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Burn ban comes to an end

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 9:00AM

Recent rainy weather has the Island County Sheriff’s Office to lift the ban on outdoor burning.

Wolves rebound for first win

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 9:00AM

The win was offensive – in a good way. After losing 2-1 in an Oct. 9 shootout at South Whidbey, the Coupeville soccer team exploded for three goals and snared its first win of the season 3-1 last Thursday over Sultan.

Wolves fly by Falcons to wrap up playoff spot

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 9:00AM

It sure feels good to beat those Falcons. The Coupeville High School football secured a playoff berth last Friday with an 18-13 win at South Whidbey.

Support helps families of gays understand, accept

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 9:00AM

Fourteen years ago, when their son Matt told them he was gay, Sharon and Jim Kabler initially had vastly different reactions. “I said fine, I’m okay with that,” Sharon Kabler said. “But my husband Jim wanted to throw the phone at the wall.”

Kessler, Grassman engagement

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 9:00AM

Carly Kessler and Cody Grassman have announced their engagement.

Two new teachers join Coupeville Elementary School faculty

  • Oct 15, 2012 at 10:08AM

Lisa Nguyen and Sean LeClaire join the faculty at Coupeville Elementary School this year. Nguyen will teach Special Education Preschool and LeClaire art and English Language Learning.

Coupeville School District welcomes six new middle school and high school teachers

  • Oct 15, 2012 at 10:12AM

With the retirement and relocation of several teachers at the end of last school year, the Coupeville School District welcomed six new middle school and high school teachers.

Linds robbery suspect charged

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:18AM

A 24-year-old Bremerton man accused of robbing a Coupeville pharmacy at gunpoint two years ago was finally charged with the crime, but remains in an Oregon prison, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged George Skurtu in Island County Superior Court Sept. 26 with first-degree robbery. Skurtu became a suspect in the Jan. 4, 2010 robbery after he and another man were arrested for armed robbery four days later in Dallas, Ore.

Admirals Cove weighs future of community pool

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:18AM

The gate has been padlocked and a red sign in the window says “closed.” The Admirals Cove Beach Club pool has closed for the season, but some in the community hope it’s closed for good. Other community members are hoping to rescue it from demolition.

Matthews challenges Larsen for Congressional seat

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

It wasn’t even a close call for U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. He’s in favor of the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal in Bellingham for one reason – jobs. “Jobs are the driving force behind my whole campaign,” says the 2nd Congressional District Democrat who is seeking a seventh term in the House.

Hayes, Riggs vie for open Dist. 10 House seat

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

The reapportionment of the 10th Legislative District left it much as it was before – a swing district evenly divided between Republican and Democratic voters. The race to fill the open House seat in the 10th features two civil servants from opposing parties.

Dedication earns honors for Booster Club mom

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

She works behind the scenes – she prefers it that way – but her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. District 1 (Western Washington school districts north of Seattle) of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently presented Coupeville’s Christy Kellison with the Dave DuVall Award for her dedication to CHS athletics. It didn’t take long for Kellison to get involved with the Booster Club after moving to Coupeville from Oregon in 2008. In 2009, she was named to its board and she has served as president for the past three years.

Homecoming 2012

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

Coupeville High School celebrates Homecoming 2012

Garden Tour offers grants

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:15AM

The 18th annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour is seeking qualified grant applicants to receive funding from the June 22, 2013 tour. Projects emphasizing public space enhancement and education are of particular interest. Grants typically run from $1,000 up to $10,000. The deadline is Oct. 31. For details or an application, go to wigt.org or e-mail beneficiaries@whidbey.net.

Master Gardener training set

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:15AM

Washington State University Island County Extension is accepting applications for its Master Gardeners training, which takes place from January through April 2013.

Persistent herbicides pose garden risks

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:15AM

It’s been anything but a good growing season for some farmers and home gardeners on Whidbey Island this year. They thought they were doing everything right by using locally produced manure on their crops and sharing it, free of charge, with their friends.

Squash season

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:54AM

Marianne Brabanski of Coupeville and Antje Bahe of Brieselang, Germany peruse the autumn squash at the Prairie Bottom Farm booth on Saturday at the Coupeville Farmers Market. This Saturday, Oct. 13 is HarvestFest, the final day of the season for the market, which includes the Giant Pumpkin Contest and the wild-and-wacky Harvest Relay Races, a fundraiser for Gifts from the Heart food bank.

Market hosts relay races, giant pumpkin contest

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:01AM

The Coupeville Farmers Market hosts its annual HarvestFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 – the final market day of the year. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in set for 11 a.m. No registration or fee required for entry. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest pumpkin, the biggest pumpkin by a junior (age through middle school), the prettiest and ugliest pumpkins and the biggest zucchini.

Cingular gets town utility tax credit

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:25AM

The Town of Coupeville has settled a lawsuit with New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC. The town is one of more than 100 municipalities in Washington to have been sued by the mobile Internet service provider. The settlement provides Cingular Wireless, formerly AT&T Mobility, with a credit of about $5,300 against its future local utility taxes.

Audubon event highlights birding map

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:48AM

Within moments of arriving at Crockett Lake, the two birding enthusiasts spot several interesting winged Whidbey residents. Nearby, an eagle has perched at the top of a tree. Even closer, a kingfisher sits on a telephone wire, then makes its distinctive call as it swoops away.

Community Calendar

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:32AM

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

Interfaith vigil planned

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:02AM

The ninth annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. The vigil will feature prayer, music chants and scripture contributions from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Native American faith traditions on Whidbey Island.

Dahlia class planned

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:02AM

Learn how to properly divide and store dahlia tubers at a class led by John and Kathy Willson of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm set for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27 at Meerkerk Gardens, in Greenbank. Admission is $5 and reservations are required. To register, e-mail jwillson@whidbey.net or call Meerkerk at 360-678-1912. This class qualifies for WSU Master Gardener training credit.

Input sought on forest plan

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:01AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will host a public workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey to gather public comment on the draft Management Plan for the Trillium Community Forest.

DNR’s Deep Sea response manager honored

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Melissa Ferris, manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program, has been honored for her leadership of the department’s response to the sinking and retrieval of the vessel Deep Sea in Penn Cove earlier this year.

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