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- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:16AM
The Coupeville High School cheer squad doesn’t lack from participation this fall.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:15AM
New Coupeville High School soccer coach Troy Cowan is only concerned with the now.
- Sep 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Two race car drivers sped through one of the most picturesque parts of Ebey’s Landing in a flash. Justin Bell and Townsend Bell (no relation) spent a quiet Wednesday afternoon last week racing a Lexus IS 350 FSPORT. They raced down Ebey Road, drifted through a hair-pin turn onto Hill Road near the bluff trail, regained speed as they whizzed by the beach before negotiating a series of curves on the narrow road in the woods before speeding past a historic, red barn located just outside the treeline. As for who won? Tune in to “Shut up and Drive” to find out. The show featuring Ebey’s Landing airs at noon, Sunday, Sept. 29. on Fox Sports 1.
- Sep 7, 2013 at 8:00AM
There are many reasons we are lucky to live in this beautiful spot on the planet but one that sometimes goes unnoticed are the many hardworking, nonprofit groups that go about fulfilling their missions, quietly and with little fanfare. These groups provide a variety of services that we all benefit from at some time or another. Their missions are diverse and important. They protect our children, elderly, animals and environment. They support our schools, the arts and health care. They provide lifetime learning on a multitude of subjects, complete historic preservation and are responsible for the many unique events in our community. They feed our hungry, protect the abused, provide healthy and safe activities for our youth and keep our town beautiful. All of these nonprofits get their work done with volunteers, giving of their time and talents, to support the people and things that are important to them.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:00AM
Long before any of us set foot here, our Rock was shared by at least four nations. Some Snohomish spent the summers on South Whidbey. Branches of the Skagits lived in the center and the north. And a Clallam band lived on the west end of Ebey’s Prairie. It was an un-United Nations. There was a lot of fussin’ and feudin’. But every once in a while a Big Chief would call all the Rock nations together for a potlatch, where they spent days drinking, eating and making merry in a cedar long house. As soon as it was over, they went back to fussin’ and feudin’ again.
- Sep 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Barely more than a year ago, shocked Washingtonians grieved the horrific deaths by a gunman on a June morning at Café Racer in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. Sadly not Puget Sound’s first mass shooting tragedy — the Jewish Federation attack — is still a vivid reminder of guns in in the wrong hands. Following the savage shooting that killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December, polls show the overwhelming majority of citizens in our state want reasonable public safety protection with universal background checks required for all gun sales.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 3:32PM
If you come up with a specific need in this community, there’s probably already a nonprofit focused on that particular project. Whether it’s providing financial assistance with medical needs, feeding the hungry or making sure Coupeville’s streets flourish with flowers, people in Central Whidbey like to help where they can. This weekend, the Town of Coupeville will partner with Coupeville Farmer’s Market and Coupeville Library to provide information about many of those nonprofits in a single location.
- Sep 8, 2013 at 9:00AM
At the store, people are drawn in by the wafting scent of chocolate in the air. Online, word-of-mouth has garnered a significant following around the world. Marie Lincoln, owner of the Chocolate Flower Farm in Langley, has developed a successful retail store, online product business and farm based on chocolate.
- Sep 8, 2013 at 10:00AM
A national retirement publication has listed Whidbey Island in its book entitled “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.” Published by Where to Retire magazine, the book is now in its fifth edition. “We believe that retirement locale scouting is fun,” said Annette Fuller, managing editor of Where to Retire and co-editor of the book. “This volume helps the process with its well-researched profiles of 100 cities that retirees love. Where to Retire magazine has been dedicated solely to discovering these destinations since 1992, so the knowledge in the pages is deep and wide. It takes you on a coast-to-coast trip like no other book can do.”
- Sep 6, 2013 at 3:25PM
Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation tried to conduct a public meeting about how a potential road project affects historic aspects of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve near Outlying Field. Instead, transportation official were fielding questions from a skeptical audience of concerned residents about the proposed project. They questioned everything from lighting to the location of proposed bus stops to the closing of a historic road.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 3:19PM
The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:
- Sep 4, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 5, 2013 at 4:05PM
The Department of Defense is scheduled to release a notice of intent tomorrow saying it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
- Sep 6, 2013 at 7:00AM
After winning only five games over the past three seasons, Coupeville is primed for a breakout season, according to head coach Tony Maggio.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 8:56AM
Officials with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are trying to locate a woman who hasn’t been seen since 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Connie Williams, 59, of Coupeville, left her home Sept. 2 and she hasn’t been seen since. Her car was found parked off Smugglers Cove Road at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to information from the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 11:24AM
Don't forget to come by the Coupeville Farmers Market and Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair this Saturday, Sept. 7 to become a part of Coupeville history. The Whidbey Examiner will be taking the community portrait noon.
- Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00AM
At a horse arena located near the Greenbank Farm, two equestrians were honing their vaulting skills, balancing and tumbling atop horses.
- Aug 30, 2013 at 3:37PM
Editor, The organizing committee of Race the Reserve 2013 would like to thank the more than 70 volunteers and the many business sponsors who were essential to the amazing success of this year’s half-marathon, 10K and 5K on historic Ebey’s Prairie.
- Aug 30, 2013 at 3:32PM
When Freeland resident John Shinneman first meets with a client to discuss a piece, nothing exists except for an idea and some rough lumber.
- Aug 30, 2013 at 3:30PM
One commissioner’s recognition of the county’s recuperating finances has led the board to pull the law-and-justice levy from the November ballot.
- Aug 31, 2013 at 3:00PM
Kids only have a few days left to enjoy their summer vacation before heading back to school. Classes in the Coupeville School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 for all students from first-grade through high school.
- Aug 31, 2013 at 10:00AM
Students will have to bring a little more cash when buying lunch in Coupeville schools. The Coupeville School Board Monday night approved a 25-cent increase for the lunches offered in schools.
- Aug 30, 2013 at 3:25PM
Jets were flying last weekend at Outlying Field. The installation, known as the place Navy pilots practice touch-and-go landings before deployment, became the three-day home for a group of radio-control airplane enthusiasts.
- Aug 28, 2013 at 10:34AM
A bomb threat at the Port Townsend ferry terminal forced the ferry run across Admiralty Inlet out of service for more than three hours Tuesday night. Ferry officials canceled sailings at around 5 p.m. after the threat against the Port Townsend terminal came in. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email the Washington State Patrol conducted a canine search of both the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals to ensure they were clear of any threats. The United States Coast Guard conducted a helicopter flyover and provided an escort for the last round trip of the evening before they cleared the ferry for service.
- Aug 31, 2013 at 11:00AM
And so closes another chapter – a long chapter – in the soccer life of Paul Mendes.
- Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00AM
Scoreboards indicate the final results of Coupeville High School athletic events, but not all the wins come entirely from game-day effort. Most likely, some victories can be traced back to the work the athletes put in during their sessions in the weight room.
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