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Skip Pohtilla continues to be amazed at how things tend to fall in place this time of year. With so many hands involved in pulling off an event the scale of the North Whidbey Community Harvest, one might expect a little panic to set in by mid November. With so many hands involved in pulling off an event the scale of the North Whidbey Community Harvest, one might expect a little panic to set in by mid November. But not so.
A quasi-judicial board earlier this month firmly restated its demand for an Island County status report by Dec. 18 on some contentious environmental-protection issues.
The sleek new sign placed at the corner of Front and Main streets in Coupeville last spring was intended to pose as a classy introduction to a historically significant 19th century grand residence and bring attention to a cause.
100 years ago Mrs. Amanda Jane Hannah, a Coupeville pioneer better known as Grandma Hannah, died. She was born in Franklin County, Penn. in 1835, and was 80 at the time of her death. She came to Coupeville in the fall of 1868 and married Benjamin C. Hannah on April 5, 1869. Mr. Hannah had crossed the plains in 1849 to California during the first “gold excitement,” where he followed various occupations before moving to Coupeville and setting up a homestead in 1858.
Editor, Our family owns a section of wooded undeveloped acreage on East Harbor Road in Freeland. A county road, Ander Park, services this property. Our son owns the farthest five acres of the property.