Cookbook author and TV personality Graham Kerr will be at Wind and Tide Books in downtown Oak Harbor Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m. to sign books. Seating is extremely limited so please call and RSVP at 675-1342.
The SUMMER SAILING SCHEDULE for Washington State Ferries is now in effect. There are a number of changes throughout the day including an additional late night round trip on Friday and Saturday night leaving Port Townsend at 10 p.m. and Coupeville at 10:40 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit mwww.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/.
Leaders for the Port of Coupeville hope another layer of environmental protection for the Greenbank Farm will soon be complete.
During a port commissioners’ meeting last week, Pat Powell, executive director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, outlined the work that has to be done on the conservation easement for it to be finished by the end of December.
Temporary tweaks in the sailing schedule will allow for late-evening trips on the ferry route across Admiralty Inlet on the weekends.
Washington State Ferries have added one late-night sailing from Port Townsend and from Coupeville during the summer season.
The Ferry Advisory Committee, which includes Ian Jefferds, Sarah Richards and Ralph Young, lobbied for the later sailings during the summer season.
The Island County Council of Governments has agreed to help fund a small portion of a proposed study that aims to improve broadband availability on Whidbey and Camano islands.
During its monthly meeting in Coupeville May 23, the council agreed to sign a letter of support and pledged $5,000 for the study, which could begin as soon as July 1 and take up to a year to complete.
After nearly a year of negotiations, work to add more protection to a publicly owned farm may start to move forward.
Leaders from the Port of Coupeville are approaching Island County with a list of development rights that could be surrendered when a conservation easement at the Greenbank Farm is worked out. This comes on the heels of a recent meeting port commissioners held to sort out issues that have stalled talks on the conservation easement.
The smells wafting through the air Thursday afternoons in Oak Harbor are tantalizing, an easy indicator that farmers market season is in full swing in Island County.
This year marks the 18th year for the Oak Harbor Public Market, held from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from May through September.