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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Cats offer warm, friendly welcome

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, One of Freeland’s treasures is the WAIF Cat Cottage located at Scott and Newman roads, open every Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. There Judy, longtime cat mom, welcomes you into an expansive room where immediately you will be welcomed by a friendly cat or two in the open area. Individually furnished kitty kennels on shelves line the walls below the many windows looking out at bird feeders.

Editorial | Voters should OK the fairgrounds proposal

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 12:00PM

In two weeks, voters will decide one of two fates for the Island County Fairgrounds: to keep it in the hands of the county commissioners or to pass the reins to the Port of South Whidbey.

Freeland native signed by St. Louis Cardinals rookie league team

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 8:30AM

Levi MaVorhis, a native of Freeland, recently signed a contract with Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals after pitching four years at Kansas State University.

Grant to pay for outdoor learning opportunities for South Whidbey students

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Jul 15, 2016 at 7:39AM

Young people on South Whidbey have ample outside time in store for them. Two non-profit organizations and a South Whidbey arts school teamed up and were recently awarded a No Child Left Inside grant by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Department.

Support, skepticism voiced at fairgrounds open house hosted by Port of South Whidbey

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Jul 14, 2016 at 8:51AM

The Port of South Whidbey held the second of two planned open houses on the district’s fairgrounds proposal this week, and was once again met with a small, albeit largely supportive audience.

Langley boogies to familiar beat; street dance felt like old times, residents say

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 8:00AM

As the bands filled the Langley air with twangy sounds and infectious grooves, the city’s feet were moving.

Clinton's Black withdraws from Olympic team

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00PM

Clinton daughter Maya Black has withdrawn from the United States Olympic Eventing team following an injury to her horse, Cody. Black, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday by press time, described it as an “acute minor injury” but did not go into further details. The horse is, however, expected to make a full recovery, and Black said she is hoping to be considered for the next Olympics.

Feedback needed for Freeland plan

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

Island County is looking for community feedback on Freeland’s proposed sub-area plan and development regulations. The planning department will hold two opportunities this month to gather that input, the first of which is an all-day affair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Whidbey Water Services Building, 5585 S Lotto Ave in Freeland.

Expect common sightings of Whidbey seals

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 2:00PM

They may be babies. They may be darn near irresistibly cute. And they may even look like they’ve been abandoned and desperately need your help. But they don’t. Seal pups will be common sight through birthing season, which begins in June and runs through August, and experts with the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network are once reminding the public that the little guys need their space.

Long-term plan released by WSDOT

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a 20-year plan for expanding and integrating all modes of public transportation in the state. The plan, released June 29, is an updated blueprint of WSDOT’s plans for public transit moving forward as the state’s population continues to grow. Washington has a projected population growth of more than 25 percent over the next 20 years, WSDOT’s website says.

Coupeville counselor’s self therapy: acrylics

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 2:00PM

As a mental health counselor and grief specialist, Mark Lucero often helps people get through some of the most heart-wrenching experiences of their lives. He works with those who’ve lost a loved one, are facing a terminal illness or are coping with other major life events. Sometimes, the emotional investment Lucero puts into comforting others and guiding them through life changes can lead him on his own path to recharge himself.

Edward Jones employee completes specialist program, earns designation

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

Melissa Cates of Edward Jones in Freeland has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Cates successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, or AAMS, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program must pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form.

Navy asks public about plans to remove explosives on Central Whidbey

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

The Navy is asking members of the public what they think about plans for removing any potentially explosive materials from an off-limits wetlands on Central Whidbey Island. The 423-acre former Lake Hancock Target Range is now a pristine, brackish lagoon surrounded by freshwater marsh and uplands. It’s located across the highway from Greenbank Farm.

South Whidbey’s 9/10 All-Stars fall in district tournament

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

Even at a young age, South Whidbey’s 9/10 Little League All-Stars team knows how to lose with dignity.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Maxwelton coverage was great, volunteers were awesome

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, On behalf of the Maxwelton Community Club, I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent coverage before and after our parade. It was great! In addition, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who made our July 4th Maxwelton Parade a success.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island County treasurer’s comments need clarification

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, The article “Property prices in Island County soar 20 percent” published in the July 7 South Whidbey Record includes two quotations attributed to me. While the statements are correct, additional information is needed to put them into context. A property tax statement is mailed to every owner in Island County annually, even to those with $0 due; current and delinquent balances are included.

Langley journalist wins first place in industry contest

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00PM

Sue Ellen White, a longtime Langley resident and journalist, was recently honored at the Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards gala in Seattle. Competing in the non-daily division and against journalists from across five states, White took first place in the Environment, Nature & Science Reporting category for her series, “Paddle around Whidbey.” The series, which ran in The Record in 2014 and 2015, was a first-person account of her and her husband’s circumnavigation of Whidbey Island by kayak.

Affordable housing a priority at Island County comprehensive plan meeting

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey residents want affordable housing. That desire was made clear during Island County Planning and Community Development’s open house on the comprehensive plan Monday at South Whidbey High School.

Rotary awards South Whidbey grads

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 10:00AM

Four South Whidbey graduating seniors were recognized by the Rotary Club of South Whidbey in June. Macey Bishop, Chandler Hagglund, Dansy Thomas and Iona Rohan were awarded a total of $9,000 in scholarship monies. Bishop was awarded a scholarship based on her community service and will attend the University of Portland in the fall. Hagglund and Rohan were given scholarships for maintaining 4.0 grade-point-averages throughout high school. Hagglund will attend Washington State University, while Rohan will enroll at the University of Washington.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley should switch to LEDs

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 2:39PM

Editor, Yay for Langley’s plan to convert street lights to LEDs! It’s a great move as it saves money, conserves energy and cuts down on maintenance costs because LEDs rarely need to be replaced. Like most lighting projects, good design is essential. For street lighting, the light needs to go where it is intended, i.e., streets or sidewalks, not the sky and not into neighbors’ windows.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fireworks on Whidbey sounded like dynamite

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, I live across the street from Goss Lake, and last night [July 4] we were bombarded with extremely loud, extremely late into the night, fireworks. The fireworks were interspersed with explosions from something unknown, so loud they rattled the windows. My husband said they were equivalent to about a one-quarter stick of dynamite.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | South Whidbey should OK port’s fairgrounds plan

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 8:00AM

Editor, Every community needs a crown jewel as leverage for building on the local economy. Langley is lucky to have the shoreline as well as the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds act as the welcome sign to Langley. They spark the feeling of days gone by and idyllic childhoods. This sets the table for our village by the sea to seem legitimately quaint. The fairgrounds are more than just a welcome sign

VIEWPOINT | Fairgrounds proposal should move forward

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

By MARTY MATTHEWS We on South Whidbey are faced with a critical decision, to support or not support the Island County Fairgrounds. For too long the county has not had the funds available to adequately maintain the fairgrounds and provide for their restoration. This is not helped by our fair, which just barely supports itself. As a result many of the buildings are in serious disrepair, losing opportunities to use the facilities for added revenue.

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