Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Charles and Ruth Hammer have never seen anything like the feeding frenzy…


Coupeville sophomore named Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of Year

Sometimes, strength can come from unexpected sources. Crystal Aguilar, the unit director…


Coupeville’s resident Santa has a magical effect on people

Fire commissioner has spent three decades bringing joy to a community


Coupeville paddler lands spot on Team USA senior dragon boat team

It’s not uncommon for Roberta Piercy to be on the water six…

Troop helps Central Whidbey with after-Christmas cleanup

Now that Christmas has come and gone, Coupeville Boy Scout Troop 4058…

Festival association awards $31K in community grants

The Coupeville Festival Association awarded more than $31,000 in community grants Monday…

Central Whidbey fire commissioners recognized for length of service

Cheryl Engle remembers how puzzled she felt when Paul Messner asked her…

Community readying for Thanksgiving potluck

The 18th annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner is scheduled for 12-2 p.m.…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

March back in time: Volunteers bring history to life at Fort Casey

History came alive at Fort Casey State Park this weekend as a…

Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the…

Crockett Barn hosts Community Potluck Friday

Bring a dish to share, along with your own plates and utensils,…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Island County Museum reschedules auction for January

Although the windstorm that was forecasted to wreak havoc on Whidbey Island…

Pumpkin Races spark creative competition

Coupeville’s Great Pumpkin Race was greater than ever this year, with more…

Art school celebrating 30 years Saturday with auction event

The Pacific Northwest Art School is inviting the public to attend its…

Lions hard at work renovating park kitchen shelter

The Coupeville Lions Club has been hard at work renovating the kitchen shelter at Town Park.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

New transitions program teaches living and working skills in Coupeville

Dave Caffarel made himself right at home, finding the couch so cozy,…

Cancer survivor heals through writing book: Whidbey author discovers strength through battle

Rognan doesn’t sweat the small things anymore. She’s learned to look at life differently and live more simply — in her case, in the comfort of a small cabin on a farm.

Sign-ups underway for relay races

There’s still time to sign up for the Harvest Fest Relay Races. The annual event, which raises money for the Gifts From the Heart food bank, is being held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Coupeville Farmer’s Market.

Lions, town hosting salmon bbq, concert starting noon Sunday

The Coupeville Lions Club and Town of Coupeville will once again partner to offer the annual Salmon BBQ and Town Concert starting noon on Sunday at Coupeville Town Park.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Coupeville writer healing with power of poetry

After a decades-long career in healthcare, including several years at Whidbey Internal Medicine, Lois Edstrom, a Coupeville poet, retired in 2004 to allocate more of her time to writing. Since then she has published numerous poems in anthologies and journals, as well as two chapbooks and a recently released full-length collection “Night Beyond Black.”

Farm gears up for lavender festival

The pretty purple fields at Lavender Wind Farm off West Beach are a far cry from last year’s “bumper” crop.

Soroptimist celebrate graduates of ‘Dream It Be It’ program

Members of Soroptimist International of Coupeville held a recognition celebration for graduates who completed the fall 2015 and spring 2016 Dream It Be It: Career Support for Girls program.

  • Jul 13th, 2016

Art a sort of self-therapy for Coupeville counselor

Mark Lucero, 51, has played with art in various forms for most of his life, but he didn’t start showing his paintings professionally at galleries around Whidbey Island until 14 years ago.

Coupeville Wharf display nears completion

Coupeville’s marine exhibit at the wharf gained a giant mural by local artist Kris Wiltse this weekend.

  • Jul 5th, 2016

Finding that deal for a steal

Crowds gathered Saturday morning for the start of the annual Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale.

  • Jun 29th, 2016

South Whidbey carver hopes to build studio

Nathan Gilles is an artist. His medium is wood, his focus Native American carving. He makes bowls, masks, drums, boxes, hand tools — pretty much anything in the genre. He even made a traditional dugout canoe once, which you may have seen. It’s been on display in front of the museum in Coupeville for years.

Sat. film festival to highlight reserve

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Friends of Ebey’s will screen six film shorts made during “Ebey’s Reserve’s FilmSlam” in May.

  • Jun 8th, 2016

Former state representative writes about oil spill impact: Novel by Dave Anderson is set in Puget Sound area

The Exxon Valdez oil spill will be forever burned into the memories of many. With large amounts of oil constantly moving through Puget Sound, the prospect of a similar catastrophe in the waters is a frightening possibility.

Pacific Rim to hold open house

The Pacific Rim Institute of Environmental Stewardship is holding an open house this week that will include tours of the property’s prairie and forest lands and an honoring of special guests.

  • May 11th, 2016

Suva being welcomed Friday

The Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation is hosting a celebration to welcome back the historic schooner Suva for its second season in Penn Cove on Friday.

  • May 4th, 2016

Island-wide art show Saturday

Art created by local high schoolers will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at the Coupeville Library. A reception for the artists, open to the public, will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday with awards to be presented at 7 p.m.

State parks gain friends group

At a meeting attended by about 20 people last week at the Coupeville Library, it was announced that the new friends group was forging ahead and the process of taking the first baby steps began.

Coupeville Garden Club plant sale is Saturday

The Coupeville Garden Club’s annual plant sale will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Coupeville Rec Hall.

Admission free to county’s historical museum in April

Admission to the Island County Museum will be free the entire month of April, the Island County Historical Society announced last week.

  • Apr 13th, 2016

Lions supporting sight program April 29 to May 7

Members of the Coupeville Lions Club will gather at Prairie Center Red Apple and Whidbey Island Bank in Coupeville to raise funds as part of the annual Lions White Cane Day from April 29 through May 7.

  • Apr 27th, 2016

Bicyclists gear up for Kettles Trails events

The Kettles Trails will be teeming with mountain bike riders this weekend during two events that have grown in numbers.

Teacher’s life celebrated

Friends and family of Che’ Gilliland held a parade in honor of the former Oak Harbor teacher and environmental and peace activist in Coupeville Sunday to celebrate Gilliland’s life. Gilliland, a former Coupeville resident, died Jan. 29 in New Orleans, La., after a short battle with lung cancer.

Soroptimists help girls to ‘Dream It, Be It’

Members of Soroptimist International of Coupeville are working to provide young women on Central Whidbey the skills they need to be successful — whatever their dreams may be.

28,000 reasons to smile: Lions auction sets new record

More than 100 community members gathered Saturday to raise an estimated $28,000 for Coupeville High School seniors during the annual Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction.

Tickets still available for annual Lions Scholarship Auction Sat.

The Coupeville Lions Club is once again offering an evening of good food, entertainment and fun — all while raising money for a good cause.

  • Feb 17th, 2016