Megan Hansen

Megan posted 158 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Greenbank Farm managers say they’re backing out of the picture

Any hope that the Greenbank Farm Manage-ment Group could continue in an advisory role over the farm were dashed Monday night as the farm management group said it’s done. The Port of Coupeville is moving forward with plans to manage the farm itself.

  • Aug 15th, 2015 3:00pm

Coupeville woman claims port violated Open Meetings Act

A Coupeville resident filed a petition against the Port of Coupeville Tuesday claiming two of the three commissioners violated the Open Public Meetings Act.

  • Aug 14th, 2015 11:17pm

American Pickers planning October sweep of Whidbey

Stars of the History Channel show “American Pickers” may be coming to film on Whidbey Island this fall.

  • Aug 7th, 2015 11:17pm

Greenbank Farm going Scottish on Saturday with games

About a dozen Scottish clans will convene at the Greenbank Farm Saturday in a celebration of their rich and festive history.

  • Aug 4th, 2015 10:14pm

Annual Arts and Crafts Fest draws big crowds to Coupeville

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival organizers are still crunching numbers, but it’s estimated this past weekend’s event brought an estimated 15,000 people to town.

  • Aug 4th, 2015 10:13pm

Lavender Wind Festival | Slideshow

Photos from the 2015 Lavender Wind Festival, held at Lavender Wind Farm in Coupeville.

  • Jul 30th, 2015 8:13pm

Arts and Crafts Fest this weekend in Coupeville

The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival will fill the streets this weekend with artists, music and food.

  • Jul 28th, 2015 10:36pm

Oak Harbor Police investigating vehicle prowls

Oak Harbor Police are investigating four vehicle prowls reported Sunday evening in two different areas of the city.

  • Jul 30th, 2015 5:28pm

Lack of long-term leases raises Greenbank Farm tenant anxieties

With management plans in the air, Greenbank Farm tenants are expressing concerns about the future.

  • Jul 17th, 2015 10:53pm

Greenbank Farm managers plan meeting

The Greenbank Farm community is still reeling from the 2-1 vote by the Port of Coupeville last week to terminate negotiations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group.

  • Jul 14th, 2015 9:57pm

Couple returns to Coupeville

Twenty-three years after leaving Coupeville, Concerts on the Cove founders David and Pat Howell have returned to town, hoping to leave their mark once again.

  • Jul 4th, 2015 8:24pm

Historic panel clears path for Whidbey General Hospital buildout

Whidbey General Hospital is a step closer to breaking ground on its $50-million expansion project.

  • Jun 27th, 2015 4:06am

Greenbank, WSU talking partnership — again

Like loganberries in the summer, rumblings about a future partnership between the Port of Coupeville and Washington State University may be coming to fruition.

  • Jun 20th, 2015 11:00am

Greenbank Farm management decided

After nearly six months of negotiations, a contract for management of the Greenbank Farm was approved last week, dispelling rumors the publicly owned farm was at risk.

  • Apr 17th, 2015 4:05pm

Coupeville School District office swarmed by bees

Even though students were all off on spring break, Coupeville School District buzzed with excitement this week. A swarm of honey bees took refuge outside the district office near a post and fire hydrant.

  • Apr 10th, 2015 11:22pm

Coupeville School District office swarmed by bees

Even though students were all off on spring break, Coupeville School District buzzed with excitement this week. A swarm of honey bees took refuge outside the district office near a post and fire hydrant.

  • Apr 14th, 2015 3:41pm

Oak Harbor women remembered for faith, musical talent

Friends and family are mourning the loss of two Oak Harbor women who died Wednesday in a single-car accident on State Highway 20 in Skagit County.

  • Apr 14th, 2015 3:39pm

Coupeville schools seeking votes for $5 million capital facilities levy

Ballots go into the mail Friday for Coupeville School District’s proposed $5 million capital facilities levy. Votes must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 28 or filed that day by 8 p.m.

  • Apr 9th, 2015 5:37pm

Whidbey News-Times now printed on rolling papers

Old newspapers aren’t just for packing and lining bird cages anymore. The Whidbey News-Times announced this week a new partnership, bringing new use to the 125-year-old print product. Starting April 1, the Whidbey News-Times will be printed on new material provided by Zig Zag, the popular maker of smokable rolling papers, allowing readers to read up and then toke up.

  • Mar 31st, 2015 10:24pm

Man airlifted and 40 families evacuated Wednesday after car hits natural gas regulator station | Updated

An Oak Harbor man was airlifted with a serious eye injury Wednesday evening after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a fence off East Crescent Harbor Road. The crash took out a regulator station operated by Cascade Natural Gas, causing the evacuation of at least 40 homes in base housing at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 8:41pm

Weekend’s Coupeville MusselFest draws record attendance

Clear skies and national promotion brought record crowds into Coupeville over the weekend.

  • Mar 11th, 2015 11:00am

MusselFest is this weekend in Coupeville

Chowder aficionados don’t have to wait much longer.

  • Mar 6th, 2015 5:20pm

Port of Coupeville appointment raises transparency questions

The appointment of a hand-picked commissioner to the Port of Coupeville last week raised questions about whether the public agency conducts business in an open and transparent manner.

  • Jan 26th, 2015 5:18pm

North Whidbey fares well after week of storms

With back-to-back storms ravaging the Puget Sound region this week, North and Central Whidbey fared relatively well.

  • Dec 12th, 2014 11:14pm

Coupeville council calls Dudley visit ‘inappropriate’

Much to the chagrin of Coupeville Town Council, Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley publicly called for Bob Clay’s removal from the Island Transit Board Tuesday.

  • Nov 29th, 2014 1:00pm

Relay races, giant pumpkin contest close Coupeville market season

Pounding rain didn’t stop teams from having a good time Saturday during the Harvest Fest Relay Races.

  • Oct 15th, 2014 12:08am

Washington State University turning over lighthouse to parks

Management of Admiralty Head Lighthouse will change later this year and an employment position will be opening up.

  • Oct 10th, 2014 10:41pm

‘Haunting of Coupeville’ begins

Halloween is about more than candy and costumes in Coupeville this year.

  • Oct 4th, 2014 1:00pm

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival celebrating 50 years

Arts and crafts vendors will fill the streets of downtown Coupeville this weekend as the Coupeville Festival Association rings in its 50th anniversary.

  • Aug 5th, 2014 11:39pm

Festival to celebrate ‘relaxing’ herb with art, music and fun

Visitors can bask in the relaxing aroma of Mother Nature’s healing herb during Lavender Wind Farm’s 11th Annual Lavender Wind Festival.

  • Jul 23rd, 2014 6:00am

Man on motorized bicycle dies after being struck by SUV on Highway 20 | UPDATED

A man died Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV on State Highway 20 while trying to cross the road on a motorized bicycle.

  • May 29th, 2014 6:45pm

Town welcomes canoe racers to annual festival

The Penn Cove Water Festival will once again honor the region’s Native American heritage with canoe races, performances and education. The Water Festival allows Northwest tribes to share their heritage through tribal dancing, singing, storytelling, native artists’ booths and demonstrations. The event also includes food such as fry bread and salmon cooked over an alder wood fire.

  • May 2nd, 2014 11:19pm

Loganberry Festival canceled due to event conflicts

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air. Whidbey Island Area Fair’s move to the end of July now conflicts with Greenbank Farm’s annual Loganberry Festival. The date change prompted Greenbank Farm and Port of Coupeville officials to cancel this year’s festival.

  • Mar 7th, 2014 10:57pm

Oak Harbor readies for the OHscars fund raiser

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual awards banquet later this month. Keeping with last year’s popular theme, The OHscars, the evening will be focused on comedies.

  • Feb 14th, 2014 9:12pm

Expectations naturally high for Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Members of Whidbey Island Kite Fliers are crossing their fingers for decent winds this weekend. Why else? So they can fly kites. The club is hosting its 13th annual Whidbey Island Kite Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at Camp Casey Conference Center. Festival coordinator Lisa Root said the event has something for just about everyone. “We try to make something for all different types of fliers,” she said.

  • Sep 19th, 2013 6:27pm

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend

Coupeville is gearing up for one of its biggest weekends of the year. The annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along the historic town’s waterfront. A kickoff event is 7-10 p.m. Friday with a juried art gallery opening and wine reception at Coupeville Recreation Hall.

  • Aug 8th, 2013 6:05pm

Opinion: Advisory group should form to explore town parking options

In recent weeks there has been discussion amongst downtown businesses about utilizing parking spaces on Front Street for outdoor dining.

  • Jul 10th, 2013 10:33pm

Coupeville Lions garage sale Saturday

Starting this week, Coupeville Lions are setting up what’s advertised as the “biggest and best” garage sale. It’s the club’s largest fundraiser of the year.

  • Jun 26th, 2013 4:24pm