As the countdown to Christmas continues, remember there are many great stores in Central Whidbey to find that perfect holiday gift.
As a gardener, I’ll admit to harboring ill will toward some of the plants that crop up in the flower beds I’m tending. There is only so much shot weed you can pull without also wanting to pull out your own hair.
Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue will hold an open house 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Station 51 on Main Street in Coupeville in celebration of the 86th anniversary of the founding of the Coupeville Volunteer Fire Department.
You know what I enjoy most about holiday season on the Rock? Wherever I go, it’s as if the last 50 years never happened.
Members of the Coupeville Town Council didn’t exactly stand up to Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley last week.
Some people put their gardens to bed in the fall and turn their minds to other pursuits till spring. Others may use their downtime in the dreary months to pour through seed catalogues and plot and plan next year’s garden.
In 20 years, Lyla and Phil Snover have not only created a lot of snowmen, but a lot of memories.
There’s a lot to be thankful for when you live in such a beautiful place as Whidbey Island. And there’s even more reason to be thankful when you live in such a unique community like Coupeville.
His teeth had no cavities, but they were heavily worn. He was about my height — some 5 feet 7 inches tall. He wasn’t petite, likely weighing around 160 pounds. Well before his death, he broke six of his ribs. Five of them never healed, but he kept going nevertheless.
I just spent 17 days crossing something amazing off my bucket list. In September, I cruised the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers on a luxury boat with 160 other bedazzled tourists through six countries, past countless castles, innumerable cathedrals and more cobblestones than there are stars in heaven.
Just because your hostas are starting to look about as attractive as cattle silage, don’t despair. Their roots will do just fine in our northern winters, and they’ll come back bigger and better than ever in the spring.
If you favor certain plants because of their fragrance, you’re not alone. There are billions and billions of little pollinators in the world who agree with you.
The results of the Nov. 4 general election will have real implications on Central Whidbey. Candidates for a series of local and state races, as well as one U.S. Congressional seat, met with the editors of Whidbey Island’s community newspapers to share their platforms and answer some tough questions.
Here’s a little story about a great partnership in our little community. Almost 13 years ago, a small group of people decided to put together a food bank that would serve Central Whidbey Island.
This week you’ll notice our front page shares a story of survival of one of Coupeville’s recognizable faces.
An eight-year, multimillion-dollar tidal energy project near Whidbey Island was cancelled this week.
Some garden jobs can wait, but other tasks done now can mean less stress in the spring.
The Whidbey Examiner was recently recognized for general excellence among Washington state community newspapers.
Plants are not as dumb as they look. At least to me, plants have never seemed like the brightest bulb in the box.
Each year the community gathers for a day of fun and fundraising for the Gifts from the Heart food bank.