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Local students enjoy a recent school meal, and now community members can get in on the tasty times. (Photo property Coupeville School District)

It’s the taste sensation sweeping the nation, and your stomach can get in on the good times.

The Coupeville School District’s Connected Food Program and Chef Andreas Wurzrainer are holding a community dinner this Thursday, Dec. 12.

The event, which runs from 5:30-6:30 PM, will take place in the commons area at Coupeville High School.

Suggested donation for the meal is $5 per person and $20 per family, which goes towards supporting the new, made-from-scratch, locally-sourced, superior-tasting food program being run at Coupeville’s schools.

And what do you get for your fiver?

According to Wurzrainer, “the menu is the same type of food we offer our students each day, with a bit of a holiday theme.”

In other words:

*Oven roasted pork loin with mushroom gravy
*Glazed carrots (sourced from Deep Harvest Farm and Foxtail Farm)
*Mashed potatoes (sourced from Bell’s Farm)
*Cabbage slaw
*Cornbread muffin with cranberry apple jam

The dinner is timed so you can go right from it to the CMS (6:30) and CHS (7:30) winter concerts, which are held a few steps away in the school’s Performing Arts Center.

If you’re planning on attending the dinner, they’re asking you to RSVP, so Wurzrainer and Co. will have an idea of how many meals they’ll likely be serving.

To do so, pop over to:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1J5O0C6uSZ9YJPkPh6r9KGUpqAn3bt79_ivCPVrUtDxg/viewform?edit_requested=true&fbclid=IwAR0lNhZznhcotcsSzxJHBTEqR8sB5IBv1WKPhMEvP0cNTV1i-8tuCcRqzL0

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Coupeville High School Principal Duane Baumann is exiting the job at the end of the school year. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The man walks away.

Coupeville High School Principal Duane Baumann is leaving his job at the end of the current school year.

The move will put a cap on a 10-year run as an administrator in Coupeville, during which time he worked, at various points, as a Principal, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director.

Baumann has been CHS Principal since 2016.

During my time working with him — otherwise known as harassing him with emails or peppering him with constant questions, while he flashed a quiet smile and waited for me to wind down — I found him to be a rock-solid guy.

Baumann was deeply committed to his job, his students, and his co-workers, and he has made our schools and community better for his presence.

He and wife Barbi, and their five children, will be missed, but we wish them all the best.

Saturday night he released the following statement:

Yes, I will be retiring from principaling at the end of this school year. 

I plan on spending more time with my family. We are most likely moving to Port Orchard to be around extended family.

I do not have a new job yet; I am looking at working at the university level, maybe teaching at a school again (I was a pretty good math teacher back in the day) or maybe a new adventure altogether. 

Coupeville has been tremendous for me and my family. I have never seen a community so wonderful as Coupeville.

I thought I would share a few (there are many) of my most memorable sports moments I have seen here at Coupeville.  

Sean Toomey-Stout scoring a touchdown with the deer leading the way was definitely memorable.

I love watching the boys and girls relay teams in track. They are exciting to watch.

The football game when the fog rolled in and nobody could see anything was hilarious.

Randy King was trying to announce and pretty much could not see anything that was happening.  

The top moment though had to be in 2011 when our boys basketball team beat South Whidbey at South Whidbey with the running three-pointer from Ian Smith at the end of the game. 

I think there is still a YouTube video out there with it.  

There are a ton of moments from band, drama, activities, assemblies, etc., that I have not touched on. 

Coupeville, thank you for all the memories.

 

PS — The video still lives. Bathe in the sweet, sweet tears of South Whidbey:

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You can’t see the old building in person anymore, but you can still come home. (Photo property of Coupeville All-School Reunion Facebook page)

Ticket sales for the Coupeville All-School Reunion are just around the corner.

The reunion itself is set for 6-11 PM Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Coupeville Rec Hall.

Cost is $20 per person.

Open to adults 21 years and older, the event operates as a B.Y.O.B., but Hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, and mixers will be provided.

To obtain a ticket request form, send your email or mailing address to: Joyce Fruik, PO Box 1257, Coupeville, WA 98239.

Tickets will also be sold at the door.

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The Wurzrainer’s, who have owned Christopher’s on Whidbey for 18 years, are, left to right, Andreas, Tia, Lisa, and Sebastian. (Photo courtesy Andreas Wurzrainer)

Quick! Someone save the chocolate mousse recipe!!

The Coupeville restaurant scene is about to witness a huge transition, as Christopher’s on Whidbey is changing ownership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Head chef/owner Andreas Wurzrainer released the following statement Tuesday night:

It is with mixed emotions, that we announce that after nearly 18 years, Lisa and I have decided to hand the Christopher’s apron over to new owners.

As many of you know, I have been offered a position as the Director of Food Services for the Coupeville School District to head up their new Connected Food Program, which will focus on scratch-made, locally-sourced (when possible), and high-quality food for the students in our school district.

I feel honored to be a part of these exciting changes!

This new opportunity to make a substantial difference in the health and well-being of Coupeville’s children deserves my full attention.

After serious consideration, we realized that this new position, coupled with the daily responsibilities of running a busy restaurant, would be just too much for me.

Owning Christopher’s has allowed us to live and work in this amazing community on this magical island!

On this journey we have made many lasting and wonderful memories and built countless treasured friendships.

We have felt connected with, and loved and appreciated by, our local community and we feel privileged to have been able to raise Sebastian and Tia here.

Coupeville is our home and we care very deeply about it.

Shortly after we made the decision to sell, we heard that Brian and Nancy Cedar, the former owners of the Greenbank Grille, were looking for an opportunity to again serve great food to our island community.

We reached out to them and were thrilled to discover that they were indeed very excited about the prospect of taking over Christopher’s to continue to build on what we have grown over the years and to give it their own personal touch.

We believe they will be a great asset to the community, and we look forward to seeing how they make it their own.

They will officially take ownership on July 1. Until then, business as usual at Christopher’s.

Lisa and I will be opening the pantry (in the building adjacent to the restaurant) for the last two days of June (Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30) from 1:00 until 6:00 with a very limited menu.

Come by and say hello, we would love to see you!

Thank you for being part of our lives for the last 18 years, we will cherish it forever!

Andreas

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   Saturday’s “Battle on the Island” taekwondo tourney brought hundreds of competitors to Coupeville High School. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Some events were straight hand-to-hand combat, while others featured weapons.

Launching the foot o’ death.

A young competitor slips into The Zone.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

On the attack.

A bow before competing.

   Coupeville Middle School 6th grader Cameron Breaux is ready to fend off any challenge.

“Let the beatin’ commence!!”

The gym was jammed, with body parts flying everywhere.

Saturday’s “Battle on the Island,” a taekwondo tourney run by Armstrong’s ATA Martial Arts, brought hundreds of fighters (and their support crew) to Coupeville High School.

In between the flying fists and lunging legs, intrepid photo guy John Fisken clicked away, and the pics above are hot off his camera.

To see everything he shot (and to purchase glossy prints) pop over to:

http://www.johnsphotos.net/Events/Tae-Kwon-Do-2018-02-24-at-Coupeville-HS/

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