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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Free the Children car wash a ‘huge success’

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I want to thank Les Schwab for the use of their space, my friends and family for their car-washing labor and the generous donations of the community that helped me raise $563 for the “Free the Children” foundation.

Island County code maintenance contracted out

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County has contracted with Municipal Code Corporation, or Municode, for the republication, maintenance and online publishing of the Island County Code. Previously it was the prosecutor’s office responsibility to make revisions to the code, a task that will now be handled by Municode. The prosecutor will continue to review ordinances and proposed changes prior to submission to Municode.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grocery store a honking success

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The Goose Community Grocers are doing an excellent job. The folks working there are so helpful and friendly whether it is management, the deli, the meat department, flowers, produce, bulk foods or checkers; they all make the store enjoyable to visit.

Expanded South Whidbey Harbor to open with formality and fanfare

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 8:02AM

The Port of South Whidbey will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the South Whidbey Harbor expansion project from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 25. The expansion added two docks to the facility to increase boater capacity.

SLIDESHOW | Langley Welcome the Whales Day Parade

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dozens of people strolled down Langley's First Street as part of the Welcome the Whales Day Parade on April 19.

'48 HOURS: DANGEROUS BEAUTY,” to debut Saturday

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 3:19PM

News release — How did a former beauty queen-turned-high-end limo driver end up at the heart of a murder case? Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS explore that question in “Dangerous Beauty,” an investigation into the death of a Washington man and the trail that leads to Peggy Sue Thomas, a one-time Ms. Washington. The show will broadcast at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, on the CBS Television Network.

SLIDESHOW | Coupeville boys soccer shut out by South Whidbey

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey boys soccer defeated its island rival, Coupeville, 5-0 in a match with playoff implications on April 18.

South Whidbey boys golf takes second

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 4:24PM

Anton Klein finished in fifth place overall in a three-way boys golf meet against 4A Monroe and 3A Oak Harbor on Tuesday, April 22. South Whidbey placed second in the competition at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club through an on-and-off rainstorm and strong wind gusts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hiring contractors requires care

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 4:32PM

Editor, In 2002 we hired a local, well-known contractor for a basement remodel including 2,000 square feet of wood flooring. In 2013, the floor lifted due to moisture and rusted nails. We discovered the floor lacked the necessary vapor barrier, a proper seal to the cement slab, the standard pressure treated sub-flooring and galvanized nails. We were told by the contractor that he cannot help us with any part of the fix which includes removal of everything down to the cement slab.

EDC to discuss Whidbey fair plan, privately

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 4:15PM

The Island County Fairgrounds proposal to redesign the property and its buildings, criticized for being crafted without public input and held up after vocal opposition, will be discussed by the agency that hired its creator in a closed-door session April 30.

State kills ghost shrimp biz off Langley

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 9:21AM

Langley city leaders got their wish this week when the Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced an end to ghost shrimp harvesting in Saratoga Passage.

Late score leaves soccer match tied

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey left a soccer pitch without a win or a loss for the second time this season after tying with Cedarcrest 1-1 in Duvall on Tuesday, April 22. Falcon senior Jaidin Jones scored in the 38th minute to lift South Whidbey.

Clouds part for Freeland Sunny View project with water OK

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

A 26-unit affordable housing development proposed in Freeland cleared a major hurdle this week.

Whidbey police investigate drive-by shooting

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information regarding a drive-by shooting on North Whidbey Tuesday. Undersheriff Kelly Mauck said nobody was injured and the shooter’s intention remains unclear. “There is no known motive,” he said, “and no suspect.”

Good times keep bouncing girls tennis team’s way

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

It has been a month since the South Whidbey girls tennis team lost a match after the Falcons swept Coupeville and Lakewood this week. The two victories extended South Whidbey’s winning streak to six matches and boosted its Cascade Conference record to 5-0.

HEROIN | It’s cheap, available, lethal and on the rise on Whidbey

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 7:32AM

Langley Police Chief Dave Marks tore his Achilles tendon while chasing a heroin addict through the woods last year.

St. Augustine’s Trash & Treasure sale today in Freeland

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

The yearly second-hand sale at St. Augustine’s begins this Saturday with items ranging from fine jewelry to everyday tools. St. Augustine’s 52nd Annual Trash & Treasure Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland.

Banks looks for four more years as Island County prosecutor

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Greg Banks isn’t ready to give up his day job. The Island County prosecutor decided in 2013 that his fourth term, which ends this year, would be his last. But this week he changed course, announcing that he will seek another four years in office.

Whidbey Camano Land Trust welcomes new conservation director

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Ryan Elting is as excited about his new job as his new home. “I’m in love,” Elting said of moving to Whidbey Island this month to serve as conservation director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. “My jaw drops every time I see the Olympic Mountains on my way to work. I’m so happy to be able to raise my daughter here.”

Road work alters Langley post office access

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Vehicular access to the Langley Post Office will be a bit different over the next two weeks. Due to work on the Second Street renovation project, the main entrance will be closed for 14 days, from Monday, April 28, to Tuesday, May 13.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Share the cold, hard facts about impacts of heroin

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

I was raised not to use the world “hate.” My mother used to say, if you “dislike” something, don’t say “hate.” Most of the time I’m conscientious of that little rule. Most of the time.

Langley Middle School students place at state science fair | NOTABLE

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

Six students from Langley Middle School placed in the Washington State Science Fair on Saturday, April 5.

One link at a time | South Whidbey students band together for Oso

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

When South Whidbey Elementary School second-grade teacher Leslie Woods saw money exchanging hands during recess last week, her red flags went up.

Stephen Hefflinger and Cara Gabelein | MATRIMONY

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Dean Hefflinger and Grace Michael, along with Les Gabelein and Sharon DeLong, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Stephen Hefflinger and Cara Gabelein, both of Langley.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Cherry tree is gorgeous, should be preserved

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Today The Record disappointed me when I read on page 1 about the possible cutting down of the gorgeous pink tree, which happens to presently be in all its glory, because it may be interfering with the second street planning and may be diseased. It doesn’t look diseased to me; and how is it a danger to anyone if it is?

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