Story Archives

Archive Results — 476 thru 500 of about 28875 items

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Article highlighted worthy effort for Ryan’s House

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, Thank you, South Whidbey Record, for the great article on Ryan’s House. The opportunity to purchase the Countryside Inn for our homeless youths is a perfect solution for housing these teens and young adults in a facility that caters to their needs. For all of us who had influential people in our youth and a support network, this may be our opportunity to pay it forward by passing that advantage onto another kid.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Kudos to school district for fixing bus mistake

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, While we were away, a South Whidbey school bus inadvertently turned onto our dead-end street. In the process of turning around on our property, deep ruts were made by the bus. The school district took responsibility and, as soon as possible, repaired the damage beautifully. As retired teachers, we are acutely aware that schools don’t always receive the positive news they deserve.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grateful for care, sensitivity after husband’s death

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 10:00AM

Editor, In early 2015, I very unexpectedly lost my husband of 30 years. And then, just as unexpectedly, I became the recipient of what was to become an enormous amount of care and support, here and there, from this community. As I now look back at the past year, making a mental list of all that support, I began to realize how long that list truly was, and that I really needed to share it and to publicly thank all of you, for so many of you were anonymous and so generously supportive.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | A series of maladies in the life of an editor

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 6:00AM

Day 540: Another branch fell this weekend, not sure how much longer I can hold out. Unless help arrives soon, all may be lost. No joke. Traversing my front yard has always been a dubious endeavor, thanks to my owning two dogs.

Five Falcon grapplers advance to WIAA Mat Classic

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

Long before the season began, South Whidbey High School head wrestling coach Jim Thompson took a gamble by booking a pair of hotel rooms in Tacoma.

Langley City Council to reconsider food truck rules

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Feb 16, 2016 at 6:57AM

Langley leaders will once again consider adopting rules to allow food trucks to roll into town, hoping this go-around will be less bumpy.

Langley firehouse seeks lease extension

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 10:00AM

A successful business owner wants to stick around a little longer in Langley.

Goosefoot's Nordhoff to be honored with sculpture

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 8:00AM

Goosefoot, a local non-profit organization, will honor Langley resident and philanthropist Nancy Nordhoff with a sculpture dedication at the Bayview Cash Store at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

Proposed fire station gets second access

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS received a letter of completion from Island County Planning & Community Development on its plat application to allow for two public accesses at the proposed new Bayview facility.

Yewen Arros Tongate | New arrival

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 6:00PM

Yewen Arros Tongate was born to parents Allison Tongate and Corey Graves on Dec. 13, 2015 at the Greenbank Birth Center.

Launch headaches revisit Nichols Brothers

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 4:00PM

Despite some engineering improvements to its new launch system, floating a new 1,320-plus ton tugboat into Holmes Harbor once again proved a tricky affair for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New Whidbey hospital name is a frivolous expense

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 4:00PM

New name is a frivolous expense Editor, The name WhidbeyHealth reminds me of a spa, not a hospital. What do you envision when you hear Swedish Health, Everett Health? I think of a possible spa. We are a hospital so let’s call us a hospital so no one makes a mistake. Road signs across the country say hospital with an arrow pointing in the right direction. Also, we do lots of things so we are a general hospital and I am proud that we serve everyone instead of a special few.

Crunch time: NAS Whidbey grows, Oak Harbor feels housing squeeze

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 12:00PM

How is Oak Harbor going to keep up with the expected expansion at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island? Schools and housing will be two obvious areas of impact.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Generator is a true need in Langley

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, Months ago residents asked the Langley City Council to explore a generator-powered shelter in downtown Langley. At first the council seemed genuinely interested in doing so, but I wonder if I was naive about that. Why do I think so?

Season ends for South Whidbey girls basketball

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey’s girls basketball lost to Mount Baker 67-47 in the elimination round of the 1A District 1 tournament Feb. 11.

Falcon grapplers look for opening to state

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 6:00PM

The pressure is on for South Whidbey senior Madison Evans.

EDITORIAL | Navy base growth highlights need for affordable housing on Whidbey

  • Feb 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

As the Navy moves forward with its plans for additional personnel here, we are already starting to see the impacts of the base growth island-wide. Real estate sales inventory is growing scarce, and affordable rentals are at a premium. Meanwhile, the greatest growth at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is still on the horizon.

Fireworks bill to temporarily ban fireworks clears Washington legislative committee

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Feb 12, 2016 at 7:17AM

The Island County commissioners may soon have the flexibility they so desired last year to temporarily ban fireworks in times of extreme drought.

WhidbeyHealth hospital expansion on time and on budget, officials say

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:20AM

The land south of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is full of bare soil and busy construction workers.

South Whidbey school levy a go, first ballot count shows

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:20AM

Voters appeared to have overwhelmingly approved South Whidbey School District’s Proposition No. 1 Replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy.

Meetings planned to gather veteran input

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

Input gathered at a series of community meetings across Whidbey Island this month will eventually end up on the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee.

Read the Apr 30
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates