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Opinion: Craftiness fails during annual Snowflake party

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:29PM

Some people really love Christmas, I mean REALLY love Christmas. A friend of mine starts listening to Christmas music around Halloween, looks to start Christmas decorating in the beginning of November and usually has all of her trees up before Thanksgiving.

Trust board honors volunteer of the year

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve honored Ron Boyer as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year at last Friday’s Community Potluck.

Student club helps ailing mom

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 10:00AM

Seven fifth-graders’ determination to help one of their ailing moms is paying off. The Breast Cancer Club, comprised of Coupeville Elementary students, raised approximately $607.92.

Boys and Girls Club: fundraising for a new home

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:07PM

In the past six years, the number of youth using programs at the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club has skyrocketed. So much so that leaders of the nonprofit are raising money to pay for a new building. Thanks to a donation from the Stuurmans Family, the organization has the land to construct an 8,000-square-foot building at the end of Birch Street in Coupeville.

Voters approve hospital bond, choose new port commissioners

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:21PM

Whidbey General Hospital bond supporters were celebrating Tuesday night as preliminary results show the bond is passing with more than a 60 percent supermajority. Initial results posted by the Island County Auditor’s Office showed the bond was passing with 61.75 percent voter approval.

Sultan runs down Wolves | Football

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 8:57AM

The Coupeville High School football team scored 21 points against one of the Cascade Conference's top defenses Friday, Nov. 1, unfortunately, it couldn't stop one of the league's best running backs as Sultan rolled by the Wolves 54-21 at Mickey Clark Field.

Coupeville equestrienne wins big

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

Ally Roberts, a 14-year-old freshman attending Coupeville High School, earned several awards at the Washington State Fair, which was held last month in Puyallup.

New port director may cost more

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 3:00PM

With a new executive director taking the helm of the Port of Coupeville in December comes a new employee arrangement, prompting officials to try and find a bit more money in the budget.

Hospital to sell two properties

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

Two Whidbey General Hospital properties that aren’t being used will soon be sold off. Hospital commissioners recently declared two resident properties surplus, one on Echo Loop in Oak Harbor and the other on Highway 525 in Freeland. The hospital has to go through a public process to sell each property.

Letter: Courtesy call would have ended confusion

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 3:40PM

Editor, I never had a chance to respond to Nathan Whalen before he published the article, “Questions raised about candidate for port position” that appeared in the Oct. 24 edition of The Whidbey Examiner because I was on a remote island in Canada spending time with my wife.

Opinion: Valid concerns raised in Bowen project inquiry

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 3:37PM

Last week we published a story in which incoming Port of Coupeville Executive Director Tim McDonald questioned candidate Richard Bowen’s ability to serve as a port commissioner.

Former hospital doctor suggests new direction

  • Nov 2, 2013 at 10:00AM

With Whidbey General Hospital asking voters to approve a bond to pay for an expansion, one critic is arguing for hospital leaders to try something different. Mark Borden, one-time hospital emergency room physician turned staunch Whidbey General critic, thinks it would be a godsend if the hospital would partner with a larger company, such as Providence Health and Services.

Bowen says failed project aids in ability to help port

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 3:31PM

References to a failed sustainable development made by a Port of Coupeville candidate are raising concerns from the port’s incoming executive director. Those concerns arose after Tim McDonald, who will start as port director Dec. 1, wanted to find out more about candidate Dick Bowen’s experience.

Wolves snare spot in state tournament | Tennis

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 1, 2013 at 9:55AM

Coupeville doubles partners Aaron Curtin and Ben Etzell earned a spot in the 1A state tennis tournament by placing third at quad-district Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

Ghosts, witches, ghouls and more parade through Coupeville

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 3:08PM

Families flooded downtown Coupeville Saturday during the annual Halloween Torchlight Parade. The event started at Cook’s Corner Park, going down Front Street and ending at the Island County Historical Museum. Children and adults came dressed for the occasion, representing all aspects of spooky and not-so-spooky fun. Prizes were awarded in multiple categories including best adult costume, best girl and boy costume and group costume. The event is sponsored by Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association and Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue.

Unbeaten King's tops Coupeville | Volleyball

  • Oct 31, 2013 at 9:40AM

King's wrapped up a perfect volleyball regular season at Coupeville's expense, beating the host Wolves 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Wolves end season with 2 losses | Soccer

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 1:55PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team wrapped up its season with a pair of home losses.

Injuries, Knights cut down Wolves | Football

  • Oct 28, 2013 at 10:07AM

The injury bug and King's took another bite out of the Coupeville High School football team in the Wolves' 28-0 loss in Shoreline Friday, Oct. 25.

Letter: OLF issue deserves civil, patient dialogue

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 2:00PM

Editor, My letter is partially in response to Pat Smith’s Oct. 17 letter “Noise discloser part of the OLF problem.” Watching OLF Coupeville flight ops from 525 feet away and subsequently reading the Island County government noise disclosure form, I agree. I even testified in front of the Island County Commissioners on Oct. 14 asking for a written reply in part to see about improving the noise disclosure.

Opinion: Take a proactive approach to your health screenings

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 2:16PM

In 2013 an estimated 232,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States.

Project Appleseed comes to Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 2:15PM

Anyone who wants to learn traditional rifle marksmanship skills and the role they played in America’s founding will want to register for an upcoming Project Appleseed event. The Project Appleseed event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26-27 at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association, 397 Safari Lane located off Highway 20 near Outlying Field.

CPR-performing scarecrow stolen from display

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 2:13PM

Coupeville has one less scarecrow lining its streets this week after someone stole a festive display aimed at eduction. Someone between the evening of Oct.7 and the morning of Oct. 8 walked away with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s entry for the 2013 Scarecrow Corridor contest.

Celebrating Survival: Move in wake of cancer diagnosis a ‘leap of faith’

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 2:00PM

As Dee Giordan prepared to move to Whidbey Island 10 years ago, she wasn’t expecting to learn she had breast cancer.

Wolves trump Tigers | Volleyball

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:04AM

Powered by the offense of Hailey Hammer, Madeline Strasburg and Megan Oakes, the Coupeville High School volleyball team won 3-1 at Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 24.

Wolves lose match, player | Soccer

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 11:04AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team lost more than its 2-0 match at Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 24. The Wolves also lost defender Ivy Luvera to a concussion.

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