It seems this political season has cheers, fears and anxiety in spades, but at the local level things are looking up. We have a truly exceptional candidate running to represent us in the state Senate, our own former county commissioner Angie Homola.
The month of May is known for many things: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and the flowers blooming after April’s showers. It is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are many opportunities right now to help ensure people and families in Washington and across the country get the critical help they need.
Island County Commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold and others have lost focus. If it’s dry enough to impose a stage-two burning ban, it’s certainly too dry to light fireworks in the forest of the unincorporated areas.
Harry Anderson’s column hit the nail on the head. Whidbey Island would be a much less livable community without the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that address the various needs of our community. We have organizations that attend to the issue of homelessness, both human and animal, the needs of seniors and youth, our history, our beaches, our open spaces and a hundred other worthy causes.
Beth and I are truly without words that express our gratitude and appreciation to so, so many people who spent their time and money and a magnificent Sunday afternoon to honor us with a fundraiser at the Coupeville Recreation Hall on May 1.
Its time to break free from fossil fuels at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
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.