Coupeville

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

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