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Work helps Coupeville to 1st win | Girls basketball

  • Dec 9, 2013 at 11:45AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team's willingness to work paid early dividends as the Wolves defeated visiting Meridian 46-34 Saturday, Dec. 7.

Borderites beat unsteady Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Dec 9, 2013 at 12:46PM

First-game nerves contributed to a slow start for the Coupeville High School boys basketball team in its 84-50 loss at Blaine Saturday, Dec. 7.

New WAIF director settling in

  • Dec 9, 2013 at 9:00AM

Leaders for Whidbey’s animal shelter tapped the Midwest to find a new executive director. Charles Vreeland started his tenure Nov. 4 as executive director for the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation.

County approves event regs

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 9:00AM

Island County commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance last week that allows permitting for events on agricultural properties. The policy applies to events taking place on advertised properties for uses such as weddings, reunions, graduations and food events for a fee or otherwise commercial use that may include more than 50 attendees. It is not the county’s intent to regulate private parties hosted by property owners, the ordinance states.

Coupeville group claims OLF is ‘non-essential,’ flights resume

  • Dec 7, 2013 at 9:00AM

A Coupeville-based group that sued the Navy in July over jet noise is claiming that Outlying Field Coupeville is not as essential as the Navy claims. The Navy suspended touch-and-go operations at OLF Coupeville in May, but plans to resume in January in a more limited capacity than in recent years.

Navy beefs up OLF security; closes Maylor trail

  • Dec 7, 2013 at 9:00AM

More than 1,000 large cement blocks connected by thick cable are being installed around the perimeter of the Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville.

Coupeville couple catches restaurant

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 10:00AM

Years toiling in the restaurant industry paid off for one Coupeville chef. Tyler Hansen, who recently moved to Whidbey Island, is the new owner of the Oystercatcher, a cozy little bistro located in downtown Coupeville.

Some obscured lumps of coal found on generous rock of plenty

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 1:53PM

We ate a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner last week at the Oystercatcher restaurant in Coupeville. Chef-owners Joe Scott and Jamie Sastre, who are about to leave us for the wilds of Asheville, N.C., outdid themselves with everything from soup (creamy celery root blended with kale) to salad (local greens with apples, pickled figs and feta) to roast turkey (heritage breed grown in Ephrata with sage stuffing and local braised vegetables) to nuts (pecan tart with sour cream sorbet).

Letter: Grateful for caring Coupeville visitor

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 1:47PM

Editor, Thank you kind gentleman for coming to my rescue. Under embarrassing circumstances I met Max from Lancaster, Pa., in town as a tourist, taking a break from visiting his kid stationed on Whidbey.

Port comp plan amendment considered

  • Dec 7, 2013 at 1:00PM

The Island County Planning Commission is reviewing a comprehensive plan amendment that tweaks the zoning of the Greenbank Farm.

Public stays mum on 2014 town budget

  • Dec 7, 2013 at 1:00PM

Coupeville Town Council unanimously passed a $5.1 million budget for 2014 last week. Changes to the budget include a 5 percent cost of living increase for employees, which was something Mayor Nancy Conard said was a priority this year.

Festivities abound at Greening of Coupeville

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 1:12PM

The arterials of Coupeville will fill with festive-minded visitors eager to enjoy a holiday celebration Saturday. A full slate of events is on tap for the annual Greening of Coupeville, which takes place Dec. 7 throughout the historic town.

Festival association awards $30K in grants

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 1:05PM

Organizers of the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival reached new heights of community giving. With the recent awarding of approximately $30,000 in grants, the Coupeville Festival Association topped $800,000 worth of support benefiting the community over the 49-year history of the festival.

Armed robber hits Bayview gas station

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:06PM

The Valero gas station in Bayview was robbed by a masked gunman Wednesday night. According to the Island County Sheriff's Office, a white suspect wearing a black ski mask, a woodland camouflage jacket and pants robbed the Highway 525 station with a shotgun at about 8:40 p.m., Dec. 4.

Winter prep preview | Coupeville boys basketball

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Coupeville High School boys basketball team has more experience and greater depth than the past few seasons. The question is, will that result in more wins?

Winter prep preview | Coupeville girls basketball

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

A strong competitive spirit and work ethic should help the Coupeville High School girls basketball team challenge for a spot in the first division in the Cascade Conference this season, according to coach David King.

Winter prep preview | Coupeville cheer

  • Dec 8, 2013 at 10:00AM

"LEAD Strong" is the motto of this winter's Coupeville High School cheer squad, tying into the traditional family feeling the team has built over the years.

Streubel receives all-area honors

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 12:21PM

Coupeville High School senior football player Nick Streubel was named to the Everett Herald's All-area, first-team defensive squad.

Sewing to help, one quilt at a time

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

Throughout the year, a group of women spent their Monday mornings sewing for a good cause. The 16 or so members of the women of the Coupeville United Methodist Church have been sewing hats, scarves and quilts of all sizes. Those items will be sold during the holiday bazaar that takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Coupeville United Methodist Church located on North Main Street. Money raised from the bazaar will be donated to organizations that help people on the local, regional and international level.

Keeping plants warm, snuggly in the winter | Sowin ’n’ the Trowel

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

It makes good financial sense to get your home and vehicle ready for the winter. So doesn’t it make just as much sense to put some effort into winterizing your landscaping? After all, according to horticultural and lending experts – not your usual bedfellows – landscaping is one of the few home improvements that always increases both the curb appeal and the value of your property. Not only that, but that added value can grow as the landscaping grows and matures over time. Besides, if you’re reading this column, you either enjoy gardening or you enjoy the results of gardening. The last thing you want is to see your hard work during the other three seasons of the year come to nothing after an ugly winter catches you off guard.

New shelter great, what about outreach | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 30, 2013 at 9:00AM

Thank you for the update on WAIF’s new shelter building. It was surprising that Mr. Rupp and the “leaders” you mentioned (not sure exactly who) did not include reference to their more important news, the hiring of a new executive director who hails from a well-regarded no-kill shelter in Kansas. Maybe WAIF will now be able to evolve from a “minimal kill” to a no-kill shelter as so many “leaders” connected to WAG are hoping.

Some are meant for Christmas shopping, not me | Some perspective

  • Nov 30, 2013 at 9:00AM

I’m a horrible Christmas shopper. You will never catch me standing in line on Black Friday waiting for some crazy savings. In fact, I haven’t even started my shopping list.

Wifi zone goes live in downtown Coupeville

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 1:00PM

Visitors to downtown Coupeville can now access the Internet free of charge. A free wifi zone was created by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association with financial partnership with Allstate Insurance and Town of Coupeville. The zone encompasses the downtown corridor from Coupeville Inn to Main Street and down onto the wharf. CWHA started the project earlier last year and has been working to find the best system for the project.

Coupeville Festival Association to award community grants Dec. 2

  • Dec 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

Thanks to a well-attended summer festival, tens of thousands of dollars will be awarded in the form of grants. The Coupeville Festival Association is awarding 15 grants totaling $30,000. Those grants will be awarded during an event scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at the Whidbey General Hospital conference room.

Coupeville school foundation awards grants

  • Nov 30, 2013 at 12:00PM

Educators in the Coupeville School District got some help thanks to some timely community fundraising. The Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools awarded around $3,000 worth of mini-grants to teachers at the elementary, middle and high schools as well as the district’s special education program.

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