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South Whidbey High School students tend to campus, eco-lessons on Earth Day

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 4:38PM

Students at South Whidbey High School made the most of their regularly scheduled half-day Wednesday with an Earth Day observance which included attending educational presentations and beautifying the school with freshly planted flowers and trees.

Whidbey Jazz Concert guarantees to hit the right groove

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 2:00PM

The 16th Annual Whidbey Jazz Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 in the South Whidbey High School auditorium.

Openings on Senior Services’ board expected

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00PM

Two seats on the Northwest Senior Services Advisory Board will be open for appointment this June.

Island County to be awarded rental vouchers for homeless veterans

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

Island County will be awarded more than a dozen rental vouchers to help homeless veterans find permanent homes.

Island County looks to fill empty seat on Civil Service Commission

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. The commission consists of three members appointed by the board, plus a secretary/chief examiner. Duties and responsibilities may be found in Chapter 2.12 of the Island County Code and RCW 41.14.060.

Eagles lay plans for annual sale in Freeland

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Eagles’ 17th annual plant and garden sale is next month, just in time for Mother’s Day. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Eagles Aerie, one mile south of Freeland on Highway 525.

Saying goodbye to Lulu; South Whidbey family considers dog part of the pack

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

Lulu would do anything for her girls. Though she isn’t biologically related, or even of the same species, the 2-year-old boxer, with her soft white and penny-colored hair and big brown eyes, is an integral part of the Jones family. She’s one of the kids along with 5-year-old Gretta and 9-year old Grace, her loving pals and playmates, said owner and mom Mandy Jones.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jailing mentally ill is a waste of funds

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, Trish Nilsen’s letter on Wednesday, April 15 deserves further discussion. She laments the incident with the mentally ill patient at Whidbey General Hospital and the subsequent circus of accusations, trials and tarnished reputations. She further states that a patient like this has no business being held in a small, rural hospital like Whidbey General Hospital. Rather, the patient belongs in a specialized facility which doesn’t exist.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Speak out against moneyed interests now

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, The people of Washington State should support the Overturn of Citizens United versus Election Commission. The influence of money on elections and government policy is now much worse than before the Supreme Court decision. This is not a partisan issue, it is a real assault on our democracy. The grip of corporations and big donors on our political process is not democracy and it silences the voice of the people.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General took care of my husband

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for the professionalism, competence and compassion of the Whidbey General Hospital Emergency Room staff who were on duty the evening of April 8 when my husband arrived there in the throes of a life-threatening heart attack.

EDITORIAL | Heart & Hammers swings neighborliness

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

“Neighbors helping neighbors on Whidbey Island.” If that sounds familiar, it should. It’s the slogan of Hearts & Hammers, a community-driven organization that’s been helping South End homeowners in need for more than 20 years. It’s also one heck of a drumbeat. In our book, not much rings more true, is more representative of small-town life than one neighbor’s willingness — no, their desire — to look after one another in a time of need and ask for nothing in return.

Streets fill with eager whale welcomers in annual Langley parade | SLIDESHOW

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 8:33AM

Langley was awash in costumes, face paint, temporary tattoos and even one large cloth gray whale during its annual Welcome the Whales Parade on April 18.

A South Whidbey metropolitan parks, recreation district?

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Apr 23, 2015 at 7:34AM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District officials continued a discussion last week of a possible ballot measure that would fundamentally alter its constitution by transitioning to a “metropolitan” designation.

SLIDESHOW | Sun shines on South Whidbey girls golf against AMHS

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey outdueled Archbishop Murphy in a non-league girls golf meet at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club in Langley. The Falcons won 136-60.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Marina access has ramp problems

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, If I am a pleasure boater who needs walker, wheelchair, motorize scooter, etc. and am coming to Langley to shop (that’s the point of all this), how do I get to the wharf from the floating dock where I have to tie-up? There is a ramp that is very steep at low tide, fairly steep at high tide and slippery when wet. Climbing that ramp with a walker will be difficult, with a wheelchair next to impossible, and a motorized scooter — no way. Trying to come back down that ramp with all the things I have purchased is a lawsuit waiting to happen (and it will).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Double shame on editor for headline

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, Per The Record’s Wednesday, April 15 headline, “Gipson found innocent.” A responsible journalist knows the difference between “innocent” and “not guilty” which are legal terms. The headline could well have been “Gipson not guilty” and still fit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Standing behind Queer Parade

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, I am a co-organizer of the Queer Pride Parade on Whidbey. I claim “queer” as a personal and political identification. Captn Blynd believes that “queer” cannot be spoken in love, and that the pride parade is a hate event. I have extended invitations to meet in person, but to no avail. Sir, I know I will never understand how it feels to be you. Words mean something different to everyone, and I do not seek agreement or sameness. My intention is not to convince you that your experiences with the word “queer” are invalid. But your rejection of “queer” does not mean that I, and this community, cannot claim it.

Birdhouses: Simple but difficult to get right, and sometimes home to surprises | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Apr 21, 2015 at 4:00PM

Last month my husband and I headed south on a camping trip down through Western Nevada, Southeastern California and into Arizona. We visited wildlife refuges and stopped to bird wherever we saw activity. One destination was Prescott, Ariz., and a highly recommended campground northwest of the town.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public funding has pressing needs

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, Although I do not live in Langley, I have lived in Freeland for 10 years, owned property, paid taxes and have become active in my community. That being said, the Langley funicular issue has my interest. As I write, Island Transit is in the midst of a terrible financial crisis and now has a new, interim executive director with four new Island Transit board members who are trying to balance the books. One of the ways they are doing this has been by cutting back service, including paratransit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Outside inquiry should happen

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, It is too bad a young man had to die in our county jail to finally get an investigation, hopefully on how the inmates are treated. It doesn’t surprise me though, especially after what I witnessed in the courtroom on Monday April 6. A gentleman was brought in from the Oak Harbor city jail who had simple charges of trespass but when the judge was finished, he was not.

With clamming season open, Whidbey beaches provide a smorgasbord of delicacies

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

For beachcombers at Scatchet Head, empty clam shells are a commonplace discovery. But Sunday morning, a young visitor discovered an unusual surprise when she curiously peered into a shell to find a host of hermit crab inhabitants.

VIEWPOINT | An open letter from Whidbey Children’s Theater

  • Apr 21, 2015 at 4:00PM

If you could see what I see.... Right here in your community: squeals of delight and gasps of awe happen daily in the myriad rooms and stages at WCT — coming from actors and audiences alike! From four-year-olds shrieking in delight at a rack of costumes and lights to spotlight them, to the whoops of joy from teen actors at the end of opening night. Recognizing that all their dedicated, hard work and sacrifice has paid off. The sighs, laughter and applause of audiences add a satisfying and important final touch to experiences that WCT youth actors have while they journey through this world of performing arts.

New director takes reins of Langley Chamber of Commerce

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 4:00PM

Langley has a new business leader. The Langley Chamber of Commerce announced the hire of Michaleen McGarry as the new executive director.

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