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It’s time for a new WAIF animal shelter / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:23AM

I love good news. And the good news is that the new WAIF animal shelter is, at last, well on its way to becoming a reality. For those of us who have been waiting for this new shelter for so many years, decades in fact, the progress that’s been made toward the much-needed new one is very, very exciting. On land already purchased, the new shelter area is fenced with chained link, the building site cleared, the trail system in, the septic system in progress, and the multipurpose barn building due to be completed by volunteers in October.

Which party cares about our veterans? / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:22AM

The Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), would give grants to states, local governments, and federal agencies to hire veterans as police officers, fire fighters, and workers in parks and other public lands. It would help veteran entrepreneurs and contractors and make it easier for veterans to qualify for professional licenses based on their military training. The cost would be $1 billion over the next five years.

Library system celebrates 50 years

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:13AM

Coupeville resident Joanne Roomes, left, looks on as her mother, Mildred Eisenhauer, 101, signs the guest book at the Coupeville library’s 50th anniversary celebration Saturday at the Coupeville Farmers Market. The guest book and other items from the celebration will be placed into the wooden time capsule at right. Library enthusiasts were given an opportunity to say, “Why I Love My Library,” either on bookmarks or on paper “talking bubbles.” The time capsule will be stored in the library’s cupola to be opened at a future date.

Election begins with military voters

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 10:02AM

The voting period for this fall’s highly anticipated statewide General Election is about to begin, with Washington’s military and overseas voters being the first ones to receive and fill out ballots. Counties will send out roughly 50,000 General Election ballots to military and overseas voters by the Sept. 22 deadline. Many of these voters are expected to use the option of e-mailing or faxing back their completed ballot to their home county elections office. For the 2012 Primary Election, 50,456 ballots were issued to the state’s military and overseas voters.

Shellfish off limits

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

The southeast side of Whidbey Island has been closed to the recreational harvest of all species of shellfish because of marine biotoxin concentrations.The closure area runs from Strawberry Point to Possession Point on the west side of Whidbey Island, including all of Holmes Harbor. Penn Cove west of Blowers Bluff on the north and Snakelum Point on the south is not included.Beaches on the west side of Whidbey from Admiralty Head south to Possession Point remain closed to all species of shellfish.

Glorious green tomatoes and gassy bananas

  • Sep 20, 2012 at 11:06AM

Race Week always makes me feel anxious. No, I’m not talking about Indianapolis or Daytona prior to either of those famous car races. I’m talking, instead, about the week right before the date the weather forecaster’s picked as the first frost of the season, when your tomato plants are practically dripping with fruit – the green kind.

Coupeville deputies moving on

  • Sep 20, 2012 at 10:19AM

The 24-hour patrol services provided by the Coupeville Marshal’s Office may have come to an end – at least for awhile. Within a three-month period, the town will lose 75 percent of its deputy force. Two members of the town’s police force have already left, and one has given notice that he will leave in mid-October. Deputy James Covert’s last work day was on Aug. 24, while Deputy Adrian Kuschnereit departed on Sept. 1 and Deputy Chris Peabody will leave next month.

Freeland man, 21, dies after car crashes into pole

  • Sep 19, 2012 at 3:00PM

FREELAND — Daniel L. Torget died in the early hours Sunday morning after his car collided with a power pole on Fish Road. He was 21 years old.

Commissioners tackle challenging county budget

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 10:04AM

Last week marked the conclusion of a series of meetings in which department heads and elected officials presented their proposed 2013 budgets to the board.

State to review county meetings

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 10:03AM

A state expert has reviewed Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson’s allegations that the board has run afoul of open public meeting laws and believes further investigation is warranted.

Coupeville library celebrates half-century mark

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 10:01AM

The library will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the Sno-Isle Libraries rural district from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Coupeville Farmers Market in the field next to the library at 788 NW Alexander St.

Wolves' loss full of missed opportunities

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:59AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team lost 2-0 to Oak Harbor in its season-opening match Thursday, Sept. 6, at Mickey Clark Field.

Fundraisers earn $25K for injured pastor

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:49AM

Garrett Arnold, the pastor of Living Hope Foursquare Church in Coupeville, suffered a spinal cord injury that will force him to use a wheelchair.

Clinton farm emphasizes local flavor

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 9:42AM

A sheep dairy in a bucolic setting near Clinton brings a new flavor of artisan cheese to Whidbey Island.

Registration open for Whidbey writers' retreat

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 9:01AM

The retreat is titled “First Write the Book; It’s All in the Craft,” will take place from Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14.

Cedarcrest stops young Wolves in opener

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:58AM

The Coupeville High School volleyball team struggled in its season and conference opener at Cedarcrest in Duvall Thursday, Sept. 6, as the Red Wolves won 25-21, 25-11, 25-14.

Let's hear it for Coupeville community spirit

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 8:52AM

For the third year in a row, the Coupeville Farmers Market played host to the Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair, an event that showcases some of the many volunteer organizations that do so much for our community.

Greenbank Farm celebrates 15th birthday

  • Sep 13, 2012 at 8:50AM

It could have looked very different. Paved driveways could have led to single-family homes, with fences enclosing the whole water-view neighborhood. But instead, the commitment and dedication of community members and local nonprofit groups a decade and a half ago preserved the rolling, pastoral hills of Greenbank Farm for use by the public.

Blown glass and whimsical art on display at Schouten in Greenbank

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:53AM

Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm presents an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 to showcase the paintings of Wendy Wees and the handblown glass of Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell.

Two more chances for hunter safety classes in Coupeville

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:49AM

The Central Whidbey Sportsman's Association is offering two more chances to attend classes in its series of shooter training and safety education classes.

Grief groups welcome participants

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:48AM

Any adult coping with the death of a loved one within the last two years is welcome to participate in ongoing grief support groups on Whidbey Island.

Meeting addresses challenges of gluten intolerance

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:47AM

The Gluten Intolerance Group on Whidbey invites anyone interested to attend a presentation on the challenges of gluten intolerance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Trinity Lutheran Church annex, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland.

Back Country Horsemen Raffle Ride and Chili Cook-Off

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:46AM

The Island County Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen will host its annual Russell Maugans Memorial Raffle Ride and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Edgewood Farm, located at 2936 Keller Road in Langley. All riders and walkers are invited to participate in the 2- to 3-hour trail ride through beautiful Putney Woods and the chili cook-off, raffle and silent auction afterwards.

Coupeville Methodist sets fall schedule

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:28AM

The Coupeville United Methodist Church announces its fall schedule, which will start on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Coupeville Lions serve salmon, Northwest style

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 11:27AM

The Coupeville Lions will serve up tradition starting at noon on Sunday, Sept. 9 in Coupeville Town Park at the corner of N.W. Coveland and N.W. Colburn streets.

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