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Greenbank Farm hires new trainer
Mar 05 2013, 4:24 PM
Greenbank Farm Management Group hired a new farmer trainer straight from corn country.
The management group named Jessica Babcock as the training director of the Organic Farm School, which has been breaking in new farmer for the past several years. She replaces Sabastian Aguilar, who will help administer the farm on a contract basis. Aguilar moved to Oregon to start a farm.
Babcock comes to the Greenbank Farm from Decorah, Iowa, where she worked for the Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit organization striving to preserve heirloom seeds. She said the exchange is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States.
Alaska fisherman from Coupeville isn’t sure where reality TV journey will take him but he’s enjoying ride
Mar 06 2013, 8:31 AM
It’s two minutes past the hour and Gavin Keohane is late for breakfast.
Suddenly, a tall figure walks into the dimly lit Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville. It’s Keohane, wearing a familiar smile, light scruff on his face and his trademark black knit cap on his head.
“It’s been a while since I’ve eaten at the Tyee,” Keohane says as he takes a seat. “I ate here in high school all the time.
“It’s a bellwether in this town.”
Mussel Madness: Coupeville festival draws thousands
Mar 06 2013, 9:18 AM
The streets of Coupeville were flooded this weekend with mussel enthusiasts.
Visitors came from near and far to taste the tiny town that was teeming with big mussel flavor.
People wandered the town going from business to business, tasting 16 different chowders made by local participants.
Island County planning director resigns post
Mar 05 2013, 3:50 PM
Island County Planning Director Bob Pederson is leaving.
Pederson, hired in 2009, submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Commissioners Monday morning.
According to the letter, his last day on the job will be Friday, April 5.
“After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that I would like to pursue some other interests at this time in my life; be they semi-retirement, consulting work, career opportunities in a new field, travel and fulfilling my ‘bucket list,’” Pederson wrote. “I am also toying with the idea of going to law school, which is something I always wanted to do but could never find the time.”
Pederson could not be reached for comment.
Island County Superior Court Judge Pitt remembered as fair, compassionate
Mar 06 2013, 5:12 PM
Former Island County Superior Court Judge Richard Pitt died March 1 at his home in Langley. He was 85 years old.
Pitt is remembered by family, friends and colleagues as a successful trial attorney and pillar of the community who became a well-respected jurist.
Oak Harbor chamber ‘OHscars’ event salutes best in business
Mar 06 2013, 8:27 AM
A star-studded crowd gathered at Bakerview Restaurant on Ault Field Road in Oak Harbor Saturday, Feb. 23 for an award ceremony honoring the best in local business.
The “OHscars,” as the annual awards banquet for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce was dubbed this year, were presented in several categories, including customer service, employer of the year and business of the year.
Ain't Misbehavin' continues at Whidbey Playhouse | Art and About
Mar 06 2013, 8:32 AM
he Tony-award winning jazz musical revue, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, continues at the Whidbey Playhouse on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this week plus a Sunday matinee.
Mar 05 2013, 4:33 PM
The following babies were born at Whidbey General Hospital and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor:
Winter prep athletes receive letters, awards
Mar 07 2013, 8:58 AM
Oak Harbor and Coupeville high schools recently awarded winter athletes with varsity letters and special awards.
Get with the times, Oak Harbor, support wildlife | Letters
Mar 05 2013, 4:31 PM
Reading the article, “Trouble on the docks,” I was alarmed that the Oak Harbor Yacht Club chose to deal with USDA to poison, trap and harass migratory ruddy and black turnstones.
Oak Harbor can do much better turning to and supporting eco-tourism. One birder on March 20, 2012, within a three-mile radius of Oak Harbor Marina, saw two American wigeons, 20 mallards, five surf scoters, four buffelheads, 10 common goldeneyes, two hooded mergansers, eight horned grebes, two double-crested cormorants, four great blue herons, six bald eagles, two red-tailed hawks, four kildeers, one ruddy turnstone, 40 black turnstones, 30 dunlins, 20 gullsps, two belted kingfishers, 10 american crows, one bewick’s wren, 20 american robins, two spotted towhees, two song sparrows, and four dark-eyed juncos.