Megan Hansen

Town of Coupeville to refund nearly $70,000 in impact fees

Town of Coupeville is preparing to return nearly $70,000 in park impact fees and accumulated interest it collected over 10 years because its own code… Continue reading

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  • Jan 9, 2017

Holiday House still in need of donations

Volunteers were hard at work this week decorating and organizing Santa’s bounty for the annual Holiday House giving program, which opens Saturday. Having served 575… Continue reading

Letter: Losing with the most votes isn’t a Democratic system

Editor, The big flaw in Harry S. Hansen’s comparison of the electoral college to the way members of Congress are chosen is that he confuses… Continue reading

Town budget reflects staffing, salary increases

Town of Coupeville will enter the coming year with a $4.46 million budget that provides additional employees, benefits and projects. And a substantial pay increase… Continue reading

Festival association awards $31K in community grants

The Coupeville Festival Association awarded more than $31,000 in community grants last week to 10 organizations. Several of this year’s grants went to projects aimed… Continue reading

Soaring through fall

By Megan Hansen mhansen@whidbeynewsgroup.com… Continue reading

Port commission violated OPMA, employees say

Port employees say commissioners met outside of a public meeting for nearly two hours last week.

Arts and Crafts Fest this weekend in Coupeville

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

Lavender Wind Festival | Slideshow

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

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.

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.

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.

Haunting events start today in Coupeville

Ghosts and goblins will be sneaking out of the dark recesses of Coupeville as the Haunting of Coupeville starts Saturday, offering a month of hauntingly fun activities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.