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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.

Hundreds volunteer for H&H workday

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

South Whidbey is already known as being a tight-knit community, and Hearts and Hammers all-day volunteer event could very well be the stitch that connects it all together. Spirits were high and camaraderie strong Saturday when South Whidbey residents banded together and lent a helping hand to their neighbors.

Middle school student honored by the governor

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

A Langley Middle School eighth-grader is aiming high. Simone Hamilton wants to help others either as president of the United States or as a philanthropist like Oprah Winfrey. She is getting a good start by helping a local organization for abused women and children. Her efforts so far have gotten high praise, too: Hamilton was honored by the governor last week for her service to her community.

Yacht club celebrates opening day

  • May 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:14PM

What do you think of when someone says, “yacht club?” A bunch of stuffy folks dressed in ill-fitting blazers hoisting champagne glasses and eating caviar on toast points, all the while gazing at their anchored mega-yachts in the harbor?

Officer leaves Langley PD after 15 years

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:13PM

Langley Police Officer Leif Haugen has left the city’s police department after almost 15 years of service to the community. Haugen will continue his career in law enforcement at the Island County Sheriff’s Office. He reported for duty at the sheriff’s office on May 1.

Feds present bird flu plan

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:13PM

County health officer says plan is “ full of fluff” Communities across the country should not expect to be rescued by the federal government if a flu pandemic strikes, warns a draft of the latest national response plan. Details released Wednesday on the U.S. government’s flu pandemic preparedness plan outlined the strategy’s finer points while focusing on a worst-case scenario.

New zoning may change fairgrounds

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:13PM

When the fair comes to town for a few days every August, Langley is in a state of upheaval — mostly in a good way. Residents living close to the fairgrounds have to deal with some extra traffic and noise. “It’s kind of a nightmare, but not unbearable,” said Charleen Sanders, who lives on Manchester Way.

‘Younger Next Year’ - free seminar at IAC

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:13PM

Exercise keeps the mind and body young. Proof for that is Betty Redmond. She turns 90 this month and she does regular water aerobics at the Island Athletic Club in Freeland. “It helped me to stay active and do as I please,” she said. “And I made many nice friends there.”

School district audit comes through almost spotless

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:13PM

A just-released 2004-2005 state audit of the South Whidbey School District has dinged the district for minor reporting problems in documenting how federal grant money was spent. The report says that the district did not have documentation in its files that detailed to whether one of the district’s vendors was certified to receive federal funds. Federal guidelines require that all federal grant recipients ensure vendors with contracts exceeding $25,000 are not suspended or debarred from participating in federal programs.

White powder sent to Haugen’s home

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:13PM

An envelope containing a mysterious white powder was delivered to state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen at her home on Camano Island. The mail was opened by a house-sitter who contacted authorities.

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