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Library system celebrates 50 years
Sep 21 2012, 10:13 AM
Coupeville resident Joanne Roomes, left, looks on as her mother, Mildred Eisenhauer, 101, signs the guest book at the Coupeville library’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday at the Coupeville Farmers Market. The guest book and other items from the celebration will be placed into the wooden time capsule at right. Library enthusiasts were given an opportunity to say, “Why I Love My Library,” either on bookmarks or on paper “talking bubbles.” The time capsule will be stored in the library’s cupola to be opened at a future date.
Sep 21 2012, 10:42 AM
A female goshawk stretches its wings on the arm of master falconer and biologist Steve Layman of Clinton during Raptor Day at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, part of last weekend’s Whidbey Island Farm Tour. This bird came from the northern Great Plains area, but the species also can be found on the Olympic Peninsula.
Coupeville Arts Festival grants now available
Sep 21 2012, 10:51 AM
The Coupeville Festival Association is looking for applicants for the organization’s yearly grants.
All proceeds from the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, which takes place in early August, go back into the community within the 98239 zip code.
Those proceeds are divvied up in the form of grants and scholarships. The association has awarded more than $500,000 since 1964.
Check the festival association website at coupevillefestival.com and click “grants” to see if a request qualifies.
Boling earns a Fulbright
Sep 21 2012, 10:50 AM
One young woman with deep roots in Coupeville is branching out into the bigger world.
“I am a small -town girl at heart, but I am only this way after experiencing many different cultures and living in various places in the U.S. and across the world,” said Jessica Boling, 27, who has lived in Boston, France, Cameroon and Korea since graduating from Coupeville High School in 2003.
Boling is currently working in Korea. She went there for an “adoptee’s trip home” sponsored by the Holt Foundation, which helps international adoptees travel home to explore their origins. She spent three months with a host family and the Holt organization subsidized her stay so she could teach English.
Jessica was born in South Korea, and adopted by the Boling family when she was four months old. She grew up just outside Coupeville on a farm in Ebey’s Prairie with her parents John and Linda Boling, older brothers Grant and Douglas, and a younger sister Lyndsay, also adopted from Korea as a baby.
Which party cares about our veterans? / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Sep 21 2012, 10:32 AM
The Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), would give grants to states, local governments, and federal agencies to hire veterans as police officers, fire fighters, and workers in parks and other public lands. It would help veteran entrepreneurs and contractors and make it easier for veterans to qualify for professional licenses based on their military training. The cost would be $1 billion over the next five years.
It’s time for a new WAIF animal shelter / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Sep 21 2012, 10:33 AM
I love good news. And the good news is that the new WAIF animal shelter is, at last, well on its way to becoming a reality. For those of us who have been waiting for this new shelter for so many years, decades in fact, the progress that’s been made toward the much-needed new one is very, very exciting.
On land already purchased, the new shelter area is fenced with chained link, the building site cleared, the trail system in, the septic system in progress, and the multipurpose barn building due to be completed by volunteers in October.
We’re voting for Angie / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Sep 21 2012, 10:33 AM
We want to thank Angie Homola for her hard work and common sense, which has resulted in a balanced county budget while retaining core functions like law and justice, public health, and infrastructure.
Angie understands that unplanned development imposes greater costs on current homeowners and reduces their property values. Angie understands that we treasure our island quality of life and want to protect open spaces, clean water and wildlife, for ourselves and future generations. Angie understands that we want a transparent and accessible county government.
Commissioners are unlikely to fix taxes / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Sep 21 2012, 10:33 AM
Here we go again.
Jill Johnson-Pfeiffer watched all but one of Oak Harbor’s new-car dealerships disappear during her tenure as executive director of the Oak Harbor Chamber. As a county commissioner, she would “increase the tax base through economic growth.” Really?
Thanks for another good memorial run / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Sep 21 2012, 10:33 AM
Re and I would like to thank everyone involved in the 2012 Megan McClung Memorial Run. This year’s run was in a new location, downtown Oak Harbor.
The transition from NAS Whidbey to Oak Harbor was unexpected, but because of the full throttle response from the men and women who work for Oak Harbor we had a tremendously successful event. Immediately after Mayor Scott Dudley called us to offer the city’s support and sponsorship of the race, the roads, parks, police and administration went into high gear to design the 5 and 10K courses and have them certified in time for the event. The certification process became a major task, as qualified certifiers were hard to find during the summer months when they are off running in races and enjoying family time. However, we were certified!
Vote Angie Homola for quality of life / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Sep 21 2012, 10:34 AM
I moved to Whidbey Island in 1992. I had come yearly to teach workshops for the Coupeville Arts Center since the mid 1980s and fell in love with Whidbey.
All of us who live here are aware of how lucky we are to have clean air and water, farmland and ocean vistas, low levels of crime and traffic congestion, and a constructive, involved, caring community. I have watched Island County government wrestle with the conflict between growth and conservation, and I know there are no easy answers. While I would like to keep every free space from being developed so that we all continue to enjoy every resource we currently enjoy, I know that is not possible.