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South Whidbey School District recaps capital spending

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey School District officials discussed a recap and update of its maintenance and operations levy fund usage for the 2013-14 school year at a workshop last week.

Clinton son achieves spot on Gonzaga University honors list

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:00AM

Clinton resident Gavin Imes earned a place on the Gonzaga University President’s List for fall semester 2014. In order to receive a spot on the list, students must earn between a 3.7 and 4.0 grade-point average.

Island Transit board sees new leadership

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

Island Transit is changing gears for 2015. After a year marked by controversy and trouble, the transportation agency’s staff and board of directors are going full speed ahead with what may turn out to be some major changes later this year.

Rite Aid’s purchase of Freeland pharmacy now official

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

The deal is done. Linds Pharmacy in Freeland is now officially a Rite Aid. The national drug store chain has been in the process of purchasing the longtime and locally owned South Whidbey pharmacy for months, and the acquisition wrapped up late last week when operations formally changed hands. Wasting no time, the old Linds sign came down that very afternoon and a new Rite Aid sign went up.

Rep. Rick Larsen backs Whidbey Navy base, touts transportation

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

A few months after winning re-election, Congressman Rick Larsen touted transportation as his focus this year and maintained his advocacy of NAS Whidbey Island during a visit to Langley Saturday.

Scholarly LARPers hold first battle

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

Queen Kristina Madrid and King Bryce Auburn assembled their warriors, readied their weapons and prepared to charge into battle. Cries of friendly provocation and excitement rang out as a group of nine South Whidbey High School students rushed towards one another from opposite sides of the field at Castle Park, swords raised, axes — and one comically large fake lobster claw — wielded.

Langley considers new rules for food trucks

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jan 19, 2015 at 8:23AM

Langley may join the hip foodie ranks of Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and New York if the city council approves a newly proposed food truck ordinance. City council members will have their first discussion of the ordinance at Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. meeting. As the proposal is currently worded, a $100 license would cover the calendar year and allows food trucks to operate between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. There are no existing restrictions, however, that regulate the operation of such trucks inside city limits.

SLIDESHOW | Falcon boys fend off Lakewood Cougars in Langley

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey lost a 10-point lead and found a way to hold on against a furious charge by the Lakewood Cougars on Jan. 13. The Falcons won 66-64.

Iraq war veteran featured at Whidbey Quaker peace forum

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

A former U.S. Army soldier, military intelligence analyst and Iraq war veteran drew a crowd of about 100 people at a community forum on war this past weekend.

Nationally acclaimed youth activist visits, speaks on South Whidbey

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 4:11PM

One of the nation’s youngest political activists is stopping by South Whidbey to deliver a speech as a part of the 10th annual “Blessed are the Peacemakers” program, an event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and the nonviolent protesters of the Civil Rights Movement.

Win a Whidbey Wedding winners tie the knot Saturday at Dancing Fish Farm

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 6:00PM

Nick Serrano and Jackie Rutherford of Lake Stevens will be married Saturday at Dancing Fish Farm in Freeland.

South Whidbey alumna receives Gonzaga University academic honor

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

Former Langley resident Sydney Ackerman was named to Gonzaga University’s President’s List for the fall semester. Students must earn between a 3.7 and 4.0 grade-point average in order to achieve a spot on the list.

Island County cops arrest three for felony domestic violence

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office investigated three allegations of felony-level domestic assaults on South Whidbey in a three-week period.

Lawmakers launch legislative session with unusual bills

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 4:05PM

The 2015 Legislative session is just getting started, but already some proposed bills are likely to turn a few heads.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | A laser wielding neighbor, people shooting and an armed bicyclist

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

Friday, Dec. 19 4:42 a.m. — A man parked at Ken’s Korner reported that young people were following him, no matter where he went. They were in a blue Dodge or Plymouth minivan. 11:12 a.m. — A Freeland Avenue resident reported an ongoing issue of being harassed by a neighbor who shined a laser into the resident’s eyes when returning from a walk. 3:17 p.m. — A Honeymoon Lake Road resident reported that a disgruntled ex-employee followed his replacement home.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Langley mayor ruminates on “A community for a lifetime”

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

This is the theme that came out of the city council’s planning meetings as it prepared a budget for 2015 through a series of workshops and public hearings. In 2013 our theme was “Centennial Year.” In 2014 the theme was “A Year of Economic Development.” Having a theme for the year brings us back to our goals and objectives when the strategic improvements and initiatives that we plan are challenged by the immediate demands of emerging needs.

South Whidbey boys withstand late Lakewood surge

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 4:00PM

Despite losing a 10-point lead, South Whidbey’s boys basketball team held on for a 66-64 win over Lakewood on Tuesday night for the Falcons’ second straight win.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Self-righteous statements of auditor don’t fly

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, The reality of how another report prepared by our agency personnel that sits in a drawer in Olympia adds to “transparency and accountability” and “in meeting the expectations of the people they serve” as claimed by state Auditor Troy Kelly escapes me. If the report actually mattered, the state would bear the expense of mailing a copy of it to each of our customers in my sewer district.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Funicular plans deserve more consideration

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

Editor, I am writing in support of a pedestrian-assist between the marina/Wharf Street area and downtown/Cascade. As a design professional, volunteer facilitator for former mayor Paul Samuelson’s Wharf Street Master Plan strategies (12 months with property owners, port and city officials), a volunteer summer shuttle driver and Design Review Board member, I have observed the difficulties that pedestrians (young families, seniors, physically challenged visitors, boaters with supplies, etc.) have experienced and expressed regarding traversing Wharf Street to downtown. The journey needs to be accessible to all, not just the “fit.”

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Utilize The Record, it’s your newspaper

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Of all the island’s newspapers, ours has the best name. The South Whidbey Record — it has a good ring to it, for several reasons. To start, I love that we’re The Record, rather than a times, examiner, herald or whatever. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all classic and traditional titles, but newspapers are a first draft of history, and nothing speaks to that so clearly as the word “record.” I dig that.

Clinton glass artist’s work to be featured on national TV

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

Glassworker Dennis Meszaros is buzzing with enthusiasm over one of his latest projects. The Clinton resident recently assisted with the build of a honeycomb-shaped treehouse in Woodinville, Wash., as a part of Animal Planet’s TV series “Treehouse Masters.”

Chat with local legislators

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey residents will have a chance to ask their state lawmakers about the happenings in Olympia this spring during telephone town hall next week.

Council works on nonprofit status

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Clinton Community Council will tackle a handful of major projects and ideas at its first meeting of 2015, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

Reader boards may go electric

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey School District may replace the high school and middle school reader boards. At a school board workshop Wednesday evening, Facilities and Operations Director Brian Miller said both boards are “falling apart,” and are highly difficult to maintain particularly during times of heavy rainfall and strong winds.

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