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Coupeville paddler lands spot on Team USA senior dragon boat team

Coupeville paddler lands spot on Team USA senior dragon boat team

It’s not uncommon for Roberta Piercy to be on the water six days a week. That devotion recently landed the Coupeville resident a spot on… Continue reading

Coupeville paddler lands spot on Team USA senior dragon boat team
Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Charles and Ruth Hammer have never seen anything like the feeding frenzy taking place on the back porch of their Coupeville home this winter. Hummingbirds… Continue reading

Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds
Whidbey elk picks wrong tarp to tangle with

Whidbey elk picks wrong tarp to tangle with

Bruiser, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. Whidbey Island’s lone resident elk got his antlers tangled up with a bicycle about three weeks… Continue reading

Whidbey elk picks wrong tarp to tangle with
Ivan goes after a laser at the WAIF Cat Adoption Center in Oak Harbor. Ivan will be spending his fourth Christmas as a shelter cat. Photo by Ron Newberry

WAIF’s ‘independent’ longtime resident needs home for the holidays

Resting snugly on a sun-lit bench, Ivan was drifting slowly into cat dream land when a red dot on the floor caught his attention. Caitlin… Continue reading

Ivan goes after a laser at the WAIF Cat Adoption Center in Oak Harbor. Ivan will be spending his fourth Christmas as a shelter cat. Photo by Ron Newberry
Dakota the Clydesdale spreads joy during holidays

Dakota the Clydesdale spreads joy during holidays

The sight of three Christmas wreaths hung on the horse stable of Ronnie Sitko’s barn is not only festive, it’s symbolic. The wreaths are a… Continue reading

Dakota the Clydesdale spreads joy during holidays

Popular Penn Cove beach to close for shellfish harvesting starting Jan. 1

A season will be put in place at Whidbey Island’s most popular clamming spot in 2017 allowing shellfish populations to rebound. The beaches on the… Continue reading

Coupeville sophomore named Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of Year

Sometimes, strength can come from unexpected sources. Crystal Aguilar, the unit director of the Coupeville Boys &Girls Club, has found on more than one occasion… Continue reading

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue tries sleek new helmets

It looks more like a motorcycle helmet, is lighter weight, offers a reduced profile and improved balance. But there’s one barrier standing in the way… Continue reading

Canopy involved in Growler mishap

A malfunction in the environmental control system of an E/A-18G Growler led to an on-deck emergency that seriously injured two aircrew and damaged the aircraft… Continue reading

A European Starling goes after a block of suet in Admirals Cove. Starlings are non-native species that typically draw the ire of birders. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey bird lovers go to extremes during winter

On a sloping piece of wooded property at the end of Towhee Lane, wild birds enjoy a little slice of paradise. Aside from abundant natural… Continue reading

A European Starling goes after a block of suet in Admirals Cove. Starlings are non-native species that typically draw the ire of birders. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Anza Muenchow, left, Pam Bishop and Stinger Anderson are enjoying the confines of the new Washington State University Island County Extension office. The office moved only about a block in Coupeville but is more spacious and visible to visitors. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

New WSU Island County Extension site draws attention

Visitors entering Coupeville may notice a new crimson flag swirling in the wind along Main Street. The flag, coupled with a similarly branded sign and… Continue reading

Anza Muenchow, left, Pam Bishop and Stinger Anderson are enjoying the confines of the new Washington State University Island County Extension office. The office moved only about a block in Coupeville but is more spacious and visible to visitors. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Navy lifts operational pause for Growlers

The Navy lifted a temporary suspension of flight operations for E/A-18G Growlers this morning following an investigation into Friday’s mishap that injured two aircrew at… Continue reading

Growler incident injures two aircrew, damages jet at NAS Whidbey

Flight operations have been suspended for all E/A-18G Growlers while the Navy investigates an on-deck emergency that injured two aircrew and damaged an aircraft this… Continue reading

Justin Kelly, left, and Benjamin Stockham play brothers in pursuit of a lost family fortune on a remote island in the independent film “Lost & Found,” written, produced and directed by South Whidbey High School graduate Joseph Itaya. Before its widespead release, the movie will be shown at The Clyde in Langley on Dec. 27. Photo provided by Lost & Found

Whidbey-inspired film about to hit big screen

A special showing of “Lost & Found” will take place at The Clyde in Langley Dec. 27, including an appearance by the movie’s producer and director.

Justin Kelly, left, and Benjamin Stockham play brothers in pursuit of a lost family fortune on a remote island in the independent film “Lost & Found,” written, produced and directed by South Whidbey High School graduate Joseph Itaya. Before its widespead release, the movie will be shown at The Clyde in Langley on Dec. 27. Photo provided by Lost & Found

Coupeville names new student school board representative

Laurence Boado admitted it was a little nerve-racking fielding questions from the Coupeville School Board. All eyes were on Boado, a Coupeville High School junior,… Continue reading

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue bond would fund station renovation, rig replacements

Central Whidbey fire district proposes bond to expand station, replace three aging apparatus

The final episode of the season of the zombie TV series Z Nation was shot at Fort Casey State Park in Coupeville in September. The episode airs at 6 p.m. Friday night, Dec. 16, on the SyFy Channel. Photo courtesy Frank Schaefer/Go2 Z, LLC.

Z Nation’s Fort Casey episode to air Friday night

He might cover his eyes on occasion, but Jon Crimmins is planning to be keenly focused on his television screen Friday night. His anticipation has… Continue reading

The final episode of the season of the zombie TV series Z Nation was shot at Fort Casey State Park in Coupeville in September. The episode airs at 6 p.m. Friday night, Dec. 16, on the SyFy Channel. Photo courtesy Frank Schaefer/Go2 Z, LLC.
The Roller Barn has served as the home for the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor since 1997. A community group is looking to build a new home for the club because it is outgrowing the aging barn. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club looks to build new home

The Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor is looking for a new home. A community group has found a potential site on city property where a new center could be built.

The Roller Barn has served as the home for the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor since 1997. A community group is looking to build a new home for the club because it is outgrowing the aging barn. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville’s resident Santa has a magical effect on people

Fire commissioner has spent three decades bringing joy to a community

Santa Mobile hits the streets Dec. 5

The Santa Mobile, orchestrated by Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, will start its first of seven routes through Central Whidbey beginning Dec. 5.