When we first moved into our house 17 years ago, I could lie in bed on the second floor, look out my window and count the stars.
It’s astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born, one in five children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday, in large part due to endemic and epidemic diseases. Today that’s all changed.
In the race for Rick Larsen’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a debate over Coupeville’s Outlying Field has become a key issue.
I spent a recent Saturday volunteering as a docent at one of the five beautiful gardens on the annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour.
Contributing writer Harry Anderson’s column in last week’s edition of The Whidbey Examiner caused a bit of a stir. In his column, Harry took a good-natured poke at the swarms of tourists who come to visit our beloved island each summer.
Island County commissioners will review an expansion to Penn Cove Water & Sewer District to ensure it complies with state Department of Health requirements.
The annual summer invasion of the Rock has begun. There are creepy, curious, voracious creatures everywhere, and I’m not talking about tented caterpillars littering our footsteps. Squish, squish, squish.
This Northwest native is finally creeped out by creepy crawlies.
Recently, the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife caught a group of people harvesting significantly more clams than they were allowed.
Each year, the Coupeville Lions Club gathers items for its annual garage sale. And when you think garage sale, it’s not just a few items people are looking to get rid of.
The Michael Crichton book “Jurassic Park” and the movie based on the best-seller presented what might happen if scientists were able to clone extinct dinosaurs, bringing them back to life. While nothing like that is possible at this time — a good thing when you recall the mayhem the dinos caused in the world Crichton conjured up — sometimes scientists surprise themselves in breathing new life into old organisms.
For me, nothing is more emblematic of a Northwest garden than the rhododendron. Well, except for maybe stinging nettles and Himalayan blackberries. But for now, let’s put those two out of our minds and think only happy thoughts, shall we?
As Coupeville High School’s Class of 2014 make their way into the world, there are a few things graduating seniors should keep in mind.
The Island County Historical Society is hosting a 50th anniversary dance party in honor of the first 50 years of the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival 7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.
My friend Bill Dyer died recently, just shy of his 88th birthday.
Did you hear the starting pistol? The annual Best of Whidbey is underway.
As summer approaches, there will be many activities to keep the community busy. Many of these activities will help raise funds for good causes and community support. Friends of Ebey’s, which took over what was formerly known as Ebey’s Forever Funds, has two events aimed at bringing fun, knowledge and funds back into the community.
When you fill your tank, you likely see a little sticker on the pump saying part of the fuel is ethanol. Ethanol is a biofuel, which means it comes from plants like corn, rather than from fossil fuel — ancient carbon that’s been buried within the Earth for millions of years.
The following calls were reported to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office: Monday, May 12 11:35 a.m., a caller at the Country Store reported someone just shoplifted and was walking toward the hospital.
Just when you thought it was safe to sit under the fruit trees, tent caterpillars have been spotted on the island and they’re getting ready to chomp, chomp, chomp their way through your orchards and landscaping.