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Lions honor students of the quarter

Lions honor students of the quarter

Coupeville Lions Club honored Coupeville High School seniors Kaela Hollrigel and Nicholas Dion as its students of the quarter Wednesday night. Hollrigel is a cheer… Continue reading

Lions honor students of the quarter
Tenants questioning accuracy of port’s appraisal

Tenants questioning accuracy of port’s appraisal

Rather than implement higher rental rates at the Coupeville Wharf and Greenbank Farm, commissioners for the Port of Coupeville say they’ll “kick the can down… Continue reading

Tenants questioning accuracy of port’s appraisal
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year-old climate change activist who’s spoken before the United Nations on environmental policy, will be one of the speakers at the Climate Action forum on Whidbey Island this month. KC Golden, policy director at Seattle’s Climate Solutions, is the other. The forums will be held March 24 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center and March 25 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Both will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Photo provided by Earth Guardians

Climate change ‘rock star’ to speak on Whidbey

Retired Oak Harbor physician Marshall Goldberg likens Xiuhtezcatl Martinez to a rock star. Securing Martinez for two speaking engagements on Whidbey Island was no small… Continue reading

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year-old climate change activist who’s spoken before the United Nations on environmental policy, will be one of the speakers at the Climate Action forum on Whidbey Island this month. KC Golden, policy director at Seattle’s Climate Solutions, is the other. The forums will be held March 24 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center and March 25 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Both will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Photo provided by Earth Guardians
The aftermath of the Smith Barn Fire on the morning of Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The first occurred at 8 p.m. Monday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Space heater likely cause of Smith barn fire

An investigation into the fire that burned down the historic Smith Barn in Coupeville revealed that combustibles in front of a space heater was the… Continue reading

The aftermath of the Smith Barn Fire on the morning of Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The first occurred at 8 p.m. Monday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored standout businesses and business leaders during its annual Awards Banquet and Board Installation Dinner Thursday. Among the winners were… Continue reading

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence
Georgie Smith, Coupeville fourth-generation farmer, speaks to an employee with Skagit Farmers Supply about a soil test that was supposed to be conducted on her farm Wednesday. From her kitchen window, Smith can see the debris pile that remains of the family’s historic barn that burned down Monday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Farmer overwhelmed by community response

Sunshine returned to Ebey’s Prairie Wednesday, and along with it, a smile from Georgie Smith accompanied by some of her quirky humor. It was clear… Continue reading

Georgie Smith, Coupeville fourth-generation farmer, speaks to an employee with Skagit Farmers Supply about a soil test that was supposed to be conducted on her farm Wednesday. From her kitchen window, Smith can see the debris pile that remains of the family’s historic barn that burned down Monday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Rock In a Hard Place: An elegy for much more than a barn

The Smith barn burned down this week. Pretty much all of us on the Rock knew it. Whizzing through Coupeville on Highway 20, we could… Continue reading

A tractor mows near the Rockwell House in Coupeville in May, 2014. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Park Service to lease 300 acres on Central Whidbey

The National Park Service wants to hear from people interested in farming or have ideas about other agriculture-related uses for 300 acres of farmland in… Continue reading

A tractor mows near the Rockwell House in Coupeville in May, 2014. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Shell-biter: Weekend MusselFest in Coupeville a hit

Shell-biter: Weekend MusselFest in Coupeville a hit

They sized each other up, shook hands, mumbled “good luck” and took their seats at the red-and-white festooned table. Both past champions in recent years,… Continue reading

Shell-biter: Weekend MusselFest in Coupeville a hit

Rockin’ A Hard Place| Hello, Gorgeous! City, shining — on Hill, waterfront attached

Greetings, Oak Harbor. I am delighted that my monthly musings about life on Whidbey Island will now appear in the Whidbey News-Times after debuting several… Continue reading

Flag, streamer restrictions in draft sign code raises concerns

Some Coupeville business owners want to ensure new sign regulations don’t take away from the town’s quirky charm. David Broberg, owner of the Blue Goose… Continue reading

A sign mounted to an entrance sign to Admiral’s Cove reveals good news Friday, March 3, 2017 for residents awaiting test results from water samples taken from their community wells last month: No contaminants were detected. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Admiral’s Cove well tests come back clean

Admiral’s Cove residents are breathing a sigh of relief after water samples taken from community wells revealed no detected contaminants. An engineering services company was… Continue reading

A sign mounted to an entrance sign to Admiral’s Cove reveals good news Friday, March 3, 2017 for residents awaiting test results from water samples taken from their community wells last month: No contaminants were detected. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville Lions auction nets $27,000 for scholarships

Coupeville Lions auction nets $27,000 for scholarships

Coupeville Lions Club raised an estimated $27,000 during its annual Scholarship Auction, held Feb. 18 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. More than 130 people… Continue reading

Coupeville Lions auction nets $27,000 for scholarships
McKenzie Meyer, center, shares a lighter moment with Eric Wertz, right, during Coupeville High School’s Wolf PAC Theatre Troupe rehearsal for “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Coupeville’s Performing Arts Center Monday night, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville drama club tackles wacky dark comedy

Playing the character of the “evil nephew” in “Arsenic and Old Lace” seems to suit Eric Wertz quite well. The Coupeville High School junior was… Continue reading

McKenzie Meyer, center, shares a lighter moment with Eric Wertz, right, during Coupeville High School’s Wolf PAC Theatre Troupe rehearsal for “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Coupeville’s Performing Arts Center Monday night, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

The product of a joint effort between the owners of a Coupeville brew pub and an Anacortes craft brewery will be on tap at 6… Continue reading

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort
A sampler from CH2M, a global engineering company and contractor for the Navy, tests water from the community wells at the Admiral’s Cove Water District Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The tests were conducted to look for certain chemicals that might’ve come from firefighting foam at Coupeville’s Outlying Landing Field. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times.

Navy starts second phase of well testing

The wait is almost over for the more than 1,000 residents who make up Admiral’s Cove. Within three weeks, residents from the Central Whidbey neighborhood… Continue reading

A sampler from CH2M, a global engineering company and contractor for the Navy, tests water from the community wells at the Admiral’s Cove Water District Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The tests were conducted to look for certain chemicals that might’ve come from firefighting foam at Coupeville’s Outlying Landing Field. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times.

Island County Commissioners should serve interests of all county citizens

Editor, I read twice reporter Jessie Stensland’s article, “Commissioners deny grant, calling Coupeville ‘anti-Navy’” in the Whidbey News-Times this past weekend. I also followed exchanges… Continue reading

Town trying to ‘wrap heads’ around ‘unprecedented’ event

Town trying to ‘wrap heads’ around ‘unprecedented’ event

As members of Coupeville Town Council approved their final comments for the Navy’s draft Environmental Impact Statement Tuesday night, they were still trying to grasp… Continue reading

Town trying to ‘wrap heads’ around ‘unprecedented’ event

Appraiser chosen to determine wharf, farm rental rates

The Port of Coupeville is hiring a Sedro-Woolley-based appraisal company to determine fair market cost for rental space at the Greenbank Farm and Coupeville Wharf.… Continue reading

Businesses hosting Mardi Gras bash for schools foundation

Businesses hosting Mardi Gras bash for schools foundation

A handful of Coupeville businesses are throwing a Mardi Gras bash. The Feb. 25 celebration is being held to raise money to enrich students’ educational… Continue reading

Businesses hosting Mardi Gras bash for schools foundation
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