Story Archives

Archive Results — 1626 thru 1650 of about 2000 items

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.

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.

Read the Dec 18
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates