Keith Ludemann’s fascination with marine life and the natural world dates back more than a half century, even before the Navy brought him to Whidbey Island in 1962.
Coupeville’s Community Garden will once again open to the public starting May 1. The town has 60 plots available for gardeners on the property located by Broadway Street and State Highway 20 near the Four Square Church.
Soroptimist International of Coupeville is celebrating its 25th annual Easter Egg Hunt in grand style.
A mild winter and early spring means visitors will have more variety at the start of the Coupeville Farmers Market Saturday. Gearing up for its 37th consecutive year, the market will hold its regular schedule of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Coupeville Community Green.
The week of the Penn Cove Musselfest, event organizers didn’t know if they were going to be able to use the community green for parking. Throughout the week, they checked with officials each day for an update, finally getting the OK Friday, the day before the event began.
Months after the Coupeville Town Council approved an ordinance to change part of Front Street to a one-way road, city workers finally put up signs this month, causing some confusion for drivers.
Some big changes are coming down the pike for Town of Coupeville as Mayor Nancy Conard says she will not seek a sixth term in office. “I’ve been talking with friends and family about it for some time,” Conard said. “Twenty years seems like it’s about enough."
The Pacific NorthWest Art School recently handed out four art scholarships totaling $1,845. Each year the school, now in its 29th year of offering visual arts education taught by nationally and internationally known faculty, is able to award art students with the means to take one of the school’s 80 workshops.
Coupeville Schools are looking at taking out a state loan to replace the bleachers in the gymnasium. The loan would be paid back as part of the district’s proposed $5 million bond. Ballots will be mailed to voters April 10.
Island County commissioners don’t always agree on how to approach the Comprehensive Plan Update, due next year.
Millie Fonda recently started walking the wooded trails again near Engle Road in Coupeville and found new interpretive signs to be a welcome surprise.
The Port of Coupeville is still negotiating with Thom Kroon, the owner of the old Mad Crab building over port-owned tidelands the building encroaches on.
Despite concerned murmurs in the community about the fate of the Greenbank Farm, the Port of Coupeville and management group continue negotiations on a new contract with the focus now on budgets.
Approximately 24 acres of forestland off Wanamaker Road have been clear cut to remove diseased trees and about 10,000 new ones planted in their place.
An estimated 6,000 people flooded Coupeville Saturday for MusselFest and an additional 3,000-4,000 were estimated Sunday. The event brought record numbers and sales with visitors from as far as the Ukraine, Canada and Rhode Island.
Island County will host a number of informal public meetings to discuss the Island County Comprehensive Plan Update, to be completed in 2016.
Coupeville High School’s Science Olympiad team competed at the Northwest Regional Science Olympiad completion on Feb. 28 at Seattle Central College.
Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO will assume her duties April 20. Geri Forbes, most recently CEO of Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Florida, will replace CEO Tom Tomasino, who has served as Whidbey General’s CEO for five years.
Every March, Coupeville restaurants step up to the plate, or rather the chowder bowl. They painstakingly spend hours cleaning, cooking and shelling pounds of mussels in preparation for the annual Penn Cove MusselFest chowder contest.
When an event is brought back after a 15-year absence, a few quirks in the planning process are to be expected.