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- Aug 3, 2013 at 10:00AM
It’s really all about the pie. Mary Murphy, 9, said that while she didn’t win the Loganberry Festival pie-eating contest Saturday afternoon, she was still a winner.
- Aug 4, 2013 at 9:00AM
Editor, Myth: Outlying Field is a critical link to our security that can only be met at OLF Coupeville — anywhere else and the country is doomed and freedom will be destroyed. Reality: Pilot practice is essential and all on the island realize that and support training the Navy pilots, but from that to extrapolate that this particular OLF location is paramount to our security is pure nonsense.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 8:07AM
Registration is still open for the second annual Race the Reserve, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mickey Clark Field in Coupeville.
Chipping in: Washington youth visit Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve to spruce up historic buildings
- Aug 5, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 12, 2013 at 2:37PM
More than three dozen high school students from across Washington state visited Whidbey Island in July to get a hands-on lesson in historic preservation.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08PM
Islanders soccer teams won two divisions in the Marysville Strawberry Classic Tournament last weekend, Aug. 2-4.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 9:35AM
A staffing issue has prompted the cancellation of several sailings on the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route. The 8:45 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 9:30 a.m. sailing from Coupeville were cancelled due to the lack of a qualified crew, according to information provided by Washington State Ferries.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 3:53PM
Coupeville is gearing up for a weekend of fun and creativity with the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. The event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 in downtown Coupeville.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 3:52PM
Hospital officials were looking for a simple way to comfort some of their youngest patients and Lions Club members on Whidbey Island found a way to help.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 4:19PM
Get your cabers ready to toss. A group of Scottish-minded people will get their large poles ready to hurl when they participate in the annual Highland Games, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Greenbank Farm.
- Aug 10, 2013 at 9:00AM
Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose achieved a dream last month. She got to take the first swing to demolish the transit agency’s former headquarters building. Rose manned an excavator in mid-July to kick off the demolition for the building that had been emptied now that the new headquarters building is pretty much complete.
- Aug 10, 2013 at 10:00AM
The 2013 fall high school sports season begins in a few weeks, and two of Coupeville’s teams will be guided by new coaches.
- Aug 11, 2013 at 9:00AM
Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:
- Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00AM
Oak Harbor’s Andy Wyman won the half-marathon at the second annual Race the Reserve in Coupeville Saturday, Aug. 10, and his triumph wasn’t the only success story.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 3:31PM
Editor, This was the first year I have experienced the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival as a merchant.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 3:31PM
This weekend the public has an opportunity to get inside one of Central Whidbey’s oldest buildings.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 3:32PM
Editor, We’ve heard endless sides to endless arguments when it comes to Outlying Field and jet noise versus what others call the sound of freedom.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 3:21PM
After spending years organizing protests calling for the freedom of orca Lolita, Shelby Proie got to see the marine mammal’s original home for the first time Aug. 8. She participated in a ceremony organized by the Orca Network that commemorated the Penn Cove Orca Capture.
- Aug 17, 2013 at 9:00AM
Leaders for the Port of Coupeville are looking for a few good applicants. The port formally started looking for someone to replace Jim Patton after his contract expires at the end of this year.
- Aug 18, 2013 at 9:00AM
David Haney, who recently retired from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office, came up with an interesting way to kick off his retirement. He is spending the summer volunteering as a deckhand on a tall ship that visited Coupeville last weekend.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 9:00AM
After months of searching, the Board of Commissioners for Whidbey General Hospital has a replacement commissioner.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 8:52AM
A historic barn in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is getting a much-needed facelift thanks to the help of a handful of college students and volunteers. Students participating in the University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Field School visited Ebey’s Landing last week to install a cedar shake roof on the Comstock Barn, which is located off Engle Road south of Coupeville. Shannon Sardell, director of the Pacific Northwest Field School, said the barn is a significant part of the reserve’s historic landscape and, until recently, was at risk for demolition.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 9:06AM
Around 170 people gathered at the Ferry House over the weekend to help preservation efforts within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. They enjoyed a “Picnic on the Prairie” Saturday that raised money for the Ebey’s Forever Fund, which is a pot of money that pays for preservation projects on the hundreds of historic buildings located within the reserve. Although a tally is still underway, it looks like organizers will raise around $15,000, said Kyle Waterman, executive director of the Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which organized the picnic.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 9:57AM
Jim Short can create a lot of things with his hands. Just not miracles. He figures he’ll make a dent, but doesn’t expect to move mountains as he prepares to unveil the workshop where he performs his woodturning magic. He’s one of 31 artists participating in the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Art Studio Tour, which runs on back-to-back weekends beginning Aug. 24-25.
- Aug 24, 2013 at 8:00AM
Going to the ocean as a child was always a lot of fun. While my father flew kites, my brother and I would play in the sand, look for sea shells and test our limits on how far we went out in the surf. My mother would lay on a blanket, snoozing or reading a book. We went at least once a year, if not more. My dad bought his first kite when I was just an infant.
- Aug 24, 2013 at 10:00AM
Whidbey General Hospital leaders are taking steps to ensure employees follow state laws during an election season where voters will decide whether to approve a $50-million bond that will finance an expansion and updating of the hospital’s campus. That bond is appearing on the November ballot and needs to pass by a 60 percent supermajority. Trish Rose, spokesperson for Whidbey General Hospital, said during a recent hospital commissioners’ meeting that she sent information to staff about how they can inform people of the proposal.
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