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It looks so pretty — showy purple-pink flowers, long slender seed pods, soft hairs all over. But it’s the most invasive weed Whidbey Island’s wetlands have ever faced.
Two Coupeville natives, brothers Marc and Mitch Aparicio, this week expect to see the first tangible result of their long-standing interest in beer and brewing. The Penn Cove Taproom plans to open for business at 103 S. Main St. in their home town.
That little red building off the highway in Greenbank has a new tenant and, unlike some recent renters who seemed to last there only a matter of days, this one said he’s home to stay.
On Jan. 1, Island County Beach Watchers will part ways with long-time administrator Washington State University and become an independent, not-for-profit organization with a new name: Sound Water Stewards of Island County.
It’s tough to pigeon-hole Sean Callahan, a Coupeville photographer who’s also a clothing-maker, website developer and would-be art gallery owner. He seems to come up with new business ideas even while describing what he’s doing now.