Growlers movie premieres Jan. 18 at Nordic Lodge

Coupeville Community Allies is presenting the premiere of a film Thursday that looks at the region-wide impacts of the Navy E/A-18G Growler aircraft.

“Plane Truths” is a 30-minute film created by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young of Moving Images. It will be followed by a discussion.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m., on Jan. 18 at the Nordic Hall at 63 Jacobs Road in Coupeville. Snacks will be available.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted to offset the cost of the hall rental, cookies and other expenses.

Award-winning Moving Images was founded by Young and Dworkin 20 years ago to increase the understanding of political and social issues in Central America, but then expanded to address a long list of such issues as labor rights and childcare and implications of new genetic technologies, according to Moving Images website.

Many of the programs were aired on PBS and widely distributed in schools, libraries and community organizations, the website says.

The Growler aircraft are based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and have caused controversy in the region, particularly near the Coupeville Outlying Field, because of the noise they make.

The Navy is in the midst of finalizing an environmental impact statement that will decide the distribution of where the Growlers, which are due to increase in number, will conduct aircraft landing practice.

More in News

15-year-old boy arrested in alleged wrench assault

A 15-year-old boy who brought a wrench to a fistfight is facing… Continue reading

Nyberg
Man sought on $75K warrant after skipping court

An Anacortes man is wanted on a $75,000 arrest warrant after failing… Continue reading

Clinton man accused of having images of child rape

A Clinton resident is accused of possessing images of children as young… Continue reading

List of North Whidbey CARES recipients released July 10

Right about now, the Oak Harbor CARES Act grant selection committee should… Continue reading

Makeup bag heist uncovered | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 18 At 10:04 a.m., a caller on Alliance Avenue reported… Continue reading

Oak Harbor staff works to clarify zoning code

Island County Superior Court ruled against Oak Harbor’s low-income housing development for… Continue reading

Volunteer burnout a problem for fire district, according to chief

Availability of firefighters has become a critical need for South Whidbey Fire/EMS… Continue reading

Contest invites kids to get crafty

Kids with a big imagination can now participate in a local art… Continue reading

Marina Advisory Committee analyzes impact of COVID-19

The impact the pandemic has had on the Oak Harbor Marina appears… Continue reading

Most Read