November 25th – 2018 Coupeville Historic Waterfront Gingerbread Workshop

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SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 25th

Coupeville Rec Hall doors open at 11am map

Please PARK 1/2 block away at the town lot next to the Coupeville Library. 

TWO Workshops for kids! 

First Workshop begins at 11am

Second Workshop begins at 12:30pm

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The Gingerbread Workshop is a fun Thanksgiving weekend event for kids, and a winter pantry stocking benefit for the food bank

Bring at least one non-perishable food item per person attending for the Gifts of the Heart Food Bank. 

THE THANK YOU’S

Helping to insure we are able to provide the building kits for free we THANK to our members, community friends, The Friends of the Coupeville Library, Janet Birchfield’s Front Street RealityThe Oystercatcher, the Whidbey News Times, the Honey Bar and sponsors who choose to remain anonymous.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE for A SPECIAL THANKS to our Gingerbread Workshop volunteers. The Gingerbread Workshop is an all day event for our volunteers. It requires morning set up and prep, 3 hours of gingerbread building mayhem with a full Rec Hall and then clean up.  Our volunteers lift and tote, have fun and then leave the Rec Hall spic and span. MANY THANK TO THEM! The Friends of the Coupeville Library are especially helpful for this great event! 

If you’d like to volunteer for the Gingerbread Workshop go to our contact page and let us know. We’d love to have you join in the fun.

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2017 Gingerbread Workshop photos. 

Parents can even get some Red Ticket shopping done during the workshop if they have a family member, or friend, who can stay with their kids.

 

Red Ticket – Thanksgiving through Christmas & Local Economics

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Shop Local” is not a fad, it’s the economic back bone of countless small businesses and livelihoods  in towns just like Coupeville. 

For every $25.00 spent at a local business $17.00 stays in our local economy. Only $10.50 stays when we shop away from home, a loss of 7 dollars. 

Small businesses – like those in Coupeville – account for 99.7% of all businesses in the US.

Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes.

Small businesses accounted for 60% of new jobs created in the U.S.

There are 28.8 million small businesses in the country. Some of them are right here in Coupeville! Shop local – gather Red Tickets – and let’s ring out the year with a huge boost for our economy, our business owning friends and neighbors and the winners of the Red Ticket’s $2300.00

RED TICKET 2018 NOVEMBER 1st thru DECEMBER 22nd 

Every $20.00 worth of purchases you make with participating merchants, restaurants and service providers gets you a RED TICKET! 

$2300.00 in cash prizes chosen at the Red Ticket Drawing on Sunday – December 23rd at 1pm in front of the Island County Historical Society Museum – 908 Alexander St. map

 YOU or a representative for you must be present to win.

HAPPY RED TICKET SEASON – November through Dec. 22nd

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A Touch of Dutch – 360-678-7729 – 11 Front St NW. –Food and Gifts from; The Netherlands (Holland), Indonesia, Germany, Sweden and Norway. Bits from England, France and Belgium. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook WILL SHIP.

 

aqua-david-sternAqua Gifts – 360-678-0664 – 2 Front St. – House wears, gifts, shoes, soaps, candles and much more for all ages. Perfect for women and men, girls and boys. Gift Certificates YES. Facebook

 

 

back-to-the-island-david-sternBack to the Island – 360-678-6860 – 9B Front St NW – Great selection of clothes, fun and comfy socks, bags, gifts, souvenirs, and much MORE!  SEAHAWKS CENTRAL!  Gift Certificates YES

 

 

balance-bodyworks-david-sternBalanced Bodyworks – 360-630-0911 – 6 NW Coveland St. – Massage, health and wellness by licensed massage therapist Susann Martin. Specializing in massage therapy treating back and neck problems due to excessive muscle tightness and trigger points. Gift Certificates YES. Facebook

“I truly believe in the healing powers of massage for reducing, and even eliminating painful soft tissue conditions. I treat each client individually, according to what your special needs are.” – Susann Martin

 

Bayleaf – 360-678-6603 – 101 NW Coveland St. –Whidbey’s source for all things delicious! Wine, groceries, sweets, delicatessen, cheeses, cured meats, specialty items. Holiday gourmet baskets, wine clubs, catering, specialists in Paella for groups. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook

 

Christopher’s on Whidbey – 360-678-5480 – 103 NW Coveland St. – Over 30 years of pleasing meals for locals and visitors, featuring fresh, creative, northwest cuisine (fish, meat, vegetarian, local and regional produce) and a variety of local wines. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook 

 

Collections Boutique -360-678-2100 -24 Front St. – Variety of fine clothing lines — Tribal, Habitat, Pure, Cutloose, Lysse, Lissett, Nomadic Traders, Picadilly, Adam Jacobs – FitFlop shoes, and more.  Jewelry, accessories and baby gifts. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook 

 

 

coupeville-auto-david-sternCoupeville Auto Repair -360-678-1746 -105 NW Coveland St. – Car repair and services.  Gas station. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook 

 

 

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce – 360-675-5434, 905 Alexander St. – Business organization. Visitors Center is located at 905 Alexander St. Facebook

Photo Credit Coupeville Chamber of Commerce

 

Far From Normal – 360-678-3799 – 12 Front St. – Retro, vintage, fun. Whatever makes you laugh can be found at Far From Normal. Gifts, book, bags, masks, cards, silly stuff, buttons, coasters, games, all that’s fun, silly and twisted. Gift Certificates YES. Facebook

 

 

Front Street Grill and Catering -360-682-2551 -20 Front St. – Wonderful meals, lunch and dinner. Breakfast on weekends. Catering, wine, full bar, seafood, local mussels, burgers, specials and desserts with a water view. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook

 

front-street-reality-david-sternFront Street Realty -360-678-6100 -22 Front St. – Full service real estate services.  Long standing, well respected community member Janet Burchfield will make sure all your needs are met when looking for or selling a house. WebsiteFacebook

Hidden Pearl Gallery – 360-678-3117 – 901 Grace St. – Featuring fine art and craft work from local artists of the Pacific Northwest. Paintings, Prints, Jewelry, Metal Work, Photography, Post Cards, and much more! Gift Certificates YES. WebsiteFacebook 

a-need-new-pic-harbor-giftsHarbor Gifts and Kayak Rental -360-678-3625 – 26 Front St. – ON the Wharf. Clothes, gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, cards, trinkets, and much MORE.  Plus a beautiful stroll out to the Wharf building. We love our wharf.

 

museum-david-sternIsland County Historical Society Archives and Museum – 360-678-3310 – 908 NW Alexander St. – Island County archives (available for study by appointment) and museum. Fantastic gift and bookstore. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook 

 

Kingfisher Books -16 Front St. – 360-678-8463 – Independent family-owned bookstore on Coupeville’s historic waterfront.  Owners of the Kingfisher are learners and books are their teachers. Books for pleasure, learning, entertainment, and fun for all ages. New, old, used and collectable, Kingfishers is a book lovers paradise. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook

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Knead and Feed – 360-678-5431 – 4 Front. St. – Breakfast and lunch.  Cafe’ cuisine, baked goods cooked on site, coffee, waterside dinning. Big and famous Cinnamon Rolls. Gift Certificates YES! WebsiteFacebook

For Practical Magic fans – Knead and Feed was used for Sally’s shop “Verbena”.

Lavender Wind  – 360-544-4132 – 15 Coveland St. – Locally grown lavender products from Whidbey’s largest lavender farm. Handmade products: oils, soaps, spice blends, teas, baked goods, gifts. Gift Certificates YES! Shipping YES!  – SHIPPING YES! Website with Extensive OnLine Store | Facebook

One More Thing – 360-678-1894 – 13 Front St. – Wonderful selection of clothes, jewelry, personal accessories. Ideal shop for women of all ages. Gift Certificates YES!

 

 

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Lower Loft Eatery – 360-678-2900 – 12 Front St. – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.  Wide variety of delicious foods and baked goods. Fantastic views of Penn Cove. Friendly service. Gift Certificates YES! WebsiteFacebook

Photo Yelp User Landon R. 

Pacific Northwest Art School – 360-678-9396 – 15 NW Birch St. -The Pacific NorthWest Art School offers visual arts education taught by professional artists for artists aspiring to hone their skills. We offer workshops in the mediums of photography, painting and fiber arts. 70 plus workshops a year, Art Excursions and Art Expeditions, opportunities for artists to show their work in their Member’s Gallery and more. Art for purchase in gallery. Gift Certificates for classes. YES. Website | Facebook

Penn Cove Gallery – 360-678-1176 – 9 Front St. – Art to display, wear and give from 26 Whidbey Island artists. Large selection of original art, reproductions and art cards in a range of media, suitable for decor and gifts, at home and work. This not-for-profit gallery is administered and staffed by the artist members. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook

Rain Shadow Nursery – 360-678-9114 – 107 S Main St. – Wide variety of roses, perennials, herbs, succulents, annuals, house plants, potting soils, mulch, pottery, gifts, and an experienced staff to help you with all your gardening needs. Gift Certificates YES! Website

Salon Blue – 360-682-5216 – 23 Front St. – A welcoming professional salon dedicated to providing the highest level of service and products to ensure that the client looks and feels the best they can. Hair cut, dye, manicures, and wonderful selection of products. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook

 

The Coupeville Inn – 360-678-6668 – 20 NW Coveland St. – Coupeville’s premier destination Inn… Beautifully refurbished rooms and suites with views of Penn Cove and Mt. Baker, just steps to the wharf and historic downtown Coupeville. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook

The Crow’s Roost – 360-678-2092 – 902 Grace St. –Features art, accessories, cards, jewelry, home goods, décor, edibles and entertaining essentials. Unique Fair Trade, USA, and locally made gifts. Bring your ID for Military Discount of 10%. Carefully curated gifts, jewelry, accessories, home goods and décor, edibles, art and more. Certificates YES! Facebook

a-need-new-pic-honey-bearThe Honey Bear – 360-678-6122 – 23 Front St. – Candy, chocolate, gifts, books, toys, cards, and more for all ages.  Gift Certificates YES

 

The Oystercatacher – 360-678-0683 – 901 Grace St. – Fine dinning, dinner and lunch. Oystercatcher has proudly served simply, good, food for more than 18 years. Chef Tyler Hansen and his team create a harmonious farm-to-table menu to showcase all what the island and Pacific Northwest region has to offer. Changing menu pending season. Fine wine collection. Reservations suggested, especially dinner. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook

seaside-david-stern-2The Seaside Spa and Salon – 360-678-0508 – 5 Front St.  Full service salon and spa. Indulge yourself in a sanctuary of rest and relaxation at Whidbey’s wonder spa and salon. Hair design, manicures, pedicures, products, massage, facials, waxing treatments, spa packages. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook 

Sunshine Drip – 360-682-6201 – 306 N Main St. – Coffee lounge. Organic coffee, teas, fresh smoothies, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Gluten free available. Combined with a gift shop full of creative and unique finds. WebsiteFacebook

 

tobys-david-sternToby’s Tavern – 360-678-4222 – 8 Front St. – Historic tavern. Beer, wine, wide ranging menu, local mussels, waterside dinning. Toby’s historic wooden back bar was originally brought around the horn and placed in the Fort Warden officers club in about 1900. Must be 21. Gift Certificates YES! WebsiteFacebook

Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room – 360-678-4222 – 22 Front St. – Large variety of Washington wines,indoor and outdoor seating, wine tasting events, group travel excursions to Washington wine country, wine clubs. A special place for wine, friends, and good times. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook

 

Whidbey Isle Yarns, Gifts and Teas – 360-632-4200 – 12 Front St. – Fine wool yarns (hand spun, machine made, imported, natural and commercial died), jewelry, buttons, notions, teas,coffee, sea glass, mussel, sterling jewelry with focus on USA/handcrafted supplies, along with classes. Gift Certificates YES! Website | Facebook 

 

Whidbey Natural Pet – 360-678-1601 – 105 S Main St. – Providing Whidbey Island residents with natural options in dog and cat care. Whidbey Natural Pet carries all the supplies you need for your fur and feather family. Food, toys, health boosting items, treats, dietary supplements and every thing in between. Whidbey Natural Pet strives to offer customers and pets locally produced, chemical free products. Gift Certificates YES! Facebook

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Windjammer Custom Framing – 360-678-9200 – 22 Front St. – Fine art and print framing. Large selection of frames. Award winning framer. Gift Certificates YES!

 

 

 

Pennies for Preservation – Coupeville Wharf

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The Pennies for Preservation Coupeville Wharf Fund did very well in 2017. 

Sincere thanks to the people and companies who gave tax deductible donations to the fund throughout 2017. As Coupeville Wharf stewards you have helped boost the preservation and restoration possibilities of the iconic Coupeville Wharf.

We look forward to a great 2018, with love of preservation for historic Coupeville and our Wharf.

Photo Credit: Whidbey Panorama’s by Denis Hill

Each year the Wharf requires annual maintenance, repairs from storms, and upgrades that are necessary and costly. The annual budget of the Port of Coupeville is stretched each year by any number of repair needs, general maintenance and upgrades. Wharf Fund donations make a vital difference. 

The 110 year old wharf building,  and her 134 pilings is currently in need of piling repairs, piling caps, a fire suppression system, dredging, and a list of misc maintenance, safety and improvement needs, severely stretching the annual budget of the Coupeville Port. 

Make an end of year tax deductible donation today

One of the most photographed and loved historic buildings in Washington, the Coupeville Wharf sits in Penn Cove within the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on the central eastern side of Whidbey Island. Flanked by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea Coupeville and the wharf can often be battered by weather.

Photo Credit: Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association

A star of Pacific Northwest history, the entry to the wharf is located at the foot of both Front and North Alexander streets in the historic Coupeville catchment.

The 1905 wharf (Coupeville’s fourth) was built longer and wider than its previous incarnations by a group of local farmers and merchants who wanted to better accommodate their transportation and commerce needs during daily low tides. The wharf extends 500 feet directly into Penn Cove.

Photo Credit: Island County Historical Society Archives and Museum

Above: Roberson Wharf (left) was located next to what is now Toby’s Tavern building. Photo Credit: Island County Historical Society Archives and Museum – Janet Enzmann Archives Collection 

Relying on boats for goods and travel the current Coupeville wharf, and other wharfs no longer standing along the Coupeville shore(pictured above and below), connected central and north Whidbey to Seattle, Everett, and ports beyond. The famous “mosquito fleet” came in and departed from the wharf until 1937 when the Deception Pass bridge was built.

Above: Roberson Wharf Island County Historical Society Archives and Museum – Janet Enzmann Archives Collection 

With views of Mount Baker, the Salish Sea and the Cascade Range, the Wharf is listed within Coupeville’s Historic District (est. 1973) in the United States Library of Congress National Register for Historic Places, and with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Photo Credit: Craig Sullivan. Facing West from over penn Cove. Coupeville wharf in forground. Image shot over central Whidbey, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the Olympic national park range of Mountains 
Photo Credit – Island County Sheriff’s Department.

The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is a registered National Main Street and Washington State Main Street not-for-profit. The mission of the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is to strengthen, promote and maintain our historic district.

The Pennies for Preservation (P4P) Wharf Fund was created by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, in 2014 as a way for all Whidbey residents, former residents and visitors to support the Coupeville Wharf’s preservation. The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and Penn Cove Sailing partner with the Historic Waterfront in sharing the program with even wider circles and resources.

Make an end of year Wharf Fund tax deductible donation to the P4P Wharf Fund today

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Visit our Walking Tour page for more about the area surrounding the Wharf

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Visit our Island County 4-H AV Project built history site with an interactive image.

Just click on a building on the interactive image and you’ll be transported through that Coupeville building’s history.  Our thanks to the Island County 4-H Audio Visual project for researching and building the Coupeville History site. 

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Visit the online bookstore of the Island County Historical Society Archives and Museum for a selection of books on Whidbey and Coupeville history. Or visit the store in the museum at 908 Alexander Street, Coupeville. Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday’s 11am to 4pm.  

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Island County Human Services Supports Friends and Neighbors

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Every year the Historic Waterfront Association organizes our Island County Community Care Team to gather everyday items for distribution to local seniors, disabled adults and children throughout the year. All items go directly to Island County Human Services so our county case managers and social workers can distribute to those in critical need.

From November through Dec. 19th bring your donated items to the CHWA office located at 6 Coveland. The office entry is located down the steps (to the right) of Balance Body Works.

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IF the office is closed put your donations in the box outside the office door. If you’re donating something other than supplies (cash or gift cards) please email or call our Executive Director Vickie Chambers to arrange for a drop off or pick up. 360-222-3696

  

RAINBOW OVER WHARF Photo Credit: Whidbey Panorama’s Denis Hill

DAILY NEEDS WISH LIST 

No used toiletries or personal hygiene items or damaged or stained textiles

Scarfs/gloves/hats

Blankets/sleeping bags

Toilet paper

Kids tooth brushes/tooth paste

Diaper wipes

Grocery store gift cards (Red Apple or Safeway)

Gas gift cards

Laundry soap

New socks (men’s crew/womens)**greatly needed

New Underwear (mens and womens)

Paper towels/kleenex

Adult wipes

Cotton balls/Q-tips

Shampoo/conditioner

Bath towels/wash clothes

Quarters for laundry

Coffee cards/ fast food gift cards

Adult tooth brushes

Sweat pants and tops/men and women

Razors(male and female)

Plastic silverware/cups

Flashlights/batteries     Tents

Ziplock bags

Lg. garbage bags

Dog food/cat food/bird food

Adult depends size lg

Femine products

Clorox wipes

Hand and feet warmers 

Historic Waterfront Upgrades Wifi in downtown

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With the commitment of our members, and volunteers, we are able to provide free Wifi to our historic downtown.  Having Wifi helps both resident and visitor alike. 

Recently we made a decision to give our Wifi a stronger presence and added to the number of repeaters we have on Front St.

THANKS TO our volunteers, Randy Chambers, Jason Magee, and Denis Hill for installation of the additional repeater, and Front Street Grill for their generosity in allowing us to mount it on their building.  

A WiFi repeater or extender is used to extend the coverage area of your WiFi network. It works by receiving your existing WiFi signal, amplifying it and then transmitting the boosted signal.

 

As a Historic Waterfront member and volunteer Denis Hill guided us through our project to get Wifi to our downtown. Now that we’ve had it for several year he now monitors the system and guides us in our necessary upgrades! Thanks Denis.