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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.

Parks commission member needed in Langley

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:39PM

Langley is looking to fill a three-year term open seat on the city's Parks and Open Space Commission.

14-foot boat needs a tow from Bush Point

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

A 14-foot fishing boat had to be recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday.

TOKITAE DIVES INTO ROUGH WATERS

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Ramps on the state’s new 144-car ferry, Tokitae, which entered service Monday, may be too steep for some cars and cause them to scrape their undercarriages. The ferry’s first day was marred with questions about its design and Washington State Ferries management, as charged by a pair of state representatives, including one from South Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | P.E.O. an example of island’s culture

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, The culture of support is highlighted in our Whidbey Island living. The more I reach out to our community seeking assistance and benefits for those incarcerated in the county’s correctional facility, the more our community comes alive.

Burn piles, smoke cause alarm

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:04PM

A handful of emergency calls were made this weekend when South Whidbey residents saw smoke.

Safety officials urge fireworks caution

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Two of Whidbey’s top emergency responders are urging people to know and follow the rules before lighting off fireworks this Independence Day weekend. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, also the county’s fire marshal, said that unincorporated areas of Island County allow the use of private fireworks between June 28 and July 5. Other than July 4, fireworks may only be discharged between noon and 11 p.m. On Independence Day, July 4, they may be set off from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Maxwelton parade brings fun, solidarity

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:21PM

The sleepy community of Maxwelton will come alive for the 99th time later this week with the annual Fourth of July parade.

Island County transportation meetings coming later this month

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County’s Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to speak with interested citizens about projects and gather input on early draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

South Whidbey schools' technology spending may drop

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey School District may spend a bit less than planned on technology supplies this year.

Island County ponders growing weed problem

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County commissioners will consider this week increasing funding that helps combat a growing noxious weed issue.

EDITORIAL | Lawmakers right to call for state ferries shakeup

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hindsight is 20/20. But when $144 million in taxpayer money is spent to design and build a new state ferry, you expect a whole lot of foresight. Currently, with Washington State Ferries, we don’t seem to be getting much of that at all. Though the new state ferry Tokitae finally went into service on the Clinton-Mukilteo run this week, it wasn’t without glitches.

Equestrian program teaches life lessons

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

For Equestrian Crossings, riding lessons are life lessons. Commonly referred to as EqX, the program is a crossroads between somebody wanting to do something and finding a way to make it happen, said Miriam Burk, a founder of the non-profit group.

Trash sale funds South Whidbey community treasures

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Five Whidbey organizations were presented with checks totaling $7,500 last month at a ceremony at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Freeland.

South Whidbey alumna makes college dean’s list

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Claire Hofius, the daughter of Betsy and Douglas Hofius of Clinton, made the dean’s list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

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