Coupeville

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

Clam diggers survey the beaches on the west end of Penn Cove Saturday, April 29. State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers reminded clammers over the weekend that that beach is closed until June 1. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Enforcement officers remind clam diggers that Penn Cove beach is closed

A new rule closing shellfish harvesting at a popular Whidbey Island beach is catching many clammers by surprise. Enforcement officers with the Washington Department of… Continue reading

Clam diggers survey the beaches on the west end of Penn Cove Saturday, April 29. State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers reminded clammers over the weekend that that beach is closed until June 1. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Town Hall doing some remodeling

Coupeville Town Hall is under construction for the next several weeks as it creates a more secure space for its marshal’s office. The planning department… Continue reading

Freeland man selected as next port director

Former Whidbey Telecom employee Chris Michalopoulos was chosen as the next executive director for the Port of Coupeville. Michalopoulos was one of six candidates interviewed… Continue reading

Jessica Larson, land steward for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, speaks to residents near Crockett Lake Thursday, April 27, 2017, about a plan to eradicate noxious weeds near the lake over the next three years. The main culprit is hairy willow-herb, which grows on more than 100 acres near Crockett Lake, making it the worst infestation in Washington state. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Land trust faces a hairy situation: removal of 100 acres of noxious weed

Crockett Lake is known for attracting an array of bird species, making it one of Whidbey Island’s most popular destinations for birders. On windy days,… Continue reading

Jessica Larson, land steward for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, speaks to residents near Crockett Lake Thursday, April 27, 2017, about a plan to eradicate noxious weeds near the lake over the next three years. The main culprit is hairy willow-herb, which grows on more than 100 acres near Crockett Lake, making it the worst infestation in Washington state. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville Elementary to hold kindergarten parent information night

Coupeville Elementary School is holding a kindergarten parent information night this month. The informational meeting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. May 18 in the… Continue reading

Town addresses noise complaints at Rec Hall

The Town of Coupeville is working to address complaints about noise coming from the Recreation Hall while still maintaining the building as a community asset.… Continue reading

Zoning may be key to Coupeville’s A-frame work around

Coupeville Town Planner Owen Dennison came up with an idea to use zoning to get around proposed sign code restrictions that some say may have… Continue reading

Melissa Rohr, attending a school orientation in Coupeville last August, is leaving the Coupeville School District for another position in Southern California. Coupeville is now seeking a new middle school principal. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville starts search for middle school principal

The Coupeville School District is looking for a new principal to lead its middle school after learning that Melissa Rohr is leaving the district to… Continue reading

Melissa Rohr, attending a school orientation in Coupeville last August, is leaving the Coupeville School District for another position in Southern California. Coupeville is now seeking a new middle school principal. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29

Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29

When Bennett Boyles became ill last spring, the Coupeville community rallied to his support. This month, it mourned his death. Boyles, 12, died April 6… Continue reading

Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29
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