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Whidbey Island Farm Tour seeking participants
Jan 17 2013, 12:57 PM
Planning is underway for the eighth annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, set to take place Sept. 21 and 22.
Dedicated to continuing community support of our island agri-businesses, the Farm Tour highlights a diversity of farms across the island.
Coupeville's Prairie Center removes pumps
Jan 17 2013, 1:00 PM
All things must eventually come to an end and this week it was Prairie Center Red Apple’s old gas pumps.
That chapter in the town’s history was literally sealed Tuesday with a blurp and gurgle as workers topped off the store’s three underground gas tanks with concrete.
“We just couldn’t be competitive,” said Ken Hofkamp, the store’s owner for the past 40 years.
Book looks at Coupeville through children’s eyes
Jan 17 2013, 1:01 PM
Kids have a unique way of looking at things. Some of their perspective has been captured in a new book, “Coupeville: Through the Eyes of its Children,” a collection of photographs taken by children of the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club.
The project was the brainchild of Coupeville Boys and Girls Club Program Director Jo-Ellen Fischbach and was made possible by a grant from the Coupeville Festival Association. Fischbach said this was a great project for Coupeville kids to get involved with.
A fond farewell to a great community | Editorial
Jan 17 2013, 1:04 PM
This is my last editorial as the editor and publisher of The Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville and Central Whidbey’s hometown newspaper.
I’m returning to the field of public relations, having recently accepted a position at the Washington Department of Revenue in Olympia. It’s going to be hard to leave the newspaper – and the many friends I’ve made – here in Coupeville. But for me, it’s time for a new challenge.
Families protect Ebey’s Reserve
Jan 25 2013, 3:49 PM
The financial sacrifice of a few was the gain of all Central Whidbey recently when nearly 250 acres of farm and wetland were forever protected from the threat of development.
Late last month, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust wrapped up conservation easements on five properties within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, totaling about 90 acres of farmland.
Island County commissioner addresses her critics
Jan 23 2013, 12:15 PM
Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson doesn’t like bullies and she isn’t going to be blindly loyal to her political party.
If that hadn’t already been made clear by her record during her first two weeks in office, the freshman Republican commissioner dispelled any misconceptions about how she plans to approach her job, and deal with harsh criticism from fellow party members, during an Old Goats-Fully Informed Voters luncheon on South Whidbey this past Friday.
Pizza delivery ends in ditch | Coupeville Scanner
Jan 23 2013, 12:26 PM
The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:
Bayview Market now taking applications
Jan 23 2013, 12:46 PM
Vendor applications for the 2013 Bayview Farmers Market are now available online at the market website, www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.
The opening bell for the island’s biggest farmers market will ring at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27.
Meeting clarifies new Island Transit antenna questions
Jan 23 2013, 12:48 PM
About a dozen or so neighbors living near Island Transit in Central Whidbey came to a meeting with questions about an antenna officials want to install as part of its new headquarters.
Island Transit officials want to install a 40-foot antenna behind the agency’s new maintenance facility.
The new antenna will help improve communications with the transit system’s buses, and improve communications between emergency services.
Letter: We need to find other options for OLF flights
Jan 23 2013, 12:55 PM
There have been two recent articles related to the Outlying Field in Coupeville, each attesting to the urgency of the need to continue the important pilot training that takes place there. There seems to be an underlying message, in these articles, that people may not acknowledge, understand, or care, just how essential this training is.