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Thrailkill named parade grand marshal
Nov 29 2012, 1:23 PM
For the first time ever, Coupeville’s annual Christmas parade will have a grand marshal when it rolls down Main Street at 4 p.m. Saturday.
While some argue the annual event just seems to magically come together each year, most understand it takes more than holiday magic to pull it off.
Because of that, the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce – which is in charge of the Christmas parade now – has chosen longtime parade organizer Carol Thrailkill as the event’s first grand marshal.
Bishop resigns from school board postion
Nov 29 2012, 1:23 PM
The Coupeville School Board will be looking to fill a vacancy in January.
At Monday’s board meeting at Coupeville Elementary School, board president Kathleen Anderson read a letter from at-large board member Carol Bishop, who submitted her resignation effective Dec. 15.
Greening of Coupeville a unique event
Nov 29 2012, 4:15 PM
“We all know Coupeville is a very unique and special place and the Greening of Coupeville events make it even more so,” said Lynda Eccles, executive director of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce.
As in years past, a cheerful atmosphere will greet those who venture downtown for the two-day celebration that begins with a concert on Friday, Nov. 30 and wraps up with the annual Christmas parade and holiday tree lighting the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1.
Senior Spotlight: Pelant strives to excel in school and soccer
Nov 29 2012, 1:26 PM
Coupeville High School senior Luke Pelant knows what he wants to do with his life but hasn’t yet settled on where he’ll learn the skills for his dream career.
Pelant, 18, wants to be a forensic engineer. A person in that profession visits crime or accident scenes and reconstructs what happened, then provides that professional expertise in court cases.
Problem stems with hospital, not doctor
Nov 29 2012, 1:30 PM
This is in reference to your article “Former ER director stripped of privileges,” (Examiner, Nov. 21).
Whidbey Island Public Hospital District hired Dr. Mark Borden to be the director of the emergency department.
The hospital obviously felt Dr. Borden to be a highly qualified and competent doctor specializing in emergency care or the hospital would not have hired him.
CHS grads continue athletic careers in college
Nov 29 2012, 1:32 PM
Several Coupeville High School graduates continued their athletic efforts on the collegiate stage this fall.
Kyle King, a transfer from Eastern Washington University, wrapped up his college cross-country career at the University of Oklahoma where he placed 36th in the Big 12 championship meet Oct. 27. His top finish was 15th at the Virginia Invitational Sept. 22.
Don't forget about the Snowman Art Contest
Dec 03 2012, 4:54 PM
The snowman drawing ran in the Nov. 29 issue of the Examiner. You can either tear that out and decorate it, or you can print out a copy of the drawing from our website, whidbeyexaminer.com. The best entries will win some SWEET prizes!!!
Petition aims to end Outlying Field flights
Dec 06 2012, 10:26 AM
An online petition last week aims to shut down the U.S. Navy’s flight practice airstrip in Central Whidbey.
Launched Saturday, the petition seeks to end all Navy flight operations at the Coupeville Outlying Field, particularly touch-and-go maneuvers that are often conducted at night and require repeated approaches.
Coupeville approves tight 2013 budget
Dec 05 2012, 9:45 AM
Times are still tough and with uncertainty about state funding next year, town staff are going to have to forego an immediate pay raise in 2013, the Coupeville Town Council decided last week.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the five-member council unanimously approved the 2013 budget in a 4-0 decision. Councilwoman Dianne Binder was the only person not to vote as she was out of town on a pre-excused absence.
As noted by Mayor Nancy Conard, the $5.8 million budget is largely “status quo” as it’s only slightly larger than the $5.7 million plan that was adopted this time last year for 2012.
Thumbs up on ferry reservations
Dec 05 2012, 9:46 AM
The Washington State Ferries’ vehicle reservation system is working as officials had hoped, decreasing traffic backups and dramatically dropping the rate of reservation “no-shows.”
“Our main goal (with the reservation system) was to spread out the demand so we could manage more customers overall,” said Brian Churchwell, Vehicle Reservation System deputy program manager.
“And the system caught on right away,” he continued. “With us offering 50 to 60 percent reservation availability this summer, all our reservation spaces filled up.”