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Statewide burn ban extended

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:43AM

Gov. Chris Gregoire this week announced that an emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency and banning all outdoor burning has been extended through midnight Monday, Oct. 15.

Early error begins rough game for Wolves

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:39AM

The first play was an omen of what was to come. Coupeville fumbled on its initial play and the thrill of homecoming was soon dashed as the Wolves fell 47-14 to Granite Falls Friday, Oct. 5, at Mickey Clark Field. Coupeville coach Tony Maggio said it was his team’s weakest performance of the season, adding, “We played poorly as a unit; we didn’t seem to be into it. Maybe they were thinking about dancing.”

Defense continues to shine, but Wolves drop 2

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:40AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team is putting together solid defensive efforts, but the lack of goals is continuing to hurt as the Wolves lost 2-0 to Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 1-0 in double overtime to Lakewood Thursday, Oct. 4, at Mickey Clark Field. “We are continuing our trend of shoring up our defense. Earlier this season Cedarcrest defeated Coupeville 6-0 and Lakewood topped the Wolves 5-0,” Wolf coach Dan d’Almeida said.

Struggles continue for Wolf volleyballers

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:41AM

Unable to generate much of an offensive attack, the Coupeville High School volleyball team dropped a pair of home matches last week, losing a 3-0 to Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 3-2 to Lakewood Thursday, Oct. 4. Cedarcrest, which is in second place in the Cascade Conference with a 7-1 record, won 25-9, 25-16, 25-11.

Homecoming 2012

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 at 10:16AM

Coupeville High School celebrates Homecoming 2012

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.

Admirals Cove weighs future of community pool

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 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.

Linds robbery suspect charged

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 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.

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.

Dedication earns honors for Booster Club mom

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Persistent herbicides pose garden risks

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 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.

Garden Tour offers grants

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 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, 2013 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.

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!

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.

Kessler, Grassman engagement

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 9:00AM

Carly Kessler and Cody Grassman have announced their engagement.

714-pounder squashes competition

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 11:18AM

Results from the 17th annual Whidbey Island Giant Pumpkin Contest are in, and two Coupeville residents came out on top this year.

Learning Center targets homeschooled students

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 11:21AM

There’s a lot of learning going on in a very small space in downtown Coupeville. Educator Patrick Shanahan opened Coupeville Learning Center at the beginning of September at 6 N.W. Coveland St. in the former Whidbey Examiner office, offering a variety of learning experiences for students, whether they are enrolled in public school or are being home-schooled.

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.”

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.

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