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Death of Paul Schell leaves Langley residents in shock, grief

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey is mourning the loss of a long-time community leader this week.

Freeland belt-sander races abuzz with excitement

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Frontier Building Supply in Freeland held its 13th annual belt-sander racing competition Friday, July 25.

Whidbey Island Area Fair changes carnival provider

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Whidbey Island Area Fair will have a new carnival provider this year. The fair board has hired Davis Amusement Cascadia rides to replace Paradise Amusements after years of complaints about subpar service, according to Sandey Brandon, treasurer and fair administrator.

Restoring Whidbey Island Area Fair history, one room at a time

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

At the 90th annual Whidbey Island Area Fair, Timothy Hull is opening a second history area which contains the more recent archives and photographs, mostly from the 1980s on.

Treasures old and new set sail at the 'Whateva You Gotta Regatta'

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

The shores of Lone Lake were anything but lonely Saturday afternoon as dozens of sailors and their respective boats set sail on sun-kissed waters.

Pottery show spins on in fancy new digs

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Swiping through dozens of photos from last year’s Whidbey Island Area Fair, Virginia Rigney likes the memories people, especially children, create during the annual pottery workshops

Welcome to the 90th annual Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Whidbey Island Area Fair! The fair opens Thursday, July 31, and runs through Sunday, August 3. This is our 90th anniversary and we are very proud and excited.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Climb, cancer fight had lots of help

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am safe and down off Mount Rainier. I am tired but no longer wet. After six days of climbing and learning new mountaineering skills, our team was at Camp Schurman—9,400 feet— preparing for our summit attempt.

Bingo’s back! Number-calling card game returns to fair

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Bingo returns to the Whidbey Island Area Fair this year, and organizers are anxious and nervous to see how it’s received.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Look at other ways to comment

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, We are writing this letter to see if there might be other people on the island who feel as we do, and if knowing this might encourage the South Whidbey Record to take a somewhat different stance toward being able to post comments to articles. Recently, The Record began a subscription for online readers. We understand this step. However, this change occurred a couple of years after The Record began requiring Facebook accounts in order to post comments to articles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Schell’s presence will be missed

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Growing up, I enjoyed some great friends and one was even my “best” friend. Years later, and since moving to Whidbey Island I am grateful for many new and wonderful friends and happily, my wife is my “best” friend.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Next county treasurer matters more than ever

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Island County taxpayers must consider recent revelations about the losses of investment funds during the current treasurer’s term in office when casting their ballot. Our county needs a treasurer who understands investment strategy thoroughly and can ensure county residents that their tax payments are wisely invested to result in maximum gain without undue risk in both good times and bad. That person is Wanda Grone.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | People who use, rely on buses are hurt the most

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I just read your article about Island Transit and their financial problems. I am not surprised that the only people who are going to suffer over this huge mistake are the drivers and the riders, as usual.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lots to consider in wake of transit financial woes

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Regarding the Island Transit scandal involving financial mismanagement, taxpayers should be outraged. Executive Director Martha Rose should be sacked. Thanks to her, as many as 22 percent of her employees will be losing their jobs.

EDITORIAL | It’s time for Rose to turn over the keys

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Soon, the wheels on the bus won’t be going round and round all around the town — or the island for that matter. In fact, those wheels appear to be falling off.

Civil rights activist, hero honored as grand marshal

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Grethe Cammermeyer will be leading the Whidbey Island Area Fair parade as grand marshal during Military Appreciation Day Saturday.

Former Falcon to join Hawaii college soccer team

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:12PM

The South Whidbey Falcon soccer season is long over for Trey Adams, yet his workouts continue almost every day and every week.

Langley rocked over loss of community leader Paul Schell

  • Jul 27, 2014 at 12:37PM

Langley resident and former Seattle mayor Paul Schell has died. His death was announced by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and reported by the Seattle Post Intelligencer Sunday morning, and later confirmed by Langley officials and family friends. He was 76.

Dying starfish stump experts

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 8:49AM

Starfish are one of Charlie Seablom’s favorite aquatic animals to discover. The pisaster starfish, known officially as a “seastar,” has the traditional five limbs and comes in a wide variety of colors. The orange-colored sunflower sea star grows to be far bigger, can have up to 24 legs and can “run” quite quickly.

Shoddy accounting results in transit staff cuts, service reduction

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 26, 2014 at 7:30AM

A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.

Langley gallery to hold Northwest photo contest

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Poppybank Gallery, a gallery specializing exclusively in photographic art, is hosting a photography contest with the theme of “The Pacific Northwest.” Photographers are encouraged to submit their photos via the gallery’s Facebook page, where the contest link can be found. A direct link to the entry form is

Whidbey nursing company opens

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Longevity Home Care is a new home nursing company on South Whidbey Island. The company specializes in helping people stay at home, and offers a variety of services, from personal hygiene care, toileting and transfers to housekeeping, transportation, medication management, respite care and sitter services, according to a recent news release.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | An upset step son, a dog named 'Boss' and a missing husband

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, July 3 8:19 p.m. — A caller reported a Whidbey Island Nourishes food vending machine at Clinton Hall was vandalized.

Greenbank Farm’s most dedicated volunteers: the Fido poop patrol

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

If the folks who take their dogs for walks to Greenbank Farm weren’t responsible pet owners and poop picker-up-ers, the place would literally be knee-deep in doggy doo-doo. Judy Feldman, the farm director, held a poop scooping event at the farm’s trails for off-leash dogs last Thursday, but only three helpers showed up, armed with gloves pulled to the elbows and something that looked like the Jaws of Life.

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