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Editor, Thank you kind gentleman for coming to my rescue. Under embarrassing circumstances I met Max from Lancaster, Pa., in town as a tourist, taking a break from visiting his kid stationed on Whidbey.
Community Events, December 2013
Thank you for the update on WAIF’s new shelter building. It was surprising that Mr. Rupp and the “leaders” you mentioned (not sure exactly who) did not include reference to their more important news, the hiring of a new executive director who hails from a well-regarded no-kill shelter in Kansas. Maybe WAIF will now be able to evolve from a “minimal kill” to a no-kill shelter as so many “leaders” connected to WAG are hoping.
What do you love too much to lose? There is a proposal before the Island County Board of Commissioners to essentially gut the highly successful and popular Conservations Futures Fund. What has the fund done? It has helped preserve and create public beach access, forest parks, off-leash-dog areas, wildlife habitat of regional significance; miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and helped preserve prime farmland. Double Bluff County Park, Ala Spit, Greenbank Farm, Davis Slough Heron Rookery, Trillium Forest and the 3 Sisters farm to mention just a few examples of what the fund has done for us.
Editor, Last week, the Whidbey General Hospital bond was approved with 61.53 percent of the vote. Support was widespread up and down the island—the bond received majority approval in 33 out of 37 precincts and in several precincts, it garnered more than 75 percent.
Editor, This past weekend, Christopher’s on Whidbey hosted its first annual “Christopher’s Cares” fundraiser to benefit the Gifts from the Heart Food Bank, which serves Central Whidbey Island.