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South Whidbey star shines with study of the heavens

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Feb 20, 2016 at 11:11AM

Joey Shapiro Key, 36, was among the 1,000 scientists, engineers, and graduate students who made the landmark discovery announced earlier this month — a story that has made headlines around the globe. Naturally, she’s pretty excited about the breakthrough.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | South Whidbey voter support shows confidence

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

Thank you so much for continuing to support the South Whidbey School District in so many ways. The most recent show of support is the passing of our levy. As of this writing, more than 70 percent of voters said “yes” to it, which is a strong show of confidence in our district.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Affordable home need remains on Whidbey

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, Many of us look to online resources to find rental homes. Today, Feb. 15, one local and widely utilized resource listed two homes for three-month leases, a roommate situation, two office spaces, two storage spaces and 14 families seeking housing. This reflects the changing face of the rental situation in our community on the South End. The editorial and article in a recent The Record gave an accurate accounting of the escalating need for affordable housing due to, among other things, the Navy bringing in thousands of folks who will not be housed by the Navy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘Green’ salon in Bayview appreciates story

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, I want to say thank you so much for publishing our green salon article. We are very grateful for your support in this very important journey. We will also be at the Earth Day celebration at Bayview with Goosefoot in April. Again, thank you for your support!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Art in my honor is a gift to the public

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, Thank you for running the sculpture article on the People Page in the Wednesday, Feb. 17 edition of The Record. The basalt piece titled “To Hold” was designed and created by Sue Taves, who has pieces of public art on display in Langley. The sculpture is located by the large chess set on the grassy area across from the bike shop at Bayview Corner. I encourage everyone to stop a minute as you visit the Cash Store and Bayview Farm & Garden.

Langley City Council approves five-year firehouse lease

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Langley City Council unanimously approved a five-year extension to an existing lease for Callahan’s Firehouse Studio this week.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Strong news should be empowering, not a scary concept

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 6:00AM

Newspaper readers are incredibly smart. They are perceptive, informed and engaged. The key to any successful newspaper, I believe, is having respect for, and trust in, the readers.

Former Island County Commissioner Homola looks to unseat state Sen. Bailey

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

At least two Democratic candidates are mounting grassroots campaigns to unseat the 10th District state senator.

Russell Berenda and Teresa Benson | MATRIMONY

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 1:00PM

Russell Berenda and Teresa Benson of Freeland have announced their marriage after a year-and-a-half engagement.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation Adopt-A-Grant program finds early backers

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s new “Adopt-A-Grant” program received more than $5,000 in classroom grants from six sponsors. The program connects community sponsors who are passionate about a specific area of education with a teacher-requested classroom project in that area, said Chris Gibson, the foundation’s president, in a press release.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation Adopt-A-Grant program finds early backers

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s new “Adopt-A-Grant” program received more than $5,000 in classroom grants from six sponsors. The program connects community sponsors who are passionate about a specific area of education with a teacher-requested classroom project in that area, said Chris Gibson, the foundation’s president, in a press release.

Marketing, design in Clinton commercial area up for discussion

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

A report on the marketing efforts for a corner of Clinton’s commercial hub will highlight the Clinton Community Council’s meeting Monday night.

Clyde Alley archway contract OK’d by Langley City Council

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

The Clyde Alley archway project should be done by April after the Langley City Council approved the $5,000 contract Tuesday.

Falcon grapplers lose in opening round at state

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey wrestlers freshman Aryeh Rohde (120), junior Hunter Newman (138), senior Madison Evans (152) and junior Chase Barthlett (285) lost in the first round of their respective weight divisions at the WIAA Mat Classic State Championships, held in the Tacoma Dome.

Falcon girls hoops season ends in turnover-riddled loss

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 6:00PM

It was a stretch of five minutes unlike any South Whidbey High School girls basketball coach Andy Davis had seen all season.

Reverence, in-jokes around every turn in ‘The 39 Steps’

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

Watchful eyes should pay attention for more than just whodunit in “The 39 Steps” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Education bill ignites challenging Senate debate; survives on 26-23 vote

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 3:08PM

OLYMPIA — A key education bill has had an amendment-riddled ride through three Senate committees before earning consideration by the full state Senate. Tuesday the senate ratified the final draft of SB 6195 on a 26-23 vote, a bipartisan result on both sides of the issue.

Homola to challenge Bailey for Senate seat

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 9:02AM

Former Island County Commissioner Angie Homola is jumping back into politics, announcing today that she will challenge Sen. Barbara Bailey for her seat in Olympia this November. Homola, an Oak Harbor Democrat, announced her bid to oust Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, during the General Election with a news release Thursday morning. She cited a platform of greater accountability for taxpayers and a reprioritizing of spending to put 10th Legislative District priorities first.

Back Country Horsemen continue long path of Putney Woods forest stewardship

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Feb 18, 2016 at 10:24AM

The trails of Putney Woods in Langley are clearer, sturdier and more traversable these days, thanks to the labor of dozens of Back Country Horsemen volunteers.

Saturday fire leaves Freeland storage facility not so OK

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Feb 18, 2016 at 8:19AM

A fire at a commercial storage facility in Freeland this weekend caused an estimated $85,000 in damages.

Dietitian, personal chef sets up in Clinton

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Feb 17, 2016 at 2:09PM

A registered, certified dietitian has come to Clinton.

South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble to compete in California

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Feb 17, 2016 at 1:41PM

South Whidbey’s own will be represented at a festival featuring tomorrow’s top youth jazz performers.

Nichols Bros. tug finally escapes Holmes Harbor

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 2:40PM

In the end, a crane on a barge was once again needed to launch a new 136-foot tug into Holmes Harbor.

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