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Commissioners to decide on Langley rural event center

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

A rural event center permit issued to Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley has been appealed by neighbors who aren’t too excited about weddings in their Bayview Road neighborhood.

Dog bites North Whidbey 3-year-old’s face, 15 stitches needed

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

A 3-year-old Oak Harbor girl is healing after a she was bitten in the face by a pit bull last week.

Winners of the 2014 Whidbey Island Area Fair open exhibitions

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Results from the 2014 Whidbey Island Area Fair's open exhibits.

The Coho King: Returning champ claims fourth first-place win at Whidbey derby

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

David Bagley was thrilled he had the winning silver salmon at the Sebo’s Whidbey Island Coho Derby.

Freeland ranch holds fundraiser to help kids in need

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

From Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 21, the M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland will be holding its annual Barn Sale Fundraiser in partnership with the South Whidbey Lions Club. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the M-Bar-C Ranch programs such as the Day of Western Fun, South Whidbey Lions Club scholarships and hearing and sight programs and the Forgotten Children’s Fund. This year’s event will also include Barnyard Bingo at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Tickets for bingo cost $5 in advance.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Thanks for the story on WILL

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, On behalf of the members of Whidbey Island Local Lending (WILL), I would like to thank you for your excellent article and editorial. You captured the essence of what we are trying to accomplish.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit fares a fair proposal

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, 1. Paratransit and bus cuts are required because we cannot afford a “fare free” transit system. Folks are in a bind resulting from Island Transit service cuts — mismanagement is the cause. Solutions must come from our transit system administration and board of directors. Public concerns and suggestions are needed. Transit users wonder why they cannot pay for, or toward, their needed transportation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Salmon stream a no-growth ploy

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, With respect to your recent article regarding some disagreement on fish and wildlife protections currently being discussed by the Island County commissioners: what Commissioners Helen Price-Johnson and Jill Johnson apparently do agree upon is a plan to designate as a “salmon stream” Bos/Swan Stream, which typically contains water only during the winter months when it rains profusely, and then it runs into Bos/Swan Lake on the west side of Whidbey Island.

SOUND OFF | Grandpa’s farming practices don’t cut it

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

Compromise. As proposed in The Record’s recent editorial, what could be fairer? But does compromise always work for everyone? Consider the wild native prairies with their carpets of wildflowers found nowhere else. At the time of Euro-American settlement of Whidbey Island, there were about 7,800 acres of this rare habitat on Central Whidbey. That’s about 7 percent of the island.

Enter to win a winter wedding on Whidbey Island

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00AM

During spring, summer and fall, Whidbey Island is a popular choice for weddings. Sherrye Wyatt, with Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism, says the island is known as a wedding destination. Now, she and other participants in the annual Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour want to show prospective brides and grooms just how magical a winter wedding on the island can be.

Whidbey newspapers seek iconic winter photos

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey News Group is holding a contest to find a cover photo for its seasonal visitor magazine, Winter on Whidbey & Camano. Due to the success of the 2013 reader-photo contest, we decided to host the competition again this year. We’re looking for iconic images that tell the story of life in Island County between October and March.

‘When Your Plow is a Paintbrush’ exhibit depicts farm as art

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey artists are sewing seeds of creativity in an art exhibition entitled “When Your Plow is a Paintbrush Two: Artists Interpret the Farm.”

Retail extended to Langley lumberyard

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

Retail zoning was approved for a small parcel on Second Street and DeBruyn Avenue in Langley on Monday night.

WSU presses port on Greenbank Farm, management options still being sought

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

A plan to revamp Greenbank Farm and increase its economic viability won’t be considered by the Port of Coupeville until next year.

Dance auditions held for Smash Brothaz

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 6:00PM

Clinton residents Zane and Graham Vanderwood, also known as “The Smash Brothaz,” are looking to extend their dancing family.

Three Falcon runners finish in top-20 at Sehome Invitational

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey cross country had three runners finish in the top 20 of their divisions at the Sehome Invitational on Saturday in Bellingham.

Firm aims for Bayview fire station ‘fit’ with neighborhood

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Sep 15, 2014 at 10:27AM

Making the proposed new Bayview fire station fit onto the site and with the neighborhood led architects to a single building copying materials and colors from the surrounding historic rural area.

Transportation, capital plans OK’d by Island County commissioners

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 3:58PM

Two six-year plans, for capital improvement and transportation, were adopted Monday by Island County commissioners during the board’s regular business meeting.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Paying for the paper is wrong

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I thinks it’s wrong to charge a fee to be able to read the newspaper on the internet. A lot of people don’t have money to subscribe to the paper, it’s expensive and not much in it to begin with.

BaRC Re-tail store helps animals, environment

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

A year after the creation of the BaRC Re-tail Store, charged with taking reusable items out of the garbage stream, the Central Whidbey venue is thriving.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Be an informed voter, attend League forums

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, With summer on Whidbey Island a fading memory, it’s time to pay attention to the candidates who are running for elected office and the ballot measures that will be before us in the general election on Nov. 4.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rebecca Wagner is the right choice for auditor

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, With elections fast approaching, it is time to evaluate the candidates for elected offices, including our county government. This year we have the good fortune of having a choice for auditor. When looking for the qualities necessary to fill this position, experience, credentials, and integrity are at the top the list in my opinion. Rebecca Wagner is a certified public accountant with experience working in an auditor’s office as an accountant. She now works for Senior Services of Island County as finance director which is where I have gotten to know her professionally.

Langley gets jazzed for DjangoFest Northwest

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

When Nick Lehr proposed the idea of a two-band, two-day DjangoFest to Stacie Burgua in 2000, she thought he might be crazy.

Fish, wildlife hearing extended

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County commissioners voted to extend the public hearing on the fish and wildlife update another few weeks.

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