Gail Rognan has had two recurrences of breast cancer. She’s chosen to fight the disease through non-traditional methods. - Ron Newberry photo

Cancer survivor heals through writing book: Whidbey author discovers strength through battle

  • Oct 12, 2016 at 2:00PM

Rognan doesn’t sweat the small things anymore. She’s learned to look at life differently and live more simply — in her case, in the comfort of a small cabin on a farm.


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Sign-ups underway for relay races

  • Sep 28, 2016 at 6:00PM

There’s still time to sign up for the Harvest Fest Relay Races. The annual event, which raises money for the Gifts From the Heart food bank, is being held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Coupeville Farmer’s Market.

Lions, town hosting salmon bbq, concert starting noon Sunday

  • Sep 7, 2016 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville Lions Club and Town of Coupeville will once again partner to offer the annual Salmon BBQ and Town Concert starting noon on Sunday at Coupeville Town Park.

Coupeville writer healing with power of poetry

  • Aug 11, 2016 at 11:00AM

After a decades-long career in healthcare, including several years at Whidbey Internal Medicine, Lois Edstrom, a Coupeville poet, retired in 2004 to allocate more of her time to writing. Since then she has published numerous poems in anthologies and journals, as well as two chapbooks and a recently released full-length collection “Night Beyond Black.”

Farm gears up for lavender festival

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 4:00PM

The pretty purple fields at Lavender Wind Farm off West Beach are a far cry from last year’s “bumper” crop.

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