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Survivor says positive attitude key in cancer fight

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

When Lynda Eccles was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she’d already lost one sister to the disease and watched another go through the same diagnosis six months prior.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Crucial differences weren’t included in commissioner story

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, You missed a great opportunity in your front-page article to convey the huge difference in philosophy, outlook and experience between the two candidates running for Island County commissioner. Even the summary boxes don’t begin to show the vast disparity in their professional experience and community service.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | County commissioner race reporting wasn’t relevant

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Watching the District 3 commissioner race from afar, I was baffled by the recent article on the candidates that addressed only one issue pertinent to them and two that weren’t. The pertinent issue was Island Transit, but then the article went on to address their stance on legal marijuana and the Navy base/OLF. These two issues are totally out of their realm.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | View impacts aside, what about maintenance?

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, The public has been focused on how the extraordinary view to Langley’s main entrance will be ruined by the proposed elevator to the marina. There are other critical issues that are not being dealt with. Parking has not been arranged for marina expansion and the four-story Schell restaurant/inn. Both of these facilities will exist a very long time. Parking must be dealt with now, not after the fact. City spokespersons have been quoted saying parking would use Island Church of Whidbey’s park and ride lot and school district property. Neither property is available for needed long-term parking.

King’s keeps league crown on SWHS homecoming

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey High School crowned seniors Anders Bergquist and Abby Hodson as the Falcons’ homecoming king and queen Friday night, but the King’s Knights left as rulers.

EDITORIAL | Think pink, think mammogram during October

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Every year at this time, the Whidbey News Group newspapers, including the South Whidbey Record, go pink. It’s all in observance of National Breast Cancer Month.

State candidates take on education, transportation

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Legislative candidates clash on how to fund the state’s education mandate and how to handle Whidbey and state transportation issues. Republican incumbent Dave Hayes, finishing his first term as District 10 Position 2 representative, said that the state supreme court’s order to fund education is going to affect every part of the budget in the coming years.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are excerpts of stories in the Oct. 15, 1964, edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

KUDOS | Whidbey resident joins Seattle Pro Musica

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

Emily Anderson has recently accepted an invitation to join Seattle Pro Musica, performing under the direction of award-winning conductor and artistic director, Karen P. Thomas.

NOTABLE | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' Star Gala Auction hits a high note

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Recently, 31 guests gathered at the home of Debra and Colin Campbell South Whidbey to hear Grammy-nominated jazz singer Sylvia Bennett. The show was a part of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Star Gala Auction. All proceeds from ticket sales went to WICA, as did a portion of CD sales from the event.

Bayview Farmers Market to expand sales season to late December

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Bayview Farmers Market had a successful year and organizers have decided to expand the season.

Commissioner crosses party lines with Democrat endorsement

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Republican Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan issued a surprise endorsement last week. Vaughan broke party lines Thursday and endorsed Democratic candidate Karla Jacks to fill the District 3 seat he currently holds.

South Whidbey peace promoters to gather for vigil

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

The 11th Annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held on South Whidbey this weekend. The event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland.

Langley Middle School presents creepy concert

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Langley Middle School will be overtaken by ghosts, ghouls and goblins during its annual Halloween celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The event will kick off with a carnival, complete with cake walk, face painting, games and bake sale, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria and will be followed by a “Creepy Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, featuring songs performed by the 7th grade symphonic, 8th grade ensemble and Langley Middle School Jazz band.

Crash leaves 850 on South Whidbey in darkness

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

A one-car accident knocked out power to more than 850 homes on South Whidbey last week, some for as long as 12 hours. According to Puget Sound Energy officials, the accident and subsequent outage occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, on Cultus Bay and French roads. Electricity was restored to 312 homes about an hour later, but the remaining 540 customers were in the dark until just after 3 a.m.

Whidbey General Hospital, ex-smoker offer free class to quit smoking

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital is offering a free class during October to help people break from tobacco addiction. The class, “Four Weeks to Freedom from Tobacco,” is run by respiratory therapist and certified tobacco treatment specialist Katherine Riddle.

Island County Commissioners fall short on spending cuts goal

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

Island County commissioners agreed to cut roughly $100,000 in new staff positions from the budget over the last two weeks, but fell short of their goal to cut roughly $300,000. A second budget hearing followed by a likely adoption will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.

Beating breast cancer: South Whidbey woman triumphs, goes on to embrace, live life to the fullest

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

For Clinton resident Lynae Slinden, the year 2000 was more than the beginning of a new millennium. It was the year she would celebrate her 50th birthday, the year she could finally and confidently say she survived breast cancer, and it was the beginning of a new and fearless adventure.

Demolition, renovation equal options at Dog House

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 7:52AM

Renovating the Dog House Tavern is a possibility, and so is demolition for the owners of Langley’s historic building.

Freeland resident proves himself worthy of knighthood

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Nicholas Zefferys stepped to the front of the room to formally introduce himself at a recent Rotary of South Whidbey meeting, his acquaintances were unprepared for the tremendous series of events their “quiet,” and “unassuming” fellow member would unfurl.

Island County Fairgrounds up for discussion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

Managing the Island County Fairgrounds will be considered and discussed at Tuesday’s Port of South Whidbey commissioners meeting. Port leaders were asked by Island County to consider running the nearly 13-acre property in Langley best known for hosting the annual Whidbey Island Area Fair, formerly the Island County Fair. Commissioners from the port district, charged with economic development, agreed to review the feasibility of managing the aged facilities, which are under the contracted stewardship of the Island County Fair Association until April.

Wedding tour tickets available

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tickets are on sale now for the Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour. Participants will take a shuttle tour of four South Whidbey event locations noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

Langley prepares for legal battles with 2015 budget

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley is considering increasing its legal fees budget for 2015. Mayor Fred McCarthy presented a draft budget for next year and noted several changes, including a major decrease overall — revenues and expenditures — because the city will not undertake any major capital projects such as the Second Street redesign that began in January and ended in June this year. The 2015 budget also includes a $15,000 increase in its legal fees in anticipation of litigation over the firing of a former Langley Police Department officer and a sewer dispute at a home off of Fourth Street. In all, $50,000 is penciled in for legal fees.

South Whidbey girls soccer’s winless streak extends

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey girls soccer is having a tough season. The Falcons (0-9-0 Cascade Conference, 0-10-0 overall) suffered another defeat Thursday, a 6-1 loss to the Granite Falls Tigers.

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