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Each year, the Washington Restaurant Association recognizes four businesses in the state for the charitable contributions they make in their communities.
If you didn’t know better, you might’ve thought that a Hollywood film crew had returned to Whidbey Island.
In a small pond across the highway from Crockett Lake, Jill Hein spots a long string of diving ducks that scoot along the water in a straight line.
He was as mysterious as the fog that snakes its way over Ebey’s Prairie. Who was Frank Pratt, Jr.?
Jerry Bell spotted a clearing in the gray sky and guessed it wouldn’t be long before his body started warming up. The chill from the nearby Strait of Juan de Fuca was still in the morning air, keeping Bell and the strawberries he watches over from overheating. “I’m semi-retired, or tired, anyways,” said Bell, 88, one of the founders of Bell’s Farm near Coupeville. “I let the kids do this now.”
Whenever Grayson Akins returns to campus at Western Washington University and talks about her summer athletic endeavors back home on Whidbey Island, she’s often met with a blank stare. New friends are dumbfounded, yet curious, to learn more about tossing logs, stones and hay that are part of the athletic segment of the Whidbey Highland Games.
The beach was quiet along the Keystone Spit near Driftwood Park Sunday. Ordinarily a buzz of human activity this time of year, nature was stealing the show as diving ducks darted below the water and a pair of porpoises surfaced so close that you could hear them exhale through their blowholes.
The handshake is the first indication that this is no ordinary hot dog vendor. Dean Parmenter’s hands have a rough feel, the byproduct of 37 years as a plumber. But the physical demands of plumbing caused Parmenter to rethink his future and reinvent himself.
Coupeville residents got a Christmas Day surprise when a pod of orcas swam into Penn Cove and stayed awhile last Thursday.
The feathers that stuck to the side of a steel work platform were a clear indication that this was no ordinary semi-truck. “It can be pretty messy,” David Bauermeister said.
A single-engine civilian aircraft carrying four people made an emergency landing at the Naval Outlying Field near Coupeville this past week.
Kate Rosenthal greets her guest with an offering.
As a mental health counselor and grief specialist, Mark Lucero often helps people get through some of the most heart-wrenching experiences of their lives. He works with those who’ve lost a loved one, are facing a terminal illness or are coping with other major life events. Sometimes, the emotional investment Lucero puts into comforting others and guiding them through life changes can lead him on his own path to recharge himself.
Perhaps it’s fitting that the once grand home of a Civil War Army major isn’t going down without a fight. A group working to save Coupeville’s Haller House got a double dose of good news last week to keep alive hopes that it can purchase the home, restore it and one day turn it into a heritage and visitor center to showcase Washington’s territorial period. Historic Whidbey, a nonprofit working to acquire the 150-year-old house, didn’t raise the $250,000 it had hoped to reach by a May 19 deadline to be eligible to apply for a state grant, but a significant pledge by a donor and a sympathetic gesture by the homeowner kept the project from being defeated.
About an hour into the meeting, it was time to get down to business.
It’s a good thing sticky notes were in abundant supply at the Coupeville Recreation Hall Monday night.
Gary Schallock holds a soft spot in his heart for Coupeville’s Pacific Northwest Art School.
Michael Ferri, a museum volunteer and local history buff, picked up the phone, listened to the voice of a young woman and couldn’t believe his ears. She told him she was a member of a Native American Indian tribe in Southeast Alaska known as the Kake and she wanted to bring some of the tribe’s elders on a visit to Coupeville, a place that held historic significance to her people.
One of the first things Bo Chernikoff thought of when he heard about the cancellation of the Loganberry Festival this year was the children.
A shadowy image of Mount Baker at sunrise was the winning photo in the first Whidbey Camano Land Trust Calendar Photo Contest.