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The town of Coupeville is celebrating Halloween with a tribute to "Practical Magic," the film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sister witches that was filmed in Coupeville in the late 1990s.

Coupeville extras reminisce about a practically magic time on film set

Coupeville celebrates a Halloween tribute to the film with decorations and special showings.

 

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Farm stand opens at school

Students, staff members and Americorps service members worked together on the self-serve stand.

 

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A green reaping: Whidbey pot farm harvests outdoor bounty

Volunteers approach bushes of kush with shears in hand at the South Whidbey farm owned by Adam Lind.

 

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Laura Foley, left, and Don Meehan locate a grave in Sunnyside Cemetery using Find a Grave's GPS grave locator.

Volunteers adding GPS grave locator to Sunnyside’s website

Two community volunteers took on a project to make it easier to locate graves in Sunnyside Cemetery.

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Laura Foley, left, and Don Meehan locate a grave in Sunnyside Cemetery using Find a Grave's GPS grave locator.
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A photographer captured the Northern Lights over North Whidbey Tuesday night. Theresa Farage went to Dugualla Bay Heights Road looking toward La Conner armed with her Nikon D5200 camera and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Northern Lights over Whidbey

The dazzling northern lights appeared in the skies across the state this week.

Photo by Theresa Farage
A photographer captured the Northern Lights over North Whidbey Tuesday night. Theresa Farage went to Dugualla Bay Heights Road looking toward La Conner armed with her Nikon D5200 camera and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Rob Schouten's "Skyfall" oil painting is inspired by the San Juan Islands.

His etchings and paintings explore the mysteries of nature

You can Rob Schouten’s aquatint etchings and oil paintings at his gallery and art garden in Langley.

Rob Schouten's "Skyfall" oil painting is inspired by the San Juan Islands.
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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.

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Will Hawkins and Dawn Smith officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.
Penn Cove employees serve customers during the brewery’s grand opening celebration of its new location in Freeland over Memorial Day weekend. (Tyler Rowe / Cold Pizza Creative)

Drink This: Penn Cove opens its 3rd taproom on Whidbey Island

Brothers Marc and Mitch Aparicio opened a new Freeland taproom at The Barn over Memorial Day weekend.

Penn Cove employees serve customers during the brewery’s grand opening celebration of its new location in Freeland over Memorial Day weekend. (Tyler Rowe / Cold Pizza Creative)
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Halloween happens on Whidbey

Spooky season is back in swing and there are plenty of events that promise a ghoulishly good time.

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NBA star Isaiah Thomas travels to South Whidbey

South Whidbey teenager Jacob Ng recently got to live out a hoop dream.

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Gabrielle Robles at Sunnyside Cemetery in a block house.

Coupeville woman offers haunted history tour

Gabrielle Robles is taking guests on a Haunted History Tour of Whidbey Island on Oct. 29 and 30.

Gabrielle Robles at Sunnyside Cemetery in a block house.
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Mr. South Whidbey reigns once again

After a two-year reign, a new king was crowned in the male pageant world of Whidbey Island.

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Audubon is holding birding class for beginners Oct. 19

Master birder Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser will be teaching the online Zoom class 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

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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!

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

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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!
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Four revolutionaries to take WICA stage next week

A mix of talent from Seattle and familiar faces from Whidbey compose the cast of “The Revolutionists.”

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Blessing of Animals set for Oct. 10

St. Augustines-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church will hold a special ceremony for the four-legged.

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Pumpkin pie in the sky

A harvest moon loomed in the sky over Whidbey Island this week.

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Learning center takes school to the farm

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

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Need rises for baking group volunteers

A volunteer coordinator is also being sought for North and Central Whidbey.

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They found a beautiful spot for some good friends to rest

When Jim Sherman and Michael Ferri moved to Coupeville, they brought four old friends with them.

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