the waters around our Village by the Sea.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | College costs need more explanation

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I read a recent letter to the editor by Kelli White-Mellish regarding the cost of tuition at Skagit Valley College versus larger four year public universities. I attended Everett Junior College for two years upon graduating from Langley High School in 1953. I received a $90 scholarship that covered my first years tuition. After getting my associate’s degree I transferred to, and graduated from, the University of Washington, where the tuition went up to about $180 per year.

Island County Fairgrounds plan stuck in limbo

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00AM

After a storm of presentations, public meetings and backlash over the $10.12 million overhaul of the Island County Fairgrounds, the proposal remains at a standstill.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fiber farm letter was a stretch

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Regarding the letter to the editor by Stan Walker about seeing a sign for a “fiber farm” and assuming that it referred to growing marijuana is quite a stretch. A fiber farm is a farm that raises fiber animals, such as alpaca, sheep, goats, etc. for fiber for clothing and has nothing to do with marijuana or dietary fiber. There are quite a few fiber farms on Whidbey Island.

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