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Griffin named manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 7:00AM

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey Island.

Flying solo: Leadership, competitive edge define lone Falcon senior

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

It was a long season for Madi Boyd, the only senior on the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The fairgrounds plan is fair proposal, vision

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The Fairgrounds in Langley is a wonderful community-owned property with a rich history and great potential. For generations we have enjoyed the fair every year, but it is not immune from the national trend of local fairs struggling to maintain too many aging structures, rising utility and insurance costs and not enough income to keep the property viable and adequately maintained for the annual event.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | SWHS jazz band ensemble fundraiser a great success

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, On behalf of the SWHS jazz ensemble, we thank the fabulous WICA staff and volunteers along with the community at large for their generous support of the band’s fundraising concert Feb. 12.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | More whales in Langley please

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley needs more whale stuff. The Village by the Sea’s quest to become the whale capital of Whidbey Island is off to a swimming start, but more can be done.

Island County population open house scheduled

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

An open house discussing the 2036 population projections for Island and Camano counties has been scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 10, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

Parking count moves forward between South Whidbey schools, port, Langley

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors are moving forward with a study of shared parking with the Port of South Whidbey and other organizations at Langley Middle School.

Langley Whale Center opens today

  • Mar 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Langley Whale Center officially opens to the public today.

Mukilteo terminal project has hiccup with city permit

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 7:00AM

Mukilteo’s appointed hearing examiner scolded the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division, during a public hearing Tuesday night for what he criticized as poorly prepared documents and shoddy communication between agency officials.

Police nab Eagles Aerie burglar with tip from suspect’s son

  • Mar 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

A 54-year-old South Whidbey man who allegedly tried to burglarize the Eagles Aerie was turned in by his own son, according to court documents.

Langley leaders seek sand shrimp harvest moratorium

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 2:38PM

Langley is seeking to protect one of its natural draws and a major tourism element: gray whale migration.

Clinton business groups plan for Oktoberfest fall festival

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 2:35PM

Oompah music will blare, brats will sizzle and beer will flow this October in Clinton.

Island County ’s law library struggles to stay afloat

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:57AM

Island County law library officials are asking the county to grant them $3,200 to cover a 2013 deficit and approve an increase in filing fees from $17 to $20.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Grass isn’t so green in Seattle, King County

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the street, but that’s not always so, particularly when it comes to Whidbey Island first responders. Never is that so clear as with the ongoing debate in Seattle over the interaction between a city police officer and Stranger editor Dominic Holden.

Island County health contract with Whatcom continues

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Island County commissioners approved the continuation of a Healthy Communities contract with Whatcom County at Monday’s regular meeting.

Langley street vacation hearing moved

  • Mar 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

A public hearing on vacating part of First Street to a private property owner, originally scheduled for Feb. 19, will be pushed back more than a month. State rules on when a public hearing can be held for vacation of public property kept the city from holding the hearing last week. It will be officially announced for April 7 at the city council’s regular meeting March 3.

Langley designates money for training, video

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Rather than shell out $20,000 toward tourism promotion in Langley, the city will spend it six ways on economic development programs. The Langley City Council heard the mayor’s proposal to change the fund’s intent from tourism contracts to social media training, business development, a leadership program, improving search engine marketing and a promotional video about Whidbey Island.

Two candidates seek Port of South Whidbey seat

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:19PM

One more name was added to the running for Port of South Whidbey’s District 2 Commissioner, representing Langley. Dean Enell of Langley submitted his name to the port on Monday, Feb. 24 contesting Langley resident Ed Halloran for the position.

South Whidbey student honors, parking agreement

  • Mar 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors will meet for their regular meeting today, Wednesday, Feb. 26. On the agenda are several moments to honor recent achievements by students and staff, along with a reading of policy changes and a shared parking proposal.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | A compromise for Friday county office closures

  • Mar 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor With regard to the closure to the public of certain county offices on Fridays and the push to reopen them, maybe there is room for compromise. If the office staff has found it useful and efficient to close one day a week, move the day to Wednesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Neighborhood wanderer apologizes for meandering

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Dear residents of Passage View Lane, I apologize for the anxiety my wanderings in your neighborhood have caused. My trying to see the sun setting among the tree branches only exacerbated the yearning for sunset sightings.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘Higher taxes for some’ article not too great

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The article in the Feb. 19 edition of the South Whidbey Record had an article on “higher taxes for some.” It was full of opinions, but had no facts to back this up. I believe the legislators and voters decide whether taxes will increase on the other parcels.

Whidbey students thrive in Celebrate Writing contest

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Whidbey Island Writers Association announced the winners of the Celebrate Writing 2014 Contest for Students.

Artists delve into travels at Brackenwood | GALLERIES

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 3:00PM

“JOURNEYS” opens at Brackenwood Gallery on Saturday, March 1 with an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show includes photography, oil paintings and textiles to take the viewer into the artist’s travel experience.

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