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Langley shows its ‘Queer’ Pride in new parade

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

When Langley resident Claire Moore and her partner, Marsha Morgan, marched in their first Gay Pride Parades in 1976, they were spat on and cursed at; opposing passersby and picketers hurled items into the parade line. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, the couple took to the street once more for a very different kind of pride parade: Langley’s first Queer Pride Parade. Instead of being cursed at, the couple and their fellow parade participants were cheered on. Instead of being spat on, marchers were greeted with solidarity and smiles as they made their way from Langley Middle School through downtown.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Calling for department chief’s downfall was rash

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Talk about a rush to judgment. Here we have two Island County commissioners, elected to create and preserve the quality of life in this county, calling to defrock the person who has championed one of the premier assets of our area. All this before the evidence is even completed.

Conservation Futures board members sought for Island County

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County needs two people to step up and serve on the Conservation Futures Citizens Advisory Board. Two positions are open for the three-year-terms, which are appointed by the Island County commissioners. Applicants must be Island County residents for at least one year prior to appointment and reside within either Oak Harbor or Langley.

Beating the heat at the Useless Bay pool

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

During the unusually warm afternoon Monday, The Record visited one of the more popular pools on South Whidbey at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. There, a reporter spotted three sibling mermaids that turned out to be girls visiting their grandparents wearing mermaid-like outfits.

Pair of South Whidbey men take top spots at Reserve Half Marathon

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

Two South Whidbey men took the top two spots in the Race the Reserve Half Marathon on Saturday.

Police launch ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

Summer is a time for parties and picnics in the sun, but don’t let a DUI ruin your fun, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission warned this week.

Port district of South Whidbey weighs Island County Fairgrounds proposal

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 2:09PM

Who should run the Island County Fairgrounds? That’s the question the Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will tackle at a special meeting tonight.

Freeland Hall still a community affair after 100 years

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM

Freeland Hall, known to many as “the big brown building on the hill,” turns 100 this month.

Highland Games awash in muscles, bagpipes and Scots

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM

The 16th annual Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm on Saturday began just as it should, under a blanket of fog and in a sea of plaid.

Racers rev up for Langley Soup Box Derby

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Aug 15, 2014 at 8:20AM

Everything was set for last year’s Soup Box Derby. Then it rained. A lot. It rained so much that organizers scrubbed the event.

EDITORIAL | Chemical dependency service is critical

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Drug addiction is one of the great wrecking balls of the world. With devastating effect, it tears apart families, smashes its way through communities and reduces lives to utter ruin.

Veterans memorial takes a tour of Whidbey

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 5:24PM

About a year and a half ago, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans non-profit organization Dick Johnson took over the responsibility of maintaining the veteran memorial in Coupeville. Since then, he’s cleaned and restored it to its original glory.

Mary Fisher: Bloom where you are planted | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 3:38PM

Mary Fisher says she’s learned to bloom wherever she is in life. When Fisher’s kids left home, she felt emptiness, and wanted to fill that hole. She looked close to home, and became aware of kids in need of nutritious food right here on South Whidbey.

Chemical dependency program in ‘imminent’ danger

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM

Island County has been identified as one of several Washington counties that are at imminent or critical risk of losing their chemical dependency programs.

Reshaping a program, starting with the body

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sprinting from sideline to sideline, about 20 Falcon football players looked gassed after a solid hour of running lines on Monday.

Time to tackle Whidbey's noxious weed: tansy ragwort

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Tansy ragwort, which appears as a daisy-like bunch of yellow flowers atop a tall stalk, remains one of the county’s most pervasive noxious weeds.

NOTABLE | Useless Bay Country Club hauls in $1,500 for South Whidbey Elementary music program

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Students at South Whidbey Elementary School got a boost toward learning music thanks to a fundraiser at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club this past month.


  • Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Interns from the Whidbey General Hospital Summer Teen Career Exploration Program learn the basics of a variety of healthcare careers.

KUDOS | Artists win People's Choice awards at Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two Whidbey artists took home People's Choice awards for their paintings which were on display at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Blood drive to stop by Langley

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

The annual blood drive at US Bank in Langley will take place this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wanda Grone is right for Island County treasurer

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, It is time for fiscal responsibility In Island County. We need an experienced and skilled person to handle monetary duties for the county as a start.

Several South Whidbey roads to be restricted during triathlon

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

The upcoming Whidbey Island Triathlon will cause several roads to be restricted or closed Saturday, Aug. 16.

Freeland bicyclist reported OK following collision with van | UPDATE

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Aug 15, 2014 at 3:38PM

A bicyclist suffered minor injuries in a collision with a van in Freeland this morning. Few details of the accident are known at this time, but South Whidbey Fire/EMS officials said a woman cyclist and a van collided in the intersection of Highway 525 and Fish Road at about 7:20 a.m.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks has Major’s stamp of approval

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 3:52PM

Editor, I am writing to offer my endorsement of Karla Jacks for Island County Commissioner, District 3. Island County voters should be elated to have such a well-rounded candidate running for this important position.

South Whidbey bids a final farewell to Paul Schell

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

When you live the life that Paul Schell did, people have a lot of stories and memories to share.

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