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- Sep 7, 2013 at 8:00AM
There are many reasons we are lucky to live in this beautiful spot on the planet but one that sometimes goes unnoticed are the many hardworking, nonprofit groups that go about fulfilling their missions, quietly and with little fanfare. These groups provide a variety of services that we all benefit from at some time or another. Their missions are diverse and important. They protect our children, elderly, animals and environment. They support our schools, the arts and health care. They provide lifetime learning on a multitude of subjects, complete historic preservation and are responsible for the many unique events in our community. They feed our hungry, protect the abused, provide healthy and safe activities for our youth and keep our town beautiful. All of these nonprofits get their work done with volunteers, giving of their time and talents, to support the people and things that are important to them.
- Sep 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Barely more than a year ago, shocked Washingtonians grieved the horrific deaths by a gunman on a June morning at Café Racer in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. Sadly not Puget Sound’s first mass shooting tragedy — the Jewish Federation attack — is still a vivid reminder of guns in in the wrong hands. Following the savage shooting that killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December, polls show the overwhelming majority of citizens in our state want reasonable public safety protection with universal background checks required for all gun sales.
- Sep 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Two race car drivers sped through one of the most picturesque parts of Ebey’s Landing in a flash. Justin Bell and Townsend Bell (no relation) spent a quiet Wednesday afternoon last week racing a Lexus IS 350 FSPORT. They raced down Ebey Road, drifted through a hair-pin turn onto Hill Road near the bluff trail, regained speed as they whizzed by the beach before negotiating a series of curves on the narrow road in the woods before speeding past a historic, red barn located just outside the treeline. As for who won? Tune in to “Shut up and Drive” to find out. The show featuring Ebey’s Landing airs at noon, Sunday, Sept. 29. on Fox Sports 1.
- Sep 8, 2013 at 9:00AM
At the store, people are drawn in by the wafting scent of chocolate in the air. Online, word-of-mouth has garnered a significant following around the world. Marie Lincoln, owner of the Chocolate Flower Farm in Langley, has developed a successful retail store, online product business and farm based on chocolate.
- Sep 8, 2013 at 10:00AM
A national retirement publication has listed Whidbey Island in its book entitled “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.” Published by Where to Retire magazine, the book is now in its fifth edition. “We believe that retirement locale scouting is fun,” said Annette Fuller, managing editor of Where to Retire and co-editor of the book. “This volume helps the process with its well-researched profiles of 100 cities that retirees love. Where to Retire magazine has been dedicated solely to discovering these destinations since 1992, so the knowledge in the pages is deep and wide. It takes you on a coast-to-coast trip like no other book can do.”
- Sep 8, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 9:18AM
The breakout season started with a shutout. Coupeville High School football coach Tony Maggio said several weeks ago this should be a breakout season for his club. The Wolves backed up that statement with a 32-0 thumping of Bellevue Christian Friday, Sept. 6, at Mickey Clark Field.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:17AM
Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange will have no trouble filling out his lineup with experienced players.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:18AM
The Coupeville High School volleyball program begins a new era this fall as Kirsty Croghan takes over for long-time coach Toni Crebbin.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:16AM
The Coupeville High School cheer squad doesn’t lack from participation this fall.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:15AM
New Coupeville High School soccer coach Troy Cowan is only concerned with the now.
- Sep 9, 2013 at 9:00AM
Long before any of us set foot here, our Rock was shared by at least four nations. Some Snohomish spent the summers on South Whidbey. Branches of the Skagits lived in the center and the north. And a Clallam band lived on the west end of Ebey’s Prairie. It was an un-United Nations. There was a lot of fussin’ and feudin’. But every once in a while a Big Chief would call all the Rock nations together for a potlatch, where they spent days drinking, eating and making merry in a cedar long house. As soon as it was over, they went back to fussin’ and feudin’ again.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 2:13PM
Spectators looking to enjoy a game in Coupeville will be paying a bit more at the gate. The Coupeville School Board Monday night approved increasing the admission fees for Coupeville athletic events.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 2:14PM
The Navy said last week it will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement for Outlying Field Coupeville and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station on North Whidbey.
- Sep 13, 2013 at 2:21PM
A new face is behind the counter of a Coupeville boutique. Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Nunn took over Collections Boutique last month from previous owner Rita Hart, who still works at the popular shop on a part-time basis.
- Sep 14, 2013 at 10:00AM
It looks like fewer students are attending Coupeville schools this year. An enrollment count shows the equivalent of 886 full-time students are in Coupeville’s classrooms. That amount is 24 fewer full-time equivalent students then the 910 students school officials had projected for the Central Whidbey-based school district.
- Sep 15, 2013 at 9:00AM
With the construction of its new headquarters nearly complete, Island Transit leaders are looking for future projects.
- Sep 15, 2013 at 10:00AM
In a town filled with historic treasures, some are out for the world to see while others are hidden in plain sight. Amongst the hustle and bustle of downtown Coupeville, lies a hidden gem within the historical community.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 10:21AM
Lakewood snuck by the host Coupeville volleyball team 3-1 Tuesday, Sept. 17.
- Sep 18, 2013 at 10:22AM
The Coupeville High School tennis team was edged 3-2 by South Whidbey in the season opener for the Wolves Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Langley.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 10:13AM
For the second consecutive match, a four-goal rush by an opponent in the second half stung the Coupeville High School soccer team as it fell 4-1 to visiting Cedarcrest Tuesday, Sept. 17.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 8:25AM
Behind a hat trick by Shantel St. Jean, the Lakewood soccer team stopped host Coupeville 7-0 Thursday, Sept. 19.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 9:11AM
For the second time in three days, the South Whidbey tennis team pushed aside Coupeville, this time beating the Wolves 5-0 Thursday, Sept. 19, in Langley.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 3:52PM
Members of Whidbey Island Kite Fliers are crossing their fingers for decent wind this weekend. Why else? So they can fly kites.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 3:41PM
Coupeville will play host to two opportunities for live music and good food Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The first ever Oyster Festival will take place Sunday in downtown Coupeville.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 3:44PM
Editor, As a registered nurse for 27 years and an emergency room nurse for 20, I take offense to the frequently read and heard statement that Whidbey General Hospital is a “first-aid station.”
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