Coupeville

Judy Thorpe, left, Tracy Weissel, Sarah Westcott and Michael Thorpe listen to the audience during a community meeting at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association in Coupeville last Friday. About 40 people came to the meeting to discuss their concerns about the Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s proposed emergency overnight shelter on Morris Road near Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

325 people sign petition opposing new shelter

Forty people gathered Thursday at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association to voice their concerns about the shelter.

Judy Thorpe, left, Tracy Weissel, Sarah Westcott and Michael Thorpe listen to the audience during a community meeting at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association in Coupeville last Friday. About 40 people came to the meeting to discuss their concerns about the Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s proposed emergency overnight shelter on Morris Road near Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Town considers deer options, no-feeding ordinance

Ideas have ranged from birth control to hunting to water guns to a ban on feeding the wildlife.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

The COVID effect: Show might go on this year

Here’s a list of what many of Whidbey’s favorite events are doing this year.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville Middle School students are returning to campus, but not for class

Students in grades 6-8 will return to campus on March 8 in the afternoons for two days a week.

Nine deer, including these three, showed up at Coupeville Town Hall on Feb. 23. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Deer ordinance may be in the works for Coupeville

One resident said the sheer amount of deer urine is “overwhelming” and creates puddles at his door.

Nine deer, including these three, showed up at Coupeville Town Hall on Feb. 23. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

Scenic byway earns national designation

T he Cascade Loop, including the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way, is now a National Scenic Byway.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

Homeless Coalition shelter project moving forward

Whidbey Homeless Coalition has plans to turn a former church into a 35-bed shelter.

The <em>Platypus</em>, an abandoned boat that has been sitting at the Coupeville Wharf, has finally been hauled away. People from all over the country reached out to the Port of Coupeville with interest in the boat, but none of their plans came to fruition. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Derelict boat hauled away from Coupeville dock

The Platypus gained nationwide interest, but it has been hauled away for salvage and destruction.

The <em>Platypus</em>, an abandoned boat that has been sitting at the Coupeville Wharf, has finally been hauled away. People from all over the country reached out to the Port of Coupeville with interest in the boat, but none of their plans came to fruition. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.

Coupeville Town Council opposes Navy plan for SEAL training in state parks

The Navy has proposed to use 28 state parks for training purposes. A vote is expected Thursday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.
Sherman, Phyllis

Rockin’ a Hard Place: A beautiful remembrance to heal a forgettable time

Each of us has that wonderful remembrance to treasure.

Sherman, Phyllis

Town mayor updates residents with annual address

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes took a look back on the year.

Training in Coupeville schools puts suicide prevention in the Forefront

Parents and caregivers can sign up for upcoming classes for training to help prevent suicide.

Coupeville School District approves reopening plan

Some students could be back in class on Feb. 1.

Firefighter Jeff Rhodes (left), Firefighter Keith Dawson (center, back), Acting Lieutenant Alex Majestic (right) practice a CPR response without the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System the agency wants to buy. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

District turns to crowdfunding for CPR tool

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is looking to raise $18,580 to buy a CPR tool.

Firefighter Jeff Rhodes (left), Firefighter Keith Dawson (center, back), Acting Lieutenant Alex Majestic (right) practice a CPR response without the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System the agency wants to buy. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andrew Morehouse, left, and Nate Bell while filming “The Hour After Westerly” at the Fort Casey Inn. Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative

Film featuring Whidbey free to view temporarily

“The Hour After Westerly” is free to view online until Jan. 17.

Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andrew Morehouse, left, and Nate Bell while filming “The Hour After Westerly” at the Fort Casey Inn. Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative
Devonte and Alyssa Brown welcomed their daughter, Ellie Shiloh Brown, on Jan. 1, making her Whidbey Island’s first baby born in 2021. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey’s first baby of 2021 an early surprise

Ellie Shiloh Brown is Coupeville’s newest resident.

Devonte and Alyssa Brown welcomed their daughter, Ellie Shiloh Brown, on Jan. 1, making her Whidbey Island’s first baby born in 2021. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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A Hero for All Time: Research reveals a decorated former Fort Casey soldier

Coupeville woman writes book about local WWI soldier who gained Col. George S. Patton’s admiration.

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Dianne and Dave Binder, owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville, said they are ready to retire and have listed the large Victorian for sale. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville B&B goes on the market for $1.3 million

The owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville are ready to retire.

Dianne and Dave Binder, owners of the Anchorage Inn in Coupeville, said they are ready to retire and have listed the large Victorian for sale. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Defense bill includes money for NAS Whidbey

A provision in the act extends real-time noise monitoring and requires the data to be made public.

The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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