In reference to Coach Willie Smith retiring from coaching, as a fellow homeschooler, outsider and fairly unconfident baseball player I want to share in the gratitude I have for Coach Smith.
It’s time for someone to speak up for the people who live around Penn Cove.
Editor, I’ve been gone from Coupeville for three years now, but I smiled and had to shake my head as I read Harry Anderson’s column about the dividing line between North and South Whidbey and the language used to describe it.
Editor, For the past 43 years Ken Hofkamp and his staff at Prairie Center Red Apple have provided outstanding service and generous support for our community. On Saturday, May 16, a jolly group of community members gathered at the store to show their gratitude with a surprise appreciation for Ken and his staff.
Editor, With the recent bad publicity regarding motorcycle gangs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Riders would like to share some good news.
Editor, Since the late 1940s, our family has owned and paid taxes on property between Deception Pass and Ault Field. We have been subjected to our share of noisy jets and have ceased talking when the jets drown out conversation.
Editor, A very successful fundraising lunch was held at Useless Bay Country Club late last month by members of the Trudy Sundberg Lecture planning team.
Editor, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 for the public to demonstrate its appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present.
Editor, Thank you. On behalf of the students, staff and Board of Directors of the Coupeville School District, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to district voters for participating in the April 28 capital projects levy election. Although we must wait until May 12 for final certification, it appears that the levy has passed with a 55 percent “yes” vote. This is wonderful news for our students and for our community.
Editor, I just read the blasphemous COER filing of an injunction against OLF Coupeville. This injunction puts into stark relief that the reality of reasoning with COER is impossible. The only solution COER will accept to subsidize their choice to encroach on OLF is the closure of OLF Coupeville regardless of the consequences.
Editor, I believe that every American has the right to his or her own opinion. However their opinions are not facts. I’ve been doing research, looking for facts about jet noise. COER posted a public meeting advertising.
Editor, I’ve been impressed and inspired by the content and writing quality of your recent opinion pieces. Two cases in point are the end-of-year editorial “Hope for more transparency in new year” and “Transparency matters for all taxing districts” Jan. 21.
Editor, It hit the news last week that there is only one remaining male Northern white rhinoceros left in the world. A population that numbered more than 2,000 in 1960 is now down to exactly five.
Editor, We have learned that grabbing a four-point restrained, medicated mental health patient by the chin and telling her that she has “lost her rights and privileges” is considered an acceptable treatment modality and is legal in Island County.
Editor, I am writing as a citizen of the Whidbey community, and as a recently retired Registered Nurse. I worked 15 joyous years in the Whidbey Family Birthplace at Whidbey General Hospital.
Editor, Our first Plant for the Planet: Whidbey academy on Saturday, March 28 was a great success. We certified 15 Climate Justice Ambassadors who join 300 in the USA and 340,000 worldwide. The children had an exciting day. They learned about the Climate/Ocean crisis, climate justice, how to speak in public, provide positive feedback to their peers and work together. The weather was wonderful.
Editor, I would like to thank the Boys & Girls Club for all they do for Coupeville youth. We are so fortunate to live in this community, and I am grateful every day to raise a family here on Whidbey Island.
Editor, The members of the board of the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools want to encourage you to vote for the current levy proposal by the Coupeville School District. As citizens who work to support Coupeville students, we understand the importance of this levy to the district.
Editor, I have found two recent pieces in The Whidbey Examiner to be particularly interesting and, in one case, quite disturbing. I am referring to the front page article “Acres clear cut as part of regrowth” in the March 12, 2015 edition.
Editor, Thanks for your delightful story about the Penn Cove MusselFest. The lovely weather certainly did draw a crowd, but the festival would not be possible without the mussels, which need a happy, clean home in Penn Cove.