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Tails are wagging on Whidbey
Aug 31 2012, 2:13 PM
Michelle Rose and Donna Dunn of the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation show off two young dogs available for adoption through the WAIF animal shelter during the canine-themed Wag ‘n’ Walk event Saturday at Greenbank Farm.
Recycling ready to hit the curb in Coupeville
Aug 31 2012, 3:54 PM
Environmentally conscious folks in Coupeville will soon have a new way to recycle. The town is several weeks away from finalizing an agreement with Island Disposal for a curbside recycling program.
Credit card machines to dispense park passes on Whidbey
Aug 31 2012, 2:16 PM
Buying a pass to visit state parks is getting easier. As part of a trial program, Washington State Parks introduced credit card machines for the sale of Discover Passes in the parking lots of 10 state parks, including three locations on Whidbey Island.
Coupeville street views to be added to Google Maps
Aug 31 2012, 2:19 PM
Sometime in the next few weeks, Coupeville will join the growing list of tourist destinations that are viewable online through the Google Maps Street View Partner Program. A Google crew will come to the historic waterfront town and film the streets from a specially outfitted car or trike.
Coupeville historical cemetery tour brings history to life
Aug 31 2012, 2:22 PM
Everyone at Sunnyside Cemetery is buried facing the sunrise – all but Frank Pratt, whose grave faces the stunning scenery of Ebey’s Prairie, Admiralty Inlet and the Olympics. “Pratt was unique,” said local historian Roger Sherman, who will lead a tour of the historic cemetery at 11 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, as a fundraiser for the Island County Historical Museum.
Thanks for making the fair a success | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Aug 31 2012, 2:39 PM
As the dust from the first-ever Whidbey Island Area Fair settles in the arena, the vendor tents vanish and the barns empty, thanks are due to the many, many folks who made our 88th fair a success.
Price Johnson takes work seriously | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Aug 31 2012, 2:43 PM
I am a former Island County clerk, now retired. As a past elected official, I am personally familiar with the activities and functions of the board of county commissioners. In my previous capacity as county clerk, some of my responsibilities involved working directly with the board during annual budget preparation, strategic planning for my department, and other routine work sessions. During my final term, I had the privilege of working with Commissioner Helen Price Johnson.
Re-elect Commissioner Angie Homola | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Aug 31 2012, 2:46 PM
Angie Homola deserves a second term as commissioner for District 2. Her keen interest as a citizen activist led her to challenge Mac McDowell, a four-term commissioner. Despite all the advantages of his incumbency and a plurality of Republican voters in the county, she defeated him.
Coupeville crafts emergency-response plan
Aug 31 2012, 3:55 PM
The earth shakes. Walls buckle as the ground heaves and shudders. Buildings collapse, crushing the contents inside and trapping people in surroundings that were once familiar but are now jumbled and disorienting. Frantic, loved ones search for one another, hoping, praying, believing that everyone has escaped the rubble unscathed.
Shark beached at Admirals Cove draws researchers’ interest
Aug 31 2012, 3:55 PM
The gleaming eye of the dead animal washed up on the beach caught the attention of the marine mammal stranding volunteer. The vivid, aqua-green circle was unlike like the eye of a harbor porpoise, seal, whale or any other marine mammal. Coupeville resident Sandy Dubpernell – a volunteer with the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network – realized the creature was a shark.