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Reader survey to capture community pulse

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:16PM

Want to make your local newspaper even better? The Record is asking readers to help the newspaper gather information to help serve the community in the best possible manner. The South Whidbey Record and Sound Publishing are launching a readership survey that will measure the shopping patterns and media habits of local readers. People who fill out the survey will also be able to suggest changes to the news content of the twice-weekly paper.

Langley’s tree project finished

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:16PM

It all started late last year when Fran Abel said to Hal Seligson: “I want trees for Second Street.” “Me, too,” Seligson replied. Less than seven months later, nine new trees frame Second Street in Langley. Additional plantings give the street a friendly look.

Living roof sprouts in Clinton

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:16PM

Matthew Swett of Langley’s Taproot Design believes a green revolution is sweeping the nation. And he wants to give it a little shove. Case in point: On Saturday, Swett, wife Sarah Birger, landscape architect Jason Henry and a dozen friends installed a “living roof” on the recently constructed picnic shelter at Clinton Beach park.

Comp plan group looks at city vision

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:16PM

During Langley’s next town meeting on its growth plan, residents and friends of the seaside town will have a chance to discuss their vision for the city. The comp plan group is holding the meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall, Langley Methodist Church.

South Whidbey High’s Super Shooter

  • May 24, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:16PM

Somer Kreisman pauses to think about what her life would be like without photography, and the camera she carries constantly. “I’d be lonely and bored,” Kreisman said. “And never come out of my house.” “Just kidding,” she quickly adds.

Ferry ticketing goes high tech

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

The same technology that reads tickets at Disneyland is now also a ticket option for the Port Townsend Ferry. The next phase of Washington State Ferries’ new ticketing system, called Wave2Go, was introduced last week at both the Port Townsend and Keystone Terminals as the state ferry system moves toward an electronic ticketing system.

Whidbey Telecom protects records

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

Whidbey Telecom has not given its customers phone records to the federal government, a Whidbey Telecom official said Thursday. Last week, USA TODAY re-ignited controversy over the issue of domestic spying when it reported that the National Security Administration had secretly collected the phone records of millions of Americans, using data allegedly provided by AT&T, BellSouth and Verizon. BellSouth and Verizon later disputed the story.

Nichols to build ‘green’ ferries

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

New catamarans to be constructed at Nichols Brothers will change the course of passenger vessels by including environmentally-friendly features to reduce wakes and dramatically reduce diesel emissions. The new vessels will also have sonar to avoid hitting marine mammals, company officials said.

EarthCorps works to free Freeland’s trees

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

Some welcome visitors from afar descended on Freeland Park last week to evict older, not-so-welcome transplants from foreign shores. Six EarthCorps workers from Paraguay, Ghana, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest battled non-native plants such as English ivy, Himalayan blackberry vines and Scottish broom. The EarthCorps members spent hours attacking the thick infestation of tree-choking ivy in the wooded area just east of the Freeland Hall.

DRB delays decision on Fourth Street duplex

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

When it comes to designing a duplex, a Langley couple is discovering it’s not so easy to please the city — and a neighbor who doesn’t like the look of their new home. Ben and Ann Breedlove are trying a second time to get Langley’s Design Review Board to sign off on the couple’s plans for a duplex on Fourth Street. The Breedloves had already gotten the board’s approval for the project, but the design was sent back to the board after a neighbor complained that it didn’t fit well with the neighborhood aesthetics. Also, the city’s planner said she didn’t properly advise the board how to handle the project.

Daily flights return to Oak Harbor airport

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

Islanders may find it funny to hear radio reports of traffic jams and snail-paced commutes on I-5. It’s a different story when South Enders are the ones caught in a crawling line of cars on the way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Air quality is often overlooked

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

As Kevin Mathers moves from room to room with a small, nondescript gizmo in his hands, it does not appear as if he’s on a mission for a healthier South Whidbey. But he is. Mathers is measuring air quality. “Indoor air is what most of us get most of. Shouldn’t we be getting the best air that we can?” he asked.

Students remember lost loved ones

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

A drum beat softly, like a heart. Students filed one-by-one to drop paper hearts with the names of friends or loved ones into a newly dug hole in front of Bayview School. The bright red hearts fluttered as students released them over the fresh dirt.

Ferry town’s history will come alive at Clinton Days

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

Two visionary men arrived in Clinton with the idea of starting a car ferry service in the early 1900s. They were pioneers in the cross-Sound ferry service, but also became fierce business rivals who tried to settle disputes with fistfights and court cases.

WASL retakes set for summer vacation

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:15PM

Some South Whidbey sophomores may get their summer vacation interrupted this year. High schoolers who fail to pass the WASL will get another chance this summer, although they won’t find out how they did on the Washington State Assessment of Student Learning until next month.

Court ruling favors Freeland Water District

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

The Superior Court of Thurston County has sided with Island County officials in the battle over who should build a new sewer system in Freeland. The court ruled that Main Street Sewer District would not offer sewer service to a large enough portion of Freeland to be a viable alternative to the Freeland Water District’s sewer plan.

Dead teen’s car stolen

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

For Shirley and Joe Racette, the theft of an 1986 ISU Trooper last weekend was the latest chapter in a sad tragedy. The Racettes are the grandparents of Jayson Jelinek, 18, one of the two teens killed in a one-car crash in March in Langley.

Meerkerk event makes it magical for mom

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

Still don’t know where to take mom on her special day? It’s not too late to decide, because a Mother’s Day event tomorrow will offer two things that almost every mom loves — flowers and music.

Clam hot-spot shut down

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

On any given summer day, people digging clams and filling their buckets with clams for chowder or steamers is a common site at Freeland Park beach. But those days are a thing of the past — at least for the foreseeable future.

Unconditional Love, a Mother's Day story

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

When she was young, Jennifer Richmond’s mother, Mary Coupe, gave her some words of advice. “God has a plan for you,” she said. “Each of us has our own gifts and we should never lose sight of our own strengths.”

Musicians come together for ‘Sounds like Whidbey’ CD

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

Nineteen different artists, 19 different styles and voices with one thing in common: They are inspired by life on Whidbey Island. Some of the island’s favorite performers came together to create “Sounds like Whidbey.”

Company brings sophistication to the Web

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

Websites are a vital business tool today. The Internet is often the first step in gathering information and deciding with whom to do business. “You can’t get away with a bad Website anymore. That’s something that shows,” said Kimberly Cerra, co-owner of CK Websites.

Randy Johnson drops lawsuit

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

Island County Court has put an end to a dispute about child support between baseball star Randy Johnson and Laurel Roszell, the mother of his child, in late April. Judge Alan R. Hancock granted the motion to dismiss a petition by Johnson to adjust child support for his daughter who lives in Langley, according to court documents.

Lack of funding highlighted as barrier to better schools

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

Lack of money is a barrier to many projects and programs some community members would like to see in South Whidbey schools. No funding for the arts, more integration of arts into regular classes, more promotion of the programs that are in place and a lack of interest in coaching positions were identified as barriers to having more student achievement and participation during a community forum on education Monday.

Community mourns death of owner of Langley’s Dog House

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

“I hope I was kind, gentle and respectful.” That’s what Pete Jacobs told the South Whidbey Record when he was featured in a 1996 Hometown Hero article and was asked how he would like to be remembered.

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