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Greenbank seeds organic future

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Amid the work training farmers for a life in agriculture is a project that could be a boon to organic farmers on Whidbey Island. The Greenbank Farm is home to an Agriculture Training Center that teaches farmers how to establish and operate a successful farm. As part of their studies, several students and teachers are developing varieties of organic seeds catered to thrive on Whidbey Island.

Early-morning gardener; teens on roof

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The following calls were reported by the Coupeville Town Marshal’s office:

PT-Seattle foot ferry planned

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

A new passenger-only ferry route between Port Townsend and Seattle could reduce the number of tourists passing through Whidbey Island en route between the two cities. The ferry, which would be operated by the Port of Port Townsend, could be in operation as soon as next spring. Current plans call for three round trips a day on weekdays, with an extra round trip on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Candidate McKenna to make stop in Oak Harbor

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Rob McKenna, Washington state Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor, will make a campaign stop in Oak Harbor later this month. He will by at Angelo’s Caffé, 670 SE Pioneer Way, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

League’s first candidate forum slated for Oct. 4

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries will host a series of candidate forums for the upcoming general election. Candidates fro State Senate, State Legislature Positions 1 and 2 and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2.

Staffing stalls ferry sailings

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Washington State Ferries cancelled four sailings on the Coupeville-Port Townsend route. The reason: The crew did not show up for their watch as they were unaware that the hours had changed. Sunday was the first day of the new fall sailing schedule.

Enjoy Harvest Happening to support art

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM

Harvest Happening, this year’s annual fundraiser for the Pacific NorthWest Art School, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.

Scarecrow corridor to begin

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

It’s time for an annual Coupeville spooky tradition: Scarecrow Corridor 2012. The theme for this year’s event is “Old Sea Captains.” Anyone can enter the contest.

Sumi art and handblown glass share center stage

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Rob Schouten Gallery will hold an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at its Greenbank Farm location. Featured will be the work of respected sumi artist Angie Dixon, with her first exhibition of new work following a 10-year hiatus. This show combines the traditional expression of Asian brush and ink painting, also known as sumi painting, with Dixon's own expression that uses traditional materials in non-traditional ways.

Johnson is a good choice for commissioner

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Having served with Jill Johnson on several community boards and committees I have been impressed with how well she grasps and responds to an issue. She understands quickly what’s at stake and is able to process key points and articulate them clearly.

Jill Johnson has a track record of leadership

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

I read with bemusement the letter that compared Angie Homola to Jill Johnson and concluded by saying that Jill Johnson has no proven track record of leadership. Jill Johnson was a big part of the driving force behind building the new Wildcat Memorial Football Stadium and the newly renovated Oak Harbor High School. It was her idea to change the address of the High School to “No. 1 Wildcat Way,” finding a creative solution that allowed the High School to change its address and not impact the surrounding neighbors.

Readiness to Learn thanks community

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Readiness To Learn would like to thank its many supporters of the Back To School Program in Coupeville that serves Coupeville and Oak Harbor students.

Thanks for supporting salmon barbecue

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

To our friends and neighbors in the Coupeville community and visitors (especially from the Walking Festival) thank you for supporting our work in the community by coming to our salmon barbecue. All the money that was raised goes right back into the community through our programs, projects, and grants.

Small government is a matter of right priorities

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

At a recent Island County budget workshop, Sheriff Mark Brown asked for $1.4 million for more deputies and replacement vehicles. His request was met by sharp criticism from commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Angie Homola for not being sensitive to the needs of “other departments.” The sheriff’s job is to advocate for his department. He is the expert on law enforcement issues. To ask for less than he thinks is needed would be irresponsible. Public safety is his priority.

Common sense decision, 20 years later

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Many of us try to be informed voters. We have not routinely voted based solely on party lines; we vote for the candidate who best reflects and will support our principles and goals for our state and country. This year voters in the 10th District have the choice between two qualified candidates for state Senate. Mary Margaret Haugen, the incumbent, has served in state politics for 30 years, initially in the House of Representatives, then as a State Senator since 1993.

Correction for “Issues that Matter: Marriage Law Referendum 74, Be an Informed Voter” event

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 3:21PM

A calendar listing in the Thursday, Sept. 20 issue of the Whidbey Examiner for a Sept. 25 event at the Coupeville Library is incorrect. “Issues that Matter: Marriage Law Referendum 74, Be an Informed Voter” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, not at the Coupeville Library. The Oak Harbor Library will host the same discussion program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in meeting room 137. The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Dr. These events are free and open to the public. Call 360-675-5115 or go to for information.

Community Calendar

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 12:15PM

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

Kite festival takes to the sky

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:04AM

The Whidbey Island Kite Festival and Sportkite Competition takes to the sky with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 on the parade grounds at Camp Casey. The highlight of the weekend is the Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships, one of the premier sportkite competitions in the Pacific Northwest. Individual, pairs, and team events are included. Competition takes place both Saturday and Sunday. The Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships is an AKA-sanctioned event. Activities include kids' kitemaking, beginning sportkite lessons and sportkite demonstrations.

‘Coupeville is the best,’ mayor proclaims

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:12AM

“Coupeville is the best.” That’s how Mayor Nancy Conard began her annual State of the Town address last week in which she covered topics such as town staffing, the local business environment and plans for the future. She spoke before an audience of local residents, government officials and business owners at an event hosted by the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. She first recognized the townspeople’s volunteer service and commitment to the community, and proceeded to weave aspects of what makes the town great – such as a small, nimble government, commitment to the environment, and a strong business community – throughout her speech.

Big plans for Community Green

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 9:58AM

Shoppers at the Coupeville Farmers Market on Saturday had a chance to weigh in on the future of the community green, the grassy field behind the public library that is owned by the Town of Coupeville. The green is used for the weekly market from April through mid-October as well as special events and parking during large events such as the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. At Saturday’s open house, people looked over drawings of the three alternative master plan proposals for the almost four-acre property. Landscape Architect Craig Lewis of JGM Landscape Architects in Bellevue designed the proposals with input from a local committee that brainstormed ideas.

Expect heavy ferry traffic

  • Sep 20, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Sep 21, 2012 at 10:52AM

Drivers using the Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry route can expect heavy eastbound traffic at Port Townsend from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 due to the annual Oyster Run motorcycle ride in Anacortes. All drivers, including motorcyclists, are encouraged to make reservations on the Washington State Ferries website or by calling 511 to ensure space availability on their desired departure. The Coupeville terminal can experience heavy westbound traffic between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Washington State Ferries’ fall schedule begins on Sunday. The two-boat sailing schedule, with sailings every 45 minutes, will be reduced to one boat, with sailings every 90 minutes, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Safely dispose of unused drugs

  • Sep 20, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Sep 21, 2012 at 10:52AM

Local residents can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs during next week’s Drug Take-Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, the public can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications at the Sheriff ‘s Office at 5521 E. Harbor Road, Freeland, the Coupeville Marshal’s Office at 4 N.E. Seventh St., or the Oak Harbor Police Department at 860 S.E. Barrington Dr. The service is free and anonymous, and provides the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft.

Coupeville Arts Festival grants now available

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:16AM

The Coupeville Festival Association is looking for applicants for the organization’s yearly grants. All proceeds from the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, which takes place in early August, go back into the community within the 98239 zip code. Those proceeds are divvied up in the form of grants and scholarships. The association has awarded more than $500,000 since 1964. Check the festival association website at and click “grants” to see if a request qualifies.

Boling earns a Fulbright

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:18AM

One young woman with deep roots in Coupeville is branching out into the bigger world. “I am a small -town girl at heart, but I am only this way after experiencing many different cultures and living in various places in the U.S. and across the world,” said Jessica Boling, 27, who has lived in Boston, France, Cameroon and Korea since graduating from Coupeville High School in 2003. Boling is currently working in Korea. She went there for an “adoptee’s trip home” sponsored by the Holt Foundation, which helps international adoptees travel home to explore their origins. She spent three months with a host family and the Holt organization subsidized her stay so she could teach English. Jessica was born in South Korea, and adopted by the Boling family when she was four months old. She grew up just outside Coupeville on a farm in Ebey’s Prairie with her parents John and Linda Boling, older brothers Grant and Douglas, and a younger sister Lyndsay, also adopted from Korea as a baby.

Raptor Day

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15AM

A female goshawk stretches its wings on the arm of master falconer and biologist Steve Layman of Clinton during Raptor Day at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, part of last weekend’s Whidbey Island Farm Tour. This bird came from the northern Great Plains area, but the species also can be found on the Olympic Peninsula.

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