Life

Sun shines on Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a small group gathered at a home tucked in the woods just outside Coupeville and built a new all-weather deck.… Continue reading

Tony Popp, familiar face on base, retires

On the first day of the rest of his life, Tony Popp woke up with a stuffy nose and sinus congestion. Instead of reaching for… Continue reading

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Giving more than a whit while off the Rock on vacation

Every once in a while I take a vacation off the Rock. Not least it helps to remind me why I love living here. At… Continue reading

Clinton woman spins success with industrial fiber mill

Central Avenue in Clinton is home to what appears to be an average three bedroom house from the outside. Yet inside, the hum of heavy… Continue reading

Friends holding info meeting at Greenbank Farm

Friends of Greenbank Farm will hold a public meeting 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Barn A. The nonprofit group will present the latest information… Continue reading

Enforcement officers remind clam diggers that Penn Cove beach is closed

A new rule closing shellfish harvesting at a popular Whidbey Island beach is catching many clammers by surprise. Enforcement officers with the Washington Department of… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: No bill? No beak? No service

Want to use the boat launch? You’ve got to go through these geese first.… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2017

Whidbey’s lone elk recovering after lengthy ordeal

Oh, Bruiser. The troubles you continue to encounter. Whidbey Island’s lone elk is recovering well from an odd ordeal that left him in his biggest… Continue reading

Land trust faces a hairy situation: removal of 100 acres of noxious weed

Crockett Lake is known for attracting an array of bird species, making it one of Whidbey Island’s most popular destinations for birders. On windy days,… Continue reading

Boy Scout troops aid Gifts From the Heart

The Coupeville Boy and Cub Scouts held a two-weekend event to aid the Gifts From the Heart food bank. The boys left door hangers and… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Anglers ready to test waters for lingcod, halibut

Many Puget Sound anglers could be developing a scratchy throat and cough this weekend as they ponder the opening of lingcod season Monday. The popular… Continue reading

New coordinator is primed for Holland Happening

When Vicki Graham started as the new events coordinator at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce last month, she knew she had less than 60… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Garden Club hosts show April 28-29

The Oak Harbor Garden Club will be presenting “In Praise of Prose,” an educational gardening show this Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at United Methodist… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

AAUW honors top student scholars

Dozens gathered on April 18 in Coupeville to honor Whidbey’s top female students with scholarships and stipends totaling over $18,000 during the annual Whidbey Island… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Annual Coupeville Garden Club plant sale is Saturday

From geraniums to to-mato plants, the Coupeville Garden Club has a reputation for growing some handsome plants. This becomes evident every spring when the club… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: Gray skies give way to blue

Enjoy these coloful skies over the marina.… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Whidbey lakes teem with trout

The life of a rainbow trout can be short once it’s transported from state hatcheries into the wild. Four lakes on Whidbey Island welcomed nearly… Continue reading

Window on Whidbey: Quit hogging all the food

The Rufus are back for spring.… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017

Town hoping to grow renewed interest in community garden

Coupeville’s Community Garden is getting a little TLC with the hope of sprouting renewed public interest. Public works employees from the Town of Coupeville installed… Continue reading

Notable: Coupeville woman makes president’s list at Cottey

REBECCA L. ROBINSON, daughter of Jack and Naomie Robinson, of Coupeville, appears on the president’s list for her scholarship performance at Cottey College during the… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017