The appointment of a hand-picked commissioner to the Port of Coupeville last week raised questions about whether the public agency conducts business in an open and transparent manner.
It’s that time of year again when Whidbey Islanders will gather to talk about whales, whales and more whales.
Island County is seeking volunteers to help gather the most comprehensive homeless count to date. “We’re expanding the method significantly this year,” said Joanne Pelant, Island County’s housing resource coordinator.
Packing 10,000 years of history into a 1,400-square foot room is an impractical, perhaps even impossible, task. And Rick Castellano will be the first to tell you.
For the fourth year, the three Soroptimist International groups on Whidbey Island are teaming up to help raise funds and awareness for women’s heart health.
Coupeville Councilman Bob Clay won’t be steering the Island Transit board of directors anymore. Clay gave up his chairmanship at a meeting last Friday in which his fellow board members agreed to move forward quickly with changes at the agency which has been marked by controversy and difficulty over the last year.
Dale Sherman is up to his elbows in squash. It’s a common position he finds himself in. In fact, he’s rarely known another in a lifetime of farming on Ebey’s Prairie.
Despite navigating through numerous problems, Washington State Ferries still manages to be reliable 99.5 percent of the time, according to state Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith.
A new deputy chief for Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue was sworn in last week. Deputy Chief Charlie Smith was selected after a nationwide recruitment and rigorous assessment process.
For the first time in years, Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is performing on Central Whidbey. All thanks to new music director and conductor Anna Edwards.
A couple of Central Whidbey residents are miffed over a neighbor’s decision to cut holes in a beaver dam on their property without consent.
Coupeville artist Mike Wise was chosen as the 2015 Arts and Crafts Festival poster artist. His original piece was unveiled Monday to festival association members along with a first draft of the new poster.
For a visionary such as Robert Pelant, the possibilities are endless. For nine years, he’s lived in a quaint house surrounded by pheasant coops and other plain structures on a vast piece of mostly barren land.
Planning is underway for the 10th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, set to take place Sept. 12-13, 2015. Dedicated to connecting our community with local agricultural businesses, the Farm Tour highlights a diversity of farms across the island.
Two Coupeville business groups are partnering in a new campaign to help raise money for repairs to Coupeville Wharf.
Orca activity around Whidbey Island has kicked into high gear over the holidays. A transient pod sighting started on Christmas Eve in Penn Cove and continued through Christmas Day.
Looking back through 2014, it’s easy to see there were a lot of active people in Central Whidbey. Whether in a group or individually, projects were getting completed, money was being raised and business was getting done. Here’s looking back at a busy 2014.
Dan Peek, of Oak Harbor, had the winning ticket Sunday at the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association’s annual Red Ticket drawing.
Four entries were chosen in The Examiner's annual Gingerbread Challenge for creativity and design.
Last week the Town of Coupeville sold development rights to the Navy on 54 acres of property it owns near Outlying Field.