The Loakal Public House aims to be a little bit of everything: family-friendly eatery, pub, live entertainment hotspot.
After a decades-long career in healthcare, including several years at Whidbey Internal Medicine, Lois Edstrom, a Coupeville poet, retired in 2004 to allocate more of her time to writing. Since then she has published numerous poems in anthologies and journals, as well as two chapbooks and a recently released full-length collection “Night Beyond Black.”
Sam Abell’s photographs have a life of their own.
Whether capturing a scene amongst the stark crags of Newfoundland or the technicolor streets of Cuba, Abell’s pictures present far more than an image.
Vicky Reyes, president of the Penn Cove Water Festival Association, said she won’t have exact numbers for another week or so, but estimated that this year the festival attracted somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 visitors.
Art created by local high schoolers will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at the Coupeville Library. A reception for the artists, open to the public, will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday with awards to be presented at 7 p.m.
Within the Whidbey community, John and Beth Tristao are famous for their generosity and dedication to neighbors and friends in need.
But after a medical emergency depleted the couple’s finances, community members and friends are rallying to raise funds to aid the couple who has helped so many.
Daniel Winkler will be returning to Whidbey to give talks at island libraries next week. He will be presenting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Coupeville Library and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Oak Harbor Library. During the presentation, entitled “Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond,” Winkler will discuss the best varieties to seek while foraging for wild mushrooms in the region.