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Grant funds available to improve transportation system

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:30AM

More than $1 million dollars in grant money is available from the Surface Transportation Funding Program — Regional Funds for the 2012-2013 federal fiscal year, according to the Island Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The funds may be utilized on any Federal-aid highway, including the NHS, public road bridge projects, transit capital projects and facilities, trails and multimodal projects.

Fine art and fun Friday at Greenbank Farm

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:26AM

An opening reception to meet sumi artist Angie Dixon and glass artists Robert Adamson and Janis Swelwell will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at the Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm. After a 10-year hiatus, this will be Dixon’s first exhibition of new work. Dixon combines the traditional expression of Asian brush and ink painting with her own expression, using traditional materials in non-traditional ways.

Calls to the Marshal's Office

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:25AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal's Office:

Community Calendar

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

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

See 'Carbon Nation' at the Clyde

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:22AM

Tired of the doom-and-gloom about climate change? See "Carbon Nation" for an optimistic, solutions-based, non-partisan film that shows how tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national energy security, and promotes health and a clean environment.

“You know that boat? It’s on fire!”

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 11:00AM

Excerpts of an interview with Ian Jefferds about the sinking of the Deep Sea, a derelict Alaskan crab trawler:

State’s blood supply running low

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:05AM

A spike in demand for type O negative blood has significantly reduced Western Washington’s blood supply. Puget Sound Blood Center is urging blood donations over the next two weeks to help bring the supply to adequate levels.

Island County Biz Expo set for this weekend

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Local businesses will be on hand to talk about their goods and services at the Island County Biz Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at Oak Harbor High School. The event, sponsored by the Island County Economic Development Council, provides an opportunity for Island County businesses to showcase their products and services.

Election forums scheduled

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 10:58AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host several candidate forums. The first features candidates vying for Island County and state elected office and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street.

Whidbey Kite Festival was a great success

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Although there was light wind for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival last weekend, it was well attended and enjoyed by many spectators and participants. Lots of kites colored the sky. There were events for kids, like kite making and a teddy bear drop (throw), as well as kite flying, kite lessons and kite watching for adults. The Central Whidbey Lions Club provided food which allows people to have a snack while taking in kites of all sizes, shapes and colors in the air.

Homola has done a good job for County

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

I am a diehard Angie Homola fan. But this didn’t happen as a result of being inundated with a barrage of signs. It happened as a result of a comparison of the candidates running for Island County Commisioner from District 2.

Republicans will prolong the pain

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

With the election looming on the horizon I just had to chime in. I have been reading all the letters to the editor extolling the virtues of their “guys,” be they Republican or Democratic candidates, so here are some facts that may help.

Island County needs Jeff Lauderdale

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Nov. 6 election may be the most important election in our republic’s history at all levels of government. Therefore, if you are a registered voter in Island County, make sure you take the time to vet all candidates thoroughly before you vote.

Romney means an end to free rides

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Mitt Romney complained to people paying $50,000 a plate that people making less than $50,000 a year don’t pay income taxes and expect the government to furnish them health care, food, housing, and you name it. Shiftless as they are, though, it’s pointless to try to convince them to take personal responsibility.

Don’t forget Whidbey’s other military residents

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The mistake most people make is thinking that the military only includes those you see in uniform. There are people here who are retired military that would also leave if the base was closed. That includes teachers, law enforcement, doctors, small business owners, bankers and artists, just to name a few. According to the Whidbey Island Almanac, 60 percent of the Whidbey Island population is connected to the Navy base. The base itself pours $590 million into the island economy each year. That doesn’t count the money that we retired military spend here.

Musicians’ instruments stolen

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

A pair of jazz musicians and longtime residents of Greenbank are reeling after their home was burglarized while they performed. Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers had their home burglarized the evening of Sept. 22 while they were performing at Djangofest Northwest in Langley.

Budget cuts could hit ferry service

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

As the state budget process gets rolling, reductions on Whidbey’s ferry routes are being considered. Washington State Ferries was asked by the governor’s office to come up with $5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming biennial budget.

Town council supports Citizens Ignited mission

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The group Citizens Ignited against Citizens United has scored another victory. The Coupeville Town Council approved a resolution unanimously supporting a Constitutional amendment to regulate corporate political spending and campaign financing at its meeting Tuesday night – a move that Citizens Ignited championed.

Community Calendar

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

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

Berries may return to Greenbank Farm

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Berries could once again be an abundant fixture at the Greenbank Farm. The owners of a small Central Whidbey farm are hoping to lease land from the publicly owned farm so they can plant berry bushes that will comprise a U-pick operation open to the public. Five Acre Farm, on Hwy. 20 between Coupeville and Greenbank, wants to lease 7.5 acres of land and plant rows of loganberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on the farm of the one-time largest loganberry producer in the United States. The small farm would also request an option to lease an additional 7.5 acres.

Museum faces more budget cuts

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Rick Castellano, executive director for the Island County Historical Society and Museum has just met with each of the Island County commissioners to talk about next year’s budget – and the future could look grim for the institution that preserves local history.

Art school plans interactive sculpture

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

It takes a village to support art education. That’s what the founders of Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville believed when they started the school in 1986. Their backgrounds in art were diverse but they had a common goal: an art school that embraced multiple disciplines and brought students of all ages, respected instructors and masters together in an atmosphere of collaboration and learning.

Mental health program targets people in crisis

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

With her lifelong depression deepening, Hayley turned to alcohol and drugs to numb her pain. Then she tried to bring her pain to a permanent end. But Hayley’s very serious attempt at ending her life failed. Now, after weekly counseling and monthly psychiatric appointments, Hayley (not her real name) says she is more content with her life. This vivacious woman has been sober and clean for eight months.

Fairgrounds to host Scarecrow Day

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

’Tis the season for silly scarecrows. Celebrate autumn and the approach of Halloween and Thanksgiving by handcrafting a unique scarecrow at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley. The second annual Scarecrow Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

Getting by with a little help from her friends

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

As a documentary filmmaker, Kathleen Jo Ryan has braved the rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon several times to tell the stories of people facing that life-changing experience. Now she’s staying closer to home, and using her gifts to tell a new story about herself and her art. She’s enlisted the help of family and friends to launch a new venture, Kathleen Jo Ryan and Friends Studio/Gallery in the former location of artist Ann Wilson’s Coupe d’Art at 902 N.E. Center St. in Coupeville.

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