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Seal numbers are strong
Nov 21 2012, 9:13 AM
It’s that time of year again. Harbor seal pups have left mom to begin foraging on their own, and unfortunately for some of these small, furry creatures their time swimming in the Salish Sea will be short.
The Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network asks that people contact them if they spot a dead seal pup, or any stranded marine mammal, for that matter.
Whidbey businesses compete for holiday shoppers
Nov 21 2012, 9:43 AM
First red. Then white. Now green.
For Whidbey Island communities trying to entice customers to their local businesses by offering prizes, the competition has grown stiffer this holiday season.
People visiting local businesses now have a chance to snag tickets to win cash or prizes when they go shopping in Coupeville, Langley and Oak Harbor.
Hospital defends against invasion of the “superbugs”
Nov 21 2012, 9:31 AM
Whidbey General Hospital — and its patients — have been very lucky.
So far deadly “superbugs” resistant to all antibiotics have not set-up shop in this facility and the hospital is committed to keeping it that way, said Shannon Wolfe, infection prevention specialist at WGH.
Connection to Coupeville spans generations
Nov 23 2012, 8:04 AM
Three generations gathered in the living room of the old farmhouse on Ebey’s Prairie. Most had flown in from California to be there. One drove in from Seattle. All wanted to reconnect with their ancestral home.
The smiling faces belonged to the descendants of Edward Jenne, who with his brother, Jacob, settled in Coupeville in 1876. And this fall, the family returned to those roots for a family reunion at the Engle Road farmhouse that Edward built in 1910.
Habitat introduces preservation program
Nov 23 2012, 8:04 AM
Amid the houses built with the help of Habitat for Humanity, work is underway to help current homeowners who are struggling to maintain their home.
Habitat for Humanity of Island County is developing a program to make exterior repairs to homes owned by people struggling to maintain them.
“The intent is to try to help people do exterior repairs to their homes to keep them livable,” said Calvin Hewitt, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Island County.
Coupeville pair earn all-league volleyball honors
Nov 21 2012, 10:13 AM
When the Cascade Conference announced its all-league teams recently, two Coupeville athletes were among those honored.
Senior Bessie Walstad and sophomore Hailey Hammer, both middle blockers, were selected for the all-conference second team in volleyball.
Walstad, who was an honorable mention choice in 2011, said, “It was a good way to go out my senior year. If was definitely a goal, and it would have been sad if I hadn’t been at least honorable mention.”
Orca tours draw off-island visitors
Nov 21 2012, 9:05 AM
After six years of offering summer tours of Deception Pass by boat, Brett Ginther and Terica Taylor of Deception Pass Tours decided to offer a gray whale tour this spring.
After getting positive feedback, they decided to add a weekly orca-watching excursion to their offerings. Passengers have been thrilled.
Coupeville residents raise money for school
Nov 21 2012, 9:18 AM
Mary Michell, left, accepts a check for $270 for the Readiness to Learn Foundation from Margaret Bogardus and Nancy Galamb of CamBey Apartments in Coupeville.
The two women spearheaded an effort to raise money for this organization in their apartment complex because of concerns about the shortage of supplies available to low-income students at Coupeville Elementary School. The organization helps provide children from low-income families with school supplies at the start of each school year.
Nov 21 2012, 9:19 AM
In the Viewpoints section on page 4 of the Nov. 15 issue, an incorrect letter was printed under the name of Maury and Julie (Christensen) Fielding. The correct letter text appears in this week's issue. We regret the error.
Town approves curbside recycling
Nov 29 2012, 1:22 PM
Mandatory curbside recycling was ushered into Coupeville Tuesday to the tune of “yeahs” and clapping from town council members.