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Remembrance ceremony Sunday in Coupeville

Continuing the town’s long-standing tradition of commemorating Veterans Day, Coupeville will once again host the annual Coupeville Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.… Continue reading

 

Community Veterans Day program to honor local vets

Local veterans will be honored at a community Veterans Day program to be held at 11 a.m., Sat. Nov. 10 at the Oak Harbor High… Continue reading

 

Operation Christmas Child kicks off

Beginning Nov. 12, locations throughout Whidbey Island will be collecting shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritan’s Purse project,… Continue reading

 

Town picks 2 percent lodging tax recipients

The Town of Coupeville announced the 2019 funding year’s 2-percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant awards. Seven applicants will receive money. The total amount awarded was… Continue reading

Fort Casey gets scary for Halloween

Haunted Fort event will be a scary good time

Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.
                                <em>Cornet Bay Company owners Arnie and Joanne Deckwa stand with their new seafood line of sauces. In the background, painted on their RV is the company’s logo depicting Cornet Bay, the view across from their office.</em>

Walmart picks up Cornet Bay Co.’s sauces

Though it’s been producing and selling gourmet sauces, dressing, seasonings and dips for more than 18 years, Oak Harbor’s Cornet Bay Co. isn’t done expanding.… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.
                                <em>Cornet Bay Company owners Arnie and Joanne Deckwa stand with their new seafood line of sauces. In the background, painted on their RV is the company’s logo depicting Cornet Bay, the view across from their office.</em>

Shifty Sailors celebrating 25th anniversary

The maritime-themed musical group Shifty Sailors will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.… Continue reading

Town to decide 2 percent grants

The Town of Coupeville is in the process of deciding which nonprofits will receive this year’s 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant awards. The Town… Continue reading

Autumn Auction to honor Judy Lynn

It’s that time of year again — time for the Island County Museum’s annual Autumn Auction. “Now there’s a bunch of ‘A’s’ for you,” Museum… Continue reading

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                                Mike Brown runs the machine that is extracting goose and duck poop from the bottom of the Greenbank Farm pond.

Polluted with poop, Greenbank Farm pond gets cleaning

Island man invents machine for job

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times
                                Mike Brown runs the machine that is extracting goose and duck poop from the bottom of the Greenbank Farm pond.

Posh Puppies takes home top dog grooming salon for Best of Whidbey

Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies has grown since it first opened in November last year and is showing no signs of slowing down. This… Continue reading

Heaping slices of awesome

Whidbey Pies Cafe named as best pie in Washington

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                                <em>Whidbey Island resident Dick Evans will be signing and selling copies of his book, “Fazkils,” at the Clinton Community Hall on Saturday.</em>

In a new book, Hollywood actor, author reflects on his life, career

Richard “Dick” Evans is an actor, writer and director with a long list of titles under his belt, and he can talk for hours about… Continue reading

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                                <em>Whidbey Island resident Dick Evans will be signing and selling copies of his book, “Fazkils,” at the Clinton Community Hall on Saturday.</em>

Town adopts 2019 budget policies

Coupeville Town Council approved the 2019 budget policies and priorities. The budget policies include financial policies, allocation policies, employee policies, investment policies, capital policies and… Continue reading

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                                <em>Bob Becker and his son, Bob Becker Jr., sit at Becker’s house in Coupeville. Becker turned age 103 on Sept. 11.</em>

Passing the century mark

‘It feels no different from when I was 80’

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                                <em>Bob Becker and his son, Bob Becker Jr., sit at Becker’s house in Coupeville. Becker turned age 103 on Sept. 11.</em>

12th annual SICBA tour slated for Sept. 14-16

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will hold its 12th annual SICBA Home Tour Sept. 14-16. This year’s Home Tour features 13 homes by eight local builders… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sea Cadets Jackson Oliverson, David Stasel and Andrew Taylor enjoy food served at Saturday’s Military Appreciation Picnic.

Military picnic a thank you for those serving, who served

The threat of rain didn’t stop people from attending Oak Harbor’s 18th annual Military Appreciation Picnic, with vendors, free Alabama-style BBQ and picnic food, activities… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sea Cadets Jackson Oliverson, David Stasel and Andrew Taylor enjoy food served at Saturday’s Military Appreciation Picnic.

Walking Festival offers exercise, Whidbey scenery

There will be a three-day Whidbey Walking Festival Sept. 7-9 with five routes starting at Camp Casey in Coupeville. “The purpose of our club is… Continue reading

Town makes changes to 2 percent funds process

The Town of Coupeville voted Tuesday to make a few minor changes to the town’s allocation process for the 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant… Continue reading

Letter pleads for reduction in potential flights at OLF

Coupeville Town Council voted Tuesday to approve a letter that Mayor Molly Hughes wrote to Congressman Rick Larsen and to U.S. senators Maria Cantwell and… Continue reading