Megan Hansen

Arts and crafts fest opens in Coupeville

Coupeville is gearing up for a weekend of fun and creativity with the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

Whidbey General spokeswoman leaves for Naval Hospital

After 20 years with Whidbey General Hospital, spokeswoman Trish Rose has left her position to work for Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.

Easement stops Central Whidbey pot production plans

One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is withdrawing its application. Ester Bandelin Rodriguez said the planned Coupeville-based Salish Sea Industries is withdrawing its land-use permit request due to federal regulation conflicts.

Strong winds cut power, ferries sailings on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island had to batten down the hatches Thursday for its first big storm of the season.

Port of Coupeville hammers out lease, position details for Greenbank Farm

Port of Coupeville commissioners took strides Monday toward taking over management of the Greenbank Farm.

Port of Coupeville, WSU talks raise alarm at Greenbank Farm

Rumors about a future partnership between the Port of Coupeville and Washington State University may turn out to be true. After being directly questioned by a member of the public, port Commissioner Marshall Bronson confirmed at a meeting last week that he’s been having ongoing conversations about the possibility of WSU coming to the port-owned Greenbank Farm. He also said WSU would like to hold a public meeting about the idea.

Greenbank Farm Management Group done with managing Greenbank Farm

Any hopes that the Greenbank Farm Management Group could continue in an advisory role over the farm were dashed Monday night as the farm management group said it’s done.

Penn Cove Water Festival to honor artist Roger Purdue, offer plenty of food and fun

The Penn Cove Water Festival will once again honor the region’s Native American heritage with canoe races, performances and education. The festival allows Northwest tribes to share their heritage through tribal dancing, singing, storytelling, native artists’ booths and demonstrations.

Survivor says positive attitude key in cancer fight

When Lynda Eccles was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she’d already lost one sister to the disease and watched another go through the same diagnosis six months prior.

Greenbank Management Group to hold public meeting

The Greenbank Farm community is still reeling from the 2-1 vote by the Port of Coupeville last week to terminate negotiations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group.

Loganberry Festival scrubbed due to conflicting fair dates

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air.

Whidbey General Hospital expansion design plans take next step

Whidbey General Hospital is one step closer to construction this summer of a $50 million expansion project.

New Coupeville store bags early customers

Kimberly Hoctor made three sales before she even opened her Coupeville store June 15.

Holiday Market scrubbed amidst Greenbank Farm turmoil

The Greenbank Farm has its first casualty as a result of ongoing turmoil between the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm Management Group. For the first time in at least 20 years, there will be no Holiday Market at the farm.

History lovers launch campaign to save Coupeville home

In a town filled with historic treasures, some are out for the world to see while others are hidden in plain sight.

WAIF moves into new shelter

Administrators for Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation are still catching their breath after a whirlwind week of moving into a new 12,544 square foot shelter.

Closure averted as five-year deal approved for Greenbank Farm

After nearly six months of negotiating, a contract for management of Greenbank Farm was approved Wednesday, dispelling rumors that the publicly-owned farm was at risk of being closed.