Megan Hansen

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.

MusselFest is this weekend in Coupeville

Chowder aficionados don’t have to wait much longer.

New A&C Fest guidelines irk some Coupeville merchants

Some downtown Coupeville merchants aren’t happy about new rules imposed for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival that they say could hurt business.

Five-car accident kills Oak Harbor man Tuesday

An 82-year-old Oak Harbor man died Tuesday morning in a five-car accident north of Dugualla Bay.

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.

Longtime Whidbey General Hospital spokeswoman leaves, backs Gardner campaign

After 20 years with Whidbey General Hospital, spokeswoman Trish Rose has left her position to work for Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Retired teacher shares love of trains

There’s always something new to see during Coupeville resident Jack Tingstad’s annual model railroad open house.

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.

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.

Port identifies structural issues with Coupeville Wharf

An inspection of the Coupeville Wharf shows part of the structure has settled about 2 inches because of rotting piling caps.

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.