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HUB raffle hauls in $3,000 for after-school services

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

More than $3,000 was brought in for The HUB from its garden cart raffle this year.

EDITORIAL | Buying local matters, it really does

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

Shop local! Not exactly an original topic, and one many are no doubt sick of hearing about. For some, the mere mention prompts responses such as, “Yes, yes, it’s important to shop local — we know,” yet the concept is still being talked about, studied, and editorialized on an international level.

June 25 | 50 years ago

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the June 25, 1964 edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

Community blossoms in South Whidbey Garden Tour

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 10:41AM

Residents will have the opportunity to glimpse into the private gardens of their neighbors and admire some of South Whidbey’s most luscious floral delights this weekend.

Little League tournaments to draw a big crowd

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Little League can be a big boon to local clubs’ coffers, as South Whidbey chapter President Jason Kalk knows.

Langley sorting out sewer failure fight

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Langley is gearing up for a possible legal fight over its responsibility for a sewer line failure on Fourth Street last year.

Jet noise class action suit aims at Whidbey brokerages

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 8:14AM

A group of Coupeville-area homeowners want to sue local real estate brokerages, claiming they were not properly informed about Navy jet noise.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Considerate motorists have bicycle riders thanks

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, We have been riding our bicycles on South Whidbey almost every day since the beginning of April. We try to obey traffic laws, try not to take the right-of-way when a vehicle has it, stop for pedestrians, etc. Our experience is that motorists on the island are very considerate of cyclists. Most importantly, they give us plenty of space, often slowing down until it is safe to pass. Frequently drivers who are coming toward us move to their right to give space for vehicles passing us. Motorists often wave us through even when they have the right of way.

What summer break?

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Girls basketball players put in work. Andy Davis, the Falcon head coach, took 17 South Whidbey girls to basketball camp out in Eastern Washington this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley Library connects with people of all ages

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Just before moving to paradise two years ago, my husband and I stayed in the lovely inn across the street from the Langley Library. I recall being impressed with the library, as I immediately recognized the vibrancy offered there. Coming from another state, where libraries cut back hours and struggled to meet needs of the growing digital community, I witnessed just the opposite at the Langley Library. Since moving here, my first impression was validated. Vicky Welfare and her staff are available, professional, and ready to serve a full menu to tantalize literacy.

Langley seeks member for Parks and Open Space Commission

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley has an opening on its Parks and Open Space Commission, a citizen group in charge of identifying and protecting public lands in the city.

Little South Whidbey Kiwanis fireworks stand delivers big bang over 40 years

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 30, 2014 at 9:34AM

Four decades has allowed the South Whidbey Kiwanis group to collect a lot of memories and even more moolah from running a fireworks stand in Clinton.

Expecting Southern Resident orca?

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Rhapsody, formally known as Southern Resident orca J-32, may be pregnant. It’s by no means certain, as the only evidence are recent pictures of the 18-year-old female with a curiously round belly. Island experts are highly skeptical, but admit she is the right age, and could very well be carrying an unborn calf.

No mountain too tall for Freeland man's cancer quest

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

To hear Freeland resident Chris Kesler talk about his upcoming summit of Mount Rainier, reaching the top of Washington’s highest peak is a small task. At least, it is compared to the people for whom he’s taking each step and raising $5,000: breast cancer patients. When Kesler, 49, runs into one Whidbey woman who is a breast cancer survivor, she thanks him each and every time for similar past ascents he’s made. But she also asks him if he plans on doing it another year, and he has given her the same response the past two years.

Freeland man injured in rollover crash

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three people were transported to the hospital and one man was seriously injured in two separate rollover accidents on the highway south of Coupeville Thursday evening.

Island County Fair Association resumes ‘family-friendly’ bingo nights

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County Fair Association leaders hope that a game of chance will have them yelling “bingo!” like the crowds at the Coffman Building. The third night of the recently resurrected association-organized bingo is tonight, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Diane Divelbess, president of the fair association board, said she had plenty of fun at one of the first two bingo nights, from which all of the money goes into producing the annual Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Youth soccer signups for U11 to U18 teams on Whidbey to end soon

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Registration for South Whidbey Youth Soccer Club boys and girls recreational teams from U11 to U18 ends next week. The signup period closes Friday, July 4. Registration is done online and a link can be found at

Whidbey book clubs gather for brown bag with the Bard

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

Book lovers across Whidbey Island are being called upon to assemble in August for the All Island Book Clubs Gathering. The event will be hosted by the Island Shakespeare Festival, which will also be the beneficiary of the meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 in the festival’s tent at Langley Middle School.

The Great Power of God | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Community Church will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 S. Bayview Road. “The Great Power of God” is Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s sermon title, and an adult Bible study on the book of Exodus is available at 9 a.m.

Port to consider managing Langley fairground

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:54AM

Boat launches, marinas and leasing land for a cell tower, but the Island County Fairgrounds?

EDITORIAL | Port, fair proposal needs close scrutiny

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Once a week the South Whidbey Record publishes a history column, 50 Years Ago Today. The idea is to remind readers who we are, where we came from and to get an occasional chuckle over lighter stories of the past, such as last week’s column which told how a Record reporter fell asleep at a long ago Langley City Council meeting.

Celebrate America to light up Freeland

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 1, 2014 at 8:33AM

The 20th annual Celebrate America festival will light off in Freeland next week. Continuing a tradition of fun and entertainment, the Thursday, July 3 event takes place in Freeland Park on East Shoreview Drive.

Graduation with Rev. Reynolds | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Rev. Dennis Reynolds’ sermon titled “Graduation.”

The meaning, power of change | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at 5671 Crawford Road. The title of the morning’s discussion is “A New Beginning Dawns.” Rev. Christina Lee returns to explore the spiritual meaning and power of change in peoples’ lives. As summer begins, as school ends, as important rites of passage unfold, people can deeply embrace the spiritual meaning of it all.

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