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South Whidbey students earn Skagit Valley College accolades

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 8:00AM

Four South Whidbey students were celebrated by the Skagit Valley College’s Honors Reception on June 5.

ArtsWA leaders to visit Langley luncheon

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 2:00PM

Langley’s next quarterly economic development luncheon will feature the communications manager of ArtsWA, the state’s arts commission.

South Whidbey boys make all-league baseball lists

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Strong batting and solid defense landed a trio of South Whidbey baseball players on the all-Cascade Conference first and second teams this season. Voted on by the league’s coaches, senior to-be Ricky Muzzy and just-graduated sluggers Brent Piehler and Mo Hamsa represented the Falcons on the honorary lists. Muzzy was the lone Falcon on the first team, and was one of four players considered for the league’s most valuable player, which went to Cedarcrest’s hurler Adam Davenport.

Define Clinton's role in Island County Comp Plan update

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Clinton’s future as determined by the Island County Comprehensive Plan update will be a main topic of discussion at the next Community Council meeting. The non-elected board of the Clinton Community Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 22 at the Clinton Community Hall. Its members have met monthly for more than a year with the goal of creating a unified voice to represent the unincorporated area to the county, state and other agencies that impact its growth and economy.

Port of Coupeville, WSU talks raise alarm at Greenbank Farm

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 4:22PM

Rumors about a future partnership between the Port of Coupeville and Washington State University may turn out to be true. After being directly questioned by a member of the public, port Commissioner Marshall Bronson confirmed at a meeting last week that he’s been having ongoing conversations about the possibility of WSU coming to the port-owned Greenbank Farm. He also said WSU would like to hold a public meeting about the idea.

Clinton ferry stop favorite Shirley’s Kitchen claimed by fire

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 4:16PM

Shirley’s Kitchen, a longtime food stand located next to the Clinton Ferry Terminal, was destroyed by an unexplained fire late Thursday.

Negligence a role in inmate's death, according to Island County Sheriff's investigation

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 4:34PM

"Catastrophic systemic failures" at the Island County Jail led to a 25-year-old man's death from dehydration April 8, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said. An exhaustive investigation by Detective Ed Wallace offers an unblinking look at how negligence and errors by both corrections deputies and jail administration contributed to Keaton Farris' tragic death. The report was released today.

Charges pending for fatal South Whidbey Valentine’s Day crash

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jun 18, 2015 at 8:11AM

The South Whidbey woman involved in a fatal two-car collision on South Whidbey in February was drunk, according to documents released by the Washington State Patrol. Blood samples taken from Michelle Nichols, 46, several hours after the crash revealed her blood-alcohol content was .11, which just exceeds the state limit of .08. And while aspects of the investigation are still wrapping up, authorities say there is enough evidence for a vehicular homicide case.

Island County fire marshal announces modified burn restrictions

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 4:12PM

A modified burn ban will take effect at 8 a.m., June 23, according to a notice from the Island County Sheriff's Office. The notice cites atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity and warm weather which may heighten the risk of fire within the county.

Langley officials back off long-term marina access plans to identify community need

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 1:39PM

Heeding public comments from an April charrette in Langley, city leaders are once again taking a step back on plans to improve access the marina. Specifically, Langley Director of Community Planning Michael Davolio said this week that a need must be identified before the city can decided on a longterm and permanent solution. Davolio presented his report to the council with the understanding that he’s asking the planning advisory board to forward a similar recommendation to the council.

Whidbey Island Garden Tour blooms this weekend

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30AM

The 20th Annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour is this weekend. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and is located at gardens across South Whidbey. This year's tour will include a photo contest, with the winning image being featured on the organization's website. The winner will also receive two tickets to the 2016 tour.

July 3rd Fireworks in Freeland needs financial support

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

The 21st Celebrate America is just around the corner and organizers are looking for community support to help throw Freeland's biggest annual event. Bouncy toys for kids have been reserved, the barge is set, food vendors are ready to serve but fireworks are only partially paid for. Financial support is still needed to cover the $35,000 event budget, organizers announced in a recent news release.

Fundraiser brings in $45,000 for South Whidbey man in need of kidney transplant

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 3:42PM

It took members of the Brager family less than a second to start rattling off descriptions of what happened at a fundraiser Saturday for one of their own. Just a few: “Huge,” “Awesome,” “Overwhelming.”

Holistic ‘nedicine’ doctor sues state, Oak Harbor

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 4:00PM

A holistic practitioner who was arrested by Oak Harbor police in March is suing the state Department of Health for $25 million. C. Hugh Jonson filed the lawsuit in federal court in Seattle last month claiming that he should be able to practice “nedicine” — not to be confused with medicine — under a federal trademark. Jonson and the organization that issued his license are fighting on a national level to retain their right to practice their own brand of natural medicine.

Delve into gaming culture issues, lessons at Langley Library

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Scholar and pop culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller will present “Using Their Powers for Good: Geektivists, Geek Grrls, and Gaymers” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20 at Langley Library, 104 Second St. Stuller is a Seattle writer, scholar and pop culture historian. Her talk, presented by Langley Library and Humanities Washington, is free and open to the public.

South Whidbey Trash & Treasure yields loot

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 12:00PM

This year’s annual St. Augustine’s Trash & Treasure Sale raised $4,800 for island charities. The Mobile Turkey Unit, Youth Ministry Christian Formation, Hope Therapeutic Riding Program and House of Hope all received checks for $1,200, sale organizers recently announced.

Langley Masonic Lodge awards student scholarships

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Langley Masonic Lodge recently presented scholarships to five deserving South Whidbey High School juniors. Iona Rohan and Chandler Hagglund were each awarded a $1,000 educational grant, Joseph Ballestrasse and Anna Lynch were awarded a $500 education grant and Hannah Nielson was awarded a $250 educational grant.

Whidbey hospital, agencies remain noncompliant with state auditor

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 6:00PM

Despite firing off a warning shot in January, the Washington State Auditor’s Office has still not received required financial data from Whidbey General Hospital and other local entities. It is the fourth year in a row that Whidbey General Hospital has failed to file documents on the state auditor’s website as part of an initiative to increase public access to information. Those filing the documents complain that the process is arduous and redundant and, for the moment, noncompliance carries no penalties so it tends to fall low on the priority list.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Firehouse sale doesn’t make sense

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, I fail to see the wisdom in the City of Langley’s reported desire [The Record, June 13] to sell the ideally located, historically relevant Second Street building known as the Old Firehouse that currently houses Callahan’s Firehouse Studio.

Coupeville man rides network of international cyclists

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Pat Rodden didn’t have to fall on his head to decide to take his passion for cycling to the next level. But he did.

EDITORIAL | Langley should go the extra step

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Some good news regarding several prickly issues came out of Langley this week. First and foremost, city officials announced they are once again taking a step back concerning the ongoing saga that is the marina access project. Instead of blazing ahead with plans for a smaller funicular and waterfront walkway, the city will first work with the port to identify the actual need. While this has been a suggestion made repeatedly by some members of the public, it’s encouraging to see that city officials are taking this sage advice to heart.

Berries, fruit coming early on Whidbey

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 4:00PM

A warm, dry spring is causing farmers fruit crops to ripen early, according to Whidbey Island farmers.

Island County conservation futures ordinance revised

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

The conservation futures ordinance was updated last week to allow the Island County board of commissioners to revise the structure and process of the program as needed.

Mural approved for Langley firehouse wall

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

A floral mural vibrant in swirling colors like the petals of a viburnum or hydrangea bush was approved for the exterior wall of the old Langley fire station.

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