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Gavin Theodore Frederick Sherman | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 10:00AM

Gavin Theodore Frederick Sherman was born on July 27 to parents Patric and Ashley Sherman of Langley.

Langley church awards three youth scholarships | KUDOS

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

Langley United Methodist Church has awarded three youth scholarships.

Final days of fair bring out South Whidbey tradition

  • Aug 9, 2016 at 4:00PM

Once the thrill of rides and the smell of fried food wears off following the first two days of the Whidbey Island Fair, many event regulars swing back for a taste of tradition: the parade and log show.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Dogs at WAIF need willing people to walk them

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, Although there seem to be a good number of people at volunteer orientations at the Coupeville shelter, actual dog walkers don’t often match that number. Possibly someone checks the website and sees only five or six dogs listed. But there are sometimes others not yet on the website for various reasons.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Businesses stepped up to help South Whidbey Fire/EMS

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, South Whidbey Fire/EMS would like to thank two local businesses for their generous support of our efforts at the Whidbey Island Fair. Eagle Construction covered the cost of breakfast for any first responder in uniform. Our volunteers enjoyed this as a rewarding start to their daily responsibilities during this event.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Thanks for the votes, and Petrish for running well

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, The primary election is now behind us and our focus turns to the general election. I would like to thank everyone who supported me during the primary, and for encouraging me to continue our work together to make our communities better places to work and live. I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to Nick Petrish for his above-board and straightforward approach to the campaign.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Donald Trump is unfit to be our president

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, Question: Would you go into business with someone who hides his tax returns, who has had six bankruptcies, with almost 170 Federal lawsuits filed against him? This man created a fraudulent real estate “university.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | 4-H rules for fair participation are very unfair

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, I have been a very active member of 4-H for my entire life. It has come to my attention that a particular member’s eligibility for fair is in question and I’d just like to state my opinion on the matter Ali and her mother are two people I’ve known a long time. I’m sure you’ve been informed of the ongoing custody battle her parents are undergoing.

20 years of building cross cultural understanding on Whidbey

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 6:00AM

For Director Josette Hendrix and the people at the Northwest Language and Cultural Center, language is more than a useful tool to keep in a back pocket; it’s rather a window to a deeper understanding to the rest of the world. The center has believed in bringing language classes and cultural experiences to South Whidbey since its conception two decades ago, and it’s in that spirit that the center will celebrate its 20th birthday by throwing a multi-cultural night of music, food and activities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Some fireworks are lovely, others are definitely not

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

Editor, After seeing the negative responses about the fireworks in Langley, I was inspired to a positive response. The fireworks off Sunrise Beach and Noblecliff were beautiful. They only lasted about 15 to 20 minutes. I enjoyed watching off my deck (It’s only once a year).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Marijuana farm warrants careful consideration

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, I am concerned about the pot farm proposal on Bayview Road. It seems that this oversized project is moving way too fast and that all Island County residents should be made aware of the serious ramifications of allowing this precedent to be set. A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. Many have already seen the shiny 10-foot-high aluminum security fence that encloses this 2-acre operation.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Vacation is great, but there’s no place like home

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 6:00AM

Well, here I am again. Back at my desk penning my first column in weeks. For those who didn’t know, and it appears that’s limited to a very few, I’ve been away on vacation. For two full weeks, the family and I cruised British Columbia getting sunburned, swimming in Desolation Sound, enjoying phenomenal sailing and spending way too much money, though much of it was on basics such as food.

Quiet next three months expected for Whidbey anglers

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

The beach was quiet along the Keystone Spit near Driftwood Park Sunday. Ordinarily a buzz of human activity this time of year, nature was stealing the show as diving ducks darted below the water and a pair of porpoises surfaced so close that you could hear them exhale through their blowholes.

Sexual harassment claims in South Whidbey School District resolved

  • Aug 9, 2016 at 6:00PM

Eleven harassment incidents were reported to the South Whidbey School District during the 2015-2016 school year. That’s according to a South Whidbey School Board report released on July 27 detailing instances of sexual harassment, bullying or any other type of harassment involving students or district staff. The district established a tip line in the lead up to the 2014-2015 school year, but no tips were reported until the most recent school year.

South Whidbey parks district campground plans pitched in Olympia

  • Aug 9, 2016 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District officials delivered a presentation in the capital yesterday hoping to bag half a million dollars for the district’s proposed campground plan in Community Park. The district is aiming to score $516,621 in state grant monies from the Recreation and Conservation Office, and have been preparing for the presentation for months. This is the second of two phases in the grant application process, and Parks Director Doug Coutts says the state’s review committee will select the recipient of the grant money in Oct.

All-inclusive Washington fishing license approved

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 6:00PM

Washington anglers will have two new options for fishing licenses by the time fall rolls around. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a governor-appointed panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, voted to set up an all-inclusive annual fishing license at the commission’s August meeting. The news was announced in a news release sent out by the department on Aug. 8.

Construction at Dave Mackie Park to begin

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 4:00PM

Construction in the Dave Mackie Park area of Maxwelton Road is set to begin this month to improve drainage issues prevalent during the winter months, according to Island County Public Works. Work will be conducted both on land and from the water to extend an outfall about 900 feet beyond the seawall.

Port of South Whidbey commissioners mull next fairgrounds step

  • Aug 5, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Aug 9, 2016 at 7:05AM

The Port of South Whidbey got what it asked for this week, becoming the proud new owner of the Island County Fairgrounds.

No solution in sight for South Whidbey State Park beach access

  • Aug 6, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Aug 8, 2016 at 12:04PM

The sign that reads “Temporary Emergency Closure” at the entrance of South Whidbey State Park’s beach access trail is one Greenbank resident Michael Seraphinoff has taken a disliking to. Storms in December 2015 and January 2016 damaged the midpoint of the trail while also wrecking a wooden stairway that leads down to the beach. The result: no beach access.

Whidbey Queer Pride Parade expands to three-day showcase of love

  • Aug 5, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Aug 8, 2016 at 11:30AM

What began as Langley’s small 30-minute Whidbey Queer Pride Parade in 2014 has morphed into an entire weekend of celebratory demonstrations of pride and acceptance. Queer Pride on Whidbey, the new moniker under which this year’s pride festival is named, has expanded to encompass three days from Friday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug 14. Pride will overtake the Village by the Sea next weekend with a slew of options for entertainment and open-ended discussion about personal experiences.

Bicyclist killed by suspected drunk driver in Freeland; man released following court appearance

  • Aug 5, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Aug 6, 2016 at 8:28PM

A South Whidbey bicyclist is dead and another man facing charges of vehicular homicide following a collision on East Harbor Road in Freeland Thursday evening. The Washington State Patrol identified the deceased Friday morning as Randall L. Lorraine, 58, of Langley. According to a press memo, Lorriane was riding a bike eastbound on the right shoulder of East Harbor Road shortly after 9 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a 1997 grey Lexus E300, also eastbound. He died at the scene.

August 4, 1966 and August 6, 1991 | HISTORY CORNER

  • Aug 6, 2016 at 12:00PM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, August 4, 1966 and Tuesday, August 6, 1991.

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