Coupeville

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

Coupeville drama club tackles wacky dark comedy

Playing the character of the “evil nephew” in “Arsenic and Old Lace” seems to suit Eric Wertz quite well. The Coupeville High School junior was… Continue reading

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

The product of a joint effort between the owners of a Coupeville brew pub and an Anacortes craft brewery will be on tap at 6… Continue reading

Navy starts second phase of well testing

The wait is almost over for the more than 1,000 residents who make up Admiral’s Cove. Within three weeks, residents from the Central Whidbey neighborhood… Continue reading

Island County Commissioners should serve interests of all county citizens

Editor, I read twice reporter Jessie Stensland’s article, “Commissioners deny grant, calling Coupeville ‘anti-Navy’” in the Whidbey News-Times this past weekend. I also followed exchanges… Continue reading

Town trying to ‘wrap heads’ around ‘unprecedented’ event

As members of Coupeville Town Council approved their final comments for the Navy’s draft Environmental Impact Statement Tuesday night, they were still trying to grasp… Continue reading

Appraiser chosen to determine wharf, farm rental rates

The Port of Coupeville is hiring a Sedro-Woolley-based appraisal company to determine fair market cost for rental space at the Greenbank Farm and Coupeville Wharf.… Continue reading

Businesses hosting Mardi Gras bash for schools foundation

A handful of Coupeville businesses are throwing a Mardi Gras bash. The Feb. 25 celebration is being held to raise money to enrich students’ educational… Continue reading

Fort Casey State Park adds three new events in 2017

Though it’s tough to quibble with any view from Fort Casey State Park, the one afforded from Battery Turman near Admiralty Head Lighthouse is breathtaking.… Continue reading

Lower property values from jet noise hurt port revenues, say commissioners

The Port of Coupeville joined a growing list of Central Whidbey entities asking that the Navy locate any increase in EA-18G Growler practices at Ault… Continue reading

Sex offender moves to Greenbank, sheriff’s office holding community meeting

A Level Two sex offender has moved to Greenbank and will be the subject of a community meeting this weekend. Richard Dyer registered as a… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville launching search for permanent director

The search is underway for a permanent executive director for the Port of Coupeville. Interim Director Jan Marc Jouas told port commissioners Wednesday that it’s… Continue reading

Museum archivist appointed to Historic Preservation Commission

Coupeville resident Sarah Aldrich was recently appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission. Aldrich is an archivist with the Island County Historical Museum. She also owns… Continue reading

Greenbank Farm Wine Shop offers tastings, tales and tails

A mom and pop shop where daughter and dog call the shots

Local artist, author guides abstract journeys

It isn’t unheard of to find Mary Leonard onstage with a symphony orchestra, layering her brushstrokes in time with the movements, using the vibrations and… Continue reading

Former port director seeking $120,000 for wrongful termination

Citing a state whistleblower law, a former executive director of the Port of Coupeville is taking steps towards suing the district for wrongful termination. Oak… Continue reading