The nondescript entrance belies the atrocities committed at Ha Lò Prison in Hanoi, in North Vietnam. The prison was…
Members of the Coupeville Elementary Leadership Club have had a great lesson in community service.
The group helped organize a food drive in December for Gifts From the Heart Food Bank. This was the second year the fourth-and fifth- graders, who belong to the leadership club, took on the community service project. According to club supervisor and Coupeville Elementary teacher Jon Gabelein, students nearly doubled the amount of food collected last year and surpassed their goal for this year.
“They did so well, they almost doubled the goal,” he said. “They collected 1,813 items this year. The goal was 1,500 for the school. Last year they collected 1,041 items.”
Members of the South Whidbey Rotary hosted a very important person from the north at the group’s meeting Tuesday morning at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club in Langley. Several members of the Whidbey Westside Rotary were also in attendance.
Capt. Jay “Tank” Johnston, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, was the guest speaker. He shared a brief overview of NAS Whidbey, explaining the tenant commands housed on base and the role those commands play in NASWI’s overall mission.
Kids have a unique way of looking at things. Some of their perspective has been captured in a new book, “Coupeville: Through the Eyes of its Children,” a collection of photographs taken by children of the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club.
The project was the brainchild of Coupeville Boys and Girls Club Program Director Jo-Ellen Fischbach and was made possible by a grant from the Coupeville Festival Association. Fischbach said this was a great project for Coupeville kids to get involved with.
Members of the Coupeville School Board of Directors have appointed Glenda Merwine to fill the seat vacated last December by longtime school board member Carol Bishop.
Merwine is a familiar face to many, having served as the principal of Coupeville Elementary School and as the Director of Student Learning for the Coupeville School District.
She has spent her career in public education and told board members during a brief interview at Monday evening’s board meeting that she would relish a spot on the board.
The safety risk to carrier-based aircraft squadrons would increase significantly if Navy pilots weren’t able to practice at Coupeville’s Outlying Field.
That’s according to Executive Officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, Cmdr. Adam Carlstrom, who addressed members of the Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League Tuesday at the Officers’ Club on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392 is cooking up all kinds of new ways to help raise awareness of the organization, raise money for its many programs and raise its membership.
And when we say cooking, we mean that quite literally.
“Food? We have the facility to do it, so why not?” said Thomas Catoire, president of the VFW Men’s Auxiliary, which serves up a buffet breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon the second Sunday of every month.
Community and school spirit seem to come naturally for Coupeville High School senior Jai’Lysa Hoskins, 17.
A good student, a good athlete and a good role model, Hoskins has been chosen as the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club’s first ever Youth of the Year.