Coupeville

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

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

Town looking to open 2 percent fund application process

Jacob Ebey House in need of additional volunteers

The docent program at the Jacob Ebey House is in dire need of more volunteers. Sally Straathof, a ranger with Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve… Continue reading

Robin Cedillo, right, gets ready to step up and receive her diploma during the commencement ceremony for Coupeville High School’s Class of 2017 Friday night, June 9, 2017. Emily Rose is in the background. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Salute to Coupeville’s Class of 2017

Clay Reilly gave so many hugs after the graduation ceremony at Coupeville High School last Friday night that he was all hugged out. He found… Continue reading

Robin Cedillo, right, gets ready to step up and receive her diploma during the commencement ceremony for Coupeville High School’s Class of 2017 Friday night, June 9, 2017. Emily Rose is in the background. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Ed Hartin, fire chief with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, will be hosting a tour of Station 53 on Race Road on three different dates this month. He wants to give Central Whidbey residents a visual of what proposed station renovations would look like. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Fire station tours to give public a glimpse of proposed renovation

Ed Hartin can talk for hours about the improvements that Central Whidbey Fire &Rescue is hoping voters will approve at Station 53 on Race Road.… Continue reading

Ed Hartin, fire chief with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, will be hosting a tour of Station 53 on Race Road on three different dates this month. He wants to give Central Whidbey residents a visual of what proposed station renovations would look like. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Public invited to ham radio operator’s Field Day June 24-25

Whidbey Island ham radio operators will be among thousands nationwide to switch on their shortwave radios at remote locations to practice emergency communications capabilities during… 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

Dawnelle Conlisk shares a snack and some laughs with her daughter Mary at the The Relay for Life of Whidbey Island event Friday, June 2, 2017, at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor. Conlisk has been dealing with cancer for 22 years. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville cancer survivor focuses on living life to fullest

She started her speech with an apology. Dawnelle Conlisk was sorry about her whispery voice. Six weeks earlier, Conlisk underwent surgery that she knew would… Continue reading

Dawnelle Conlisk shares a snack and some laughs with her daughter Mary at the The Relay for Life of Whidbey Island event Friday, June 2, 2017, at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor. Conlisk has been dealing with cancer for 22 years. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Robyn Myers, conference services manager at the Camp Casey Conference Center and Fort Casey Inn, has some fun while providing a tour of the iconic Colonel’s House Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The house and other attractions at the former Fort Casey will be open for the public to view during an open house from noon-4 p.m. Friday, June 16. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Camp Casey serving up tours of Colonel’s House

On a recent tour of the Colonel’s House, it wasn’t hard to guess one of the favorite resting spots of commanding officers who once presided… Continue reading

Robyn Myers, conference services manager at the Camp Casey Conference Center and Fort Casey Inn, has some fun while providing a tour of the iconic Colonel’s House Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The house and other attractions at the former Fort Casey will be open for the public to view during an open house from noon-4 p.m. Friday, June 16. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Images of the Coupeville High School Top 10 seniors from the Class of 2017. Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Introducing Coupeville High School’s Top 10

Growing up together in a small, rural town, students at Coupeville High School develop a close bond that others don’t often experience in larger communities.… Continue reading

Images of the Coupeville High School Top 10 seniors from the Class of 2017. Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times                                Coupeville farmer Georgie Smith, left, speaks with Willowood harvest manager Alanah Lawrason last week while she rinsed off Mokum carrots in the farm’s newly constructed packing shed. Nearly three months after a fire destroyed a historic barn on her property, Smith has watched a steady recovery and is overwhelmed by generosity from the community.

Out of the ashes, Smith farm operating

On an early afternoon in late May, Alanah Lawrason stood in a newly constructed packing shed at Willowood Farm, spraying water on bunches of freshly… Continue reading

Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times                                Coupeville farmer Georgie Smith, left, speaks with Willowood harvest manager Alanah Lawrason last week while she rinsed off Mokum carrots in the farm’s newly constructed packing shed. Nearly three months after a fire destroyed a historic barn on her property, Smith has watched a steady recovery and is overwhelmed by generosity from the community.
Town, Lions dedicate renovated kitchen shelter

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

Town, Lions dedicate renovated kitchen shelter
Cove Cafe owner’s menu a mix of passion, creativity

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

Cove Cafe owner’s menu a mix of passion, creativity
Mark Saia, right, chats with fellow captain Jonny Johnson before departing the Coupeville Wharf Wednesday. A night earlier, the 1925 schooner Suva broke free from her mooring during a nasty wind storm and ended up approaching the rocks across Penn Cove near Blowers Bluff. Saia got in an inflatable tender at the wharf and raced across the cove despite heavy gusts, high waves and increasing darkness to single-handedly rescue the boat. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Captain’s heroics saves Suva from rocks

After a harrowing ordeal Tuesday, Mark Saia arrived home around midnight and soaked in his hot tub, allowing his body to thaw and his mind… Continue reading

Mark Saia, right, chats with fellow captain Jonny Johnson before departing the Coupeville Wharf Wednesday. A night earlier, the 1925 schooner Suva broke free from her mooring during a nasty wind storm and ended up approaching the rocks across Penn Cove near Blowers Bluff. Saia got in an inflatable tender at the wharf and raced across the cove despite heavy gusts, high waves and increasing darkness to single-handedly rescue the boat. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

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

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill

Dave Ebersole started to count the years in his head then realized the math was starting to get tricky. He marveled at the accomplishments of… Continue reading

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill
Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville

Popularity of Coupeville’s Memorial Day parade has created big concerns for the little town. Organizers are making significant changes to the parade route this year,… Continue reading

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville
Waterfront association moves into new location

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

Waterfront association moves into new location
Jordan Schisel, left, determines the length of a cut during the Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers’ annual work day Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Coupeville. The volunteer nonprofit group participated in 18 different projects to help their Central Whidbey neighbors Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Sun shines on Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a small group gathered at a home tucked in the woods just outside Coupeville and built a new all-weather deck.… Continue reading

Jordan Schisel, left, determines the length of a cut during the Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers’ annual work day Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Coupeville. The volunteer nonprofit group participated in 18 different projects to help their Central Whidbey neighbors Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Friends holding info meeting at Greenbank Farm

Friends of Greenbank Farm will hold a public meeting 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Barn A. The nonprofit group will present the latest information… Continue reading

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