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What’s important to you? For hometown hero Bill Cochran, moving to South Whidbey answered this question for him. He said he realized his fondest memories… Continue reading
Just as people choose to live on South Whidbey, what are the other daily choices they make that are intentional? Pam Kniseley says she defines… Continue reading
A quick Q&A with this month's Hometown Hero, Paula Pugh.
Friends, family and others have a lot to say about Hometown Hero Joan Nelson.
Many of us are big picture people, some of us are better at seeing the small details. Hometown Hero Jerry Lloyd, however, sees the forest and the trees clearly at the same time. His motivation is what is best for the community as a whole, and then he narrows the needs of individuals all at once.
She’s taking a practice run in the pole vault — eyes straight ahead, pole raised, legs churning — then suddenly, she stops. She bends over, gingerly picking up a bug on the path and placing it out of harm’s way, then continues her vaulting. It’s a small example of Emily Martin’s reverence for all of life, say her grandparents, Stella and Chuck Martin.
What are you practicing? Chris Harshman, a South Whidbey volunteer and a music and band teacher, says he’s deliberate as to what he practices in life.
“Ula brings all of her gifts to the table here at Good Cheer Food Bank. Her tireless contribution goes well beyond any reasonable expectation of one human being. Her super couponing makes it possible for South Whidbey to feed its growing number of hungry families. We have begun a coupon club to support her efforts, but this has yet to decrease her full time hours of volunteer contributions.”
Some biographical information on Anne Chambers, a South Whidbey Hometown Hero.
Here are a few extensive quotes from family, friends and fellow servants of Eloisa Murphy, Hometown Hero.
Loretta Wilson embodies all of the qualities of a Boy Scout, says neighbor Pat Connors.
How many times in life are we motivated only to become disillusioned? How many times do we feel led or called to do something, only to allow circumstances or others to derail us?
She came to South Whidbey in 1977, leaving a life behind her in Seattle that had been shattered by the death of a child, drug addiction and broken dreams. As Judy Thorslund says, “I spent the next 4 years here on South Whidbey finding the bottom of a bottle. Thankfully in 1982 I had a very powerful turn-around point in my life.”
What locals say about Fritz Hull, a South Whidbey Hometown Hero.
For those who know Bob Alexander, affectionately called “Mr. A,” he’s referred to as a steady-Eddie, a behind-the-scenes kind of guy whom one can always count on.
Jon Poolman learned early on to strive for his own personal perfection.
Read what other people think of South Whidbey's Hometown Heroes Jim Enstrom and Larry Corradini.
There is strength in living forwards, not backwards.
“He’s an inspiration, as he truly exemplifies the Rotary motto ‘Service above Self,’” says Jenanne Murphy, a fellow Rotarian. “He has the vision to see, faith to believe and courage to act.”
What are your fears? We all have them. You know, the ones that hold you back from being your better self. Fear of failure, success, rejection, not having enough, being good enough or perhaps fear of being alone.