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A ferry approaches the dock in Coupeville June 23. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

State Ferries reports no second boat planned for Coupeville

Washington State Ferries is having a hard time staffing its boats.

A ferry approaches the dock in Coupeville June 23. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Clockwise from top left: Drake Borden, Mollie Bailey, Marissa Malinowski, Owen Barenburg, Catherine Lhamon. (Photos provided)

Coupeville High School recognizes top five graduates

Coupeville High School’s top five seniors didn’t let a difficult pandemic year hold them back.

Clockwise from top left: Drake Borden, Mollie Bailey, Marissa Malinowski, Owen Barenburg, Catherine Lhamon. (Photos provided)
Annie Philp, center, leads student counter-protesters. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Students counter a protest against social justice education

Hundreds of demonstrators lined the street in front of South Whidbey High School Friday afternoon.

Annie Philp, center, leads student counter-protesters. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
A banner celebrating the South Whidbey High School class of 2021 was vandalized, and the Black Lives Matter banner next to it was stolen. (Photo provided by Josephine Moccia)

Black Lives Matter sign stolen from in front of school

A banner celebrating 2021 graduates was also left vandalized.

A banner celebrating the South Whidbey High School class of 2021 was vandalized, and the Black Lives Matter banner next to it was stolen. (Photo provided by Josephine Moccia)
Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey organizations offer outdoor volunteer opportunities

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust and the Whidbey Institute both have events this Saturday, June 19.

Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Spa lets you ditch mask with proof of vaccination

Seaside Spa and Salon is asking maskless clients to show proof of inoculation for staff members’ comfort.

Coupeville Town Council gives arts and crafts festival green light

Food vendors will still be available at the scaled-back arts and crafts festival.

Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey Island Farmers Market launches at park

Despite rainy weather, the new market had a high turnout on its opening day.

Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Hale’s Kitchen opens doors in Oak Harbor

The new restaurant, located on Old Goldie Road, serves Southern style fried chicken.

Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Island high schools plan for live graduation ceremonies

All Whidbey Island high schools are hosting graduation ceremonies, but other senior events may vary.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.

Remembering those who served

Photos from the Memorial Day Service of Remembrance at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf Cemetery May 31.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.
Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville 8th graders excel in varsity basketball

Savina Wells became the first eighth grade girl to score in a Coupeville varsity basketball game.

Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)
Drea Park and her team train for the upcoming Seventy48 race up Puget Sound. (Photo courtesy of Drea Park)

Island couple to compete in 70-mile race

Drea and Jason Park will canoe from Tacoma to Port Townsend starting Friday, June 4.

Drea Park and her team train for the upcoming Seventy48 race up Puget Sound. (Photo courtesy of Drea Park)

Coupeville School Board discusses investigation that went awry

Sherry Phay stated she had the board president’s permission to send her controversial email.

Coupeville Farmers Market to host pop-up vaccine clinic

The Coupeville Farmers Market is partnering with the town of Coupeville and Island County Public Health to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic Saturday, June 5.… Continue reading

Town council debates food at Coupeville Arts Crafts Festival

If it happens this year, the festival will likely be a downsized version of itself.

A rendering of the new Coupeville Boys and Girls Club building shows what it will look like from the outside after construction. (Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club)

Coupeville Boys and Girls Club given $1 million from state budget

The club will use the funds to construct a new building on South Main Street.

A rendering of the new Coupeville Boys and Girls Club building shows what it will look like from the outside after construction. (Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club)

Island County opioid outreach team distributing COVID vaccines

The team has been highly successful despite challenges unique to their target population.

Community Health Advisory Board to resume meetings

A county health official announced the board’s upcoming return in a meeting May 18.

Sarah Lord treats Ember the cat at Best Friends Veterinary Center March 30, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends)

Cat finds home with vet who saved her

After treating a feline house fire victim, a veterinarian kept the cat as her own.

Sarah Lord treats Ember the cat at Best Friends Veterinary Center March 30, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends)