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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Most homeless are not mentally ill

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

Editor, Thank you for highlighting National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week in the editorial on Nov. 19. I especially appreciate the request to discard stereotypes of homeless people.

WEAN challenges county fish and wildlife regulations

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

Whidbey environmentalists have made good on their threat to file legal action against Island County after commissioners’ adoption of a “bare minimum” fish and wildlife ordinance.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Transit board a bureaucracy amok

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Is it by chance the first day of April, as in April Fools Day? You would think so, what with those folks who call themselves commissioners of Island Transit selecting as interim director someone with Kenneth Graska’s background. There must be a way to reclaim control of a bureaucracy run amok. Any ideas?

RELIGION NOTES | A time to pause, be grateful

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

“Thanksgiving and being grateful” is the topic of the next audio chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Christian Science Reading Room, 721 SW 20th Court, Oak Harbor.

New Langley Chamber officers picked, plenty of holiday happenings ahead

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

New officers were selected for the Langley Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 13 during the group’s annual retreat held at South Whidbey Commons.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Firearms should be stored in gun safes

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, About one week ago I read a letter to the editor in The Record about gun ownership, specifically the responsibilities of securing those weapons properly.

RELIGION NOTES | Improving every aspect of life

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Christian Science Society will hold service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 15910 Highway 525 just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Drive-by fruiting, machete on aisle 7, 'mom hit me'

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

Mukilteo ponders parking fees

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Parking fees may come to the Mukilteo ferry area.

New coach hopes for boys hoops culture change

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

During every drill, new Falcon boys basketball head coach Michael Washington is close by, cheering, yelling, and clapping. Lots of clapping. It is all part of a grand, if at times exhausting, plan Washington has for the South Whidbey High School hoops program. He has something more than wins on his mind when he steps onto the court at South Whidbey High School.

Oak Harbor sailor to flip tire for veterans

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Navy man who attempted to break a Guinness world pullup record in July has a new challenge on the horizon.

Full of food, love and leftovers from Thanksgiving

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Thanksgiving feast is always wonderful; fine food, good friends, beloved family and new memories to add to the ever-growing store of treasured times. But then, when all is quiet and I’m alone in the kitchen, I open the fridge and what I consider one of the best aspects of Thanksgiving is there, in abundance. It’s called “leftovers,” and I can’t wait to begin dealing with the remains of the feast.

Sheriff’s guild, county finally hammer out contract: Deputies to receive up to $20,000 checks by end of year for back pay

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

After six long years, deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are finally working under a contract. In a last-minute push, both sides in the negotiations were able to come to the table and compromise on issues of pay and benefits, according to Deputy Darren Crownover, president of the Island County Deputy Sheriff’s guild.

South Whidbey Special Olympics team builds bonds

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Every Saturday for the past few months at a Freeland church’s gym, every pass sent and caught and every basket made and missed was celebrated.

Angela Vosburg: Service, hospitality, humor | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

With a heart as big as her smile, Angela Vosburg has a way with people. Some describe her as the bright spot in a room, others know a dedicated community volunteer. Still more know her as a savvy and successful businesswoman. While the reports vary, there seems to be one thing everyone agrees on: Vosburg makes both an impression and a difference in people’s lives.

South Whidbey kindergartners talk turkey

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:03AM

Following long tradition, The Record visited South Whidbey Elementary School to gobble with students about Thanksgiving.

Island Strings celebrates 40th anniversary, decades of making connections

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey’s Island Strings celebrated its 40th anniversary at a concert Sunday, Nov. 9, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Freeland family welcomes triplets

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Brian Johnson, a first-time dad, recently welcomed not one new addition to his family, but three. The new father, who works full-time during the day as a mentor for at-risk youth, said that when he first saw Jessica Monaghan’s ultrasound, he wasn’t sure what he was looking at. Instead of one set of fingers, knees and toes, there were three.

EDITORIAL | Gratitude at The Record on Thanksgiving

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of our blessings. In the South Whidbey Record newsroom, here’s some of the things the staff is grateful for: Publisher Keven R. Graves: I’m grateful my son Liam has a job and is figuring life out. I’m grateful that I live close to my parents and the rest of my family. I am thankful for those little Vitamin D capsules as we head into the long winter’s nights.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Decision to adopt one of life's highest callings

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, It is fitting that this season of Thanksgiving is also the season to give thanks to the adoptive parents and families who grace our communities. November is National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoptions are significant, the particular focus for this month is the adoption of children from foster care.

Langley ponders middle school's sign request

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley Middle School is hoping the City of Langley will make an exception to its rule and allow an electric reader board on Camano Avenue.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sweet Mona’s access ramp deserves recognition

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, We would like to express our thanks to Mona Newbauer of Sweet Mona’s for doing what needed to be done to make her new chocolate shop accessible to all.

South Whidbey High School receives academic honor

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey is among 14 Washington state high schools that made the national College Board’s 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll, according to a recent news release.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | They may have money, but we have the votes

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I was distressed to read the letter vilifying folks who didn’t vote — to be fair, many have been pummeled into a sense of hopelessness by the minions of the wealthy. Rise up, throw off the feelings of helplessness!

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