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- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:42PM
After 17 years, a popular Front Street art gallery is closing its doors. The Windjammer Gallery, located across the street from Mariners Court, shuttered its doors Friday to make room for a wine shop. “We’re retiring,” owner Chuck Poust said the day before the closing. “It demands a lot of your time. We were only closed three days out of the year.”
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:36PM
Larry and Patsy Vail have a New Year’s resolution: move their Coupeville wine shop and continue with the success they’ve enjoyed for the past two years. The couple, owns Vail Wine Shop, is moving the shop’s former home in Mariner’s Court across the street into the the former home of the Windjammer Gallery, which closed in late December after 17 years in business. “I’m expecting it to go well,” Patsy said of the new location.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 12:29PM
It was a long time coming, but there was no doubt about it once it arrived. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team needed a win, badly, and when it finally broke through, it did so in dominating fashion. The Wolves destroyed visiting Orcas Island 84-37 Saturday, Jan. 4.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 12:33PM
Two wins over the weekend helped the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to its best start in three years. The Wolves won a pair of home games, defeating La Conner 39-25 Friday, Jan. 3, and Orcas Island 50-44 Saturday.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 2:33PM
The Navy announced Thursday its plans to resume touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville on Monday, Jan. 6. For that week, the Navy plans to fly that Monday and Thursday, Jan. 9. Practices will be condcuted in the late afternoons and early evenings, according to a statement issued today.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 9:34AM
A large ship floating for more than a week near the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route piqued the curiosity of nearby residents. It turns out the Wave Venture, a 464-foot vessel owned by United Kingdom-based Global Marine Systems, has been sailing in the area while its crew repair fiber optic cables.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 3:50PM
A group of students at Coupeville Elementary School spent busy weeks collecting food for Gifts from the Heart food bank, which serves low-income families in Coupeville and Greenbank.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 4:28PM
It will be a little warmer during events at Greenbank Farm this winter. The Port of Coupeville recently spent more than $3,700 to repair the heaters in the farm’s Barn A, which is home to numerous events such as the holiday market that is currently underway on the weekends. It is one of two projects to improve the publicly owned facility.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 4:21PM
Editor, In your story “Public Stays Mum” you reported that “no one came to Town Hall requesting a copy of the budget.”
- Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20PM
Editor, Wow, the 204 people who brought their favorite Thanksgiving offering to the community potluck at the Coupeville Recreation Hall certainly put on a feast! Thanks to each and every one of you for adding your special touch to the wonderful meal we all enjoyed together.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 4:08PM
The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing announced the finalists for manager of the 17,500-acre reserve. The three finalists will be interviewed in January with a decision to be made shortly thereafter, said Lisbeth Cort, interim reserve manager.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 3:56PM
About a dozen volunteers spent the morning of Dec. 18 sorting food being distributed to families on Central Whidbey Island.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 3:30PM
For a second time in as many years, state auditors are shining a spotlight on Island Transit's apparent lack of oversight over employee use of take-home vehicles and fuel cards. Island Transit has 14 vehicles and fuel cards assigned to staff members.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 3:29PM
Deception Pass Bridge got a heavy dose of the 12th man Saturday as approximately 150 Seattle Seahawks fans held a rally on and around the bridge. Fans gathered at the iconic bridge to show their support for the region’s playoff-bound NFL team. Many of the fans were from Whidbey Island.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 4:16PM
There aren’t a whole lot of spaces on Central Whidbey that can accommodate larger meeting groups and events.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 4:15PM
Whidbey General Hospital’s Home Healthcare Department earned a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
- Dec 22, 2013 at 10:00AM
Volunteers are laying the groundwork to promote two school levies going before Central Whidbey voters in February 2014.
- Dec 22, 2013 at 10:00AM
A new student was named as student representative to the Coupeville School Board Monday. The Coupeville School Board selected Marisa Etzell to the position being vacated by Heni Barnes.
- Dec 21, 2013 at 4:00PM
Leaders at Whidbey General Hospital are looking for someone to coordinate construction of a new wing.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 4:09PM
Coupeville Town Council OK’d a $14,000 expenditure to replace the furnace at Coupeville Recreation Hall.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 4:08PM
Members of Coupeville’s historical community gathered Monday evening to celebrate the release of a new historical documentary and volunteers who keep history thriving in Central Whidbey.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 1:58PM
The Coupeville High School basketball games scheduled for Orcas Island tonight (Friday, Dec. 20) have been postponed because of snow.
- Dec 20, 2013 at 9:06AM
A coating of snow Friday morning prompted canceled classes throughout Whidbey Island.
- Dec 19, 2013 at 2:44PM
Coupeville High School senior Nick Streubel earned second-team, all-state honors in football, the Associated Press announced Thursday, Dec. 19.
- Dec 19, 2013 at 9:52AM
Dominating the middle quarters, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team pushed aside visiting rival South Whidbey 42-27 Tuesday, Dec. 17.
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