Coupeville

Town unveils new updated website

Town of Coupeville unveiled a new website that, officials say, gives them more flexibility and is a better public resource. The new website has the… Continue reading

Coupeville brings track back to its home turf

Coupeville held its own three-ring circus Thursday. A 400-meter oval served as the center stage and Mother Nature provided a blue-skied big top. The school… Continue reading

Ebey’s Forever hits million-dollar milestone

Ebey’s Forever grants hit $1 million mark

Wazzu on Whidbey thanks to technology

Tim Lawrence admits to having a lot of ideas buzzing around in his head. One of them calls for a glass beehive in the lobby… Continue reading

Coupeville superintendent eyes Idaho post

The idea of Jim Shank leaving as superintendent in the Coupeville School District for another job became a shocking reality last week when it was… Continue reading

A sign of spring: Farmers market starting Saturday

The arrival of spring came and went rather unceremoniously this month. Prolonged cold, wet weather has a way of doing that. Proof of spring’s emergence… Continue reading

Some Central Whidbey elected officials may not seek reelection

With Filing Week more than a month away, one school board member has already said he won’t seek reelection, and two other Coupeville officials —… Continue reading

Lions honor students of the quarter

Coupeville Lions Club honored Coupeville High School seniors Kaela Hollrigel and Nicholas Dion as its students of the quarter Wednesday night. Hollrigel is a cheer… Continue reading

Tenants questioning accuracy of port’s appraisal

Rather than implement higher rental rates at the Coupeville Wharf and Greenbank Farm, commissioners for the Port of Coupeville say they’ll “kick the can down… Continue reading

Climate change ‘rock star’ to speak on Whidbey

Retired Oak Harbor physician Marshall Goldberg likens Xiuhtezcatl Martinez to a rock star. Securing Martinez for two speaking engagements on Whidbey Island was no small… Continue reading

Space heater likely cause of Smith barn fire

An investigation into the fire that burned down the historic Smith Barn in Coupeville revealed that combustibles in front of a space heater was the… Continue reading

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored standout businesses and business leaders during its annual Awards Banquet and Board Installation Dinner Thursday. Among the winners were… Continue reading

Farmer overwhelmed by community response

Sunshine returned to Ebey’s Prairie Wednesday, and along with it, a smile from Georgie Smith accompanied by some of her quirky humor. It was clear… Continue reading

Rock In a Hard Place: An elegy for much more than a barn

The Smith barn burned down this week. Pretty much all of us on the Rock knew it. Whizzing through Coupeville on Highway 20, we could… Continue reading

Park Service to lease 300 acres on Central Whidbey

The National Park Service wants to hear from people interested in farming or have ideas about other agriculture-related uses for 300 acres of farmland in… Continue reading

Shell-biter: Weekend MusselFest in Coupeville a hit

They sized each other up, shook hands, mumbled “good luck” and took their seats at the red-and-white festooned table. Both past champions in recent years,… Continue reading

Rockin’ A Hard Place| Hello, Gorgeous! City, shining — on Hill, waterfront attached

Greetings, Oak Harbor. I am delighted that my monthly musings about life on Whidbey Island will now appear in the Whidbey News-Times after debuting several… Continue reading

Flag, streamer restrictions in draft sign code raises concerns

Some Coupeville business owners want to ensure new sign regulations don’t take away from the town’s quirky charm. David Broberg, owner of the Blue Goose… Continue reading

Admiral’s Cove well tests come back clean

Admiral’s Cove residents are breathing a sigh of relief after water samples taken from community wells revealed no detected contaminants. An engineering services company was… Continue reading

Coupeville Lions auction nets $27,000 for scholarships

Coupeville Lions Club raised an estimated $27,000 during its annual Scholarship Auction, held Feb. 18 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. More than 130 people… Continue reading