Karina Andrew

State rep to host mental health roundtable

State Rep. Dave Paul secured funding for a pilot program to improve young people’s mental health.

 

Coupeville employees to receive COVID premium pay

From Nov. 1 through the end of December, town employees will receive an extra $15 per hour.

 

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Will Hawkins and Dawn Smith officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.

Rainshadow Nursery welcomes new owners

Dawn Smith and Will Hawkins of Greenbank officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.

 

Incumbents discuss school district at candidate forum

South Whidbey school board candidates attended a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters Oct. 7.

Farrah Manning Davis, left, and Marnie Jackson.

School board candidates clash over approaches to issues

Two former South Whidbey students are contesting for seat four on the South Whidbey school board.

Farrah Manning Davis, left, and Marnie Jackson.
Ann Johnson, left, and Bree Kramer-Nelson.

School board incumbent faces booster club leader

The candidates support COVID mitigation measures but differ in their priorities for the district.

Ann Johnson, left, and Bree Kramer-Nelson.
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School board incumbent supports equity, masks, vaccines

Andrea Downs and Dawn Tarantino are seeking position two on the South Whidbey school board.

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The A. J. Eisenberg airport currently offers charter flights, fuel sales, flight instruction and private sight-seeing. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Port of Coupeville eyes Oak Harbor airport

Local pilots are hopeful the port can revitalize the airport and restore some of its old services.

The A. J. Eisenberg airport currently offers charter flights, fuel sales, flight instruction and private sight-seeing. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday.

Stolen school board signs spell trouble

Yard signs for school board members were arranged to spell a vulgar message on school property.

Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday.
Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Farm and Market corn maze begins with five, spooky doors leading into different sectors of the maze. Above, Shannon Hamilton peeks out from behind door number three. Enter if you dare!

Children in the corn

Halloween fun in the dark begins at Whidbey Farm and Market.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Farm and Market corn maze begins with five, spooky doors leading into different sectors of the maze. Above, Shannon Hamilton peeks out from behind door number three. Enter if you dare!

League of Women Voters to host candidate forums

Each of the three free, online events will center a different area of the island.

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Coupeville school board President Kathleen Anderson, 83, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22.

Coupeville school board president leaves legacy of leadership

Coupeville school board President Kathleen Anderson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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Coupeville school board President Kathleen Anderson, 83, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22.
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Students and community members march through Castle Park to demand climate justice.

South Whidbey students strike for climate justice

More than 100 South Whidbey students walked out of school on Friday to demand climate action.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
Students and community members march through Castle Park to demand climate justice.
Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
A new banner celebrating Hispanic and Latinx heritage now hangs outside South Whidbey High School.

New banner placed at South Whidbey school

The Hispanic and Latinx heritage banner hangs where the Black Lives Matter banner used to hang.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
A new banner celebrating Hispanic and Latinx heritage now hangs outside South Whidbey High School.
Peaceful Valley

Learning center takes school to the farm

Peaceful Valley Learning Center held its first day of school Sept. 13.

Peaceful Valley

Public feedback on proposed Port of Coupeville tax levy remains positive

The port will continue taking public comments through Oct. 22.

Meagan Welsh and JT Hilton attend to the plants at Mutiny Bay Bamboo Co. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Freeland bamboo business booms

A new landscaping company is specializing in a fast-growing plant that is beautiful and sustainable.

Meagan Welsh and JT Hilton attend to the plants at Mutiny Bay Bamboo Co. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

South End school board candidates talk priorities

The candidates focused on facility maintenance and the availability of trade-oriented electives.

Pastor Greg Steible, left, and church stewardship chair Jim Rohrback present Mother Mentors Director Kate McVay with a check for $10,000 on Sept. 12. (Photo provided)

Whidbey Presbyterian donates to Mother Mentors

The church presented Mother Mentors Director Kate McVay with a check for $10,000 on Sept. 12.

Pastor Greg Steible, left, and church stewardship chair Jim Rohrback present Mother Mentors Director Kate McVay with a check for $10,000 on Sept. 12. (Photo provided)
Chewbacca is affectionate, playful and full of energy. He is up for adoption at the Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation after being abandoned in a field off Highway 20 near Coupeville. (Photo provided by Shari Bibich)

‘Chewie’ ready for a home

A very good boy is searching for a forever home after being abandoned in a field off Highway 20.

Chewbacca is affectionate, playful and full of energy. He is up for adoption at the Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation after being abandoned in a field off Highway 20 near Coupeville. (Photo provided by Shari Bibich)