Jim Garamone

Jim posted 200 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Fire victim ‘like family’

He hadn’t worked at Penn Cove Shellfish in a few years, but…

  • Jan 12th, 2017 10:53am

Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Charles and Ruth Hammer have never seen anything like the feeding frenzy…

  • Jan 12th, 2017 10:56am

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

  • Jan 7th, 2017 12:23pm

Coupeville paddler lands spot on Team USA senior dragon boat team

It’s not uncommon for Roberta Piercy to be on the water six…

  • Jan 6th, 2017 3:14pm

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue tries sleek new helmets

It looks more like a motorcycle helmet, is lighter weight, offers a…

  • Dec 21st, 2016 4:58pm

Coupeville sophomore named Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of Year

Sometimes, strength can come from unexpected sources. Crystal Aguilar, the unit director…

  • Dec 21st, 2016 5:04pm

Whidbey-inspired film about to hit big screen

A special showing of “Lost & Found” will take place at The Clyde in Langley Dec. 27, including an appearance by the movie’s producer and director.

  • Dec 16th, 2016 3:52pm

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue bond would fund station renovation, rig replacements

Central Whidbey fire district proposes bond to expand station, replace three aging apparatus

  • Dec 14th, 2016 12:11pm

Coupeville names new student school board representative

Laurence Boado admitted it was a little nerve-racking fielding questions from the…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 2:35pm

Coupeville’s resident Santa has a magical effect on people

Fire commissioner has spent three decades bringing joy to a community

  • Dec 7th, 2016 3:52pm

Santa Mobile hits the streets Dec. 5

The Santa Mobile, orchestrated by Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, will start its first of seven routes through Central Whidbey beginning Dec. 5.

  • Dec 7th, 2016 3:48pm

Coupeville teacher earns national recognition

John Luvera honored for his role as educator at Island County Juvenile Detention Center

  • Dec 1st, 2016 8:09am

Central Whidbey fire commissioners recognized for length of service

Cheryl Engle remembers how puzzled she felt when Paul Messner asked her…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 2:00pm

Whidbey Conservation District focusing on a five-year vision

Robert Gartley and his family members own roughly 80 acres of forested…

  • Nov 21st, 2016 12:30pm

Coupeville merchant recovering after falling from scaffold

A Coupeville merchant is recovering after passing out and falling from scaffolding…

  • Nov 8th, 2016 5:00pm

Island County Museum reschedules auction for January

Although the windstorm that was forecasted to wreak havoc on Whidbey Island…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 3:04pm

Art school celebrating 30 years Saturday with auction event

The Pacific Northwest Art School is inviting the public to attend its…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 3:04pm

Coupeville graduation rates soaring

Jim Shank, the superintendent of the Coupeville School District, reported a 93.5 percent graduation rate by the Class of 2016 at Monday night’s school board meeting.

  • Oct 26th, 2016 7:02pm

Horse death shakes up crash scene

A rear-end accident in Coupeville left one woman aching from back pain last week. But it was the loss of a horse that left everyone shaken.

  • Oct 26th, 2016 7:00pm

New transitions program teaches living and working skills in Coupeville

Dave Caffarel made himself right at home, finding the couch so cozy,…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 3:19pm

Teaching life skills in the classroom

A new program at Coupeville High School is designed with the intention of teaching students living and working skills.

  • Oct 19th, 2016 8:08pm

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

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.

  • Oct 12th, 2016 5:21pm

Family loses home in fire: Mobile a complete loss, but woman knows how lucky she was

Five days after she, her boyfriend and her daughter escaped a terrifying house fire, Ardus Wertz was still trying to process what they had gone through. Too much reflection brought on tears.

  • Oct 5th, 2016 9:16pm

Coupeville girl saved from burning home

Residents of Coupeville’s Terry Mobile Park awoke to one of the worst imaginable scenarios early Thursday morning — the sound of a screaming child inside a burning building.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 4:56pm

No Coupeville ferry service Nov. 4-5

The tall crane that’s been hovering over the Coupeville ferry landing in recent weeks is part of a seismic retrofit project designed to bring the structure up to standards in the event of a large earthquake.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 3:12pm

Vision leads to wharf exhibit

Roughly 80 people gathered on the Coupeville wharf last Friday to celebrate the new marine exhibit inspired by Jan Holmes.

  • Sep 28th, 2016 7:56pm

Schools look at tobacco policy enforcement

It can be tricky enough at times overseeing a school district of nearly 1,000 students and seeing policy carried out on two different school campuses.

  • Sep 28th, 2016 7:53pm

Zombie TV series filmed in Coupeville this week

It can be easy to lose your head on the set of Z Nation. Jodi Binstock normally leaves that to the actors who play zombies on her television series. But this week it was Binstock, the show's producer, who nearly lost her head when she stood above the gun emplacements at Fort Casey State Park and soaked up the surroundings.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 9:31pm

Two honored for roadside CPR efforts

While driving home to Coupeville along State Highway 525 one afternoon last month, Chris Tyau could see a bike rider climbing a hill in the distance and felt a strange premonition.

  • Sep 14th, 2016 9:19pm

More growth for Coupeville schools

Administrators with the Coupeville School District are excited to see continued enrollment growth this year, but at the same time, are still looking to fill a teaching void.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 7:17pm

Bid for Haller House comes to an end

As far as Joan McPherson is concerned, nothing detrimental is going to happen to the Haller House.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 7:14pm

Celebrating Parks’ centennial

Three new interpretive panels were unveiled, telling the story of a decades-long fight to preserve the historic farmscape in this part of Coupeville, leading to the creation of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in 1978 — the first historic reserve in the country.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 2:00pm

New Coupeville teachers experience their first day

Although school doesn’t officially start until Tuesday, Sept. 6, it felt like it started Monday for Stefanie Ask and the others, who were introduced then listened to Superintendent Jim Shank talk about Coupeville schools.

  • Sep 1st, 2016 5:33am

House burns to the ground in Sunday fire

After firefighters left his property Sunday afternoon, Bruce Silvia remained next to the charred shell of his house, still trying to come to grips with what happened.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 8:48pm

Grounded boat spilled less than 5 gallons of fuel

A private fishing boat that grounded near Monroe Landing last month spilled less than five gallons of diesel into Penn Cove.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 5:56pm

Coupeville schools ready for new year

The Coupeville School District will welcome six new teachers, one new administrator and at least 66 new kindergartners when classes start Sept. 6.

  • Sep 1st, 2016 5:33am

Poulsbo man jumps from ferry

An autopsy confirmed that the body of the man found in waters off Whidbey Island Saturday was the person who jumped from a ferry near Coupeville Thursday night.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 5:52pm

Fishing for a new pastime: Anglers reeling from reality of no salmon fishing this summer

Fishing for chinook salmon closed last Friday in the waters of Admiralty Inlet, the last remaining area around Whidbey that was open to salmon fishing.

  • Aug 11th, 2016 6:00pm

Need for speed: Racers get out their belt sanders for first Coupeville event

Ken Green was among a throng of contractors who came to either watch or compete in the first belt sander racing event at Frontier Building Supply’s Coupeville store last Friday.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 5:32pm

Town of Coupeville asking state to address Broadway safety

According to emergency response records in Island County, 31 accidents have occurred in the last five years at that intersection. There have been five collisions so far this year. Two accidents over the years have resulted in fatalities.

  • Jul 27th, 2016 10:24pm