Maria Matson

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

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News- Times.
                                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

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News- Times.
                                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

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                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

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                                John White of Freeland works to paint the “Big Guns” at Fort Casey. It was a good day to paint, with the sunshine and fresh air, he said. The work is being done by volunteers in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the “Big Guns” arrival, which will be held on Aug. 11.

Fort Casey celebrates 50th anniversary of biggest draw

Volunteers from all over are working hard to get the “Big Guns” ready at Fort Casey Historical State Park. It’s all in preparation for the… Continue reading

Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                John White of Freeland works to paint the “Big Guns” at Fort Casey. It was a good day to paint, with the sunshine and fresh air, he said. The work is being done by volunteers in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the “Big Guns” arrival, which will be held on Aug. 11.
Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jean Sherman stands with her 100th birthday bouquet.

Town celebrates 100th birthday of longtime resident

This year, Jean Sherman is being thrown a giant birthday bash and everyone’s invited. It’s Sherman’s 100th birthday. The public celebration begins at noon at… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jean Sherman stands with her 100th birthday bouquet.

Ceremony to be held Wednesday for Tokitae

A spotlight is once again being placed on Lolita, also known as “Tokitae,” as well as the other orcas rounded up and captured in Penn… Continue reading

Haller House campaign receives matching challenge

Historic Whidbey has a new goal, if they’re up for the challenge — a fundraising challenge, that is. The nonprofit group has just received a… Continue reading

Super judges, strange food

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can. And Spiderman can teach kids how to make spiders out of vegetables and toothpicks. During the 2018 Whidbey… Continue reading

Town council fills vacant position

Coupeville Town Council has completed its search for a candidate to fill the seat vacated by Councilwoman Christine Crowell. During the regular council meeting Tuesday,… Continue reading

The Dale Conklin Prehistory Exhibit will be dedicated Thursday, July 19

Exhibit dedicated to ‘Mammoth Hunter’

Island County Historical Museum is officially dedicating a newly-opened prehistory exhibit at a free open house 5-6 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The “Dale Conklin Prehistory… Continue reading

The Dale Conklin Prehistory Exhibit will be dedicated Thursday, July 19

Port’s Front Street property to be assessed

The Port of Coupeville is working to get a property’s value assessed, a small structure located next to the Coupeville wharf, currently home to the… Continue reading