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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.

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.


  • 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.

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