Megan Hansen

Attendance steady, sales strong at annual festival

Under sunny skies and despite an abundance of events on Whidbey over the weekend, attendance was strong for this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

A&C Fest gives back to the community

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival organizers are finalizing last-minute details before one of Whidbey Island’s largest events of the year gets underway Friday.

Lavender Wind Festival will go on despite loss of some 2,000 plants

The pretty purple fields at Lavender Wind Farm off West Beach are a far cry from last year’s “bumper” crop.

Free car charging station to open at Greenbank Farm

Pretty soon electric cars will have a free charging station in Central Whidbey.

Coupeville Town Council considers first utility rate hike in 14 years

Members of the Coupeville Town Council got their first look at proposed utility rate increases during a special workshop and some council members were concerned the rate hikes might not be high enough.

On the waterfront: Annual festival is steeped in tradition

Penn Cove Water Festival kicks off its 25th year today in downtown Coupeville.

Weekend MusselFest all about ‘more, more, more’

This weekend’s Penn Cove MusselFest is about extra everything. Expect extra tour boats, extra shuttles, extra bathrooms, extra music and, most importantly, extra chowder tasting tickets.

Oak Harbor man dies in five car accident Tuesday | UPDATED

An 82-year-old Oak Harbor man died Tuesday morning in a five car accident north of Dugualla Bay. The accident sent three people to area hospitals and shut down Highway 20 near Jones Road for several hours while police investigated.

Port establishes Greenbank Farm lease negotiation terms

The Port of Coupeville held a special meeting Friday after learning previous action taken in regard to tenant leases at Greenbank Farm was not legal.

New Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation shelter offers more space; grand opening Sunday

In the process of moving into a new 12,544-square-foot shelter, administrators for Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation have barely time enough to catch their breath.

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.

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.

Oak Harbor Police investigating vehicle prowls

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weekend’s Coupeville MusselFest draws record attendance

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

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.