Editor, In early June, I had a stroke, not the worst anyone could have, and for that I am grateful. My friends, family and amazing community came to my rescue.
Editor, I am writing to show my appreciation to the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters and the Sno-Isle Library System for providing Island County voters with another great Voter’s Forum featuring candidates for Island County treasurer and Washington State representative, Legislative District 10, Position 2. The forum was conducted professionally and gave candidates an opportunity to answer questions provided by the public as well as League members.
Editor, Prepare for an invasion. Sometime on Friday, thousands of men, women and children — well, teenagers — will arrive on Whidbey and traverse a combined total of approximately 34,000 miles of the island … on foot.
Editor, The Coupeville Lions Club would like to express our gratitude to the community for their support in helping to make our club’s largest fundraiser of the year, the garage sale of June 28 and 29, so successful.
Editor, To all businesses in Coupeville, you have my heartfelt thanks.
Editor, Every year, animals and people have a hard time with the extremely frightening noise of the fireworks. A lot of veterans can’t deal with what sounds like assault rifles. As Jill Johnson says, this is a Navy island.
Editor, On Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m., 27 generous people converged on the gardens in front of the Island County Museum.
Editor, The Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools would again like to send a huge thank you to the businesses who have participated in our Dine Out 4 Kids and Shop 4 Kids fundraising program — Ciao!, The Honey Bear, Aqua Gifts, Christopher’s, Front Street Grill, The Knead and Feed and Kapaws Iskreme.
Editor, I recently became a board member of the Friends of Ebey’s and, as the newest member of the board, I would like to clarify The Friends of Ebey’s mission.‘Friends’ is the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.
Editor, The Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools would like to send a huge thank you to the businesses who have participated in our Dine Out 4 Kids and Shop 4 Kids fundraising program — Ciao!, The Honey Bear, Aqua Gifts, Christopher’s, Front Street Grill, The Knead and Feed and Kapaw’s Ice Kreme who will share the proceeds of ice cream sales 11:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 – the last day of school!
Editor, I am one of the co-captains of the Whidbey General Hospital Answer For Cancer Relay for Life Team.
Editor, Regarding Harry Anderson’s homage to lawn mowing, “Mowing the Grass: A Spiritual Experience,” really?
Editor, I would like to commend the citizens and organizations of Coupeville for the outstanding Memorial Day parade on Saturday.
Editor, The 23rd Penn Cove Water Festival is now history and the board is already looking to next year’s event on May 16, 2015.
Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month that is chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. By May, we are well into springtime - the season that embodies the promise of life renewed.
Editor, We want to thank all in the communities of Langley, Coupeville and Oak Harbor who participated in the 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer observances held on May 1.
Editor, I am pleased to announce we just completed another successful “Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 26.
Editor, “Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.” Isaiah 5:8. Or, put another way, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put it a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell.
What is it about life on the Rock that makes all of us so contented most of the time? Can’t be the weather — too wet. Can’t be the booming economy — it isn’t. Can’t be the scintillating night life — um, let’s not go there.
Editor, Since moving to Whidbey Island nine years ago, a repeated theme coming from Island County is that of lack of funding for critical issues, crime prevention, public health, the court system, etc.