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ACLU, not Navy, gets credit for public access

  • Nov 16, 2012 at 8:25AM

I’m a little puzzled by Josef A. Kunzler’s letter, “Thankful for protection NAS Whidbey provides.” (The Whidbey Examiner, Nov. 8) He credits the Navy with his ability to get public records. Actually, it was a statewide initiative by a majority of the voters that passed the state Public Disclosure Act. And if you have trouble with recalcitrant politicians providing those records, I seriously doubt that the Navy will help.

Charlotte’s Bench touched our hearts

  • Nov 16, 2012 at 8:24AM

Most of our heart and soul still resides in Coupeville – and will forever. How profoundly grateful we are for the dedication of Charlotte's Bench. Only Charlotte could anchor her family and embrace a whole town as she did. Thank you all for giving the embrace back.

Two people charged in Ebey Bowl burglary

  • Nov 16, 2012 at 8:08AM

Two Oak Harbor residents have been charged in the Memorial Day burglary of Ebey Bowl in Coupeville. Prosecutors charged 34-year-old Jason M. Bowen in Island County Superior Court Oct. 18 with burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree. He pleaded not guilty Oct. 18. Jasmine Seaward, 23, was charged Oct. 19 with burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree. Her bail was set at $10,000 Nov. 5.

Flashing speed signs aid in safety

  • Nov 16, 2012 at 8:07AM

When Lee James, a longtime resident of Coupeville, hears a loud bang, he knows right away what it is: a car accident has occurred on Highway 20 just north of Coupeville. A recent speed-limit sign upgrade near his home might help reduce these costly – and sometimes fatal – traffic encounters.

Balance shifts following Tuesday’s election

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 12:00PM updated at 3:13PM

Island County residents elected some new faces, while keeping some familiar ones during Tuesday’s General Election. It appears that the partisan balance of the Board of Island County Board of Commissioners will shift with one of two Democratic commissioners losing in the Nov. 6 election, according to initial ballot results.

Lawyers provide free legal aid to those in need

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

She wanted to end the marriage. Her husband had become abusive – and she had three young children to protect. But hiring a lawyer would cost too much, and representing herself in court would have been almost impossible. English is not her native language, and the legal documents and court procedures seemed incomprehensible.

Community rallies to support injured pastor

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Life can change in an instant. That’s about how long it took to turn life upside down for Coupeville Pastor Garrett Arnold and his family. One moment he was trimming a hedge, the next he was dangling from the side of a 35-foot embankment in Ledgewood — having either slipped and fallen or the ground beneath him having given way — he’s still not sure which.

Memorial bench honors town’s ‘hot dog lady’

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

The wooden bench is tucked beside the Island County Historical Museum with a view overlooking Front Street and Penn Cove. It is the perfect spot for two friends, Vickie Chambers and Chuck Poust, to stop and reflect on the life of Charlotte Christensen, Coupeville’s beloved “hot dog lady.”

Coupeville rallies hard, but comes up short at end

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Spectators at the Coupeville/Chimacum football game at Port Townsend Saturday, Nov. 3, were treated to a track meet as the Cowboys won a wild one, 56-39. The game featured a handful of big-yardage plays, many courtesy of the Wolves’ Jake Tumblin. The junior wingback piled up 407 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. The game also featured a Coupeville rally that included three touchdowns in less than three minutes in the final period.

Island Transit needs a fire lane done right

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 2:00PM

Lighting is already an issue with the construction at Island Transit and I anticipate full involvement by Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve staff and the general public living around the transit facility in determining the level of acceptable light pollution from this large project. We need to know their lighting plan now, because their construction lighting is already polluting the night for up to a mile in all directions.

Thankful for protection NAS Whidbey provides

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 1:00PM

I want to take a moment as we near Veterans Day and sincerely thank our action heroes at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Especially this year with the cruel progressive agitation aimed directly at action heroes whose idea of public service is not pontification, but protection for all of us from terror and for our Constitutional way of life.

Chicken barn preserved thanks to grant support

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Bill and Janis (Barrett) Skubi stand with beaming faces next to the wooden structure. They completed restoration work on their wood-shingled brooder house with the help of a matching grant from the Ebey’s Forever Fund, and they said they couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. “We’re really pleased,” Bill Skubi said. “We really feel supported by the community.”

Author shares ‘One More Sunrise’

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Jack McPherson never intended to write a book, it just sort of happened. The longtime Coupeville resident recently self-published “One More Sunrise,” the story of two young military men with nothing in common but the bond they developed as prisoners of war in Vietnam. The book is fiction, although McPherson did draw on his experiences in Vietnam during his time in the Navy.

Truffle teams head to the woods

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Since moving to Whidbey Island 30 years ago, Maureen Murphy has been plucking chanterelles from the woods of South Whidbey. As a nature lover, horticulturalist and botanist, Murphy loves the experience of heading outdoors on a hunt for edible mushrooms. “To get out into the forest is a really beautiful experience,” Murphy said. “The smells, the fragrances are really potent after the first fall rain.”

Repairs help preserve Camp Casey history

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

For the overnight facility at Camp Casey Conference Center southwest of Coupeville, the future is looking bright. “We are very excited,” said Darrell Jacobsen, site manager for the conference center and Fort Casey Inn. The center recently began extensive renovations. For the past 56 years, Seattle Pacific University has cared for this piece of history, but this stewardship has not always been easy.

County conducting appraisals

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 11:00AM

Appraisers with the Island County Assessor’s Office will soon be knocking on Coupeville doors for property inspections. County employees will be out until March 2013 assessing the quality and condition of homes and buildings.

Community Calendar

  • 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.

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