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EDITORIAL | First Street proposal was not a good fit

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Langley property owner Richard Francisco announced this week that he has abandoned plans to redevelop his First Street holdings. No doubt many will breathe a sigh of relief over the news, and perhaps they should. Growth, development and change are not things to abhor, but the price of Francisco’s vision — trading a community shared view-shed for the prospect of economic development — was too high.

Choochokam returns to take over Langley

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 11, 2014 at 9:08AM

Choochokam Arts Festival will return to downtown Langley July 12-13.

'Lemmings' lemon returns to South Whidbey

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 11, 2014 at 8:05AM

A low-budget bust filmed on South Whidbey nearly 25 years ago, a tale of zombies, time travel and Arthurian knights, will re-debut in Bavview this weekend as a benefit for veterans. "Lemmings" will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at The American Legion South Whidbey Post 141 as a fundraiser for the veteran-focused organization.

WGH nursing chief charged with assault

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 3:19PM

Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Thompson Road sale pushed back | UPDATED

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 3:39PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer will update fire commissioners Thursday, July 10, on the closing sale of the district’s 19.3-acre property on Thompson Road near the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market. The meeting will be at the Freeland fire station on Cameron Road at 5:30 p.m.

Parade brings out the crowds, sun to Maxwelton

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:11PM

The sun shone warmly and a salty sea breeze wafted through the streets as hundreds walked, peddled and drove to take in the 99th annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade.

A WEEK AROUND WHIDBEY | A kayaking adventure with a rocky start

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:53AM

Look out your window. For most of us it’s a greenscape with perhaps a view of neighbors or a slice of the Salish Sea that surrounds Whidbey.


  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 9, 2014 at 10:50AM

A South Whidbey entrepreneur became the first person with a license to sell recreational marijuana in Washington this week.

SLIDESHOW | Fireworks finale draws 'oohs,' 'aaahs' at Celebrate America's 20th year

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Celebrate America went off without a hitch in its 20th year honoring the United States of America on July 3 at Freeland Park on South Whidbey Island.

Island County adopts affordable housing program

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County has joined forces with Whatcom and Skagit counties to bring more affordable housing options to the region. Island County commissioners agreed last month to become part of the HOME Investment Partner Program, an organization that will collectively become eligible for grants issued through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Catherine Reid, Island County housing program coordinator.

South Whidbey schools to review budget, substitute teachers

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey School District directors will meet for a workshop and discussion of the 2014/2015 school year budget and substitute teacher employment policy today. In a meeting June 25, the school board discussed proposed spending allocations for the coming school year including potential additions to high school class offerings and district-wide technology equipment purchases.

Simple marine rescues required on South End

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

A pair of relatively simple marine rescues were needed over the July 4 weekend. South Whidbey Fire/EMS was called out to several incidents on the water, but was only needed for a response to two. Neither incident had reported injuries, said Chief Rusty Palmer. “We were very thankful,” he said.

Alarms prevent Aerie burglary

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

A burglar was apparently thwarted by an alarm while trying to break into the Eagles Aerie on South Whidbey on Independence Day, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

SLIDESHOW | 99th Maxwelton Independence Day Parade

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

Maxwelton celebrates its 99th Independence Day parade.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More attention needed for phone, driving issue

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Could the city, county, state police officers and newspapers be doing more to curtail the use of cell phones while driving? As a casual observer, it seems the number of people in cars/trucks with cell phones to their ears and/or busily looking down, presumably texting, is becoming more rampant and is easily spotted in towns and on the highway.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Response letter was confusing and misleading

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I am writing in response to a letter printed in the June 28 edition of the South Whidbey Record. The letter, submitted by COER leader Paula Spina, is confusing and misleading.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | If the Navy left, Oak Harbor would slowly die

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I have a message for the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve people: Be careful what you wish for. I remember that, a number of years ago, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was on the Navy’s base closure list. It seems as though a lot of people had a different view of the situation then.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | News of Whidbey writers’ book was a delight

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I am delighted to read about the new Whidbey book just published and authored by Mary Richardson, Janice O’Mahony and Elizabeth Guss. These three women are not only talented and “fair of face” but also among the best of Whidbey Island and full of grace.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Freeland Highway 525 road signs are dangerous

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, While I was driving south out of Freeland recently, I noticed someone had put up a string of signs on the side of the highway right where the speed changes from 45 to 55 mph. What I read on them astounded me. The signs, and whoever put them up, are encouraging people to drive 10 mph under the speed limit. While I understand that people want drivers to slow down a bit, this is just ridiculous. Telling drivers to go 45 in a 55 zone is just as dangerous as telling drivers to go 65 in a 55 zone. Instead of driving with the flow of traffic, you have now become the cause of a bottleneck.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | South End July 4 events were awesome

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

The United States turned 238 this past Friday and, man, does South Whidbey know how to celebrate. We’re like countless other communities across the country in that we hold events on the Fourth of July, a day marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Also known as Independence Day, it’s a chance to reflect on the birth of our country, to break away from our daily lives and really think about where we came from and what it means to be an American.

Central Whidbey tops North Whidbey in first game of series

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Continuing its undefeated season, the Central Whidbey Little League Junior (13/14-year-olds) softball team won the first of a best-of-three series 14-2 over North Whidbey in five innings in the District 11 tournament at Coupeville High School on Monday, July 7.

Softball sluggers hammer way into All-Stars state

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Island will be represented at the 9/10-year-old softball Little League All-Stars state tournament this weekend in Asotin, Wash.

OutCast Productions to open absurdist comedy

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Get ready for a wicked ride at OutCast Productions with Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” The show opens Friday, July 11 at the Black Box Theater at the fairgrounds in Langley.

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