Editor, On Jan. 15, Andreas and Lisa Wurzainer of Christopher’s restaurant in Coupeville hosted their second annual fundraiser for the Meals 2 Kids program. This program is run by Gifts from the Heart food bank and sends food for the weekend home with students at Coupeville Elementary School, whom might not otherwise have enough.
The Coupeville Lions Club is gearing up for its Lions Scholarship Auction and Dinner next month.
The 20th annual Sound Waters event will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Registration opened Jan. 4.
Editor, Washington state’s legislature convened this week to look at our state’s underfunded education system, our underfunded roads and Gov. Jay Inslee’s curious proposal to address both by making carbon polluters pay.
Editor, On Jan. 9, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., or COPS, and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Editor, For somebody who was supposed to dial back my involvement in OLF Coupeville land-use issues, I sure feel the need to speak up. When a COER spokeswoman claims a Navy easement will be harmful, she forgets that OLF Coupeville is here to stay for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training.
Editor, What the heck is going on on this island? I have lived here 22 years. Jet noise is a way of life, so get over it.
Editor, Mayor Nancy Conard has made a deal to sell a restricted easement on 54 aces on Keystone Hill — already protected by the town of Coupeville. This “forever” easement sold to the Navy will allow them to fly the Growlers jets over it, dooming the use of Rhododendrum Park, the dog park, and homes that will be unsellable on Keystone Hill and in the surrounding area. This decision was made by people who do not represent people outside the boundary of the town, as we cannot vote in Coupeville elections. We have a right to be angry about this.
Editor, Thank you to the Coupeville Library for hosting my book signing event.
Editor, I just read your editorial characterizing Mayor Scott Dudley’s sortie to get new leadership for Island Transit as “inappropriate.” No, it’s inappropriate for Bob Clay to fail to right Island Transit and cast blame on State Auditor’s Office employees for his failures.
Editor, Now that the November 2014 election results have been certified, I want to officially thank the voters of Island County for electing me to the office of Island County treasurer. I will do my best to maintain your trust and respect in this important office of our local government.
Editor, A big thank-you goes to Mark Laska at Ciao and his unbelievable staff for hosting our fourth annual Soroptimist International of Coupeville, Women & Wine event.
Editor, I was distressed to read the letter vilifying folks who didn’t vote - to be fair, many have been pummeled into a sense of hopelessness by the minions of the wealthy.
Editor, Buy a dad or loved one a gun safe for Christmas. I waited in the aftermath of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting to write this letter so as to not jump on the emotional bandwagon.
Editor, I would like to thank you for the faith and support you have bestowed upon me as I served as your Island County treasurer. Though I was not successful in my bid to continue to serve you, I have no regrets.
Editor, This election has been just plain disgusting. Not because of who won or lost, but because of what did not happen. Two-thirds of the people in this country who are eligible to vote did not vote.
Editor, It is fitting that this season of Thanksgiving is also the season to give thanks to the adoptive parents and families who grace our communities.
Editor, I am probably one of a few Island Transit users speaking up. As such, I stand with Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley in his efforts to at the least get Island Transit an advertising contract and get new Island Transit board members who will take their responsibilities seriously.
Editor, Recent discussion of Island Transit finances confuses the State Audit Report with the separation agreement for the previous executive director.
Editor, It was a cold and stormy morning. It was raining sideways. The race course was muddy and slick. But none of that stopped nine fabulous teams from coming out to the seventh annual Harvest Fest Relay Races.