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Paddling with critters: kayaking offers an immersive, natural experience on South Whidbey

  • May 14, 2016 at 6:00AM

The water is tranquil in the Langley Marina at 8 a.m. The morning haze is still burning off and the air is crowded with the songs of a number of bird species. With each stroke of the paddle, the kayak distances itself from the shore as the senses are overloaded with the sounds and smells of Puget Sound. An eagle soars above, and sea lions pop their heads out of the water nearby. Life could be worse. This is what late spring and summer is like off Whidbey’s shoreline. One way to enjoy the picturesque nature of Whidbey Island is via kayak, and Whidbey Island Kayaking offers rentals and tours.

New girls soccer program to establish strong competitive atmosphere

  • May 14, 2016 at 6:00PM

Tryouts for South Whidbey Reign U-16 soccer club and a new middle school-aged club are next week at South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s soccer fields adjacent to Langley Road.

South Whidbey sweeps district tournament | FALCON GIRLS TENNIS

  • May 14, 2016 at 4:00PM

It was teammates facing teammates Wednesday afternoon during the girls tennis 1A District 1 tournament at South Whidbey High School. Fortunately for the Falcons, they were playing against one another in the final matches of the singles and doubles brackets.

South Whidbey School District facility usage to be discussed at meeting

  • May 14, 2016 at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey School District will hold the first of a series of community meetings regarding facility usage and programs over the next few years at 6:30 p.m. May 18 in the South Whidbey High School commons. The district’s objective is to solicit input as to how the school board should move forward with a shrinking budget due a district-wide decline in enrollment. Fewer monies from the state are allocated with less enrollment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Freeland business is grateful for support

  • May 14, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, I’d like to extend a huge thank you from Rite Aid to all who contributed their time and raffle gifts for The Children’s Network Hospital. That includes: Callahan’s FireHouse, Linds, all the bake sale bakers, Whidbey Pies & Cafe, Useless Bay Country Club, Sweet Monas, Whidbey Art Gallery, Village Pizzeria, Good Cheer and The Bench by Shawn Foreman.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hearts, Hammers volunteers were awesome

  • May 14, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, Hearts & Hammers agreed to work on my home this past Saturday, May 7 and I was blown away at the well-oiled machine that descended. Jack Husband, the captain of my team and our “Fearless Leader,” was extraordinary. He kept me updated prior to the workday, sent people in to do preliminary work and was an all around pleasure to work with.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | There’s no competition between Senior Services, South Whidbey at Home

  • May 14, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, It’s come to our attention that there is some misinformation swirling around about the relationship between Senior Services of Island County (SSIC) and the developing nonprofit South Whidbey at Home (SW@Home), so we’ve joined together to set things straight. As the director of SSIC and the board president of SW@Home, we have been meeting to keep each other informed for months.

Former Whidbey state representative pens oil spill scenario

  • May 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

The Exxon Valdez oil spill will be forever burned into the memories of many. With large amounts of oil constantly moving through Puget Sound, the prospect of a similar catastrophe in our waters is a frightening possibility.

South Whidbey academic, art scholars awarded

  • May 14, 2016 at 8:00AM

Several South Whidbey High School students were the recipients of awards and scholarships from the Whidbey Island Branch of the American Association of University Women at a recent awards ceremony. At an April 19 reception in Coupeville, the organization recognized graduating academic and art scholars as well as junior science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. The recipients for top 11th graders were Amelia Hensler (science), Kari Hustad (math) and Fiona Callahan (technology). Engineering was not included in the awards.

May 19, 1966, May 14, 1991 and May 9, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

  • May 14, 2016 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, May 19, 1966, Tuesday, May 14, 1991 and Saturday, May 9, 2001.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Consider public office in Island County for Filing Week

  • May 14, 2016 at 6:00AM

I had a good conversation with a local political figure the other day. We touched on a lot of topics, but didn’t venture much into politics. Politics have never been my favorite subject. Though I’ve voted since turning 18, I rarely enter into political discussions with anyone outside my immediate family.

New internship program to offer youth a taste of culinary future

  • May 13, 2016 at 6:00PM

Ryan’s House for Youth has teamed up with Glass Alley Cafe chef Tom French to offer a pathway to culinary careers for at-risk and homeless youth.

Whidbey Island child rapist gets 35 years

  • May 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

Insisting that he was wrongfully convicted, a Whidbey Island man convicted of child rape remained defiant at his sentencing hearing Thursday. Jonathan Sage, 33, gave a long, rambling speech in Island County Superior Court that blamed investigators, a prosecutor, the judge and jury for an outcome he described as unjust, but he also delved into his grievances at the county jail and a short-lived hunger strike.

Judge rules Nichols' blood results are admissible in court

  • May 12, 2016 at 4:42PM

State police did have probable cause to draw blood from Michelle Nichols without a warrant, and the results will be admissible in court, a judge ruled Thursday afternoon. Island County Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill's decision brought an end to the question of whether or not key evidence in the vehicular homicide case against Nichols could be used in a trial.

Whidbey General Hospital board leader to resign; commissioners to seek replacement

  • May 11, 2016 at 6:00AM updated May 12, 2016 at 8:22AM

Anne Tarrant, who has for years sat at the helm of the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District board, handed in her letter of resignation Monday citing plans to relocate.

Hearts & Hammers rallies to fix 34 homes

  • May 10, 2016 at 4:00PM updated May 11, 2016 at 10:04AM

It’s 7:45 a.m. on a Saturday and it isn’t too early for the South Whidbey High School cafeteria to buzz with the cheerful voices of 350 people of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Road kill to become open game for motorists in Washington

  • May 7, 2016 at 10:00AM updated May 11, 2016 at 10:00AM

If you hit and kill it, now you can eat it. Starting July 1, motorists can legally salvage deer or elk killed in motor vehicle accidents in a new rule that was recently approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Washington joins nearly 20 other states, including Idaho and Montana, that allow the public to salvage road kill wildlife under various guidelines. While other states permit the salvaging of just about any animal, such as porcupines or foxes, Washington residents will be restricted to salvaging just deer and elk. Only elk will be permitted for salvaging in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties due to federal laws regarding endangered Columbian white-tailed deer.

Pacific Rim Institute of Environmental Stewardship to hold open house

  • May 11, 2016 at 8:00AM

Pacific Rim Institute of Environmental Stewardship is holding a series of open houses this week that will include tours of the property’s prairie and forest lands and an honoring of special guests.

South Whidbey faces old foe at bi-districts | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

  • May 11, 2016 at 6:00AM

Despite having battled its way through two loser-out matches, South Whidbey boys soccer still faces in an uphill climb in the bi-district tournament.

South Whidbey baseball's season on the line Saturday | FALCON BASEBALL

  • May 11, 2016 at 6:00AM

It’s make or break time for South Whidbey baseball.

Island County looks to permanently trim hairy willow herb

  • May 11, 2016 at 10:00AM

It looks so pretty — showy purple-pink flowers, long slender seed pods, soft hairs all over. But it’s the most invasive weed Whidbey Island’s wetlands have ever faced.

Freeland producer earns lifetime award | KUDOS

  • May 11, 2016 at 8:00AM

Freeland resident Judith Walcutt was recently named the winner of the 2016 Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in audio theatre. Walcutt is a producer, director, writer, actress and CEO of Otherworld Media, a production company.

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