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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.

Langley son weds in Wailea

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

James and Anika McLeod of Seattle were recently married in Wailea, Hawaii.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Harassment, intimidation, insults are unacceptable

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The training flights of the U.S. Navy Growler planes continue to create controversy in our community. There are strong feelings on all sides and yet we need to find common ground to move forward.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Classified pet ad in The Record was “saddening”

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I was saddened to see a half-page ad in your Saturday, June 21, issue for finding “… your perfect pet” by searching the paper’s classified ads. As a former journalist, I like to think of newspapers as providing ethical awareness of contemporary issues and values. While I realize that advertising is your meat and potatoes for economic survival, I thought your ad painfully ignorant.

South Whidbey students claim Skagit Valley College honors

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Ryan Foxworthy of Langley received the South Whidbey Center Academic Award from Skagit Valley College.

Freeland home dedication planned for Crouch family

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Habitat for Humanity of Island County will host a home dedication in Freeland for Liz and Bruce Crouch this weekend. The event is a formal passing of the keys to the Crouches, who are the new owners of the 38th Habitat-built home on Whidbey Island — the 14th on the South End.

Christian Science revealed | RELIGION NOTES

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Christian Science Society will hold church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at 15910 Highway 525, Bayview. The day’s topic is Christian Science and includes the purpose and foundation on which Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science) built her own understanding of Christ’s teachings.

Whidbey residents quest for fibers, farms | CORRECTED

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jun 29, 2014 at 7:55AM

When Mary Donaty was 10 years old, she fell in love. This love was unlike any other — assertive, quirky, with a penchant for eating hair bows. And the object of her affection? A llama.

Vaughan named interim Island County commissioner

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

Aubrey Vaughan said Thursday that as interim commissioner he wants to rebuild the connection between Camano and Whidbey islands and help the county through this year’s budget process.

Abandoned brush burn kicks up off Cultus Bay Road

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 4:00PM

A deserted slash burn off of Cultus Bay Road that was kicked up by strong wind gusts Thursday had to be doused by South Whidbey Fire/EMS. “It was four large brush piles that they lit on fire, and they were actually burning into the brush,” said Deputy Chief Jon Beck, who was the commanding officer at the fire. “It was an uncontrolled burn.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Monson is not a bully, COER doesn’t want to close base

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The theme of this letter is a series of inconvenient truths. COER also had no role in any lawsuits being prepared against Whidbey Realtors concerning noise disclosures. And COER is neither seeking nor advocating the closing of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. COER has but two missions — closing the Coupeville Outlying Field and relocating all Growler training out of the North Puget Sound area.

South Whidbey superintendent gets three more years on job

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey School District voted unanimously this week to extend Superintendent Jo Moccia’s contract another three years from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. The board also approved during its regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting a second memorandum that granted Moccia a $2,500 pay raise. School board director Damian Greene, the body’s representative on the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, was the only board member to oppose the increase.

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