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Local mussels star in research on pollution
Nov 16 2012, 9:17 AM
On a recent sunny day, a group of volunteers were bundled up to insulate against the brisk winds that whipped across Penn Cove.
The graduates of the 2012 class of Washington State University Island County Extension Beach Watchers dipped their gloved hands into bowls of cold water and pulled mollusk after mollusk out to take measurements.
The mussels like it cool.
New ferry names released Tuesday
Nov 16 2012, 8:31 AM
Washington State Transportation Commission announced Tuesday the names of two 144-car ferries currently under construction.
Tokitae should begin carrying passengers in early 2014, and Samish may set sail in early 2015.
Spirited senior inspired by good teachers
Nov 16 2012, 9:11 AM
Coupeville High School senior Danny Savalza is known for his upbeat school spirit, whether he’s playing on the Wolves football team or wearing his “Shaman Savalza” regalia to lead cheers at other school sports events.
“I invented this character, ‘Shaman Savalza,’ as a goofy way to get people involved in cheering for our teams,” Savalza said. “I bought a red turtleneck nightgown at a thrift store and made myself a lampshade hat.”
Charlotte’s Bench touched our hearts
Nov 16 2012, 8:24 AM
Most of our heart and soul still resides in Coupeville – and will forever. How profoundly grateful we are for the dedication of Charlotte's Bench. Only Charlotte could anchor her family and embrace a whole town as she did. Thank you all for giving the embrace back.
ACLU, not Navy, gets credit for public access
Nov 16 2012, 8:25 AM
I’m a little puzzled by Josef A. Kunzler’s letter, “Thankful for protection NAS Whidbey provides.” (The Whidbey Examiner, Nov. 8)
He credits the Navy with his ability to get public records. Actually, it was a statewide initiative by a majority of the voters that passed the state Public Disclosure Act. And if you have trouble with recalcitrant politicians providing those records, I seriously doubt that the Navy will help.
Check with your library for a good time
Nov 16 2012, 8:29 AM
My gratitude to the Friends of the Coupeville Library. I attended the fabulous fabric cranes event. It was very educational and a very friendly atmosphere.
Thank you for passing the fire/EMS levy
Nov 16 2012, 8:34 AM
On behalf of South Whidbey Fire and EMS, thank you to our community for supporting the levy lid lift for our volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. We worked hard to educate the community about the levy lid lift over the past year — but we also received an education along the way.
We learned that we need to communicate with you on a regular basis —not just when we have a special need like the ballot question.
Beach access a big issue on Shoreline Master Plan
Nov 16 2012, 8:36 AM
The first of two scheduled public hearings concerning a long-range shoreline planning document update for Island County was held in Coupeville last week, but how public beach access will be addressed remains unclear.
It’s been one of the most talked about issues since drafting the shoreline master program update began in 2010 — a process required by the state every eight years — and it continued to be a point of disagreement for the public during Monday’s meeting with the Island County Commissioners.
Drug safety improved at WGH
Nov 16 2012, 9:12 AM
Whidbey General Hospital pharmacy technician Cherie Post types in her password and swipes her finger across the reader.
For the rest of her shift, the electronic device will accept Post’s fingerprint as a way to access the medications contained within the clear rectangular cabinet and she will not have to re-enter her passcode.
This new system lets Post dispense the medications her patients need quickly — and accurately.
Community to gather for Thankgiving Day feast
Nov 16 2012, 8:39 AM
Friends, neighbors, families and visitors are welcome to join the 14th annual Community Thanksgiving potluck Thursday, Nov. 22 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall at the corner of Alexander and Coveland streets.
A traditional spread will be served buffet-style from noon to 2:30 p.m. or until the food runs out.