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Stuurmans purchase makes way for street

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 11:51AM

The Town of Coupeville is one step closer to building a new street to connect Broadway and North Main. A timeline has not yet been established for the transportation project, and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard said it could take 20-30 years for the Fourth Street extension to be completed. From downtown Coupeville, Madrona Way to Coveland Street currently provides the most direct connection between Broadway and Main streets. A secondary corridor meanders through residential neighborhoods.

Lions stage performance – behind the scenes

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 11:56AM

The circular saw whines as Bill Jones pushes a panel of wood through its blade, neatly cutting it in half. Jones is among about a dozen members of the Central Whidbey Lions Club who have been building a set for an upcoming performance at the Whidbey Playhouse, a community theater in Oak Harbor. The volunteers have put in almost 400 hours on the project, which will be revealed to the public when the theater’s late-November production of “FrUiTCaKeS” hits the stage.

Neighbors in conflict and a curious woman in a hoodie

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:30PM

Recent calls to the Coupeville Marshal’s Office: Monday, Oct. 22 8:15 a.m., a deceased deer was blocking the northbound lane in the 18000 block of SR 20. 12:36 p.m., ongoing problem with neighbor on N Main.

Winter gardening for wildlife

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:26PM

I think it’s safe to say things are back to normal in Western Washington. The rain gutters are making that old familiar burbling noise and dodging mud puddles is once again a normal part of navigating the byways. I could almost swear I heard a collective sigh rise up from a million slug and snail burrows when the first fat raindrops fell. But maybe it was just the wind revving up for a typical October blast.

Community Calendar

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:20PM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Wolves ousted at volleyball tourney

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:15PM

Coupeville lost more than a pair of matches at the district volleyball tournament at Lynden Christian Saturday. In addition to losing to Nooksack Valley 3-1 (17-25, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25) and Friday Harbor 3-0 (17-25, 23-25, 23-25), Coupeville lost head coach Toni Crebbin, who announced she is stepping down as leader of the program.

Basketball fundraiser to help injured pastor

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:07PM

A fundraiser for an injured Coupeville pastor and his family will pit police against firefighters in a battle for supremacy on the basketball court. “We’re bringing the big guns to the game,” laughed Island County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Garden. “I think it’s going to be an all-out war, but I think the cops will come out on top!” Jerry Helm, a Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighter and one of the event organizers, said the rivalry between the two groups is all in fun.

County needs Johnson’s leadership

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:06PM

My vote for Island County Commissioner, District 2, is for Jill Johnson. I have known Jill for over 25 years on the Island and worked with her professionally, personally and served on public committees with her for the City of Oak Harbor. In every aspect of her performance, it was one of proven integrity, motivation and tenacity.

Homola cares about all, not just some

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:05PM

I got to meet Angie Homola last night and I could see why her opponent has attempted to keep Angie from speaking at certain community forums. Think of a 10,000-piece puzzle with pieces scattered miles apart, some on very hard-to-reach shelves. Angie is so bright, she can keep track of what’s on every single piece, knows where to find it and knows how each piece fits together. Even if the picture on the box has been trampled, she holds the vision of what it can be.

Everyone should vote for Jill Johnson

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:04PM

We are voting for Jill Johnson to be one of Island County’s commissioners. In the short time we have known and worked with Jill, we have concluded she has the necessary skills and qualities we feel the position needs.

Thank you, Greenbank, for your support

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:03PM

When I arrived in Greenbank as postmaster three and a half years ago, I had zero postmaster experience. My boss gave me an opportunity and took a chance that I would land on my feet with this appointment. I believe I have, and in large part it was due to a very patient and incredibly supportive community.

Haugen has been too effective to lose now

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:02PM

Many years ago I ran for the state Legislature from our district and managed, despite being endorsed by two governors and a U.S. Senator, to come in third. Second place went to a Republican from Oak Harbor that Governors Evans and Spellman classified as a “troglodyte.” (Trogs in history were barbarians who lived underground.)

We must work together to make Greenbank Farm sustainable

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:01PM

In response to the recent article The Whidbey Examiner about the financial concerns at the Greenbank Farm (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25), I would hope that specific details will be forthcoming, so that if errors were made, things could be quickly remedied. It is unfortunate that in a contentious political climate, issues become devisive, distorting the larger picture.

Greenbank group happy with review

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00PM

Speaking on behalf of the Greenbank Farm Management Group, I’d like to respond to the article about the Port Of Coupeville’s review panel and concerns about our finances (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25). The letter from Georgia Gardner that is discussed in the article alludes to accounting and tax reporting deficiencies only in the most general and undefined way. For an organization that strives to be effective and transparent, we find this extremely frustrating in that we have no specifics to respond to.

Haugen, Smith, Hayes for state Legislature

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 9:25AM

In the race for the District 10 seat in the state Senate, voters should mark their ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. Haugen, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, has been an effective representative of her swing district, able to work with interests as diverse as conservative farmers, labor unions and the tribes. In challenging Haugen for her seat in the Senate, Republican Barbara Bailey has made a point of criticizing Haugen’s 30-year tenure in the Legislature.

Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 12:23PM

Noting concerns about financial statements from Greenbank Farm Management Group, a prominent Whidbey Island accountant resigned as a volunteer examining the operations of the publicly owned farm. Georgia Gardner, a Coupeville accountant who is a former state representative and current Whidbey General Hospital commissioner, resigned in early October after she wrote a letter to the management group’s board of trustees about her concerns.

Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 8:47AM

Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview on Saturday Oct. 20

Senior Night becomes happy night for Wolves

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Senior Night was a happy night for the Coupeville volleyball team as the Wolves eked out a 3-2 win over visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 18. The win helped ease some of the sting of a 3-1 loss at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Wolves look to playoff run

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team began district tournament play yesterday, hoping to wash away some of the tough times from the regular season.

Freeland medical pot shop sees growing demand

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s only storefront medical-marijuana cooperative opened five months ago, and business has been steadily increasing. Now serving about 400 patients, the founder of this nonprofit cooperative says it provides socially responsible and legal access to medicinal cannabis for patients suffering from terminal or debilitating medical conditions.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. “Uncommon Threads” is Whidbey Weavers Guild annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3 at Greenbank Farm’s big red barn.

Hansen hired as new Examiner editor

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Megan Hansen has been named editor of The Whidbey Examiner and The Whidbey News-Times. Hansen spent the past four years as assistant editor of the Nisqually Valley News in Yelm. “I’m excited to have Megan join our team,” said Kasia Pierzga, publisher of the News-Times, the Examiner and The South Whidbey Record.

Community Calendar

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:19PM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Editorials: Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

Ferries honored for successful fuel conservation program

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:03PM

A highly skilled team of state employees has been recognized this year for its innovative work to conserve fuel and save the state of Washington more than $700,000 per year.

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