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Homola cares about all, not just some

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:05PM

I got to meet Angie Homola last night and I could see why her opponent has attempted to keep Angie from speaking at certain community forums. Think of a 10,000-piece puzzle with pieces scattered miles apart, some on very hard-to-reach shelves. Angie is so bright, she can keep track of what’s on every single piece, knows where to find it and knows how each piece fits together. Even if the picture on the box has been trampled, she holds the vision of what it can be.

Everyone should vote for Jill Johnson

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:04PM

We are voting for Jill Johnson to be one of Island County’s commissioners. In the short time we have known and worked with Jill, we have concluded she has the necessary skills and qualities we feel the position needs.

Thank you, Greenbank, for your support

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:03PM

When I arrived in Greenbank as postmaster three and a half years ago, I had zero postmaster experience. My boss gave me an opportunity and took a chance that I would land on my feet with this appointment. I believe I have, and in large part it was due to a very patient and incredibly supportive community.

Haugen has been too effective to lose now

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:02PM

Many years ago I ran for the state Legislature from our district and managed, despite being endorsed by two governors and a U.S. Senator, to come in third. Second place went to a Republican from Oak Harbor that Governors Evans and Spellman classified as a “troglodyte.” (Trogs in history were barbarians who lived underground.)

We must work together to make Greenbank Farm sustainable

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:01PM

In response to the recent article The Whidbey Examiner about the financial concerns at the Greenbank Farm (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25), I would hope that specific details will be forthcoming, so that if errors were made, things could be quickly remedied. It is unfortunate that in a contentious political climate, issues become devisive, distorting the larger picture.

Greenbank group happy with review

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00PM

Speaking on behalf of the Greenbank Farm Management Group, I’d like to respond to the article about the Port Of Coupeville’s review panel and concerns about our finances (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25). The letter from Georgia Gardner that is discussed in the article alludes to accounting and tax reporting deficiencies only in the most general and undefined way. For an organization that strives to be effective and transparent, we find this extremely frustrating in that we have no specifics to respond to.

Haugen, Smith, Hayes for state Legislature

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 9:25AM

In the race for the District 10 seat in the state Senate, voters should mark their ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. Haugen, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, has been an effective representative of her swing district, able to work with interests as diverse as conservative farmers, labor unions and the tribes. In challenging Haugen for her seat in the Senate, Republican Barbara Bailey has made a point of criticizing Haugen’s 30-year tenure in the Legislature.

Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 12:23PM

Noting concerns about financial statements from Greenbank Farm Management Group, a prominent Whidbey Island accountant resigned as a volunteer examining the operations of the publicly owned farm. Georgia Gardner, a Coupeville accountant who is a former state representative and current Whidbey General Hospital commissioner, resigned in early October after she wrote a letter to the management group’s board of trustees about her concerns.

Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 8:47AM

Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview on Saturday Oct. 20

Senior Night becomes happy night for Wolves

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Senior Night was a happy night for the Coupeville volleyball team as the Wolves eked out a 3-2 win over visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 18. The win helped ease some of the sting of a 3-1 loss at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Wolves look to playoff run

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team began district tournament play yesterday, hoping to wash away some of the tough times from the regular season.

Freeland medical pot shop sees growing demand

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s only storefront medical-marijuana cooperative opened five months ago, and business has been steadily increasing. Now serving about 400 patients, the founder of this nonprofit cooperative says it provides socially responsible and legal access to medicinal cannabis for patients suffering from terminal or debilitating medical conditions.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. “Uncommon Threads” is Whidbey Weavers Guild annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3 at Greenbank Farm’s big red barn.

Hansen hired as new Examiner editor

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Megan Hansen has been named editor of The Whidbey Examiner and The Whidbey News-Times. Hansen spent the past four years as assistant editor of the Nisqually Valley News in Yelm. “I’m excited to have Megan join our team,” said Kasia Pierzga, publisher of the News-Times, the Examiner and The South Whidbey Record.

Community Calendar

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:19PM

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

Editorials: Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

Ferries honored for successful fuel conservation program

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:03PM

A highly skilled team of state employees has been recognized this year for its innovative work to conserve fuel and save the state of Washington more than $700,000 per year.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS pushes for lid lift

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:02PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS has a 15-cent levy lid lift on the November General Election ballot to support its volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician program. If passed, this would be the first voter-approved funding increase for the fire district in 23 years.

Archaeology Day is Sunday

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Island County Historical Museum will host Archaeology Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the museum, 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St.

Mystery, history, jazz

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 12:59PM

The Penn Cove Players promise to make the frightening exciting at the upcoming production of Postcards from Whidbey Island. “Halloween Mystery, History and Jazz” will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center.

Road rage and an annoying weed eater

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Recent reports from the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office

Applicants needed for Housing Authority Board

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires on Dec. 6.

Long dry spell ends with hail and funnel cloud

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

A quick slide into fall and winter started on Oct. 13. We knew it was coming, but most of us were surprised it took so long to arrive. Starting July 24, Coupeville experienced drought conditions with only about 0.2 inches of rain – the same amount we received on the day the drought ended.

Green leads Kings to down Wolves

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

For the King’s football team, Green means go. Behind quarterback Billy Green, the No. 1-ranked Knights flew by Coupeville 51-7 Friday, Oct. 19, at Mickey Clark Field. Green, who will play for Brigham Young University next year, passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns (58, 5, 40 and 24 yards).

District 1 candidates reveal a study in contrasts

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Who to choose? Political newcomer Jeff Lauderdale or incumbent Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson couldn’t be more different in their views about how Island County government should be run. Lauderdale, a Republican, believes the board’s priorities are askew, that in a time when revenue is scarce, law and justice needs should be satisfied above all else.

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