Megan Hansen

Oak Harbor retailer focus of racial harassment complaint

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Big 5 Sporting Goods after a former employee who is African American claimed he was harassed at the… Continue reading

Port director gets $10K benefits hike

After approximately two months on the job, Port of Coupeville Executive Director Chris Michalopolous received a $10,200 pay increase. The salary increase was negotiated as… Continue reading

Port wants public’s help with comp plan update

Port of Coupeville is asking the public for input as it updates its comprehensive scheme and strategic plan. The port owns two historic public properties… Continue reading

Field School celebrating 10 years with focus on Pratts

The public has an opportunity to help preserve a bit of Central Whidbey history this summer. The Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School will celebrate its… Continue reading

Lighthouse beacon turning again after 14 years

A piece of history is back in working order at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. An 1800s rotating Fresnel lens that sat stationary for an estimated 14… Continue reading

Town road plan includes overlay projects this year

Town of Coupeville approved its Six Year Transportation Improve-ment plan that highlights at least three streets that will see work this year. The town is… Continue reading

Lavender on schedule for Blooming Season Concerts

As Sarah Richards looked over her fields Wednesday, just some of her estimated 15,000 lavender plants were starting to bloom. “We’re way behind this year,”… Continue reading

Lions garage sale this weekend

Unpacking for the annual Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale is a bit like a treasure hunt. As Lions and volunteers open the three barns worth… Continue reading

Coupeville schools petition state for additional $400k

Coupeville School District is asking the state superintendent’s office for $400,000 to cover unexpected expenses. The school board Monday night unanimously approved a resolution to… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee releases bottled cold brew

Whidbey Coffee unveiled its newest enterprise this week, Beachbomber Cold Brew. “It is my belief that Whidbey Coffee needs to remain relevant to the times… Continue reading

Parks & Rec votes to pull plug on funding for NW aquatic club

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Board is pulling the plug on funding for the North Whidbey Aquatic Club and masters programs. Dissolution of the… Continue reading

College credit program, FFA coming to Coupeville

The staff at Coupeville School District is working this summer to bring new programs for students come fall. High school principal Duane Baumann asked the… Continue reading

Town Council approves new sign code

After months of work and review, Coupeville Town Council last week approved its new sign code. The final draft reflects additions and changes that account… Continue reading

Town looking to open 2 percent fund application process

The application process for 2 percent funds will be more open and transparent with changes Coupeville Town Council is looking to make. Council decided last… Continue reading

Permits moving along for school grandstand construction

Coupeville Town Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for the school district to construct a 3,024-square-foot grandstand. As part of the district’s ongoing capital facilities… Continue reading

Town, Lions dedicate renovated kitchen shelter

Members of the community gathered Wednesday to celebrate and dedicate the renovation of the kitchen shelter at Coupeville Town Park. The many months-long project was… Continue reading

Cove Cafe owner’s menu a mix of passion, creativity

For Michele Lynn, opening The Cove Cafe is as much an adventure as a learning experience. The Milepost 19 farm owner recently opened Coupeville’s newest… Continue reading

Town to resubmit grant for community green

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes will modify and resubmit an application for a Rural Economic Development grant the town sought earlier this year to develop its… Continue reading

North Whidbey Park and Rec levy on August ballot

Commissioners for North Whidbey Park and Recreation District are gearing up to ask voters to approve a replacement levy earlier than anticipated. The board originally… Continue reading

Waterfront association moves into new location

Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is stretching out in new office space and gearing up for a busy tourist season. Previously housed in the chamber’s visitor… Continue reading