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Education center leaves Bayview, goes on hiatus

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

In May, the Whidbey Island Community Education Center celebrated its first anniversary. One month later, the education center announced it was leaving Bayview School and had terminated all of its remaining classes, workshops, lectures and seminars.

Francisco scrubs Langley First Street development project

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 8:43AM

In a phone interview with The Record from his vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Richard Francisco said the six-story, mixed-use building plans are stalled. He chided the city’s leaders for wanting too much from him in studies and public meetings, and said that he was unwilling to scale back the project. “I’m through with Langley,” he said.

Freeland Picnic reservations needed soon

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The reservation deadline for the 2014 Community at Holmes Harbor picnic is fast approaching. Anyone wishing to attend the annual event must make a reservation by Saturday, July 19. Call Carol Hanna at 360-331-7663, or email and provide names, a telephone number, and the number of people who are coming.

Young thespians learn life lessons

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

In a bright orange, 2,400-square-foot canvas tent propped in the field behind Langley Middle School, a handful of young thespians are learning the importance of being earnest.

Island County seeks law and justice council member

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking a citizen member representative from County Commissioner District 3 to serve on the Law and Justice Council for a term that expires on February 28, 2015.

Glendale buy to result in loss of pier, boat launch | CORRECTED

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 15, 2014 at 8:36AM

Acquiring key shoreline properties in Glendale for public use will mean the removal of an existing concrete boat launch and an over-water pier.

Helpful hands repair damaged Star Store booth

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

A handful of people put in work to repair the Star Store Boxx after it was damaged in a hit-and-run June 25.

Langley dedicates renewed Second Street to city’s future

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy, with a snip of scissors, cut a ribbon signaling the official opening of the road between Anthes and Cascade avenues. Starting in January, the street was partially closed as crews tore out the old concrete, replaced some utilities underground, widened the sidewalks, and replaced the road.

Small Whidbey farms work on promotion of roadside stands

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 2:57PM

Small agriculture is hoping to become big business with little stands on Whidbey Island.

Rev your engines, Soup Box Derby racers, as yearly event approaches

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

The annual Soup Box Derby will be held a bit earlier this year, so racers should begin building their car soon, according to a Thursday news release.

EDITORIAL | First Street proposal was not a good fit

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Langley property owner Richard Francisco announced this week that he has abandoned plans to redevelop his First Street holdings. No doubt many will breathe a sigh of relief over the news, and perhaps they should. Growth, development and change are not things to abhor, but the price of Francisco’s vision — trading a community shared view-shed for the prospect of economic development — was too high.

Marcials celebrate 30 years together | MATRIMONY

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Alva and Manuel Marcial, owners of El Corral Mexican Restaurant in Bayview and Clinton residents, celebrated 30 years of marriage on July 8.

Tsunami researchers track Whidbey's geological history

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

The university researchers, working under the supervision of professor Brea McGinnis, joined with local volunteers and the island’s emergency management organizations for the research all of last week. The purpose: piecing together Whidbey Island’s history of tsunamis, earthquakes and other geological events. Spearheaded by Island County’s department of emergency management, the study’s aim is to educate the island on what to expect and how to be prepared.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Need a turn lane; ban blinding strobe lights

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Three or four ideas to make driving safer: — A turn lane off State Highway 20 at Morris Road. At least just widen the shoulder so there is an escape for inattentive drivers behind you.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | There’s no proof the base would close with OLF loss

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I needed to respond to Fred Becker’s dire warning letter in the July 9 edition of The Record, “If the Navy left, Oak Harbor would die.” This talking point is getting so old and is so untrue.

Prosecutors charge Langley waitress

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

A 23-year-old waitress at a popular Langley pub is accused of forging customer receipts to give herself bigger tips, according to court document. Prosecutors charged Jessica R. Engebretson in Island County Superior Court July 3 with four counts of felony forgery. She could face from two to six months in jail if convicted.

Students are top priority in South Whidbey budget, directors say

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Declining enrollment will force the South Whidbey School Board to trim next year’s budget by about $275,000. Any budget cuts are to be taken from programs as distantly related to student learning and wellbeing as possible, according to statements from board members.

Congressional candidates weigh in on OLF

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen said Thursday that he continues his support for use of Outlying Field Coupeville by the EA-18G Growlers based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Rock throwing, injured coyote pup and a boozy barista

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 2:48PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the island county sheriff’s office, south precinct.

Clinton resident offers haven for soldiers’ canine friends

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The men and women who serve our country are confronted with an array of challenges, particularly when stationed far away from home; but one Clinton resident is working to ensure that finding care and temporary residence for their canine companions is not amongst them.

9/10 Central/South Whidbey softball All-Stars ousted in Asotin

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The stay at the Little League 9/10 state softball tournament was a short one for Central Whidbey.

Fairgrounds’ future still in limbo as officials ponder lease

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:48AM

Management of the Island County Fairgrounds is still the responsibility of the Island County Fair Association, for now at least.

Thousands celebrate 39th Choochokam

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

The seaside streets of Langley brimmed with light, laughter, art and music this weekend during the 39th annual Choochokam Music and Arts Festival.

Racers flock to Maxwelton field games

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Dozens of people flocked to the field at Dave Mackie Park for the annual Maxwelton Independence Day field games. Here are the results, with names listed in order from first place to third place.

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