Musselfest has always been designed to promote the restaurants and businesses in our community, especially those in the Historic Coupeville catchment area.
It’s come to our attention that there is some misinformation swirling around about the relationship between Senior Services of Island County, or SSIC, and the developing nonprofit South Whidbey at Home, or SW@Home, so we’ve joined together to set things straight.
I am concerned about the misrepresentation of the Ebey’s Prairie drainage problem written by Ron Newberry in the April 14 issue of The Whidbey Examiner. I am not criticizing Mr. Newberry. He is one of your best staff reporters and does an excellent job, always. The problem is reporters report what they are told during their interviews. And that is the problem with Newberry’s article titled “Prairie’s Flood of Concerns.”
Editor, Please start attending Port of Coupeville meetings. Our port commissioners need our help. They need our support and encouragement. The next meeting is 10 a.m., Thursday, March 31 at the Coupeville Masonic Hall.
On behalf of Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, a local fundraising non-profit that supports the reserve, thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Feb. 24 article regarding “Town reconsidering how some funds are allocated.”
My mother, Peggy Berg, who will be 99 in May, expressed her delight at the commissioners’ vote against the settlement offer by the Montgomerys in their proposal to gain title to public beach access on Wonn Road.
The lack of transparency and public discussion and debate by WGH board members has never been greater. Their ad hoc decision-making, failure to get the facts beforehand, and abiding by whatever the administration proposes, are serious obstacles to good governance.
Since this latest tragic accident at Broadway Street and State Highway 20 in Coupeville, there’s been a lot of talk on social media about placing a stoplight there to make the intersection safer.
On Thursday, Jan. 28, more than 100 volunteers, local businesses and agencies participated in the 2016 Homeless Point in Time Count.
The name WhidbeyHealth reminds me of a spa, not a hospital. What do you envision when you hear Swedish Health, Everett Health? I think of a possible spa.
Editor, On behalf of Coupeville Lions Club, we’d like to thank The Whidbey Examiner for their gracious coverage of our recent Lions Club Shopping Spree benefit event for Gifts From the Heart Foodbank.
More than 60 people arrived at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 29 for the Whidbey Paris Climate Vigil to hear speakers from the Quaker, Unitarian Universalist and Evangelical denominations speak about the urgent need for climate justice; join in a rousing rendition of “Sing for the Climate;” and demonstrate along State Highway 525 to the honking of appreciative passersby.
They came, they ate, they laughed and ate some more!
Thank you so much for printing Ron Newberry’s excellent article on the uncertain fate of Coupeville’s 1866 Haller House. As the house approaches its 150th anniversary, we hope it has many years of worthy community service ahead of it.
Editor, “I honestly believe that there’s not been a single cultural change or big movement that didn’t have the voice of the religious community. It’s crucial.” - Rev. Sally Bingham
We hope you can join us at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland for the Whidbey/Paris Global Climate Rally. The degradation of creation and its impacts are a moral crisis, which is why the Greening Congregations of Whidbey are having a rally in solidarity with people all over the planet.
A resounding thank you to the group of volunteers that assisted our office by processing tax mail in 2015!
Each day in the United States, almost 10 people are killed and more than 1,150 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. In 2011 alone, nearly one in five crashes in which someone was injured involved distracted driving. Moreover, in 2012, 3,328 people were killed and another 421,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
I believe this campaign was more a referendum on the Whidbey General Hospital and Clinics than it was about me personally, and I am heartened by the response. We won every precinct except four, and we only lost those four by a combined 33 votes. That is a tremendous vote of confidence.
It’s always a jolt to open the newspaper and see that an old acquaintance has passed on. This morning brought just such a jolt when I read about Larry Cort.