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Coupeville Water festival honors tribe history

  • May 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Penn Cove Water Festival welcomes Native American canoe clubs to race on Saturday, May 18, for the 22nd annual celebration at the Coupeville Wharf. Held in downtown Coupeville, the festival allows guests to relive history while honoring ancestors and those who first hosted the festival in the 1930s. The event was an annual affair until it was cancelled during World War II and then resumed 21 years ago.

Bike to Work Day celebrated Friday

  • May 16, 2013 at 11:14AM

May is National Bike Month and this Friday, May 17, is Bike to Work Day, a perfect time for Whidbey Island communities to recognize and celebrate all the benefits of bicycling.

Flyers earn regional titles

  • May 16, 2013 at 11:38AM

Three members of the Island Flyers trampoline and tumbling team snared regional titles at Las Vegas May 10-12.

Lavender farmer appointed to Island County board

  • May 16, 2013 at 11:00AM

Central Whidbey farmer Sarah Richards was appointed to the Conservation Futures Citizen Advisory Board this week. Richards was selected by unanimous 2-0 vote of the Island County Board of Commissioners Monday to fill one of two positions within the Coupeville School District boundaries.

Oak Harbor turns purple

  • May 16, 2013 at 12:00PM

This purple thing can be a little confusing. Saturday’s “Paint Whidbey Purple” event was not a tribute to the Oak Harbor High School Wildcats, who bear the same colors.

NJROTC unit places 21st in national meet

  • May 16, 2013 at 12:00PM

Oak Harbor High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps finished 21st in the Navy National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championships last weekend. Because of budget cuts and sequestration, the competition was a “virtual” meet for the first time. In the past, the teams squared off in Pensacola, Fla.

5 Wildcats qualify for state; more finals Friday | Track

  • May 16, 2013 at 1:13PM

Five Oak Harbor High School boys qualified for the state meet after finishing in the top three in their events in day one of the two-day district track meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Wednesday, May 14.

Fields siblings snare return trips to state | Golf

  • May 16, 2013 at 1:31PM

Coupeville High School senior Austin Fields qualified for his third state golf tournament and sophomore sister Christine her second through their efforts at the tri-district meet at Bremerton's Gold Mountain courses Tuesday, May 14.

Archaeological consultant to help decide Oak Harbor plant’s location

  • May 15, 2013 at 8:30AM

Two consulting firms will help the city of Oak Harbor decide where to build the new $93.5-million wastewater treatment plant. Oak Harbor City Council approved separate professional services agreements last week with an archaeological firm and a company that provides real estate and property services.

3 Coupeville runners, 3 relays qualify for finals | Track

  • May 17, 2013 at 8:36AM

Coupeville High School's Josiah Campbell, Makana Stone and Madison Tisa-McPhee all secured berths for the finals at the tri-district track meet after the preliminary rounds Thursday, May 16, at King's.

Biz Expo expands under new name

  • May 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus. The Biz Expo, which takes place in the fall and organized by the Island County Economic Development Council, will now be known as the “Explore Whidbey: Business and Home Show.”

Hang on to those moments as long as you can, parents | Publisher's column

  • May 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Watching my son play rugby this past weekend, suffering his first loss of an otherwise perfect season, was bittersweet in many ways. Aside from the loss, which took the team out of the state playoffs, it was the culmination of many years of trekking to games all over the state to cheer on my son.

Clings would help target spending | Letter

  • May 17, 2013 at 11:00AM

Editor, In reference to the idea that businesses should be able to refuse service to whomever they choose, I’m sorry to say I agree. They should be able to pick to whom they offer their services.

Predicts P8-As will displace Growlers | Letter

  • May 17, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, Personal projection — The EA-18G Growlers will be reassigned to Lemoore Naval Air Station and Oceana Naval Air Station once the P8s begin arriving.

Colors of spring

  • May 17, 2013 at 12:00PM

Red hot pokers bloom along a fenceline off Highway 20 in Coupeville in the early morning hours on Monday.

Support military, join Navy League | Letter

  • May 17, 2013 at 1:00PM

Editor; I thank Mr. Van Voorst for his letter asking (for) more boisterous support of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. There was one point that Mr. Van Voorst raised that I feel needs empathizing, namely the NAS Whidbey encroachers’ desire to close NAS Whidbey Island.

Buddhist to share teachings

  • May 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Buddhist teachings will be held May 18-19, 6900 Humphrey Road, Clinton.

Items lawmakers should include in the 2013-15 budget | Sound off

  • May 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

Governor Inslee has called a 30-day Special Session to begin on May 13th so that lawmakers can complete their unfinished work on the 2013-15 state budget. One of the major sticking points in ongoing budget negotiations is the House’s controversial decision to propose more than $1 billion in job killing tax increases.

Filings portend busy election season in Island County

  • May 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

Close of filing week for open public offices on Whidbey Island promises a busy election season ahead. In Oak Harbor, the four City Council positions up for grabs are now all contested races. That includes Position 7, which is held by Danny Paggao.

Unexplained blaze destroys Langley home

  • May 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

Nobody may ever know the exact cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Langley late Friday afternoon. The next day there was little but charred, crumbled remains of the home at 460 Anthes Ave.

Pray privately, but please leave religion out of public forums | Letter

  • May 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Pastor Lawler should feel perfectly free to pray privately or in his church to whatever imaginary deity he adores. He has no right, however, to prosthelytize his faith to a captive audience gathered for the secular business of running the city’s government.

The decision to sue City of Oak Harbor is not Cladoosby’s alone | Letter

  • May 18, 2013 at 11:00AM

The decision to sue City of Oak Harbor is not Cladoosby’s alone Editor, Regarding the letter by Rollanda Sitko in the Whidbey News-Times on May 1 entitled “Can’t afford to support tribal casino suing city,” the City of Oak Harbor was warned by archaeologists that there is a burial ground in the area of Pioneer Way. You can’t expect the tribe to know where all their ancestors are buried.

Drug Court officials: Recovery Services needs to be replaced

  • May 17, 2013 at 3:16PM

Island County Recovery Services was on trial before the county commissioners Wednesday. A contingent of Drug Court officials lobbed weighty allegations of sexual misconduct, abusive language and repeated errors, some of which nearly led to clients being sentenced to undeserved jail time.

Quiet time is over for Deception Pass State Park

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

They sat at a wooden picnic table, their feet in the sand and their eyes on playing cards in front of their noses. Two retired couples were soaking up the sun just off the beach at Deception Park State Park, playing a game they call Phase 10 Gin Rummy.

United Methodist celebrates 160 Years

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

Gathering at the Engle home at the edge of Ebey’s Landing, families prayed and sang together. The pioneer settlers of Central Whidbey held the first service of the Coupeville Methodist Episcopal Church on April 24, 1853. The current congregation of the Coupeville United Methodist Church celebrated the 160th anniversary of their founding with a special service held April 28 in the historic church on North Main Street.

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