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Wolves' first win a big one | Boys basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:29PM

It was a long time coming, but there was no doubt about it once it arrived. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team needed a win, badly, and when it finally broke through, it did so in dominating fashion. The Wolves destroyed visiting Orcas Island 84-37 Saturday, Jan. 4.

Coupeville art gallery closes doors

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:42PM

After 17 years, a popular Front Street art gallery is closing its doors. The Windjammer Gallery, located across the street from Mariners Court, shuttered its doors Friday to make room for a wine shop. “We’re retiring,” owner Chuck Poust said the day before the closing. “It demands a lot of your time. We were only closed three days out of the year.”

2013 in review: Landslides big and small plague Central Whidbey news

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:48PM

Volunteers examining the future of the Greenbank Farm recommended that the Port of Coupeville explore selling the publicly owned farm. The proposal sparked discussion about the farm’s future, but the port renewed a contract with the farm management group.

Coupeville's Vail Wine Shop moves into former Windjammer gallery space

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:36PM

Larry and Patsy Vail have a New Year’s resolution: move their Coupeville wine shop and continue with the success they’ve enjoyed for the past two years. The couple, owns Vail Wine Shop, is moving the shop’s former home in Mariner’s Court across the street into the the former home of the Windjammer Gallery, which closed in late December after 17 years in business. “I’m expecting it to go well,” Patsy said of the new location.

Deciding marshal’s office fate should include public input | Some Perspective

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

For the past year, Town of Coupeville officials have been exploring options in dealing with staffing issues within the marshal’s office. Mayor Nancy Conard said the issue began a little more than a year ago with a sudden turnover within the department. The town is looking at two options, to keep its department with changes to staffing, or to contract with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Thankful for Coupeville’s response to snow | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Early in the morning on Dec. 20, I drove through falling snow to bake at our restaurant, the Knead & Feed, on Front Street. Less than an hour after arriving at work, the Town of Coupeville snow plow was carefully plowing our street and others.

Coupeville's decorations much appreciated

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thank you to the town employees who decorated Cook’s Corner Park and Coupeville Recreation Hall. It’s a beautiful job and admired by many. We also have enjoyed seeing all of the snow people decorating our streets. Thanks to the person who started this tradition and to the helpers who have re-painted when needed and placed them around town. The snow people are very unique.

Whidbey falls in finals | 13/14 baseball

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 9:04AM

The Whidbey Island Junior Little League (13/14) baseball team got another crack at Sedro-Woolley, but for the second time in the tournament, couldn't take down the Skagit team.

Central Whidbey loses 10-9, again | 9/10 baseball

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06AM

Déjà vu. For the second time in the less than a week, the Central Whidbey Little League 9/10 baseball team lost to North Whidbey 10-9. The second game, Thursday, July 3, was in the championship game of the District 11 tournament in Sedro-Woolley.

Strong 2nd half carries Sultan by Coupeville | Girls basketball

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:29AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team played a good first half, but Sultan played an even better second half to escape with a 40-37 win over the visiting Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Peace, goodwill and a few resolutions | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

This is the time of year when we pray for peace and goodwill on earth, and resolve to do better in the future. We need some of that peace and goodwill to wash ashore on the rock right about now. It’s been a tough year for peace and goodwill on Whidbey Island. We rock dwellers, usually so blissful and content, have become stranded at the intersection of Jets = Jobs and Jets = Deafness, hung up by the nexus of Tourists = Dollars and Tourists = Crowding, tangled in the Gordian knot of taxed too much versus not enough services.

Giving mental health equal standing | Rock Doc

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

When I was a kid, Jimmy Carter was in the White House. His wife, Rosalynn, was quite an active First Lady. She sat in on official meetings held by her husband and was said to be one of his closest advisors. Many First Ladies have used their position to promote a cause. One of the things that most interested Rosalynn Carter was mental health research and treatment. She has remained active in promoting those areas since leaving the White House. So it was fitting when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently addressed the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on mental health policy in Atlanta. Sebelius announced new federal rules that will beef up the 2008 mental health equity law.

Central Whidbey rolls to win in district opener | 13/14 softball

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Continuing its undefeated season, the Central Whidbey Little League Junior (13/14) softball team won the first of a best-of-three series 14-2 over North Whidbey in five innings in the District 11 tournament at Coupeville High School Monday, July 7.

CWLL holds raffle to fund state trip

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 10:33AM

The Central/South Whidbey 9/10 softball team is holding a raffle to help cover the cost of its trip to the state tournament in Asotin.

Ember prompts evacuation of Coupeville Middle School and High School

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 12:23PM

A burning ember simmering in a dust pile prompted the evacuation of Coupeville Middle and High School Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., maintenance supervisor Scott Losey was in the process of changing a belt in the air handling unit for the woodworking/metalworking building at Coupeville High School. He discovered a small ember and burning dust.

Blue wave crashes into Coupeville

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 2:35PM

Coupeville residents could hear the Blue Wave approaching before they could see it. More than 80 Seahawks fans marched down Main Street on Sunday, Jan. 5 to meet at the Coupeville Wharf, posing for a photo on the pedestrian bridge over Highway 20, and culminating in a photo at the wharf. By the time the band of fans reached the wharf, they’d grown to approximately 150 people. Teresa Besaw and Kory Dyer were the organizers behind the 12th Man Wharf event, as well as a Deception Pass 12th Man Pass last weekend.

First baby of 2014 born at Whidbey General Hospital

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 2:40PM

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary with childbirth. However, he was a bit late and they welcomed their son, Cole Alan Wilson, on New Year’s Day. Cole was born at 1:03 p.m., Jan. 1 at the Whidbey General Hospital Family Birthplace. Cole weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches in length at birth.

Former museum docent honored with gift

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

When Diane Groeschell looks back at some of the warmest memories of her mother, the list is long and deep.

Island County Sheriff issues burn ban starting July 15

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:05PM

Island County will be under a modified burn ban starting Tuesday, July 15.

Tourism is an important part of Whidbey | Opinion

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:09PM

Contributing writer Harry Anderson’s column in last week’s edition of The Whidbey Examiner caused a bit of a stir. In his column, Harry took a good-natured poke at the swarms of tourists who come to visit our beloved island each summer.

Column recognizes tourism’s success | Letter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:10PM

Editor, To all businesses in Coupeville, you have my heartfelt thanks.

County transportation meeting set for July

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County’s Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to update interested citizens on projects and gather input on early draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

Hearing set for fish and wildlife plan

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County will hold a public hearing on its fish and wildlife habitat conservation plan at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 21, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

Preservation school starts this month

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Volunteers will once again get hands-on experience in historic preservation as the Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School project gets underway later this month.

Head WGH nurse charged with assault

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.

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