By Carmen McFadyen I was fortunate to be raised in a small town in southwestern Kentucky. It was like Coupeville in that it was a small town isolated from large cities. It did, however, provide a safe place to “hang out” with friends.
It’s hard to say no to something that, on the surface, looks like such a sweet deal. Your friend offers you a car load of “extra” plants and you jump at it. The local gardening group has pots and pots of something that looks intriguing that are going for a song. What’s better than free or almost free, right?
I grew up in the 1950s in Tacoma. My mother was a modern housewife who thanked heaven every day for making her life easier with Betty Crocker cake mixes, Swanson’s TV dinners, Hamburger Helper and store-bought everything.
The Coupeville Community Green will be hopping this Saturday during the regular farmers market.
Coupeville resident Ken Pickard is pretty good at getting folks riled up. And he has every right to do so.
Every year it seems a different plant will come into its own and shine a little brighter in the garden.
Dear Whidbey Island, This summer marks the fifth anniversary since you and I moved in together, and I am more in love with you today than ever. You have made me forget every other place I ever lived: Tacoma, Seattle, Vietnam, Japan, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Dallas.
Inserted in this edition of The Whidbey Examiner you will find a special section entirely devoted to celebrating and honoring the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival’s 50th Anniversary.
Whidbey Island voters have some important decisions to make in this primary election. Two candidates are challenging embattled Island County Treasurer Ana Maria Nunez, a Democrat, including one candidate who came from inside her office.
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.