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Burn piles, smoke cause alarm

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:04PM

A handful of emergency calls were made this weekend when South Whidbey residents saw smoke.

Hanging around

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

A few elementary-school-age boys hung out, literally, on a tree at Seawall Park on June 30, celebrating the freedom of summer and the surprisingly dry weather in Langley, despite forecasts for rain and persistent gray clouds.

Island County ponders growing weed problem

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County commissioners will consider this week increasing funding that helps combat a growing noxious weed issue.

TOKITAE DIVES INTO ROUGH WATERS

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Ramps on the state’s new 144-car ferry, Tokitae, which entered service Monday, may be too steep for some cars and cause them to scrape their undercarriages. The ferry’s first day was marred with questions about its design and Washington State Ferries management, as charged by a pair of state representatives, including one from South Whidbey.

14-foot boat needs a tow from Bush Point

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

A 14-foot fishing boat had to be recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday.

South Whidbey alumna makes college dean’s list

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Claire Hofius, the daughter of Betsy and Douglas Hofius of Clinton, made the dean’s list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

Trash sale funds South Whidbey community treasures

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Five Whidbey organizations were presented with checks totaling $7,500 last month at a ceremony at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Freeland.

July 2 | 50 years ago

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the July 2, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Island Garden Tour was delightful

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Kudos to all the kind, energetic and skillful volunteers for a delightful 19th annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour. Kudos also to the owners whose lovingly created, nurtured and manicured gardens made a special day for all who were lucky enough to get tickets. These resourceful gardeners did most of the work themselves, donating their time and effort to benefit many nonprofits on South Whidbey and giving tour guests surprises at every turn.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Disrupting meeting was rude, selfish

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The whining estate owners who want the touch-and-go Outlying Field Coupeville to be removed because of the engine noise ought to have some sensitivity to the noise they created at the recent Coupeville meeting. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen couldn’t be heard through their racket, and they were so disruptive with their noise that he couldn’t share information from his past year’s work.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | P.E.O. an example of island’s culture

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, The culture of support is highlighted in our Whidbey Island living. The more I reach out to our community seeking assistance and benefits for those incarcerated in the county’s correctional facility, the more our community comes alive.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | County bike trail plan is good for South Whidbey

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Kudos to those Island County government folks for that new bike trail we read about in the June 21 edition of The Record. As countless cities across the country struggle with the long-term challenges to earn a bike friendly ribbon, we just went ahead and did it.

EDITORIAL | Lawmakers right to call for state ferries shakeup

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hindsight is 20/20. But when $144 million in taxpayer money is spent to design and build a new state ferry, you expect a whole lot of foresight. Currently, with Washington State Ferries, we don’t seem to be getting much of that at all. Though the new state ferry Tokitae finally went into service on the Clinton-Mukilteo run this week, it wasn’t without glitches.

Safety officials urge fireworks caution

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Two of Whidbey’s top emergency responders are urging people to know and follow the rules before lighting off fireworks this Independence Day weekend. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, also the county’s fire marshal, said that unincorporated areas of Island County allow the use of private fireworks between June 28 and July 5. Other than July 4, fireworks may only be discharged between noon and 11 p.m. On Independence Day, July 4, they may be set off from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Celebrate America to light up Freeland

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 1, 2014 at 8:33AM

The 20th annual Celebrate America festival will light off in Freeland next week. Continuing a tradition of fun and entertainment, the Thursday, July 3 event takes place in Freeland Park on East Shoreview Drive.

Little South Whidbey Kiwanis fireworks stand delivers big bang over 40 years

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 30, 2014 at 9:34AM

Four decades has allowed the South Whidbey Kiwanis group to collect a lot of memories and even more moolah from running a fireworks stand in Clinton.

Whidbey residents quest for fibers, farms | CORRECTED

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jun 29, 2014 at 7:55AM

When Mary Donaty was 10 years old, she fell in love. This love was unlike any other — assertive, quirky, with a penchant for eating hair bows. And the object of her affection? A llama.

Port to consider managing Langley fairground

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:54AM

Boat launches, marinas and leasing land for a cell tower, but the Island County Fairgrounds?

Vaughan named interim Island County commissioner, wants to fix 'disconnnect'

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 4:28PM

Aubrey Vaughan of Camano Island was selected Tuesday to fill the District 3 seat. After interviewing three candidates at a special session, Commissioners Jill Johnson and Helen Price Johnson deliberated for roughly 15 minutes in closed session before voting on their selection.

Freeland home dedication planned for Crouch family

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Habitat for Humanity of Island County will host a home dedication in Freeland for Liz and Bruce Crouch this weekend. The event is a formal passing of the keys to the Crouches, who are the new owners of the 38th Habitat-built home on Whidbey Island — the 14th on the South End.

Christian Science revealed | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Christian Science Society will hold church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at 15910 Highway 525, Bayview. The day’s topic is Christian Science and includes the purpose and foundation on which Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science) built her own understanding of Christ’s teachings.

The meaning, power of change | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at 5671 Crawford Road. The title of the morning’s discussion is “A New Beginning Dawns.” Rev. Christina Lee returns to explore the spiritual meaning and power of change in peoples’ lives. As summer begins, as school ends, as important rites of passage unfold, people can deeply embrace the spiritual meaning of it all.

Graduation with Rev. Reynolds | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Rev. Dennis Reynolds’ sermon titled “Graduation.”

The Great Power of God | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Community Church will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 S. Bayview Road. “The Great Power of God” is Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s sermon title, and an adult Bible study on the book of Exodus is available at 9 a.m.

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