Library district should take levy to the voters

Even in this age of digital and online content, libraries remain vital institutions in communities across the nation. Many are still community gathering sites, and… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017


Need to lobby legislators to keep net neutrality

Editor, Ready to send more money to your Internet service provider (ISP)? Good. The Federal Communications Commission under their new leader, Ajit Pai, plans to… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017


Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017


Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 9

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

District’s efforts to prevent concussions more than welcome

Another name for “concussion” is “traumatic brain injury.” It’s serious business. Study after study has linked concussions with long-term problems, especially when they are repetitive… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • Dec 6, 2017

Americans must show Trump that he’s wrong

Editor, It was Maya Angelou who once told us, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” We find ourselves today living in a… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Happy to be back and serving the community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

South Whidbey does in fact have a public pool

Editor, I take exception to your claim that South Whidbey has no public pool. The pool at Island Athletic Club is open to the public.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Inclusive city decision far from transparent

Editor, Quite opposite to The South Whidbey Record’s front page headline on Nov. 25, “In surprise 3-0 vote, Langley becomes an inclusive city,” in reality… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Community should get behind study for public pool

It’s surprising that South Whidbey doesn’t have a public swimming pool. Whidbey is an island, after all. It’s vital that kids learn the basics of… Continue reading

Thanks for helping make dream come to fruition

Editor, As many of you know, I am the bassist with the Gypsy Jazz band here on Whidbey Island, The Hot Club of Troy. Last… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

We’re not amused by pilot’s drawing in the sky

Editor, Doing wheelies is what might be expected from middle schoolers. Doing wheelies in the sky with Growlers that cost $68 million each is appalling.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Some enjoyed Navy pilot’s sense of humor

Editor, To the sky pilot from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who flew over the Okanogan Valley this afternoon: While some may find your art… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

We must agree to voice opinions on service

Editor, I must wholeheartedly agree with Jon Bloom in his Nov. 11 letter — my experience with home service providers and contractors on the island… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

It’s not perfect, but becoming inclusive is a good thing

The Langley City Council finally took a stand. It wasn’t the toughest stand. It wasn’t enough to satisfy all the critics. But it was something.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Thankful Record highlighted mental health work

Editor, We appreciate The South Whidbey Record publicizing the Mental Health Committee’s work to support people with mental illness and their families. Christmas for Western… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

We are thankful for our cats and much, much more

Staff at the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record found much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And apparently people who work at newspapers like… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

Helping a child to find a home is rewarding

Editor, Today, I had the opportunity to call a couple of foster parents and give them the news that they are going to be able… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017