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  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

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

Thank you, first responders!

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Coupeville Elementary School leadership students recently presented a banner of appreciation to the Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.

Red Ticket could be worth $1,000

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association again offers its popular Red Ticket Drawing to reward those who shop in the historic district of Coupeville during the holiday season. For every $20 spent at any of the 26 participating businesses through Saturday, Dec. 22, shoppers receive a red ticket.

Potluck celebrates Reserve

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve will host the fifth annual Ebey’s Forever Community Potluck from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the historic Crockett Barn, 1056 Crockett Farm Road, just off Fort Casey Road, Coupeville.

Veterans Day events island wide

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

A variety of activities are planned for those who wish to observe Veterans Day:

Thank you to all of my banking customers

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

I want to send a big “Thank You” to my customers at Wells Fargo Bank in Coupeville. I have enjoyed working with you and wish I could tell each one of you personally just that!

Thanks for a successful holistic health fair

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Whidbey Island’s first Holistic Health Fair was a big success! More than 50 people attended this free event, with members of the public getting to consult with and sample mini-treatments from a dozen practitioners. With a wide variety from massage, reiki, reflexology and health assessments to Theta healing, animal communication, Therapeutic Touch, aromatherapy and more, there was something for everyone.

Island Transit officials looking forward to new digs

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

One thing is for sure when Island Transit’s new headquarters is complete, officials want to help knock the current, cramped building down. Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose said she wants to make the first swing of the wrecking ball that will help demolish the agency’s longtime home that isn’t large enough to deal with the agency’s expanding fleet. The current building was constructed in the 1970s and isn’t large enough to meet the agency’s growing needs.

Search under way for new schools chief

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

The Coupeville School Board has appointed a search committee to find the district’s next superintendent. Under the district’s usual practice, the committee members will sign a confidentiality agreement. The committee will identify what the school system wants in its next chief and what qualifications and characteristics that individual should possess.

Ballot count requires attention to detail

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Nov 7, 2012 at 10:49AM

When Greenbank resident Anne Hallam called the Island County Elections Office with a problem with her ballot, she was shocked by the instructions they gave her. Hallam had voted, sealed the ballot inside the two envelopes, and signed her name. She then realized she had signed the envelope with her husband’s name typed on it.

Halloween in Coupeville

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 1:02PM

Halloween happenings around Coupeville were full of fun and fright!

Wolves fall in football

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:13PM

Meridian defeated the Coupeville football team 34-6 in a two-quarter mini-game at Blaine High School Tuesday in a district tournament play-in contest. The loss eliminated the Wolves (2-7) from postseason play, setting up a game Friday or Saturday with Chimacum (4-5) in Port Townsend in a matchup of two teams who did not make the playoffs. The starting time has not been determined. Meridian went 70 yards in 13 plays, converting a fourth down along the way, on the game’s opening possession to go up 7-0.

Mother Mentors offer support – and practical help

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 11:58AM

“I came to a time in my life when I knew I still had one thing I wanted to do – to reach out to mothers with young children,” said Kristin Lasher, founder of Mother Mentors. “I had a rough time myself when I had young children, so my heart goes out to them,” she said. “I know how alone a mom can feel.”

Democratic newcomer challenges House Republican

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:11PM

In what has chalked up as one of the friendliest races of the year, 10th Legislative District incumbent Norma Smith is defending the Position 1 seat from challenger Aaron Simpson. Smith, R-Clinton, has held the seat since her appointment in late 2007. A former writer and operations manager for a communications firm, Smith’s political achievements include terms on the South Whidbey School Board and six years as special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf. By comparison, Simpson, a Democrat from Langley, is a political newcomer with no experience in public office.

LC clips Wolves in soccer

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:15PM

Looking for some relief from a tough regular season, the Coupeville High School soccer team didn’t find any in the district tournament, losing 6-0 at Lynden Christian Wednesday, Oct. 24. While Lynden Christian (10-6) dominated the first half, going up 2-0, Coupeville (1-16) came out energized in the second and appeared it might get back into the match, controlling the ball the first 10 minutes.

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.

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