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Getting by with a little help from her friends
Sep 26 2012, 10:20 AM
As a documentary filmmaker, Kathleen Jo Ryan has braved the rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon several times to tell the stories of people facing that life-changing experience.
Now she’s staying closer to home, and using her gifts to tell a new story about herself and her art.
She’s enlisted the help of family and friends to launch a new venture, Kathleen Jo Ryan and Friends Studio/Gallery in the former location of artist Ann Wilson’s Coupe d’Art at 902 N.E. Center St. in Coupeville.
Mental health program targets people in crisis
Sep 26 2012, 10:35 AM
With her lifelong depression deepening, Hayley turned to alcohol and drugs to numb her pain. Then she tried to bring her pain to a permanent end.
But Hayley’s very serious attempt at ending her life failed.
Now, after weekly counseling and monthly psychiatric appointments, Hayley (not her real name) says she is more content with her life. This vivacious woman has been sober and clean for eight months.
Art school plans interactive sculpture
Sep 26 2012, 10:43 AM
It takes a village to support art education.
That’s what the founders of Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville believed when they started the school in 1986.
Their backgrounds in art were diverse but they had a common goal: an art school that embraced multiple disciplines and brought students of all ages, respected instructors and masters together in an atmosphere of collaboration and learning.
Museum faces more budget cuts
Sep 26 2012, 10:45 AM
Rick Castellano, executive director for the Island County Historical Society and Museum has just met with each of the Island County commissioners to talk about next year’s budget – and the future could look grim for the institution that preserves local history.
Berries may return to Greenbank Farm
Sep 26 2012, 10:47 AM
Berries could once again be an abundant fixture at the Greenbank Farm.
The owners of a small Central Whidbey farm are hoping to lease land from the publicly owned farm so they can plant berry bushes that will comprise a U-pick operation open to the public.
Five Acre Farm, on Hwy. 20 between Coupeville and Greenbank, wants to lease 7.5 acres of land and plant rows of loganberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on the farm of the one-time largest loganberry producer in the United States. The small farm would also request an option to lease an additional 7.5 acres.
School board’s iPads bring added costs
Oct 03 2012, 12:44 PM
The Coupeville School District recently purchased iPads to make it easier for school board members to access board documents via the Internet. But the board is now having second thoughts, and wondering if the purchase was a good idea.
The digital devices would allow the board members to access documents for their semimonthly meetings online – a service that would carry an additional cost.
Sep 26 2012, 10:53 AM
The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!
Corrections officer funded in new budget
Oct 05 2012, 7:59 AM
Sheriff Mark Brown has to look for a new corrections officer who would be willing to work for one year.
The Board of Island County Commissioners approved a $67 million budget after a public hearing Monday night. That approval included funding for the single position, but Brown said it could be difficult to find someone willing to go through the academy before starting his work at the jail for a position that will last a single year.
Penn Cove still battling June losses
Oct 05 2012, 10:21 AM
Ian Jefferds steps carefully from the skiff onto one of the mussel farm platforms his family has operated for 37 years. It’s a sunny, picture-postcard morning in August on Penn Cove, with Mount Baker shimmering in the distance and baby seals lazily reclining on platforms nearby.
But Jefferds isn’t smiling. He’s worried.
Budget cuts could hit ferry service
Oct 03 2012, 10:40 AM
As the state budget process gets rolling, reductions on Whidbey’s ferry routes are being considered.
Washington State Ferries was asked by the governor’s office to come up with $5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming biennial budget.