Brian Kelly

Haugen, Smith, Hayes for state Legislature

In the race for the District 10 seat in the state Senate, voters should mark their ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. Haugen, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, has been an effective representative of her swing district, able to work with interests as diverse as conservative farmers, labor unions and the tribes. In challenging Haugen for her seat in the Senate, Republican Barbara Bailey has made a point of criticizing Haugen’s 30-year tenure in the Legislature.

 

Squash season

Marianne Brabanski of Coupeville and Antje Bahe of Brieselang, Germany peruse the autumn squash at the Prairie Bottom Farm booth on Saturday at the Coupeville Farmers Market. This Saturday, Oct. 13 is HarvestFest, the final day of the season for the market, which includes the Giant Pumpkin Contest and the wild-and-wacky Harvest Relay Races, a fundraiser for Gifts from the Heart food bank.

 

Homecoming 2012

Coupeville High School celebrates Homecoming 2012

 

Let’s hear it for Coupeville community spirit

For the third year in a row, the Coupeville Farmers Market played host to the Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair, an event that showcases some of the many volunteer organizations that do so much for our community.

Playground hangout at Coupeville Elementary School

First graders Kayla Cooks, left, Allison Nastali and Ciandra Allen expend some energy on the playground at Coupeville Elementary School on the first day of school Tuesday.

Back in the swing of things at Coupeville schools

First grader Lillyanna Tennis takes a break on the playground during her first day at class at Coupeville Elementary School.

Tails are wagging on Whidbey

Michelle Rose and Donna Dunn of the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation show off two young dogs available for adoption through the WAIF animal shelter during the canine-themed Wag ‘n’ Walk event Saturday at Greenbank Farm.

Coupeville pastor prepares for life in wheelchair

Well-known Coupeville church leader Garrett Arnold is preparing for life in a wheelchair after his spinal cord was severely damaged when he fell down a steep, 25-foot embankment in Ledgewood.

UPDATED: Pastor recovering from serious back injury

Family and friends of Garrett Arnold were saddened today to learn that he has permanent damage to his spinal cord below his mid-section as a result of a fall off an embankment in Ledgewood. Arnold is pastor of Living Hope Foursquare Church in Coupeville.

State fines cruise ship for discharges in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Miami-based Celebrity Cruises, Inc. has been fined $100,000 for allowing a cruise ship Mercury to discharge more than a half million gallons of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 2005.

State fines cruise ship for discharges in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Miami-based Celebrity Cruises, Inc. has been fined $100,000 for allowing a cruise ship Mercury to discharge more than a half million gallons of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 2005.