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It makes good financial sense to get your home and vehicle ready for the winter. So doesn’t it make just as much sense to put some effort into winterizing your landscaping? After all, according to horticultural and lending experts – not your usual bedfellows – landscaping is one of the few home improvements that always increases both the curb appeal and the value of your property. Not only that, but that added value can grow as the landscaping grows and matures over time. Besides, if you’re reading this column, you either enjoy gardening or you enjoy the results of gardening. The last thing you want is to see your hard work during the other three seasons of the year come to nothing after an ugly winter catches you off guard.
Community Events, December 2013
I’m a horrible Christmas shopper. You will never catch me standing in line on Black Friday waiting for some crazy savings. In fact, I haven’t even started my shopping list.
I’d like to introduce you to some of the new faces at Town Hall: Bridget Smith is our new planner, and is also handling some of the work regarding building permits. Bridget has been on board since May 28. She has a bachelor’s degree in architecture, from University of Oregon, which will serve her well in working with the Historic Preservation Commission and our local residents processing building permits in Ebey’s Reserve.
As the holiday season approaches, people usually take a moment to stop, look around and appreciate the things for which they are thankful. Residents in Coupeville should have a lot of thankfulness. They get to live in a beautiful, charming community that does so much to support each other.
While results haven’t yet been certified, last week voters seemingly approved a $50 million bond for Whidbey General Hospital to upgrade and expand its facility.