Maria Matson

Heaping slices of awesome

Whidbey Pies Cafe named as best pie in Washington

 

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                                <em>Whidbey Island resident Dick Evans will be signing and selling copies of his book, “Fazkils,” at the Clinton Community Hall on Saturday.</em>

In a new book, Hollywood actor, author reflects on his life, career

Richard “Dick” Evans is an actor, writer and director with a long list of titles under his belt, and he can talk for hours about… Continue reading

 

Town adopts 2019 budget policies

Coupeville Town Council approved the 2019 budget policies and priorities. The budget policies include financial policies, allocation policies, employee policies, investment policies, capital policies and… Continue reading

 

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                                <em>Bob Becker and his son, Bob Becker Jr., sit at Becker’s house in Coupeville. Becker turned age 103 on Sept. 11.</em>

Passing the century mark

‘It feels no different from when I was 80’

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                                <em>Bob Becker and his son, Bob Becker Jr., sit at Becker’s house in Coupeville. Becker turned age 103 on Sept. 11.</em>

12th annual SICBA tour slated for Sept. 14-16

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will hold its 12th annual SICBA Home Tour Sept. 14-16. This year’s Home Tour features 13 homes by eight local builders… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sea Cadets Jackson Oliverson, David Stasel and Andrew Taylor enjoy food served at Saturday’s Military Appreciation Picnic.

Military picnic a thank you for those serving, who served

The threat of rain didn’t stop people from attending Oak Harbor’s 18th annual Military Appreciation Picnic, with vendors, free Alabama-style BBQ and picnic food, activities… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sea Cadets Jackson Oliverson, David Stasel and Andrew Taylor enjoy food served at Saturday’s Military Appreciation Picnic.

Walking Festival offers exercise, Whidbey scenery

There will be a three-day Whidbey Walking Festival Sept. 7-9 with five routes starting at Camp Casey in Coupeville. “The purpose of our club is… Continue reading

Town makes changes to 2 percent funds process

The Town of Coupeville voted Tuesday to make a few minor changes to the town’s allocation process for the 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant… Continue reading

Letter pleads for reduction in potential flights at OLF

Coupeville Town Council voted Tuesday to approve a letter that Mayor Molly Hughes wrote to Congressman Rick Larsen and to U.S. senators Maria Cantwell and… Continue reading

Annual Kite Festival at Camp Casey Sept. 15-16

The Whidbey Island Kite Festival and Sportkite Competition will again fill the sky at Camp Casey with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes on… Continue reading

The Whidbey Follies stage a comeback

After a 25-year absence, the Whidbey Follies is making a comeback. The show is Sept. 29 and 30. Creator David Howell describes the show as… Continue reading

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                                Emily Harding Hill and Michael Weeks stand outside their restaurant Callen’s, which opened on July 31 near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal.

New restaurant opens at historic location

One might say it was love at first sight, on Valentine’s Day, that led to Michael Weeks and Emily Harding Hill to take a leap… Continue reading

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                                Emily Harding Hill and Michael Weeks stand outside their restaurant Callen’s, which opened on July 31 near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal.

Dementia care support classes will be hosted by Oak Harbor Library

There will be a series of dementia care support classes from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 and Nov.… Continue reading

Navy to offer disaster preparedness seminar

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is working to ensure locals are prepared in case a disaster strikes. The… Continue reading

Picnic on the Prairie celebrates the Reserve

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, there will be a “Picnic on the Prairie” event from 3 to 6… Continue reading

In command

Capt. Matthew Arny takes helm at NAS Whidbey

Wag ‘n’ Walk all fun and games

It’s a day for the dogs that helps raise money for WAIF

Coupeville students return to find new faces

Students will return to the Coupeville School District on Sept. 4 for a new school year with new faces, programs and school improvements. At the… Continue reading

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                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

Oak Harbor woman celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 22

On Aug. 22, Peggie Suess will celebrate her 100th birthday. The celebration will be at Summer Hill Senior Living, where she has lived for the… Continue reading

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                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

National Night Out deemed a success

The smoke crept under the door, slowly filling the air in the small bedroom. Children quickly stuffed bed sheets and towels in the door crack,… Continue reading