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How to get your Christmas, holiday fix on South Whidbey | CORRECTED

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 8:35AM

Plenty of people say the holidays bring with them a busy time of family, friends, gatherings and parties.

Langey accepting council resumes

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

Anyone living in Langley for at least a year may apply to be appointed as a city council member.

Weekend storm passes Whidbey easily

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 12:00PM

Despite strong winds and flickering lights, South Whidbey escaped this weekend’s blustery weather with little incident, authorities reported.

New Maxwelton substation offers more reliable power

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 8:36AM

Puget Sound Energy is building a new facility near Maxwelton Road that officials say should help keep the lights on when the wind blows.

WHIDBEY BIRDING | Wisdom: Still soaring after 60 years

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00AM

Just as she has for over 60 years, she returned. Right on schedule!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grateful for care of my small dog

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Eric Patrin and his staff at South Whidbey Animal Clinic for their extraordinary care of my small, older dog. I will be able to continue to enjoy, my dear MAX due to expert diagnosis, surgery and after care offered by SWAC. This service was all provided during a holiday weekend as well. Whidbey Island is fortunate to have your services.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Happy to see climate solidary

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, “Paris Hear US!”— More than 60 people arrived at Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday, Nov. 29 for the Whidbey Paris Climate Vigil to hear speakers from the Quaker, Unitarian Universalist and Evangelical denominations speak about the urgent need for climate justice. They also joined in a rousing rendition of “Sing for the Climate” and demonstrated along Highway 525 to the honking of appreciative passersby.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Shades of a dark history in Trump

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, I am writing to let you know that I support the position you presented in your Wednesday column. As a retired historian, I find many things disturbing about the atmosphere of violence in this nation, seemingly supported at least verbally, by the inflammatory rhetoric used by several of the Republicans running for president as well as several members of Congress.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Imagine Christians treated like Muslims

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, I wonder what would happen if the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims began treating “Christian” Americans the same way a group of very desperate Muslims are currently being treated in response to seeking asylum in the United States (which might very well save their lives). Would it help the world’s major religions to work together promoting tolerance, acceptance and respect? Probably not. Anyone with any sense of reality and world view knows that Muslims are not the problem — terrorists are.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Coming down the home stretch: reflections on service

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

Recently I was inspired by the enthusiastic singing of Vern and Karl Olsen, Deb Lund, and Valerie Hubbard at the Langley Christmas Tree Lighting. Only in Langley would you have a famous children’s book author, a Shifty Sailor and his sister, and a Brothers Four singer leading Christmas carols so enthusiastically in an intimate small city park on a brisk November Saturday afternoon.

EDITORIAL | Severance package needs to be released right away

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 3:00PM

The mysterious standoff between Langley’s planning chief and city hall appears to have ended this week though it’s anything but solved — at least for the public. In fact, the mystery seems to have only deepened. Michael Davolio officially resigned last Wednesday, and city officials are remaining mum about the details, citing concerns about unfairly staining his professional reputation and hindering his ability to secure future employment. Fair enough, not everything needs to be in the newspaper.

NAS Whidbey best naval base in the world, Navy says

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 4:00PM

It’s official: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is the number one naval base in the world. The Navy recognizes the top bases in its annual Installation Excellence Awards, which compares how well each are operated and maintained. Bases compete based on factors such as unit morale, quality of life for junior enlisted sailors, property management, health, safety, and environmental conservation.

Good Cheer Thrift Stores open doors for children, families

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 6:00AM

Good Cheer Thrift Stores will be open late two days this week for a Child’s Chance to Give.

Spirits soar through rainy clouds at Holly Jolly Parade

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 6:00PM

Reindeer transformed into “raindeer” on Saturday at the 9th annual Holly Jolly Parade, hosted by the Langley Chamber of Commerce.

Girls basketball team wins one, drops one

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey’s girls basketball team is 2-1 overall after beating Friday Harbor 33-30 on Dec. 4 and losing 31-27 to Coupeville on Dec. 5. The Falcons play on the road against Sultan on Dec. 9.

Grapplers take fourth at Chief Sealth HS

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey’s wrestling season started with a bang after the Falcons placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Return of the Seahawk tournament, hosted by Chief Sealth High School in Seattle.

Falcons dominate rivals despite shaky second half

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 4:00PM

It was a tale of two halves for South Whidbey’s boys basketball team.

History corner | December 16, 1965, December 18, 1990, December 6, 2000

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1965, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1990, and Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000.

Local woman raises $450 in fundraiser for Ryan’s House

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 6:00PM

A Freeland woman, along with the help of students from South Whidbey Academy and space provided by The Goose Grocer, raised over $450 in cash for Ryan’s House for Youth.

Mo’s Pub to pour its last pint Sunday

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 4:00PM

Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley will pour its last pint and serve its final plate of fish and chips this weekend.

Clinton Community Council searches for downtown leaders

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Dec 8, 2015 at 6:56AM

Finding new leaders to champion the once-neglected causes of Clinton is becoming a paramount task for a group of volunteers committed to creating a voice for the unincorporated area.

Court OK's auction of Haggen stores, including Oak Harbor location

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 12:32PM

Bellingham-based grocery chain Haggen on Friday gained court approval to sell its remaining 33 stores in Washington and Oregon, including the store in Oak Harbor, as part of bankruptcy proceedings. The stores are set to be auctioned off Feb. 5.

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