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Rec hall to get new furnace

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 4:09PM

Coupeville Town Council OK’d a $14,000 expenditure to replace the furnace at Coupeville Recreation Hall.

Whidbey General Hospital home health earns award for patient satisfaction

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 4:15PM

Whidbey General Hospital’s Home Healthcare Department earned a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Opinion: Investing in new rec hall furnace is a smart decision

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 4:16PM

There aren’t a whole lot of spaces on Central Whidbey that can accommodate larger meeting groups and events.

A lifetime of history: New documentary shares cemetery history

  • Dec 20, 2013 at 4:08PM

Members of Coupeville’s historical community gathered Monday evening to celebrate the release of a new historical documentary and volunteers who keep history thriving in Central Whidbey.

Hospital searches for lead on bond project

  • Dec 21, 2013 at 4:00PM

Leaders at Whidbey General Hospital are looking for someone to coordinate construction of a new wing.

Work moves forward to promote Coupeville levies

  • Dec 22, 2013 at 10:00AM

Volunteers are laying the groundwork to promote two school levies going before Central Whidbey voters in February 2014.

New student board member starts term in Coupeville

  • Dec 22, 2013 at 10:00AM

A new student was named as student representative to the Coupeville School Board Monday. The Coupeville School Board selected Marisa Etzell to the position being vacated by Heni Barnes.

Season of giving: Gifts from the Heart helping through holidays

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 3:56PM

About a dozen volunteers spent the morning of Dec. 18 sorting food being distributed to families on Central Whidbey Island.

Students’ food drive helps into new year

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 3:50PM

A group of students at Coupeville Elementary School spent busy weeks collecting food for Gifts from the Heart food bank, which serves low-income families in Coupeville and Greenbank.

Letter: Cost of town’s water needs investigation

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 4:21PM

Editor, In your story “Public Stays Mum” you reported that “no one came to Town Hall requesting a copy of the budget.”

Greenbank Farm works on warmer barn

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 4:28PM

It will be a little warmer during events at Greenbank Farm this winter. The Port of Coupeville recently spent more than $3,700 to repair the heaters in the farm’s Barn A, which is home to numerous events such as the holiday market that is currently underway on the weekends. It is one of two projects to improve the publicly owned facility.

Cable ship in Admiralty Inlet piques curiosity

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 9:34AM

A large ship floating for more than a week near the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route piqued the curiosity of nearby residents. It turns out the Wave Venture, a 464-foot vessel owned by United Kingdom-based Global Marine Systems, has been sailing in the area while its crew repair fiber optic cables.

Letter: Thanks everyone for great town potluck

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20PM

Editor, Wow, the 204 people who brought their favorite Thanksgiving offering to the community potluck at the Coupeville Recreation Hall certainly put on a feast! Thanks to each and every one of you for adding your special touch to the wonderful meal we all enjoyed together.

Finalists chosen for reserve manager

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 4:08PM

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing announced the finalists for manager of the 17,500-acre reserve. The three finalists will be interviewed in January with a decision to be made shortly thereafter, said Lisbeth Cort, interim reserve manager.

Wolves off to good start | Girls basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:33PM

Two wins over the weekend helped the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to its best start in three years. The Wolves won a pair of home games, defeating La Conner 39-25 Friday, Jan. 3, and Orcas Island 50-44 Saturday.

Wolves' first win a big one | Boys basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:29PM

It was a long time coming, but there was no doubt about it once it arrived. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team needed a win, badly, and when it finally broke through, it did so in dominating fashion. The Wolves destroyed visiting Orcas Island 84-37 Saturday, Jan. 4.

Coupeville art gallery closes doors

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:42PM

After 17 years, a popular Front Street art gallery is closing its doors. The Windjammer Gallery, located across the street from Mariners Court, shuttered its doors Friday to make room for a wine shop. “We’re retiring,” owner Chuck Poust said the day before the closing. “It demands a lot of your time. We were only closed three days out of the year.”

2013 in review: Landslides big and small plague Central Whidbey news

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:48PM

Volunteers examining the future of the Greenbank Farm recommended that the Port of Coupeville explore selling the publicly owned farm. The proposal sparked discussion about the farm’s future, but the port renewed a contract with the farm management group.

Coupeville's Vail Wine Shop moves into former Windjammer gallery space

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:36PM

Larry and Patsy Vail have a New Year’s resolution: move their Coupeville wine shop and continue with the success they’ve enjoyed for the past two years. The couple, owns Vail Wine Shop, is moving the shop’s former home in Mariner’s Court across the street into the the former home of the Windjammer Gallery, which closed in late December after 17 years in business. “I’m expecting it to go well,” Patsy said of the new location.

Deciding marshal’s office fate should include public input | Some Perspective

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

For the past year, Town of Coupeville officials have been exploring options in dealing with staffing issues within the marshal’s office. Mayor Nancy Conard said the issue began a little more than a year ago with a sudden turnover within the department. The town is looking at two options, to keep its department with changes to staffing, or to contract with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Thankful for Coupeville’s response to snow | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Early in the morning on Dec. 20, I drove through falling snow to bake at our restaurant, the Knead & Feed, on Front Street. Less than an hour after arriving at work, the Town of Coupeville snow plow was carefully plowing our street and others.

Coupeville's decorations much appreciated

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thank you to the town employees who decorated Cook’s Corner Park and Coupeville Recreation Hall. It’s a beautiful job and admired by many. We also have enjoyed seeing all of the snow people decorating our streets. Thanks to the person who started this tradition and to the helpers who have re-painted when needed and placed them around town. The snow people are very unique.

Strong 2nd half carries Sultan by Coupeville | Girls basketball

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:29AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team played a good first half, but Sultan played an even better second half to escape with a 40-37 win over the visiting Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Peace, goodwill and a few resolutions | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

This is the time of year when we pray for peace and goodwill on earth, and resolve to do better in the future. We need some of that peace and goodwill to wash ashore on the rock right about now. It’s been a tough year for peace and goodwill on Whidbey Island. We rock dwellers, usually so blissful and content, have become stranded at the intersection of Jets = Jobs and Jets = Deafness, hung up by the nexus of Tourists = Dollars and Tourists = Crowding, tangled in the Gordian knot of taxed too much versus not enough services.

Giving mental health equal standing | Rock Doc

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

When I was a kid, Jimmy Carter was in the White House. His wife, Rosalynn, was quite an active First Lady. She sat in on official meetings held by her husband and was said to be one of his closest advisors. Many First Ladies have used their position to promote a cause. One of the things that most interested Rosalynn Carter was mental health research and treatment. She has remained active in promoting those areas since leaving the White House. So it was fitting when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently addressed the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on mental health policy in Atlanta. Sebelius announced new federal rules that will beef up the 2008 mental health equity law.

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